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Michael Morpurgo and Lemn Sissay talk to Polly Russell

The Power of Libraries

Hay Festival 2022 , 

In an information age where disinformation and silo-thinking are ever-present, the role of libraries as hubs for knowledge, reflection and community are more essential than ever. In this conversation Britain’s best-loved children’s book writer Michael Morpurgo, renowned author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay and Polly Russell, Head of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, reflect on the value of libraries and the continuing role these transformational spaces play within our societies.

Michael Morpurgo and Lemn Sissay talk to Polly Russell