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Thank you for your interest in clearing permission to use Faber & Faber material. As well as handling rights for the majority of our recently published poets and playwrights, the Estates we most frequently receive requests for, and handle rights in, are the following:

  • Estate of Samuel Beckett
  • Estate of T. S. Eliot
  • William Golding Limited
  • Estate of Thom Gunn
  • Estate of Seamus Heaney
  • Estate of Ted Hughes
  • Estate of Philip Larkin
  • Estate of Marianne Moore
  • Estate of Harold Pinter
  • Estate of Sylvia Plath
  • Estate of Ezra Pound
  • Estate of Theodore Roethke
  • Estate of Stevie Smith
  • Estate of Wallace Stevens
  • Estate of Amos Tutuola

Before you proceed, please check the following:

Registering your request:

Please register your details and submit your request to us via our online licensing system:

This must be done for all of the following types of requests : Anthology and Quotation (Extract) for print or e-book, Audio, Broadcast, Dramatic Rights, Musical Settings, Photocopy rights, Reading rights, Image use,  Artistic and Prop use.

If you aren’t sure whether the format suits the permission, please add in any further details that you would like for us to take into consideration in the ‘additional information’ box provided when entering the details of your request. 

What happens next?

We will get back to you with a fee quote and/or the terms on which we can license the material. Our minimum fee for use of a limited amount of material is £75.00 excluding VAT. Unfortunately we are unable to grant blanket permissions covering multiple uses, languages and formats on the basis of possible future uses for the material.

Please note that the turnaround time for permissions is 8-10 weeks on average and sometimes longer in the case of more unusual or larger requests where we have to consult with Estates of authors. We will do our very best to ensure your request is handled as quickly as possible, but if you do not hear from us before your deadline, please do not use the material in question. If you require permission, it is because the material is protected under current international copyright law.


If you are looking to be in touch with our Rights Department, or for more information on any of the following, please do email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can:

  • Translation and US rights
  • Serial rights
  • Large print rights
  • Audio rights (for an entire text)
  • Reprint rights
  • Film rights
  • Image rights (use of a cover image or internal image files in foreign editions)
  • Blind, Braille and non-commercial reading requests for the visually impaired

Please be in touch with our Publicity Department for any author photos or cover images for publicity and review purposes.