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To mark our 25th anniversary we're turning the tables on the writers and thinkers that have graced our stages over the years. We've asked a panel of them to put the questions to us, the Hay audience.

Please join in to make this playful questionnaire a humdinger of ideas and opinion and help us shed light on the way we live now.

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The Panel

Help us make this playful questionnaire a real humdinger of ideas and opinions. We’re running it all year, at all our festivals across the world.

  • Hector Abad

    Hector Abad

  • Tahmima Anam

    Tahmima Anam

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  • Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood

  • Camila Batmanghelidjh

    Camila Batmanghelidjh

  • Marcus Brigstocke

    Marcus Brigstocke

  • Jung Chang

    Jung Chang

  • Gillian Clarke

    Gillian Clarke

  • David Crystal

    David Crystal

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  • Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton

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  • Meghnad Desai

    Meghnad Desai

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  • Monty Don

    Monty Don

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  • Peter Florence

    Peter Florence

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  • Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry

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  • Francisco Goldman

    Francisco Goldman

  • Joumana Haddad

    Joumana Haddad

  • Shaun Hill

    Shaun Hill

  • Eric Hobsbawm

    Eric Hobsbawm

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  • Wojtek Jagielski

    Wojtek Jagielski

  • Steve Jones

    Steve Jones

  • Tom Kalaris

    Tom Kalaris

  • John Kampfner

    John Kampfner

  • Amin Maalouf

    Amin Maalouf

  • Yann Martel

    Yann Martel

  • George Monbiot

    George Monbiot

  • DBC Pierre

    DBC Pierre

  • Nelida Pinon

    Nelida Pinon

  • Elena Poniatowska

    Elena Poniatowska

  • Sergio Ramirez

    Sergio Ramirez

  • Laura Restrepo

    Laura Restrepo

  • Simon Schama

    Simon Schama

  • Owen Sheers

    Owen Sheers

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  • Jon Snow

    Jon Snow

  • Sandi Toksvig

    Sandi Toksvig

  • Jorge Volpi

    Jorge Volpi

  • Jeanette Winterson

    Jeanette Winterson

  • Hyam Yared

    Hyam Yared