Faber to publish new novel by Rachel Cusk

Second Place, the new novel by the internationally acclaimed author of the Outline trilogy, will be published on 6 May in hardback, ebook and audio editions.   Alex Bowler, Publisher, acquired UK & Commonwealth and audio rights from Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish simultaneously in the US. A…

Faber acquires Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Faber is thrilled to announce that Louisa Joyner, Associate Publisher, has acquired World All Language rights in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s previous two novels from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown.   Nervous Conditions (widely regarded as a classic of African literature) and The Book of Not form the trilogy with This Mournable Body (currently on the shortlist for this year’s Booker Prize). We are overjoyed…

Announcing Max Porter’s The Death of Francis Bacon

Madrid. Unfinished. Man Dying. A great painter lies on his deathbed. Max Porter translates into seven extraordinary written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist’s mind. ‘This is my attempt to write as painting, not about it; an attempt to replicate thought, struggle, the struggle of thought, but also the sheer energy of the…

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…