Sir Geoffrey Cust Faber (23 August 1889, Great Malvern – 31 March 1961) was a British academic, publisher, and poet. He was a nephew of the noted convert and hymn writer, Father Frederick William Faber, C.O., founder of the Brompton Oratory.

Faber was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford.[1] He gained a First in Classical Moderations in 1910 and a First in Literae Humaniores ('Greats') in 1912.[2] In 1913 he joined the Oxford University Press.

A fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, he was the founding editor of Faber and Gwyer (shortly afterwards Faber and Faber), one of the most celebrated of literary publishing houses.


  • Interflow, Poems Mainly Lyrical (1915)
  • In the Valley of Vision: Poems Written in Time of War (1918)
  • Elnovia, An Entertainment for Novel Readers (1925)
  • Oxford Apostles. A Character Study of the Oxford Movement (1933)
  • A Publisher Speaking (1935)
  • The Buried Stream: Collected Poems 1908–1940 (1941)
  • Jowett: A Portrait with Background (1957)
  • Twelve Years (1962), a poem
  • Modern First Editions: Points and Values


William Saroyan wrote a short story about Faber in his 1971 book, Letters from 74 rue Taitbout or Don't Go But If You Must Say Hello To Everybody.

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  1. ^ Pine, L. G., ed., The Author's and Writer's Who's Who, 4th ed., 1960, p.125
  2. ^ Oxford University Calendar 1914, Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1914, pp. 198, 210

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