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Our tutors are an essential part of the Faber Academy family – meet the writers who bring our courses to life.


Richard Skinner

Richard is the director of our fiction programme and has been a hugely important part of Faber Academy since its inception in 2009. He is the creator of our flagship Writing a Novel course and has gone on to see a record number of our alumni find major publishing deals. He recently launched a series of ten masterclasses, distilling his experience of teaching on Writing a Novel for over a decade into advanced, intensive evening sessions on specific elements of the writing process.

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Rachael Allen


Rachael Allen’s first collection of poems, KINGDOMLAND, is published by Faber & Faber. She is the co-author of a number…


Katherine Angel

Fiction Development

Katherine Angel is the author of Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again (Verso, 2021), Daddy Issues (Peninsula Press, 2019), and…

Emily Barr

Emily Barr

Fiction Development • Novel

Emily Barr is the author of eighteen published novels, and is currently working on the next two. Her first novel,…


Peter Benson

Crime • Fiction Development • Novel

Peter has published eleven novels, both in the UK and in translation. His prize winning debut, The Levels, was published…

Emily Berry

Emily Berry


Emily Berry’s first book of poems is Dear Boy, which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the…

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Susmita Bhattacharya

Fiction Development • Novel

Susmita has been a professional writer and teacher since 2005. She won the Winchester Writers’ Festival Memoir Prize in 2016 and her…


Julia Blackburn


Julia Blackburn was born in London in 1948, the daughter of the poet Thomas Blackburn and the painter Rosalie de…


Joanna Briscoe

Fiction Development • Novel

Joanna Briscoe is the author of the novels Mothers and Other Lovers, which won the Betty Trask Award; Skin; Sleep…


Sabrina Broadbent

Fiction Development • Novel

Sabrina Broadbent's debut novel, Descent, won the WH Smith Raw Talent award. Her other novels are A Boy’s Guide to…


Tom Bromley

Fiction Development • Non-fiction • Novel

Tom Bromley is an author, editor and ghostwriter. He has written ten books under his own name, both fiction and…

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