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Lunchtime Lecture: Inside Faber: Toby Faber on the history of Faber and Faber

20 June 2019, 13:15

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Immerse yourself in history, art and culture at our popular Lunchtime Lectures. Doors open at 12.45. Lectures begin at 13.15 and last approximately one hour.

As the grandson of Faber’s founder, Toby Faber grew up steeped in the company’s books and its stories. To celebrate the publishing house’s 90th birthday, he gives an intimate and entertaining history drawing on previously unpublished archive material including diaries, letters and memos which provide a rare insight into the lives and minds of the twentieth century’s greatest writers from Sylvia Plath to William Golding.

Toby Faber was Faber's Managing Director for four years and remains a non-executive director and chairman of sister company Faber Music. He has written two celebrated works of non-fiction, Stradivarius and Fabergé's Eggs, and his first novel, Close to the Edge, was published by Muswell Press in April 2019. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. Toby will be signing copies of Faber & Faber: The Untold History of a Great Publishing House after his lecture in the Gallery's Bookshop.