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 Seno Gumira Ajidarma

Dr Laura Noszlopy, an Indonesian-to-English translator poses questions to London Book Fair ‘Author of the Day’ Seno Gumira Ajidarma.

INDONESIA FOCUS: Q+A Laksmi Pamuntjak

Louise Doughty, whose novel Black Water is set in Indonesia, poses questions to Indonesian writer, Laksmi Pamuntjak, ahead of her appearance at The London Book Fair next month.

INDONESIA FOCUS: Q+A Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Indonesian author Norman Erikson Pasaribu spoke to us about his favourite authors, the way nature features in his work and his relationship with his translator.


Previously a copywriter, journalist and publisher, Reda Gaudiamo spoke to us about her recent visit to to the UK and the upcoming London Book Fair.