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 Digital

The British Council are thrilled to announce that we’re supporting a specially selected programme of events at the 2020 Hay Festival Digital

Poems on the Underground goes online

| by Judith Chernaik

As many of us are staying at home for the duration of the Covid-19 virus outbreak, we've been missing our Poems on the Underground. Fortunately, the poems have gone digital, as Judith Chernaik explains

Literature on Lockdown 4: #CultureConnectsUs

| by Swithun Cooper

This week Literature on Lockdown thinks of spring and looks at how organisations from around the literary world are responding differently to the challenges of lockdown.

Literature on Lockdown 3: #CultureConnectsUs

| by Swithun Cooper

In our third edition of Literature On Lockdown, we have gathered stories, craft projects, podcasts and online events that will keep you in conversation with world literature.

Literature on Lockdown 2: #CultureConnectsUs

| by Swithun Cooper

The second edition of the British Council Literature team's Literature on Lockdown blog is here! We're offering an overview of the literature scene during the pandemic, with suggestions for things you can read, participate in, and discover while in lockdown.

Literature on Lockdown: #CultureConnectsUs

| by Swithun Cooper

The British Council Literature team launches our new blog series Literature on Lockdown: #CultureConnectsUs, offering an overview of the literature scene during the pandemic.

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.

Making a living as a comic book artist

| by Dr Nicola Streeten

Comics creator and scholar Dr. Nicola Streeten shares her journey into comics and graphic novels, and offers tips on how to find your own way in