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18 August 2016

Since receiving the title of UNESCO Creative City of Literature, Prague has offered 6 residencies every year for authors and translators from other UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature across the globe.

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The residency covers accommodation, travel costs and provides a scholarship of €600 per month.

Applicants must have:

  • Basic knowledge of English language
  • At least one published literary work OR two broadcast or published radio dramas OR a performed or published theatre play OR at least one translated work of a Czech author
  • A willingness to participate on the local literary life (author readings, meeting students, talks, activities arranged by the receiving institution or connected to the cultural events of the city)
  • A writing project to work on during the residency

The first Prague City of Literature Writer-in-residence was Melbourne author Liam Pieper. The novel he worked on while at the residency, The Toymaker, has recently been published by Penguin Australia.

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2016.

Visit Prague City of Literature for details