The International Literature Residency offers an established writer based outside the UK a period of at least six weeks at Cove Park during the summer programme. The International Writer works on their own projects in the supportive environment of Cove Park, and also has the opportunity to make new contacts with writers and artists in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK. The International Writer in 2014 is Fred D’Aguiar.

Previous International Writers include Christos Tsiolkas, Anne Carson, Syl Cheney Coker.