FREE DELIVERY (UK) ON ORDERS OVER £30.
https://static.faber.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/210813_Lesley-Lau_019-1920x1126.jpg https://static.faber.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/210813_Lesley-Lau_019-990x581.jpg https://static.faber.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/210813_Lesley-Lau_019-640x460.jpg

Features

Longer reads about Faber authors and book culture, from the stories behind new titles to why we love book shops.

Lord of the Flies Graphic Novel Competition
Lord of the Flies Graphic Novel Competition

Faber and the National Literacy Trust are launching a competition and event for schools to celebrate seventy years of Lord …

Feature
Read More
Long Read Extract: A Good Deliverance by Toby Clements
Long Read Extract: A Good Deliverance by Toby Clements

Read an extract from A Good Deliverance by Toby Clements – an epic and intimate tale of adventure, myth and …

Feature
Read More
Where to Start Reading: Celia Fremlin
Where to Start Reading: Celia Fremlin

Celia Fremlin was a prolific English writer of prize-winning, spine-chilling mysteries from the 1950s to 1990s. Celebrated by the most …

Reading List
Read More
The Birth of the Culture Wars: America in the 1930s
The Birth of the Culture Wars: America in the 1930s

James Shapiro shares a list of titles for readers interested in better understanding where our current cultural battles come from …

Reading List
Read More
Father’s Day: How to be a Genius Kid
Father’s Day: How to be a Genius Kid

To celebrate Father's Day, author and illustrator Jim Smith talks about the inspirations behind his latest graphic novel for children, …

Feature
Read More
Independent Bookshop of the Month: Phlox Books
Independent Bookshop of the Month: Phlox Books

For our June Bookshop of the Month, we’re at Phlox Books in East London (by way of Belfast) to hear …

Feature
Read More
Fiction on Tap: Five Famous Pubs in Literature
Fiction on Tap: Five Famous Pubs in Literature

Discover the best pubs in literature, to celebrate Faber’s new edition of the 1940s classic, Back to the Local by …

Feature
Reading List
Read More
Book Cover Design: Giant by Mollie Ray
Book Cover Design: Giant by Mollie Ray

How do you choose the cover design for a book made entirely of pictures? Illustrator, graphic novelist and now book …

Cover Design
Read More
Behind the Book: The Two Loves of Sophie Strom
Behind the Book: The Two Loves of Sophie Strom

Sam Taylor describes the inspiration behind The Two Loves of Sophie Strom – a timeless, heart-wrenching story about love in …

Feature
Read More
Do Chatbots Dream of AI Poetry? Calvino, Madness and Machine Literature
Do Chatbots Dream of AI Poetry? Calvino, Madness and Machine Literature

For just one day in February 2024, ChatGPT went mad. James Vincent considers the surprising results of the AI’s dalliance …

Feature
Read More
Independent Bookshop of the Month: The West Kirby Bookshop
Independent Bookshop of the Month: The West Kirby Bookshop

For our May Independent Bookshop of the Month, we head to West Kirby, a vibrant seaside town on the Wirral …

Feature
Read More
Faber Remembers Paul Auster
Faber Remembers Paul Auster

We are a company of Paul Auster fans and many of us will be thinking today of our first Paul …

The Lost Love Songs of Boysie Singh: Meet The Four Women
The Lost Love Songs of Boysie Singh: Meet The Four Women

The real Boysie Singh was a notorious Trinidadian gangster. Whilst Ingrid was researching this story, her research kept coming back …

Feature
Read More
Book Cover Design: When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll
Book Cover Design: When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll

As Faber publishes the first UK edition of When I Arrived at the Castle, graphic novelist Emily Carroll tells us …

Cover Design
Read More
Independent Bookshop of the Month: Mr B’s Emporium
Independent Bookshop of the Month: Mr B’s Emporium

For our April Bookshop of the Month, we’re heading to Bath in South West England to visit Mr B’s Emporium …

Feature
Read More
Three Readers on Helen Oyeyemi’s Parasol Against the Axe
Three Readers on Helen Oyeyemi’s Parasol Against the Axe

Parasol Against the Axe is a love letter to Prague and to the art of storytelling. Everyone who encounters this …

Feature
Read More
Book Cover Design: How to Win an Information War
Book Cover Design: How to Win an Information War

Robbie Porter, the cover designer behind How to Win an Information War, tells us about the challenge of designing a …

Cover Design
Feature
Read More
Independent Bookshop of the Month: The Portobello Bookshop
Independent Bookshop of the Month: The Portobello Bookshop

For our March Bookshop of the Month, we’re taking advantage of the very beginning of the spring weather with a …

Feature
Read More
Long Read Extract: Enchantment by Katherine May
Long Read Extract: Enchantment by Katherine May

Read an extract – ‘Hierophany’ – from Enchantment: Reawakening Wonder in an Exhausted Age by Katherine May, the bestselling author …

Feature
Read More
The Miners’ Strike forty years on, GB84 twenty years on
The Miners’ Strike forty years on, GB84 twenty years on

On the fortieth anniversary of the Miners' Strike and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of GB84, David Peace reflects …

Feature
Read More
Extract: Ex-Wife by Ursula Parrott
Extract: Ex-Wife by Ursula Parrott

Read an extract from Ursula Parrott's Ex-Wife – a lost classic of single women losing and finding themselves in New …

Feature
Read More
Behind the Book: God Complex by Rachael Allen
Behind the Book: God Complex by Rachael Allen

Rachael Allen shares the prose and poetry that inspired God Complex, her second poetry collection.

Feature
Read More
All of Us Strangers – the Book Behind the Movie
All of Us Strangers – the Book Behind the Movie

Publishing director Angus Cargill sets the movie All of Us Strangers in the context of the novel on which it’s …

Feature
Read More
Members Only Extract: The Secret Public by Jon Savage
Extract: The Secret Public by Jon Savage

Read an extract of The Secret Public by Jon Savage,

Feature
Read More
Independent Bookshop of the Month: The Book Hive
Independent Bookshop of the Month: The Book Hive

Our February Bookshop of the Month is Norwich institution The Book Hive, who have been supplying the city with bookseller-curated …

Feature
Read More
Extract: Soldier Sailor by Claire Kilroy
Extract: Soldier Sailor by Claire Kilroy

Read an extract from Claire Kilroy's first novel in a decade, Soldier Sailor, an urgent, memorable, gut-wrenching novel about motherhood, …

Feature
Read More
The Readers
The Readers

On the original publication of The Passengers, his oral history of contemporary Britain, Will Ashon talked to booksellers about the …

Feature
Read More
Photo Essay: Under the Hornbeams by Emma Tarlo
Photo Essay: Under the Hornbeams by Emma Tarlo

Emma Tarlo, author of Under the Hornbeams, shares photos documenting her friendship with Nick and Pascal, who live in Regent’s …

Disposable Diaries
Read More
Members Only Faber Arts Editors on Events Not to Miss in Spring 2024
Faber Arts Editors on Events Not to Miss in Spring 2024

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

Feature
Read More
Five of the World’s Worst Cities – Real and Imagined
Five of the World’s Worst Cities – Real and Imagined

We asked Des Fitzgerald, Author of The City of Today is a Dying Thing, for a list of five notable …

Feature
Read More
Extract: Time’s Echo by Jeremy Eichler
Extract: Time’s Echo by Jeremy Eichler

To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024, read the opening of Time’s Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust, and …

Feature
Read More
Photo Essay: Was It for This by Hannah Sullivan
Photo Essay: Was It for This by Hannah Sullivan

Poet Hannah Sullivan remembers – through words and images – the creative process that led to her latest collection, Was …

Independent Bookshop of the Month: Shalimar Books
Independent Bookshop of the Month: Shalimar Books

In the first of our monthly interviews with independent bookshops, we visit Shalimar Books in South London.

Feature
Read More
Long Read Extract: Mistletoe Malice by Kathleen Farrell
Long Read Extract: Mistletoe Malice by Kathleen Farrell

Read Chapter One of Mistletoe Malice by Kathleen Farrell, a rediscovered classic and ‘a horribly delicious snapshot of post-war family …

Feature
Read More
Extract: Trapped in History: Kenya, Mau Mau and Me
Extract: Trapped in History: Kenya, Mau Mau and Me

Read the opening pages from Trapped in History, a history, as well as a memoir, of the end of Empire …

Feature
Read More