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.

Jane Austen in Pakistan

| by Eleanor Turney

A new book, launched at the British Council library in Lahore, explores Jane Austen's relevance to contemporary Pakistan.

What We Are Reading: An Empathy Day Special

| by Joe White

In the lead up to Empathy Day on 12 June, members of the British Council Literature team talk about books that helped them see the world through other people's eyes.

Hay Festival Journal Day 5: The Last Postcards

| by Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Read the fifth and final Hay Festival Journal by Felipe Restrepo Pombo, the British Council Writer in Residence at Hay Festival, translated by Daniel Hahn.

Hay Festival Journal Day 3: Under His Eye

| by Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Read the third Hay Festival Journal by Felipe Restrepo Pombo, the British Council Writer in Residence at Hay Festival, translated by Daniel Hahn.