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 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…

Faber to publish new book by bestselling writing duo E. Foley and B. Coates

Faber & Faber have signed the ‘fabulous’ new book by bestselling writing duo E. Foley and B. Coates. On behalf of Editorial Director Laura Hassan – currently on maternity leave – Louisa Joyner acquired World All Languages rights directly from the authors. You Goddess! Lessons in Being Legendary from Awesome Immortals takes us on a colourful tour of world…

The Loss of Lyra McKee

In the last ten days I have witnessed three standing ovations. The first was on Monday 15 April at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast where two Man Booker Prize winners – Anne Enright and Anna Burns – shared the stage to celebrate a turning point in the cultural history of Northern Ireland: Milkman, a novel…

Faber to relaunch two iconic books by the celebrated American essayist and novelist Elizabeth Hardwick

Faber will publish Sleepless Nights and Seduction and Betrayal in July 2019. The reissues will feature striking cover designs and new forewords by Eimear McBride and Deborah Levy championing Hardwick’s writing. Faber describe Sleepless Nights (1979) as “a kaleidoscopic scrapbook of one woman’s memories; a collage of fiction and memoir, letters and essays, portraits and dreams, and one of the greatest New…

Faber to publish collection celebrating the London Review of Books’ 40th anniversary

Faber & Faber will be publishing a collection of new material from the archives of the London Review of Books to celebrate the journal’s 40th anniversary in October 2019. Creative Director Lee Brackstone and Assistant Editor Ella Griffiths acquired World All Language rights from the LRB directly, who will be closely involved in this collaborative project. The London Review of…

In support of Alaa al-Aswany 

On 14 March, Egypt Today reported that the celebrated novelist Alaa al–Aswany is to be sued in the Egyptian military court for ‘insulting the president, the Armed Forces, and judicial institutions’ in the articles he writes for the German broadcaster and website Deutsche Welle. As Alaa’s British publisher, we at Faber are gravely concerned by this news. We…

Faber acquires Miss Dior by Justine Picardie

Faber & Faber will be publishing Miss Dior – the moving and powerful story of Catherine Dior – by Justine Picardie, bestselling author and editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar.  Editorial Director Laura Hassan acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (including Canada) from Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency.  The book is scheduled for publication in Autumn 2020. FSG have acquired Miss Dior for publication in the US….

Faber acquires a riveting exploration of evil

Faber & Faber have acquired a riveting exploration of evil by renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead and writer Eileen Horne. Editorial Director Laura Hassan acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in The Devil You Know: Understanding Human Evil from Sophie Lambert at C&W in a thirteen-way auction. Anna Stein concluded a significant US deal with Daniel Loedel…

Faber Children’s on World Book Day

This World Book Day was a bumper one for Faber Children’s. Across the nation, schools were faced with a whole warren of Podkin One-Ears and friends, a mission of Space Tortoises prepared to blast off, and even some Squishy McFluffs, which is even more impressive, considering Squishy is invisible. But, before we look at all our characters,…

World Book Day 2019

This World Book Day, the emphasis is on sharing stories. Not just encouraging children to read for themselves, but reading to them. You don’t just help children embark on journeys to new worlds, you join them on the trip, supporting them on their way. I am the reader I am today because of my mum. Despite her…

Faber and Andlyn announce the opening of the third FAB Prize for Undiscovered BAME Talent

Faber Children’s is now opening submissions for the Faber and Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize for undiscovered BAME writers and illustrators. The last two awards have led to numerous writers and illustrators finding representation and publishing deals. This summer, Faber will be publishing Hannah Lee’s picture book My Hair (Highly Commended for writing, 2017) illustrated by…

Guardian Faber announces The Windrush Betrayal

Guardian Faber is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Windrush Betrayal, a searing portrait of Britain’s hostile environment by the Orwell Prize-winning journalist, Amelia Gentleman. Laura Hassan acquired UK & Commonwealth rights plus Canada and EU from James Pullen at The Wylie Agency. Guardian Faber will publish in October 2019. Paulette Wilson had always assumed she was British. She had spent most of her life in…

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….