Vucic awarded $50k Marten Bequest scholarship
Dženana Vucic, a Bosnian-Australian writer, editor, critic and recipient of the 2021 Kat Muscat Fellowship, is among the seven recipients of the 2022 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships, each worth $50,000.
Vucic, who was also the recipient of a 2020 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship and whose work was shortlisted for the 2020 Woollahra Digital Literary Award, the 2020 Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing and the 2019 Deakin Nonfiction Prize, is working on an autotheoretical novel about identity, memory, myth- and history-making, the Bosnian war and coming to Australia as a refugee. Vucic plans to use the scholarship towards study and research in Bosnia and Australia.
The seven recipients of the Marten Bequest scholarships are:
- Patrick Livesey, acting
- Jed Long, architecture
- Laura Griffiths, ballet
- Ida Lawrence, painting
- Dženana Vucic, prose
- Kai Wasikowski, sculpture
- Natalie Dietz, singing.
The scholarships are administered by the Australia Council on behalf of Perpetual as Trustee and were established by John Chisholm Marten, a lifelong patron of the arts and literature, to develop the artistic practice of young artists through travel. They offer ‘talented young artists the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling interstate and/or overseas’.
For more information about this year’s recipients, see the Australia Council website.