Tagged: hayfestival2012

Callow on Dickens: A Man for Today

Two hundred years after Charles Dickens' birth, Simon Callow celebrates a very modern man Read more

The Suspicions of Ms. Summerscale

Kate Summerscale's new book exposes the scandalous case of a Victorian woman taken to court when her diaries about an affair with a married man... Read more

two sides of dickens

Claire Tomalin reveals the tragedy and triumphs of Charles Dickens' life Read more

Targeting Tirpitz

Historian Patrick Bishop on the story behind the sinking of the Tirpitz battleship in the Second World War Read more

The Passion of Peter Florence

The director of Hay talks digital, bookselling and being 'fundamentally unemployable' Read more

Jung Chang: China Revealed

The author of Wild Swans on finding out the truth about Mao's regime Read more

Hislop the Greek heroine

Victoria Hislop on being adored in Greece, Ian Hislop as an editor and her sweeping new novel The Thread Read more

Lionel Shriver's New Republic

Journalist, activist and Orange Prize-winner Lionel Shriver unveils the truth about her controversial novel The New Republic Read more

The child in Frank Cottrell Boyce

The author looks back on his youth Read more

dangerous liaisons

Sex and lies fill Alan Hollinghurst's intriguing novel, The Stranger's Child, portraying a century of love and loss. Adam Mars-Jones meets the author. Read more

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