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.

Hay Festival 2022

The British Council is delighted to support a specially selected programme of events at the 2022 Hay Festival.

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.