Faber has acquired journalist Emma Brockes’ new book, An Excellent Choice, which assesses the recent boom in women opting to be single mothers.
Hannah Griffiths, publishing director at Faber, acquired the book from Sarah Ballard at United Agents. Faber and Penguin US will publish in spring 2017.
Griffiths said: “Emma’s direct, intelligent and funny unpacking of the assumptions around becoming a mother made this proposal jaw-droppingly appealing.”
Griffiths also acquired a début story collection by Julianne Pachico. The Lucky Ones, set in the author’s native Colombia, follows characters whose lives are caught up in violence. Faber acquired the rights at auction from Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander and will publish in February 2017.