Lyndy Cooke - Editorial Expert

About Lyndy Cooke

Lyndy has worked in the literature and publishing sectors for over 35 years, ranging from owning a chain of bookshops across the UK to being Managing Director of Hay Festival for 20 years.

She is a highly experienced events producer, creator and curator, and a freelance international consultant for arts and cultural events.

Now working closely with organisations across the UK and worldwide such as the National Trust, British Council, Commonwealth Foundation, Queens Park Book Festival, York Festival of Ideas, Jaipur Literature Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival through her events company – Handheld Events.

She is currently also working on a major research project for the Arts Council Wales and the National Museums Wales.

To keep her grounded, Lyndy, also co-owns a small herd of ponies that are trained to be faithful pack ponies, leading guests and carrying their equipment across the Cambrian Mountains, to enjoy the stunning scenery and the great outdoors.

Lyndy retains an honorary role with Hay Festival and is a Trustee of Hay Castle and is a Director of the LoveReading LitFest.

Latest Reviews By Lyndy Cooke

My Pen Is the Wing of a Bird
This book, although works of fiction, are real stories by real women which evoke great sadness, empathy, sometimes shock but also hope for the future. It’s an unputdownable book that I read from cover to cover without stopping. What brave women, despite many of them not being named to ensure their security, moved me beyond words, and I, and many other readers can only say thank you for these wonderful, beautifully written and translated works that bring to us real stories of endurance and hostility in the difficult world these brave women live in. I look forward to ... View Full Review