Faber Writing Academy News
The latest from Faber Writing Academy tutors and students.
How things are travelling at the halfway mark for Writing a Novel in 2022
We’ve checked in with the recipients of our 2022 Scholarships for Writing a Novel and they’ve shared their insights and surprises.
Richard Cooke tells us about his new course ‘The Book Proposal’
We asked Richard Cooke to tell us more about why the book proposal is like an ‘audition’ for a book and what students will take away from the course.
Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo confirmed as guest speaker
Katherine Boo will be a special guest speaker in our new course Writing the Narrative Nonfiction Book with Deborah Robertson.
Coming in May – Pitching for Publication with Oscar Schwartz
We asked award-winning journalist Oscar Schwartz to tell us more about his forthcoming Faber Writing Academy course.
Writing the Narrative Nonfiction Book with Deborah Robertson
Author Deborah Robertson on why she’s working with Faber Writing Academy on a new non-fiction course for writers in Melbourne.
Meet the 2022 Faber Scholarship Winner for Writing Creative Nonfiction
The Faber Writing Academy is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2022 Faber Writing Scholarship for Writing Creative Nonfiction.
Meet the 2022 Faber Scholarship Winners for Writing a Novel
The Faber Writing Academy is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 Faber Writing A Novel Scholarships.
Louis Decrevel on Writing for Children and opening the floodgates
In 2021 Louis Decrevel was on the verge of quitting as a writer for children but then found a community. What happened next?
Brooke Scobie winner of the 2021 First Nations Scholarship
Brooke Scobie writes about a year that was challenging but built confidence and made her ‘a brand-new shiny writer’.
Jane O’Sullivan, 2021 Scholarship winner, on a bag full of writing tools
Jane O’Sullivan, 2021 Scholarship recipient on a lifetime’s supply of practical fiction writing techniques.
Magdalena McGuire, a 2021 Faber Writing Scholarship winner, reflects
One of our 2021 scholarship recipients for Writing a Novel in Melbourne reflects on her year studying with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto.
James Bradley on writing about the biggest issue facing our society
James Bradley’s new course Writing Environmental Crisis shows how fiction can explore the impacts of climate change and reimagine the world.
Jack Colwell tricks himself into reading and discovers a new morning ritual
Songwriter Jack Colwell joined Anwen Crawford’s course Writing About Art and came away with a new reading group.
Special supported places for writers affected by lockdowns
Apply to join Kickstart Your Novel with Pip Smith for free. For writers in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
Writing your first novel – know where the ‘heat’ is with Pip Smith
Pip Smith was a Faber Writing Scholarship winner and now leads our program Kickstart Your Novel: The Opening Chapter and Beyond.
Debuts in the news – In The Quiet with Katelin Farnsworth
Cate Carlton has recently died yet is somehow able to watch her family from the afterlife. In the Quiet is a striking debut.
Debuts in the news – Looking for Alibrandi with Crystal Corocher
The eloquence of buzz phrases like ‘representation matters’ didn’t exist 25 years ago when I was a wog girl growing up in the bush.
Debuts in the news – The Serpent’s Secret with Kellie Byrnes
The Serpent’s Secret, written by Sayantani Dasgupta, is a humorous, action-packed middle-grade fantasy debut.
Debuts in the news – We Need New Names with Sarah Halfpenny
Like all of my favourite stories, NovioletBulawayo’s We Need New Names, opened the door to a world vastly different to the one I inhabit.