Now in residence
Nancy CAMPBELL, United Kingdom
Nancy Campbell is a poet, essayist and publisher of artist’s books. A graduate of Oxford University (BA Eng. Lit.). Her work responds to cultural and climate change in Arctic environments. Her books include How To Say ‘I Love You’ In Greenlandic: An Arctic Alphabet which won the Birgit Skiöld Award (2013) and Disko Bay (shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, 2016). Her research has benefited from residencies at institutions in the USA, Greenland and Iceland.
Nancy Campbell will devote her time as writer in residence to her translation of Songs from Ammassalik, Greenland.
Dan RICHARDS, Wales
Dan Richards was born in Wales in 1982 and grew up in Bristol. He has a BA in English Lit & Philosophy from The University of East Anglia & an MA from Norwich Arts School. He is co-author of Holloway with Robert Macfarlane & Stanley Donwood (Faber 2013), The Beechwood Airship interviews, a book about the art & creative process (HarperCollins 2015), and Climbing Days, an exploration of the writing & climbing lives of his great great aunt & uncle – Dorothy Pilley and I.A. Richards (Faber 2016).
Dan Richards will devote his time as writer in residence to his project Outpost.
Laura VAZQUEZ, France
Laura Vazquez was born in 1986 and lives in Marseilles. In 2014 she was awarded the Prix de la Vocation for her book La main de la main, forthcoming from Cheyne.
Her texts, À chaque fois, and Le système naturel et simplifié, and Menace are published by Derrière la salle de bains ; her book Oui, at Plaine page. Les fils, written with Simon Allonneau, was just published by Bêta publishing.
She is co-editor of the journal Muscle.
She is also a performance poet, having read her work at a number of sites and festivals, she regularly publishes videos of these performances on the internet.
Her texts are translated into Chinese, Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian, Dutch and German.
Laura Vazquez will devote her time as writer in residence to her project Remonter la pierre.
Takashi WAKAMATSU, Brazil
Takashi Wakamatsu is a farmer and writer, born in 1976 in São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, to Brazilian and Japanese parents. He left school at seventeen to work in Japan for eighteen months. On his return home, he travelled widely before settling in the Amazon region. He has lived there for seven years now, dividing his time between farming, reading, and writing.
Takashi Wakamatsu will devote his residency to a translation of Jean-Pierre Brisset, Les origines humaines.
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