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…

Faber announces Unsheltered: an ‘exquisite, brave, funny, political and intimate’ novel for our times by Barbara Kingsolver

Faber is thrilled to announce the publication of Unsheltered on 18 October 2018, a novel by internationally bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver. Editorial Director, Louisa Joyner, said: ‘To be playing a part in the publication of Unsheltered is a​ privilege and a joy. It is signature Kingsolver: exquisite, brave, funny, political and intimate. I cannot wait to share it.’ ‘We’re living through a scary historical…

The truth is coming: Guardian Faber to publish Luke Harding’s exposé on the Russia–Trump scandal

Guardian Faber are delighted to announce the publication of Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House by award-winning journalist Luke Harding, which will be published on 16 November, simultaneously in ten countries. In December 2016 Harding meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the president-elect’s connections with Russia. Harding decides to follow the money and…

Faber to publish Kismet, a wildly entertaining, whip-smart debut by Luke Tredget

Faber & Faber are delighted to announce the publication of Kismet by Luke Tredget in May 2018. Louisa Joyner, Editorial Director, bought UK & Commonwealth rights; US & Canadian rights were bought by Jean Garnett at Little, Brown. Sold by Georgia Garrett at Rogers Coleridge and White Ltd. Kismet is a wildly entertaining, whip-smart debut set in a world…

Faber to publish new novel by Edna O’Brien in 2019

To kick off the Frankfurt Bookfair, we’re thrilled to announce Girl, a new novel by Edna O’Brien, to publish in 2019. I was a girl once, but not any more.  So begins Edna O’Brien’s majestic new novel, Girl. It is a brutal story of incarceration, horror, and hunger; an escape into the further terrors of the forest; and…