This year – wow! We received 45% more applications than last year. It was amazing to see interest in the award grow, but it also meant that selecting winners was tougher than ever before. And behind each submission we read is a person – someone who has poured time, craft and passion into what they shared with us. We know how vulnerable it is to put your work out there to be scrutinised, so we want to say a heartfelt thank you to all the writers who shared their work with us.
We would like to congratulate Madeline Beach Carey and Angela T. Carr, the recipients of this year’s Winter Writing Residency Award on their outstanding entries. Each author will receive a week long residency in 2020, and Greywood Arts will host a reading of their work in the library. We can’t wait!
We’d also like to thank last year’s awardees, Aisling Flynn and Emily S. Cooper, for helping make the 2020 selection.
Madeline Beach Carey
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Madeline studied literature and creative writing at Bard College. Since 2000 she has lived in Barcelona, Spain where she has worked as an editor, translator, cultural manager, and speechwriter.
Madeline’s stories and essays have been published in American literary journals as well as Catalan magazines. Her fiction has been supported by grants from Bread
Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont and the Edward Albee Foundation in New York.
In 2019 she was a fellow in fiction at Hawthornden in Scotland and in political
philosophy at the Faber Residency in Olot, Spain.
During her stay at Greywood she will be working on a novella, On the Flight Patterns
of Some Exotic Birds.
You can read selections of her work at madelinebeachcarey.com.
Angela T. Carr
Angela is a poet, editor and creative writing facilitator. Her debut collection How to Lose Your Home & Save Your Life was published by Bradshaw Books in 2014. Winner of the 2019 IYeats International Poetry Prize and The Poetry Business 2018 Laureate’s Prize, chosen by Carol Ann Duffy, her work has been placed or shortlisted in over 40 national and international competitions. She is published in literary journals and anthologies in Ireland, the UK and US, including The North, The Lonely Crowd, The London Magazine, Mslexia and Banshee. Originally from Glasgow, she lives in Dublin. More at www.adreamingskin.com