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The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship 2020

The American Library in Paris is inviting applications for its 2020 fellowship program. The fellowships are open to all English-speakers, regardless of nationality.

The American Library in Paris is a private, non-profit English-language library located in the 7th arrondissement. It was founded in 1920 by the American Library Association using cases of books sent to U.S. soldiers serving in France during World War I. Among the first trustees of the Library was the expatriate American author Edith Wharton, and Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein were both early patrons.

First awarded in 2013, the Library’s Visiting Fellowship offers the opportunity to work in Paris for a month or longer, while participating actively in the life of the American Library. Writers should be working on a book project, either fiction or non-fiction. Applications will also be accepted from people working on a feature-length documentary film that contributes to cross-cultural discourse. As part of the fellowship, the library will connect the visiting writer to resources and people in Paris that could be helpful to his or her project.

Fellows receive a stipend of US$5000 to assist with travel and housing costs. In return fellows are expected to be present in the American Library a minimum of three half-days a week, present a talk at the library, participate in a library reception, appropriately acknowledge the Library in any publication outcomes resulting from the fellowship project and participate in other library-related activities.

In 2020 there will be one fall fellowship and one spring fellowship with the final dates of the fellowships to be confirmed.

Applications close on Saturday 15 February 2020. For further information visit the American Library in Paris website.