Athenaeum / Faber & Faber Favourites

24 september 2019
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Faber & Faber is jarig! En speciaal voor Athenaeum selecteerden de mensen van de uitgeverij hun favorieten, van Sebastian Barry tot Frederick Seidel, van Lorrie Moore tot Sylvia Plath, van Teju Cole tot Orhan Pamuk, van Tony Faber tot Barbara Kingsolver - en vertelden ze waarom.

Stephen - CEO

  1. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera: 'Unfailingly brilliant and, ahem, unforgettable.'

Sarah - Senior Production Controller

  1. Rebel of the Sands Trilogy by Alwyn Hamilton: 'Simply fun to read! Dive into another world and forget what is happening around you.'
  2. But You Did Not Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens: 'This book goes straight to the heart.'

Ruth - Paperbacks Manager

  1. Pilcrow by Adam Mars-Jones: 'One of the warmest, funniest books I've ever read.'
  2. Rip It Up and Start Again by Simon Reynolds: 'This is a seminal work of post-punk music writing.'

Robert - Archivist

  1. The Mouse and his Child by Russell Hoban: 'A gripping, philosophical, story that really works for all age groups.'

Richard - UK Sales Rep

  1. The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi: 'I read this every couple of years and it never disappoints.'

Rachel - Trade Marketing Executive

  1. Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell: 'Interweaving voices create a heady and remarkable evocation of wartime Alexandria.'
  2. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes: 'An intoxicating, trippy novel set between the wars.'

Luke - UK Sales Rep

  1. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry: 'The most beautifOL, lyrical love story.' [fragment uit de vertaling]
  2. The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien: 'Edna is a master of her craft.'

Lorraine - Sales Operations

  1. History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani: 'A brilliantly compelling history of the Arab world in book form.'
  2. Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk: 'An author's portrait of his home city. BeautifOLly written and immensely moving.'

Lizzie - Rights Director

  1. Grief Is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter: 'A heartbreaking, funny, gorgeous, shot-in-the-arm of a novel about grief, love, family, healing, and a crow.' [onze recensie | fragment uit de vertaling]
  2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: 'Every single one of those voices still rings in my head so clearly by years after reading it.' [onze boekverkopersbespreking]

Kate - Pre-press

  1. The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore by Lorrie Moore: 'Lorrie's writing is full of wit, honesty and stylish delivery.'
  2. Mr Lear by Jenny Uglow: 'Such warmth and lightness of touch carrying a huge amount of research.'

Joey - Head of Faber Academy

  1. Ooga-Booga by Frederick Seidel: 'No one else in poetry writes like this; a cannibal with impeccable table manners.'
  2. Who is Mary Sue? by Sophie Collins: 'A perfect exemplar of what makes the new poetry fresh, provocative and exciting.'

Hayley - Faber Members Manager

  1. An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah: 'A subtle and moving book about fears and jealousies.'

Hannah - Marketing Manager

  1. Ariel by Sylvia Plath: 'This is a book that has been a companion to me over many, many years.'

Emmie - Editor

  1. Open City by Teju Cole: 'A novel that changes the way you look at human behaviour.' [recensie | fragment uit de vertaling]
  2. Stalin and the Scientists by Simon Ings: 'What if the Soviet "miracle" had worked?'

Bridget - International Development Manager

  1. The Meaning of Art by Herbert Read: 'Still one of the best overviews of art history and the its key principles ever written.'
  2. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver: 'An inspiring and challenging record of one family's attempt at eating local food for a whole year.'

And of course,

  1. Faber & Faber by Toby Faber: 'Brilliant vignettes and untold stories behind some of the greatest literature of the twentieth century.'
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