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 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.


Singer, songwriter and author Dee Lestari took time to speak to us about London Book Fair, translation and what the UK can learn from Indonesian literature.

New Generation of Russian Literature Professionals visit the UK

From 26 January to 3 February 2019, a delegation of Russian literature and publishing professionals will visit the UK as part of a study tour, exploring the international market and engaging with UK professionals in Edinburgh, Manchester, Norwich and London.

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.