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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...

Welcome to Moneyland | Oliver Bullough

Welcome to Moneyland | Oliver Bullough
Investigative journalist Oliver Bullough offers an exclusive extract of Moneyland - Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back , his compelling story of wealth and power in the 21st century, ahead of his appearance at Hay Festival Winter Weekend...

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...

10 QUESTIONS... TISHANI DOSHI

10 QUESTIONS... TISHANI DOSHI
Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods by Tishani Doshi is Hay Festival's Book of the Month for October. Here she answers our '10 questions' and talks about the process of writing poetry, her favourite books of the moment, and what she's working on now...

And our October Book of the Month is...

And 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...

"A refugee always wants to return"

Our International Fellow 2018-19 Dylan Moore meets Peruvian writer, screenwriter, translator and journalist, Santiago Roncagliolo, at Hay Festival Segovia. The two talk identity, exile, and the future of Europe...

Coexistence, Candido, and a Cathedral

Coexistence, Candido, and a Cathedral
Best-selling novelist Ken Follett joined us at Hay Festival Segovia 2018 to talk about his latest book, A Column of Fire – the third novel in his Kingsbridge Series – which went straight to the No.1 position in the USA, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. Here he opens up his diary and shares the a few memorable moments from his trip...

SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH... HANNAH COLLINS

SEVEN QUESTIONS WITH... HANNAH COLLINS
British contemporary artist and film-maker Hannah Collins answers our Hay Festival Segovia Q&A, reflecting on her favourite festival moments, top recommended reads, and her talk on the role of art in promoting coexistence...

... FROM OUR INTERNATIONAL FELLOW - DYLAN MOORE (PART 4)

... FROM OUR INTERNATIONAL FELLOW - DYLAN MOORE (PART 4)
In his fourth dispatch from Hay Festival Segovia 2018, Dylan Moore takes us on a tour of Segovia, the historical Spanish city that plays host to our festival every year. Dylan is Creative Wales Hay Festival International Fellow 2018/19, travelling to each Hay Festival edition, exploring issues of displacement and exile.

Cita para alquimistas

Cita para alquimistas

El primer festival literario que se cruzó en mi vida fue en Vancouver, Canadá, hace ya algunos años. Casi no podía dar crédito a mis ojos. Los autores se anunciaban en las paradas de autobús y en los frontales de los teatros como si fueran grandes divas de la ópera, y en las taquillas de todas las salas de la ciudad se arremolinaban los lectores haciendo interminables colas para escuchar a su escritor favorito.

“¿Y por qué no?”, pensé al final de aquella jornada.

... FROM OUR INTERNATIONAL FELLOW - DYLAN MOORE (PART 1)

... FROM OUR INTERNATIONAL FELLOW - DYLAN MOORE (PART 1)
Dylan Moore is Creative Wales Hay Festival International Fellow 2018/19, travelling to each Hay Festival edition, exploring issues of displacement and exile. In his first dispatch from Hay Festival Segovia 2018, he reflects on what being European means to him today...

La fiesta de septiembre

La fiesta de septiembre
Cuando cae septiembre los atardeceres anaranjados acarician la piedra del acueducto y, en el cielo limpio de Segovia, las nubes se transforman convirtiéndose en destellos blanquecinos premonitorios de los lentos copos de nieve del invierno próximo. Un espectáculo irrepetible donde el paisaje es una constante evocación al todo, a momentos atropellados que, con sosiego, tendrían un verso propio. 

“We have to keep our language of enthusiasm and curiosity”

“We have to keep our language of enthusiasm and curiosity”

Friday night (7 September), in the midst of a storm, Patti Smith recited her poem Hecatombe - an homage to author Roberto Bolaño; she then alternated between spoken word and musical work, speaking of hope in the face of the challenges ahead, and urging us to find ways to be together and to love. Saturday morning (8 September) she spoke with Diego Rabasa about politics and the art of being an artist

“We all continue with the script which was given to us when we had our first love"

“We all continue with the script which was given to us when we had our first love
“It’s moving, it’s gratifying... I don’t understand it, but it’s a great pleasure,” says André Aciman of the cultish status which his 2007 novel Call Me by Your Name has taken on since the release of the film of the same name last year. He now receives tweets with images of fans who have made pilgrimages to locations from the book, and peach-themed memorabilia from readers all over the world. 

Tiembla

Tiembla

El periodista Diego Fonseca realizó una antología de textos sobre el terremoto del 19 de septiembre de 2017. Tres de sus autores (Alejandro Zambra, Laura García y Alma Delia Murillo) presentaron el volumen.

“Men are afraid of other men”

“Men are afraid of other men”

Yesterday afternoon (5 September) Lydia Cacho presented her new book on machismo and structural violence, #EllosHablan (“Men Speak”), at Hay Festival Querétaro, in conversation with Javier Lafuente, director of El País América.


Volvió de entre los muertos y estaba viva

Volvió de entre los muertos y estaba viva

Volvió de entre los muertos y estaba viva. La frase me llamó la atención. Parece imposible, pero como veremos, no lo es. Incluso es sencillo y natural. Necromancia al alcance de todos.

Esteban y el otro

Esteban y el otro
No se debería juzgar a un hombre por su edad, ni aunque tuviera encima ciento treinta años, y a pesar de su renuencia a juicio semejante, tantos lustros avalados por un mismo nombre lo hacían sospechoso de ser alguien o de ser «uno». Él se llamaba Esteban Arévalo, pero llamarse así era una imposición que se había mantenido con el correr del tiempo. «A los viejos debería prohibírseles llevar un nombre; pues con una peluca y un par de zapatos basta para reconocerlos», pensaba Esteban en sus peores momentos anímicos.  

13 QUOTES... TONI MORRISON

13 QUOTES... TONI MORRISON

Beloved by Toni Morrison is Hay Festival's Book of the Month for September. First published in 1987 (the year of the first Hay Festival), it's an enduring masterpiece, told with heart-stopping clarity by one of the world's greatest ever storytellers. Here, we round-up some of our favourite Toni Morrison quotes from her books, Hay Festival appearances and essays through the years...

El ejercicio de las letras es misterioso

El ejercicio de las letras es misterioso

Como bien sabemos, Jorge Luis Borges nació en Buenos Aires, en 1899, «hijo, nieto, biz nieto y tataranieto» de porteños, es decir de habitantes de su ciudad natal. Pocos autores latinoamericanos han conocido una celebridad tan repentina y tan universal como este autor

 

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