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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Dream job...British Library Writer in Residence

If you are working on a book - non fiction or fiction - that requires substantial research on Canada and/or USA read on. The rest of us can just dream on...
Applications are invited for the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award. The award of £20,000, sponsored by the David and Mary Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, is open to writers resident in the United Kingdom. Writers should be working on a non-fiction or fiction full-length book, written in the English language, the research for which requires that they make substantial use of the British Library’s collections relating to North America (the USA and/or Canada).

The Writer in Residence will have privileged access to the curatorial expertise of the British Library, will be able to use the Writers and Scholars’ Room and will be entitled to use some BL staff facilities. On publication of the book every effort will be made by the Eccles Centre to host a launch event at the British Library.
Deadline: 31 Aug 2011
The award holder will take up post January 1st
click on the title of this post for more details