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.

What We're Reading –June 2019

With Summer holidays fast approaching we've collated a list of the books we're enjoying to inspire your poolside reading.

PODCAST: International Literature Showcase

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary writers - Georgina Godwin discusses the first of 2019's international literature showcases which focuses on women writers.

Apples and Snakes:

This March, three artists from Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia visited the UK as part of the British Council’s Southern Africa Arts programme.

PODCAST: London Book Fair 2019

Listen as Georgina Godwin interviews Indonesian authors and translators at the 2019 London Book Fair.

Art Connects Us: Sarah Odedina

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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.