Jenny Uglow wins the Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018

The Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018 was awarded to Jenny Uglow for her ‘outstanding biography of a secretive genius’, Mr Lear. The award was presented on behalf of the Hawthornden Literary Retreat by Christopher Reid, chairman of the judges, at a reception at the London Library. The Hawthornden Prize rewards works of ‘imaginative literature’ whether prose…

Faber announces The Heartland – the second book by Nathan Filer

Faber is thrilled to be publishing Nathan Filer’s highly anticipated second book, The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia. A powerful work of non-fiction, it is the follow-up to his Costa Book of the Year debut novel, The Shock of the Fall. Louisa Joyner, Editorial Director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, plus EU, excluding Canada, from Sophie Lambert at C+W. In The Heartland, Nathan Filer, a…

Faber appoints Granta’s Alex Bowler to the role of Publisher

Faber & Faber is delighted to announce that Alex Bowler has been appointed to the role of Publisher for all adult publishing.   Alex Bowler is currently Executive Publisher, Granta Publications. He joined Granta in 2016 as Publishing Director and was appointed Executive Publisher in June 2017, taking on the running of all aspects of…

Faber announces John Grindrod’s Iconicon

We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of an ‘essential’ new non-fiction title from John Grindrod. Iconicon tells the history of British buildings from the 1980s to the present day, using both famous structures and ordinary homes to show how a nation lives amidst the gradual dismantling of the welfare state. It takes up the story…