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
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 2014 Market Focus Cultural Programme will bring the best in contemporary Korean writing and publishing to the UK, giving UK audiences a rare opportunity to meet and interact with Korean writers.Browse the project
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.
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.
To mark the centenary of World War One the British Council has launched 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.
Since 2010 we have partnered with the British Centre of Literary Translation on a range of programmes to promote and develop the practice of literary translation. They include launching International Translation Day, a translation summit in Qatar (in partnership with Bloomsbury Qatar) and workshops in countries including Pakistan and India.
Our current project is a Winter Translation school in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro which is now underway. The translation school is part of the British Council’s Transform project which celebrates and facilitates artistic exchanges between the UK and Brazil. The programme is supported by Arts Council England and developed in partnership with Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, Universidade Federal Fluminense and the British Centre for Literary Translation.