About the author
Helen Sword is a scholar, award-winning teacher, and poet who has published books and articles on modernist literature, higher education pedagogy, digital poetics, and academic writing. Born and raised in Southern California, she received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and now teaches in the Centre for Academic Development at the University of Auckland. A passionate advocate of creativity and craftsmanship in scholarship, teaching, and the arts, Helen was co-recipient of the University of Auckland's 2007 Teaching Excellence Award for Innovation in Teaching. Her popular academic writing workshops for faculty and doctoral students have taken her to universities in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.