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The Story Behind the Publication of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
The Story Behind the Publication of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies

William Golding began writing Lord of the Flies in 1951, while he was a teacher at Bishop Wordsworth's School in …

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‘Paris is very boring as a teenager’: Clémentine Beauvais on In Paris With You
‘Paris is very boring as a teenager’: Clémentine Beauvais on In Paris With You

Clémentine Beauvais discusses the inspiration for her YA verse novel, In Paris With You, and her decision to retell the …

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Cover Design: Ted Hughes’s Nature Poems
Cover Design: Ted Hughes’s Nature Poems

As part of our 90th celebrations, we commissioned five printmakers to design artwork for new editions of some of Ted …

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On World Book Day 2019
On World Book Day 2019

This World Book Day, the emphasis is on sharing stories. Not just encouraging children to read for themselves, but reading to them.

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The Wall by John Lanchester – read the first chapter
The Wall by John Lanchester – read the first chapter

Here's the first chapter of John Lanchester's new novel The Wall. His last was the international bestseller Capital, and like that …

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Faber announces unpublished Sylvia Plath story
Faber announces unpublished Sylvia Plath story

Faber will publish ‘Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’, a previously unpublished story by Sylvia Plath, as part of the …

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The Story Behind Sylvia Plath’s Letters, by Peter K. Steinberg
The Story Behind Sylvia Plath’s Letters, by Peter K. Steinberg

Read Peter K. Steinberg n bringing Plath to life through her correspondence in the Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol. II.

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Edna O’Brien pays tribute to Philip Roth
Edna O’Brien pays tribute to Philip Roth

The Great Comic Literary Conquistador: Edna O'Brien pays tribute to her friend and fellow writer Philip Roth.

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Read an extract from Anna Burns’s novel Milkman
Read an extract from Anna Burns’s novel Milkman

Anna Burns’s Man Booker-shortlisted novel, Milkman, is a powerful fictional account set during in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

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The Fires of Heaven and Hell: Sylvia Plath’s ‘Fever 103°’
The Fires of Heaven and Hell: Sylvia Plath’s ‘Fever 103°’

Read a fascinating essay by Karen V. Kukil, editor of The Letters of Sylvia Plath, on the rare material behind …

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William Atkins vs the desert
William Atkins vs the desert

Read an extract from William Atkins' book The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places, taken from the chapter covering his …

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Cover Design: See What Can Be Done
Cover Design: See What Can Be Done

Faber cover designer Jonny Pelham tells us about the design process for Lorrie Moore’s See What Can Be Done.

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The Faber Poetry Podcast
The Faber Poetry Podcast

The Faber Poetry Podcast, produced and presented by poets Rachael Allen and Jack Underwood, brings together some of the most …

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