Discover the techniques you need to realise your novel’s potential in this practical workshop with bestselling author Liam Pieper. Explore the craft behind legendary novels, workshop your ideas, and learn to pop the bonnet and take apart your own story so it runs like a finely tuned automotive metaphor. Discover practical tools to beat writer’s block, build a compelling narrative, write authentic dialogue and more – everything you need to take your novel from the blank page to the publisher’s office.

Liam Pieper (Australian)

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Liam Pieper's 2014 memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year was shortlisted for the National Biography Award and the Ned Kelly Best True Crime award. This was followed by Mistakes Were Made, a collection of essays. In 2015 he was the inaugural creative resident of the UNESCO City of Literature of Prague, where he completed his first novel The Toymaker, which has been widely translated and won the Fellowship of Australian Writers Christina Stead Fiction Award. He is the 2018 National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellow for Australian Writing.