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Crawford named University of Technology Sydney’s New Writer in Residence for 2017-18

Writer and artist Anwen Crawford has been selected as the University of Technology Sydney’s New Writer in Residence for 2017-18.

Crawford will use the residency to work on her second book, a collection of essays ‘about loss—lost artworks, young deaths, vanished histories—and how we think and remember online through data’, to be published by Giramondo in 2019. She will also participate in creative projects with students and staff.

‘Creative collaboration is really important to me,’ said Crawford. ‘My book is about a particular collaborative relationship I had and what happens when that ends. He died—there is a legacy of work, but I am alone.’

Crawford said the residency will allow her to reduce her freelance commitments and dedicate time to the ‘rigorously unorthodox’ book.

Giramondo commissioning editor Nick Tapper described Crawford as ‘an important voice in nonfiction’, whom the publisher signed as part of its commitment to ‘the broad and visionary sense of the essay’.

Crawford’s first book Live through This was published in 2015 by Bloomsbury as part of its ‘33 1/3’ series of books about individual albums.

The UTS New Writer in Residence initiative, worth $40,0000, is delivered by the Cultural Fund of the Copyright Agency and the UTS Writing Program.


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