Tuesday 12th July at 7pm, The Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5
We are delighted to welcome back Sunday Times bestselling author Barbara Erskine who in her new novel, Sleeper’s Castle, returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut bestseller, Lady of Hay.
Two women, centuries apart. One endless nightmare tearing Wales apart – and only they can stop it. Read more
Tuesday 19th July at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
When travel writer Oliver Balch moved to Hay-on-Wye it was not just the books he was keen to read, but the people too.
After living in London and Buenos Aires, he turned to a Victorian diarist, Francis Kilvert, for guidance on how to fit into to this tiny, quirky town on the Welsh-English border. Kilvert captured the bucolic rural life of his day in his diaries; does anything of that world still exist? And can a newcomer ever feel they truly belong? Read more
Monday 25th July at 7pm, Phoenix Theatre, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £6
We are thrilled to announce the return of Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist. Jessie will talk about her second novel, The Muse – a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London, and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain and the powerful mystery that ties them together.
A picture hides a thousand words…
Tuesday 26th July at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Monmouth Ticket £3
Katherine Webb and Julia Gregson share the stage to talk about their new novels. The bestselling author of the Richard and Judy Book Club summer read, East of the Sun, Julia returns with a compelling love story set in India – Monsoon Summer. Katherine’s latest is The English Girl – secrets, feuds, passion and turmoil in 1950s Arabia. Read more
Friday 23rd September at 7pm, Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye – Ticket £3
Ben Ray, one of our booksellers, will take to the stage with some friends for an evening of poetry.
Ben recently won the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize and his first book of poetry will be published on June 30th by Indigo Dreams Press.
Monday 17th October at 7pm, The Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5
Chris Mullin – author, journalist and former MP, will talk about his memoirs, Hinterland. Read more