New York State, USA
(c) saskia de coster
Since 1992, the writer's residency Ledig House has welcomed hundreds of authors and translators from more than fifty countries. It forms part of the Omi International Arts Centre and is located in the historic Hudson Valley, two-and-a-half hours north of New York City.
Apart from several studios, the old manor house also offers a spacious kitchen, TV room and library, which are shared by ten authors per stay. Weekly meetings are organised with important names in the literary field.
This annual exchange is an initiative of Ledig House and Passa Porta.
The following Flemish authors have already enjoyed a work residency in Ledig House:
- 2010 Saskia de Coster
- 2011 Chika Unigwe
- 2012 Bart Moeyaert
- 2013 Els Beerten
- 2014 Diane Broeckhoven
- 2015 David Van Reybrouck & Annelies Verbeke
- 2016 Fikry El Azzouzi
- 2017 Freek Mariën