Writer Residency Opportunity in Berlin


Literature Ireland (formerly Ireland Literature Exchange) invites Irish fiction writers to apply for a four-week residency at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. The Colloquium has been at the heart of the German literary scene for over fifty years and now serves as an event forum, a workshop and an artist retreat for authors and translators.


This is a great opportunity for an Irish writer to engage with the vibrant arts scene in Berlin and have a chance to spend time developing their work in a unique setting, said Sinéad Mac Aodha, director of Literature Ireland. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support Irish authors. We look forward to working with our partners at the LCB on many more projects in the years to come.


Applicants must be of established reputation, have a minimum of two books published in translation (novels and/or short stories). We will then select two applicants who must be available to take up a residency at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin between 1 September and 15 October 2016.


Entries should include details of published works (in English/Irish and in translation) and a sample of a work in progress. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 30 June 2016 to info@irelandliterature.com with ‘Residency in Berlin 2016’ in the subject line.


Literature Ireland is the national organisation for the promotion of Irish literature abroad. It awards literary translation grants to international publishers, hosts literary translators in Ireland, co-ordinates the participation of Irish authors at international event and festivals, and represents Ireland at the major world book fairs.

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