The Guardian Hay-on-Wye Witterary Festival is with us once more. My post from last year
The Today programme has been plugging the Festival
(RealAudio) quite shamelessly. As the BBC site says "James Naughtie visits the Hay-on-Wye's 19th book festival
James (or 'Jim') Naughtie appeared at the Festival, interviewing Rory Bremner and chairing a lecture by Thomas Friedman of the NYT. The same day John Humphrys talked about the English Language. On Sunday
Naughtie hosted a late night debate on our relationship with the US.
So why not get paid twice and interview one of your fellow authors for the Today programme
(RealAudio) while you're there ? About the racist English, of course, a subject to which the famously unbiased
Naughtie can bring his traditional balance.
Also on the bill - Andrew Marr
and Feargal Keane. Oh, and Greg Dyke. These people live in a closed world.