Through the generosity of its benefactors, The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is able to offer the following writing fellowships:
The David T.K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship
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 East and Southeast Asia.
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.
Charles Pick Writing Fellowship
The Charles Pick Fellowship was offered from 2002 to 2017 and was 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 The fellowship, which was worth £10,000, lasted for six months and supported the work of an unpublished writer of fiction or creative non-fiction.
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.