Hay festival hits India for first time

<p>Bob Geldof, Sebastian Faulks and Rosie Boycott are among the guests for the The Week Hay Festival, which begins in Kerala this week.</p><p>The literary festival makes its Indian debut in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 12th-14th November with over 50 authors in the line-up, including Mani Shankar Aiyar, Gillian Clarke, William Dalrymple, Tishani Doshi, Marcus du Sautoy, Simon Schama and&nbsp; Vikram Seth.</p><p>Philip Mathew, managing editor of The Week said: &quot;The Week is privileged to be the main sponsor of the Hay Festival, which is being hosted in India for the first time. India&#39;s premier news magazine, The Week has been promoting literature and culture since its launch in 1982. I am confident The Week Hay Festival will be a landmark event, contributing to the Indian cultural scene in a big way.&quot;</p>