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Faber and Faber Ltd

Faber and Faber was founded in 1929 and is one of the UK’s leading independent publishing houses. The firm boasts a historic catalogue featuring 12 Nobel Laureates, six Booker Prize-winners and some of the foremost literary figures of the twentieth century.

Faber has never been cowed by the ultramodern: under the direction of TS Elliot, works of poetry, biography, art and architecture monographs, essays and avant-garde ecology featured prominently; and this pioneering spirit is evident today in new ventures such as Fiber Finds, Faber Digital, the Faber Academy and the Faber Factory brand.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £40,000
  • 2013-2014: £40,000
  • 2014-2015: £40,000

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Trailer for 'Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea' by April Genevieve Tucholke, published by Faber and Faber. You stop fearing the devil when you're holding his hand. Violet's grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a sexy, dark-haired boy named River. A boy who kisses Violet in a cemetery by the sea . . . and makes her want to kiss him back. But Violet's already so in love, she can't see the truth. And that's just how River likes it. A dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying.

The new novel from Chris Ewan - Dead Line

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Line-Chris-Ewan/dp/0571287980/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1396534432&sr=1-1&keywords=dead+line What do you do if your fiancée goes missing, presumed taken? If you're Daniel Trent, a highly trained specialist in hostage negotiation, the answer is simple: you find out who took her and you make them talk. But matters are complicated when Daniel's chief suspect is kidnapped. How does he get him back quickly - and alive? Set in Marseilles, Dead Line is a fast-paced thriller that pitches the reader into Daniel's world, as he tries desperately to secure the release of Jérôme Moreau from a ruthless gang in order to interrogate him on the whereabouts of his fiancée, Aimée. When things don't go according to plan, Daniel must use all his skills and instincts to find the answers he's looking for. But will he meet the deadline?

Alexia Casale on her mysterious new novel The Bone Dragon

A blend of psychological thriller and fairytale,The Bone Dragon explores the fragile boundaries between real life and fantasy, and the darkest corners of the human mind. Here writer Alexia Casale takes us into the dark world of The Bone Dragon. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014

Russell Grant reads Hog in the Fog!

Hog in the Fog is the first Harry and Lil story, a picture book by Julia Copus and Eunyoung Seo. Here's Russell Grant reading it in glorious style.

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Discover modern Turkey with Alev Scott

ALEV SCOTT tells us about her book TURKISH AWAKENING: A Personal Discovery of Modern Turkey. Born in London to a Turkish mother and British father, Alev Scott moved to Istanbul to discover what it means to be Turkish in a country going through rapid change, a country with an extraordinary past and an ever more surprising present. Encompassing topics as varied as Aegean camel wrestling, transgender prostitution, politicised soap operas and riot tourism, this is a revelatory, at times humorous, at times moving, portrait of a country which is coming of age.

Sebastian Barry reads from his new novel, The Temporary Gentleman pt. 2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Temporary-Gentleman-Sebastian-Barry/dp/0571276954/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_har?ie=UTF8&qid=1390909002&sr=8-1&keywords=temporary+gentleman A stunning return from the prize-winning and best-selling author ofThe Secret Scripture Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story. He feels he cannot take one step further, or even hardly a breath, without looking back at all that has befallen him. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things. He has worked and wandered around the world - as a soldier, an engineer, a UN observer - trying to follow his childhood ambition to better himself. And he has had a strange and tumultuous marriage. Mai Kirwan was a great beauty of Sligo in the 1920s, a vivid mind, but an elusive and mysterious figure too. Jack married her, and shared his life with her, but in time she slipped from his grasp. A heart-breaking portrait of one man's life - of his demons and his lost love - The Temporary Gentleman is, ultimately, a novel about Jack's last bid for freedom, from the savage realities of the past and from himself.

Hanif Kureishi talks to the Curzon ahead of the release of Le Weekend

Award-winning author, screenwriter and playwright Hanif Kureishi has curated a season of his favourite films to celebrate the release of Le Week-end on Curzon Home Cinema on BT TV.

Lorrie Moore reads from her new story collection, Bark

A literary moment and celebration - a new collection by one of America's most beloved and admired short story writers; her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America In these eight masterful stories, Lorrie Moore, explores the passage of time, and summons up its inevitable sorrows and comic pitfalls. In 'Debarking', a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the US prepares to invade Iraq. In 'Foes', a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest at a fundraising dinner in Georgetown. In 'The Juniper Tree', a teacher, visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend, is forced to sing 'The Star Spangled Banner' in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in 'Wings', we watch the unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians, who neither held fast to their dreams, nor struck out along other paths. Gimlet-eyed social observation, the public and private absurdities of American life, dramatic irony, and enduring half-cracked love wend their way through each of these narratives, in Moore's characteristic style that is always tender, never sentimental and often heartbreakingly funny.

Sebastian Barry reads from his new novel, The Temporary Gentleman

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Temporary-Gentleman-Sebastian-Barry/dp/0571276954/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_har?ie=UTF8&qid=1390909002&sr=8-1&keywords=temporary+gentleman A stunning return from the prize-winning and best-selling author ofThe Secret Scripture Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting in his lodgings in Accra, he urgently sets out to write his story. He feels he cannot take one step further, or even hardly a breath, without looking back at all that has befallen him. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things. He has worked and wandered around the world - as a soldier, an engineer, a UN observer - trying to follow his childhood ambition to better himself. And he has had a strange and tumultuous marriage. Mai Kirwan was a great beauty of Sligo in the 1920s, a vivid mind, but an elusive and mysterious figure too. Jack married her, and shared his life with her, but in time she slipped from his grasp. A heart-breaking portrait of one man's life - of his demons and his lost love - The Temporary Gentleman is, ultimately, a novel about Jack's last bid for freedom, from the savage realities of the past and from himself.

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart - The Trailer

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Clock-Heart-Peter-Swanson/dp/0571301886/ref=la_B00E5TKWX2_1_1_bnp_1_har?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390565656&sr=1-1 George Foss never thought he'd see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, there she is, in his local bar, Jack's Tavern. When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl's grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece - the one who had committed suicide - was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved - and of the things she may have done to escape her past. Now, twenty years later, she's back, and she's telling George that he's the only one who can help her... In his electrifying debut, Peter Swanson evokes the spirit of Body Heat and Double Indemnity, in a thriller about love, loss and those memories we hold closest to our hearts. '...it was like I had a secret disease, or there was this clock inside of me, ticking like a heart, and at any moment an alarm would go off ...' http://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Clock-Heart-Peter-Swanson/dp/0571301886/ref=la_B00E5TKWX2_1_1_bnp_1_har?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390565656&sr=1-1

Meet Squishy McFluff, the invisible cat!

Meet Squishy McFluff, the invisible cat! You'll have to imagine extra hard to see him, but his friend Ava is here to help you out. Join Squishy and Ava on their adventures in the first of a new illustrated rhyming book series.

Hanif Kureishi reads from his new novel, The Last Word

Mamoon is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England - but now, in his early 70s, his reputation is fading, sales have dried up, and his new wife has expensive taste. Harry, a young writer, is commissioned to write a biography to revitalise both Mamoon's career and his bank balance. Harry greatly admires Mamoon's work and wants to uncover the truth of the artist's life. Harry's publisher seeks a more naked truth, a salacious tale of sex and scandal that will generate headlines. Meanwhile Mamoon himself is mining a different vein of truth altogether. Harry and Mamoon find themselves in a battle of wills, but which of them will have the last word? The ensuing struggle for dominance raises issues of love and desire, loyalty and betrayal, and the frailties of age versus the recklessness of youth. Hanif Kureishi has created a tale brimming with youthful exuberance, as hilarious as it is touching, where words have the power to forge a world.

The origins of money -- by Marcus Chown

Ever wondered how money came about? So did Marcus Chown, and it was one of the things he investigated in his attempt to explain all of the forces that shape our lives. His new book, What a Wonderful World, explains everything from finance to thermodynamics, special relativity to sex, human evolution to holography. In this charming animation Marcus explains the origins of money.

Mackenzie Crook reads the silver clue from The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth

Author Mackenzie Crook reads the silver clue from his book, The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth. Hear more clues and join the online treasure hunt at benjamintooth.co.uk.

1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

From QI HQ, here's legendary producer John Lloyd with a selection of some of the most entertaining, astonishing and enlightening facts from their book of 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop.

Birth School Metallica Death

On 07.11.13 buskers played Metallica at tube stations across London to celebrate the publication of Birth School Metallica Death, the definitive book on the fastest, heaviest band on the planet. Tweet your #Metallicabook busker moment for the chance to win a copy of the book. Buy Birth School Metallica Death here: http://amzn.to/I3crXi

The gold clue from The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth by Mackenzie Crook

Author Mackenzie Crook reads the second clue to the location of the legendary silver sprite statue. Join the treasure hunt at benjamintooth.co.uk

Quantum Conundrums from Marcus Chown

Quantum Theory has tested the greatest minds in physics over the last century. In this charming animation, based on his new book What a Wonderful World, science writer Marcus Chown helps explain the origins of the theory, and some of the central conundrums.

Mackenzie Crook talks about The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth

Author Mackenzie Crook talks about his new children's book, The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth, and why he was inspired to include a treasure hunt within its pages.

The Iron Clue from The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth

Author Mackenzie Crook reads the first clue in The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth treasure hunt. Follow the clues on benjamintooth.co.uk to reveal the location of the legendary silver sprite statue.

Explosive Electricity - with Marcus Chown

Could the atoms in a single mosquito generate enough force to cause a global mass extinction? Find out with science writer Marcus Chown in this super-cute animation, based on his new book What a Wonderful World. http://www.faber.co.uk/catalog/what-a-wonderful-world/9780571278398

'Insofar' by Christopher Reid

'Insofar' is another poem by Christopher Reid, taken from his 'Selected Poems'.

'Fetish' by Christopher Reid

'Fetish' is another poem from Christopher Reid, and features in his Selected Poems.

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