The 2018 Hay Festival kicked off on Thursday 24th May.
Ruth Jones right spoke to Carolyn Hit about her debut novel Never Greener (Bantam Press). (© Michael Alberry)
Dara Ó Briain performed his new show ‘Voice of Reason’. (© Mogan Selvakannu)
Nick Harkaway signed copies of Gnomon (William Heinemann) for fans. (© Mogan Selvakannu)
Margaret Atwood right discussed her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale with Gaby Wood. (© Shannon O'Donnell)
Authors L-R Catherine Johnson, Tanya Byrne and Patrice Lawrence collected the YA Book Prize Special Acheivement Award for anthology A Change is Gonna Come, on behalf of Stripes Publishing and their fellow contributors. (© Paul Musso)
Bill Bryson was in conversation with Danish scientist Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard, in an event called ‘The blink of an eye: how I died and started living’. (© Mogan Selvakannu)
BBC Radio 4 hosted a panel event entitled 'Beyond belief: religion and humour. How far can you go?'. (© Michael Alberry)
Juno Dawson discussed her latest YA novel Clean (Quercus). (© Marzia Borracci)
Ed Garland second left won the New Welsh Writing Award 2018.
Will Hill won the 2018 YA Book Prize for After the Fire (Usborne).