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…

Announcing On Connection by Kae Tempest

Faber is proud to announce staggering talent Kae Tempest’s first work of non-fiction: a meditation on the power of creative connection to act as the antidote to numbness.   Connection is the first step towards any act of acknowledgement, accountability or responsibility. It offers, whether fleeting or long-lasting, a closeness to all others. It is…

The Double X Economy Quiz

How much do you know about gender equality in the global economy? Find out below . . .     The Double X Economy by Linda Scott describes both the shocking gender inequalities built into the global economy and the collective power of women that could be harnessed to turn these around and combat humankind’s most…

What we’re reading this summer

Have you been stuck in a reading rut over lockdown? We’ve asked Faber staff which books they’ve been enjoying and what they’re looking forward to reading over the summer.   Mel Tyrrell, Regional Sales Manager   Girl, Woman, Other Bernardine Evaristo I’d been waiting for my local indie bookshop to open so that I could…

Q&A with author Linda Scott

Linda Scott is the author of The Double X Economy, an urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a passionately argued case for change. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the UK’s Equal Pay Act, we’ve been talking to Linda about how far we’ve really come . . .   Source: Independent / GETTY It…

Find Me Quiz

André Aciman’s Find Me returns to the unforgettable characters from Call Me by Your Name. How much do you know about their world? Find out in our Find Me quiz . . .     Find Me is available now in ebook and audiobook, and out in paperback on 21 May.