Javier Montes (CRF 2018) was named a 2022 recipient of the Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award.

Montes was awarded £20,000 and a year’s writing residency at the British Library to develop his forthcoming book using the Library’s Americas collections, as well as the opportunity to showcase his finished work at Hay Festival events in the UK and Latin America. He was selected from a shortlist of writers hailing from Europe, North and South America. Including both fiction and non-fiction, the 2022 shortlist covered a diverse array of subjects relating to the Americas including queer histories, sound, sense of place, the Transatlantic slave trade and Indigenous Ecuadorian war practices.

Congratulations, Javier! Learn more here.