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Hay Festival Cartagena 2017 took place from 26-29 January.


The dates for the next edition are 25-28 January 2018.


The XII Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2017 was attended by prominent figures such as Simon Sebag Montefiore, Andrea Wulf, Hisham Matar, Phil Manzanera, Cesar Aira, Carmen Aristegui, Fernando Aramburu, Joël Dicker, Henry Marsh, James Rhodes, Liniers, Leonardo Padura, Maylis de Kerangal and Ana María Machado, among many others.

In addition to the events in Cartagena, the cities of Riohacha and Medellín also hosted some of the activities scheduled for this edition of the Hay Festival.


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Hay Festival live programming


Here you can see the calendar of events which were streamed. You can watch them again on the archive of interviews and talks.

The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Iberoamerican Journalism -FNPI- and the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias are asking for entries to the 2017 Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Prize


Discover all the information about prize here

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2017 highlights

  • Cesar Aira
  • Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Andrea Wulf
  • Hisham Matar
  • Phil Manzanera
  • Fernando Aramburu
  • Joël Dicker
  • Henry Marsh
  • James Rhodes
  • Liniers
  • Leonardo Padura
  • Maylis de Kerangal
  • Ana María Machado
  • Carmen Aristegui