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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.

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Peter Florence and Guests: Hay 25 – the way we live now

Winter Weekend 2012, 
A rollicking and festive mulling on big questions from our 25th anniversary project: What can the country and the city learn from each other? If you became leader of your country what would you fix first? Are religion and democracy incompatible?

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Sarah Corbett, Mya-Rose Craig, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, Jonathon Porritt, Martin Wright

Do you Have to Be White and Well-Off to Be Green?

Hay Festival 2018, 

By and large, environmentalism, at least in Britain, is still seen as the concern of the relatively well off, and the decidedly white, despite the fact that poorer communities often suffer disproportionately from the impact of pollution. In the developing world it can be a different story: where some of environmentalism’s greatest triumphs – such as the replacement of polluting kerosene with clean solar power – have brought huge benefits to such communities. If the fight against climate change and other existential environmental crises is to get the political prominence it needs, then it has to win support from way beyond the ‘usual suspects’. Craftivist Corbett, campaigner Porritt, farmer Emmanuel-Jones and young wildlife hero Mya-Rose Craig reach out with Martin Wright.

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Will Mabbitt

Embassy of the Dead

Hay Festival 2018, 

The writer introduces the first title in his spookily thrilling new series. Everything about Embassy of the Dead is terrifying as Jake discovers when he opens a strange box and finds a severed finger inside. How will he escape being dragged into the Eternal Void? Join the discussion on creating a world where the living meet the dead.

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Las Preguntas Hay 25 (I)

Con Jeanette Winterson, Frédéric Martel, Janne Teller y Peter Godwin

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: ¿qué líderes, escritores, científi cos y artistas vivos están abriendo las puertas del futuro para la humanidad?; ¿entre el campo y ciudad, qué pueden aprender el uno del otro?; ¿qué texto ha cambiado más tu corazón y tu mente: una frase, la letra de una canción, una carta, un libro, un poema, una inscripción…? Moderado por Peter Florence, Director de Hay Festival.

Traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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Biyi Bandele, Diran Adebayo, Courttia Newland

Hay Festival 2000, 
Three of the most brilliant young British fiction writers read and talk about their work, language and storytelling. Newland's Society Within is set again on the Greenside Estate of his first novel The Scholar. Adebayo's My Once Upon a Time follows his Saga Prize-winning Some Kind of Black with a spin on the urban gumshoe plot as his PI searches through London's mean streets to find a bride for a country millionaire. Bandele's The Street is a surreal and picarresque trawl thrugh the weird and wonderful streets of Brixton.

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Lucy Hawking

George and the Blue Moon

Hay Festival 2016, 

Explore Space with the daughter of the famous physicist with whom she co-wrote the book, as she shares George’s fifth fabulous adventure. This time he and his friend Annie have been selected to train as junior astronauts, but bad things are happening in space, with mysterious missions taking off unsupervised. How can they be sure they’ll be safe?

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Rob Biddulph

Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the author and illustrator for a dinosaur event with a difference. Hear Rob talk about how he became a children’s author and illustrator, listen to him read from his latest book and take part in creating some dinosaurs of your own.

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Roddy Doyle talks to Stephanie Merritt

Fictions: Smile

Hay Festival 2018, 

The new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clark Ha! Ha! Ha! has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of adolescence, but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly.

Roddy Doyle talks to Stephanie Merritt

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Graham Harvey

The Killing of the Countryside

Hay Festival 1997, 
In a devastating indictment of rural avarice and political ineptitude, the journalist and Agricultural Story Editor of The Archers argues the agricultural policy has poisoned the countryside and is destroying the landscape. Harvey proposes a way forward to salvage our once-priceless rural heritage.

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Virginie Despentes en conversación con Guadalupe Nettel

Cartagena 2014, 
Virginie Despentes es una escritora y directora de cine francesa autora de la controvertida novela Fóllame (Mondadori, 1998), que llevó también al cine y fue censurada en varios países por su alto contenido pornográfico y violento. Ganadora del premio Renaudot 2010 con la novela Apocalipsis bebé, ha publicado también en español Perras sabias (Anagrama, 1998) y recientemente Bye Bye Blondie (Pol·len, 2013), novela llevada al cine y protagonizada por Emmanuelle Beart.

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Juan Gossaín y Alberto Salcedo Ramos

Sobre Raúl Gómez Jattin

Cartagena 2015, 
El cronista y profesor Alberto Salcedo Ramos, galardonado en 2013 con el Premio Ortega y Gasset de Periodismo, y el periodista y escritor Juan Gossaín, autor de obras como La mala hierba y Crónica del día, charlarán sobre la obra del poeta Raúl Gómez Jattin (1945-1997). Originario de Cartagena de Indias, Jattin escribió libros como Amanecer en el Valle del Sinú, Del amor, Hijos del tiempo y Esplendor de la mariposa. Evento patrocinado por Cerromatoso

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Sverre Lodgaard

The 2017 Rotblat Lecture: North Korea – in search of a peaceful solution

Hay Festival 2017, 

Lodgaard is one of the world’s most highly regarded authorities on weapons control. He was the Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research from 1992-1996. He examines the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty with specific regard to North Korea and the USA. Chaired by Nik Gowing.

Sverre Lodgaard

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Charlie Hebdo

Jon Lee Anderson, Martin Baron, Antonio Caño, Ed Vulliamy, Alejandro Santos and Rosie Boycott

Cartagena 2015, 
Jon Lee Anderson, Martin Baron, Antonio Caño, Ed Vulliamy, Alejandro Santos and Rosie Boycott

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Juan Esteban Constaín

Cartagena 2016, 
Juan Esteban Constaín lleva más de un año grabando una serie de conversaciones con Roberto Pombo sobre la historia reciente de Colombia. En ellas se abarcan todos los temas: desde el proceso 8000 hasta Gabo, desde la paz hasta el arcotráfico. En realidad, es una aproximación a la historia de la Colombia contemporánea bajo la mirada de uno de sus periodistas más emblemáticos, que lo ha hecho todo en el oficio: desde reportero judicial en El Heraldo hasta director de El Tiempo. Esta conversación se presenta como un abrebocas y anticipo de un libro que saldrá publicado próximamente.

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Guadalupe Nettel

De Latinoamérica y Europa

Cartagena 2014, 
Guadalupe Nettel, escritora mexicana recientemente galardonada con el Premio de Narrativa Breve Ribera del Duero 2013 por El matrimonio de los peces rojos, nos visita para repasar su trayectoria como novelista, pero también para hablar sobre uno de sus proyectos más ambiciosos: la revista Número 0, la cual pretende establecer puentes y enlaces entre escritores latinoamericanos y europeos.

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Magnus Mills, Tim Lott, Antonia Logue

Hay Festival 1999, 
Shortlisted for bothnBooker and Whitbread awards The Restraint of Beasts has become a cult classic. Blackest comedy set in rural Herefordshire, it is terrifyingly funny and beautifully written. Tim Lott author of the acclaimed and bestselling The Scent of Dried Roses, launches his new novel White City Blue, an articulate study of a man made of little more than the suit he wears and the car he drives. Logue presents her first novel Shadow-Box a dazzling mix of characters including the boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world, and Mina Loy the poet.

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Alison Laurie talks to Peter Kemp

Hay Festival 1998, 
The great American novelist, author of The Truth About Lorin Jones and Foreign Affairs talks with the Sunday Times Fiction Editior about her first novel for nearly ten years Last Resort. "Laurie is the transatlantic heir of Jane Austen's social comedy. She is the fabled Great American Novelist"

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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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Katherine Brown

Muslim Women and Radicalization

Hay Festival 2018, 

An exploration of Muslim women’s involvement in violent religious politics, specifically Islam. Brown examines the ways in which gendered jihadi narratives motivate and enfranchise, and how they combine with everyday experiences of living and politics. She also examines how counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation programmes impact on religious women’s rights and Muslim communities in the UK. Brown is Lecturer in Islamic Studies.
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Katherine Brown

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Andrew Hodges, Simon Singh

Bletchley Park, Enigma and the Anonymous Heroes of Cryptography

Hay Festival 2000, 
Alan Turing's biographer and the author of The Code Book tell the stories behind some of the most secret code-breaking achievements in history, including Alan Turing's cracking of the German Enigma cipher and Charles Babbage's decipherment of the supposedly unbreakable Vigenere cipher.

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Orlando Figes

Natasha'a Dance

Hay Festival 2003, 
In this talk, illustrated with slides, the renowned historian of Russia, author of A People's Tragedy introduces Natasha's DanceA Cultural History of Russia. He explores the controversial impulses and shared sensibilities that have given rise to one of the world's  most dazzling civilisations.

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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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George Clarke

Winter Weekend 2010, 
The architect and Home Show and Restoration Man presenter explores ideas for re-imagining space and living in his stunning The Home Bible.

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Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola: A Dog with Nice Ears

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join Waterstones' Children’s Laureate as she introduces a storytelling event and talks about the inspiration for her latest picture-book. Learn about dogs of all shapes, sizes and colours in this interactive event, full of games and storytelling, led by Devon Black. Lauren will read from the book and answer questions.

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