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Hay-on-Wye : The Town of Books

A destination for literature lovers

Imagine a place where it’s possible to find a fine bookshop in every corner. Now imagine this is also a picturesque and inspiring town to visit. 640 more words


New Clients, Old Faces by Hannah Sheppard

I’m often asked where I find my clients and the obvious answer, and most frequent reality, is my submission pile. And that is definitely a good route for budding authors. 478 more words

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The Last Vote - Philip Coggan

At the Hay Festival last spring, I heard Coggan talk about this book. It sounded sufficiently intriguing to add to the mental tbr list, and later on I finally ordered it from the Guardian bookshop. 184 more words

Book Reviews

Happy places

There’s lots of places that put a smile on my face and one of them is most definitely Wales, that beautiful country of song, tradition, rugby and many other lovely lovely things like… 530 more words

RTE History Show and Hay Festival (Kells) combine to stage Gallipoli100, 24-26 April 2015, Kells, Co.Meath.


The weekly RTE Radio 1 programme The History Show and the organisers of the annual Hay Literary Festival in Kells have joined forces to launch a centenary commemorative event to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the ill-fated WW1 Dardanelles campaign   The event, which will be funded, in part, with the assistance of the Reconciliation Fund of the Department of Foreign Affairs, will take place on the centenary of the first landings by troops from Ireland, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. 435 more words

Hay Session: 'A Song of Celebration, A Song of Freedom'

Reporting by Shradha S for Yentha, November 13, 2010.

In session with Rakesh Khanna, the Tamil writer Charu Nivedita has some harsh words for the double standards that prevail in modern Indian society, more specifically in Tamil Nadu. 450 more words


My novel was treated like a song of freedom

Interviewed by Faizal Khan for the Economic Times, November 18, 2010

When a publisher of cheap detective novels in Tamil asked Charu Nivedita if he agreed with him for a cover price of ten rupees for his new novel, the writer didn’t flinch. 633 more words