Faber Writing Academy News
The latest from Faber Writing Academy tutors and students.
Writing for Young Adults – it’s joyful and pushes the boundaries
We asked tutors Shivaun Plozza and Bec Kavanagh to tell us a little more about Writing a Novel for Young Adults.
Exploring the imaginative interchange between reader and critic
Ellen O’Brien asks tutors Declan Fry and Anwen Crawford about their new course Writing About Culture.
Donna Cameron signs with Transit Lounge Publishing for ‘The Rewilding’
We were over the moon to read a Writing a Novel alumnus success story in Weekly Book News recently.
Martine Murray looks forward to exploring voice and transforming stories
We asked tutor Martine Murray to tell a little about what make ‘Writing Captivating Picture Books’ exciting.
Ben Hobson on the importance of getting started
Ben Hobson teaches Kickstart Your Novel, and we asked him about how he got started on his three novels and what to expect from his course.
Break into the YA Novel with award winning tutors and their guests
Some of the most significant and sweeping publications of the last decade have been novels for young adults.
Meet the recipients of the 2023 Faber Scholarships for Nonfiction Writers
The Faber Writing Academy is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2023 Faber Writing Scholarships for Nonfiction Writers.
Brisbane writers, is there a novel inside you that is trying to get out?
Novelist Emily O’Grady teaches Writing a Novel in Brisbane and she has assembled a wonderful guestlist.
Advice from the best on prepping for a stellar writing year in 2023
We asked our tutors for their best advice on getting ready-to-write in 2023 so read on for tips including dreaming, notebooks and ‘composting’!
Introducing the 2023 Faber Scholarship Recipients for Writing a Novel
The Faber Writing Academy is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2023 Faber Writing A Novel Scholarships.
Brooke Robinson introduces Submitting Your Novel
We asked Brooke Robinson how she’s planning to help novelists hone their novel submissions in her new Faber course.
Rebecca Giggs on the new version of Writing Creative Nonfiction
We asked Rebecca Giggs about the experience, process and outcomes she plans for Writing Creative Nonfiction in 2023.
Deborah Robertson on how her forthcoming nonfiction course will work
We asked Deborah Robertson to answer three important questions about her nonfiction course Completing Your Manuscript.
Aileen Westbrook’s extraordinary and enriching experience
We asked 2022 Faber Nonfiction Scholarships recipient Aileen Westbrook about the impact of Writing Creative Nonfiction.
Welcome to Ellen O’Brien, newly appointed Editor-in-Residence.
With experience as a writer and editor, Ellen O’Brien will be guiding Faber students though the editing process…and more.
Tutor Lee Kofman’s guide to kickstarting your memoir
Tutor Lee Kofman on why we find memoirs so compelling, the books she loves and kickstarting your own memoir.
Tutor Pip Smith on kickstarting ‘Writing a Novel’
Tutor Pip Smith teaches both Kickstart Your Novel and Writing a Novel. Here she reflects on how that works, for her, and for students.
Work with us! We are seeking an ‘Editor-in-Residence’
Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin is seeking a talented, innovative ‘Editor-in-Residence’ to join our small, dynamic team.
Writing Historical Fiction, an interview with Lauren Chater
We asked tutor Lauren Chater to tell us about life as a writer of historical fiction – why she’s drawn to it and whose work inspires her.