Through the generosity of its benefactors, The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is able to offer the following writing fellowships:
Charles Pick Writing Fellowship
The Charles Pick Fellowship has been offered since 2002 and is dedicated to the memory of the distinguished publisher and literary agent, Charles Pick, whose career began in 1933 and continued until shortly before his death in January 2000. The fellowship, which is worth £10,000, lasts for six months and supports the work of an unpublished writer of fiction or creative non-fiction.
The David TK Wong Fellowship has been offered since 1998 and is named for its sponsor, Mr David Wong of Hong Kong, a writer of fiction and former teacher, journalist and senior civil servant. The fellowship, which is worth £26,000, lasts for nine months and supports a writer of fiction to write in English about the Far East.
The Royal Literary Fund Fellowship
The Royal Literary Fund (RLF) is a charity, founded in 1790, to support writers and aid the advancement of public education. Since 2000 the RLF has placed fellows at the University of East Anglia to provide individual tutorials designed to aid students of any discipline in their writing skills. Applications are welcomed from published writers in any genre.
The 9mobile Fellowship
The 9mobile (formally Etisalat) Fellowship was inaugurated in 2013 and is a unique and generous annual award of £10,000 to enable a fiction writer from Africa to spend four months at UEA. It is awarded to the recipient of the 9mobile Prize for Literature, a first novel award established by 9mobile to celebrate new African fiction, encourage upcoming African writers, and support the African publishing industry.
Since the inception of the Creative Writing programme, UEA has also been host to numerous practising novelists, poets, dramatists and translators as lecturers, writers-in-residence, and guests of the year-round International Literary Festival. All have contributed to the wider culture of the programme, both in their practical engagement with students' writing and in the form of readings and public discussions. More information may be found on the Visiting Writers page.