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.

First Monday Blog: Translation in the Margins

| by Deborah Smith

Translator Deborah Smith writes about founding a not-for-profit press on a mission to shake up contemporary international literature and makes the case for tilting the axis of world literature from the centre to the margins.


Announcing a new project, Outriders, developed by Edinburgh International Book Festival with the support of the British Council. Five writers from Scotland undertake five extraordinary journeys across the Americas.

Reportage from Ewa Winnicka

| by Ewa Winnicka

An excerpt from Polish writer Ewa Winnicka's book of reportage published in 2014 in Poland about the people she met travelling in the UK over the course of 3 years.

POLAND FOCUS: Q&A with Ewa Winnicka

Find out more about Polish author Ewa Winnicka, who is visiting the UK in March for the Poland Market Focus at The London Book Fair.

First Monday Blog: Polish Literature Across Borders

| by Anna Blasiak

What happens when someone moves to a different country? Art historian, poet and translator Anna Blasiak talks about Polish literature across borders in the second of our Poland-themed First Monday Blogs.