French Writer in Residence

The French residency is jointly supported by the French Embassy in New Zealand, the Randell Cottage Writers Trust and the Arts Foundation of New Zealand via a sub-Trust established by the France New Zealand Friendship Fund. It is the welcome result of an extensive project to offer a counterpart to the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship in Menton, France, which has supported many of the great names of New Zealand literature. 

Applications – French writer

In 2023 the Residency will take place between January and April inclusive. Applications are welcomed from writers who have French citizenship (or have been residents for at least 5 years), have published at least two books, and have a good command of the English language. The French Embassy’s Cultural Services network of contacts and partners is available to the resident during the residency term.

The selection panel comprises leading figures of the French and New Zealand book industries with representation from the Randell Cottage Writers Trust.

For further information, please follow the links to the website of the Embassy of France:

Application for 2023

Deadline for applications: 10 July 2022.