The Man Booker Prize 2018

We are delighted to announce Anna Burns’s Milkman and Sally Rooney’s Normal People have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.   This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: by the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah (Chair); crime writer Val McDermid; cultural critic Leo Robson; feminist writer and critic Jacqueline Rose; and artist and graphic novelist Leanne Shapton. Milkman, Anna…

Reg Gadney (1941–2018)

In tribute to the late Reg Gadney, the television scriptwriter and author, whose works include the scripts for Last Love and the award-winning Kennedy, as well as eleven novels including The Achilles Heel, Just When We Are Safest and Strange Police. Here are some words from English playwright David Hare and Faber’s senior editor Walter Donohue on the writer…

Disposable Diaries: Leo Benedictus

Our latest ‘Disposable Diaries’ comes from Leo Benedictus, the author of two novels: The Afterparty and the newly published stalker thriller, Consent. We gave the author a disposable camera to take away, and the photos he took show some of the things he gets up to when he’s not writing, including a delightful allotment project of…

Read the opening chapter of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is the masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer – the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade – from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.   Michelle McNamara’s dedication to pursuing the case along with her…

Tony White: Author Photo Diary

Introducing a new feature on our blog, where our authors take away disposable cameras and come back with a selection of photos from their day-to-day lives. Our first photo diary comes from Tony White, author of five previous novels including Foxy-T and Shackleton’s Man Goes South. White has been creative entrepreneur in residence at King’s…

The cult of ‘I’: Alex Hourston on the themes in Love After Love

Love after Love is the intimate and gripping new novel by Alex Hourston. The novel’s protagonist is Nancy Jenson, who is a mother, a sister, a wife and a therapist. When she bumps into Adam, with whom she has an undeniable connection, a striking and in-depth examination of life and love unfolds. Here, the author writes…