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UNSW is helping to build Australia's literary future - well beyond academic and student circles.

UNSW is helping to build Australia's literary future - well beyond academic and student circles.

Nominations are being sought from distinguished writers for the University's Literary Fellowship for 2010-2011. The Fellowship is sponsored by the University's volunteer U Committee.

The value of the Fellowship has been increased to $15,000. It is awarded every two years to a writer in any field, who has a work in progress that would benefit from time at the University. The Fellowship may be taken up on a full-time or part-time basis.

One of Australia's most celebrated contemporary playwrights, Stephen Sewell, was the most recent recipient of the Fellowship. Sewell worked with the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Fine Arts on developing two scripts for the iCinema Centre, creators of the world's first stereoscopic 360-degree cinematic theatre.

Sewell is in good company - previous recipients include Linda Jaivin, Frank Moorehouse, Alex Buzo, John Derum, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (formerly Kath Walker), David Foster, Les Murray, Sue Woolfe, Kate Grenville and Mandy Sayer.

Nominations close on 28 February, 2010 and the award will be announced in April.

For more information on applications, please contact Meg Brewer, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), at m.brewer@unsw.edu.au or (02) 9385 1094.

Media contact: Susi Hamilton, UNSW media | 9385 1583 | 0422 934 024 | susi.hamilton@unsw.edu.au