February 2010

*40-minute companion video for Hesitation Marks, Interrogations of Thomas Farber, now available from
Among the interrogators are Shawna Yang Ryan, Leonard Pitt, and Cathy Luchetti.

*Le Regardeur, French translation of The Beholder (2002), forthcoming from Editions Gallimard/Editions Joelle Losfeld in April.

*Essay from Akule, forthcoming in July from Editions Limited, photographs of Wayne Levin and text by Thomas Farber, will appear in The Surfers Journal in April.

*The Two-Body Problem, a screenplay by Thomas Farber and Edward Frenkel, will be published in June.

October 2009

Hesitation Marks, forthcoming November 10, 2009
Akule, text for the photographs of Wayne Levin, forthcoming March 2010.

January 2009

October, 2009: Editions Gallimard will bring out the French translation of The Beholder (2002)

November 2008

Forthcoming February 1, 2009, The Twoness of Oneness
Forthcoming May 1, 2009, Brief Nudity

July 2007

In July, A Lover's Question: Selected Stories, will be reissued by Ellsberg Books (

MARCH 2007

Ellsberg Books ( announces a new edition of A Lover's Quarrel: On Writing and the Writing Life


In Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies
An Interview with Thomas Farber

About On Water and The Face of the Deep

MAY 2006

New DVD -- Thomas Farber Reads: DVD Series
Readings from Truth Be Told


Initial Readings from Truth Be Told :

Sept 21st
09/21 Black Oak Books in Berkeley at 7:30 PM
491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Tel: (510) 486-0698

Sept 29th
09/29 Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art in New York City 7 PM
Rosenberg + Kaufman
115 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012
Tel: (212) 431-4838


Truth Be Told just published by Hip Pocket Press:

Hip Pocket Press is publisher of Thomas Farber's recent work
Truth Be Told: New and Collected Pre-Mortems, a collection of epigrams.

Critical Praise

Tom Farber's Truth Be Told offers the sort of wicked pleasures to be found in Gustave Flaubert's A Dictionary of Platitudes; here the great fun is (un)leavened by some equally engaging, astute critical prose on the subject of the text: epigrams. The end.

--Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of An Almost Perfect Moment

"With pungent wit and cynical insight worthy of Diogenes, Farber's epigrams cast a cold eye on contemporary manners, morals and mortality. His gimlet observations spare no one, least of all their author. A painfully accomplished performance."

--Stephen Kessler, author of After Modigliani

Tom Farber's Truth be Told does more than compact the world into the essence perceived by its idiosyncratic compositor. It also hints at an expansive hidden narrative of sex, death, joy and despair. In short, as the author presumably prefers all things, it may be an epigramasterpiece."

Melvin Jules Bukiet, author of A Faker's Dozen

Many of us have night thoughts which amaze us with their acuity, brilliance,charm, and we promise ourselves to write them down in the morning. And then we fall asleep. Thomas Farber has the good sense to keep paper and pen by his bed and to note his epigrams before they are lost. I may ask to borrow pen and paper from him, hoping to preserve something like his comedy, cynicism, melancholy--the evidence of a sharp mind's inwardness.

--Herbert Gold, author of Haiti: Best Nightmare on Earth

Like the bright mirror-image of a necklace inlaid with filaments and gems of well-worn experience, this lovingly and thoughtfully tempered treasury of aphorisms will dazzle and soothe readers who try it on. Thomas Farber is a fine, witty jeweler of memory, thought, insight and dream.

--Al Young, author of The Sound of Dreams Remembered


Regarding Thomas Farber's On Water:

Matt Warshaw's Zero Break, An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing,
, recently published by Harcourt Books, closes with excerpts from Thomas Farber's On Water (1994), which Warshaw has described as placing "surfing at a bright spiritual nexus between life, death, earth, and religion."