Through the generosity of our benefactors, we have been able to offer a number of writing fellowships.
The David T.K. Wong Fellowship has been offered since 1998 and is named for its sponsor, Mr David T.K. 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 (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 with us. 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.
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.
Since the inception of our Creative Writing programme, we have also been host to numerous practising novelists, poets, dramatists and translators as lecturers, writers-in-residence, and guests of our annual Literary Festival. This includes those appointed as UNESCO City of Literature Visiting Professors. Between 1972 and 2010 we also hosted a Writing Fellowship awarded annually to a writer of established reputation and supported with funding from the Arts Council.
All of these visiting writers 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.
You can find details of the impressive array of Visiting Professors, Teaching Fellows and Tutors who have taught on our programme on UEA Writers.