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Javier Cercas at the 2022 Hay Festival
26 May - 5 Jun|
HAY ON WAY|
Hay Festival is one of the worlds’ leading art and literature festivals, bringing readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in events live and online. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain globally, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be.
Nobel Prizewinners and novelists, scientists and politicians, historians, environmentalists and musicians take part in the Festival’s global conversation, sharing the latest thinking in the arts and sciences with curious audiences. A wide programme of education and outreach work runs alongside all of the Festival’s events, supporting coming generations of writers and culturally hungry audiences.
This year Spanish writer Javier Cercas will be joining the festival at the Starlight Stage. Javier Cercas’ books include the classic Soldiers of Salamis. With his work translated into over 30 languages, Cercas is arguably Spain’s greatest living novelist, and is the subject of both critics and veneration. He has published fiction in the vein of ‘historical memory’, focusing on the Spanish Civil War and the Francoist State. He talks to lawyer and writer Philippe Sands about his latest book Even the Darkest Night, a first, prize-winning work of suspense.