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 Journal Day 1: Desire Meets Reality

| by Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Read the first Hay Festival Journal by Felipe Restrepo Pombo, the British Council Writer in Residence at Hay Festival, translated by Daniel Hahn.

Indian Literature Comes to London: KALAM Rajesh Reddy and Leeladhar Jagoori

| by Joe White

Kalam is an initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation, a Kolkata based NGO engaged in various social welfare activities and promotion of Indian culture internationally. In November 2017 and March 2018, two esteemed Indian poets visited the UK to read and discuss their work.