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.

Muriel Spark 100

| by Rachel Stevens

Marking the centenary of the birth of poet and novelist Muriel Spark with a call for poems inspired by a line from The Driver's Seat.

Walking Cities Canada

| by Matt Beavers

Poets and writers walk, talk and share stories in these films from four cities across Canada.

Upcoming Baltic Literature

| by Leah Cross

Ahead of the Baltic Market Focus at the 2018 London Book Fair, here are some recently and soon-to-be published titles, translated into English.

OPEN CALL: New writing from Turkey and the UK

| by Daisy Leitch

The British Council is launching a short story competition, on the theme of ‘diversity’, in partnership with two literary institutions in the UK and Turkey. Deadline for applications is by midnight 31 December 2017. Find out how you can apply!

First Monday Blog: Women's Words: the history of suffragette writing

| by Michelle Green

How have women used language as a tool for change through history? Michelle Green talks about The Pankhurst Trust's new initiative 'Women's Words' in the context of Manchester's politically radical past and the history of suffragette newspapers and writing. Find out how you can get involved.