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Event 41

Cristina Rivera Garza in conversation with Guillermo Núñez

 Escenario Digital Hay Querétaro

The eminent Mexican writer Cristina Rivera Garza, award-winning novelist, essayist, librettist and poet, including some of the great works of Spanish-language literature such as No One Will See Me Cry (2003). She presents El invencible verano de Liliana (2021), an unsettling testimony by the author about the femicide of her sister, Liliana Rivera Garza, an architecture student who decided to take control of her life and leave an abusive relationship that had been going on for years, until her life was ended by her former partner. The book tells a terrible story that is the result of the system of patriarchal violence that we are all caught up in. Rivera Garza will talk to Guillermo Núñez about this powerful work.

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Event 14

Jaroslava Barbieri, Janine di Giovanni, Ian Garner (digital) and Sofi Oksanen (digital), chaired by Peter Pomerantsev

Freedom of thoughts vs indoctrination

 Digital venue

How do you take a whole group of people, destroy their identity and force a new one on them? That is Russia’s aim in Ukraine. What methods do they use; does it work, and how does it compare to other examples across the world and in history?

Ian Garner and Sofi Oksanen will join remotely.

Jaroslava Barbieri, Janine di Giovanni, Ian Garner (digital) and Sofi Oksanen (digital), chaired by Peter Pomerantsev

Event 9

Elif Batuman, Kateryna Kalytko, Taras Prokhasko, David Toscana (digital) and Iryna Tsilyk, chaired by Sasha Dovzhuk

Existential resilience: how global historical changes affect who we are

 Digital venue

Through the war with Russia, Ukraine has emerged as an unexpected hero in a battle for freedom in Europe – a battle few could have predicted. The conflict has led many, inside and outside of the continent, to rethink the political and moral ideas that we have taken for granted since the Second World War ended.

Using literature and the ways in which it helps us make sense of critical points in history and how colossal changes affect people's ways of thinking and feeling, a panel discusses ideas of heroism and how literature can help these sceptics of Ukraine understand its quests and feats. Novelist Elif Batuman, writer Kateryna Kalytko, filmmaker Iryna Tsilyk, writer David Toscana (he will join remotely) and novelist Taras Prokhasko will also talk to writer Sasha Dovzhuk about how literature can help people feel with Ukrainians and learn from the mistakes of the past.

Elif Batuman, Kateryna Kalytko, Taras Prokhasko, David Toscana (digital) and Iryna Tsilyk, chaired by Sasha Dovzhuk

Event 42

Joselo Rangel in conversation with Mariana H

 Teatro de la Ciudad

Joselo Rangel is a founder member, guitarist and song-writer with one of the great bands of Mexican rock, Café Tacvba. He has also had a respected literary career, with the publication of the book of essays Crócknicas marcianas, followed by the book of short stories One hit wonder (2015), the novel Los desesperados (2018) and his most recent book, La niña aburrida (2021). He will talk about the links between music and literature, his literary work, and the book he is writing now, with Mariana H.

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Event 10

Emma Antoniuk, Vakhtang Kebuladze and Peter Pomerantsev, chaired by Olena Huseinova

Modern Mythologies: do we still need heroes in the 21st century?

 Digital venue

The creation of heroic narratives has been widespread in art and literature across time and cultures. This panel will explore how we mythologize in the modern world, what stories we expect, and whether heroes still satisfy our aesthetic sensitivity in the 21st century.

Emma Antoniuk, philosopher and writer Vakhtang Kebuladze and journalist Peter Pomerantsev explore how we mythologize in the modern world, what stories we expect, and whether heroes still satisfy our aesthetic sensitivity in the 21st century. Chaired by poet Olena Huseinova.

Emma Antoniuk, Vakhtang Kebuladze and Peter Pomerantsev, chaired by Olena Huseinova

Event 43

Rosa Beltrán in conversation with Liliet Heredero

 Cineteca Rosalío Solano

Rosa Beltrán (Mexico) is an acclaimed novelist, short story writer, essayist, translator and Doctor of Comparative Literature. She has been a professor in Mexico, the United States, Spain and Israel. She is the author of six novels, the most recent of which is Radicales libres (2021), a novel in which the author examines the life of Rosa Beltrán, and explores over six decades of Mexican history through the experiences of women from three different generations. In conversation with Liliet Heredero.

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Event 11

Bektur Iskander, Pankaj Mishra (digital) and Volodymyr Yermolenko, chaired by Sevgil Musaieva

The art of decolonization

 Digital venue

Bektur Iskander and Indian essayist Pankaj Mishra (he will join remotely) join Ukrainian philosopher Volodymyr Yermolenko to explore the ways Russia's assault on Ukraine has forced Europe to confront its colonial past and present. Chaired by Ukrainian journalist Sevgil Musaieva.

Bektur Iskander, Pankaj Mishra (digital) and Volodymyr Yermolenko, chaired by Sevgil Musaieva

Event 44

Facundo Manes in conversation with Carlos Serrano

The brain and the future

 Escenario Digital Hay Querétaro

Is the human brain still evolving? Are the new technologies affecting it? The Argentinean neurologist Facundo Manes studied at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires and is a Doctor of Science from the University of Cambridge. He has published various books and produced television programmes such as Los enigmas del cerebro and Cerebro argentino, together with the Literature graduate Mateo Niro. His latest book, written with Niro, is called El cerebro del futuro: ¿Cambiará la vida moderna nuestra esencia?, and it tackles themes such as interdisciplinary work, the impact of the new technologies on the brain, neuroethics, how to treat mental illnesses and the role of science when dealing with social problems. He will talk to the BBC journalist Carlos Serrano.

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Event 45

Juan Villoro in conversation with Vicente Alfonso

 Teatro de la Ciudad

Juan Villoro is one of the most multi-talented, high-profile and prolific writers on the contemporary Spanish-language literary scene. He has won many awards, including the José Donoso Prize in Chile, Spain’s Herralde Prize, Cuba’s Arguedas Prize, the Villaurrutia Prize in Mexico and the Argentinean ACE Award. He has lectured at UNAM, Yale, Princeton and Stanford. His body of work includes plays, articles, literary non-fiction and children’s books, as well as major novels such as El testigo and Llamadas de Ámsterdam, and the book of short stories The Guilty. His most recent novel is entitled La tierra de la gran promesa, and it tells the story of Diego González, a documentary writer who moves to Barcelona to film his latest work, his first ever non-political production. His plans change with a journalist starts to get him involved in an unsolved case of a drugs boss who has featured in one of his documentaries. The protagonist, immersed in politics once again, returns to Mexico to clear up the situation, as well as his own past.

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Event 3

Umberto Pasti in conversation with Sofia Barroso

How a garden transforms the perception of a place

 Consulado de Portugal en Sevilla

A landscape that two decades ago languished on the plains of a dry and inhospitable wasteland on the Atlantic coast of the Maghreb now flourishes with the strength of a splendid and colourful orchard. It is Rohuna, a village in northern Morocco where the Milanese landscape designer and literary journalist Umberto Pasti has created a garden paradise with more than 1,200 native species. An example of conservationism in the most inhospitable territories.

Umberto Pasti and Sofia Barroso will talk about territorial conservation and the sustainable transformation of urban spaces.

Umberto Pasti is an notable Milanese writer, biologist and landscape architect. He has created his own private Eden with more than 1,200 native species in a garden synonymous with its setting; the village of Rohuna, in Tangier. Inherent requirements, such as the need for water form the theme of the verdant workspace he has created in northern Morocco.

Sofía Barroso holds a degree in Art History. She has run the ARCO collectors' programme since its inception, was on the board of directors of the Friends of ARCO (2000-2006), and is currently a member of the board of trustees of the Jakober Foundation and the Zuloaga Foundation. She has been organising cultural travel and art events since 1984.

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Umberto Pasti in conversation with Sofia Barroso

Event 46

Ana Laura Bravo, Andrea Capetillo and Julio Villanueva in conversation with Pamela Zúñiga

Ellipsis: two generations

 Cineteca Rosalío Solano

Ellipsis is a Hay Festival and British Council project that brings together young editors and writers from all over Mexico to take part in a series of writing and editing courses and, over the course of a year, publish an anthology of short stories. Two generations of young people have had the Ellipsis experience as part of the Hay Festival Queretaro, the first with twelve participants in 2018 and the second with 20 in 2019. Ana Laura Bravo (writer, 2019), Andrea Capetillo (writer, 2019) and Julio Villanueva (editor, 2018) will talk to the Arts Director of the British Council Mexico, Pamela Zúñiga.

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Event 4

Antony Beevor and Miguel Poiares Maduro with João Mira-Gomes

Events and conflicts that transform cities: wars, revolutions, relocations

 Consulado de Portugal en Sevilla

Cities have reinvented themselves dozens of times over the last millennia. War and political events and conflicts have contributed to these transformations.

Antony Beevor, Miguel Poiares Maduro and the Portuguese Ambassador João Mira Gomes will discuss current affairs and the changes brought about by conflicts, revolutions and wars.

Antony Beevor is a British historian, whose books have been translated into 33 languages and have sold more than 8 million copies. He has published many popular historical works on 20th century conflicts. He studied at Winchester College and the Royal Academy at Sandhurst. Following in the footsteps of one of the most famous historians of the Second World War, John Keegan, Beevor is the author of numerous groundbreaking works on the battles of the Second World War (Stalingrad, Berlin and Crete), as well as histories of the Spanish Civil War and the Russian Revolution. His most famous books are the bestsellers Stalingrad and Berlin 1945 - The Fall. They have been celebrated for their vibrant and precise style, and for their use of Soviet archives only recently opened to researchers.

Miguel Poiares Maduro is a renowned Portuguese academic and politician. He was Portugal's Minister of Regional Development from April 2013 to October 2015. Previously, he served as director of the School of Transnational Governance, and professor of law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Poiares Maduro was also a visiting professor at Yale Law School in the United States of America. He is also chair of the Executive Board of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), an STG-led project on online disinformation funded by the European Commission.

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Antony Beevor and Miguel Poiares Maduro with João Mira-Gomes

Event 47

Elizabeth Kolbert in conversation with Carla Santana Torres (Spanish version)

 Escenario Digital Hay Querétaro

Perhaps the issue of greatest urgency today is the terrible impact that human activity is having on the planet Earth, threatening thousands of species and ecosystems with extinction, and even putting the viability of our own species at risk. Books such as The Sixth Extinction are of great importance for teaching us about this situation. This international bestseller by the journalist Elizabeth Kolbert (United States) won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 2015. In this work the author looks at how human activity has disturbed the balance of nature, to the point that it is the greatest threat to the planet’s biodiversity and on the point of causing the world’s next mass extinction. Kolbert has written regularly for The New Yorker since 1999, specializing in scientific subjects, and in her most recent book, Under a White Sky (2021), she asks what can be done to stop and repair the damage being caused by humans, looking particularly at the work of biologists, engineers and researchers who work tirelessly for the conservation and restoration of nature. In conversation with Carla Santana Torres.

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Event 12

Rachel Clarke, Halyna Kruk and Ben Okri (digital) in conversation with Olesia Khromeichuk

The Power of Words

 Digital venue

Words have immense power, and in times of difficulty they can encourage, inspire and offer hope, helping shape thoughts, emotions and actions. Writers Ben Okri (he will join remotely), Rachel Clarke and Halyna Kruk talk to historian Olesia Khromeichuk about the power of books and writing in conflicted times.

Okri a Nigerian-born British poet and novelist considered one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions; he won the Booker Prize for his novel The Famished Road in 1991. Clarke a British palliative care doctor and writer and formerly a current affairs journalist. Kruk is a Ukrainian writer, translator, educator and literary critic.

Rachel Clarke, Halyna Kruk and Ben Okri (digital) in conversation with Olesia Khromeichuk

Event 48

Yásnaya Aguilar, Diego Luna and Antonio Ortuño in conversation with Javier Lafuente

Talking in Mexico

 Teatro de la Ciudad

At a time so polarized as the present, where the public conversation looks more like a competition to see who can impose their view most stridently, dialogue and the ability to listen and to see the world from others’ points of view have become more important than ever as a way to understand each other. So, as a festival of conversations, we are committed to the power of dialogue to build agreement and redefine our present and our future. As part of this spirit, this event brings together the Mixe linguist, writer and activist Yásnaya Elena Aguilar; the actor, director and activist Diego Luna; and the writer and journalist Antonio Ortuño; in conversation with the El País journalist, Javier Lafuente, to exchange points of view on how we can talk about Mexico.

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Event 5

Karina Sainz Borgo, Reiniel Pérez Ventura, Fernando Iwasaki and Victoria León With Jesús Vigorra

Reading their poetry and prose

 Real Alcázar de Sevilla

The winner of the 35th edition of the Loewe Poetry Prize, the Cuban, Reiniel Pérez Ventura, will read a selection of poems from his collection of poems Las sílabas y el cuerpo. Poet, Victoria León will read from her collection of poems Secret Light. Karina Sáinz Borgo and Fernando Iwasaki will also read from their works

Karina Sainz Borgo is a Venezuelan journalist and writer. She has lived in Spain since 2006. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and she is part of what critics have called the “literature of the Venezuelan diaspora.” Her best-known works include La hija de la española, her first novel, which has been translated into more than twenty languages, and El tercer país, with which she has established herself as one of today's foremost writers.

Reiniel Pérez Ventura is a young Cuban poet, student of English and French at the Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas. His work Elegías del inocente y el maldito received the Premio Extraordinario de Poesía Centenario de Carilda Oliver Labra poetry prize in 2022. His debut book, Las sílabas y el cuerpo, won the Loewe XXXV International Poetry Prize in 2023.

Fernando Iwasaki is a Peruvian narrator, essayist, historian, cultural manager and university professor based in Seville. He is the author of the novels Neguijón and Libro de mal amor, as well as more than ten books of short stories, compiled in anthologies such as iwasa KIT wasaki, Es difícil hacer al amor (humor) pero se aprende and El cóndor de Père Lachaise. His work has been translated into Czech, Russian, English, French, French, Italian, Romanian and Korean. He is a contributor to various media outlets.

Victoria León is a writer, translator and graduate in Hispanic Philology from the University of Seville. She has translated works of noted authors such as Mary Shelley, Oscar Wilde, R. L. Stevenson, John Ruskin, William Beckford and Ugo Foscolo into Spanish. She is the author of the book, aphorisms Insomnios (2017) and the collection of poems, Secreta luz (Vandalia, 2019), for which she won the Hermanos Machado IX Ibero-American Poetry Prize.

The event will be presented by the journalist Jesús Vigorra. His journalistic work on radio and television has garnered award such as the Ministry of Culture National Prize for the Promotion of Reading in 2006; the Spanish Publishers' Prize for the promotion and dissemination of books in 2003; the International Book Fair LIBER Prize in 2007; the University of Seville Communication Prize and the Aljabibe Prize for journalism.

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Karina Sainz Borgo, Reiniel Pérez Ventura, Fernando Iwasaki and Victoria León With Jesús Vigorra

Event 49

Pilar Quintana, Carmen Rioja and Santiago Roncagliolo in conversation with Imanol Martínez

Reality beats fiction: writing during the pandemic

 Cineteca Rosalío Solano

The effects of the pandemic have been terrible in terms of its consequences on the health and economies of so many, and artistic creation has not been exempt from great difficulties and transformations. Although a lockdown might seem to create the conditions necessary for making art, many writers have talked about their incapacity to do so, among other reasons, because the strange idea that reality might be wilder than fiction had come to pass. Three Latin American writers talk about their personal experiences in the strangest year in recent history. Pilar Quintana (Colombia), Carmen Rioja (Mexico) and Santiago Roncagliolo (Peru), will talk about literature and the pandemic with Imanol Martínez.

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Event 47-EN

Elizabeth Kolbert in conversation with Carla Santana Torres (English version)

 Escenario Digital Hay Querétaro

Perhaps the issue of greatest urgency today is the terrible impact that human activity is having on the planet Earth, threatening thousands of species and ecosystems with extinction, and even putting the viability of our own species at risk. Books such as The Sixth Extinction are of great importance for teaching us about this situation. This international bestseller by the journalist Elizabeth Kolbert (United States) won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 2015. In this work the author looks at how human activity has disturbed the balance of nature, to the point that it is the greatest threat to the planet’s biodiversity and on the point of causing the world’s next mass extinction. Kolbert has written regularly for The New Yorker since 1999, specializing in scientific subjects, and in her most recent book, Under a White Sky (2021), she asks what can be done to stop and repair the damage being caused by humans, looking particularly at the work of biologists, engineers and researchers who work tirelessly for the conservation and restoration of nature. In conversation with Carla Santana Torres.

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Event 6

Miquel Molina, Irene Hernández Velasco, Alberto García Reyes, Alberto Grimaldi y Juanlu Sánchez in conversation with Teodoro León Gross

Communication: A critical tool in the design and image of new cities

 Real Alcázar de Sevilla

Citizens now demand not only to live in cities but to experience them: to make them more sustainable, better connected, and more practical. To achieve this, tackling the challenge of digital transformation, the use of new technologies, and access to information have become essential tools in which the media plays a fundamental role.

Renowned national journalists who have analyzed their experiences in different cities around the world will participate to discuss the changes in urban environments, as well as the new citizens they are now addressing.

Presented by Teodoro León Gross. A journalist who currently directs and hosts the news program "Mesa de análisis" on Canal Sur Televisión, and is a commentator and columnist for ABC de Sevilla, Canal Sur Radio, and Cadena Cope, among other media outlets. He has been a columnist for El País, El Mundo, and various Grupo Joly publications. He is a Professor of Communication (UMA). Books: "El artículo de opinión" and "El periodismo débil..."

With the participation of: Miquel Molina (Director of La Vanguardia), Irene Hernández Velasco (El Confidencial), Alberto García Reyes (Director of ABC), Alberto Grimaldi (Subdirector of Diario de Sevilla, Grupo Joly), Juanlu Sánchez (Subdirector de el diario.es).

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Miquel Molina, Irene Hernández Velasco, Alberto García Reyes, Alberto Grimaldi y Juanlu Sánchez in conversation with Teodoro León Gross

Event 50

La Delicia de Alicia in concert

 Teatro de la Ciudad

La Delicia de Alicia play a vibrant, elegant, modern and experimental mixture of jazz with elements of pop genres such as funk, rock and hip hop, topped off with the addition of afrobeat, Latin jazz and Eastern rhythms. To bring a delightful end to the festival Saturday, we present the grooves of La Delicia de Alicia.

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