Faber acquires Macfarlane title
24.01.13 | Janet Leigh
Faber has bought non-fiction title Holloway by writers Robert MacFarlane (pictured) and Dan Richards, illustrated by artist Stanley Donwood.
Faber editor Walter Donohue bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Jessica Woollard at the Marsh Agency.
In July 2005, Robert Macfarlane and writer/environmentalist Roger Deakin travelled to explore the holloways of South Dorset’s sandstone, finding their way "into a landscape of shadows, spectres and great strangeness". A holloway is a sunken path through the landscape affected by centuries of travellers.
Six years later, after Deakin’s early death, MacFarlane returned to the holloway with Donwood and Richards.
Holloway, which sold all of its 277 limited edition copies in six weeks when it was originally published by Quive-Smith Editions, includes full-page illustrations by Donwood.
Faber will publish on 16th May 2013.