Marc DuBois on Hay 25

Marc DuBois on Hay 25

Marc DuBois is the head of MSF/Doctors without Borders UK It is difficult to explain how much I have enjoyed being a part of Hay the last two years, even if this year it forced me to work on my…

Eurig Salisbury at Hay 25 – Scritture Giovani

Eurig Salisbury at Hay 25 – Scritture Giovani

Eurig Salisbury is Welsh Children’s Laureate and Research Fellow at The University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth. At Hay 25 he is the Welsh candidate of Scritture Giovani, a project introduced by Festivaletteratura to give a voice…

Alistar Stanley on Stephen Fry talking to Kay Redfield Jamison

Alistar Stanley on Stephen Fry talking to Kay Redfield Jamison

Alistair Stanley, an A level psychology student, comments Stephen Fry in conversation with Kay Redfield Jamison about manic depression. As an A level psychology student i found this interview extremely interesting. The subject of manic depression is extremely complex and…

Margaret Busby at Hay 25

Margaret Busby at Hay 25

Hay is technically over, but I’m still digesting last week’s literary feast.  The hors d’oeuvre for me was the Stoke Newington Literature Festival over Jubilee weekend, then I was awed on Wednesday by Harry Belafonte at the South Bank (compensation…

Ahdaf Soueif on Hay 25

Ahdaf Soueif on Hay 25

All along the side of the road from Hereford there were newly formed lakes with trees growing out of them. The sky was low and dark, but up ahead through the windscreen there was an opening; a patch of brightness….

Ben Crystal – Happy 25th Hay

Ben Crystal – Happy 25th Hay

I’ve been coming to the Hay Festival in Wales nearly every year for the last dozen, often to give a talk, sometimes to introduce others, sometimes to interview, and on rare occasions, to just soak up the weather and wander…

Andy Middleton- Making Hay on Earth

Andy Middleton- Making Hay on Earth

A chance conversation at the Hay Festival five years ago with Andy Fryers, Director of Sustainability at the Hay Festival has led to impact beyond anything that we dared imagine then. Two years of funding through TYF and howies allowed…

Hannah Rothschild on 25 years of the Hay Festival

Hannah Rothschild on 25 years of the Hay Festival

Only some of the memorable events at Hay happen on stages. This year I will treasure the sight and sound of Cerys Matthews battling with a flapping tent while singing ‘Blowing in the Wind’; Alice Oswald’s blasting, blazing recitation of…

Lord Howell- the Hay Festival and Commonwealth Network

Lord Howell- the Hay Festival and Commonwealth Network

This year two amazing networks came together. They were the Hay Festival Network and the Commonwealth Network. What do I mean by them coming together? I mean that thanks both to the Commonwealth Foundation and the Hay Festival’s imaginative  organisers…

Lexi the Illustrator

Lexi the Illustrator

Lexi has been an intern at Hay for the last 4 years. In her other life, when she’s not charging around a field in Hay, she is an illustrator. She has drawn the brilliant maps of the festival site and…