Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Writing Wrongs with Faber Academy!

Join authors R J Ellory and Sophie Hannah as they demystify crime writing and put you on the straight and narrow as to what is the best when it comes to crime writing!


With RJ Ellory and guest Sophie Hannah

Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DA.

June 10th to June 12th, 2011, 10am-5pm each day

£425 inc. artisan lunch (includes VAT).

In 1962, with the publication of PD James’s Cover Her Face, Faber solidified its reputation for the very best in crime writing. In 2011, the Faber Academy is continuing to build on that reputation, but in a different way.

Writing Wrongs: A Hands-on Guide to Writing Contemporary Crime presents a unique opportunity to new and aspiring writers to join RJ ELLORY and guest tutor SOPHIE HANNAH here at the Faber offices for a weekend of plotting, pace and character. This intensive course is designed to strip away the mysteries attendant to the genre, and identify the real reasons that crime fictions works, or doesn’t.

Additionally, there will be chance to discuss your individual projects in the course, and to address any specific areas of difficulty you might be facing whilst writing your novel, with focus on practical, realistic, honest answers to those commonly, and not-so-commonly asked questions.

So, if you haven’t written before or are about to embark upon your first crime novel and want to know where to begin, or you have half a dozen completed works and need advice on how best to secure an agent, then this course is for you.

For more information about the course, visit, call Ian on 0207 927 3827, or email


In celebration of Writing Wrongs at the Faber Academy, we are offering the opportunity to win a bundle of 5 PD James books, including the fantastic ‘Talking About Detective Fiction’. To win, all you have to do is to tweet us ( with the best first line of a crime story you can come up with, using the hashtag #writingwrongs. The best entry received by Faber noon on Friday 11th March wins!

(Deckchair not included!)

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