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  1. Winner of the Young Poets Network competition announced!

    The 'Become a literary translator' competition saw translator Don Cellini providing all the tools needed to create a new version of a poem by celebrated Mexican poet Pedro Serrano.

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  2. Out of the Shadows: New Translations of Iranian Poetry

    Poetry International and Modern Poetry in Translation

    Hear Pascale Petit, Paul Batchelor, Karen McCarthy Woolf and many more read brand new translations of Iranian Poetry

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  3. Queues around the block for Flip Festival in Paraty, Brazil

    Poetry a Capella

    In early July the British Council supported a number of events at Flip International Literature Festival of Paraty, Brazil

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  4. Barbara Jenkins Q&A

    Interview with the International Writer in Residence at Small Wonder Festival

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  5. UK Guest of Honour at Guadalajara International Book Fair - Writers Announced!

    The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America, and in November 2015 it will welcome the UK as its Guest of Honour.

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  6. Tania Hershman and Paul McVeigh read in Mexico City!

    On the 9 June 2015, short story writers Paul McVeigh and Tania Hershman read in Mexico City in an event at Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 'Contar El Cuento'. Here is a round-up of tweets from the event

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  7. Laia Jufresa's last blog from Hay Festival

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  8. Laia Jufresa's second blog from Hay Festival

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  9. Laia Jufresa blogs from Hay Festival

    29.05.2015

    Laia Jufresa, the British Council's International Writer in Residence at Hay Festival, on her first impressions of the festival

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  10. Poets on the link between walking and inspiration

    Indian poet Tishani Doshi and Welsh poet Jonathan Edwards recently met in Calcutta, and met again as part of Alchemy festival at the Southbank Centre in May 2015. Here the two poets reflect on the ancient link between writing and walking.

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