WATCH: Ethan Hawke in Conversation with David Mitchell at the Hay Festival
“We long for stories. We want to believe.”
The Hay Festival launches its 34th spring edition, broadcasting for free online from Hay-on-Wye to the world 26 May–6 June. Over 12 days, more than 200 acclaimed writers, global policy makers, historians, poets, pioneers and innovators join together to inspire, examine, and entertain in events for all ages. All events are closed-captioned and available to watch for free on the Hay Player.
The first novel in nearly 20 years from actor/writer/director Ethan Hawke, A Bright Ray of Darkness, is about love, fame, heartbreak, and the healing power of art—a blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut just as his marriage implodes. Here, he talks to David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, The Bone Clocks, and most recently Utopia Avenue.