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.

Unwritten Poems – a sense of urgency

| by Eleanor Turney

Ishion Hutchinson, one of the poets involved in the Unwritten Poems project, talks about the joy of archives, memorialising forgotten voices and the current political climate

Q&A with Layla AlAmmar

| by Tanya Andrews

Layla AlAmmar, British Council International Writer in Residence at Small Wonder Short Story Festival 2018, talks about the short story form, Kuwait's nascent literature scene and her own writing

Unwritten Poems – filling in the gaps

| by Eleanor Turney

Tanya Shirley, one of the poets involved in the Unwritten Poems project, talks about filling in narrative gaps, the legacy of colonialism and slavery, and the joy of exploring new formats

What We're Reading, August 2018

| by Eleanor Turney

As the UK heatwave continues, the British Council Literature team share their current reads