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 workshop, acclaimed non-fiction author and journalist Richard Cooke (On Robyn DavidsonTired of Winning) shares techniques honed over years of award-winning reporting to help you make every moment of researching, interviewing, writing and editing count. Leave ready to write and report under real-world conditions.

Once you have booked an online workshop, information on how to participate will be emailed to you by 12 April. If you have any queries, please email us at

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.

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 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.