Faber announces new book by comedian David Mitchell

Guardian Faber is delighted to announce the acquisition of Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules to Live By  by the exceptionally funny and much-loved comedian, David Mitchell. Laura Hassan acquired World All Language rights from Ivan Mulcahy at MMBCreative and will publish on 7 November 2019. David Mitchell’s 2014 Sunday Times bestseller, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, must have…

Cats on the Page exhibition

Having spent the last few months supplying artwork, suggestions and authors to the British Library for their new Cats on the Page exhibition, I was delighted to see the whole exhibition open this December. I’m an avowed cat lover but it’s sure to delight anyone with an interest in literature, however feline-averse they might be….

Hannah Sullivan’s Three Poems wins the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry 2018

We are delighted that Hannah Sullivan has been awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her debut collection, Three Poems.   After months of reading and deliberation, Sinéad Morrissey (Chair), Daljit Nagra and Clare Pollard chose the winner from a strong shortlist of five women and five men, with five debut collections on this…

Faber announces The Lark Ascending by Richard King

Faber is delighted to announce The Lark Ascending by Richard King, the bestselling and critically-acclaimed author of How Soon Is Now? and Original Rockers, for publication on 6 June 2018. Richard King’s new book is a history of the British countryside told through the relationship between music and landscape. Written by one of our most celebrated cultural historians, The Lark Ascending is a…

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…