In 2016 Heidi North was the recipient of the exchange. Heidi said at the time:
‘I’m having a marvellous, stimulating and productive time. The Shanghai Writers’ Programme has organised some thoughtful activities for us including visiting a writer’s home, and we have participated in several stimulating cross-cultural literary discussions.
But I am also having plenty of time to put hands to keyboard and write. Being here is such a gift’.