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  1. Publisher Stefan Tobler on the libraries of Mexico City

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  2. 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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  3. Q&A with Elena Poniatowska

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

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  5. 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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  6. Event! Mexico Market Focus: Rights Forum

    Discover the opportunities in Mexican publishing

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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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