For 25 years Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories, with the aim to “celebrate great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking.”
This year’s speakers include; award-winning broadcaster and documentary-maker Jeremy Bowen discussing the Arab Uprising, commentator and broadcaster Nick Robinson analysing the fraught relationship between the media and politicians, and well-known journalist and news presenter Jon Snow chairing a conversation with Swedish politician and diplomat Hans Blix.
For more information on the festival (23rd May-2nd June) click here.
Many congratulations to Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East Editor, for winning the Royal Television Society specialist journalist of the year 2013. The RTS awards are the main British TV awards for news and current affairs, and the judges had this to say:
“An award-winning entry from a highly distinguished journalist who has shown total mastery of his brief in bringing to viewers superb story-telling coupled with insightful and nuanced analysis of one of the most turbulent and complex parts of the world. His excellent work across the region was topped this year by his authoritative and compelling reporting from both sides of the conflict in Syria.”
To find out more about Jeremy Bowen, or to book him as a speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.