The 2015 Market Focus Cultural Programme will bring the best in contemporary Mexican writing and publishing to the UK, giving UK audiences a rare opportunity to meet and interact with renowned Mexican writers.Browse the project
The British Council and the Poetry Book Society are collaborating on an international showcase of the Next Generation Poets 2014 in celebration of new voices in British poetry.Browse the project
Announcing the first showcase, to be held in Norwich from 18-21 March 2015 featuring leading writers and industry professionals.Browse the project
Background and critical perspectives on the UK authors attending the biggest literature festival in the world.Browse the project
Writers Return is a live event series which gives authors a platform to tell stories about travelling with us. We will be hosting events in Swansea and Derry-Londonderry with more cities to be announced.Browse the project
The British Council and the Poetry Book Society are collaborating on an international showcase of the Next Generation Poets 2014 in celebration of new voices in British poetry. This partnership will bring twenty of the most exciting new poets working in the UK to new audiences worldwide through a series of events running until 2016.
Our international programme will be announced shortly.
The UK is sending a delegation of 30 writers to Mexico to partake in a programme of Guest of Honour activities
Walking Cities celebrates the centenary of Dylan Thomas by creating cultural exchange between poets from Wales and India, on the streets of their local cities.
The International Literature Showcase (ILS) is an exciting new platform to connect UK and international literature professionals, founded by the British Council and Writers’ Centre Norwich with support from Arts Council England. Stream the readings and discussions live, and follow the conversation on Twitter #ILShowcase
The British Council has partnered with Jaipur Literature Festival since its creation in 2008, supporting dozens of writers to attend. This year sees an unprecedented number of UK authors travelling to Diggi Palace. Here we bring you a selection of critical perspectives on writers taking part, including Hanif Kureishi, Sir V.S. Naipaul, Kamila Shamsie and Sarah Waters.