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, continuing the Festival's campaign to celebrate and ignite conversation around new books that have particular resonance for us right now. 

A book of hope for uncertain times, Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse invites you to enter the world of his four unlikely friends, discovering their stories and their most important life lessons. 

Acclaimed poet and Hay Festival fellow Mererid Hopwood is the translator behind an extraordinary Welsh edition - Y Bachgen, y Wahadden, y Llwynog a’r Ceffyl - bringing its inspiring message to readers in Welsh for the first time.

The two writers join us live online 9 November at 4pm while copies are over on our bookshop for sale now.

Hay Festival’s Book of the Month is selected by the festival team in Hay-on-Wye and aims to celebrate great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Titles are sold in the UK through the festival’s online shop, as well as being available in all good libraries and bookshops.

Find out more about Hay Festival’s Book of the Month here or explore #HBOTM on social.