Festive magic for all the family, 27–29 November
Thank you for joining us over the Winter Weekend in Hay and the start of advent in Hay. We have had a weekend of wondrous stories and roaring fires, great investigation, rigorous debate and great company.
Andrew Miller presented his new novel The Crossing, Fflur Dafydd discussed the film adaptation of her novel Y Llyfrgell (The Library) with the actress Catrin Stewart (Dr Who, Stella). Misha Glenny revealed gang culture in Rio. Bruce Robinson nailed the identity of London's serial killer in They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper. Phil Rickman introduced his new Merrily Watkins mystery Friends of the Dusk set in Hereford and talked about the ITV series of his Midwinter of the Spirit. Rob Penn is The Man who Made Things Out of Trees and talked about woodcraft and ancient skills.
We had a packed programme of workshops and events for teenagers including Linda Davies introducing her gripping medieval tale Longbow Girl, prize-winning Jenny Valentine's new novel Fire Colour One and Horatio Clare's Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot. Catherine Barr presented her new book for younger children Elliot's Arctic Surprise where you children learnt why it matters if the ice melts.
If you missed the events or would like to find out more please read the short reports from events below.