International Literature Showcase

Good writing knows no borders

Presented by the National Centre for Writing and British Council

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What is the International Literature Showcase?

The International Literature Showcase’s six guest curators are exploring the breadth of contemporary writing from the UK.

The showcase began with Elif Shafak’s selection of women writers at London Book Fair in March and will continue in August with Val McDermid’s selection of LGBTQI+ writers and in October when Jackie Kay reveals her selection of writers of colour at Cheltenham and Manchester Literature Festivals.

Val McDermid’s new LGBQTI+ selection is revealed Saturday 10th August. Get ready to watch the live stream.

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The International Literature Showcase is a partnership project by:

National Centre for Writing