Announcing the recipients of the 2024 Faber Writing Scholarships

We are delighted to celebrate the recipients of the 2024 Faber Writing Scholarships for Writing a Novel  and Writing Creative Nonfiction.

We are thrilled to introduce to you the recipients for our 2024 Faber Writing Academy Scholarships. We were delighted to be able to offer spots in our Writing a Novel course – in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Online – as well as for our online Writing Creative Nonfiction program.

We were amazed at the quality of submissions this year and thank our tireless tutors who worked through the applications: Emily Bitto, Miles Allinson, Gretchen Shirm, Lauren Aimee Curtis, Emily O’Grady, Kristina Olsson, Carrie Tiffany, Pip Smith and Rebecca Giggs.

We look forward to welcoming these new and exciting writers into the Academy next year, linking them up with their tutors and fellow classmates.

Sam Twyford-Moore
ManagerFaber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin

Writing a Novel – Sydney

Alison Martin

Alison Martin is a writer, former political advisor, and humanitarian worker, who has lived in Jerusalem, South Sudan, Indonesia, and now in Australia. She was shortlisted for the Peter Carey Short Story Award, the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, the Margaret River Short Story Competition, and has published in The Saturday Paper, Westerly, Overland, The Guardian, and Huffington Post.

Writing a Novel – Brisbane

Eve Tramacchi O’Keeffe

Eve Tramacchi O’Keeffe is a writer living and learning on unceded Jagera and Turrbal Country. Through the body of their writings, they are learning to know landscape as a dynamic and tender site of epistemological and linguistic entanglements, conflicts, encounters, and intimacies.

Writing a Novel – Online

Daniel Ray

Daniel’s writing has been published in Griffith Review, Island, Overland, Westerly, Voiceworks, The Suburban Review and Cicerone Journal’s anthology, These Strange Outcrops. He was longlisted for the 2023 Griffith Review Emerging Voices Competition. He is currently studying at the Australian National University, researching fiction, affect and subjectivity. 

Writing a Novel – Melbourne

Ava Wilschke

Ava Wilschke is a writer from Brisbane, currently living in Melbourne. She graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2023 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing). 

Writing Creative Nonfiction – Online

May Ngo

May Ngo is a writer, editor and former academic with a PhD in anthropology. She is Australian of Teochew Chinese-Cambodian descent. She was a recipient of the Kill Your Darlings 2021 New Critic Award and the Sydney Review of Books 2021 JUNCTURE Fellowship, as well as shortlisted for the Woollahra Digital Literary Awards and the 2021 Wheeler Centre The Next Chapter award. For more info: