Blog

These blog posts offer an insight into some of the projects that we’ve supported and how the British Council works with literature, including interviews with writers, diaries from international visits, and reflections on completed or on-going projects. The opinions expressed in the blog are those of the authors.

What We're Reading - October 2020

Romance, poetry, debut novels and rediscovered classics - celebrate Black British authors and get some Autumn reading inspiration from the latest edition of 'What We're Reading'.

Comics in crisis

| by Hannah Berry

Hannah Berry, on the realities of being a Comics creator in the UK

What We're Reading - July 2020

Our Literature team share their recent reads during lockdown, and recommendations for the summer.

Literature on Lockdown 8: #BlackLivesMatter

| by Literature Team

This week, for Literature on Lockdown, we have gathered a suggested reading list focusing on race and racism, and are sharing this alongside links to opportunities for Black voices to be heard and platforms to amplify Black writers’ voices.

Literature on Lockdown 6: #CultureConnectsUs

| by Swithun Cooper

This week on Literature on Lockdown we're showcasing a variety of literary activities that support our well-being to mark 'Mental Health Awareness Week' here in the UK.