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.

Q&A with Layla AlAmmar

| by Tanya Andrews

Layla AlAmmar, British Council International Writer in Residence at Small Wonder Short Story Festival 2018, talks about the short story form, Kuwait's nascent literature scene and her own writing

Nell Leyshon - The Story of my Story

| by Nell Leyshon

Ahead of her trip to the Bocas Lit Fest, novelist and playwright Nell Leyshon reflects on her experience of writing a short story inspired by Cervantes for the new anthology Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories After Shakespeare and Cervantes.