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  1. Event! Mexico Market Focus: Rights Forum

    General, Project News, What we're doing

    25.11.2014

    /news/2014/december/event-mexico-market-focus-rights-forum

    Discover the opportunities in Mexican publishing

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  2. Writers head East to talk about World War One

    General, Project News

    30.10.2014

    Trains to Krasnoyarsk c Thomas Claveirole

    Helen Dunmore, Nigel Farndale and Imtiaz Dharker all head out to Eastern Siberia tomorrow for the Krasnoyarsk Book Fair.

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  3. A little Glasgow in Grenada: Jane Harris reflects on her Trading Tales Residency

    General, Blogs

    27.10.2014

    Jane Harris reading at Alice Yard c Georgia Popplewell

    Trading Tales is an ambitious residency programme and just one of four literature projects the British Council undertook around the Commonwealth Games. It is in partnership with the Mitchell Library and the generous time and support from various partners in the Caribbean including Nicholas Laughlin and Alice Yard.

    In this blog piece, Jane Harris reflects on her time in Grenada last month and her discoveries during the residency.

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  4. How Does Poetry Communicate the Human Experience of War?

    General, Project News, What we're doing

    19.10.2014

    Achilles' Last Stand, photograph by Seth Anderson

    Today we publish the first of our five thought-pieces, beginning with poet and playwright Owen Sheers on the role poets have played in war – from ancient times to the present – and how they have attempted to communicate the human experience of conflict through verse.

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  5. After the Korean Literature Focus...

    Over the past year, the Korea Market Focus Cultural Programme, curated by the British Council in partnership with the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, has brought the very best of Korean contemporary writing and publishing to audiences in the UK. We are delighted to have been able to work with thirteen writers from Korea, more than 35 panellists, including UK writers, translators and editors, at more than 35 events across four UK cities.

    If you missed the events of the Korea Market Focus, watch our video below to hear from some of the Korean writers first hand.

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  6. Patrick Ness gives the inaugural Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Book Festival

    General, Stories and Ephemera

    18.08.2014

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    Patrick Ness delivered the inaugural Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture at the 2014 Edinburgh Book Festival.

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  7. Trading Tales: Writers Get Ready and Set to Go!

    General, Project News, What we're doing

    23.07.2014

    Lisa Allen-Agostini c Joshua Yetman

    Before the Games has even begun, find out more about our Commonwealth writers getting set for Glasgow and Trinidad next month.

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  8. Jackie Kay Remembers Maya Angelou

    General, Stories and Ephemera

    05.06.2014

    President Barack Obama presenting Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2011

    'Maya Angelou gave the impression that she’d managed not just to live one life, but to pull off several of them.'

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  9. Open Call for Literary Translation Winter School in Paraty, Brazil

    General

    09.05.2014

    /news/2014/may/brazil-translation-school

    Emerging British and Brazilian literary translators are invited to apply for a fully funded winter translation school in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21-29 of July.

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  10. Commonwealth Poets United: The Exchanges so Far

    General, Project News

    02.05.2014

    Rachel McCrum performs in Cape Town c Retha Ferguson

    An international exchange between six Scottish poets and six poets from the commonwealth has begun, with poets from across Scotland connecting with poets from all corners of the commonwealth, in a programme designed to build friendships and find commonalities across national and cultural borders.

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