The TS Eliot Prize-winning poet introduces his new collection. In his nineties, Gross’s father, a wartime refugee, began to lose his several languages, first to deafness, then to profound aphasia. Deeply thought as well as deeply felt, these poems reach into that gulf to find him - through recovery of histories both spoken and unspoken as well as an excavation of the spoken word itself. Chaired by Kathryn Gray.
The author of McMafia explores three fundamental threats facing us in the C21st: cyber-crime, cyber-warfare and cyber-industrial espionage. Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars fighting an ever-morphing, super-smart new breed of criminal.
In a special preview session the National Poet of Wales reads and discusses her forthcoming poetry collection ICE. Chaired by Fiona Hamilton of Lapidus, the UK organisation for creative writing and reading for health and wellbeing.
A conversation with the film editor who has worked with Martin Scorsese for forty years. Her credits include Hugo, Gangs of New York, and Goodfellas. She has won three Oscars – for Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed. She was married to the late film director Michael Powell.
Is the digital age a friend or foe to writers, publishers and readers across the globe? The panel includes the Director of the Bocas Litfest in Trinidad, the Delhi-based bookfair strategist and the Emerging Markets Director of The Frankfurt Bookfair.
Signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, and backed by a brilliant collection of musicians, McFarlane has made a big impact on the contemporary jazz scene. Expect a liberal dose of subtle, stealthy swing and jazz, bringing an eminently soul undercurrent to her music.
The film of the book by Michael Morpurgo. Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on. Directed by Steven Spielberg, screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, produced by Revel Guest. UK, 2011, 146’. PG. See also event 334.
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The publicatiuon of this autobiography celebrates the 25th anniversary of Roche’s incredible triple victory – the Tour de France, Giro de Italia and the World Championships. The only other cyclist ever to achieve this is the subject of Fotheringham’s new biography - Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike. They talk to Rob Penn.
Recently described as the ‘Missy Elliot of the classical world’’ due to her innovative approach to songwriting that samples and reworks classical pieces into her own songs, Carlyle's extraordinary voice has won her legions of admirers, including Bjork, Willy Mason and Jon Snow. She returns to Hay after her 2009 session with Will Young to perform her groundbreaking album Floreat and to join our Woody Guthrie tribute.
The alto-saxophonist and MC is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in the British jazz and hip hop scenes. He has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO. Soweto performs at Hay with his quartet, delivering his signature sound.