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Stephen Fry, Christopher Hitchens and Joan Bakewell

The Blasphemy Debate

Hay Festival 2005, 
Joan Bakewell chairs a debate on the boundaries of freedom of speech, religious tolerance, multiculturalism and orthodoxy.

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Anna Politkovskaya

Putin's Russia

Hay Festival 2005, 
A devastating appraisal by the country's leading radical journalist, admired for her fearless reporting on human rights issues, especially the wars in Chechnya. In Russian with simultaneous translation.

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Marie Darrieussecq, Rupert Thomson, Louise Dean

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Broadcaster Paul Blezard discusses new fiction. Darrieussecq's White is set on and Antarctic station. Thomson's satirical fable Divided Kingdom is set here in the UK. Dean's This Human Season is set in Belfast in 1979.

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Ian McEwan talks to Christopher Hitchens

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Booker-winner and author of Atonement discusses his new novel Saturday. 

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Christopher Hitchens

Hay Festival 2005, 
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.

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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

Hay Festival 2005, 
John Snow chairs the debate on security, democracy, diplomacy and piety in early in early twenty-first century.

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Michael Wood

Travel in Time: Adventures in History and Myth

Hay Festival 2005, 
The intrepid historian quests for Shangri-la, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail.

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Simon Barnes

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher

Hay Festival 2005, 
RSPB columnist and best-selling ornithologist communicates his passion infectiously. Look around you ...

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William Hague

Pitt the Younger

Hay Festival 2005, 
The former Welsh Secretary gives a brilliantly acute and witty account of the life and times of Britain's youngest and longest-serving Prime Minister, brought low by an attritional war and royal ructions.

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Dave Eggers

Hay Festival 2005, 
An audience with the American author of How We Are Hungry, You Shall Know Our Velocity and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Eggers in the editor of McSweeney's.

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Louise Doughty, Victoria Briggs

The Asham Award

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate the foremost short story prize for women writes with a discussion and reading with Doughty, one of this year's judges and 2003 award-winner Briggs.

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Jamie O'Neill and Jessica Cohen

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer and co-creator of Earthfall's dance theatre piece At Swim Two Boys introduce their collaboration, before the first of three Festival performances.

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Peter & Christopher Hitchens

Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above [118], below [129], [133], [143].

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Xiaolu Guo, Ronit Matalon, Valerie Martin

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Guo juxtaposes Beijing and her fishing Village of Stone. Israeli novelist Matalon is the author of Bliss and The Ore Facing Us. Orange Prize-winner Martin introduces her short stories Love. Chaired by Linda Grant.

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Peter de la Billière talks to Hugh Purcell

Supreme Courage

Hay Festival 2005, 
The General tells tales of Victoria Cross Heroes.

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Thomas Friedman

The World is Flat

Hay Festival 2005, 
A brief history of the globalized world in the twenty-first century according to the legendary New York Times columnist. Chaired by Jamie Naughtie.

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Charles Williams

Pétain

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Biographer introduces his life of the French military hero and national leader.

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Peter Whybrow

American Mania

Hay Festival 2005, 
Whybrow sees an affluance in America that far outstrips need and rampant greed spawning the addictions of consumer culture: food, money and technology, and calls for collective action in refocusing the pursuit of happiness.

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Stephen Fry

A&B Filmmaker's Series

Hay Festival 2005, 
The actor/director/screenwriter (Wilde, Bright Young Things) discusses and show four of his favourite scenes with Peter Florence.

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Ron Oxburgh and David king

Greenpeace Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
Climate change and fossil fuels explored by the Chairman of Shell and the Government's top scientist. Chaired by Stephen Tindale, CEO of Greenpeace

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Tiffany Murray, Diana Evans, Audrey Niffenegger

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Edinburgh Book Festival Director Catherine Lockerbie hosts this fiction discussion with the authors of the comic debut Happy Accidents, the great Neasden novel 26A, and the contemporary classic The Time Traveller's Wife.

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Michael Antoniou, Michael Meacher, Peter Melchett, Jeffrey Smith

Heart to Heart

Hay Festival 2005, 
GM food is deceptive, organic food is natural. We are delighted to welcome   to the annual organic food forum to the Festival.

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Langlands and Bell

Hay Festival 2005, 
The artists celebrated for their analysis of the architecture of power discuss their radical work The House of Osama Bin Laden.

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Ali Smith talks to Francine Stock

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Accidental is a compelling adventure in literature from the most inventive and entertaining novelist of my generation. Don't miss this. You can tell your grandchildren you were there when it launched.

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Jon Snow

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Channel 4 News anchor and author of Shooting History discusses broadcast news, conflict and the new world disorder with Peter Florence.