Inside Faber: Toby Faber on the history of Faber & Faber

Inside Faber: Toby Faber on the history of Faber & Faber

22nd May 2019

6.30 p.m., Bloomsbury House

Faber Members invites you to this special and very first event on Faber’s history, told by the founder’s grandson, Toby Faber.

Hear the author read from unpublished archive material, including diaries, letters and memos, in an intimate and entertaining history of one of the world’s greatest leading houses. Members are offered a rare insight into the lives and minds of the twentieth century’s greatest writers, as Faber’s most infamous rejection and acquisition stories are explored, and we celebrate the lasting impact of literary superstars from Sylvia Plath to William Golding.

Uncover the secrets behind Faber’s history and learn how a tiny firm survived war and financial crashes to remain independent to this day.

As the grandson of Faber’s founder, Toby Faber grew up steeped in the company’s books and its stories. He was Faber’s managing director for four years and remains a non-executive director and chairman of sister company Faber Music. He has written two celebrated works of non-fiction, Stradivarius and Fabergé’s Eggs, and his first novel, Close to the Edge, will be published by Muswell Press in 2019. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

This Inside Faber event is free, but registration is essential.

Tickets: Free but booking essential