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Las Preguntas Hay 25 (III)

Con Susie Orbach, Wole Soyinka, Hansjörg Schertenleib y Tishani Doshi

Xalapa 2012, 
Este año nuestro festival en Gales cumple 25 años y para celebrarlo hemos creado una selección de veinticinco preguntas que nos parecen relevantes para espectadores y artistas. En esta ocasión, los cuatro invitados deben responder las siguientes: ¿cómo benefi ciará al mundo una reestructuración del superpoder económico en el siglo XXI?; ¿cómo es posible alcanzar la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres en todos los aspectos de la vida, desde que nacemos hasta morir, en el ámbito educativo, laboral y de ocio?; estamos creando una biblioteca de literatura, música y cine: ¿qué libro, película y disco incluirías en ella?; ¿en tu selección ideal qué libro, película y disco no deben faltar?

Traducción simultánea del inglés al español

Con el apoyo del British Council y Pro Helvetia

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Michelle Oyen

Cambridge Series: Re-thinking Engineering with Inspiration from Nature

Hay Festival 2017, 

The bio-engineer assesses the carbon footprint of popular building materials like steel and concrete and discusses approaches for substituting new bio-inspired materials instead.

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Las Preguntas Hay 25 (II)

Con Jon Lee Anderson, Álvaro Enrigue, Óscar Guardiola-Rivera, y Lila Azam Zanganeh en conversación c

Xalapa 2012, 
Este año nuestro festival en Gales cumple 25 años y para celebrarlo hemos creado una selección de veinticinco preguntas que nos parecen relevantes para espectadores y artistas. En esta ocasión, los cinco invitados deben responder las siguientes: Si te convirtieras en el líder de tu país, ¿qué es lo primero que solucionarías? El 25% de la población sufre cada año algún problema de salud mental: ¿tenemos que “tratar” la percepción de la enfermedad mental en quien la padece o en la sociedad? ¿Qué es lo último que has creado con tus manos?

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Michael Ignatieff

Human Rights and Terror

Hay Festival 2002, 
Ignatieff is the Harvard Professor of Human Rights, author of The Warrior's Honour: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience, and a Booker-shortlisted novelist.

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Cees Nooteboom en conversación con Laura Restrepo

Cartagena 2014, 
Cees Nooteboom es probablemente el escritor holandés más conocido internacionalmente. Poeta, escritor y periodista, Cees es autor de una extensa obra poética y de trabajos tan celebrados como El desvío a Santiago, considerado una obra maestra de la literatura de viajes donde narra veinte años de viajes por España. En conversación con Laura Restrepo. Con el apoyo de la Dutch Literature Foundation

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Ilan Pappe talks to Peter Florence

The Biggest Prison on Earth

Hay Festival 2017, 

The Israeli historian presents his powerful and groundbreaking history of the Occupied Territories. He analyses legal and security structures, political positions and abortive peace attempts, and discusses the possibilities for reconciliation. His other books include The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and Ten Myths About Israel.

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J.M.G. Le Clézio en conversación con Juan Villoro

Cartagena 2015, 

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura 2008, es uno de los novelistas franceses más prestigiosos de la actualidad. Admirable narrador, ha escrito novelas como La cuarentena, El pez dorado, Mondo y otras historias y Desierto. Su última obra publicada, Tempête (2014), enlaza dos novelas contemporáneas que transcurren en lugares diferentes del mundo.

Evento patrocinado por el BBVA

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Ben Elton, Peter Howarth

Hay Festival 2000, 
Elton has written comedy for stand-up, television with Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line, on stage with Popcorn, and a series of best-selling novels. His film adaptation of Inconceivable is premiered in London this week as Maybe Baby. Ridley Scott is filming Popcorn this Summer. He talks to the editor of Esquire.

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Emma Nicholson, Peter Clark, Rageh Omaar

Iraqi Aftermath: Restoring the Marshlands

Hay Festival 2003, 
In the early 1990s Saddam Hussein drained the marshlands of Southern Iraq, home to the Shi'a tribes, by damming the Tigris and Euphrates. This turned the area into an uninhabitable desert and caused an ecological disaster. The Liberal Peer and the distinguished Arabist Peter Clark discuss the urgent and huge environmental project to restore the marshlands.

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Helen Castor

Cambridge Series 11: Elizabeth I

Hay Festival 2018, 

In the popular imagination, as in her portraits, Elizabeth is the image of monarchical power. The Virgin Queen ruled over a Golden Age: the Spanish Armada was defeated and England's enemies scattered; English explorers reached almost to the ends of the earth; a new Church of England rose from the ashes of past conflict, and the English Renaissance bloomed in the genius of Shakespeare, Spenser and Sidney. But the image is also armour. In her illuminating new account of Elizabeth’s reign, Castor shows how England’s iconic queen was shaped by profound and enduring insecurity – an insecurity which was both a matter of practical political reality and personal psychology. But, facing down her enemies with a compellingly inscrutable public persona, the last and greatest of the Tudor monarchs would become a timeless, fearless queen.

Helen Castor

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Patricia Duncker, James Wood, Steven Sherrill

Hay Festival 2003, 
Duncker reads from her short stories Seven Tales of Sex and Death and introduces Sherrill's invenitve and brilliant  The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, in which the Minotaur, or M as he is known to his colleagues, is working as a line chef at Grub's Rib in the American Deep South, keeping to himself, keeping his horns down, trying in vain to put his past behind him. The first novel by the critic James Wood is The Book Against God, which introduces readers to the irrepressible presence of it's narrator, Thomas Bunting, liar, doubter, and the strangest philosopher in contemporary fiction.

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David Rieff

¿Recordar la historia?

Cartagena 2014, 
Analista político, periodista y crítico cultural, Rieff hablará sobre su último trabajo, Contra la memoria (2012), donde analiza cómo la memoria colectiva enciende profundos odios étnicos, violencia y guerras. En definitiva, un conmovedor alegato contra nuestra pasión por el pasado.

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Deirdre Sullivan

Workshop for Teen Readers

Kells 2015, 

The creator of the ‘Prim’ trilogy (Prim Improper, Improper Order and Primperfect). The first and third of the novels were shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland Awards. Deirdre was also the only young adult author shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature in 2015.

Deirdre Sullivan

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Gill Lewis

A Story Like The Wind

Hay Festival 2017, 

The author talks about the power of music and stories and how they weave together to connect us all. Her book was inspired by the image of a Syrian refugee playing his violin at a border control.

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Helen Pickersgill, Illtud Llyr Dunsford and Luke Manifold

Eat, Drink and be Merry

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Meet three artisan producers who are reconnecting with traditional methods. Weobley Ash is reviving a taste for mutton, Charcutier Ltd draws from a farming background and research trips abroad to make a superb range of cured meats from rare breed pigs and Lucky 7 Beer Company is an exciting new entry into the craft beer revoloution. Sample each and give us your verdict. Chaired by Country Living Magazine’s Kitty Corrigan.

Helen Pickersgill, Illtud Llyr Dunsford and Luke Manifold

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Christopher Lee, John Maddox, Eric Hobsbawm

Between the Wars

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this first of a series of conversations about major turning points in British history, the playwright and historian discusses the revolutions in science, society and industry of the 1920's and 1930's with the grandee science-writer John Maddox, and the historian and autobiographer Eric Hobsbawm.

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Mirabel Osler, Shaun Hill

The Elusive Truffle

Hay Festival 2000, 
The great food and garden writer travelled the length and breadth of France following the recommendations of word-of-mouth to rediscover the legendary glories of French cusiine, and the treasures of the chefs who design their menus after they've been to the morning market. She shares her bounty with Shaun Hill, the Michelin-starred chef-patron of the Merchant House in Ludlow, who has reinterpreted the original recipes for Osler's book.

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Eurig Salisbury talks to Gaston Vadasz

Budapest 2013, 

The Welsh-language Children’s Poet Laureate has published a collection of children’s poetry and a book of poems, Llyfr Glas Eurig (‘Eurig’s Blue Book’). He reads and discusses writing for children and introduces the riches of the Welsh language.

Supported by Arts Council of Wales

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Susan Blackmore

The Meme Machine

Hay Festival 2000, 
Our minds are fashioned by memes just as our bodies are fashioned by genes. Memes are ideas, behaviours or skills passed on from person to person by imitation. Memes are replicators, and are all around us in our everyday lives, competing to get into our brains and minds. Examples include the way in which we copy ideas, behaviours, inventions, songs, ctchphrases and stories from one another. Memetics can explain why we talk and think so much, why religious, cults and ideologies have such power over us, and how our telephones, televisions and computers could have been designed for the replication of memes. Memetic competition shapes our minds and culture, just as natural selection has designed our bodies.

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Erika McGann

Kells 2015, 

Children’s fiction writer Erika McGann, author of The Demon Notebook series, conducts an interactive talk about writing books for younger readers and writers.

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Jeremías Gamboa y Margarita García Robayo en conversación con Juan David Correa

Cartagena 2015, 

Jeremías Gamboa es autor del libro de relatos Punto de fuga y la novela Contarlo todo, una obra sobre el aprendizaje, la búsqueda de la identidad y el poder transformador de la literatura. La escritora colombiana Margarita García Robayo ha escrito obras como Hasta que pase un huracán, Lo que no aprendí y Cosas peores, una recopilación de relatos sobre las ambiciones y fracasos de diversos personajes por la que fue galardonada con el premio literario Casa de las Américas 2014 en la categoría de cuento.

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Beast Quest

Hay Festival 2017, 

Practise your battle cries and meet the good wizard Aduro as he talks beasts, spells and adventures. Listen to tales of new beasts, watch as he casts amazing spells, and then gather all your courage to help summon Nanook, the snow monster… A fun, interactive event celebrating the 10th anniversary of Beast Quest with a sneak peek of Adam Blade’s new series, Team Hero.

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Philipp Blom

La importancia de la Ilustración: Gente peligrosa.

Xalapa 2013, 
Vivimos en una sociedad creada alrededor del pensamiento ilustrado y su apuesta por la razón; en cierta medida, este modelo ha pasado a ser entendido como la “racionalización” de todas las áreas de la vida, en la que los países se confi guran como “economías” y sus ciudadanos como “consumidores”. Este sistema no le sirve a la mayoría de las personas y además ha pasado a ser una especie de religión, que sustituye a los modelos espirituales que antes conformaban la organización de las sociedades, en la que no queda rastro del modelo racional ilustrado. La pregunta es: ¿tenemos alternativas? En su libro Gente peligrosa, Philipp Blom (Alemania) propone rescatar el modelo y enseñanzas de la menos conocida Ilustración radical.
Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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J. J. Armas Marcelo in conversation with Jesús Marchamalo

Segovia 2014, 

The journalist and writer J. J. Armas Marcelo presents his latest novel, Réquiem habanero por Fidel. He talks to writer and journalist Jesús Marchmalo.

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Wilfred Thesiger with Adrian House, Alex Maitland and Harry Marshall

The Hakluyt Society presents

Hay Festival 1996, 
To celebrate the Society's 150th anniversary, we are delighted to give the British premiere screening of Harry Marshall's film of Sir Wilfred Thesiger: Heart of a Nomad followed by a Question Time session with the director and the great travel writer himself, his official biographer, Alexander maitland, and his agent Adrian House.