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  1. Event! Mexico Market Focus: Rights Forum

    Discover the opportunities in Mexican publishing

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  2. How Does Reportage Communicate the Human Experience of War?

    10.11.2014

    Caroline Wyatt waiting for a Chinook

    Today, on Armistice day, we publish the fourth of our five thought-pieces, bringing you reflections from former BBC Defence Correspondent Caroline Wyatt on the ways journalists write and have written about war, and how they attempt to communicate the human experience of conflict in their work.

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  3. Nigel Farndale blogs from Krasnoyarsk

    Project News, Blogs

    04.11.2014

    A snowy Krasnoyarsk c Nigel Farndale

    As the Krasnoyarsk Book Fair wraps up, WW1 writer Nigel Farndale reports from Siberia on what the poppy means in a Russian landscape and on witnessing the 'Day of the Dead' celebrations there.

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  4. How Does Memoir Communicate the Human Experience of War?

    Patrick walking through a trench in Sangin, 2007 c Patrick Hennessey

    Today we publish the third of our five thought-pieces, bringing you reflections from soldier and memoirist Patrick Hennessey on the ways writers of memoir have written about war, and how they have attempted to communicate the human experience of conflict in their work.

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  5. A century later

    31.10.2014

    Poppies c John Shortland

    Ahead of her events in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia this weekend, read Imtiaz Dharker's modern response to World War One poem 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' here.

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  6. Writers head East to talk about World War One

    General, Project News

    30.10.2014

    Trains to Krasnoyarsk c Thomas Claveirole

    Helen Dunmore, Nigel Farndale and Imtiaz Dharker all head out to Eastern Siberia tomorrow for the Krasnoyarsk Book Fair.

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  7. How Does Fiction Communicate the Human Experience of War?

    The Borodino Battlefield c Yuri Virovets

    Today we publish the second of our five thought-pieces, bringing you reflections from writer and poet Helen Dunmore on the ways fiction writers have written about war - from Tolstoy to the present day - and how they have attempted to communicate the human experience of conflict through prose.

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  8. A little Glasgow in Grenada: Jane Harris reflects on her Trading Tales Residency

    General, Blogs

    27.10.2014

    Jane Harris reading at Alice Yard c Georgia Popplewell

    Trading Tales is an ambitious residency programme and just one of four literature projects the British Council undertook around the Commonwealth Games. It is in partnership with the Mitchell Library and the generous time and support from various partners in the Caribbean including Nicholas Laughlin and Alice Yard.

    In this blog piece, Jane Harris reflects on her time in Grenada last month and her discoveries during the residency.

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  9. How Does Poetry Communicate the Human Experience of War?

    Achilles' Last Stand, photograph by Seth Anderson

    Today we publish the first of our five thought-pieces, beginning with poet and playwright Owen Sheers on the role poets have played in war – from ancient times to the present – and how they have attempted to communicate the human experience of conflict through verse.

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  10. Trading Tales: Lisa Allen-Agostini reflects on her time at Mitchell Library

    Map of Port Patrick - Photo courtesy of Lisa Allen - Agostini

    Trading Tales is an ambitious residency programme and just one of four literature projects the British Council undertook around the Commonwealth Games. It is in partnership with the Mitchell Library and the generous time and support from various partners in the Caribbean including Nicholas Laughlin and Alice Yard.

    In this blog piece, Lisa Allen-Agostini reflects on her time in Glasgow and her discoveries during the residency.

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