The two new fellows, David Lyndon Brown (right)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sargeson writers in residence announced
fiction writers have been announced as the recipients of the annual Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship for 2012. New Zealand
Buddle Findlay National Chairman Peter Chemis says the fellowship continues to play a key role in developing
’s literary talent. New Zealand
“We offer our congratulations to David and
Anna and, as with so many high quality fellows who have gone before them, we’re sure they’ll make great use of the freedom from distractions the Sargeson Centre provides,” he said.
“I feel incredibly privileged to be given this opportunity,” said Ms Taylor.
“Time and money are the two major obstacles when it comes to fitting writing into my life. This fellowship eases the financial pressure, as well as providing space and solitude to get words down on paper,” she said.
Ms Taylor said she would spend her time at the Sargeson Centre writing the second draft of a collection of three linked novellas.
David Lyndon Brown studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts from 1969 under the tutorage of Colin McCahon. He is the author of Calling the Fish and Other Stories (2001
), Marked Men (2007 Titus Books) and Skin Hunger (2009 Titus Books). University of Otago Press
David has also taught expressive writing to various groups including the elderly, mental health patients, recovering addicts, Maori and
writers and at the Pacifica 's Centre for Continuing Education. University of Auckland
Mr Brown said he is excited and honoured to have been awarded the fellowship.
“It’s every writer’s dream – an oasis of time. I have several projects in mind, some of which have been simmering for a while, and a recent trip to
Samoa has also stirred something. When I am writing I become totally immersed and this fellowship will allow me the freedom to plunge with no distractions or diversions,” said Mr Brown.
About the Buddle
Sargeson Fellowship Findlay
The Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship is a national literary fellowship offered annually in partnership with The Frank Sargeson Trust. The fellowship provides the opportunity for outstanding published New Zealand writers to write full-time in residence at the Sargeson Centre, adjacent to the University of Auckland, with an annual stipend of NZ$40,000 (the stipend is shared if there are two fellows). The Frank Sargeson Trust established the fellowship in 1987 to commemorate Frank Sargeson and provide assistance for
writers. In 1997 Buddle Findlay became the commercial sponsor of the fellowship, and is proud to support the literary future of New Zealand . For more New Zealand information please visit http://www.buddlefindlay.com/who-we-are/buddle-findlay-sargeson-fellowship