The Cypriot author reads her contribution to Europa 28; Hummingbird is a story about migration, family, freedom, peace and violence. To give the audience an insight into the recent history and current political situation in Cyprus, she also presents an excerpt from her book of short stories Ledra Street, and the short poemAphrodite Rising.
English with Croatian subtitles
Bronka Nowicka (Poland) is an interdisciplinary artist, film and theatre director, scriptwriter, visual artist, poet and lecturer at the National Film School in Lodz. "Narratives” concentrate on relations between people and things: personified, embodying the dead, kept in mind – existing only as an image of matter in a memory. The author documents human-thing relations; she collects stories about their shared existences, gathers images of things: sentimental, fetishized, condemned to annihilation that is performed by their owners on purpose. The author pays particular attention to the last category of things trying to illustrate their way from matter to memory.
With English subtitles
Hay Festival Classics revisits unforgettable events from different Hay Festivals, with outstanding guests on the international scene. With a fresh perspective, we present conversations that stand the test of time. Olga Tokarczuk, the Polish novelist, essayist, dramatist, poet and psychologist, won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature. Her masterpiece, Flights, won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize. At Hay Wales in 2018, Olga Tokarczuk and Gaby Wood spoke about this powerful novel, accompanied by Jennifer Croft, translator of the novel into English.
With Croatian subtitles
The acclaimed Latvian writer Nora Ikstena, the award-winning investigative journalist and co-founder of The Shift News Caroline Muscat (Malta), and the CEO of The Home Project, Sofia Kouvelaki (Greece) will discuss of the different social and political structures that lead to situations of inclusion and exclusion in Europe. Chaired by the journalist Thea Lenarduzzi.
In English live
A discussion on contemporary culture and politics in Europe with the Belgian writer and journalist Annelies Beck, the Hungarian author, critic and scholar, Zsófia Bán, and Žydrūnė Vitaitė (Lithuania) entrepreneur, business woman and activist. Chaired by Davor Mandic.
In English live