As the first weekend of the Hay festival gets fully underway, catch up with the best of our coverage so far

The first full day of this year’s Guardian Hay festival brought highs and lows, fitful sunshine and a lot of rain. Undisputed darling of the festival so far is President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who was interviewed by former climate change secretary Ed Miliband over videolink from his low-lying island state. When asked by Miliband whether he would consider relocating the islands’ population he said “Even if we go, I always think where would the butterflies go? Where would the sounds go?”. John Crace was among the many audience members whose heart was won.

In our inaugural podcast from the festival site, we spoke to Peter Hitchens, Tobias Hill and Kazuo Ishiguro, who spoke about his recent short story collection, Nocturnes, and the challenge of spinning separate stories together.

In the first of our Hay films, legendary illustrator Quentin Blake talked to us about how he goes about drawing people in the act of reading.

And as the rain poured down, the Guardian’s Martin Argles and Felix Clay photographed festival-goers beset by the weather.

In yesterday’s Guardian Review Hay authors were invited to pose – and answer – the questions journalists never ask them.

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