We got in from Cartagena last night--what a wonderful, wonderful time! Lots of photos and many pages of notes to share. Alice Walker couldn't make it due to a medical issue (which we were told wasn't anything to be too worried about) but we heard Jorge Franco, Anne Enright, David Crystal, Kiran Desai, Aminatta Forna, Monica Ali, Cristina García, Andrew Ruhemann, Antony Beevor, Ana María Moix, Piedad Bonnett, Enrique de Hériz, José Ovejero, and Juan Gossaín.
In the meantime, check out the fantastic Cartagena Hay Festival 2008 blog. It'll make you wish you had been there--and might inspire you to attend next year's.