One of the most prominent figures on Faber's Classical Music list is Benjamin Britten and in this - Britten's Centenary year - we're delighted to have new books about one of our greatest composers. Ronald Blythe's The Time by the Sea recounts life in Aldeburgh; Beth Britten's My Brother Benjamin is reissued; and John Bridcut's Essential Britten is now in pocket format.
Alongside top ten bestselling paperbacks this month in the shape of Michael Frayn's Skios and Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behaviour is a promising debut - Susie Steiner's farming family saga Homecoming, which the Guardian compared to everyone's favourite radio soap opera. More fiction.
Influenced by one of the great American crime writers - Ross Macdonald, a contemporary of Hammett and Chandler - Tobias Jones's Death of a Showgirl sees Italian sleuth Castagnetti on the trail of a missing teenager. John Gordon Sinclair's Seventy Times Seven is out in paperback, and watch out for new books from Stav Sherez and Laura Lippman. More in Crime.
Emma Brockes's She Left Me the Gun is the jaw-dropping, very real account of a family with very dark secrets. You can hear the author reveal more in a recent Faber Podcast. Still in the news is Barnaby Martin's book on the arrest of Ai Weiwei, whilst reflecting the news is Simon Rogers' Facts are Sacred. More Non-fiction.
The beauty of the Faber Poetry list is that new voices sit so comfortably alongside established poets. In Yellow Tulips, James Fenton gathers together work spanning four decades, whilst Emily Berry's Dear Boy is her impressive debut. Occupying territory somewhere in between is Muscovy, the fourth collection from Matthew Francis. More Poetry.
We don't publish many graphic novels, but those we do become instant cult classics. Recent years have seen Craig Thompson's Habibi and Adrian Tomine's Shortcomings, and now we have great pleasure in publishing Marble Season, the untold stories of the misspent youths of the legendary Hernandez brothers.