The project Prague – City of Literature offers since October 2015 residential stays for writers and translators. There are six residencies available every year, each lasts two months; the selection process happens during August and September. Prague – City of Literature reimburses the resident for a return ticket, provides accommodation for free and a stipend of 600 euro per month.
The first resident was essayist and journalist Liam Pieper. In January and February Sarah Perry from Norwich was working on her third novel here. In March and April, David Howard was staying here, poet from New Zealand. Tetiana Okopna, translator from Kiev, was working in Prague in May and June. Further, Spanish author from Granada Alejandro Pedregosa worked here on his new novel in July and August, and Polish writer Dominika Słowik from Krakow stayed here the two following months. At the end of the year of 2016 it was Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir, author and illustrator from Reykjavík.
The interview with the first resident Liam Pieper on Radio Prague by David Vaughan can be listened to here: http://www.radio.cz/…es-of-prague