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THE DAVID T. K. WONG FELLOWSHIP

THE DAVID T. K. WONG FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE 13TH JANUARY 2013

AWARD £26, 000

A year-long residential fellowship with an award of £26,000. Applications
will be considered from established published as well as unpublished
writers of ANY AGE AND ANY NATIONALITY and will be awarded to a writer
planning to produce a work of prose fiction in English which deals
seriously with some aspect of life in the Far East.

Applicants must submit 2,500 words of unpublished work which they plan to
undertake during the fellowship. Application fee is £10.00.

All application forms and full details are available at:

http://www.uea.ac.uk/lit/fellowships/david-wong-fellowship [1]

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And The Whispering Trees Bow to You

Dear friends, old and new,
Dear fellow travelers on this gilded path
The last few weeks have been amazing and the warm cascades of support and goodwill have astounded me. And on the saddle of your encouragement, I have journeyed this far. And so I bow this day before you and say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I came here, to this sunny London, with an old friend and made some totally amazing new ones. And I wish I could say that Tope Folarin is a jerk and doesn’t deserve the Caine Prize. But he is such an awesome dude (And I use that “Americanism” deliberately) He really is. And to him I say congratulations. Pede Hollist is a fine gentleman whom I really like and respect, and his wife is such a wonderful woman. Chinelo Okparanta is so sweet; you just have to like her. And of course Elnathan John, well . . . Such a wonderful, wonderful bunch of people to be around. May our paths cross again. And again. And again.
And so the trees have whispered. And they tell me hope may be frail, like a twig, but it endures like oak. Thank you for opening your hearts to me. May your dreams blossom like daisies in the fields.

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