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.

Sonnets for the Horn of Africa - Part 2

| by David Fitzpatrick

Filmmaker David Fitzpatrick blogs about his experience filming in Khartoum, Sudan as part of our programme Sonnets for the Horn of Africa.

Sonnets for the Horn of Africa - Part 1

| by Deanna Rodger

Spoken word poet Deanna Rodger was part of a creative team working with young artists from Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan on new poems inspired by Shakespeare's sonnets. In part one of our blog Sonnets for Africa, she reflects on her experiences in the first few days of the workshop.

Shakespeare Lives at the Hay Festival

| by Will Kemp

There's an exciting programme celebrating Shakespeare at the Hay Festival from May 26- June 5 2016. The British Council is a global partner of Hay and we will be live tweeting from a number of events.

Kamila Shamsie: Bocas and Bogotá (Part 3)

| by Kamila Shamsie

In the third instalment of her blog from the Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago, Kamila Shamsie reflects on how the imagination and national borders interact.

Kamila Shamsie: Bocas and Bogotá (Part 2)

| by Kamila Shamsie

In the second instalment of her blog from the Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago, Kamila Shamsie reflects on the relationship between literature and cricket.

Kamila Shamsie: Bocas and Bogota - Part 1

| by Kamila Shamsie

Novelist Kamila Shamsie blogs from the Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago and the Bogotá Book Fair in Colombia, where she will be discussing her work and her contribution to the anthology Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories After Shakespeare and Cervantes.

WOW Karachi

| by Daisy Leitch

Women of the World Festival from the Southbank to Karachi!

Nell Leyshon - The Story of my Story

| by Nell Leyshon

Ahead of her trip to the Bocas Lit Fest, novelist and playwright Nell Leyshon reflects on her experience of writing a short story inspired by Cervantes for the new anthology Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories After Shakespeare and Cervantes.