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  1. Calling all UK arts and culture organisations!

    General

    29.06.2015

    Do you have archives, resources or texts that you'd like to bring to life on the web? Would you like to reach and engage international audiences online?

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  2. México20: New Voices, Old Traditions

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  3. Publisher Stefan Tobler on the libraries of Mexico City

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  4. Mexican writers take centre stage at The London Book Fair 2015

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  5. Event! Mexico Market Focus: Rights Forum

    Discover the opportunities in Mexican publishing

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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. 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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  8. 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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  9. After the Korean Literature Focus...

    Over the past year, the Korea Market Focus Cultural Programme, curated by the British Council in partnership with the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, has brought the very best of Korean contemporary writing and publishing to audiences in the UK. We are delighted to have been able to work with thirteen writers from Korea, more than 35 panellists, including UK writers, translators and editors, at more than 35 events across four UK cities.


    If you missed the events of the Korea Market Focus, watch our video below to hear from some of the Korean writers first hand.



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  10. 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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