2019 marks Faber & Faber’s ninetieth anniversary as publishers of distinctive literature. To celebrate, Faber Members is delighted to launch a rich Spring programme of events which showcases our remarkable authors and their work, past and present.
Man Booker Prize-winner Anna Burns will be in conversation with Editorial Director Louisa Joyner, and will read from Milkman: the first of a handful of special events for 2019.
Faber Members launches a film club with Nobel Prize winner and cinephile Kazuo Ishiguro introducing Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth. Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald will introduce the second film in the series and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, co-writer for the Oscar-winning film Ida and for Disobedience and Colette, out now, will introduce the third.
There will be a unique opportunity to hear playwrights and collaborators Tom Stoppard and Patrick Marber in conversation, details to be released shortly.
John Lanchester will discuss topical themes arising from his novel The Wall with John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace.
And to mark the publication of the Faber Stories series, BBC National Short Story Award-winner and highly-acclaimed fiction writer Sarah Hall will discuss the art of the short story with Gaby Wood.
To celebrate some of the extraordinary new voices on our poetry list, join Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan for an LGBT-themed event. Daljit Nagra will host an evening with Rachael Allen and Joe Dunthorne, reading from their own work alongside some best-loved poems from Faber’s ninety-year history. Poet in the City will present a special event exploring Sylvia Plath’s life and legacy.
For a behind-the-scenes look at Faber, there are free talks by Creative Director, Donna Payne on Design, and Publisher Alex Bowler on the editing process. Toby Faber will present the company’s unique history through anecdotes and unseen archive material to tie in with the publication of his book. There is also the opportunity to walk through Bloomsbury’s fascinating literary history with historian Matthew Green.
Faber Members is a free-to-join programme of specially curated events, offers and previews of our forthcoming publications. The in-house team is Hayley Sothinathan, Katie Hall and Rachel Alexander.
The 2019 Spring programme is presented in a bold new design and introduces a new visual identity for Faber Members. Drawing on archival material including catalogues and book jackets, Faber Members’ new design reflects a rich history of artisanal design. The ampersand becomes the signature motif, encapsulating the inclusivity at the core of Faber Members. The new Members’ logo and accompanying materials were designed by Luke Bird, overseen by Creative Director Donna Payne.