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Celebrating Five Fab Years: Akhran Girmay and All American Boys

Akhran Girmay is a UK-based illustrator who is enthralled by storytelling from ancient mythologies and enjoys the act of world-building. Often his stylistic objective is to produce textured and coarse illustrations through the use of traditional media and with a focus on dynamic and bold characterisations. Last year, Akhran was our second-place illustration winner for […]

Celebrating Five FAB Years: Musical Truth

Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs. The title alone gave me reason to pause and take in the moment. I was holding history in my hands. I was holding my history in my hands. What’s more, it had been written in a language that I could understand, music. Music […]

Celebrating Five FAB Years: FAQ

We’ve had so much interest in this year’s prize that we couldn’t help extending the deadline by a few more weeks! Some questions have come up a few times in our inbox so we wanted to clarify parts of the criteria and give you some tips and tricks for your application! I am a self-published […]

Celebrating Five FAB Years With Leah Thaxton

Leah Thaxton is the Children’s Publisher at Faber, in charge of a list that reaches from picture books to Young Adult titles. She is also a published author under the pen name Katie Blackburn, including the bestselling Where the Wild Mums Are and Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep. As we head into the fifth year of the […]

Celebrating Five FAB Years with Davinia Andrew-Lynch

Davinia Andrew-Lynch is a literary agent and the founder of the boutique literary agency Andlyn. She’s always on the lookout for big, bold and heartfelt narratives across all genres but ultimately, she aims to encourage, nurture and champion authors to tell the authentic stories they want to tell. What does it mean to be an agent? How would you […]

Celebrating Five FAB Years with Janelle McCurdy

Janelle McCurdy is an author and fully-fledged gamer. Having started writing and querying at only sixteen years old, she joined JULA (Jo Unwin Literary Agency) in her early twenties. After graduating from Royal Holloway University with a Criminology and Sociology degree, Janelle moved back home to London, and began writing middle-grade fantasy, including her FAB Prize winning […]

Celebrating Five FAB Years with Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a lawyer turned children’s author who writes a mix of fiction picture books and uplifting illustrated non-fiction. Her latest books are Never Teach a Stegosaurus To Do Sums, illustrated by Diane Ewen, and How To Change The World, illustrated by Annabel Tempest. When did you first start writing and when did you […]

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 […]

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 […]