The art of the fellowship: Rajat Chaudhuri explains how to win writers’ residencies


Rajat Chaudhuri“This year I won the Charles Wallace Creative Writing Fellowship and was based for three months at the University of Chichester, United Kingdom where I was working on a new book,” says novelist Rajat Chaudhuri in an interview with the Times of India. “In 2013, I won a Korean Arts Council Fellowship and travel support from India Korea Centre (InKo) to work for a month at the Toji Cultural Centre in South Korea. Sangam House International Writers residency offered me a fellowship in 2010.”

“Throughout the period 2009-2010 I had been penning the odd short story, getting these published in little magazines and webzines in India and abroad. During this time I was lucky to get selected for a writers’ residency at Sangam House which provided me the opportunity to write more short stories and plan my book Hotel Calcutta.”

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