Michel Faber

Michel Faber

Michel Faber has written nine books. In addition to the Whitbread-shortlisted Under the Skin, he is the author of the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Book of Strange New Things, which was shortlisted for the Arthur C, Clarke Award and won the 2015 Saltire Book of the Year, and most recently Undying, his first poetry collection. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the UK.



The world changes too fast. You take your eyes off something that's always been there, and the next minute it's just a memory

The Book of Strange New Things

Michel Faber

A fascinating visual breakdown of some of the effects in the Amazon pilot Oasis, based on The Book of Strange New Things.

Michel Faber reads ‘Don’t Hesitate to Ask’ from Undying

The Book of Strange New Things cover artwork

Listen to an extract from The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, read by Josh Cohen.

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The abandoned universe was such a weird place, because even though it had been shut down for ever, there were still lights on inside, as if nothing had changed

Some Rain Must Fall And Other Stories

Michel Faber

Undere the Skin – the official film trailer.