Faber to publish Reality, and Other Stories by John Lanchester
Faber will publish Reality, and Other Stories by John Lanchester, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Wall, on 1 October. Alex Bowler, Publisher, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, plus EU, excluding Canada, from Caradoc King at United Agents.
Lanchester’s first book of shorter fiction is a gathering of modern ghost stories and uncanny contemporary tales. Alex Bowler said: ‘These are stories of selfie sticks with demonic powers, of cold calls from the dead, and of that creeping suspicion, as you sit there with your flat white, that none of this is real. Reality, and Other Stories is a collection of deliciously chilling entertainments, to be read as the evenings draw in and the days are haunted by all the ghastly schlock, uncanny technologies and unsettling weirdness of modern life.’
John Lanchester is the author of The Wall, longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2019, as well as four other novels and three works of non-fiction. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Premi Llibreter. He is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books and a regular contributor to the New Yorker.