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.
As Atwoodian handmaids moved in robes and bonnets around the property, Wales’ 31st flagship Hay Festival drew some 700 speakers and sold more than a quarter of a million tickets to its 800 events in literature and contemporary issues.
This year’s Dylan Thomas Prize goes to a poet whose focus is on black masculinity and the experiences of young black men in contemporary British society–’immensely relevant,’ as the jury chair puts it.
‘We want a new library of 100 great books by women’ says Hay Festival founder Peter Florence, as Cambridge University Press opens this year’s selection of free-to-read International Women’s Day content.
The Hay Festival events in Colombia, Peru, Spain, Mexico and Wales are part of the package won each year by a single practitioner in writing. Its the Hay Festival International Fellowship.
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).
Capturing one of the richest purses for young writers, Australian Fiona McFarlane wins the Dylan Thomas for work called ‘stunning’ and ‘unforgettable.’
From The Hindu: Leveraging its extensive collection of Marathi literature, the little town of Bhilar has established itself as India’s first ‘book village.’
With almost as many branding handles as speakers, the highly regarded event’s home festival at Hay-on-Wye announces its program for late May and early June.
The Dylan Thomas Prize is unusual for its flexibility. The shortlist includes a book of poetry, two books of short stories, plus novels—two of them debuts.
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