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By Mary Fitzgerald  

Food for thought: a new festival at Hay

From Thursday next week, a large chunk of Britain’s intelligentsia will be converging on Hay-on-Wye to hear, speak to and debate with some of the country’s—indeed the world’s—leading thinkers.

The Hay festival has long been a staple of the literary calendar, and this year Prospect’s editor Bronwen Maddox will interview the economist Dambisa Moyo, the Libyan novelist Hisham Matar and discuss the media coverage of popular uprisings with Jeremy Bowen and Adam Michnik. Prospect will also be running events at…

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