Jon Klassen: Hay Festival is great

Jon Klassen: Hay Festival is great

The Hay Festival is great. Being on an event calendar with Quentin Blake and Eric Schmidt is great. Getting a presentation tent with ceiling full of tiny lit up stars is great. A full audience of kids and parents and other illustrators and people who just like picture books is great. A signing line populated by kids with hay and grass stuck in their hair is great. Wales on a sunny day is great. Smooth hills and ancient Welsh forests turning orange in an hours-long sunset is great. Sheep making noises in the dark while you’re out on a midnight walk with a full moon is great. The Hay Festival is great.