In the autumn of 2015 (September–November), Granada, like the other member cities of the network of UNESCO Cities of Literature, received, studied and assessed the application forms and candidate dossiers of 12 cities wishing to join the network’s literature group.
The 12 candidate cities were:
Seattle (United States)
Nottingham (United Kingdom)
The new cities
Finally, the new members of the Cities of Literature group announced by UNESCO on 1 December 2015 were:
Nottingham, United Kingdom
The selection process for new candidates will not reopen until 2017.