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Author Top Five: Jem Calder’s Favourite Short Stories
Author Top Five: Jem Calder’s Favourite Short Stories

Jem Calder, author of the ‘exhilarating and beautiful’ (Sally Rooney) collection of short fictions, Reward System, shares five of his …

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Disposable Camera Diaries: Chris Power
Disposable Camera Diaries: Chris Power

Following the paperback publication of A Lonely Man, we asked author Chris Power to share his Disposable Camera Diaries with …

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Members Only Behind the Book: Exiles by William Atkins
Behind the Book: Exiles by William Atkins

Uncover the stories, islands and nineteenth-century dissidents that shaped Exiles: Three Island Journeys, as author William Atkins takes us behind …

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Extract: Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks
Extract: Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks

Read an extract from Gwendolyn Brooks’s trailblazing novel, Maud Martha, accompanied by a brief discussion of the text.

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Letterpress Printing: A Faber Introduction
Letterpress Printing: A Faber Introduction

In the first of a new series of guides to different areas of our publishing, we introduce letterpress printing, in …

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Members Only Behind the Book: Your Show
Behind the Book: Your Show

Ashley Hickson-Lovence sets the scene for Your Show, his brilliant novel about the life of Uriah Rennie, the Premier …

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Members Only Behind the Book: Bodies by Ian Winwood
Behind the Book: Bodies by Ian Winwood

Author and music journalist Ian Winwood reflects on the experience of writing and publishing Bodies: Life and Death in Music, …

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Extract: William Golding’s Rites of Passage from The Sea Trilogy
Extract: William Golding’s Rites of Passage from The Sea Trilogy

Read a brief extract from Rites of Passage, the first book in The Sea Trilogy awarded the Booker Prize in …

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Josephine Tey: Crime Writer and Imagined Detective
Josephine Tey: Crime Writer and Imagined Detective

During her life in the first half of the twentieth century, Josephine Tey was a writer of classic crime fiction. …

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Members Only Faber Academy: Top tips for creative writing
Faber Academy: Top tips for creative writing

Hoping to finally find space for your writing over the long weekend? We asked prize-winning novelist and Faber Academy tutor …

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Members Only Author Top Five: Chris Power’s Cultural Highlights
Author Top Five: Chris Power’s Cultural Highlights

Chris Power, author of A Lonely Man, shares his top five cultural highlights, from must-see exhibitions to television programmes and …

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Extract: little scratch by Rebecca Watson
Extract: little scratch by Rebecca Watson

Read an exclusive extract from little scratch, the explosive and virtuosic debut novel from Rebecca Watson.

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First Encounters: Seamus Heaney
First Encounters: Seamus Heaney

For what would have been Seamus Heaney’s 83rd birthday, we asked our Faber colleagues to share their first or favourite …

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Faber to publish Barbara Kingsolver’s captivating new novel Demon Copperhead
Faber to publish Barbara Kingsolver’s captivating new novel Demon Copperhead

Faber is to publish Demon Copperhead, a new novel by Barbara Kingsolver – a masterpiece in storytelling from one of …

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Members Only Behind the Book: Shadowlands
Behind the Book: Shadowlands

Read Matthew Green on Shadowlands: A Journey Through Lost Britain, the untold story of the hidden places that have slipped …

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Standing with Ukraine
Standing with Ukraine

As the horrific invasion of Ukraine unfolds, we share stories, poems and links from Faber poets and authors connected to …

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Members Only Behind the Book: The Stasi Poetry Circle
Behind the Book: The Stasi Poetry Circle

Philip Oltermann on writing and researching his latest book, The Stasi Poetry Circle: the extraordinary true story of the the …

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Valentine’s 2022 Competition
Valentine’s 2022 Competition

Fall in love with 2022’s hottest romance this Valentine’s Day with Akwaeke Emezi's novel.

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They

In a nightmarish Britain, THEY are coming closer . . .

Members Only The Perfect Crime: We Know You Remember
The Perfect Crime: We Know You Remember

Faber Crime Editor Libby Marshall introduces We Know You Remember, the thrilling novel by Swedish crime sensation Tove Alsterdal, in …

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Members Only Author Top Five: Rebecca Watson’s Cultural Highlights
Author Top Five: Rebecca Watson’s Cultural Highlights

Rebecca Watson, author of little scratch, shares her top five cultural highlights, from must-see exhibitions to television programmes and books.

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Members Only The Last Emperor of Mexico: Behind the Book
The Last Emperor of Mexico: Behind the Book

Edward Shawcross discusses what drew him to the bizarre and little-known story of the hubristic Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian in his …

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Members Only Extract: William Golding’s novel Darkness Visible
Extract: William Golding’s novel Darkness Visible

Read the opening passage of the novel Darkness Visible alongside an exclusive extract from William Golding’s journals.

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Disposable Camera Diaries: Nick Blackburn
Disposable Camera Diaries: Nick Blackburn

Ahead of the release of The Reactor, Nick Blackburn’s memoir about absence and creative possibilities, the author shares his Disposable …

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Faber Arts Editors on Events Not to Miss in 2022
Faber Arts Editors on Events Not to Miss in 2022

Read our picks of upcoming cultural highlights in the UK, across drama, pop music and culture, classical music and poetry.

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End of Innocence
End of Innocence

Simon Garfield tells the story of Terry Higgins from his book The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of …

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Meeting P. D. James’s Legendary Detective Adam Dalgliesh
Meeting P. D. James’s Legendary Detective Adam Dalgliesh

Who is Adam Dalgliesh? With the first episodes of Channel 5’s new Dalgliesh drama series now available to watch online, …

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Jan’s Last Dance: Read an Extract From Allegorizings
Jan’s Last Dance: Read an Extract From Allegorizings

A year after the great travel writer died, aged ninety-four, we remember Jan Morris through her final book, Allegorizings

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Cover Design: Bill Bragg on new designs for classic Golding
Cover Design: Bill Bragg on new designs for classic Golding

Behind the making of the covers for Pincher Martin, The Spire and The Inheritors by William Golding.

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Members Only Members Event Film: Samantha Irby and Sara Pascoe in Conversation
Members Event Film: Samantha Irby and Sara Pascoe in Conversation

Samantha Irby and Sara Pascoe in Conversation with journalist Anna Fielding.

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My Top 5 Books About Liverpool
My Top 5 Books About Liverpool

Anthony Quinn, author of Klopp: My Liverpool Romance, picks the best books about the city.

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From Manchester with Love
From Manchester with Love

The Life and Opinions of Tony Wilson by Paul Morley

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Dear Akwaeke – a campaign to celebrate publication of Akwaeke Emezi’s memoir
Dear Akwaeke – a campaign to celebrate publication of Akwaeke Emezi’s memoir

To celebrate publication of Akwaeke Emezi's memoir, Dear Senthuran, Faber has worked with creative agency A Vibe Called Tech on …

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Faber Editions Announced
Faber Editions Announced

Faber celebrates radical literary voices from history with new publishing list, Faber Editions.

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