Jarvis Cocker to be Faber and Faber editor-at-large

Publishing giant appoints Pulp frontman editor-at-large.

12.10.11

Faber and Faber, one of the most renowned independent publishing houses in the UK, which is also home to 12 Nobel laureates and six Booker prize winners, have recruited Pulp’s frontman Jarvis Cocker to be their new editor-at-large (a role once occupied by TS Eliot). Jarvis will work closely with Faber editors Lee Brackstone and Hannah Griffiths in a broad commissioning role. The appointment comes as Faber and Faber prepare to publish Jarvis’s collected lyrics, ‘Mother, Brother, Lover’, which is due for release next week.

Jarvis expressed that he was “proud, and more than a little excited, to be asked to work with Faber in an editorial capacity”, and that it was his “dearest hope that we will produce some fantastic books together”.

Brackstone also said, “Jarvis felt like a natural fit with the Faber sensibility, both as author and editor, and I’m sure the small list of books he will develop will represent his eccentric and yet popular touch.”

“We now have an excellent portfolio of authors from the pop world and our intention is to develop these relationships and continue to build a reputation as the home for exciting and original writing on music.”