As bookshops are shuttered in many parts of the world in the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the booksellers’ federation asks for help. And Wales’ Hay Festival continues raising funds to cover its losses.
With the public health crisis in Italy deteriorating rapidly, the biggest publisher cancels its participation in Bologna, as Hay signals it’s on for Wales.
Alongside its public events, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature aims to establish a Global Alliance of Literary Festivals with a conference for organizers.
Characterizing its 2020 programming as ‘activism-themed,’ the May flagship Hay Festival in Wales opens early-bird ticket sales.
The director of the Hay Festival’s international events, Cristina Fuentes La Roche, has been recognized particularly for her Latin American programming.
With events based book adaptations for film and television, the Peruvian installment of the Hay series also takes on issues in science, lifestyle, and history.
For a second year, the Hay Festival works with a Dallas bookstore to stage a smaller event parallel to the Hay’s Mexico festival at Querétaro.
In what organizers are calling ‘our most international lineup yet, the Hay Festival in Mexico will be coupled with days in Dallas and Monterrey.
The international Hay Festival circuit has opened for this year’s events, with the Segovia program set for September 19 to 22.
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.