Tutors

A great creative writing course needs a great teacher

And Faber Academy tutors are the best in the business.

They are award-winning novelists, memoirists and poets, plus industry leaders from Faber's editorial department and top literary agencies. Click on a name below to find out more about them, and which writing courses they have coming up. Alternatively, head to the courses page.

Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton is the multi-award winning author of the internationally renowned Mr Gum books.More...

Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan is the author of acclaimed and multi-award-winning novels and children’s stories.More...

Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra is a poet and teacher. His debut collection won the 2007 Forward Prize for Poetry.More...

Dreda Say Mitchell

Author of 5 successful crime novels and an experienced teacher.More...

Elanor Dymott

"Dymott's capacity to conjure striking imagery is exceptional." Learn to write with Elanor DymottMore...

Erica Wagner

Erica Wagner is an acclaimed writer, journalist and broadcaster, and Faber Academy tutor.More...

Esther Freud

Esther Freud is an award-winning novelist and teaches Faber Academy's Writing A Novel course.More...

Gillian Slovo

Gillian Slovo is an acclaimed novelist and author of the bestselling memoir Every Secret Thing.More...

Hannah Griffiths

Hannah Griffiths is Publishing Director at Faber and Faber, and worked as an agent for many years.More...

Helen Shipman

Helen has taught for over 25 years. She runs Getting Started: Writing Fiction Online.More...

Jill Dawson

Jill Dawson is a prize-winning novelist and poet, with many years of creative writing experience.More...

Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott is a poet, and won the 2010 Costa Book of the Year for her collection 'Of Mutability'.More...

Joanna Briscoe

Joanna Briscoe is an award-winning novelist and teacher of creative writing.More...

Josie Barnard

Josie Barnard is an award-winner writer and broadcaster, and teacher of creative writing.More...

Julia Blackburn

Julia Blackburn is an prize-winning biographer, novelist and memoir writer. More...

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie is the author of five novels, including the Orange Prize-shortlisted Burnt Shadows.More...

Kate Colquhoun

Kate Colquhoun is a journalist and author of four celebrated books of non-fiction.More...

Katharine McMahon

Katharine McMahon is the author of nine novels including 'The Rose Of Sebastopol'More...

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