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  • Bob Geldof talks to Peter Florence

    Bob Geldof talks to Peter FlorenceThe charismatic rock star and founder of Live Aid talks about music, Ireland and Africa: the G8 leaders, aid programmes and trade tariffs with Peter Florence, Director of the Hay Festival.

    Segovia 2006, Friday 22 September, 12pm - Teatro Juan Bravoaudio available

  • Ian McEwan talks to Juan Villoro

    Ian McEwan talks to Juan VilloroPlease note: The introduction to this lecture is in Spanish. However, the rest of the conversation is conducted in English.

    Mexican writer and journalist Juan Villoro talks to one of the most important contemporary British writers, Booker-winner Ian McEwan, author of works such as Amsterdam, Enduring Love, Atonement and Saturday.

    Segovia 2006, Friday 22 September, 5.30pm - Teatro Juan Bravoaudio available

  • Martin Amis talks to Carmen Posadas

    Martin Amis talks to Carmen PosadasPlease note: The introduction to this lecture is in Spanish.

    British writer Martin Amis discusses his life and work with the writer Carmen Posadas (Pequeñas infamias, Juego de niños). The author, amongst other works, of Experience, Money and London Fields, Martin Amis is considered one of the most original contemporary novelists.

    Segovia 2006, Friday 22 September 2006, 7pm - Teatro Juan Bravoaudio available

  • Chris Stewart and Manuel Pimentel

    Chris Stewart and Manuel PimentelPlease note: This conversation is conducted entirely in Spanish.

    Farmer and writer Chris Stewart, author of the international bestseller Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucía, with over a million copies sold and translated into fifteen languages, will speak in Spanish to Manuel Pimentel (writer, businessman, ex-minister and head of the Almuzara publishing group) about his delightful and surprising work.

    Segovia 2006, Friday 22 September 2006, 8.30pm - Sala Caja de Segoviaaudio available

  • Eric Hobsbawm

    Intellectuals and the Spanish Civil War

    Eric HobsbawmPlease note: The introduction to this lecture is in Spanish. The rest of the lecture is delivered in English.

    Eric Hobsbawm, the great British historian discusses the international mobilisation of intellectuals in favour of the Republic during the Civil War. Eric Hobsbawm is Emeritus Professor of Social and Economic History at Birkbeck College in the University of London. Amongst his numerous books are The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914–1991 (1995), the series made up by The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789–1848 (1997), The Age of Capital 1848–1875 (1998) and The Age of Empire 1875–1914 (1998), as well as his more recent The New Century (2000) and Bandits (2001).

    Segovia 2006, Saturday 23 September 2006, 1.30pm - Teatro Juan Bravoaudio available

  • Doris Lessing talks to Marianne Ponsford

    Doris Lessing talks to Marianne PonsfordDoris Lessing, author of The Golden Notebook, one of the world's greatest living writers, discusses her literary career with Marianne Ponsford, Director of the cultural magazine Arcadia. The author, who has been awarded numerous international literary prizes (Somerset Maugham Award from the Society of Authors, Prix Médicis, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, German Federal Republic Shakespeare Prize, Mondello Prize, Grinzane Cavour Prize, etc.), is a prolific writer and her most recent novels are The Sweetest Dream and the collection of stories The Grandmothers. She received the Príncipe de Asturias Prize in 2001.

    Segovia 2006, Saturday 23 September, 8.30pm - San Juan de los Caballerosaudio available

  • Ronan Bennett talks to Adriana Bebiano

    Ronan Bennett talks to Adriana BebianoThe Irish novelist (Havoc in its Third Year, The Catastrophist), winner of several literary prizes and scriptwriter (The Hamburg Cell, Love Lives), talks about his life, his books and his personal experiences with the IRA, as well as about his latest novel set in St Petersburg in 1914, Zugzwang, published in instalments in The Observer in print and online. The academic and poet Adriana Bebiano is Assistant Professor of English and Irish Literature at the University of Coimbra.

    Segovia 2006, Sunday 24 September 2006, 12pm - Sala Caja de Segoviaaudio available

  • Vikram Seth talks to Laura Restrepo

    Vikram Seth talks to Laura RestrepoPlease note: The introduction to this event is in Spanish.

    Colombian writer and journalist Laura Restrepo speaks to Indian writer and poet Vikram Seth about his works An Equal Music, A Suitable Boy and Two Lives.

    Segovia 2006, Sunday 24 September 2006, 1.30pm - Sala Caja de Segoviaaudio available

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