23 February 2018
Melbourne writer Louis Klee will represent the city during a residency in Krakow Poland as part of a UNESCO City of Literature residency program.
Louis Klee is a poet, playwright and literary critic, and in 2017 he was the youngest ever winner of the Peter Porter Prize, Australia’s most prestigious poetry award. Klee’s poetry has been published in the Australian Book Review and Meanjin. His plays include The Ink Trail, which received an award from the Australian Council.
The Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program is dedicated to emerging writers from the cities of literature in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
The program was created to foster connections between cities of literature, and the writers who call these cities home. The program aims to promote the Cities of Literature Network, provide writers with a platform to showcase their work and talent to a Central European audience, support greater diversity of voices and literatures on the Polish and Central European book market and offer local writers the chance to create links with their international counterparts.
Krakow will host five writer residents in 2018. Writers receive the opportunity for a one or two month stay at the Villa Decius, which is also host to the Visegrad Literary Residency and the ICORN residency program.