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…

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…

Helen Oyeyemi moves to Faber for Peaces

Louisa Joyner, Associate Publisher, acquired UK and Commonwealth (excl. Canada) and audio rights for Peaces by international bestselling, prizewinning novelist Helen Oyeyemi from Tracy Bohan at the Wylie Agency.   The novel is scheduled for publication on 4 November 2021, with an export edition to be released on 1 April 2021.   Peaces is the story of Otto and…

Faber pre-empts Jo Browning Wroe’s A Terrible Kindness

Louisa Joyner, Associate Publisher, pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights (excl. Canada) from Sue Armstrong at C&W Agency. Faber will publish A Terrible Kindness as a superlead title in spring 2022. It’s 1966 and the night of William Lavery’s graduation as an embalmer. Little does William know that in a few hours he will be volunteering his services at…

Faber to publish a new portrait of Christopher Nolan by Tom Shone.

We’re delighted to announce the publication of The Nolan Variations on 5 November 2020.   Tom Shone was given unprecedented access to Nolan’s notes, scripts, storyboards and artwork, and deftly navigates the film-maker’s preoccupations, influences, and working methods; as both a writer and director. Nolan discusses the evolution of his pictures, and the writers, artists, directors…

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…

Faber acquires Matthew Williams’s The Science of Hate

Associate publisher, Laura Hassan, acquired WAL rights from Anwen Hooson at Bird Literary Agency.  Publication is scheduled for March 2021. Why do people commit hate crimes? A world-leading criminologist explores the tipping point between prejudice and hate crime, analysing human behaviour across the globe and throughout history in this vital book. As a Professor of Criminology with…

Faber announces a collection of poetry by Barbara Kingsolver

Faber is delighted to announce the publication of a collection of poetry by internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver. Lavinia Singer has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from David Grossman of David Grossman Literary Agency for publication in the UK in August 2020. HarperCollins will publish in the US in September. How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) offers emotionally rich reflections on the…

Faber Social unveils year ahead

We’re pleased to unveil our brand new Faber Social list for the year ahead.   The list includes Side by Side, the lyrics of Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge, introduced by Jarvis Cocker (September 2020); Kate Tempest’s first work of non-fiction, a short, radical ‘theory of creativity’ about the power of connection to act as an…

Eimear McBride Strange Hotel Tour

From the multi-award winning author of the literary phenomenon A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. At the midpoint of her life a woman enters an Avignon hotel room. She’s been here once before – but while the room hasn’t changed, she is a different person now. Eimear McBride’s brand-new novel Strange Hotel is out now,…

Faber pre-empts Leone Ross’s This One Sky Day

Louisa Joyner, Publishing Director, pre-empted world rights, all languages, from Niki Chang at The Good Literary Agency. Publication is scheduled for 4 February 2021.   Following two star-crossed lovers finding their way back to one another over a single day, This One Sky Day is set on a fictional Caribbean archipelago called Popisho. A sensual…