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Sabrina Broadbent

Sabrina Broadbent's first novel, Descent, was published in 2004 and won the WHSmith Raw Talent Award. A Boy's Guide to Track and Field was published in 2006 and her third novel, You Don't Have To Be Good, came out in June 2009, all published by Chatto & Windus. She writes without giving up the day job, working as an English teacher in London comprehensives. She is currently Associate Deputy Headteacher at a school in Kilburn. Her journalism, which tackles issues ranging from teenage pregnancy to the way our exam system stops children learning, has appeared in the Guardian, Times, Sunday Times and Mail. The only girl from a large family of boys, she grew up in East Anglia and studied at Goldsmiths' College, London. She is working on her fourth novel, The Secret Life of Girls and a stage play, Let Them See The Sky, about the life and work of Elizabeth Fry.

Sabrina is a course director on Faber Academy' s six month Writing a Novel course.

Courses that might interest you...

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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