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Hay Festival gets Serious for new Reading Room

Hay Festival gets Serious for new Reading Room

Hay Festival and Serious Readers will join forces to create a new space for book lovers at Hay Festival 2019 - the Serious Reading Room - in a new partnership announced today...

Más de 60.000 asistentes celebraron el Hay Festival de Jericó, Medellín y Cartagena, imaginando el mundo

Más de 60.000 asistentes celebraron el Hay Festival de Jericó, Medellín y Cartagena, imaginando el mundo
La XIV edición del Hay Festival que engalanó a Colombia con letras, imágenes, notas musicales, conversaciones sobre economía, ciencia, activismo, y un sinnúmero de ideas transformadoras. Durante más de cuatro días, a través de más de 190 eventos en escenarios de Cartagena, Medellín, Jericó y varios municipios, mas de 60.000 personas disfrutaron de esta gran fiesta de la cultura.

More than 60,000 attend Hay Festival in Colombia

More than 60,000 attend Hay Festival in Colombia

More than 60,000 people attend Hay Festival events in Colombia over the past fortnight, with writers and readers gathering for conversations and performances in Cartagena, Medellín, and, for the first time, Jericó.

Karl Nova releases 'Scribbling Dreams'

Karl Nova releases 'Scribbling Dreams'

Hip-Hop artist and poet Karl Nova releases Scribbling Dreams to mark the start of Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2019, which takes writers direct to pupils all over Wales for the next fortnight...

Hay Festival signs new Querétaro deal

Hay Festival signs new Querétaro deal

Hay Festival has signed a new three-year agreement with the Municipality of the City of Querétaro, Mexico, securing the future of Hay Festival Querétaro for a further three years, with three speakers already announced for 2019...

El Hay Festival se consolida en Querétaro

El Hay Festival se consolida en Querétaro
El Municipio de Querétaro y el Hay Festival han cimentado la presencia del festival para al menos tres ediciones más. Ambas instituciones han firmado la alianza en el marco de su edición hermana de Cartagena de Indias. El Hay Festival Querétaro 2019 se celebrará del 5 al 8 de septiembre.

Our February Book of the Month is...

Our February Book of the Month is...
Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak is Hay Festival Book of the Month for February, a sweeping tale of faith and friendship, tradition and modernity, love and an unexpected betrayal...

Hay Festival Jericó launches

Hay Festival Jericó launches

Today begins the first Hay Festival Jericó, with the screening of Jericó, el infinito vuelo de los días documentary film. Literature, journalism, music and environment will be the topics to be discussed in the following three cultural days, which are the beginning of Hay Festival events in Colombia.

Hay Festival en Jericó

Hay Festival en Jericó

Hoy 25 de enero comienza el primer Hay Festival Jericó con la proyección del documental Jericó, el infinito vuelo de los días. Literatura, periodismo, música y medioambiente serán los temas que se tratarán durante todo el fin de semana. ¡Bienvenidos a nuestra programación, Jericó!

New "earlybirds" unveiled for Hay Festival 2019

New earlybirds unveiled for Hay Festival 2019
Jimmy Carr, Stacey Dooley, The Gipsy Kings, The Waterboys and Spell Songs join 32nd Hay Festival in Hay on Wye, 23 May-2 June...

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.

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