Date: 16th May 2019
Venue: The Helicon, Seamus Heaney HomePlaces
Eliot, Golding, Hughes, Plath and Heaney are synonymous with the name Faber.
But what is the real tale behind the house that published these writers? And how did a tiny firm weather the Great Depression, wartime paper shortages and dramatic financial crises and retain its independence? Toby Faber tells the story of one of the world’s great publishers in its own words. Drawing on letters, minutes, memoirs and diaries, he takes us deep inside the evolution of the company and the excitement, hopes and fears of the people who made it what it is today. This is both a vibrant history and a hymn to the role of literature in all our lives. Faber & Faber will celebrate its ninetieth anniversary in 2019 and HomePlace is delighted to welcome Toby Faber to talk about this most famous of London publishing houses that championed Seamus Heaney from his earliest days as a poet. This is an event for readers, lovers of books and those curious about the business of writing.
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