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 2024

As part of our global partnership with the Hay Festival, the British Council is supporting a specially selected series of events featuring international and UK authors at the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, from 26 May – 1 June 2024.

London Book Fair 2024

The British Council Literature Team will be at London Book Fair, 12-14 March 2024. Find us at the International Welcome Point hosted by British Council, stand 2C120.

Beyond Literature Borders

We are delighted to announce a new pilot grant programme for international work from independent literature organisation Speaking Volumes, funded by the British Council.

Celebrating Windrush 75 with Poetry

'Poems on the Underground' commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Windrush's arrival in Britain with a new set of six poems.

What We're Reading: Hay Festival

Celebrate some of the authors appearing at Hay Festival 2023 and get some summer reading inspiration from the latest edition of 'What We're Reading'.

Hay Festival 2023

Hay Festival is back, and from 25 May to 4 June, we’ll be there supporting a selected programme of events on the topic of equity and featuring up-and-coming writers from the UK and around the world.