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  1. Q&A with Francisco Hinojosa

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  2. Round up of the International Literature Showcase

    Lock In by Martin Figura

    Last week leading writers and industry professionals came together for the International Literature Showcase in Norwich, in partnership with Writers' Centre Norwich and Arts Council England, for four days of discussions, readings and performances. Below are a selection of events chaired by members of the British Council literature team.

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  3. Publisher Stefan Tobler on the libraries of Mexico City

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  4. First International Literature Showcase Announced

    International Literature Showcase

    British Council and Writers’ Centre Norwich are delighted to announce the first International Literature Showcase (ILS), taking place in Norwich over three days (18-21 March), and featuring 24 leading writers and 54 industry professionals. Events are open to the public, you can stream the discussions live, and follow the conversation on Twitter #ILShowcase

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  5. Q&A with Elena Poniatowska

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

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  7. Literary Residencies in Brazil and UK Open to Applications

    In partnership with the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT), the Writers' Centre Norwich (WCN) and Flip - Paraty International Literary Festival, and with the support of Arts Council England, the British Council will offer two literary residences, one in UK to an English-Portuguese translator, resident in Brazil, and one in Brazil to a Portuguese-English translator, resident in the UK.

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  8. Event! Mexico Market Focus: Rights Forum

    Discover the opportunities in Mexican publishing

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  9. 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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  10. 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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