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The 2023 Fellows

The seventh International Fellowship will take place from 21–27 August 2023. We are delighted to announce that the 9 Fellows taking part have now been chosen. They are:

  • Chris Herschdorfer, Noordboek, Netherlands
  • Véronique Haïtse, Ecole des Loisirs, France
  • Susanne van Leeuwen, Nieuw Amsterdam Publishers, Netherlands
  • Joey McGarvey, Spiegel & Grau, USA
  • Daniella Wexler, Harper Via/Harper One, USA
  • Julia Eisele, Eisele Verlag, Germany
  • Katalin Vas, Móra Publishing House, Hungary
  • Siren Marøy Myklebust, Gyldendal Norsk Verlag, Norway
  • Johannes Engelke, Goldmann Verlag & Mosaic Verlag, Germany 

To read full biographies of the 2023 Fellows, download the PDF.

Photo: top row from left to right: Chris Herschdorfer; Véronique Haïtse; Susanne van Leeuwen; Daniella Wexler; bottom row from left to right: Katalin Vas; Joey McGarvey; Johannes Engelke; Julia Eisele; Siren Marøy Myklebust

The group will spend a week in Scotland at the end of August meeting Scotland-based publishers, agents and writers in a varied programme of events across the country including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, dinner at Robert Louis Stevenson’s former home, a writer showcase in Glasgow, and a trip to the Highlands to meet publishers and writers there.

The purpose of the visit is to help develop relationships between the international publishing community and the Scottish sector, facilitate rights selling and bring Scottish books to an international audience. Previous fellows have acted as advocates for the Scottish publishing scene. Prior to the pandemic, Scotland stand receptions at the Frankfurt and London Book Fairs were a hive of international activity as Fellows reconnect with the Scottish publishers. 

The programme from the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland is supported by funding from the arts body Creative Scotland.


Download the full press release of 19 April 2023.