Faber is to greatly expand its audio list in "ambition and [the] number of titles" in 2019, following its success with the format this year.
Next year’s highlights from the indie in audio format include Lemn Sissay’s reading of T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats; Leïla Slimani’s prize-winning début novel Adèle, read by actress Finty Williams; and Max Porter’s "devastating and anarchic" new novel Lanny (March), which will be a multi-cast audio production.
Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page said the opportunity to publish audiobooks creatively is being transformed by digital listening platforms, and that the company’s new string of publications are "thrilling, both in terms of the books at [their] heart and the inventiveness around the readings".
Meanwhile, fellow UK indie Kogan Page is starting an audio list for its leadership and popular business publications, in partnership with production company Sound Understanding.
Kogan Page m.d. Helen Kogan said the launch was an "exciting development", and would be "the first time that we have been able to work with our authors to manage our own audiobook creation".