The Sylt Foundation calls all writers of contemporary African literature to apply for the two months African Writer´s Award, offered as part of the Sylt Foundation Residency Programme.
The African Writer´s Residency is awarded anually and offers an Award of a two months residency to writers of African literature, whose work engages with contemporary themes related to Africa and the African diaspora. The Award is open to published (not self-published) writers of poetry, prose, plays and novels by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language or translated into the English language.
The winner will be selected by an experienced and credible selection panel of literary professionals.
The contemporary African writer who wins the award is expected to work on or complete a writing project he/she proposed in her/his application. The residency aims to provide an opportunity for the writer to develop ideas and to do research related to the project.
Previous winner were Chika Unigwe (Nigeria) in 2013 and Nii Parkes (GB/Ghana) in 2014.
Deadline for application submission is 6 pm Friday, 29th May 2015.
Call for Applications & Application requirements (pdf)