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.

Apples and Snakes:

This March, three artists from Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia visited the UK as part of the British Council’s Southern Africa Arts programme.

PODCAST: London Book Fair 2019

Listen as Georgina Godwin interviews Indonesian authors and translators at the 2019 London Book Fair.

Art Connects Us: Sarah Odedina

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Sarah Odedina travelled to Ghana and Sierra Leone as part of Art Connects Us.

INDONESIA FOCUS: Q+A Faisal Oddang

Will Buckingham poses questions to Faisal Oddang about his writing process and the traditional cultures of Sulawesi.

INDONESIA FOCUS: Q+A Intan Paramaditha

Ellie Steel, senior editor at Harvill Secker poses questions to Indonesian writer Intan Paramaditha ahead of her appearance at The London Book Fair.

PODCAST: Intro to Indonesian Literature

Listen as Georgina Godwin explores the rich literary and cultural heritage of Indonesia with Annabel Gallop and Feby Indirani at the British Library.

INDONESIA FOCUS: Q+A Clara Ng

Annabel Teh Gallop, Lead Curator of the British Library’s Southeast Asia collection poses questions to Indonesian writer Clara Ng.