Jarvis Cocker takes on two-year appointment as a book editor

The Pulp man releases his own first book next week

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Jarvis Cocker is set to take on the role of editor-at-large at publishing house Faber & Faber.

The Pulp frontman will take on the book commissioning role in January 2012 and will work for the publisher for two years. Of the role, Cocker says:

I am proud, and more than a little excited, to be asked to work with Faber in an editorial capacity. It is my dearest hope that we will produce some fantastic books together.


Cocker’s own first book, Mother, Brother, Lover, is published by Faber & Faber next week.

In his new role at Faber, Cocker will work closely with editors Lee Brackstone and Hannah Griffiths. Brackstone explains Cocker’s appointment, saying: “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."

He continued: "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.”

Upcoming music books from Faber include works from Bonnie Prince Billy – pictured right – as well as Julian Cope and James Fearnley of The Pogues.

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