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.

INDONESIA FOCUS: Q+A Agustinus Wibowo

We caught up with Agustinus Wibowo at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival and spoke to him about Indonesian literature, writing processes, and the best book he's ever read.

Opportunity: Shanghai Writers’ Association Residency, Sept-Oct 2019

We are currently accepting expressions of interest from established UK writers to participate in The Shanghai Writing Programme - a two month residency in Shanghai, China from 1 September 2019 – 31 October 2019. The residency is hosted by the Shanghai Writers’ Association.

OPEN CALL: Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants

| by Liz Moon

We are aiming to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa and to expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK.

Andrew Kelly at the Ake Festival, Nigeria

| by Andrew Kelly

Andrew Kelly of the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership blogs about his research visit to the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Lagos, Nigeria