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.

Andrea Stuart

Andrea Stuart is an acclaimed biographer and teaches our 'Writing Family History' course.More...

Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009, and is co-founder of The Poetry Archive.More...

Anthony McGowan

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

Arzu Tahsin

Arzu Tahsin has worked in publishing for 20 years. She teaches on the Art of Publication course.More...

Ben Johncock

Ben Johncock is an author, journalist and social media expert.More...

Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard is a writer, blogger and digital self-publishing expert.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...

Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and short story writer.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...

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