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January 28, 2015

Hay Festival 2015: Kazuo Ishiguro’s new book, and a Magna Carta event with Stephen Fry

The Telegraph, 28 Jan 2015
Martin Chilton

‘Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Kazuo Ishiguro are among three of the literary stars who will be appearing at the 2015 Hay Festival.

The Hay Festival, whose UK newspaper partner is the Telegraph Media Group, is Britain’s leading festival of ideas and is celebrating its 27th year.

Morpurgo, the author of War Horse, will be looking at the issue of how Jewish prisoners in the concentration camps were forced to play Mozart while Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day author Ishiguro talks about his forthcoming novel The Buried Giant.

In the year celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta – which will be marked in 20 different events – Festival president Stephen Fry and guests will consider which rights the public want to fight for in the 21st century.

The first tickets will be available to Hay Festival earlybird patrons from today and open to public booking from Thursday 22 January.

Among the other confirmed early announcement of featured artists are historian Antony Beevor, religious scholar Karen Armstrong and writer and campaigner Germaine Greer.’

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