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This is Wales

Thanks to the international agreement between the Welsh Government and the Hay Festival, we are pleased to present the Hay Festival Classics, a series of 6 iconic talks, where the public of Hay Festival Digital Queretaro was able to enjoy the reflections of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Le Carré, Dilma Rousseff, Olga Tokarczuk.

Discover Wale’s rich culture and history. From world-famous arts to jaw-dropping scenery. It all comes with a legendary warm welcome. A country shaped by its people, inspired by its places, alive with adventure and opportunity.


Hay Festival and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is a Spanish public body dedicated to promoting Spain’s culture and heritage, inside and outside the country, through an extensive programme of activities. This includes exhibitions, meetings, conferences, film, theatre, music, audio-visual productions and initiatives that boost the mobility of professionals and artists. As part of the promotion of the internationalization and mobility of Spanish literary professionals, AC/E collaborates with the Hay Festivals held around the world, co-organizing activities for the promotion and dissemination abroad of the work of Spanish writers. Hay Festival Digital Querétaro 2020 gathered a number of talented Spanish artists.

BBC Mundo

To accompany the programmes of the Hispanic festivals, expanding their scope through the use of digital tools, Hay Festival has teamed up with BBC Mundo for the preparation of a supplementary online programme in which Hay Festival Querétaro guests and other major figures in the world of European and American culture talk about current affairs, offer suggestions for books to read and authors they admire, and share their views on specific subjects. Readers can also find notes of interest and test their knowledge of literature and the Spanish language.

This digital programme, with exclusive online videos, texts, images and conversations, was broadcasted on the website of BBC Mundo and Hay Festival from 5 September onwards.

El País América

Hay Festival and El País have established a media alliance for all the festivals in Latin America, bringing the festival to the readers of the newspaper, and the interviews and investigations of the newspaper to the spectators of the festival. The newspaper will feature a talk at each festival with a great international personality, and both organizations will share content to bring the Hay Festival closer to the readers of El País. This time the former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet talked to Javier Moreno, director of El País.


LEO AC is an association for promotion of literature which was created in 2013 in order to make reading available for boys and girls in vulnerable situations. The rapid growth of this association is thanks to the valuable team of volunteers, who are committed to the task of opening the world of books to the little ones and offering with it a path to empowerment, education, fun and knowledge. Throughout these five years we have worked with more than 200 children in homes and public schools, setting up two libraries in learning institutions of low income and linking our kids to different figures of the editorial and literary world, offering talks with writers, illustration workshops, music courses, literary creation courses and other activities.


The Fundación Zorro Rojo was created as a space dedicated to literacy, for teaching children from marginal communities who are behind their age and school group in reading and writing skills, in order to close social,educational and economic gaps. It offers weekly workshops open to all, with children and adults discovering and sharing reading as a recreational, emotional and cultural activity. It also supports the community in order to reduce the digital gap by means of the use of technological resources and carries out applied educational research that contributes to improving our country’s educational conditions. There are more than 200 children attending the workshops each week.

It also has ongoing workshops in several primary schools. Zorro Rojo has a library service and this year it lent more than 2000 books to children with a low-income background.

Cultura UANL

The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, through Cultura UANL, the “brand” of its Extension and Culture Department, bases its vision and mission on the notion of Culture as a set of knowledge, together with spiritual and material elements, which are transmitted from generation to generation and make up the identity of individuals and societies, an essential component for the integrated and sustainable development of individuals and peoples.

Considering declarations and agreements by national and international organisations, Cultura UANL assumes that Culture also acquires different forms over time and throughout space, a variety of expressions that can be found in know-how, art, traditions and languages. This diversity is manifested in the originality and plurality of the identities that characterize the groups and societies that make up humanity, a source of exchange, innovation, creativity and everything that constitutes a communal heritage.

The UANL – Hay Festival Alliance, which gives the UANL the opportunity to join and contribute to the dissemination of reading and literature.

The Eccles Centre for American Studies

The Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award is an annual award of £20,000 for a current writing project exploring the Americas. Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, the Writer’s Award is run in partnership with Hay Festival. The award is open to writers working on full-length non-fiction or fiction books, in English or Spanish that require research use of the British Library’s Americas collections. Hay Festival, the not-for-profit event series with editions across the Americas, is pleased to support the award in reaching the widest possible audiences, profiling winners at its festivals around the world. Daniel Saldaña París, who won the award in 2019, participated in an event with Juan Gómez Bárcena and Beatriz Díez.


Hay Diálogos con Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos aims to favor the knowledge and exchange between authors of different generations and nationalities who are united by the same language and a shared literary tradition which is enriched by authors of different origins. This proposal which will be developed in each and every one of the existing Hay Festivals, consists in the participation of an acclaimed author, who will nominate a younger author from Latin America or Spain (the Spanish authors must pick a Latin American author and vice versa). This is, thus, a dialogue that builds bridges between different generations and countries, with one branch of literature, that is, Spanish literature, acting as a link. In this edition the Spanish writer Irene Vallejo, author of El infinito en un junco and Mexican writer Juan Villoro talked to Irma Gallo. 

Hay Festival and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The partnership between Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) and Hay Festival will go global at Hay Festival events in Mexico, Peru and Colombia over the course of the next year. A series of Kew branded, environmentally focused discussions and lectures will help to foster an understanding of the importance of protecting our planet and its unique biodiversity at a time of increased threats caused by land use changes and climate change, as well as pests and pathogens.

In Mexico, Kew has been working for over 15 years on the conservation of Mexican flora in partnership with Fes-I UNAM (Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), and most recently launched a new project together with Fesi-UNAM and the NGOs Pronatura México and Pronatura Veracruz, to conserve native useful trees of Mexico to maintain its natural capital. In this edition the Mexican biologist and researcher Julia Carabias was part of the festival.


The Wild Detectives and Hay Festival combine forces again to create one of the most interesting literary and cultural events in the City of Dallas.

Canal 22

Canal 22 and Hay Festival Querétaro, in alliance spread the best of culture among their followers.

Principal Sponsors

Querétaro Municipio
Hacemos la Diferencia

Partner for Latin America