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BBC Marquee line-up unveiled for Hay Festival 2022

BBC Marquee line-up unveiled for Hay Festival 2022

Hay Festival and the BBC have today unveiled the full line-up for the BBC Marquee at Hay Festival 2022 along with broader coverage for the Festival, 26 May-5 June...

TikTok announced as digital media partner to Hay Festival 2022

TikTok announced as digital media partner to Hay Festival 2022
TikTok and Hay Festival have today announced an exclusive new partnership that will see the platform become Digital Media Partner to Hay Festival 2022...

Julie Finch appointed Hay Festival CEO

Julie Finch appointed Hay Festival CEO

Hay Festival Chair Caroline Michel is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Finch as Chief Executive Officer of Hay Festival. The appointment was made on behalf of Hay Festival’s Board of Directors after an extensive nationwide recruitment process... 

Lyse Doucet, David Harewood, Robert Minhinnick and Jacqueline Wilson to receive Hay Festival medals

Lyse Doucet, David Harewood, Robert Minhinnick and Jacqueline Wilson to receive Hay Festival medals
Awarded annually since Britain’s 2012 Olympic year, Hay Festival Medals draw inspiration from the original Olympic medal for poetry. With Athena as muse, silversmith Christopher Hamilton crafts them locally... 

Hillary Rodham Clinton joins Hay Festival 2022 line-up

Hillary Rodham Clinton joins Hay Festival 2022 line-up

Former US Secretary of State, First Lady and US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear at Hay Festival 2022 in conversation with lawyer Helena Kennedy on Thursday 2 June as part of the Festival’s Women & Power series... 

Hay Festival 2022 Programme unveiled with 500+ in-person events, 26 May - 5 June

Hay Festival 2022 Programme unveiled with 500+ in-person events, 26 May - 5 June

Hay Festival has unveiled the full programme for its 35th spring edition in Hay-on-Wye, with more than 500 in-person events over 11 days, 26 May–5 June 2022.

Hay Festival unveils free schools events alongside Beacons Project 2022 and new student ticket offer

Hay Festival unveils free schools events alongside Beacons Project 2022 and new student ticket offer

Hay Festival has today revealed the free Programme for Schools for this spring’s edition, bringing writers and young readers together in-person and online for a series of inspiring interactive activities and workshops, 26-27 May, ahead of the main programme 26 May-5 June 2022.

El Hay Festival en Colombia celebró su regreso a la presencialidad con un formato híbrido

El Hay Festival en Colombia celebró su regreso a la presencialidad con un formato híbrido

Dos años después de que la cultura y el mundo cambiaran, producto del confinamiento y los efectos de la pandemia, el Hay Festival regresó a Jericó, Medellín y Cartagena, con una oferta que combinó los eventos presenciales, digitales e híbridos, con públicos que llenaron todos los escenarios, tanto en las ciudades como en los eventos virtuales.

The British Museum’s Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research partners Hay Festival for Untold Microcosms project

The British Museum’s Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research partners Hay Festival for Untold Microcosms project

A new international collaboration announced today between the British Museum’s Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research (SDCELAR) and Hay Festival will inspire new stories based on items from the Americas collection that are not on display in the galleries... 

Hay Festival teams up with Shakespeare & Company and Penguin Classics for a star-studded #ULYSSES100 read-along

Hay Festival teams up with Shakespeare & Company and Penguin Classics for a star-studded #ULYSSES100 read-along

To celebrate one hundred years since Sylvia Beach, publisher and bookseller, published James Joyce’s ULYSSES, the iconic bookshop Shakespeare and Company, Paris, is producing an ensemble recording of the complete text to be released as a free podcast between the 100th anniversary of the publication on 2 February 2022 and Bloomsday on 16 June 2022, and showcased at Hay Festival 2022.

Hay Festival Cartagena 2022 programme announced

Hay Festival Cartagena 2022 programme announced

Hay Festival Cartagena has announced its 17th programme, 20-30 January, with global literary stars, Nobel Prize-winners and internationally acclaimed performers leading a line-up that encompasses 180 speakers from 20 countries with events in Colombia’s Cartagena de Indias (20-27 January), Medellín (24-27 January) and Jericó (20-23 January)... 

Writer’s Award 2022 goes to Philip Clark and Javier Montes

Writer’s Award 2022 goes to Philip Clark and Javier Montes

Journalist Philip Clark and novelist and essayist Javier Montes have been named as the 2022 winners of the Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award, in a reception at the British Library last night...

Together again! Hay Festival 2022 early-birds out now

Together again! Hay Festival 2022 early-birds out now
Hay Festival has announced 23 early-bird events for its 35th spring edition, taking place in person at a revamped Festival site 26 May-5 June 2022 in the booktown of Hay-on-Wye... 

Deborah Levy's Real Estate named Hay Festival Book of the Year 2021

Deborah Levy's Real Estate named Hay Festival Book of the Year 2021
Real Estate by Deborah Levy has been named Hay Festival Book of the Year 2021 after hundreds of book lovers nominated their favourite titles of the year online.

Hay Festival releases five free Winter Warmer conversations

Hay Festival releases five free Winter Warmer conversations

Ahead of Hay Festival Winter Weekend next week (24-28 November), five free “Winter Warmer” conversations have been released online featuring Booker Prize-winner Damon Galgut, novelist Matt Haig, cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker, environmentalist Bill McKibben, and writer Siri Hustvedt...

Scribblers Tour 2022 line-up announced

Scribblers Tour 2022 line-up announced

Hay Festival Scribblers Tour takes five exceptional YA writers direct to thousands of Year 7-10 school pupils across Wales next February in inspiring free, in-person events hosted at Welsh universities: University of South Wales, Swansea University, Aberystwyth University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Wrexham Glyndwr University...

The Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award 2022 shortlist announced

The Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award 2022 shortlist announced

The British Library and Hay Festival are delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2022 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award. Awarded annually to two writers in the early stages of a new book relating to the Americas, the £20,000 prize is now in its eleventh year...

Our November Book of the Month is...

Our November Book of the Month is...

Y Bachgen, y Wahadden, y Llwynog a’r Ceffyl, the new Welsh edition ofCharlie Mackesy's The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, translated by Mererid Hopwood, is Hay Festival Book of the Month for November. The two writers join us live online 9 November at 4pm while copies are over on our bookshop for sale now.

Miriam Margolyes brings added sparkle to Hay Christmas lights switch-on

Miriam Margolyes brings added sparkle to Hay Christmas lights switch-on
BAFTA-winning actor and national treasure Miriam Margolyes will switch on Hay-on-Wye’s Christmas lights as part of her Hay Festival Winter Weekend appearance on Friday 26 November...

Hay Festival unveils second free digital programme for Arequipa, Peru

Hay Festival unveils second free digital programme for Arequipa, Peru

Hay Festival has announced the line-up for its seventh edition in Peru, Hay Festival Digital Arequipa, bringing writers and readers together in free online events, 1-7 November...

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