Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sargeson Fellowship

Frank Sargeson's cottage at Takapuna, Auckland

The Frank Sargeson Fellowship has been in operation since the 1980s, but according to this news report (6 April 2013, NZ Herald) the fellowship is need of another source of funding if it is to continue its good work, having recently lost its major sponsor.

Janet Frame was the inaugural Sargeson Fellow in 1987, and put her time in the Albert Park accommodation next to Auckland University to good use, writing most of the manuscript of her Commonwealth Prize-winning novel The Carpathians while she was there.

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