The Faber Social is an evening of readings, music and performance, held on the first Monday of every month. A unique collaboration between publishers Faber and Faber and Heavenly Records, it takes place at The Social on Little Portland Street, W1. Since it began in June 2011 the night has featured a diverse range of writers, novelists, playwrights, critics, memoirists, songwriters and poets, including Simon Armitage, Hanif Kureishi, Edna O’Brien, Jarvis Cocker, David Peace, Evie Wyld, Jon McGregor, Alan Warner, Jane Harris, Andy O’Hagan and Sarah Hall.
At this very special Faber Social to celebrate Words Words Words at Selfridges, Justine Picardie will talk about the extraordinary life and legend of Coco Chanel, and discuss fashion and identity with Linda Grant, author of The Thoughtful Dresser and the Man Booker-shortlisted The Clothes on Their Backs. Ali Smith will read from her latest novel, There But For The (‘Playful, humorous, serious, profoundly clever and profoundly affecting’, Guardian), and discuss the art of storytelling with journalist, critic and publisher Alex Clark. Music will be provided by poetic country rockers Treecreeper, and The Social will be mixing cocktails at the in-store bar.
One ticket allows guests one free cocktail.
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Faber & Faber is one of the great independent publishing houses in London. We were established in 1929 by Geoffrey Faber and our first editor was T. S. Eliot. We are proud to publish prize-winning fiction and non-fiction, as well as an unrivalled list of modern poets and playwrights. Among our list of writers we have six Booker Prize winners and twelve Nobel Laureates, and we continue to seek out the most exciting and innovative writers at work today.