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Student Achievements and News

The HarperCollins Author Academies train and support writers and designers from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds, with the aim of helping them to become commercially successful in the publishing environment.

Many of our students have already had success in their publishing careers. Here below are some of their achievements:

Children’s Alumni (Spring Course 2021) Nadine Cowan: Collins Learning have now commissioned Nadine to write and illustrate 12 BOOKS as part of their new Black History series for Big Cat!

Sara Di Fagandini (Children’s Spring Course 2021) – has secured an agent and is a recent winner of the Fab Prize (From Faber Academy)

Ulka Karandikar – (Fiction Spring Course 2021) Silver Winner of Leeds Literary Prize 2020

Non-Fiction Alumni (Spring Course 2021) Success Coach Maxine Nwaneri– (Non-Fiction Cohort 1) will be published by HQ Non-Fiction

Vanessa Phan (Fiction Spring Course 2021) – London Library Emerging Writers 2021 shortlist and shortlisted for Owned Voices Novel Award 2021