Michel Faber





Michel Faber

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April 13, 1960

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Michel Faber (born 13 April 1960) is a Dutch writer of fiction. He writes in English.

Faber was born in The Hague, The Netherlands. He and his parents emigrated to Australia in 1967. He attended primary and secondary school in the Melbourne suburbs of Boronia and Bayswater, then attended the University Of Melbourne, studying Dutch, Philosophy, Rhetoric, English Language (a course involving translation and criticism of Anglo-Saxon and Middle English texts) and English Literature. He graduated in 1980. He worked as a cleaner and at various other casual jobs, before training as a nurse at Marrickville and Western Suburbs hospitals in Sydney. He nursed until the mid-1990s. In 1993 he, his second wife and family emigrated to Scotland, where they...more


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“A single day spent doing things which fail to nourish the soul is a day stolen, mutilated, and discarded in the gutter of destiny.”
Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White

“Participating in Society in not a thing one can do naturally; one has to rehearse for it.”
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“I am a fallen woman, but I assure you: I did not fall. I was pushed.”
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The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome 1) by Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough

THE FIRST MAN IN ROME BY COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH
 
  9 votes, 24.3%

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THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE BY MICHEL FABER
 
  5 votes, 13.5%

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MAISIE DOBBS BY JACQUELINE WINSPEAR
 
  4 votes, 10.8%

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ROMA: THE NOVEL OF ANCIENT ROME BY STEVEN SAYLOR
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL BY SUSANNA CLARK
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

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THE HORNET'S NEST BY JIMMY CARTER
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

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DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK BY WALTER D. EDMONDS
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

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I. CLAUDIUS BY ROBERT GRAVES
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

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POSSESSION: A ROMANCE BY A. S. BYATT
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

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FREEDOM: A NOVEL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY WILLIAM SAFIRE
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

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A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER BY DAVID LISS
 
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  1 vote, 2.7%

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