Pulp's Jarvis Cocker Named Editor of Publishing Company
A report by The Guardian announced yesterday that Jarvis Cocker, the lead vocalist of British rock band Pulp, has accepted a “broad commissioning role” as the editor-at-large for U.K.-based publishing company Faber & Faber.
According to the report, Cocker will be in charge of acquiring books for a Faber short list beginning in January 2012. He will work alongside editors Lee Brackstone and Hannah Griffiths to help curate material for the esteemed publishing house for the next two years. In a statement, Cocker commented he was “proud, and more than a little excited, to be asked to work with Faber in an editorial capacity.” The books he will seek out in his position as editor-at-large will be geared toward music-related topics.
Faber & Faber is known for publishing a large of concentration of works of poetry—T.S. Eliot was once the house’s editor—but it also publishes everything from fiction to nonfiction to plays to kids’ books. It is home to a dozen Nobel laureates. Next week, the company will publish Cocker’s first book, titled Mother, Brother, Lover, which comprises a collection of the singer’s lyrics with additional footnotes and annotations.
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