Commonwealth Writers inspires, develops and connects writers and storytellers in a range of disciplines. It then links them to groups which seek to bring about social change.

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'The Untold Story: Choices and Compromises', London 2014. Watch the film online. { read more }

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Report: The Untold Story: By Our Own Tongues, 11 April 2014, Glasgow { read more }


You can now watch the five Commonwealth Shorts online { read more }


The judges for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize are announced { read more }


A Commonwealth Writers Conversation


Joanne Hillhouse, Ivory Kelly and Martin MacIntyre spoke about language, identity and authenticity with moderator Gemma Robinson in the Commonwealth Writers Conversation as part of the Aye Write Festival in Glasgow last Friday, 11 April. The event also celebrated the publication of the first book from Peekash Press, a new imprint from Peepal Tree Press in […]

Writer In Residence

Writer In Residence; Commonwealth Writers; Diana McCaulay

Post Five: Writing About Writing

A few days after my post on writing about lives I had not lived, I was browsing the New York Times at my lunch hangout and I saw short pieces by Zoe Heller (Notes on a Scandal) and Mohsin Hamid (The Reluctant Fundamentalist) on the “write what you know” question. Ms Heller’s conclusion was: “Write […]

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