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Mystery Train Playlist

January 22, 2016 | by Faber Social

We all know that Mystery Train by Greil Marcus is one of the greatest music books ever written. Now, thanks to some industrious soul, there’s a 200 so…

A Crash Course for a Raver: Rob Chapman on David Bowie

January 14, 2016 | by Faber Social

1. It’s a warm Saturday evening in the early summer of 1969. I’m walking up town, cradling my transistor radio, dreaming small town dreams, listening…

David Bowie (1947–2016)

January 11, 2016 | by Faber Social

Remembered by Jon Savage. In case anyone cares to remember, the first couple of years of the 1970’s were something of a hard rock desert. It was all s…

Now Booking: New Voices

December 11, 2015 | by Faber Social

On February 1st 2016 we’re excited to team up with our friends from Literary Friction, the literary talk show on the always excellent NTS Radio. Entit…

Stars, Cars and Crystal Meth by Jack Sutherland

December 3, 2015 | by Faber Social

Faber Social are proud to announce Stars, Cars and Crystal Meth, the adventures of a personal assistant who really could have used one himself, for pu…

Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man by Nina Lyon

November 30, 2015 | by Faber Social

2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for us here at Faber Social. This continues with the announcement of Uprooted by Nina Lyon, a provocative and pla…

The Language of Place

November 26, 2015 | by Faber Social

***PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE – MARCH 8th*** We’re excited to announce a very special Faber Social in February. For a second year running we’re staging ‘The…

Small Town Talk by Barney Hoskyns

November 13, 2015 | by Faber Social

On February 18 2016 Faber are proud to publish Small Town Talk by Barney Hoskyns, the true story of the town of Woodstock – the mythical home of 60s r…

JP Bean

November 10, 2015 | by Faber Social

(JP Bean with Joe Cocker) Sadly, JP Bean, author of Singing from the Floor: A History of British Folk Clubs, died unexpectedly last Thursday. Julian w…

‘A Lover Sings’ – OUT NOW!

November 4, 2015 | by Faber Social

Faber Social are happy to be celebrating the publication day of Billy Bragg’s new book A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics. Billy Bragg is one of Britain’s…

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