Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

The Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize is a British literary prize established in 1963 in tribute to Geoffrey Faber, founder and first Chairman publisher Faber & Faber. It recognises a single volume of poetry or fiction by a Commonwealth author under 40, and is in alternating years awarded to poetry and fiction.

 

1993 selection

The Quantity Theory of Insanity

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 1993

by Will Self

What is there is only a limited amount of sanity in the world and the real reason people go mad is because somebody has to? What if a mysterious tribe in the Amazon rainforest turn out to be the most boring...


1968 selection

Death of a Naturalist

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 1968

by Seamus Heaney

Death of a Naturalist (1966) marked the auspicious debut of Seamus Heaney, a universally acclaimed master of modern literature. As a first book of poems, it is remarkable for its accurate perceptions and rich...


1967 selection

Remedy is None

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 1967

by William McIlvanney

Winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize Charlie Grant, an intense young student at Glasgow University watches his father die. Overwhelmed by the memory of this humble yet dignified death, Charlie is left...