Thursday, June 12, 2014
Kiwi author receives prestigious Bellagio Residency
New Zealand author and University of Auckland graduate
Paula Morris (right) has been awarded a prestigious Bellagio Residency, which she will take up in October this year.
The residency programme was established in 1913 by the Rockefeller Foundation. Residencies take place in the foundation’s properties in the picturesque Italian town of Bellagio, Lombardy, by the edge of Lake Como.
It is one of two residencies Paula has been awarded this year. She is also spending a month at Brecht’s House in Denmark as a resident in July. Brecht's House is named after author Bertolt Brecht who lived there in the 1930s.
The residencies are further kudos for the author who already has a long history of success in the literary world. Now she plans to bring her talent home to the University of Auckland and teach a Master of Arts course in creative writing next year.