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.
A set of six novels the Booker’s Gaby Wood calls ‘political, orchestral, fearless, felt’ is announced in London, the 2019 Booker Prize shortlist.
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist comprises the work of a particularly international collection of authors, including two former laureates.
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.
Margaret Atwood, Philip Pullman, Bridget Christie and those surprise ‘Letters Live’ performers are among personalities set for the Hay Festival 31st season special events in Wales, with early bird tickets going on sale to the public today (January 16).
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.”
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.