Faber and Faber began in 1925, founded by Geoffrey Faber and Sir Maurice and Lady Gwyer. Originally the company was called Faber and Gwyer however in 1929 the partnership went their seperate ways and the business was renamed Faber and Faber (despite the fact that there was actually only one Faber).
During this time the business had grown and the begun to employ a young poet by the name of T. S. Eliot, who had left a position at Lloyds bank to become a literary advisor.
As a result Poetry has always played a big part in the companies portfolio however they didn't restrict themselves to one area of publishing and their back catelogue contains twelve Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners.
They remain an independant publishing house, based in London.
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