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Mountain Warehouse and Hay Festival unveil 2019 partnership

Mountain Warehouse and Hay Festival unveil 2019 partnership
UK outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse will become the official camping and kit provider for Hay Festival Wales 2019 after a new partnership agreement was signed today, marking the festival’s first national clothing retailer collaboration, and covering events and digital promotion...

Hay Festival Wales 2019 earlybirds released

Hay Festival Wales 2019 earlybirds released

Leila Slimani, Anna Burns, Markus Zusak, Jared Diamond, Venki Ramakrishnan, Robert Macfarlane, Horatio Clare, Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Sandi Toksvig to appear at 32nd festival, plus all-star Diaries Live and Speeches Live performances confirmed...

Hay Festival Winter Weekend closes on an optimistic note

Hay Festival Winter Weekend closes on an optimistic note

Hay Festival Winter Weekend closed Sunday 25 November 2018 after a four-day global celebration of ideas that saw thousands enjoy events across the "town of books".

Hay Festival Book of the Year 2018 is...

Hay Festival Book of the Year 2018 is...

Inventing Ourselves by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is named Hay Festival Book of the Year 2018 on the opening day of Hay Festival Winter Weekend begins today, kicking off a four-day global celebration of ideas with writers, thinkers and entertainers, alongside a rich strand of workshops, woodland walks and town festivities.

Hay Festival Cartagena 2019 programme released

Hay Festival Cartagena 2019 programme released
Fiction and dissent: Hay Festival has today announced the programme for Hay Festival Cartagena, 31 January-3 February 2019, with global literary stars, Nobel Prize-winners and internationally acclaimed performers leading a programme that encompasses 130 speakers in 150 events over four days.

Record-breaking year for Hay Festival Arequipa

Record-breaking year for Hay Festival Arequipa
Hay Festival Arequipa closed on a record year last night (Sunday 11 November) after four days of conversation, debate and exchange between writers and readers in Peru, alongside performances from internationally acclaimed musicians and comedians...

Hay Festival marks Armistice 100 with poetry

Hay Festival marks Armistice 100 with poetry
In this Armistice centenary year, Hay Festival invited poets from countries involved in the Great War to respond to poets and poems from their own cultures of the time. Performed in a special Armistice Poetry Gala earlier this year, the poems have today (Sunday 11 November) been released digitally...

Scribblers Tour hits the road in 2019

Scribblers Tour hits the road in 2019
Hay Festival Scribblers Tour will take five award-winning writers direct to thousands of school pupils across Wales throughout February 2019 in 10 inspiring free events hosted at five Welsh universities.

New Forums bring festival magic to Peru and Chile

New Forums bring festival magic to Peru and Chile
On 7 November two new Hay Festival events will bring writers and readers together in new locations across Latin America: Hay Festival Forum Ayacucho in Peru and Hay Festival Forum Santiago in Chile...

Our November Book of the Month is...

Our November Book of the Month is...
The Road Home by Rose Tremain is Hay Festival Book of the Month for November. Urgently relevant. Beautifully written. First published in 2007, just three years after Poland and nine other countries joined the EU, the novel offers a view of the UK through a migrant’s eyes...

Kate Humble to switch on Hay Christmas Lights

Kate Humble to switch on Hay Christmas Lights
Writer, broadcaster and smallholder Kate Humble will switch-on Hay-on-Wye’s Christmas Lights next month as part of her Hay Festival Winter Weekend appearance on Friday 23 November...

Hay Festival unveils free digital resources for students

Hay Festival unveils free digital resources for students
Students across the UK will enjoy free access to Hay Festival’s rich digital archive as part of a new offer for 16-25-year-olds in education – Compass – launched to coincide with the release of Hay Levels series 4...

WINTER WEEKEND 2018 READING LIST

WINTER WEEKEND 2018 READING LIST

Now the Hay Festival Winter Weekend 2018 programme is online, it's time to get reading. Here's a list of all the books we'll be celebrating over the long weekend, 22-25 November...

Hay Festival Winter Weekend programme out now

Hay Festival Winter Weekend programme out now
Roll up, roll up, and deck the halls! Hay Festival Winter Weekend (22-25 November) brings writers and readers together at the turn of the season for conversation, debate, music and comedy, in the heart of Hay on Wye. Find out more about what's in store...

Our October Book of the Month is...

Our October Book of the Month is...
Today we're pleased to reveal our October Book of the Month choice – Tishani Doshi’s Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods – an unflinching collection of poems that weave between topics from violence against women, to time and memory...

Mexico makes its voices heard at this year’s Hay Festival Querétaro

Mexico makes its voices heard at this year’s Hay Festival Querétaro

One of the most remarkable things about this year’s Hay Festival Querétaro was the huge variety and success of the Mexican writers on the programme

BBC AT HAY

BBC AT HAY
We are delighted to have the BBC back at Hay in 2018 with many of their much loved shows - from Radio 4’s Today to World News’ Talking Books - broadcast on TV, radio and online from the festival site.

YA BOOK PRIZE WINNER REVEALED

YA BOOK PRIZE WINNER REVEALED
The YA Book Prize returns to Hay Festival to showcase the very best in YA literature.

Handmaids in Hay

Handmaids in Hay

Felipe Restrepo Pombo is the British Council's Writer in Residence. In 2017 he was included in the Bogotá39 list of the best Latin American writers under 40, organized by the Hay Festival. He talks about the challenges of a journalist and specially of reporting conflict in countries such as Mexico and Colombia.

Margaret Atwood was one of his pick's of the programme. He was surprised to see her flanked by an entourage of the infamous handmaids and enjoys Margaret's devoted fans.

Armistice Poetry Gala

Armistice Poetry Gala
Marking 100 years since the Armistice in November 1918, Hay Festival Press is publishing an anthology of specially commissioned poems from countries that participated in World War One. 

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