Faber Writing Academy News
Writing a Novel Stage 1 for 2021 is almost complete so where to now
As the 2021 classes in Writing a Novel Stage 1 near completion we asked our scholarship winners what they’ve learnt and what’s next.
Congratulations Gabriella Kelly-Davies – book to publish in August 2021
Gabriella Kelly-Davies’ biography Breaking through the pain barrier has been signed by Hawkeye Books in Queensland.
Congratulations Ali Lowe – world rights sold in a two book deal
Hodder & Stoughton have acquired world rights to Ali Lowe’s debut novel The Trivia Night in a two book deal.
Advice for YA Writers from Hilary Reynolds, Senior Editor at Allen & Unwin
We asked Hilary Reynolds, Senior Editor for Children’s & YA books, for her top tips on the best ways to keep YA readers engaged.
Drusilla Modjeska on the terrain between fiction and nonfiction
We asked Drusilla Modjeska to talk about hybrid forms of writing and how she’ll be reading applications for her new course.
The Crime Fiction Lab and our tutors’ crime writing processes
Want to know just how practical The Crime Fiction Lab is for real crime writers? We asked our tutors R.W.R. McDonald and Katherine Kovacic.
Crime fiction reading recommendations from our crime writing duo
We asked tutors R.W.R. McDonald and Katherine Kovacic to tell us about the crime fiction that currently has them hooked (and why…)
What is this thing called YA? with award-winning author Simmone Howell
Simmone Howell tells us about the history of YA books, the possibilities for YA authors and what it takes to create a great piece of work.
Rebecca Giggs reflects on her top three recent nonfiction reads
We asked Rebecca Giggs to tell us about her recent reading – which nonfiction books have stayed with her and why they work.
Rebecca Giggs on the art and science of Writing Creative Nonfiction
We asked award-winning author and tutor Rebecca Giggs to tell us about winning awards, how projects begin and her new online course.
Fantastic guests announced for Writing a Novel in Brisbane
Trent Dalton and Aviva Tuffield to appear in Writing a Novel as guest speakers. Speed assessments now available for Writing a Novel applications.
What makes a great application for Writing a Novel (Part 3)
Kristina Olsson, Course Director for the inaugural Writing a Novel program in Brisbane, told us what she’s looking for.
The Faber Academy and the Writing a Novel program
Joey Connolly, Head of Faber Academy in the UK, on the beginnings of the Academy, writing communities and what comes next for Faber in the UK.
2021 Scholarship winners for Writing for Children & Writing Young Adult Fiction
Faber Writing Academy is thrilled to announce the recipients of our scholarships in Writing for Children and Writing Young Adult Fiction.
What makes a great application for Writing a Novel? (Part 2)
We asked Kathryn Heyman and Margo Lanagan what they’re hoping to discover when they read applications for ‘Writing a Novel’.
2020 Scholarship winner Coco Huang on ‘Writing a Novel’
My experiences at Faber taught me that there are three things a writer needs: patience, dedication and support.
What makes a great application for Writing a Novel?
Writing a Novel tutors Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto told us there are three main factors that make a great application for Writing a Novel…
Meet the 2021 Faber Scholarship Winners for Writing a Novel
The Faber Writing Academy is delighted to announce the 2021 Faber Writing a Novel scholarship winners and to introduce them to you.
Gretchen Shirm on Starting fiction – how does it happen?
We asked tutor Gretchen Shirm to tell us more about her experience of getting started as a writer of fiction and the events of 2020 have affected her writing.