Time to play… #BookCharades!

Season’s greetings!

It’s been a festive old week here at Faber Towers. There was a fiercely contested Christmas Decoration Competition, mince pies aplenty and wall-to-wall Mariah. What better way to round out the week than with a good old party game?

Today we’re going to be posting an hourly #BookCharades video, beginning in just a few short minutes at 9am. Each time, it’ll be a member of Team Academy doing their very best to convey a book title to you in classic charade style.

All you have to do is guess what that book is – but keep it to yourself! Don’t be @ing us and giving the game away, eh?

There’ll be nine videos in total, with the last one posted at 5pm, and the first person to email us at academy@faber.co.uk with all nine titles correct is THE WINNER.

The winner will win one of two things. Those things are:

These ten wonderful Faber books (happy Christmas to you):


OR a mini-report from our manuscript assessment team. If you opt for this one, you can submit up to 10,000 words of prose (part of a novel or a short story) or five poems to us, and we’ll provide a report of up to 1,000 words on your work’s strengths and weaknesses.

The choice is yours!

Here are some important things to know about the competition:

  • We haven’t just chosen Faber books to act out, so think outside the house
  • No Academy staff were harmed in the making of these videos
  • We might give extra clues if you tweet us nicely…

Meet you at #BookCharades! Bring a party hat.

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