Journeys in Translation

| by Emma Lee and Ambrose Musiyiwa

How does poetry travel across borders and languages? Ambrose Musiyiwa and Emma Lee, two poets from Leicester who are coordinating a multi-lingual poetry project called Journeys in Translations, discuss their inspirations and explain how you too can get involved.

Hay Festival Wales 2017 Podcast: Indian and Welsh authors explore the meaning of place

| by Daisy Leitch

Welsh and Indian authors reflect on the theme of place in their writing at this podcast recorded at the Hay Festival Wales 2017. The poets took part in the Hay Mela: a series of events at Hay Festival that were part of the UK India Year of Culture 2017- a year of cultural exchange marking the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.

Shubbak Festival at the British Library

Shubbak Festival presents two days of unmissable Arab literature at the British Library, 15-16 July, including panel discussions, readings, interviews and workshops, with leading Arabic-language novelists, poets, short story writers, children’s writers and comic artists.

Remembering Denys Johnson Davies (1922-2017)

| by Cathy Costain

Denys Johnson Davies (1922-2017) was an acclaimed and hugely influential Arabic literary translator. Cathy Costain, Head of Arts at the British Council Egypt, reflects on an extraordinary life.

Monday Blog: Come, tell me how you live

| by James Tyson

James Tyson, Director of International Agatha Christie Festival, speaks to Iranian author Fereshteh Ahmadi about her experiences as international writer in residence in Torquay in Spring 2017.

Travel writing at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017

| by Daisy Leitch

3 leading writers from the UK travel to Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 from 22 to 23 July at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Before their visit the British Council and Hong Kong Writers Circle have partnered on a number of podcasts! Listen here.

What We're Reading: June

| by Literature Team

Find out what the book-ish team here at the British Council have been reading this month!