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.

The Tretyakov Project

Claire Tomalin and Martin Rowson's talks given at The Tretyakov State Gallery as part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016.

Future of the Word

In this blog, we share two talks by Naomi Alderman and James Bridle from Future of the Word Forum at the Strelka Institute in Moscow.

Kagiso Lesego Molope: Small Wonder Festival Writer-in-Residence

Our second British Council International Writer-in-Residence at Small Wonder festival at Charleston is Kagiso Lesego Molope. Kagiso, who lives in Canada but comes from South Africa, is an award-winning writer of young adult fiction.

First Monday Blog: On Law, Literature and Narratives

| by Téa Braun

In the first in our new series of blogs, coming on the first Monday of each month, Téa Braun of Human Dignity Trust explores the relationship between Literature and the Law.

Trading Stories: From Lahore to Lewis

| by Daisy Leitch

A group of illustrators, musicians and story tellers from Scotland and Pakistan travelled from Edinburgh International Book Festival to the Outer Hebrides.

Shakespeare Lives in Illustration: Karrie Fransman

| by Leah Cross

Illustrator and comic creator Karrie Fransman talks about her 'Tragedy' illustration, commissioned for our Shakespeare Lives campaign, and shares before and after sketches of her work.

Shakespeare Lives in Illustration

| by Leah Cross

As part of our Shakespeare Lives campaign, we commissioned three illustrators to visually interpret Shakespearean themes.