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05Apr

Hay festival returns with its first in-person event for three years

Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bernardine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Benedict Cumberbatch are among those taking part in the 11-day gathering in Welsh border town

After two years online, the Hay festival has announced the full programme for its first in-person spring literary festival since 2019.

This year the gathering that Bill Clinton once called “the Woodstock of the mind” will have more than 500 live events, welcoming Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon and lockdown sensation Joe Wicks to its tents in the Welsh border town Hay-on-Wye.

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