About us

British Council Literature Team

The Literature team is part of the British Council Arts Group based in London

We work with hundreds of writers and literature partners in the UK and collaborate with our offices overseas to engage with the equivalent constituencies globally.

Together we broker relationships and create activities which link thousands of artists and cultural institutions around the world, drawing them into a closer relationship with the UK.

We work with writers, publishers, producers, translators and other sector professionals across literature, publishing and education. With them we develop innovative, high-quality programmes and collaborations that provide opportunities for cultural exchange with the UK; this might be through festivals, book fairs, conferences or in the classroom, to name just a few.

For more about us, you can view a video about our work.

Please note we do not invest in the development of writers or provide grants for one-off literature programmes.

If you have any queries about our work or the information on this site, please contact us at uk-literature@britishcouncil.org.