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.

Art Connects Us: Sarah Odedina

| by Sara Odedina

Sarah Odedina travelled to Ghana and Sierra Leone as part of Art Connects Us.


Will Buckingham poses questions to Faisal Oddang about his writing process and the traditional cultures of Sulawesi.

INDONESIA FOCUS: Q+A Intan Paramaditha

Ellie Steel, senior editor at Harvill Secker poses questions to Indonesian writer Intan Paramaditha ahead of her appearance at The London Book Fair.

PODCAST: Intro to Indonesian Literature

Listen as Georgina Godwin explores the rich literary and cultural heritage of Indonesia with Annabel Gallop and Feby Indirani at the British Library.


Annabel Teh Gallop, Lead Curator of the British Library’s Southeast Asia collection poses questions to Indonesian writer Clara Ng.

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.