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Michel Faber

Michel Faber

Michel Faber is the highly-acclaimed author of The Crimson Petal and the White, The Hundred and Ninety Nine Steps and The Book of Strange New Things. Undying: A Love Story, a sequence of poems about his late wife Eva, was published in 2016.

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The Birthday Party, The Boys Next Door, Nick Cave: Nick Cave: A Boy Next Door

Retrospective and Interview by Michel Faber, Rock's Backpages, August 2002

Novelist Michel Faber remembers the Young Nick Cave. ...

Brian Eno: The Big Chill

Essay by Michel Faber, The Guardian, 10 July 2006

GLEAMING METAL DOORS slide open noiselessly at the touch of a button, and I step into the secret subterranean studio of Brian Eno. The atmosphere ...

David Byrne: How Music Works

Book Review by Michel Faber, The Guardian, 9 November 2012

GIVEN THE VASTNESS of the subject, calling a treatise How Music Works seems intellectually arrogant, but it could also be seen as disarmingly frank, a ...

Woody Guthrie: House of Earth

Review by Michel Faber, The Guardian, 14 February 2013

Michel Faber asks if this explicit novel of poverty and sex is any more than a historic curio. ...

The Beatles: You say you don't want a 'Revolution 9'

Book Excerpt by Michel Faber, 'Listen: On Music, Sound and Us' (Canongate), November 2023

In this excerpt from "The siren call of horrible din", the eighth section of his Listen: On Music, Sound and Us (Canongate), Michel explains why ...

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