What we’re reading this spring

Find out what Faber staff are reading and recommending this season. From epic young adult fiction to essays on gardening, we’ve got your spring reading covered.   Stephen Page, Executive Chair This One Sky Day Leone Ross This superb novel explodes with life from the first page. Taking place during a single day on the imagined…

Quiz: Do you know why people commit hate crimes?

In The Science of Hate, Professor Matthew Williams explores the tipping point between prejudice and hate. Find out how much you know about hate in our quiz . . .     Are our brains wired to hate? Does online hate incite violence on the streets? With hate crimes at an all-time high, what can…

Faber acquires new novel from Leïla Slimani

Faber has acquired The Country of Others, the latest novel from French-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani, the international bestselling author of Lullaby and Adèle.   A bestseller in France, The Country of Others is set between the final years of the Second World War and 1956, when Morocco gained independence from France. It is inspired in part by the story of Slimani’s grandparents, and is the…

Time is all there is: a short film for Eimear McBride’s Strange Hotel

‘This is not her first time in this hotel but she had not expected to return.’ So begins an evocative short film by the filmmaker Eleanor Mortimer, in which Eimear McBride reads from her acclaimed novel Strange Hotel. In Strange Hotel, the third novel from the award-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, a…

Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Can’t decide what to give your friends and family this year? Our Christmas Gift Guide is here to help. We’ve rounded up our top recommendations for everyone on your shopping list (or even a treat for yourself), from prize-winning new fiction to the perfect stocking filler.   We’ve got lots of fiction to choose from…

Faber acquires Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Faber is thrilled to announce that Louisa Joyner, Associate Publisher, has acquired World All Language rights in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s previous two novels from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown.   Nervous Conditions (widely regarded as a classic of African literature) and The Book of Not form the trilogy with This Mournable Body (currently on the shortlist for this year’s Booker Prize). We are overjoyed…

Faber acquires two books from Eula Biss

Associate Publisher Laura Hassan acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada and ANZ) from David Grossman at the David Grossman Literary Agency. Faber will publish Having and Being Had on 7 January 2021.   ‘My adult life can be divided into two distinct parts,’ Eula Biss writes; ‘the time before I owned a washing machine and the time after.’ Having just…

What we’re reading this autumn

Autumn is here, bringing colder weather and a whole load of new books to covet. If you’re wondering what to add to your TBR pile next, we’ve asked Faber staff what they’re reading and recommending this season.   Katie Hall, Marketing Director Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy Flake Matthew Dooley At the moment I’m reading Anna…

Classic Richard Scarry books to be newly published by Faber

Faber have acquired four classic Richard Scarry titles, currently unavailable in the UK.   Publishing in January and March next year, these high-quality gift editions of the very best, most popular titles promise to restore Scarry’s place as a national treasure and bring his best loved characters to a new generation of young  readers.  Richard…

Louisa Joyner and Alex Bowler respond to the Women’s Prize announcement

For the past quarter of a century, the Women’s Prize for Fiction has been an immensely powerful and dynamic force for good. And writers we publish have benefited enormously from the Prize’s support.   However, it appears that since the longlisting of Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater in 2019, the Prize has changed its rules, as the…

Gabriel Bergmoser on his top horror films

To celebrate the publication of his debut novel, we asked The Hunted author Gabriel Bergmoser which horror movies have made an impact on his writing.   In writing The Hunted, I drew inspiration (read: stole) from many different sources, predominantly the horror films that blew my mind as a teenager. There was a particular thrill…