Stephen Page

Chief executive Faber & Faber

Stephen Page says reading great books was his inspiration for becoming a publisher. “I found literature so nourishing and made such sense of my own life that I wanted to spend my time putting good books into other people's hands”. He is now the chief executive of Faber & Faber, the independent publisher of poetry, children’s books and drama. With his vast knowledge of digital modernisation in trade publishing, Page’s commercial acumen and insight are recognised and appreciated across the literary world. Of the challenge of maintaining commercial success in the publishing world, he says “doing that every year at Faber, while retaining our clear taste and standards, is and will always be the challenge. To have done so for the past twelve years is in my view my greatest professional achievement.”

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