Complementing our literary blog The Thought Fox, our new site The Curious Files is dedicated to all-things non-fiction. Some History, Science, Travel and plenty of Smart Thinking, and updated regularly with new articles, podcasts and videos. Curious?Tweet
Edna O’Brien, since her controversial debut The Country Girls in 1960, has written over twenty works of fiction (including Night – reissued in August), and won many prizes. Her collection now grows by one with the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction. She’ll be celebrating with an appearance at the Small Wonder Short Story Festival in Charleston in September – not to be missed!Tweet
In June Robert Aickman fans (including Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson) came together to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great supernatural story writer (watch a short film here). Perhaps the 'best writer you've never heard of', he was a man whose stories leave you with a feeling that you might have dreamed the whole thing - or been having a nightmare. Dark Entries, Cold Hand in Mine and more strange stories are now available.Tweet
Available now to pre-order are three editions of Lit Up Inside, a new book of lyrics from the legendary Van Morrison. Published at the beginning of October with a foreword by Ian Rankin, Lit Up Inside will come in Deluxe (£500 each), Limited (£150) and standard editions. We expect these to sell out, so make sure not to miss out. Find out more here.Tweet
Hugo Williams, with his eleventh collection I Knew the Bride, is one of the poets shortlisted for this year's prestigious Forward Prize for Best Collection. Which means he'll be included in the latest Forward Book of Poetry anthology in October. Click here to find out more on the prizes and the poets.Tweet
You can now get 20% off all Faber Finds titles. That's over 1,100 books to choose from, some reissued after years out of circulation. Recent additions to the list include books by Robert Aickman, Nigel Dennis and Celia Fremlin, and well-known gems from Patrick Hamilton and W. H. Auden. Find them here.Tweet
Drawing on Faber's design heritage and a resurgent appreciation of book arts, Faber Fine Press delivers inspiring collaborations between writers, print-makers, typographers and artists. The first Fine Press products are the Faber Poetry Broadsides - four poems from some of our favourite poets, with equally captivating new illustrations. Find them here.Tweet
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