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Hay Festival Digital 2020

From humble beginnings 29 years ago on a kitchen table, Hay Festival has gradually assumed its position as Britain’s leading celebration of the literary arts - a melting-pot of science, poetry, politics, music, comedy and, of course, simply extraordinary writing.

This year Hay Festival is going digital, bringing writers and readers together online with free live broadcasts and interactive Q&As. With over 100 of the world's greatest writers and thinkers sharing their insights and interrogate some of the biggest issues of our time, from Covid-19 and world health to the climate crisis and our future. The programme of events is online now.

Children's Highlights

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The spectacular adventures of Xar and Wish continue apace in the third part of the electrifying Wizards of Once series. On the run from a motley assortment of vile villains and monsters, our unlikely heroes must outwit the dastardly Kingwitch before all is lost forever. Cressida Cowell weaves hers storytelling magic once more in this latest spellbinding instalment.
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Based in part on the stories she encountered when working in refugee camps, Onjali Q. Raúf’s remarkable debut deserves to be ranked as a modern classic. Told with humour and tenderness, it is an unforgettable story of hope, curiosity and the importance of kindness.

When a new boy joins their class, a group of children try to befriend him. They soon learn that Ahmet is a refugee and has been separated from his family. None of the grown-ups seem to be able to help him, so the friends come up with a daring plan, embarking on an extraordinary adventure. 

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Other Children's Authors

Rose, Interrupted
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Kick the Moon
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The Somerset Tsunami
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Chinglish
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Icarus Was Ridiculous
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The Austen Girls
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The Longest Night of Charlie Noon
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Wilde
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Speak Up!
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The Black Flamingo
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Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story (Voices #1)
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The Burning
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Viper's Daughter
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Don't Worry, Little Crab
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Equal to Everything
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Fiction Highlights

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The triumphant conclusion to a modern classic, The Mirror & the Light carries the reader spellbound through the final, tragic era of Thomas Cromwell’s eventful life. As compelling and immersive as its Booker-winning predecessors, Hilary Mantel’s dazzling prose and rich historical world-building deliver a uniquely powerful and rewarding novel that can only be termed a masterpiece.

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One of our greatest living novelists resurrects the short life of Hamnet Shakespeare, in this lyrically written and emotionally devastating account of the Bard’s only son. Utterly immersive and convincing, Hamnet is a poignant period tale that not only shines a light on an oft-neglected area of Shakespearean history but speaks to wider themes of grief and loss with impeccable poise and unflinching honesty.
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Other Fiction Authors

Mythos
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Heroes
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Hamnet
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Spring
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The Mirror & the Light
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A Thousand Ships
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House of Trelawney
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Love After Love
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The Confession
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Love
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Of Gods and Men
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Sea Monsters
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Utopia Avenue
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Utopia Avenue
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Actress
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Crisis
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Poetry and Classics Authors

Rhythm and Poetry
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The Major Works
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Radical Wordsworth
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Singing in Chains (New and Updated)
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Nes Draw
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A Portable Paradise
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Shakespeare in a Divided America
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Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year
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Non Fiction Highlights

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The award-winning author of East West Street provides a remarkable account of a leading Nazi on the run through post-war Europe that is as compelling as any wartime thriller. Documenting the shadowy activities of an SS Brigadesfuhrer in the years leading up to his mysterious demise, The Ratline paints a complex picture of insidious evil and encroaching desperation.

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Urgent, compelling and powerfully direct, The Future We Choose is a call for action to tackle the environmental catastrophe from two leading experts in the field – Christiana Figueres, the former UN Secretary for Climate Change, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, a senior political strategist for the Paris Agreement. Empowering in its practical approach and ultimately optimistic, this is the book on climate change everyone should read – right now.
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Scientific Panels

Including Climate change and Covid-19

#futuregen
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Why Trust Science?
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Our Final Warning
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The Drugs Don't Work
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The Future We Choose
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Cosmology's Century
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The Alchemy of Us
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The Order of Time
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Technologies of the Human Corpse
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The World According to Physics
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Happy Ever After
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Girl Up
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The Circular Economy Handbook
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The Half-God of Rainfall
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Governing Global Health
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The Beautiful Cure
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The New Long Life
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Politics, Economics and Social Sciences

Humankind
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Who Cares Wins
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This Is What America Looks Like
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How to Argue With a Racist
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Good Economics for Hard Times
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A Year At The Circus
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Europa28
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The Education of an Idealist
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The Good State
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Happy Ever After
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A World Without Work
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The Questions of Life
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The Good Ancestor
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33 Meditations on Death
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Brit(ish)
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History

East West Street
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The Ratline
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The Five
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The House of Yan
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Venus and Aphrodite
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The Story of China
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The Sorrows of Mexico
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In the Shadow of Vesuvius
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The Anarchy
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Dead Famous
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Other Non Fiction Authors

Grayson Perry
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The Lost Words
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Made In Spain
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The Hare With Amber Eyes
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The White Road
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Falastin: A Cookbook
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Wordy
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The Escape to the Country Handbook
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The Art of Rest
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Let's Talk
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Godbothering
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Strange Places, Questionable People
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Resistance
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I, Eric Ngalle
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A Theatre for Dreamers
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Between the Stops
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