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  1. Publishing Success Following British Council Summer School

    Project News, Partner Spotlight, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    18.08.2014

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    This year, as the Creative Writing Summer School unfolded in Athens for the second time, students were invited to an event with a slightly different twist: previous pupil Vangelis Provias hosted his very first book launch for his debut novel begun in classes from the 2013 school

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Remembering Gabriel García Márquez

    Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    28.04.2014

    Gabriel García Márquez in 1984

    The Nobel Prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez died on 17 April. Here novelist Nadifa Mohamed reflects on a recent visit with the British Council to Colombia’s Caribbean coast, which partly inspired Márquez's unforgettable prose. The British Council's David Codling also offers a perspective on Márquez's literary legacy.

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  5. Aspiring Writers! Jonathan Cape Makes Open Call for Submissions

    Stories and Ephemera

    03.04.2014

    Photo by Seth Sawyers

    Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Random House and the publisher of Julian Barnes, A.L. Kennedy, Adam Foulds and Evie Wyld, will be open to submissions from 'new writers of high calibre and imagination' for the month of June 2014.

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  6. Dhaka Days

    Project News, What we're doing, Partner Spotlight, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    04.12.2013

    Bangladeshi dancers and musicians

    Cortina Butler reports back from the Hay Dhaka festival, which went ahead despite political unrest, and featured novelists Ned Beauman, Nadeem Aslam and Ahdaf Soueif, graphic novelists Karrie Fransman and S.J. Harris and some unexpected Bengali puppets

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  7. Leaving Libya

    Project News, What we're doing, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    02.12.2013

    Woman in busy Libyan street (copyright Inua Ellams)

    On Wednesday 27 November Inua Ellams helped the British Council Literature Department kick off the first ‘Writers Return’, a series of live literature events tracing the journeys of contemporary British writers who have recently travelled to cities across the world. For those who couldn’t make it to York here are some of Inua’s impressions from a recent British Council trip to the Libyan International Book Fair in Tripoli, the first since the fall of the Gaddafi regime.

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  8. Blog: Coming down to Earth

    General, Project News, What we're doing, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    20.11.2013

    York Picturehouse Cinema

    UK writers, authors and poets travel for months around the world. But what happens to all that knowledge and experience when they come back to the UK? Ted Hodgkinson, Communications Manager for the literature team, talks about our new 'Writers Return' series.

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  9. Takeover Cardiff

    General, Latest Multimedia, Stories and Ephemera

    09.10.2013

    Takeover Cardiff

    There's a revolution in the offing: British Council is working with partner organisations across South Wales to bring Takeover Cardiff to life this weekend.

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  10. Booker Shortlisted Author Returns to Bulawayo

    Latest Multimedia, Blogs, Stories and Ephemera

    26.09.2013

    NoViolet Bulawayo

    “Bulawayo sings, you know. My people are still there. It’s wonderful to be back.”

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