Remembering Denys Johnson Davies (1922-2017)

| by Cathy Costain

Denys Johnson Davies (1922-2017) was an acclaimed and hugely influential Arabic literary translator. Cathy Costain, Head of Arts at the British Council Egypt, reflects on an extraordinary life.

Monday Blog: Come, tell me how you live

| by James Tyson

James Tyson, Director of International Agatha Christie Festival, speaks to Iranian author Fereshteh Ahmadi about her experiences as international writer in residence in Torquay in Spring 2017.

Discover travel writing at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017

| by Daisy Leitch

3 leading writers from the UK travel to Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 from 22 to 23 July at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Before their visit the British Council and Hong Kong Writers Circle have partnered on a number of podcasts! Listen here.

What We're Reading: June

| by Literature Team

Find out what the book-ish team here at the British Council have been reading this month!

British Council Illustrator in Residence at Hay Festival

This year the Hay Festival Wales welcomes Kamila Slocinska from Aarhus, Denmark, as British Council Illustrator in Residence. We asked her some questions about her work, what she hopes to experience during her 5 days in Hay and about the literary scene in Denmark.