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New "earlybirds" unveiled for Hay Festival 2019

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Jimmy Carr, Stacey Dooley, The Gipsy Kings, The Waterboys and Spell Songs join 32nd Hay Festival in Hay on Wye, 23 May-2 June...

“No pienso en términos de identidad, solo en términos de distinguir a una persona de otra”

“No pienso en términos de identidad, solo en términos de distinguir a una persona de otra”
Entrevista a Cristina Morales. Cristina Morales (Granada, España, 1985) tiene muchos rótulos, y premios, alrededor de su nombre. La han considerado una de las narradoras más potentes de la nueva generación y su última novela Lectura fácil, ganadora del último Premio Herralde de novela, está llamada a ser una de las obras más importantes publicadas en castellano en los últimos años. Pero más allá de los rótulos y distinciones, la caracteriza su capacidad para llamar a las cosas por su nombre. Lo suyo es un enfrentamiento continuo con las miradas preestablecidas y con las estructuras de poder que deciden por nosotros antes de que podamos dar cualquier paso adelante.  

“Una muerte es una tragedia, dos son una catástrofe, pero cuando ya no se pueden contar entonces se convierte en parte del absurdo de la existencia humana”

“Una muerte es una tragedia, dos son una catástrofe, pero cuando ya no se pueden contar entonces se convierte en parte del absurdo de la existencia humana”

Entrevista con Rawi Hage. Su historia es la de miles de libaneses que generación tras generación han emigrado del país ya sea por guerras, hambrunas o simplemente un futuro mejor. En su caso dejó Beirut durante la guerra civil que azotó el país entre 1975 y 1990. De Chipre pasó a Nueva York y años más tarde se radicó en Montreal, donde vive actualmente. Desde entonces ha tenido múltiples vidas: chofer de taxi, fotógrafo, artista visual, periodista y finalmente escritor.

Hay Festival partners 2020 Writer’s Award

Hay Festival partners 2020 Writer’s Award

The Eccles Centre at the British Library will partner Hay Festival for its prestigious annual Writer’s Award, a prize of £20,000 for a current writing project exploring the Americas (North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean).

Philippe Sands QC joins Hay Festival board

Philippe Sands QC joins Hay Festival board

Lawyer, campaigner and award-winning writer Philippe Sands QC has been appointed to the Hay Festival board of Directors. 

Our January Book of the Month is...

Our January Book of the Month is...
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Hay Festival Book of the Month for January. A powerful, tender story of race and identity, Americanah has been published in 29 languages and won numerous awards...

Hay Festival director to chair Man Booker Prize 2019

Hay Festival director to chair Man Booker Prize 2019

Hay Festival founder and director Peter Florence will chair the Man Booker Prize 2019, it has been announced today, alongside a panel comprised of: former fiction publisher and editor Liz Calder; novelist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo; writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch and pianist and composer Joanna MacGregor...

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...

Our December Book of the Month is...

Our December Book of the Month is...
Something of his Art by Horatio Clare is Hay Festival Book of the Month for December, a unique travel journal that follows Clare's recreation of the walk that J. S. Bach took in the depths of winter in 1705 – his long walk to Lübeck across northern Germany.

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...

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