The 2020 Randell Cottage French writer in residence is Amaury da Cunha.
Born in Paris, Amaury da Cunha studied modern literature before pursuing photography at the École nationale supérieure de la photographie in Arles. He combines both interests in his work as a photo editor for Le Monde’s literary supplement, in his own writing and exhibitions, and in collaborative projects with other writers and photographers.
Amaury da Cunha’s Randell project is an exploration of the life of Minnie Dean, the late nineteenth century baby farmer who was convicted of infanticide and hanged.
Applications for the 2021 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship open in September
Applications for the 2021 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship will open on 1 September 2020. More information about the residency can be found here.
Historic Randell Cottage in Wellington, New Zealand, has been a writers’ residency for New Zealand and French writers since 2001. The Randell Cottage Writers Trust works in partnership with Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand-France Friendship Fund, the Wellington City Council and the Embassy of France.
The cottage has two bedrooms and a writing studio. Located in inner-city Thorndon close to the Lilburn Residence, Rita Angus Cottage, Wellington Asia Residency, and the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden, the cottage is within walking distance of the National and Turnbull Libraries and Archives New Zealand.