Templeberg’s Sri Lanka Writing Fellowship recipient is from Melbourne, Australia.
“An odd experience knowing that in his hands was the gift of rewarding a writer with what could possibly be a life-changing experience devoting a month to writing in Sri Lanka, with return airfare from Australia, accommodation and a stipend all provided” described Royston Ellis. This was thanks to the generosity of the new owners of Templeberg Villa, Christopher Shields and his partner Brent Carey and Christopher’s mother, Karin Jansson.
Winner of Australia to Sri Lanka Writing Award
Only one writer, the eventual winner, seemed genuinely inspired and also planned to make use of Sri Lanka as the setting for stories. So the award went to Michelle Wright whose parents migrated from Sri Lanka to Australia in the early 1960s. Wright has researched the country’s history for several years but has not been back to Sri Lanka since 1992. She will be in residence at Templeberg Villa in December”
See Royston’s Report 172 for further details.