An extraordinary quartet make up our Hay Festival 2023 Thinkers in Residence, a group of writers and readers hosting events throughout the week questioning norms, finding new perspectives and challenging us to action...
Laura Bates is founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a collection of hundreds of thousands of experiences of harassment, discrimination and abuse, with branches worldwide. She works with governments, police forces and schools to tackle gender inequality. She is the author of Everyday Sexism, The Burning (nominated for the Carnegie medal), Men Who Hate Women, Fix the System, Not the Women and more, and writes for the New York Times, Guardian and more.Book Event
Will Gompertz is Director of Arts and Learning at The Barbican and the former BBC Arts Editor and Director of the Tate Galleries. He is the author of What are you Looking At? 50 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye and writes for The Times, Guardian and others.Book Event
David Olusoga is Professor of Public History at Manchester University and a BAFTA award-winning documentary maker, broadcaster and writer. A regular contributor to the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman and BBC History Magazine, his books include Black and British, which won the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize and the Longman-History Today Trustees Award.Book Event
Charlotte Williams is a Welsh-Guyanese award-winning author, academic and cultural critic. Her writings span academic publications, memoir, short fiction, reviews, essays and commentaries. She is Emerita Professor at Bangor University and a member of the Learned Society of Wales. Her writings have taken her on travels worldwide but her heart and her home are always in Wales.Book Event