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The Analogue Music-Lover’s Ultimate Fetish: Vinyl

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

‘April is the cruellest month’, a one-time Faber poet and publisher said in the distant past. So on an unseasonably cold and unforgiving evening, with…

The Interview – Andrew Weatherall

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

Like exquisitely evil Japanese inquisitors who tortured their victims in a beautiful zen garden, my interrogators allowed me a moment of sensory delig…

Tom Benn on Influence, Inspiration and Writing Manchester

April 5, 2013 | by Faber Social

Red Harvest was my first Dashiell Hammett. The murder of a corrupt town’s sole civic reformer (‘a lousy liberal’), who also happens to be the son of i…

First and Last and Always

March 26, 2013 | by Faber Social

Some things you can never escape, hard as you might try. Many of you remain in denial and some of you will never accept the brutal reality of your vin…

‘Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust’: The Asphodells

March 20, 2013 | by Faber Social

Last Spring, Andrew Weatherall released the aptly-named Masterpiece, a 3CD, near-to-five-hour mix of such range and addictive gungo-ho turntable joy i…

Mick Jackson on Reading Fiction for Vinyl

March 20, 2013 | by Faber Social

From my early teens right through to my late thirties I spent an unholy amount of money on records, lugging them with me from one end of the country t…

James Fearnley’s Top 5

March 9, 2013 | by Faber Social

James Fearnley, founding member and accordion player in The Pogues, dives into his vast record collection and whittles them down to select his top 5 r…

Quiet Mischief at Play

March 1, 2013 | by Faber Social

On March 4th, Faber Social celebrated our first monthly event of the Spring with perhaps our most international line-up of novelists so far. Nadeem As…

Powered by Readers: Acquiring Books with And Other Stories

February 28, 2013 | by Faber Social

It is said that about 10,000 hours of experience are required to become skilled in a job, for example to be a good musician or carpenter, say. And wha…

Patricio Pron on Translation

February 27, 2013 | by Faber Social

Although we sometimes think of translators as unwitting betrayers of the texts and authors they translate, the concept of betrayal has no place in fic…

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