Faber to bring out new edition of Brian Eno's diary

Faber to bring out new edition of Brian Eno's diary

Faber is to publish a new edition of the diary and collected essays of musician, producer and artist Brian Eno this autumn. 

Editorial director Alexa von Hirschberg acquired world rights to A Year with Swollen Appendices: Brian Eno's Diary in all languages, directly from Eno’s company, Opal Limited. The diary was first published, also by Faber, in 1995.

Von Hirschberg said: "We are thrilled to be bringing Brian Eno's 1995 diary and “appendices” back into print. A Year with Swollen Appendices is an intimate time capsule of the mind and working practices of a formidable thinker and creator at a pivotal point in history. It is an indispensible read."

Eno was a founding member of the British band Roxy Music, and has produced albums with Talking Heads, Devo, Laurie Anderson and Coldplay, in addition to collaborations with solo artists including James Blake, Grace Jones and David Byrne. He has released over 30 albums of his own music, with his latest, "Mixing Colours", released on Deutsche Grammophon music label last year. 

The new 25th anniversary edition of the diary has been redesigned in the same size as the original book, and explores Eno's thoughts on his collaborative work with musicians and bands including David Bowie, U2, James and Jah Wobble, in addition to essays on ambient music and his day-to-day ruminations. 

A Year with Swollen Appendices will be published on 19th November in the UK and on 9th February 2021 in the US, in hardback and e-book format.