The Swedish theatre director, AIDS campaigner and creator of Wallander discusses his work and his experiences a year ago on the Flotilla to Gaza with The Telegraph Arts Editor.
Hay Festival 2011, Saturday 28 May 2011, 8.30pm
Fictions: ShortsA reading and discussion about the art of the short story with two outstanding writers of the form. Samson’s collection is Perfect Lives, Arnold’s is Lying Together.
Hay Festival 2011, Sunday 29 May 2011, 5.30pm
What Did You Do in the War, Mummy?The broadcaster has interviewed women from lumber-jills and landgirls to undercover spies and entertainers about the new freedoms, the make-do and mend, the hopes and the fears, as well as the post-war adjustments they had to make.
Hay Festival 2011, Thursday 2 June 2011, 6.45pm
The Stranger in the Mirror‘I looked in the mirror one morning, and saw the face of a stranger. Who was she, this haggard, bun-faced woman with the softening jawline, the downturned mouth, the world-weary air of a woman who hasn’t had what she wanted from life, and knows she isn’t going to get it now? Why, it was no one else but me, myself and I.’
Duration 45 minutes.Read a review of The Stranger in the Mirror
Hay Festival 2011, Friday 3 June 2011, 9am
Words and MusicThe comedian-songwriter talks about satire, love-songs and his work on the smash-hit RSC production Matilda.
Hay Festival 2012, Saturday 2 June 2012, 10am
Fictions – Waterstones ElevenHarbach’s debut baseball novel The Art of Fielding is the current holder of the heavyweight Great American Novel belt; McCleen’s The Land of Decoration is a heartbreaking story of imagination and hard reality, of good and evil, belief and doubt. Both authors have (also) been selected by Waterstones in their celebration of debut fictions.
Hay Festival 2012, Sunday 3 June 2012, 1pm
UNBOUND LIVE!The award winning crowd-funded publisher Unbound, launched at Hay last year, celebrates its first birthday with a live event unlike anything else at the festival. Join a panel of Unbound authors competing to win the approval of the crowd to raise funding for their book ideas, in a cross between an election hustings and a literary Dragons’ Den. Featuring super-smart comedian Katy Brand, novelist, TV presenter and Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn, the inimitable Glaswegian Sikh writer, cook and performer, Hardeep Singh Kohli, cult perfomance poet George Chopping, and Australian fashion guru and cancer survivor , Jessica Jones.
Hay Festival 2012, Monday 4 June 2012, 2.30pm
Murder, Mood and VinylThe Edinburgh crime-writer, tweeter and propper-up of the Oxford Bar talks about his writing life, his passions, and reveals....xxxx (you can’t tell anyone until the day! Ed.). His latest novel is The Impossible Dead.
Hay Festival 2012, Tuesday 5 June 2012, 4pm
The Telegraph Question TimeJoin The Telegraph’s panel of experts to debate politics, sport, culture, the environment and, of course, the Olympics. Our all-star team is ready to tackle your questions about the burning issues of the day.
Hay Festival 2012, Thursday 7 June 2012, 2.30pm
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a YearA funny and touching novel about what happens when someone stops being the person everyone wants them to be. Britain’s funniest writer eviscerates modern family life.
Hay Festival 2012, Friday 8 June 2012, 10am
Relish: My Life on a PlateThe extraordinary, zestful life of the celebrated cook, restaurateur, food writer, businesswoman and lover.
Hay Festival 2012, Saturday 9 June 2012, 1pm
My Father’s FortuneThe novelist and playwright (whose Noises Off is currently playing in London) discusses his childhood memoir and his exploration of his father’s story My Father's Fortune. His new novel Skios is a story of mislaid identity, misdirected passion and miscalculated consequences set on a Greek Island.
Hay Festival 2012, Saturday 9 June 2012, 2.30pm
Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian LadyA compelling story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy, and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality. The Samuel Johnson Prize-winner (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.
Hay Festival 2012, Sunday 10 June 2012, 10am
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