Faber acquires debut novel by Rebecca Watson

Faber has won a six-way auction for the debut novel by Rebecca Watson, titled little scratch. Emmie Francis, Editor, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to two books from Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown. Rights have sold to Doubleday US and Nijgh en van Ditmar in Holland. little scratch tells the story of a day in the life…

Announcing Louise Doughty’s ninth novel

Faber & Faber will publish Platform Seven by bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty, on 22 August 2019. Louisa Joyner, Editorial Director, bought World All Languages rights from Antony Harwood at Antony Harwood Limited. Platform Seven is a gripping, brilliant, original and eerily-timely novel. Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted. The man crossing the covered…

Sam Eastland Competition

Faber & Faber and The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club are giving away five sets of Sam Eastland novels to celebrate the release of his latest thriller, The Elegant Lie. The bundle includes Berlin Red, Red Icon, The Beast in the Red Forest, and The Red Moth. To be in with a chance of winning, simply…

Faber Members launches an exciting Spring programme and new logo design for the 90th anniversary year

2019 marks Faber & Faber’s ninetieth anniversary as publishers of distinctive literature. To celebrate, Faber Members is delighted to launch a rich Spring programme of events which showcases our remarkable authors and their work, past and present. Man Booker Prize-winner Anna Burns will be in conversation with Editorial Director Louisa Joyner, and will read from…

Extract: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Read an essay from Samantha Irby’s New York Times Bestselling collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.   In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage to Nashville to scatter her estranged father’s ashes to awkward sexual encounters…

Disposable Diaries: Sara Gran

Our latest ‘Disposable Diaries’ comes from Sara Gran, author of the novels Dope, Come Closer, Saturn’s Return to New York and three novels about Claire DeWitt, a talented but troubled private detective. The third and most recent instalment in the series, The Infinite Blacktop, is set partly in Los Angeles, and through a series of photographs taken in…

Christmas Reading List

All I want for Christmas . . . From eccentric memoirs and epic novels to beautiful books and powerful poetry. Here’s what we’re reading, recommending and gifting this winter. Ruby Bamber, Senior Sales Operations Executive The book you can’t wait to read this Christmas I’m going to treat myself to The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver…