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Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship Host

The Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship was established to honour a Creative Scotland colleague who committed his entire professional life to helping writers and literature organisations in Scotland. Following the sad loss of Dr Wallace in February 2013, Creative Scotland established an annual fellowship in his name to honour his memory and commemorate and continue his good work. The fund is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

About the Programme

The purpose of this fund is to support an organisation based in Scotland to host the year-long Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship during 2020.

The Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship has been designed to support mid-career and established writers. The award is intended to provide one writer with time to develop their work over the course of a year, and the opportunity to work creatively with an organisation based in Scotland. The fellowship is aimed at allowing a writer time to create work rather than deliver creative workshops or other project based activities. Organisations applying to host the fellowship will suggest a broad theme or idea for the fellowship, this theme should be related in some way to their own work and priorities.

2020 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow

Children’s writer Maisie Chan has been appointed as the 2020 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow. Chan will undertake her Fellowship in partnership with Moat Brae, the National Centre for Children’s Literature based in Dumfries.

Chan writes cross-cultural children's fiction, often featuring intergenerational relationships, bringing themes of connection, understanding and belonging to young readers.

Currently working on a forthcoming book for a prominent Hachette literacy series, Maisie has been gaining recognition with her new collection of tales, myths and legends, Stories from Around the World (Scholastic) and The Legend of Hua Mulan in the Ladybird Tales of Superheroes.


Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship Host Guidance - 2020

View and download the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship Host Guidance - 2020 in PDF format.