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Helen Hopcroft

Helen Hopcroft is an artist who lives in Maitland. Her erotic novella, The Nights, is published by Spineless Wonders. 

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Helen Hopcroft is an artist, writer and producer based in Maitland. She holds a Royal College of Art MFA degree in Painting and a Creative Writing PhD from Newcastle University.

Helen has been shortlisted for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 Newcastle Writers Festival/Spineless Wonders joanne burns Microlit Award, and for the 2022 Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing. Her publication list includes The Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, Art Monthly and The Griffith Review. She occasionally writes reviews for ArtsHub.com

Helen’s erotic novella, The Nights, is published by Spineless Wonders as an audio book narrated by the brilliant London-based actor, Kelly Burke. A hard copy illustrated version will be launched at NWF 2024. The Nights retells the famous frame story of The 1001 Nights from Scheherazade’s perspective.

Helen once spent a year dressed as Marie Antoinette for a piece of performance art titled My Year as a Fairy Tale. She is currently writing a memoir about the experience. She can be found on Insta at @myyearasafairytale

Helen Hopcroft

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