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 Track and Field and You Don’t Have to be Good, all published by Chatto & Windus. When film rights for Descent were sold, she wrote the screenplay, which, like most screenplays caused brief excitement and interest before disappearing from view.

She is author of numerous award-winning non fiction titles for schools and colleges including Writing from Life, Three Modern Novels, an edition of Gulliver's Travels and Klondyke Kate. Her broadcasting includes several appearances on the BBC Radio 4 literary quiz The Write Stuff, Shakespeare Masterclasses and interviews with writers, politicians and film talent. Her journalism lobbies for social justice for young people and includes ‘How to Break the Spirit of a Child’, ‘When One Parent is Better than Two’ and ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’.

She is an experienced teacher of creative writing both at Faber and Arvon, a Royal Literary Fund fellow at UCL and former Deputy Head of a large London comprehensive school.

Upcoming Courses

Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Evening)

A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing.



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6 month +


Richard T. Kelly, Joanna Briscoe, Sarah May, Sabrina Broadbent

By Application

Start Date

Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

Application Deadline

Friday 31 Dec 2021


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