Hay Festival Kells 2014



The Hay Festival returned to Kells following last year’s hugely successful inaugural event.

 Informa were delighted to sponsor festival highlight Chinese writer Jung Chang, author of memoir  Wild Swan which has sold 20 million copies worldwide.

Jung Chang held a crammed room spellbound with tales from China’s, and her own, history and signed copies of her historical study Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China; The story of the most important woman in Chinese history. Under the Empress’s rule the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: it was she who abolished gruesome punishments like ‘death by a thousand cuts’ and put an end to foot-binding. 

The Hay Festival will return to Kells in 2015 and Informa look forward to, once again, being part of this world-renowned event.

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