Writers Residency is an initiative by designer and tailor T-Michael in collaboration with the
contemporary art gallery Entrée, and Tekstallianse - a network for the
literary field in Western Norway.
to foster exchange between international writers and the local literary field,
and to mediate cultural events in Bergen to a larger international audience
through creative and critical writing.
Writers Residency looks forward to welcoming Kalaf Epalanga as our first writer
in residence during August 2022. Kalaf Epalanga is a writer and musician born
in Benguela, Angola, in 1978, currently based in Berlin. Some people know him
from the Europe Music Award-winning band, Buraka Som Sistema (on hiatus since
2016), and through the columns he wrote for the Portuguese newspaper O Público,
GQ Magazine (Portugal), the independent Angolan online magazine REDE Angola and
the Brazilian literary magazine Quatro Cinco Um. He has released Love
Stories for Coloured Children (2011), The Angolan who bought
Lisbon (for halfprice) (2014), and Whites Can Dance Too (2017),
his debut novel will be translated to English by Daniel Hahn and published by
Faber in spring 2023.
Writers Residency is kindly supported by Bergen Municipality.