By Rebecca Markwick, on 27 May 2021
I chat with Caroline all about the move to digital for the Hay Festival and how much reading means to her and all those visiting the Hay festivals around the world
I have a wonderful chat with Chair of the Hay Literary Festival Caroline Michel all about the festival in all its forms across the globe. We discuss the move to digital online festivals, the succes of the festival in multiple countries, the difficulty in discoverability of events in an online setting, and how wonderful authors and speakers are.
We also chat about the therapeutic effects of reading and books, and how wide ranging the Hay Festival talks and authors are across multiple languages.
Works and authors mentioned in the podcast:
The Rattle Bag edited by Seamus Heany and Ted Hughes
Donal Óg poem
Rough Magic by Lra Prior-Palmer
Mario Vargas Llosa