Richard Skinner

Richard Skinner is a novelist, poet and critic. His most recent book, The Mirror, was described as ‘beautifully written . . . immersive . . . captivating’ by the Guardian. As Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy, he created the flagship ‘Writing a Novel’ six-month course in 2009 and since then has helped hundreds of writers find their voice.
  1. Masterclass: Setting (Online)

    Masterclass: Setting (Online)

    One day
    26th - 26th April 2021
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  2. Masterclass: The Idea of Pace (Online)

    Masterclass: The Idea of Pace (Online)

    One day
    24th - 24th May 2021
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  3. Masterclass: Coming at Character from All Angles (Online)

    Masterclass: Coming at Character from All Angles (Online)

    One day
    21st - 21st June 2021
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  4. Masterclass: Triangles and Squares in Fiction (Online)

    Masterclass: Triangles and Squares in Fiction (Online)

    One day
    27th - 27th September 2021
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  5. Masterclass: The Idea of Conflict (Online)

    Masterclass: The Idea of Conflict (Online)

    One day
    25th - 25th October 2021
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  6. Masterclass: Plotting (Online)

    Masterclass: Plotting (Online)

    One day
    29th - 29th November 2021
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  7. Masterclass: The Whole Writing Process in One Go (Online)

    Masterclass: The Whole Writing Process in One Go (Online)

    One day
    13th - 13th December 2021
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  8. Masterclass: Editing (Online)

    Masterclass: Editing (Online)

    One day
    31st - 31st January 2022
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  9. Masterclass: Synopses (Online)

    Masterclass: Synopses (Online)

    One day
    28th - 28th February 2022
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  10. Masterclass: Planning and Writing The Mirror (Online)

    Masterclass: Planning and Writing The Mirror (Online)

    One day
    28th - 28th March 2022
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
  11. Writing Lives (Online)

    Writing Lives (Online)

    Five Days
    9th - 13th August 2021
    Richard Skinner
    Online
    Life writing is perhaps the most exciting and broadest literary genre of our times – spend a week discovering how you can work within the form to tell your story of a life.