Blog

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.

Kyiv

| by Jonathan Coe

Six West Midlands writers visited Ukraine earlier this year. Jonathan Coe shares his creative response to the city of Kyiv.

Journeys in Translation

| by Emma Lee and Ambrose Musiyiwa

How does poetry travel across borders and languages? Ambrose Musiyiwa and Emma Lee, two poets from Leicester who are coordinating a multi-lingual poetry project called Journeys in Translations, discuss their inspirations and explain how you too can get involved.

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!