Faber announces The Rise of the Ultra Runners

Guardian Faber is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance by award-winning author Adharanand Finn. Guardian Faber acquired UK & Commonwealth rights plus Canada and EU from Oli Munson at A.M. Heath and will publish in May 2019. The Rise of the Ultra Runners is an electrifying and inspiring account of one of the toughest sports…

Faber to publish US comedian Samantha Irby’s We Are Never Meeting in Real Life in January 2019

   ‘Irby’s essays are by turns eye-wateringly hilarious and down-to-earth and authentic, delivering emotional punches that tell us about what it is to be human. An utterly talented and wickedly funny writer who deserves every success.’ Nikesh Shukla As a writer and performer, Samantha Irby is a force of nature. Irby rose to prominence with her filthy, devastating and hilarious blog bitches gotta…

Barbara Kingsolver’s tour, November 2018

Join Barbara Kingsolver on tour this November to celebrate the publication of Unsheltered   Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall Monday 12 November, 7.30 p.m. www.southbankcentre.co.uk   St Michael & All Angels Church, Brighton, in association with City Books Tuesday 13 November, 7 p.m. 01273 725306 / info@city-books.co.uk   Heswall Hall, Wirral, in partnership with Linghams Books…

Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Milkman by Anna Burns published in paperback

Faber are thrilled to announce the paperback publication of Anna Burns’s Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Milkman. Louisa Joyner acquired World English rights from David Grossman. Greywolf are to publish the US edition in 2019. Anna Burns’s Milkman takes place in an unnamed city and is told from the perspective of a teenage girl who is being…

Jenny Uglow wins the Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018

The Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018 was awarded to Jenny Uglow for her ‘outstanding biography of a secretive genius’, Mr Lear. The award was presented on behalf of the Hawthornden Literary Retreat by Christopher Reid, chairman of the judges, at a reception at the London Library. The Hawthornden Prize rewards works of ‘imaginative literature’ whether prose…

Faber tells the story of 90 years of publishing

The year 2019 marks Faber’s ninetieth anniversary as a publisher of distinctive literature, shaping as well as reflecting our times through books and ideas. Today Faber launches a publishing programme that will celebrate the company’s unique history, authors and design heritage, as part of a magnificent spring list. Our spring catalogue introduces a specially commissioned…

Faber announces new short story collection from Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll returns to World War II with a thrilling new short story collection: When we were Warriors to Faber Children’s The queen of historical fiction, best-selling author of the current Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month Secrets of a Sun King, Emma Carroll, returns to World War II with a collection of exciting new…

Faber to publish Adèle, by the author of Lullaby Leïla Slimani

Faber is delighted to be publishing Adèle by the bestselling author of Lullaby, Leïla Slimani, in February 2019. Faber acquired World English language, excluding USA, rights from Anne-Solange Noble at Gallimard. Adèle appears to have the perfect life. A respected journalist, she lives in a flawless Parisian apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer…

Faber to publish John Lanchester’s new novel The Wall 

Faber is delighted to be publishing The Wall by the bestselling author of Capital, John Lanchester, in January 2019. Faber acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, plus EU, excluding Canada, from Caradoc King at United Agents. The Wall is a thrilling and hypnotic work of fiction: a mystery story, a love story, a war story and a story about a voyage. Kavanagh begins his…

Faber announces The Heartland – the second book by Nathan Filer

Faber is thrilled to be publishing Nathan Filer’s highly anticipated second book, The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia. A powerful work of non-fiction, it is the follow-up to his Costa Book of the Year debut novel, The Shock of the Fall. Louisa Joyner, Editorial Director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, plus EU, excluding Canada, from Sophie Lambert at C+W. In The Heartland, Nathan Filer, a…

Faber Children’s celebrate a year of successes

The crowning of Faber as the Independent Publisher of the Year at the Nibbies was the icing on the cake for Faber Children’s after another year of exceptional results. The list achieved an excellent financial performance, up 40% in value on last year. We also saw fabulous awards success across the board, including the two…