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  • Pierre Lemaitre in conversation with Charo Izquierdo

    Pierre Lemaitre in conversation with Charo Izquierdo

    Pierre Lemaitre talks about his novel, Au revoir là-haut, winner of the 2013 Prix Goncourt, which is set in the aftermath of the First World War. He talks to Charo Izquierdo. The event is presented by Alain Forh, Minister-Counsellor of the French Embassy in Spain.

    Simultaneous translation from French into Spanish.

    Segovia 2014, Thursday 25 September 2014, 7pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • José Carlos Martínez, Enrique Loewe Lynch and Julieta Martialay

    ​The art of dance and other cultural luxuries

    José Carlos Martínez, Enrique Loewe Lynch and Julieta Martialay

    José Carlos Martínez, recognized as one of the world’s best dancers and currently serving as choreographer and artistic director of Spain’s National Dance Company, and Enrique Loewe Lynch, Honorary President of the Loewe Foundation, lecturer and active patron of the arts, will be talking to Julieta Martialay, who writes for the lifestyle section of Elle magazine, about art, culture and dance on the 35th anniversary of the National Dance Company. Introduced by luxury expert Susana Campuzano.

    Simultaneous translation from French into Spanish

    Co-organised with Elle magazine, the Loewe Foundation and the Programa Superior de Dirección y Gestión Estratégica del Universo del Lujo de IE Business School in collaboration with the French Embassy and the Institut Français in Spain

    Segovia 2014, Thursday 25 September 2014, 8.15pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • Roger McGough

    Roger McGough

    A chance to listen to one of the most outstanding British poets reading a selection of his work, confirming him as a poet of many voices, hilarious and surreal. Presented by Rod Pryde, Director of the British Council in Spain.

    Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 11.30am - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • ABC/IE Workshop

    Novels and Journalists: Real Fictions

    ABC/IE Workshop

    Novels by authors well-known from TV have been remarkably well received by readers. Apart from the authors’ fame as journalists and news readers on different channels, their forays into fiction have brought a new flavour to the literary scene. Fiction written by people who compile and convey news stories day after day contains dreams and stories that are worth taking a look at. What does journalism bring to literature? Marta Fernández and Sandra Barneda talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo and Jesús García Calero.

    Produced live by the IE School of Communication Medialab team and broadcast via live streaming on the culture section of www.abc.es

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 12pm - 1.30pm - Sala Capitular, Campus de Santa Cruz la Realaudio available

  • Marcus Sedgwick

    Marcus Sedgwick

    Marcus Sedgwick has established himself as a widely-admired writer of young adult fiction, and won several awards including the Printz Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. Sedgwick reflects on his popular, eclectic work with British Council Director Rod Pryde.

    Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 1pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • Earl H Fry, Antonio Fernández-Martos and Fidel Sendagorta talk to Marco Benito

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (T-TIP): A positive step for business between Europe and the USA

    Earl H Fry, Antonio Fernández-Martos and Fidel Sendagorta talk to Marco Benito[56] 13.00h–14.00h, , 3 €Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University (USA) and expert in international economic agreements Earl H. Fry; the Director General of International Trade and Investment at the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness Antonio Fernández, and Fidel Sendagorta, Secretary General of US Spain Council Foundation, discuss the impact of the new T-TIP agreement on European development, with IE Law School professor and expert in international arbitration, Marco Benito.

    Event in English


    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 1pm - Aula 142, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE Universityaudio available

  • Rocío de Isasa, Carmen Navarro, Xavi Ayen, Violeta Monreal and Pedro de Andrés

    What can we do to get more readers?

    Rocío de Isasa, Carmen Navarro, Xavi Ayen, Violeta Monreal and Pedro de Andrés

    What resources are required to encourage people to read in Spain? How can we promote and encourage reading, and thereby ensure Spain is regarded as one of the more developed countries? Rocío de Isasa of Maeva Publishing, Carmen Navarro, Director of Escuela newspaper, author and illustratorVioleta Monreal andXavi Ayen, journalist for La Vanguardia newspaper, discuss these issues and other topics in an event chaired by the President of CEDRO, Pedro de Andrés.

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 1.30pm - Iglesia de San Nicolásaudio available

  • Maarten Asscher, Patrick Neale and Antonio Ramírez

    The Future of Bookshops

    Maarten Asscher, Patrick Neale and Antonio RamírezThe role of bookshops is constantly under scrutiny, but what will actually happen to them in the future? Maarten Asscher, writer and head of Athenaeum, one of Holland’s major bookshops, talks to Patrick Neale, a British independent bookseller and former chairman of the Booksellers Association, and Antonio Ramírez, director of the La Central bookshops.

    Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 4.50pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • Clara Sánchez in conversation with Antonio San José

    Clara Sánchez in conversation with Antonio San José

    The winner of the 2013 Planeta Prize recreates in her novel El cielo ha vuelto something that underlies all her work: reality and personal relations, where the characters are taken to the limit, and where the people closest to us can hurt us most.

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 6pm - Iglesia de San Nicolásaudio available

  • Jorge Valdano, Óscar Campillo, Santiago Segurola and Eduardo Fernández-Cantelli

    Tribute to Alfredo Di Stéfano: The embodiment of everything positive about football

    Jorge Valdano, Óscar Campillo, Santiago Segurola and Eduardo Fernández-Cantelli

    Alfredo Di Stéfano is one of the few people in footballing history who have embodied so many of the positive aspects of the game – be it as a player, a manager or as a member of various international sports associations and clubs. Sports experts pay tribute to ‘the blonde arrow’ in this event: former football player and coach Jorge Valdano, Óscar Campillo, Director of MARCA, journalist Santiago Segurola and sports marketing expert Eduardo Fernández-Cantelli.

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 6pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • Santiago Gamboa in conversation with Enrique Bueres

    Santiago Gamboa in conversation with Enrique Bueres

    The Colombian writer who won the La Otra Orilla award in 2009 for Necrópolis presents his book Océanos de arena, a diary of travels in the Middle East. He talks to Enrique Bueres, editor-in-chief of Canal+ and contributor to GQ magazine.

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 7.15pm - Iglesia de San Nicolásaudio available

  • Cees Nooteboom and Antonio Muñoz Molina

    Cees Nooteboom and Antonio Muñoz Molina
    Dutch poet, novelist, essayist, translator and hispanist Cees Nooteboom, and Spanish author and 2013 Prince of Asturias Literature award-winner Antonio Muñoz Molina discuss their work.

    Event in Spanish


    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 7.15pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • Martha Schwartz in conversation with Martha Thorne

    Beyond bricks and mortar: Landscape, art and architecture for liveable cities

    Martha Schwartz in conversation with Martha Thorne

    The well-known landscape artist Martha Schwartz, Honorary Fellow of RIBA, design consultant to the Mayor of London and lecturer at the Harvard GSD, talks to Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Prize and city planning professor.

    Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish.

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 8.30pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • José María Lassalle in conversation with Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

    José María Lassalle in conversation with Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

    Politician, thinker and current Secretary of State for Culture, José María Lassalle focuses on the constant, tense, contradictory relationship between culture and politics. Author of essays including Liberales, Lassalle in his current post deals with challenges such as sponsorship, the expansion of the Spanish language and online creativity. What is the point of using the tools and our experience of the past when looking to the future in this context? Lassalle discusses this subject and other topics with journalist and writer Jesús Ruiz Mantilla.

    Segovia 2014, Friday 26 September 2014, 8.30pm - Iglesia de San Nicolásaudio available

  • Marcus Sedgwick in conversation with Peter Florence

    Marcus Sedgwick in conversation with Peter Florence

    ‘They say dead men tell no tales, but they’re wrong. Even the dead tell stories.’ In this event, we embark on a journey into darkness with prestigious British author Marcus Sedgwick, who talks to Peter Florence, Director of Hay Festival.

    Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

    Co-organised with the British Council and in collaboration with El Norte de Castilla, the oldest Spanish journal, on its 160th anniversary

    Segovia 2014, Saturday 27 September 2014, 11am - Palacio Quintanaraudio available

  • José María Beneyto, Giles Tremlett and Fernando Rodríguez Lafuente

    Can European Cultural Identity Survive?

    José María Beneyto, Giles Tremlett and Fernando Rodríguez Lafuente

    The role culture plays in European integration still has to be addressed by European institutions. Lawyer and Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, José María Beneyto, Director of ABC Cultural, Fernando Rodríguez Lafuente, and Madrid correspondent for the Economist and contributing editor for the Guardian, Giles Tremlett discuss this issue which is crucial for Europe’s future.

    Event in Spanish

    Segovia 2014, Saturday 27 September 2014, 11am - Iglesia de San Nicolásaudio available

  • Ignacio Martínez de Pisón in conversation with Ana Gavín

    Ignacio Martínez de Pisón in conversation with Ana Gavín

    Ignacio Martínez de Pisón talks to Ana Gavín about his latest novel La buena reputación, a family history that covers a number of generations and takes the reader through different Spanish cities, up to the present day. A panorama of relationships and experiences to make the reader reflect on life.

    Segovia 2014, Saturday 27 September 2014, 12pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • Meghnad Desai in conversation with Adam Austerfield

    Meghnad Desai in conversation with Adam Austerfield

    The world economy has changed completely in the last five years and Spain is one of the most affected countries. What future is there for young Spaniards and Europeans in the 21st century? How will they survive and prosper given the prospects for employment, technological changes and the development of emerging markets as engines of the world economy? Lord Desai is an economist, Emeritus Professor of LSE and member of the British Labour Party.

    Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

    Segovia 2014, Saturday 27 September 2014, 12.15pm - Palacio Quintanaraudio available

  • Juan Bonilla in conversation with Carlos Granés

    Juan Bonilla in conversation with Carlos Granés

    Juan Bonilla is the winner of the first Biennial Mario Vargas Llosa Novel Prize in 2014. He presents Prohibido entrar sin pantalones, a novel based on the figure of the Russian futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovski.

    Segovia 2014, Saturday 27 September 2014, 1.30pm - Iglesia de San Nicolásaudio available

  • Elvira Lindo, Ángeles González-Sinde and Luis Alegre

    Elvira Lindo, Ángeles González-Sinde and Luis Alegre

    Elvira Lindo and Ángeles González-Sinde talk about literature and film with the journalist Luis Alegre. The two have already worked together on Una palabra tuya, a film directed by González-Sinde and based on the novel by Lindo which won the Biblioteca Breve award. Elvira Lindo also wrote the script for the recent film La vida inesperada and González-Sinde was shortlisted for the 2013 Planeta Prize for her novel El buen hijo.

    Segovia 2014, Saturday 27 September 2014, 1.30pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

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