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Faber Social presents Debuts

October 9, 2017


Time: 7pm

We’re excited to announce our first Faber Social of the Autumn celebrating six of the best debut novelists around. Join us for words, music, and drinks on Monday 9th October when we’ll be hosting a night of literary revelry at our spiritual home, The Social. Performing on the night we have …

Fiona Mozley 

Fiona grew up in York and studied at Cambridge, after which she lived in Buenos Aires and London. She is currently studying for a PhD in medieval history. Elmet is her first novel, and has just been longlisted for the Man Booker.
‘Fiona Mozley is a rising star of British fiction’ The Economist 

Eley Williams

Eley is a visiting lecturer and tutor at Royal Holloway, University of London, and St. Mary’s University. She is the Fiction Co-Editor for 3:AM Magazine, a contributor to Copy Press, a committee member for Generative Constraints, and a supervisor for Jungftak, a journal of contemporary prose-poetry. Her first collection, Attib. & Other Stories, was published in May 2017.
‘There’s no one working in the UK quite like her’ Joanna Walsh

Paula Cocozza

Paula is a staff feature writer at the Guardian who has covered everything from soccer to fashion to fourth-wave feminism. Her writing – which has also appeared in Vogue, the Telegraph, the Independent, and the TLS – received the 2013 David Higham Award. Paula lives in London with her husband, two children, and a garden full of foxes. Her first novel, How to Be Human, was published in April 2017.
‘An intriguing and subversive debut’ Hilary Mantel

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Rowan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. She has a BA from Columbia, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. while she has also been a recipient of a Margins fellowship at the Asian American Writers Workshop. Her writing has appeared in the anthology How Much the Heart Can Hold, the Guardian, New York Times, Granta, The Paris Review, and The Atlantic, among other places. Her debut novel, Harmless Like You, won a Betty Trask Award and the 2017 Author’s Club First Novel Award, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize and the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award.
‘This brilliant debut novel is a cause for celebration’ Lorrie Moore

Olivia Sudjic

Olivia was born in London in 1988. She studied English Literature at Cambridge where she was awarded the E.G. Harwood English Prize and made a Bateman Scholar. One of the Observer’s ‘New Faces of Fiction for 2017,’ her first novel, Sympathy, was published in May 2017.
‘Olivia Sudjic’s smart debut novel is an uncomfortably contemporary tale of unrequited love in the digital age’ New York Times

Joe Thomas

Joe is a Visiting Lecturer in English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. He lived and taught in Sao Paulo for ten years. His first novel, Paradise City, was published in July 2017.
‘Paradise City introduces Joe Thomas as a distinct voice in crime fiction’ Susanna Jones
… and music by Faber Social DJs.