Hay festival 2017: Cory Doctorow, Helen Fielding and Shashi Tharoor – podcast by Guardian Books podcast


In this week’s podcast, we tune in to some of the big hitters at the Hay literary festival, in the tiny, bookish town of Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Politician Shashi Tharoor tells us about the inglorious history of British rule in India and novelist Cory Doctorow imagines a world plunged into climate disaster.

We also drop in to a children’s storytelling session to meet the picture-book hero Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. And we eavesdrop on Helen Fielding, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction, as she makes a surprising revelation about Bridget Jones.