Every year a group of the world's most exciting writers spend up to a month at Britain's only residential and Prime Ministerial library. The programme supports writers at all stages of their career: residencies have been awarded to manuscripts with a publishing contract as well as to novels submitted by established writers.
To enter, writers submit a one-page CV/biography, a copy of their latest book, a statement on (re)defining 'liberal values' and a description of the writing that they plan to do at the Library. The submission period runs in Spring each year.
'You are looked after well - the food is delicious, the accommodation, with writing desk, is comfortable, quiet and spotless. But it is the library that drew me, [...] I wrote so much, and am sure the magic will work again' (Vanessa Gebbie, 2013)