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.

First Monday Blog: Polish Beauty

| by Agnieszka Dale

Agnieszka Dale describes the beauty and complexity of Polish writing 'with our seven noun cases and millions of lovely diminutives', and reflects on discovering a deeper sense of Polish identity through literature, and the writing of Witold Gombrowicz.

What We're Reading

Ever wondered what's on our reading list? Find out which books make the literature team tick!

Walking Cities: London

Watch the next in our series of short films. Kayo Chingonyi meets with Austrian writer Julya Rabinowich.

Look Ahead: British Council Literature in 2017

In 2016 a large part of our work in Literature explored the legacy of William Shakespeare through the Shakespeare Lives programme. Read on to find out what we're working on next.

Monday Blog: Literary Projects with Older Adults

| by Gemma Seltzer

How can creative writing be used to enhance the lives of older adults? Gemma Seltzer's project 'Writers Meet Elders' researches creative writing and ageing, finding ways of using literature to make 'a quiet intervention in the landscape'. Read this blog to find out about some of the best literature projects with older adults.

What We're Reading

Ever wondered what's on our reading list? Find out which books make the literature team tick!

Walking Cities: Rome

Watch the next film in our series of Walking Cities films, pairing up writers across Europe and beyond to talk about Shakespeare. Rome is a key strategic centre for the Ancient history plays.

Walking Cities: Vienna

The next in our series of short films in which contemporary writers across Europe exchange ideas on Shakespeare’s lasting and ever-changing influence on contemporary writing.