The National Library of Scotland has been selected to host the third annual Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship.
Inaugurated by Creative Scotland in 2013, the Fellowship provides writers with time and support to develop their writing, in combination with a host organisation.
The Fellow will be invited to explore and be inspired by the ways in which the Library’s collections reflect Scotland's past and present. This year's theme for the 2015-2016 Fellowship is 'the recorded memory of Scotland'.
As Portfolio Manager for Literature, Publishing and Language at Creative Scotland, Dr Gavin Wallace was a central figure in Scotland's literary world.
The Fellowship news was announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 24 August, at the launch of Kirsty Logan's book 'A portable shelter'. Kirsty was the recipient of the first Fellowship in 2013.
Fellows receive an award of £20,000 and host organisations are granted £5,000. Details about how writers can apply to become the next Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow will be announced in the coming months.
25 August 2015