Lee Brackstone on the Crossing Border Festival in Den Haag.
PalFest may not be the best-known literary festival, but it serves to underline literature’s ability to transcend violence and hatred, says Lee Brackstone.... Read more
White Rabbit has acquired William S Burroughs and the Cult of Rock ‘N’ Roll by Casey Rae, showing "the often surprising influence" that Beat Generation writer Burroughs had on music, from David Bowie... Read more
I prepared as if LBF was going to happen, beginning with a vigourous pre-fair free solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite with Andrew “Danger... Read more
Lee Brackstone has struck a two-book deal with Jasper Gibson in his first acquisition for Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Faber has snapped up the rights to a debut Dutch novel by 28-year-old poet and dairy farmer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld following a three-way auction.... Read more
Bloomsbury editorial director Alexa von Hirschberg is to replace Lee Brackstone as head of Faber Social.
Faber & Faber has acquired an "essential" new non-fiction title from author and senior campaigns manager John Grindrod.
Eric Simonoff at WME has closed an eight-bidder auction in the US with Kathy Belden at Scribner for celebrated Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah’s "breathtaking" new novel Out... Read more
Faber has bought rights to Petina Gappah's second novel, The Last Journey of Doctor Livingstone.