International Granada Writers in Residence Programme 2024 now open

30 April 2024 - News

Granada UNESCO City of Literature and the University of Granada have created this residency program with the following objectives: to foster contacts and connections between literary authors from Granada and those from different cities and countries of the world; to promote the internationalisation of literary authors linked to Granada; to foster the internationalisation of the cultural fabric of the city of Granada; and to promote Granada as a cultural city and a city that welcomes international creative talent.


What Granada City of Literature offer

  • A stay of 30 nights in Granada for two writers between November 4th and December 3rd, both inclusive, at the Corrala de Santiago of the University of Granada.
  • Granada City of Literature will cover the travel expenses of each of the selected writers.
  • The University of Granada will cover the accommodation expenses of the two selected writers in single rooms and full board at its guest residence Corrala de Santiago.
  • Granada City of Literature and the University of Granada will provide the writers-in-residence with opportunities to participate in the literary life of the city of Granada and contacts with local writers, as well as the possibility of participating in workshops and pedagogical activities.

Selection criteria

  • Have published at least two books (novel, essay, poetry, etc.), excluding self-publishing.
  • Fill out the attached application form (linked below).
  • Intermediate to advanced level of English or Spanish.
  • Synopsis of the literary project you intend to develop during your stay in Granada.

Valued, although not compulsory:

  • Knowledge of Spanish.
  • Cultural and historical interest in the city of Granada.
  • Excerpt from one of the author’s published books, translated into Spanish or English, with a minimum of 1500 words and a maximum of 3000.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (you can ask us at Manchester City of Literature for this!).

Applications, duly completed, must be submitted electronically, before June 20th 2024, to Granada City of Literature, Betty Hernández:

The selected writers will be announced on July 24, 2024 on the Granada City of Literature website.