Writers at Hay

We had a couple of days at the Hay Festival this week. It must be a nightmare to organise, but everything happens very smoothly, rain and wind not withstanding.

Some speakers were good, some indifferent, others frankly bad and/or boring. It’s all part of the rich mix that is Hay. The goodies included Mark Haddon, who wrote the justifiably best-selling “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”. I’m looking forwward to reading his new book “The Red House” when it comes out in paperback.

Alain de Botton was fascinating on the subject of “Religion for Atheists”, though again I’m going to wait for the paperback version. Unless of course someone donates the hardback to our local Oxfam shop in the meantime…

About Cath Barton

Cath Barton is an English writer who lives in South Wales. In June 2017 she was awarded the New Welsh Writing AmeriCymru Prize for the Novella, and her novella The Plankton Collector was published by New Welsh Review in September 2018. Her second novella, In the Sweep of the Bay, was published by Louise Walters Books in November 2020. Cath is also active in the on-line community of writers of flash fiction.
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