The creative writing programme at University College London’s Birkbeck is a leader in the field and has partnered with Cove Park to establish a residency for their outstanding graduate of 2011. The resident is the winner of Birkbeck’s Sophie Warne Memorial Essay Prize. This four-week residency gives an emerging writer their first taste of a professional residency experience and the opportunity to network with other artists in all fields.

Paul is working on his debut novel, begun whilst on the Birkbeck programme.