‘This is the best job in the world.’ – Patrick Ness

‘This is the best job in the world.’ – Patrick Ness

So, yesterday, I spoke to 1500 teens from the Tata Stage, all of whom politely laughed at my Tata Steel joke.  Then we just talked.  That’s the thing about teens that most of us forget:  they’re just people, as interesting…

‘The real game is sexy, evidence-based facts’ – Dara Ó Briain

‘The real game is sexy, evidence-based facts’ – Dara Ó Briain

I had one day to kill at the festival between two gigs; and during it I heard a fantastic talk about Bletchley Park, saw a genuine enigma machine, had an Oxford professor describe the importance of Ada Lovelace’s work in early…

‘By talking and reading we can become a more empathetic society’ – Eve Ainsworth

‘By talking and reading we can become a more empathetic society’ – Eve Ainsworth

It’s my first time at Hay and I’m so delighted to be here. I always said I would feel like a ‘proper author’ if I were to attend. I’m not sure if I’m ‘proper’ yet, but I certainly feel like…

‘I want young people to be more open about stress and mental health’ – Juno Dawson

‘I want young people to be more open about stress and mental health’ – Juno Dawson

I had a great time talking to visiting students about Mind Your Head. I want young people to be more open about stress and mental health in the hope that it will reduce stigma and people will get the support they…