We’re Celebrating Five FAB Years!
We are so excited to announce the opening of the FAB Prize for undiscovered writers and illustrators from underrepresented backgrounds. The first of its kind in the UK, and now in its fifth year, the FAB Prize aims to discover and showcase new talent, closing the gap between what is currently published and the reality […]
Thoughts, Musings and Storytelling with Namra Amir
Namra Amir previously interned at Faber & Faber through Creative Access. She currently works as the Marketing Assistant at Bloomsbury Children’s and recently won a BMS award for her YA campaign Cinderella Is Dead. She’s committed to promoting diversity in the publishing industry and championing BAME books. I’m from Ireland where there was little to no […]
In Conversation with Marianne Tatepo
Marianne Tatepo is the founder of the Black Agents & Editors’ Group (BAE) and a Commissioning Editor for Ebury Press & Pop Press (Penguin Random House UK), publishing non-fiction books, with a focus on lifestyle and illustrated. Thank you for taking the time to talk to me, Marianne. I’ll get right into it. How did […]
In Conversation with Emmanuel Omodeinde
Emmanuel Omodeinde an Editorial Assistant at John Murray Press, mostly working on serious and smart-thinking non-fiction books on the John Murray and Basic Books imprints. He previously interned at Peepal Tree Press, an independent publishing house and the world's leading publisher of Caribbean and Black British Literature and the renowned 4th Estate and William Collins imprints at HarperCollins. Emmanuel is very passionate about great stories of any kind but particularly about African and Afro-diasporic literature of all genres which push the boundaries of form and style and tell bold stories in fiction and non-fiction.
In Conversation with Hassan Ali
Hassan Ali is an Account Executive at Faber Factory, with previous experience in sales and editorial. He manages the eBook conversion process for a wide range of independent publishers, and is keen to see them thrive and flourish. When did you realise you wanted to work in publishing? What led to this? Not very originally, […]
Thoughts, Musings and Storytelling with Jasmine Richards
Jasmine is an author, former children’s publisher, screenwriter and founder of Storymix an inclusive fiction studio with a social purpose. Storymix creates children’s stories with diverse casts of characters in an organic, joyful and authentic way. The studio also works with emerging and established writers and illustrators from BME backgrounds to offer pathways into publishing.
Letters to My Younger Self, by Hayley Sothinathan
Hayley Sothinathan manages the Faber Members programme which is free to join. Previously she worked for the Labour Party, Tate and the prison arts charity Koestler Arts. In this letter, Hayley writes to herself on her first day at Faber. Dear younger Hayley, You will be nervous because it is your first day back to […]
A Letter to My Younger Self, By Mo Hafeez
Relax, don’t take yourself too seriously, be humble – this is just the beginning.
FAB Prize 2020 Winners Announced
Mariesa Dulak and Ngadi Smart are this year’s first place winners of the Faber and Andlyn (FAB) Prize for new writers and illustrators from underrepresented backgrounds. Mariesa Dulak won the writing prize with her picture book, There’s a Tiger on the Train!, described by the judges as ‘polished, funny, visual, current and clever. There is […]
Thoughts, Musings and Storytelling with Zeba Talkhani
If I could go back in time and give my younger self some advice, it would be to occupy the spaces you have earned without doubting yourself.
Kereen Getten on When Life Gives You Mangoes and the Power of Storytelling
I have learnt to believe in my voice, that I have a story to tell, and my stories matter.
In Conversation With: Dapo Adeola
"I can’t imagine an existence where I'm not doing this."