Having gone to no winner last year, one of publishing’s most intoxicating awards is given this year to British writer Nina Stibbe for her trilogy-closing comic fiction.
The Hay Festival’s main venue in Wales has announced its 2019 programming and Arabic advocate Daniel Gorman is named the new director of English PEN in London.
The Hay Festival has a new look that changes its colors with each of its international festivals, and the fledgling BKS agency has a London Book Fair sale to Canongate.
Booking applications, just opened, will run to April 30 in the Hay Festival’s Program for Schools series of events, which take place on the first two days of the main festival.
Led by Hay Festival founder Peter Florence, the 2019 Man Booker Prize jury features a pianist and composer, a filmmaker, a broadcaster and a publisher.
The original Hay Festival opens ticket sales on events in its 2019 Wales program, as Wattpad announces the establishment of a country office in India.
In its 14th year at Cartagena, the Hay Festival brings its mix of literary work and current events to Colombia in January and February.
This week’s Hay Festival Arequipa is preceded by two one-day Hay Festival Forum events, free to attend, in Ayacucho, Peru, and Santiago de Chile. The festival itself runs Thursday through Sunday.
Mario Vargas Llosa speaks with Salman Rushdie onstage at Hay’s Arequipa event in November’s four days of programming in Peru, a festival that features historical, science, sports, and food elements, as well as literary work.
Innovations in STEM and gender equality are featured as social topics in this year’s Hay Festival Querétaro in September, the 13th iteration of the Mexican event in Hay’s annual cycle of international stagings.