Hay Festival's Book of the Month November 2022
Hardback | 192 pages | 210 x 148mm
Publication 25 October 2022 | ISBN 9781802583793
An institution of cultural life in the UK, Hay Festival brings writers, artists, musicians, thinkers and entertainers together each year to share and celebrate their ideas and achievements in ‘town of books’ Hay-on-Wye.
Finally able to return to its pre-pandemic scale and attendance following the recent challenges, this year’s festival is worthy of special note, with the variety and vibrancy of the speakers and guests brilliantly captured by photographer Billie Charity in Hay Festival Faces.
Character fills the pages of this publication – Britain’s favourite polymath Stephen Fry, musician Jarvis Cocker, Welsh Book of the Year-winner Caryl Lewis, His Dark Materials break-out star Amir Wilson, International Booker Prize-winner Geetanjali Shree, actress and singer Minnie Driver, politician Hilary Rodham Clinton – a full range of what the festival has to offer.
Billie Charity is an award-winning portrait and reportage photographer who has worked closely with David Hurn, John Bulmer and Niall McDiarmid. Her clients include the National Trust, the Big Lottery Fund, the Canal and River Trust, the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, the Poets’ Society, Country Living and Faber. Her two previous photo books, People of Hay and Colour, were launched to critical acclaim.
'Captures the atmosphere of the festival perfectly.' Customer Review