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Nothing author Janne Teller will be speaking at HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, this May in Hay-on-Wye.

Janne will join Hilary Benn and Thomas Dichter to debate whether foreign aid is perpetuating poverty, speak on whether the web needs a democratic revolution and debate whether distance is irrelevant to moral responsibility. (For more info head to


Janne is brilliant at putting across complex ideas simply, as you’ll know if you’ve previously heard her at Edinburgh International Book Festival.

HowTheLightGetsIn brings together world-leading scientists, musicians, philosophers and politicians for debates, talks, and wild parties. This year’s programme aims to uncover some of the new heresies that might become the truths of the future. Contributors will include Roger Penrose, Bernard-Henri Levy, Laurie Penny, Lawrence Krauss, Saskia Sassen, David Nutt, Lyse Doucet, Molotov Jukebox, Owen Jones, and Mr. Scruff.

Guaranteed to galvanise your brain cells!