With the Hay Festival’s board having endorsed an independent investigation, the program’s co-founding director has resigned.
Called ‘funny and angry,’ Raven Leilani’s ‘Luster’ wins the £20,000 Dylan Thomas, an internationally watched emerging-artist honor.
The 2021 doing of the Hay Festival online opens and closes with gala presentations, reportedly to be streamed from Hay-on-Wye.
Now offering a still-substantial purse of £20,000 for the winner, the Dylan Thomas Prize names its 2021 shortlist of ‘bold, inventive’ novels.
With internal staffing issues and the external pressure of the pandemic, the Hay Festival plans a second online iteration.
Among publishers, HarperCollins’ 4th Estate leads in this year’s Dylan Thomas longlist, with three of the 12 titles announced today.
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.
Amid Europe’s rising coronavirus numbers, Hay Festival organizers include five live events in Croatia in early October.
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.