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.

10 Arabic titles that should be translated into English

| by Sawad Hussain

In 2022, the spotlight falls on Sharjah as London Book Fair's Market Focus country. Sawad Hussain, Arabic translator, here gathers some of the best Arabic fiction not yet translated

What We're Reading Welsh Literature Edition

| by Rochelle Saunders

Inspired by our recent British Council Literature Seminar on Welsh writing, this month's What We're Reading is dedicated to Welsh Literature. We asked Elena Schmitz (Head of Programmes, Literature Wales, and member of the British Council’s Arts and Creative Economy Advisory Group) to join us.

Hay Festival Digital 2021

The British Council is delighted to support a specially selected programme of events at the 2021 Hay Festival.

Keats on the Underground

| by Swithun Cooper

April sees Keats featured as part of Poems on the Underground

Writing on the Wall: Mourid Barghouti

| by Writing on the Wall Festival

Following the recent passing of Palestine poet Mourid Barghouti, Writing on the Wall share the impact and significance of his work to them as an organisation.