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Eccles Centre Writers in Residence

The Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award was first awarded for the calendar year 2012. The Award of £20,000 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).

Watch former Writer in Residence, Naomi Wood, explain how the award helped her research her novel Mrs Hemingway (Picador, 2014).

Read blog posts by current and former Writers in Residence on the Americas blog.

2015 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award

The application process is now closed. The judges will meet in mid-October and applicants will be notified of the outcome before the end of October.

For more information on the selection process, download the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence 2015 leaflet.

Previous recipients

2014 Recipients - Olivia Laing and Erica Wagner

2013 Recipients - Andrea Wulf and John Burnside

2012 Recipients - Sheila Rowbotham and Naomi Wood

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