The Hay 30

For our 30th anniversary we have selected 30 young novelists, scientists, philosophers, performers and activists who are astonishing and inspiring to join us in Hay. These writers and thinkers will help imagine and shape the world in the next 30 years.

Laura Bates

These 30 writers and thinkers will help imagine and shape the world in the next 30 years.

  • Laura Bates – The Everyday Sexism Project, UK (See events 162, 217)
  • Alexander Betts – professor of Forced Migration, UK (See event 340)
  • Hannah Critchlow – neuroscientist, UK (See event 117)
  • Helen Czerski – physicist and oceanographer, UK (See event 74)
  • Lina Dencik – digital surveillance scholar, UK/Sweden (See event 245)
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge – journalist, UK (See event 431)
  • Inua Ellams – poet, Nigeria (See event 144)
  • Mariana Enriquez – writer, Argentina (See event 94)
  • Bryony Gordon – journalist, mental health activist, UK (See events 377, 402, 411, 434, 474)
  • Rahaf Harfoush – digital anthropologist, Syria (See event 95)
  • Anne-Marie Imafidon – tech social entrepreneur, UK (See event 30)
  • Rebecca F John – writer, UK (See event 130)
  • Laia Jufresa – writer, Mexico (See event 273)
  • Jaroslav Kalfar – novelist, Czech Republic (See event 368)
  • Min Kym – violinist, South Korea (See event 456)
  • Lisa McInerney – writer, Ireland (See event 94)
  • Sada Mire – archaeologist, Sweden/Somalia (See event 366)
  • Inna Modja – musician and activist, Mali (See event 461)
  • Eric Ngalle Charles – playwright, Cameroon/UK (See event 259)
  • Julianne Pachico – novelist, Colombia/UK (See event 86)
  • Janina Ramirez – historian, UK (See event 333)
  • Sally Rooney – writer, Ireland (See event 134)
  • Katherine Rundell – YA writer, UK (See events HD10, E23)
  • Samanta Schweblin – novelist, Argentina (See event 81)
  • Beth Singler – technology anthropologist, UK (See event 124)
  • Devi Sridhar – Global Health professor, UK (See event 113)
  • Preti Taneja – writer and human rights scholar, UK (See events 438, 440)
  • Nadezhda Tolokonnikova – conceptual artist, activist, Russia (See event 105)
  • Linde Wester – quantum mechanic, The Netherlands (See event 19)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge – writer and actor, UK

The Hay 30 is made possible by the generous support of the CASE foundation. Case Foundation logo