Charlotte Schmiegel

Literature Beyond Borders: Pakistani Women Writers

Over these last months, we’ve had a wonderful time partnering with sister organisation The Second Floor (T2F) at PeaceNiche, who are based in Karachi, Pakistan. Their ground-breaking work is focussed on nourishing creativity, celebrating culture and encouraging curiosity. Our partnership project, Literature Beyond Borders, is funded by the British Council, and has enabled us to bring […]

July Book Picnic

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet”, says American writer Jhumpa Lahiri, and we couldn’t agree more! After all, don’t we all need a little bit of adventure and travelling, especially nowadays? That’s why, on the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers come together to […]

“Crazy Talk […] from Another Planet”: Representation and the H(ow)-Word

Hello, dear readers! My name is Carly, I’m an English lit and linguistics student from Germany and I’m currently in the library as part of a four-month student placement. When I’m not getting sidetracked by all the amazing things to be found in the GWL archive, I’m mostly busy cataloguing and listing materials in the […]

June Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions…