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Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan is a multi-award winning author of books for adults, teenagers and younger children. Born in Manchester in 1965, he has an M.Phil in philosophy and a PhD on the history of the concept of beauty. He has written two highly acclaimed literary thrillers, Stag Hunt and Mortal Coil, and four young-adult novels, Hellbent, Henry Tumour, The Knife That Killed Me, and The Fall. He has also written the 'Bare Bum Gang' series for 7-10 year olds, and Einstein's Underpants (short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prizer in 2010) for 9-12s. His latest book for children, The Donut Diaries, was published in August 2011. His books have been translated into eight languages. Anthony has taught creative writing at London Metropolitan University, and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, at St Mary's University College from 2009-11. He teaches Faber Academy's three-month Writing for Children course.

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Writing A Novel

Six-month course with Richard Skinner, Joanna Briscoe in London
Begins 1 October

The comprehensive six-month novel-writing course for the serious writer – perhaps the sort of student who might consider an MA in creative writing but is unable to give up full-time work or family commitments to attend a university.

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

Three-month course with Rowan Coleman in London
Begins 22 April

This three-month course is designed for new and apprentice fiction writers seeking inspiration and guidance. Playful, serious and fun, it proposes to query what writing is and why we do it. The course's aim is to encourage a writerly atmosphere and cultivate engagement with ideas and words.

Writing a Novel | Online

Six-month course with Tom Bromley in your computer
Begins 28 May

Get access to Faber's groundbreaking novel-writing course and content wherever you live at any time of day or night. All the study materials and workshop sessions have been specially devised to fit into a busy schedule.

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