Tags » Faber & Faber

Mrs Fox – Sarah Hall

I was discussing the idea of my reading shorter fiction over the summer with a colleague recently when they asked ‘but what can make a short story better than a novel?’ Now of course any answer to any bookish question is going to be subjective to every reader, I was flummoxed though. 1,052 more words

Short Stories

Three Things... About the Future of the Global Economy – Gerard Lyons

At a recent breakfast at the Club at the Ivy we met Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London and author of a new book,  459 more words


THE DEAD BEAT - some more lovely press!

Rounding up this stuff here, so I don’t forget it, basically. What I mean to say is, amazing new press coverage!!!!! Yay!!!!! Have a read: 115 more words

Doug Johnstone

Book Review: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories by Tim Burton

But she knows she has a curse on her, a curse she cannot win. For if someone gets too close to her, the pins stick farther in… 258 more words


THE JUMP - My Next Novel

I’m delighted to announce that my next novel, THE JUMP, is being published by Faber & Faber in the summer of 2015. It’s set in and around South Queensferry, in the shadow of the Forth Road Bridge. 29 more words

Doug Johnstone

An Artist of the Floating World

Kazuo Ishiguro

First Sentence:     If on a sunny day you climb the steep path leading up from the little wooden bridge still referred to around here as ‘the Bridge of Hesitation’, you will not have to walk far before the roof of my house becomes visible between the tops of two gingko trees. 110 more words