08/02/2012

Presca Ahn joins UEA as the David T.K. Wong Creative Writing Fellow

Presca Ahn
The recipient of this year’s David T. K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at UEA is Presca Ahn, who joins us from New York. The Fellowship is an annual award of £26,000 to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about the Far East to spend a year at UEA, and is named for its sponsor, Mr David Wong, a retired Hong Kong businessman and novelist. Presca (pictured) is a graduate of Yale College, where she was a recipient of the Paine Memorial Prize for outstanding senior thesis, a Yale Writing Center Prize, the Kilborne Memorial Traveling Fellowship, the Schoenberg Prize in American Literature, the Rossborough Fellowship for feminist projects, and the Light Fellowship for study and travel in East Asia. She was the founding editor of ‘Broad Recognition’, and has contributed reportage to the ‘New Haven Advocate’and CNN. She has also worked on several documentary films. After graduating from Yale, Presca was a Fulbright Scholar in England. She plans to use her time at UEA to draft a novel about occupied Korea. A new short story by Presca, ‘A Visit’, can be found here on #NewWriting.

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