Author Jim Saunders on Hay – Past, Present and Future

Jim Saunders, author of  Hay – Landscape, Literature and the Town of Books will share his knowledge of Hay-on-Wye’s history, and then leads a discussion on the past, present and future of the town on Friday 5th September at  6pm at Booth’s Book Shop, 44 Lion Street, Hay on Wye.  Jim Saunders is a writer and photographer based in Knighton, Powys and a former Offa’s Dyke Path Officer. Jim’s nature photographs also illustrate numerous books and magazines.

His book is a portrait of Hay, its setting and its people in words and photographs. Images are interspersed with an exploration of the town’s history and its stories and characters – amongst them Francis Kilvert, Alfred Watkins, Hay poisoner Herbert Armstrong, the Baskerville/Conan Doyle connection, Owain Glyndŵr, Richard Booth, and of course the Hay Festival.

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Google Hangout with Dan Tyte

Dan Tyte was a panelist at the last Hay Festival . He was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales. He studied English Literature at the University of Liverpool before becoming a PR man. I’ll be talking to live next week on Google Hangouts about his debut novel ‘Half Plus Seven’ which was published by Parthian Books in April 2014. It has been described by the Editor of NME as “a lethal cocktail of Bukowski and Mad Men, finished with a twist of dry Welsh wit.”

You can sign up to watch the broadcast on Wednesday 27th August at 7pm.  Just click here to register and you’ll get a reminder