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Jarvis Cocker Becomes Editor-At-Large for British Publisher

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Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has been hired
by British publisher Faber and Faber as its new editor-at-large. As
part of the new gig, Cocker will take what the publisher is calling a
"broad commissioning role" for the publisher in seeking out new titles,
with a focus on topics related to music.

"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," Faber editor Lee Blackstone told the
Guardian. "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."

Photos: Random Notes
Cocker will release Mother, Brother, Lover,
a book of his lyrics accompanied by new commentary, with Faber next
week. The singer is not the first rock star to take on an editorial role
at Faber and Faber: Who guitarist Pete Townshend worked at the
publisher in a similar role in the Eighties.

 

Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images

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