This summer Cove Park is host to some really wonderful writers, and it’s my good fortune that I get to bring them to us, and enjoy their company while they’re here. Kirsty Logan, Scottish novelist extraordinaire has just completed six weeks with us working on her new novel: I think you may be able just to discern her beautiful haircut in the photo below! We also had two more translators, the charismatic Andy Jelcic from Croatia and Laura Maniero from Italy, making her accomplished and passionate translations of the Scottish poet Gerda Stevenson. Soon to arrive is Heather O’Neill from Canada, Baileys long listed for her novel The Lonely Hearts Hotel, and Dutch novelist Wyske Versteeg, and from a little closer to home, Linda Cracknell bringing her fascinating perspective on nature and landscape to our own unique setting. Towards the end of our programme, we host the awesome Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of A Manual for Heartache, the sequel to her heartbreaking memoir Last Act of Love. I’m also very much looking forward to welcoming our Indian Crime Writer, part of an exchange with Bloody Scotland and Jenny Brown. I mean WOW.
Cove Park is Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre, offering residencies to writers of all nationalities, across all art forms and at all career stages. Find out more about Cove Park and the many other artists with us this summer by going to our website: http://www.covepark.org