Hay Festival Segovia returns this year in its sixteenth edition focused on two main themes: dialogues with the earth and fiction and non-fiction literature. Several face-to-face events of the event, winner in 2020 of the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, will be held throughout Castilla y León from September 8 to 14. Segovia will be the scene of the debates, from the 17 to the 19 of that same month.
Great names in international literature such as John Boyne, Bernardine Evaristo, Niklas Natt Och Dag, Pallavi Aiyar, Gonçalo Tavares, José Luís Peixoto, Douglas Stuart, Héctor Abad Faciolince, Mathias Enard or Andri Snær Magnason will share space with representatives of Spanish literature such as by Eva Sáenz de Urturi, María Dueñas, César Antonio Molina, Julia Navarro, Nuria Barrios, Javier Sierra, Carme Riera, Luis Landero, Jesús Carrasco, Antonio Lucas, Najar el Hachmi, Angélica Tanarro, Karina Sáiz Borgo or Manuel Jabois, to mention Some.
The arts and especially architecture play a fundamental role in the festival, which shares inspiration and objectives with the New Bauhaus, an initiative of the European Union to design new ways of living incorporating art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology to build a sustainable and inclusive future. Some guests from this area include architect Shigeru Ban, artists Maysun and Joanie Lemercier, gardener Álvaro de la Rosa, and conservationist Vicente. Also present will be the filmmakers Rodrigo Cortés and Fernando Trueba, the professional surfer Garazi Sánchez, the designer Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, the poet Mererid Hopwood, the finance expert Heba Salama, the digitization professional Francesca Bria and the academic António Filipe Pimentel.