Press Release – Creative New Zealand
Established and mid-career New Zealand writers are invited to apply for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship 2013.Applications Invited for 2013 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship
Creative New Zealand Media Release Embargoed until 21 August 2012
Established and mid-career New Zealand writers
are invited to apply for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship 2013.
The Fellowship is one of New Zealand’s longest-standing and most prestigious literary opportunities. It offers a residency of at least six months in Menton, France and NZ$75,000. 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.
Established in 1970, there have been 42 recipients of this fellowship including: Janet Frame, Michael King, Lloyd Jones, Witi Ihimaera, Vincent O’Sullivan, Bill Manhire, Ian Wedde, Dame Fiona Kidman, Jenny Pattrick, Ken Duncum and the 2012 recipient, Justin Paton.
The Fellowship is an initiative of the Winn-Manson Menton Trust and is administered by Creative New Zealand. The Trust gratefully acknowledges a $25,000 grant from the New Zealand/France Friendship Fund towards the residency.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 21 September, 2012.
For more information, please contact Marlene LeCren Creative New Zealand Phone 09 (373) 3066 Marlene.LeCren@creativenz.govt.nz