Helen Sword

Helen Sword

International expert on academic, professional, and creative writing

Professor Helen Sword is a scholar, poet and award-winning teacher whose recent books include Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard 2012), The Writer’s Diet (Chicago 2016) and Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (Harvard 2017). She is a Professor of Humanities at the University of Auckland, a research affiliate in the Centre for Arts and Social Transformation, and the recipient of several major research and teaching awards. Her popular writing workshops have taken her to more than 100 universities, conferences and institutes on every continent except Antarctica. See her website (www.helensword.com) for links to her books, her digital poetry and the Writer’s Diet test, a free diagnostic tool for writers.