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…

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…