Guttman Accepted at International Writers' Residence
April 22, 2012
Professor of English and Creative Writing Naomi Guttman will spend four weeks this summer at the Château de Lavigny International Writers’ Residence near Lausanne, Switzerland, working on her poetry manuscript “The Banquet of Donny and Ari.”
The Château de Lavigny was founded by the late Jane Rowohlt in memory of her husband, the German publisher Heinrich Maria Ledig-Rowohlt. Her wish was to bequeath their home, the Château de Lavigny, for a writers’ residence offering and fostering “a spirit of international community and creativity.” In 1996, a small, dedicated international committee of writers and administrators agreed to serve as volunteers to create this institution.
While Ledig-Rowohlt published Albert Camus, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Günther Grass, Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, Harold Pinter, Jean-Paul Sartre and many other key twentieth century writers, he always looked for new voices. In that spirit, the Residence encourages emerging writers as well as established ones to apply. It looks for writers interested in exchanging their ideas as well as concentrating on their own work.