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  1. The Best of Korea at The London Book Fair

    16.04.2014

    We take a look back at our recently concluded Korea Market Focus programme at The London Book Fair, through the dynamic response it received on social media.

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  2. "Women in Kurdistan are Not Passive Victims": An Interview with Choman Hardi

    General

    15.04.2014

    Choman Hardi

    The Niniti International Literature Festival launches on the 22nd of April in Erbil, Iraq- a continuation of the Erbil Literature Festival, now in its third year. 'Niniti' is a Sumerian epithet meaning 'lady of life', chosen to reflect the festival's focus on women's writing.

    Choman Hardi is a Kurdish poet and academic. Her poems have been published and celebrated widely, and she has a PhD on the effects of forced migration on Kurdish women from Iraq and Iran. Born in Iraqi Kurdistan, and forced to flee the region twice, she is also the founder of Serdemi Jim, a journal of women's writing and culture based in Erbil.

    Here she talks to us about women in Kurdistan, the effects of voyage and return on the immigrant's identity, and the intersection between poetry and politics.

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  3. Korean Writers Light up the UK at the London Book Fair Korea Market Focus

    General

    11.04.2014

    The third day of the London Book Fair draws to a close with Earl's Court, the Southbank Centre, Asia House and Edinburgh Central Library all hosting events featuring the cream of the crop of contemporary Korean writers.

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  4. Korea Takes Centre Stage at the London Book Fair: Day Two

    General

    10.04.2014

    Korean literature is taking the London Book Fair by storm for the second day running. Here we look back at the dynamic response to our cultural programme on social media, and look forward at today's events.

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  5. Commonwealth Voices: Scottish Writer Martin MacIntyre

    General, Project News

    07.04.2014

    Martin MacIntyre on the rich seam of oral culture in the Gaelic language

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  6. Commonwealth Voices: Belizean Writer Ivory Kelly

    07.04.2014

    How Ivory Kelly, participating in Glasgow's Aye Write! Festival on Friday, fell in love with the written word.

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  7. Commonwealth Voices: Antiguan Writer Joanne C Hillhouse

    General, Project News

    07.04.2014

    Talking Change, Adventure and Challenges with Joanne C Hillhouse

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  8. Korea Market Focus at the London Book Fair: Day One

    04.04.2014

    The British Council is curating the cultural programme of the Korea Market Focus at the London Book Fair, to encourage publishing links between South Korea and the UK. Here we take a look at the best of the response to the first day's exciting events on Twitter, including quotes from and pictures of the brightest and best in contemporary South Korean and British writing.

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  9. The Untold Story: By Our Own Tongues

    Date: April 2014
    Time: 4-5.30pm
    Venue: Mitchell Library, Glasgow

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  10. Aspiring Writers! Jonathan Cape Makes Open Call for Submissions

    Photo by Seth Sawyers

    Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Random House and the publisher of Julian Barnes, A.L. Kennedy, Adam Foulds and Evie Wyld, will be open to submissions from 'new writers of high calibre and imagination' for the month of June 2014.

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