Carl and David have both been selected for New Zealand’s pre-eminent literary fellowship. The pair will share an annual stipend of $20,000 and will each be given a four-month tenure at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland, to help them focus on their craft full time.
Sargeson Trust Chair Dr Elizabeth Aitken-Rose says the aim of the Fellowship is to enrich New Zealand’s literary landscape. “The Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship supports New Zealand writers by allowing them to focus on their writing full time. Carl and David were selected from a strong list of potential candidates and I hope this opportunity helps them both to reach the next level of their work.”