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  1. Writers Return, Derry-Londonderry

    Two of Northern Ireland's most celebrated poets, Colette Bryce and Leontia Flynn, join Qatari poet Maryam Al Subaiey to read poems about journeys and discuss how travel inspires new writing as part of Culture Night festivities on 19 September in Derry-Londonderry.

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  2. Q&A with Ji-young Gong

    Project News, Blogs

    19.08.2014

    Ji-young Gong

    On fantasy, reality and place as a sea of language...

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  3. Friday 22nd August: Edinburgh excitement and the Korean wave

    Kim Young-ha

    One of Korea’s finest novelists Kim Young-ha returns to the UK for an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with David Bezmozgis.

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  4. Publishing Success Following British Council Summer School

    This year, as the Creative Writing Summer School unfolded in Athens for the second time, students were invited to an event with a slightly different twist: previous pupil Vangelis Provias hosted his very first book launch for his debut novel begun in classes from the 2013 school

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  5. Patrick Ness gives the inaugural Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Book Festival

    Patrick Ness delivered the inaugural Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture at the 2014 Edinburgh Book Festival.

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  6. Flash Fiction Competition: Now Open to Submissions

    Bookworm bookshop in Beijing

    In partnership with the Flash Europa 28 and the European Union, the British Council seeks submissions from young UK authors as part of an EU-wide competition, judged by A.L. Kennedy, to showcase emerging European authors to Chinese audiences.

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  7. Remembering World War One

    04.08.2014

    Photograph by Jessica Keating

    On this day one hundred years ago Britain entered World War One. During this memorial period, August 2014 – November 2018, the British Council launches three programmes highlighting the role literature played in communicating the experience of war, both during the conflict and following right up to the present day.

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  8. Trading Tales: Writers Get Ready and Set to Go!

    Lisa Allen-Agostini c Joshua Yetman

    Before the Games has even begun, find out more about our Commonwealth writers getting set for Glasgow and Trinidad next month.

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  9. Trading Tales: A Call for Writers

    Mitchell Library

    British Council are pleased to announce a writers’ residency programme in both Scotland and the Caribbean this summer for writers of historical fiction.

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  10. Jackie Kay Remembers Maya Angelou

    President Barack Obama presenting Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2011

    'Maya Angelou gave the impression that she’d managed not just to live one life, but to pull off several of them.'

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