Best of Young British Novelists
The waiting is over: Granta's hotly debated 'Best of Young British Novelists' - selected once a decade - have been revealed and we're thrilled to see Sarah Hall, Benjamin Markovits and Joanna Kavenna included. Congratulations to all twenty authors.Tweet
Susan Brigden has been named joint-winner (with Christopher Duggan) of the prestigious Wolfson History Prize for her biography of Thomas Wyatt, considered the first modern voice in English poetry. It's a wonderfully-written journey into the world of Tudor politics and literature and the life of a poet who lived under the pemanent shadow of suspicion in the service of a wayward, ruthless king, Henry VIII. Find out more.Tweet
The Faber New Poets scheme, which ran in 2009-2010, exists to encourage new writers at a crucial point in their career. Recipients of the first awards included Sam Riviere, Joe Dunthorne, Heather Phillipson and Toby Martinez de las Rivas, now published and award-winning poets. We're delighted to say that submissions for the 2013-14 awards are now being accepted. Find out more.Tweet
London, 1914: Richard Hannay finds himself framed for a murder he did not commit. Now he must escape the capital and stay alive long enough to solve the riddle of The Thirty-Nine Steps ... John Buchan's classic is known to all, but is now reimagined for a digital audience. Not a game, not a film, not a conventional novel, but all three. Find it on iTunes.Tweet
Peter Carey's mesmerising The Chemistry of Tears jumps between present-day London and 19th-century Germany; Elliot Perlman's The Street Sweeper crosses even more timezones; Oliver Balch's India Rising examines a very modern melting pot; Francis Spufford's Unapologetic explores the faith debate; and Chris Ewan's Kindle bestseller Safe House turns the Isle of Man into the Isle of Menace. More in Books.Tweet
This week we announced an exciting new publishing imprint: Guardian Faber, a unique publishing proposition with a list which will span agenda-setting current affairs, sport, humour, science and technology, health and culture. The first fruits of our collaboration include Simon Rogers' Facts are Sacred, a volume of beautiful data visualization, as you can see on Flickr.Tweet
Join us and other members of the Independent Alliance at the ICA on Thursday 6th June for a full day of events celebrating independence and the power of individual creativity. A fantastic line-up includes John Lanchester during the day, and Alan Bennett and Edna O'Brien in the evening, and some great panel discussions. Tickets are now on sale.Tweet
2013 marks the centenary of the birth of George Barker, one of the 20th-century's most important poets who, as a young man, was championed by Faber's T. S. Eliot. A Facebook page lists all of the events happening in 2013, including a tribute event at Wells-next-the-Sea in May featuring both Elspeth and Raffaella Barker and guests.Tweet
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