Faber Writing Academy News
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.
Sanaz Fotouhi at the crossroads of motherhood and writing
2020 scholarship winner Sanaz Fotouhi reflects on her experience of Writing a Novel and blending motherhood and writing career.
Discovering and strengthening narrative voice.
Gabriella Marie Kelly-Davies, 2020 Writing True Stories scholarship winner on finding her voice and a course that pushed her into a new writing experience.
Making space for creativity and finding voice by Arty J. Owens
2020 Writing for Children scholarship winner Arty J. Owens started her course in a time of change and turmoil.
Author to Author – exactly what I needed by Annie de Monchaux
Annie de Monchaux, the first person to complete our Author to Author mentoring program, enjoyed a nurturing, inspiring and instructive experience.
Angela Meyer on editing your own work and getting to the big picture
We asked Angela Meyer why it is so important to be able to edit your own work and how you can improve your editorial skills and understanding.
Jacinta di Mase on the joys and challenges of being a literary agent
After more than 20 years in the book industry, Jacinta di Mase started her own literary agency in 2004. We asked her to tell us what happened next.