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

The Residency lasts for a period of up to 5 months, generally between January and June. Applications are welcomed from writers who have French citizenship, 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 representatives of New Zealand university French programmes, the Alliance Française, and the Randell Cottage Writers Trust, as well as representatives of the French Embassy in New Zealand.

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

Application for 2022

Deadline for French writer residency: Yet to be confirmed. In the event the 2021 lauréate residency is rolled into 2022 (due to border restrictions in place), there will be no call for 2022 applications.