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Meltem Arikan, Menna Elfyn, George Gumisiriza, Rebecca John, Eric Ngalle Charles, Ben Rawlence

Wales PEN Cymru: Speaking for Ourselves

Hay Festival 2018, 

The focus of the PEN chapter this year is to defend and support minority languages within ethnic communities in Wales. When we are given the confidence and liberty to speak for ourselves in our mother tongues as much as in our acquired speech, we demonstrate the diversity, persistence and vitality of language. Three Welsh and three refugee writers are here to speak for themselves and to invite you into the local and global PEN alliance of writers working to promote international freedom of expression and linguistic equality.

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Monty and Sarah Don

Fork to Fork

Hay Festival 2000, 
'We are all losing the plot as far as food goes. Everybody sort of knows that the best food comes from good, simple, organic ingrediants, but we do very little about it. Yet there are more gardeners now than ever before and more opportunities for people to grow some food, simple, organic ingrediants themselves. Also it has always seemed crazy that gardening celebrates the look and size of veg and fruit without a side-glance at their taste'. The husband and wife team introduce their appealing understanding and practice of gardening and cuisine.

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Richard Holmes

Sidetracks

Hay Festival 2000, 
Holmes, author of the great two-volume Coleridge, Shelly: The Pursuit, and the groundbreaking Footsteps, launches his new work Sidetracks by raising questions about the speculative borderlands of biography in characteristically playful fashion. 'We are living in a golden age of biography, and Richard Holmes is one of its luminaries.' (Doris Lessing)

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Fabien Erlinghauser

Character Design Workshop

Kells 2015, 

Come and learn to draw with the Animation Director of the Oscar-nominated animated feature film Song of the Sea.

9–14 years
Fabien Erlinghauser

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Diana Uribe en conversación con Juan Gossaín

Cartagena 2015, 
Filósofa e historiadora, Diana Uribe es además presentadora del programa radiofónico La historia
del mundo y autora de obras como Historia de las civilizaciones, Historia de las independencias y 100 momentos que marcaron el mundo contemporáneo. Charlará sobre su último libro recientemente publicado, África: nuestra tercera raíz, en el que trata la influencia africana en nuestro continente y en nuestra cultura; influencia que se refleja en la música, las tradiciones, la gastronomía, las artesanías, el lenguaje, etc.

Patrocinado por la Gobernación de Bolívar

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Philip Pullman talks to James Naughtie

Hay Festival 2002, 
The Amber Spyglass completed Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy and was teh first 'childrens book' to win the overall Whitbread Prize. The novelist discusses his work with the broadcaster.

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Alberto Salcedo Ramos en conversación con J. J. Armas Marcelo

Cartagena 2014, 
Un viejo género literario, la crónica, está despertando de nuevo en América Latina, donde nunca murió, y esta adquiriendo un techo de excelencia. Un cronista y un novelista, Salcedo Ramos y Armas Marcelo, se enfrentan en la dialéctica de la ficción y la realidad, los límites del periodismo en un tiempo de ilimitados cambios tecnológicos, estéticos y éticos. La escritura de la crónica y la escritura de la novela; el periodismo y el poder; el poder de la libertad en la escritura; el estilo del hombre y el estilo del escritor; la conciencia del novelista y la conciencia del cronista: sus lenguajes y sintaxis propios o mestizos. Co-organizado con la Cátedra Vargas Llosa

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Alex Wheatle

Straight Outta Crongton

Hay Festival 2017, 

The winner of The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize speaks about his journey from an abusive children’s home to his time in Brixton in the late 1970s and early ’80s, when he penned poems and lyrics under the name ‘The Brixton Bard’. Learn about the personal experiences that inform his work now, and hear him read from his new novel for young adults.

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12+ (explicit content)

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Three O'Clock At Ponty

BBC Radio Wales and the Sherman Theatre present

Hay Festival 1996, 
Thirty-minute theatre, broadcast live from the Festival. WIth Richard Harrington, Rhodri Huw and Maria Pride. 
Teenage dreams and love tokens give way to adult reality in Ponty's Ynys Angharad Park.

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El retorno de los muertos vivientes.

Alberto Chimal, Fabrizio Mejía Madrid y Jorge Fernández Gonzalo en conversación con Martín Solares

Xalapa 2012, 
¿Qué son los zombis?, ¿cuál es su significado dentro de la cultura contemporánea? Tres expertos y destacados escritores, analizan con Martín Solares el fenómeno del mito zombi, que lleva décadas fascinando tanto a lectores como a espectadores.

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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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Horatio Clare

Icebreaker: A Voyage far North

Winter Weekend 2017, 

A message from the Finnish embassy launches Horatio Clare on a voyage around an extraordinary country and an unearthly place, the frozen Bay of Bothnia, just short of the Arctic Circle. Finland is an enigmatic place, famous for its educational miracle, healthcare and gender equality – as well as Nokia, Angry Birds, saunas, questionable cuisine and deep taciturnity. Aboard the icebreaker Otso Clare gets to know the crew, and explores Finland’s history and character. His most recent books include Down to the Sea in Ships and Myths and Legends of the Brecon Beacons. Chaired by Peter Florence.

Horatio Clare

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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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Cristhian Frías, Andrés Neuman y Juan Gabriel Vásquez en conversación con Víctor Hugo Vásquez Rentería

Homenaje a Sergio Pitol.

Xalapa 2013, 
Sergio Pitol cumple ochenta años y desde el Hay Festival aprovechamos la ocasión para celebrarlo con escritores amigos del Premio Cervantes. Con Cristhian Frías (Cuba), Andrés Neuman (Argentina/España) y Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia) en conversación con Víctor Hugo Vásquez Rentería.

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Hablemos de poesía

Tedi López Mills, Roberto Echavarren, y José Luis Rivas en conversación con Aurelio Major

Xalapa 2012, 
Arte que fascina, intimida y hace disfrutar a partes iguales. Los poetas Tedi López Mills, Roberto Echavarren y José Luis Rivas nos hablan sobre este género literario y sobre su trabajo en concreto; estarán en conversación con el editor Aurelio Major.

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Jo Brandon, Aviva Dautch, Shazea Quraishi

Poetic Responses to Gustav Klimt

Hay Festival 2018, 

Renowned painter of the exquisite and other-worldly The Kiss, Gustav Klimt is the crowning jewel in Austria’s symbolist movement. Join Brandon, Dautch and Quraishi as they present their poetic answers to Klimt’s masterpieces, specially commissioned by Bradford Literature Festival. The poets will discuss how Klimt’s work inspired their own, as well as the social and artistic context in which the paintings were created. This one-of-a-kind event marries the contemporary with the historical to mark the centenary of Klimt’s death.

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June Sarpong talks to Dharshini David

Diversify

Hay Festival 2018, 

In troubling times, it’s tempting to retreat to our comfort zones, to be with people just like us. But what if actively seeking the unfamiliar was proven to be the key to a brighter future – both personally and for society at large? In this fierce, empowering call to arms, Sarpong uncovers how a new approach to how we work, learn and live can help us reach our maximum potential, lessen the pressure on the State and solve some of the most stubborn challenges we face.

June Sarpong talks to Dharshini David

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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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Luis Eduardo Aute en conversación con Sandra Lorenzano

Xalapa 2013, 
Este polifacético músico, compositor, escritor y poeta es autor de canciones emblemáticas que nos han acompañado a lo largo de los años. Luis Eduardo Aute publicó en 2012 un nuevo disco, El niño que miraba el mar, un corto animado dibujado por él mismo y un libro basado en el cortometraje, ambos titulados El niño y el basilisco. Conversará con Sandra Lorenzano sobre su fascinante trayectoria artística.

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Rory Carroll en conversación con Diego Rabasa

Comandante. La Venezuela de Hugo Chávez.

Xalapa 2013, 
A raíz de su reciente muerte, Hugo Chávez se ha convertido oficialmente en una incógnita que los historiadores y analistas seguramente tardarán varias décadas en poder descifrar. Esta crónica de primera mano sobre Chávez y su proyecto político, escrita por Rory Carroll (Irlanda), corresponsal de The Guardian en Caracas durante seis años, es un estupendo punto de partida para adentrarse en el laberinto personal del comandante. En conversación con Diego Rabasa.

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John Gimlette, Geoff Dyer, Tobias Jones

The Travel Session

Hay Festival 2003, 
Gimlette's At The Tomb of the Inflatable Pig explores the Jesuits, Nazis and Dictators of Paraguay - the worlds largest importer of Scotch Whisky, and site of the bloodiest war mankind has ever known. JOnes examines The Dark Heart of Italy in the country riven by civil wars and corruption, ruled by the Catholic Church, the Cosa Nostra and Berlusconi, home of the Renaissance and la dolce vita. In Yoga for People who Can't Be Bothered to Do It Dyer travels from Detriot to Phnom Penh, from Lybia to Rome, and finds himself floundering in a sea of grievances in a wonky quest for peak experiences and transcendental calm.

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Jorge Lanata y Miguel Enrique Otero con Andrea Bernal

Periodismo en tiempos de cólera

Cartagena 2016, 
Los periodistas Jorge Lanata, presentador del programa de investigación Periodismo para todos, trasmitido por la televisión argentina, y Miguel Enrique Otero, director del diario El Nacional de Venezuela, dos de las voces más críticas en sus respectivos países, hablarán de la situación política en América Latina, de la libertad de expresión en el continente y del nuevo escenario político que se ha abierto en Argentina y Venezuela después de las últimas elecciones. Modera la charla Andrea Bernal, de NTN 24.

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Tom Wright

The Resurrection

Hay Festival 2003, 
Newly appointed as the Bishop of Durham, Wright is the Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey. One of the foremost thinkers in the Anglican Communion, he has just published a major work The Resurrection of the Son of God.

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Geoffrey Robertson

The Prospect Lecture: Crimes Against Humanity

Hay Festival 2000, 
The crusading QC analyses what International Human Rights are now, and what they should be. Informed by Pinochet, Kosovo, Suharto and Mahartir, Robertson addresses both the philosophy and the law.

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Chico Buarque, Rubem Fonseca, Patricia Melo, Joao Gilberto Noll

Brazil

Hay Festival 1997, 
Buarque, Brazil's most popular composer, lyricist and performer, comes to Hay to talk to Jon Fairley, Director of the Edinburgh Book Festival, about his new novel Benjamin. With him are 3 other Brazilian authors who talk about and read from their new novels making an exceptional tour/event which reveals one of the world's most mesterious, complex and astounding modern nations....
Brazil's most distinguished and popular novelist and screenwriter, Rubem Fonseca talks about The Lost Manuscript, Patricia Melo, "the Irvine Walsh of Rio", talks about her novel The Killer and Joao Gilberto Noll reads from Hotel Atlantico.