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  • Christopher Hitchens talks to Ian McEwan

    God Is Not Great

    Christopher Hitchens presents his case against religion to a London audience. He talks to Ian McEwan.

    London Events 2007, Tuesday 19 June, 6pm

  • James O’Brien talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

    The Christopher Hitchens Lecture 2018

    The LBC talkshow host has become one of the most exacting and powerful voices calling out political lies and speaking truths to both power and prejudice. He discusses the weaponising of fake news and ignorance, the power of dialogue and the urgent need for journalistic vigilance and authority. O'Brien is writing a book on these issues entitled How to be Right, to be published by Penguin Random House in November 2018.

    Hay Festival 2018, Saturday 26 May 2018, 11.30am

  • James O’Brien talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

    The Christopher Hitchens Lecture 2018

    The LBC talkshow host has become one of the most exacting and powerful voices calling out political lies and speaking truths to both power and prejudice. He discusses the weaponising of fake news and ignorance, the power of dialogue and the urgent need for journalistic vigilance and authority. O'Brien is writing a book on these issues entitled How to be Right, to be published by Penguin Random House in November 2018.

    Hay Festival 2018, Saturday 26 May 2018, 11.30am

  • Christopher Hitchens

    Why Orwell Matters

    The great and prolific contrarian, scrouge of Henry Kissinger and Mother Theresa, hawkish advocate of American military action against Al Qaeda, and literary superstar, champions the cause of the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm, Down and Out In Paris and London and KeepThe Aspidistra Flying.

    Hay Festival 2002, Sunday 2 June 2002, 12.20pm

  • Anne Applebaum, John Micklethwait, Christopher Hitchens, Roy Hattersley, Mark Leonard.

    The Economist Debate: History will be kinder to Bush and Blair than to Chirac and Shroeder

    John Snow chairs the debate on security, democracy, diplomacy and piety in early in early twenty-first century.

    Hay Festival 2005, Saturday 28 May 2005, 6.50pm

  • Martin Amis, Christopher Hitchens

    Experience

    John Updike writes of novels: 'Amis is trying to construct a large, reaching, ambitious set of books - trying to cover the world in fiction'. In his autobiographical portrait Experience Amis writes about his father, his writing, his cousin Lucy Partington who was murdered by the Wests and the literary world. He talks to the journalist Christopher Hitchens.

    Hay Festival 2000, Sunday 28 May 2000, 4pm

  • Joe Klein, David Halberstam, Christopher Hitchens and Jonathan Freedland

    The Story is America

    One of America's most brilliant political journalists, Klein was the anonymous author of the outrageous and unexaggerated satire Primary Colours and has just Published The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton. Halberstam's War In A Time of Peace explores America's role as the only international super-power and the effects of a generational shift in national leadership, the modern media's emphasis on entertainment over foreign news, and the leap in military technology and American economic prosperity that has rendered foreign policy largely irrelevant to many US citizens. Hitchens writes for Vanity Fair. Freedland writes for The Guardian and is the author of Bring Home the Revolution.

    Hay Festival 2002, Sunday 2 June 2002, 5pm

  • Christopher Hitchens and Shashi Tharoor

    Freedoms of Speech

    Vigorous late-night debate around the Danish cartoons, David Irving, and contrarian culture. Tharoor is Under-Secretary General for Communications at the UN and a novelist. Chaired by Joan Bakewell.

    Hay Festival 2006, Saturday 27 May 2006, 10pm

  • Captives: Britain, Empire and the World 1600 - 1850

    Linda Colley talks to Christopher Hitchens

    The historian discusses her stories of the flipside if Imperialisim: the soldiers and settlers seized in India and North America, the men and women captured from Devon and Cornwall by Moroccan slavers, or taken at sea by Barbarycorsairs. She explores the parallels with empire today, and the West's relationship with Islam.

    Hay Festival 2003, Sunday 25 May 2003, 11am

  • Eric Hobsbawm talks to Christopher Hitchens

    The great historian discusses his memoir Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life. 'Autobiography does not come much more sumptuous than this. Eric Hobsbawm writes with elegant, witty precision. His memory - not just for people and dates, but looks and sounds and the feel of things - is prodigious.' (The Observer)

    Hay Festival 2003, Sunday 25 May 2003, 1pm

  • Stephen Fry, Christopher Hitchens and Joan Bakewell

    The Blasphemy Debate

    Joan Bakewell chairs a debate on the boundaries of freedom of speech, religious tolerance, multiculturalism and orthodoxy.

    Hay Festival 2005, Saturday 28 May 2005, 9.50pm

  • Christopher Hitchens talks to Colin MacCabe

    The iconoclastic journalist talks about the end of political correctness and ranges around sexual politics. Hitchens is the author of the savage and brilliant portrait of Bill Clinton, No-one Left to Lie to and the radical The Missionary Position: Mother Theresa in Theory and Practice. He is a feature writer for Vanity Fair and Washington correspondent of the London Evening Standard. Having recently appeared on the fly leaf of The Mating Season, as introducer, alongside the name of the author, PG Wodehouse, he may die happy. He talks to Colin MacCabe.

    Hay Festival 2000, Monday 29 May 2000, 4pm

  • Christopher Hitchens

    Late Night Hitch

    The Christopher Hitchens stand-up gig. Lenny Bruce meets Wodehouse. Bullies beware.

    Hay Festival 2003, Sunday 25 May 2003, 10pm

  • Christopher Hitchens

    Love Poverty War collects the majestic ire and love of this great contrarian. The objects of his attention include Michael Moore, David Irving and the Kennedys on the one side and Joyce, Proust and Borges on t'other.

    Hay Festival 2005, Sunday 29 May 2005, 2.30pm

  • Ian McEwan talks to Christopher Hitchens

    The Booker-winner and author of Atonement discusses his new novel Saturday. 

    Hay Festival 2005, Sunday 29 May 2005, 5pm

  • Christopher Hitchens

    The Rights of Man

    The contrarian traces the history of The Rights of Man from the publication of Part One in 1791 in London and its rapturous reception across the Atlantic. He analyses the meaning it has acquired since its creation, and its significance as the cornerstone of contemporary debates about our basic human rights.

    Hay Festival 2006, Monday 29 May 2006, 11.30am

  • Christopher Hitchens

    God is Not Great

    The great contrarian eviscerates organised religion.

    Hay Festival 2008, Sunday 25 May 2008, 2.30pm

  • Graydon Carter, Christopher Hitchens and Gary Younge

    America

    The Vanity Fair editor, author of the savagely critical What We’ve Lost, joins the Hitch and The Guardian’s US correspondent Gary Younge, who launches Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States, to consider the state of the union.

    Hay Festival 2006, Monday 29 May 2006, 4pm

  • Peter & Christopher Hitchens

    Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 2

    See above [118], below [129], [133], [143].

    Hay Festival 2005, Monday 30 May 2005, 11.30am

  • Christopher Hitchens

    Hitch 22

    The great contrarian returns to Hay to launch his memoir of Confessions and Contradictions.

     

    Hay Festival 2010, Sunday 30 May 2010, 8.30pm

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