As well as working to develop the prize in the UK, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize team has been looking at opportunities to take the prize to other countries and are delighted to announce that writer Susanna Jones will be taking a one month Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize Writing Residency at the Toji Cultural Centre in South Korea in Summer 2014. Susanna’s book When Nights Were Cold was a Fiction Uncovered winner in 2012.
This is part of the Toji Cultural Foundation’s Program for Supporting Creative Works and Cultural Exchanges by Foreign Writers, Artists and Scholars, which aims to promote cultural exchanges and interaction between people of all cultural backgrounds.
Rosa Anderson, Programme Manager of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize says:
“Part of our aim with the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize is to spread the word about British writing talent internationally and to build relationships with writers in other countries. So we are pleased to be able to offer this residency to Korea to Susanna Jones. She will be a fantastic ambassador for the prize in Korea, and we’ll be excited to hear about her time in Korea.”
Susanna will write a weekly blog about her experiences for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize website whilst she is in Korea. The trip is a joint venture between Fiction Uncovered and the Toji Cultural Foundation and will be supported by the British Council in Korea.