Covid-19 Update

In the light of Covid-19, we wanted to let you know what you can expect from the British Council's literature team in the coming months.


Majaaz Poetry Translation Workshop, Tunisia, 2018. Photographer: Bayrem Ben Mrad ©British Council

In the light of Covid-19, we wanted to let you know what you can expect from the British Council's literature team in the coming months. We understand that this is a difficult time for the literature sector, and for artists and creative professionals across the globe.  

At the moment, we are working hard to deliver what we can whilst listening and responding to the relevant Government and health authority guidance in the countries we are working in. 

Where it is not safe to do so, we are putting activity on hold, with a view to rescheduling whatever activity we are able to in the future. Where possible, we are also working hard to digitise programmes to connect people online. 

The International Literature Showcase

Need some ideas for what to read? Check out our International Literature Showcase lists for some of the most exciting UK writers writing now).

Contact us

The well-being of our audiences, colleagues and partners is our priority during this rapidly-evolving situation.

If there is something you’d like to see from us, or you have suggestions for how we can support you during this time, please let us know

If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch with your British Council contact, or use the contact details on our corporate page.

Read more about what Covid-19 means for the British Council worldwide

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