Faber acquires next Stewart Lee book

Faber acquires next Stewart Lee book

Faber has signed Content Provider, a new book from award-winning comedian and writer Stewart Lee.

Content Provider will feature a selection of Lee's columns and articles with annotations, foot-notes and some new material. It will published in August 2016.

Publishing director, Hannah Griffiths, acquired world rights from Debi Allen at DAA Management.

Griffiths said: "We are incredibly proud to have signed this new book from Stew, who continues his reign as the most thought-provoking and intelligent stand-up at work today. More recently, through his writing in the Observer, he has emerged as one of a handful of must-read, counter-cultural voices in the media. This book will collect his writing on politics, the BBC, hypocrisy, the environment, the death of culture, music and the truth about the comedy world and will be a major title for Faber next year."

Lee's first book with Faber, How I Escaped My Certain Fate, was published in 2010. The follow-up, If You Prefer a Comedian, was published in 2012. His next series of Comedy Vehicle will be on BBC2 in Spring 2016 and he is the curator of the 2016 ATP Festival.

Lee began stand-up in 1988 at the age of 20, and won the Hackney Empire new act of the year award in 1990. His most recent live shows have been Carpet Remnant World (2011), Much A Stew About Nothing (2013) and Room With A Stew (2015)'. In December 2011 he won Best Male TV Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Performance at the British Comedy Awards. His BBC show Comedy Vehicle won a BAFTA in 2012.