Imagine the world

The ninth Hay Festival Segovia will take place 25–28 September, with an opening event on 20 September.

This year there will be conversations, debates, concerts and art exhibitions in different venues around this World Heritage site: Romanesque churches, palaces, convents, gardens and the Segovia Alhóndiga.

We are also pleased to announce that the festival will once again this year be working in association with Cordoba’s Cosmopoética Festival and Cordoba City Council, co-organising an event featuring JMG Le Clézio in both Segovia and Cordoba.

Hay Festival Segovia


Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban, the eminent Japanese architect who has pioneered the use of unorthodox materials, has been awarded the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession's highest honour.

The jury said in their citation: ‘His buildings provide shelter, community centers and spiritual places for those who have suffered tremendous loss and destruction. When tragedy strikes, he is often there from the beginning.’ Read more in the New York Times.

Listen to Shigeru Ban’s talk at Hay Festival Segovia here.

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    2013 Artists

    The best international artists celebrate literature, science, journalism, cinema, music, visual arts and much more.

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    2013 Projects

    Hay Festival Segovia 2013 hosted a range of projects, from a celebration of Robert Bolaño by Acción Cultural Española to a shared reading of Lorenzo Silva’s latest book La marca del meridiano supported by the José Manuel Lara Foundation.

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    Hay Festival Writers’ Blog

    Read our Hay Festival Writers’ blog for their impressions of Hay Festival Segovia 2013.

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    2013 Photos

    Hay Festival Segovia 2013 in pictures.

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2013 highlights

  • Mario Vargas Llosa
  • José Caballero Bonald
  • Antonio Muñoz Molina
  • Lorenzo Silva
  • Daniela Krien
  • Luís García Montero
  • Nativel Preciado
  • Rosa Montero
  • David Foenkinos
  • Val McDermid
  • Lukas Bärfuss