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Anthologization Andrea Levy
AL has had her short fiction read on BBC Radio 4 .
Hickman, Christie. “Andrea Levy: Under the skin of history”. The Independent.
Her story Deborah appeared in volume 7 of the British Council 's New Writing, 1998, alongside far more established names. Loose Change...
Anthologization Jo Shapcott
JS was, with Helen Dunmore , U. A. Fanthorpe , and Elizabeth Jennings , one of the four poets featured in no. 5 of the audio-cassette series The Poetry Quartets, issued today by the...
Anthologization Anne Stevenson
AS called her next poetry volume Four and A Half Dancing Men; its title poem had appeared in the British Council 's anthology New Writing 2 earlier the same year.
Stevenson, Anne. Four and A Half Dancing Men. Oxford University Press.
Anthologization Anne Stevenson
AS has continued to contribute poems to many of the available outlets: journals like PN Review, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland, The...
Anthologization Elizabeth Jennings
The Leamington Poetry Society published a 4-page leaflet (plus cover) of EJ 's poems, titled with her name, in March 1987.
Solo: Search Oxford University Libraries Online.
Twelve years later the British Council published an audiocassette of poetry which features her...
Cultural formation Timberlake Wertenbaker
Her heritage is multicultural. She calls herself French-American, as her American parents raised her in a village near St-Jean-de-Luz, in the Basque region of France. She commented in one interview that although she has...
Employer Kamila Shamsie
In 2004 she conducted a creative workshop in Karachi for the five winners of a national writing competition sponsored by the British Council in Pakistan for the I Belong International Story Chain project. Among these...
Employer Sara Maitland
She is a reader for the Literary Consultancy and a mentor with Crossing Borders, an on-line project run by the British Council to support African writers. She also teaches for the MA in Creative...
Employer Elizabeth Bowen
EB began lecturing for the British Council , with a first tour to Czechoslovakia and Austria.
Glendinning, Victoria. Elizabeth Bowen. Alfred A. Knopf.
Employer Maggie Gee
MG has held creative-writing positions at universities including Sussex , the University of East Anglia , Sheffield Hallam, and Bath Spa University. She also teaches for the Arvon Foundation and similar bodies, has...
Employer Michèle Roberts
After her two years in London, MR spent some months of 1973-4 working in Bangkok as a librarian for the British Council .
British Council Film and Literature Department, in association with Book Trust. Contemporary Writers in the UK.
Michèle Roberts.
She had applied for the job on impulse, almost whimsically, and quickly...
Intertextuality and Influence Alison Fell
The British Council website on contemporary authors sees AF 's poetry as an influence on that of Kathleen Jamie and perhaps Kate Clanchy .
British Council Film and Literature Department, in association with Book Trust. Contemporary Writers in the UK.
Literary responses Ruth Fainlight
Jules Smith has written on the British Council 's website on contemporary writers: Like her poetry, Fainlight's fiction is precisely observed, often poignant, full of passions below its intellectual surface, and at times genuinely disturbing.
British Council Film and Literature Department, in association with Book Trust. Contemporary Writers in the UK.
Literary responses Jane Gardam
The TLS reviewer, Ruth Scurr , used as yardstick for this novel Kipling 's writings about his parallel childhood trauma and experience of evil (related in the story Baa Baa Black Sheep).
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
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Material Conditions of Writing Una Marson
In the 1950s, UM struggled with a long, semi-autobiographical work entitled Everyday Life in Jamaica to be published by Knopf , but this was never completed. In 1964, the year before she died, she received...


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The British Council , promoter of British culture in other countries, cut by forty million US dollars the cost of its activity in Europe, in order to expand its activities in the Middle East and...


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