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. She was the first Literature Editor of Celtic Family Magazine and is a regular contributor to the on-line critical hub for Welsh arts and culture, Wales Arts Review. Of her short fiction in print, most recently she has had stories published in the 2015 Flash Fiction Anthology "Landmarks" and in anthologies from Hour of Writes. She is also active in the on-line community of writers of flash fiction.
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