With the Hay Festival’s board having endorsed an independent investigation, the program’s co-founding director has resigned.
The 2021 doing of the Hay Festival online opens and closes with gala presentations, reportedly to be streamed from Hay-on-Wye.
With internal staffing issues and the external pressure of the pandemic, the Hay Festival plans a second online iteration.
In two unresolved cases that have come to light recently, the highly regarded Hay Festival finds itself dealing with sensitive allegations from within its ranks.
As Spain’s new coronavirus surge precedes the planned Hay Festival Segovia, the Hay administration retreats to a digital model for Mexico.
Set for September 17 to 20, the Hay’s Segovia outing is to return to a format ‘in real life,’ not digital, but with venues at one-third of capacity.
Hay Festival organizers in Wales are outspoken about the broad participation they’ve had in the digital iteration of their flagship event, while the Costa program has called for entries in its 49th edition.
Having raised close to £200,000 (US$246,885) in online and offline fundraising efforts, Wales’ Hay Festival today is announcing its digital edition.
Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels, is among the jurors for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction, which will issue its longlist in July.
Termed a ‘shock announcement’ by the Booker Foundation, a 1993 rule against splitting the Booker is defied by this year’s jury, led by Peter Florence.
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