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Residency Programme

The project Prague – City of Literature offers since October 2015 residency stays for foreign writers and translators. From 2015 to 2019 there were six residencies available every year, for 2020, we can brighten the residency stays from 6 to 13. Each residency stay 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 2016, Sarah Perry from Norwich was working on her third novel here. In March and April, David Howard, the poet from New Zealand, was staying here. Tetiana Okopna, translator from Kiev, was working in Prague in May and June. 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, the author and illustrator from Reykjavík.

In 2017, we've hosted James Hopkin, Nives Vidrih, José Luís Peixoto, Juan Pablo Bertazza, Michael O'Loughlin and Oleh Kotsarev.

In 2018, we've hosted David Whiteman, Encarna Castillo, Jaroslav Kalfař, Iryna Zabiiaka, Amir Or and Doris Mitterbacher.

In 2019 we've hosted Richard Fidler, Caya Makhélé, Joanna Lech and Justin MacGregor.

Currently in 2020 it's been Katrin Pauts, Danielle Dussault, Marli Roode and Natalia Shcherba.

To know more about the Announcement of the 2020 Residency Programme Results, visit:

We will not announce a residency call this year due to the situation associated with the spread of a new type of coronavirus. The authors' residencies, which were to take place this year, are postponed to a later date. We will inform you in advance about the announcement of the new call.

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