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…

Guardian Faber to publish major new work by Luke Harding

Guardian Faber announces Luke Harding’s major new work Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West.   Guardian Faber will publish Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West by Luke Harding on 7 May 2020. Associate Publisher Laura Hassan bought UK & Commonwealth rights from David Godwin at DGA. HarperCollins will publish…

Guardian Faber to publish Decline and Fail by John Crace

Guardian Faber will publish Decline and Fail by John Crace, the bestselling author of I, Maybot, on 7th November 2019. Fred Baty bought world all language rights from Matthew Hamilton at the Hamilton Agency. ‘Optimism, mojo, complete bollocks. That’s what the country is crying out for.’ There is now only one certainty in life. When…

Sue Prideaux wins the 2019 Hawthornden Prize for Literature

I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche by Sue Prideaux has been awarded the 2019 Hawthornden Prize for Literature. Dame Hermione Lee, the head judge, said ‘the Hawthornden Prize judges all agreed that (in a very strong year for the prize) this magnificent biography of a very strange and difficult subject is wonderfully well-written, lucid…

Faber announces ‘full blooded’ Australian debut Sunburnt Country

Faber will publish Sunburnt Country or The Hunted (title TBC), the debut novel by 27-year-old Australian author Gabriel Bergmoser. Angus Cargill, Editorial Director, bought UK and Comm excluding Aus/NZ/Canada rights, from Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown. The book is scheduled for publication in late summer 2020. Sunburnt Country has already been optioned for film by…

Faber announces a new novel from Eimear McBride

Faber is delighted to announce a major work of fiction from Eimear McBride. Alex Bowler, Publisher, acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights (excluding Canada) from Tracy Bohan at the Wylie Agency. Publication is scheduled for February 2020. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the novel in the US and McClelland & Stewart in Canada. A nameless woman enters…

Faber announces Stewart Lee’s March of the Lemmings

Faber & Faber is delighted to announce a new book from multiple British Comedy Award and BAFTA winning comedian and writer Stewart Lee, March of the Lemmings, publishing on 5 September to coincide with a new touring show, Snowflake/Tornado. As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew…