The Fellowship offers support for emerging or established Australian writers, working in any literary genre to develop new work creatively using or inspired by our collections.

2017

Dr Michelle Aung Thin 

Cosmopolitan Rangoon through the eyes of Gordon Luce. Or, how the politics of authenticity shape the intimate.

The Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing, supported by the Eva Kollsman and Ray Mathew Trust, was awarded to Dr Michelle Aung Thin to assist her develop a novel about contemporary Myanmar and colonial Burma, using the remarkable Gordon Luce collection: Cosmopolitan Rangoon through the eyes of Gordon Luce. Or, how the politics of authenticity shape the intimate. Dr Thin is a lecturer in the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University and her first novel The Monsoon Bride was published in 2011 by Text Publishing.

 

2016

Paul Daley
Research on postcolonial frontier settlement and scientific exploring expeditions for a novel about black and white politics in Australia

Paul Daley, wearing a blue shirt and blue jacket, standing in front of the wood paneling in the conference room