Notes from Hay

Writers at the Hay Festival are asked to scribble something on a sheet of blank paper so the Guardian can publish it. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith are among those who offer drawings; David Mitchell writes a bit about second-hand bookshops; Ian McEwan waxes rhapsodic about John Updike and takes James Naughtie to task for treating the venerable author with disrespect during an “onstage conversation”; and Hari Kunzru reports on what people said to him while he was DJing at a party.


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