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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…

Messing About in Boats: Writers & Rivers

February 4, 2013 | by Faber Social

‘I grew convinced that following water, flowing with it, would be a way of getting under the skin of things, of learning something new.’ Roger Deakin…

In the Name of the River

February 4, 2013 | by Faber Social

Since men first emerged from the water, they have written psalms in praise of the river. Old Man River. The River of Jordan. The Rivers of Babylon. Mo…

Chalk-Stream Charter Chalk-Stream Action

January 31, 2013 | by Faber Social

Slowly we are waking up to the fact that we have in southern England an almost unique eco-system comparable for its natural wonder with any on Earth,…

Insider vs. Outsider Art

January 28, 2013 | by Faber Social

Ben Street is an art historian, lecturer, museum educator, writer and curator. He is the co-director of the Sluice Art Fair, writes regular pieces on…

The Morning After

January 24, 2013 | by Faber Social

On Tuesday the 29th, the Faber Social is all about Beer – a celebration of booze and booziness after the long, cold weeks of what has for many been an…

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