30 September 2015
Victorian author and journalist, Liam Pieper has been selected from an international pool of writers for the inaugural Prague City of Literature Residency.
The Residency recipient is selected from a shortlist of writers suggested by the UNESCO City of Literature offices, including Edinburgh, Dublin, Reykjavik and more.
With an extensive body of work encompassing feature articles, short stories and books, Pieper was selected above all the international nominees.
The Melbourne-based writer has been published in The Saturday Paper, The Age, The Good Weekend, Smith Journal, Meanjin, The Best of The Lifted Brow, The Sleepers Almanac, and many other publications.
His 2014 memoir, The Feelgood Hit of the Year, was shortlisted for the National Biography Award and a Ned Kelly Award. It was followed in 2015 by Mistakes Were Made, a collection of essays.
In September 2015, Pieper won the inaugural Jeff Dean Short Story Award.
From October to December of this year, he will be the UNESCO Creative Resident to the City of Literature of Prague.