This residency exchange was initiated in 2019 is a partnership between Cove Park and Varuna the National Writers’ House of Australia, and is generously supported by The Bridge Awards.
We are delighted to confirm that the residencies this year have been awarded to the Scotland-based author and Cove Park Associate Nicola White, and to the Australia-based physician and writer Leah Kaminsky. Nicola will be traveling to Australia for her residency in September and October this year, and we look forward to hosting Leah at Cove Park throughout August.
In its inaugural year, the residency was awarded to the Scotland-based author Victoria Mackenzie and to the Austria-based author Roanna Gonsalves. Varuna’s International Writers Residency Programme is partially funded by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and we are grateful to these organisations for their generous support.
Residency Exchange 2022: Writers’ Biographies
Leah Kaminsky is a physician and award-winning writer. Her debut novel The Waiting Room won the Voss Literary Prize. The Hollow Bones won the International Book Awards in both Literary Fiction & Historical Fiction categories and the Best Book Awards for Literary Fiction. She is the author of ten books and her third novel, Doll’s Eye, will be released by Penguin Random House Australia in 2023. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts, USA.