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Making Hay, Latin-style

Hay-on-Wye’s sister literary festival in the altogether sunnier climes of Colombia’s Caribbean coast begins next week, and I will be writing a daily blog for Prospect from Cartagena to cover the event, as well as interviewing some of the authors present. There’s an enticing line-up of literary and cultural figures due to attend: Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Jon Snow, chief among the British guests, and several of Latin America’s most interesting contemporary novelists also.

The festival takes place in former Spanish colonial buildings,…

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