As Hay Festival Segovia opens, Publishing Perspectives hears from Hay founder and director Peter Florence about the festival’s global appeal, and literature as “the most dissenting art form.”
France’s 2008 Nobel Prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio spoke at Hay Festival Querétaro about literature and ‘the resurgence of nationalism.’
Rising global interest in Latin American writers is boosting translation, says Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue, especially from young editors in the US and UK
This year’s Mexican edition of the festival that started life in a Welsh valley takes place in the picturesque colonial-era city of Querétaro.
Salman Rushdie and Lebanon’s Joumana Haddad are two of the provocative authors featured at this year’s Hay Festival in the Mexican city of Xalapa.
‘I’ve said it many times that at least six or seven of those who have contributed to what is Bangla literature today are worthy of winning the Nobel prize in literature.’
Peter Florence, the director of UK-based Hay Festivals, on his first visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair and the resilience of good writing
The Hay Festival has returned to Beirut for another three day event, with than 50 authors, journalists, artists, and thinkers convening to share stories and ideas.
By Edward Nawotka This weekend came the shocking news that Faber and Faber finance director David Tebbutt was shot dead and his wife kidnapped while staying at a beachside Kenyan resort. The event is likely to cast a shadow over the Storymoja Hay Festival which starts this Thursday and runs through the weekend in Nairobi. Overseas guests expected to appear at the …
Ticket sales to UK literary festivals are on the rise, and more niche books and authors get time in the spotlight. By Alex Hippisley-Cox The literary festival scene in the UK is booming. It seems hardly a week goes by without some kind of literary programme being staged and the public’s thirst for these types of gatherings seems to grow with …