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We Must Swallow the Alarm Clock!

Post 9 in a series on the 2016 Hay Festival

“We must swallow the alarm clock,” Christiana Figueres told a vast audience at the Hay Festival. 449 more words

Community And Social Issues

How Quickly Can We Change Our Economy?

Post 8 in a series on the 2016 Hay Festival

“The joy of tax is simply the ability of tax to create the type of society we want,” says Richard Murphy. 583 more words

Non-fiction

How Quickly Can We Change Our Culture?

Post 7 in a Series on the 2016 Hay Festival

How can we respond to climate change or global inequality when we are locked into a culture of consumerism? 501 more words

Community And Social Issues

The Historian of Emotions

Post 6 in a Series on the 2016 Hay Festival

“It never ceases to amaze me how interesting everyday life is,” says Svetlana Alexievich. “There are an endless number of human truths … History’s sole concern is the facts; emotions are out of its realm of interest. 337 more words

Non-fiction

How Did We Get Into This Mess?

Post 4 in a series on the 2016 Hay Festival

“How many of you know what neoliberalism is?”

George Monbiot began his address to an audience of perhaps 1000 people at Hay Festival with this question. 460 more words

Non-fiction

Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was

Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was, by Sjon, 2013, Translated by Victoria Cribb, 2016

“Sjon writes killer endings,” declared David Mitchell during his Hay Festival gig with Icelandic author and “rock god” Sjon. 737 more words

Fiction

Roald Dahl's Centenary

This year is Roald Dahl’s centenary and to mark the occasion the Telegraph newspaper were giving away bags at the Hay Festival that had an image of the BFG on it. 34 more words

Cushions