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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.

Kamila Shamsie: Bocas and Bogota (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 Kararchi

| 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.

Found in Translation: Part 3

| by Daisy Leitch

The third set of films shot in the northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan featuring poetry and translations by UK and Iraqi based writers.

Found in Translation: Part 2

| by Daisy Leitch

The second set of films shot in the northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan featuring poetry and translations by UK and Iraqi based writers.

Found in Translation

| by Daisy Leitch

A series of short films shot in the northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan featuring poetry and translations by UK and Iraqi based writers.

Tales from Tel Aviv

| by Anne Caldwell

Anne Caldwell - Programme Manager for Wider Europe on the Literature Team - blogs about some of her unique experiences in Tel Aviv at a meeting of the British Council Arts Team

A Change in the Light

| by Vicki Husband & Sarah Hayes

Poet Vicki Husband and singer and musician Sarah Hayes share their experiences of visiting the Lahore Literary Festival