Home of the global literature festival franchise, the highest concentration of second-hand bookstores in the UK (23 shops, 1,600 inhabitants) and more high-brow browsers than Oxford or Cambridge, Hay-on-Wye is the UK’s official ‘town of books.’ It must be true: it says so on the road signs as you enter. From wood-panelled Booths to fiendishly […]
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Under the Tump

Chris Moss

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/16


Making the transition from city life to country life is a cliché of modern journalism, part of the middle-class discourse that has given us those TV s …

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Hay International Writing Fellow

Fflur Dafydd

PUBLISHED ON: 18/02/14


‘There’s a sense in Mexican culture, of not making it easy for people to get to the heart of things.’ Arturo rolls over in bed and looks at her. ‘Like …

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Keeping Up with the Joneses, NWR at Hay Festival 28 May 2013

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 11/06/13


The Landmarc 100 stage at Hay Festival was the aptly named venue for my conversation with Cynan Jones & Lloyd Jones about their novellas that were …

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NWR Summer Books Choice

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 26/05/11

CATEGORY: New Welsh Writing Awards

Getting ready for Hay next week has meant getting to know the delightful Horatio Clare, who I’ll be interviewing on Monday together with Richard Gwyn, …

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