[Housing Authors & Literature, Denmark]
After the deadline of April 1 2012 we received almost 50 applications for the H.A.L.D. 2012 summer residency program at Hald Manor House.
The following four writers were chosen to participiate in the program:
Blessing Musariri (b. 1973) is a Zimbabwean author and poet. She had her first book, Rufaro’s Day published in 2000 and it was followed by both other children’s books as well as short stories and poems in magazines and anthologies. Her last two books are romances published in 2011 by Sapphire Press in South Africa under a pen name.
Blessing Musariri lives in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Dace Ruksane (b. 1969) is a Latvian author and playwright. Her first novel Romāniņš was published in 2002 and was followed by a number of novels and a collection of essays. A collection of short stories Ķīpsalas putni was published in 2009. Books of Dace Ruksane have been translated into German, Russian and Danish.
Dace Ruksane lives in Riga, Latvia.
Janhavi Acharekar (b. 1973) is an Indian author and travel writer. Both her collection of short stories Window Seat: Rush hour stories from the city and the travel book Moon Mumbai & Goa were published in 2009. Besides short stories in anthologies Janhavi Acharekar also has two books of children’s fiction to her name.
Janhavi Acharekar lives in Mumbai, India.
Thorsten Nesch (b. 1968) is a German filmmaker and author. Following a couple of collections of poetry, his first novel was Strandpiraten des Lebens (2007). Among his other books are Helden oder: warum Kometen nicht auf Idaho stürzen! (2011) a non-fiction book on the art of writing. His last book was the youth novel Verkehrt! (2012).
Thorsten Nesch lives in Leverkusen, Germany.