21 May 2015
Established and mid-career New Zealand writers are invited to apply for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship 2015.
The Fellowship is one of New Zealand's longest-standing and most prestigious literary opportunities. In 2015 it offers a residency of three months or more in Menton, France and an allowance of NZ$35,000 to cover return travel to France and living and accommodation expenses.
The support of the city of Menton enables a New Zealand author to work at the Villa Isola Bella, where Katherine Mansfield lived and wrote during the latter part of her life.
Applications are sought from established writers across all genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction, children’s fiction and playwriting.
Since it was established in 1970, there have been 45 recipients of this fellowship including Janet Frame, Michael King, Lloyd Jones, Witi Ihimaera, Vincent O'Sullivan, Bill Manhire, Ian Wedde, Elizabeth Knox, Dame Fiona Kidman, Jenny Pattrick, Ken Duncum and the 2014 recipient, Mandy Hager.
The Fellowship is an initiative of the Winn-Manson Menton Trust and is administered by Creative New Zealand.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 26 June, 2015
For media enquiries contact:
Senior Communications Adviser
Creative New Zealand
Mob: 027 677 8070 | DDI: 04 498 0725
For application information: The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship
To find out more about the Fellowship: www.mansfieldprize.org