It’s never been so hard to be a non-fiction writer, doing more with less: less time, less money and less organisational assistance. Even the best advice rarely refers to these challenges or explains how to overcome them. In this full-day workshop, acclaimed non-fiction author and journalist Richard Cooke (On Robyn Davidson and Tired of Winning) shares techniques honed over years of award-winning reporting, to help you make every moment of research, interviewing, writing and editing count. Leave ready to write and report under real-world conditions.

Sydney Writers’ Festival is sponsoring one place per workshop for writers who may not otherwise be able to participate. Find more information and an online application form here.

Richard Cooke (Australian)

Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke is the author of On Robyn Davidson and Tired of Winning. He is The Monthly's Contributing Editor and US Correspondent, and his work has appeared in the The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Guardian, Best Australian Essays, The Best of Longform and Australian Foreign Affairs. He is a former Mumbrella Publish Awards Columnist of the Year.