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Dharshini David talks to Guto Harri

The Almighty Dollar

Hay Festival 2018, 

From a shopping trip in suburban Texas, via China’s central bank, Nigerian railroads, the oilfields of Iraq and beyond, the economist and broadcaster follows the incredible journey of a single dollar to reveal the truths behind what we see on the news every day, and to see how the global economy really works. Why would a nation build a bridge on the other side of the planet? Why is China the world’s biggest manufacturer – and the USA its biggest customer? Is free trade really a good thing?

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Stephen Fry, Brian Gilbert, Julian Mitchell

Wilde at Heart

Hay Festival 1998, 
The star, director, and writer of the movie Wilde discuss the importance of being Oscar.

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David Crystal talks to Peter Florence

An Alphabet (and maybe some punctuation marks too)

Hay Festival 2018, 

An hour of glorious grammar as the fabulously entertaining language and linguistics guru plays with two-minute lectures. A is for Alphabet – why this order? O may well be Oxford Comma, but it might be Original Pronunciation... (ellipsis). What would you like to hear him explain?

David Crystal talks to Peter Florence

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Bridget Kendall

The Cold War

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Cold War is one of the furthest-reaching and longest-lasting conflicts in modern history. It spanned the globe - from Greece to China, Hungary to Cuba - and lasted for almost half a century. It has shaped political relations to this day, drawing new physical and ideological boundaries between East and West, that have suddenly and dramatically resurfaced with Russian resurgence and interventions. Kendall was foreign correspondent for the BBC in Moscow during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Formerly the BBC's diplomatic correspondent, she is now Master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

Bridget Kendall

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Jojo Moyes talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: Still Me

Hay Festival 2018, 

Lou Clark is back in the sequel to Me Before You and After You, the latest instalment in a rollercoaster romantic life. Moyes has become a global best-seller with a magical ability to conjure life’s tragedies and triumphs.

Jojo Moyes talks to Georgina Godwin

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Piedad Bonnet y en conversación con Carlos Granés

Cartagena 2014, 
Opinar en Colombia hoy: Piedad Bonnett, Juan Gabriel Vasquez y Hector Abad Faciolince en conversacion con Carlos Granes Co-organizado con la Cátedra Vargas Llosa

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Andrew St. George

Speed, Greed, Sex and Lawyers

Hay Festival 1995, 
The brilliant young historian talks about his history of Disraeli's lawyers, Norton Rose, the creators of the Great Northern Railway and the Brompton Hospital, and the saviours of Barings Bank. He looks at City life and style, and talks about writing the new commercial and industrial social history.

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Anthony Sattin

The Pharaoh's Shadow

Hay Festival 2000, 
Egypt is famous for it's ancient monuments, but few people have paid attention to its surving acient culture. Anthony Sattin describes his search for this hidden side of Egypt, for snake charmers and fertility rites, the sound of the Pharaohs and self combusting trees.

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10 x 10 LITERATURA

Javier Cercas con Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Cartagena 2015, 

El escritor colombiano Juan Gabriel Vásquez es uno de los novelistas latinoamericanos con mayor proyección internacional. Autor de novelas y relatos, fue galardonado con el premio Alfaguara de Novela 2011 por El ruido de las cosas al caer. Javier Cercas es uno de los escritores más destacados en España a día de hoy, autor de aclamados libros como Soldados de Salamina, La velocidad de la luz y El impostor, su última novela.

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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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Ignacio Ramonet en conversación con Jon Lee Anderson

Chávez al comienzo

Cartagena 2014, 
El cofundador de la organización no gubernamental Media Watch Global (Observatorio Internacional de los Medios de Comunicación), y director durante dieciocho años de Le Monde diplomatique, conversa con el periodista y escritor Jon Lee Anderson sobre su reciente Mi primera vida, trabajo en el que analiza los años de formación de Hugo Chávez. El libro es el resultado de tres años de conversaciones con el que fuera presidente de Venezuela.

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Will Hutton

The World We're In

Hay Festival 2002, 
Hutton follows up his The State We're In with an analysis of the political and economic effects (for the rest of the world) of American isolationism, and divines a counterbalance in a strengthened European Union.

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Norman Lewis in conversation

The World, The World

Hay Festival 1996, 
"Norman Lewis is the best travel writer of our age, if not since Marco Polo" - Auberon Waugh.
We celebrate the publication of Lewis' second volume of autobiography with this conversation.
His books include the travel classics A Dragon Apparent and  Golden Earth and Naples 44. His resolve, his style and his integrity are flovoured with a wonderful humour that also puts him "among the great comic writers of our time" - Ian Thomson

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Sam Llewellyn

Winter Weekend 2010, 
Ripping yarns and tall tales of Arthurian legend, Atlantis and the wild oceans from the author of the knock-down bestselling thriller Black Fish. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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Amitav Ghosh, Marcel Moring

Novels of the Century

Hay Festival 2000, 
Ghosh introduces his vast novel The Glass Palace, set between 1870 and the end of the Second World War concerning the tensions and accommodations between the British, Indian and the exiled Burmese in the Far East. The Dutch novelist, Moring presents his In Babylon, a novel similarly ambitious. Stranded ia a winter blizzard with his young neice, NIna, Nathan tells her the story of their forefathers, a family of clockmakers who came to the Netherlands from Eastern Europe and then emigrated to America before the Second World War.

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Timothy Garton Ash

The Wales for Europe Lecture at Hay: BREXIT! Can Britain Still Stay in Europe?

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Oxford Professor of European Studies examines the best interests of the United Kingdom, the European Union, global trade and western democracy in this lecture, part of a series curated by Geraint Talfan Davies, who chairs. Garton Ash’s many books about world affairs include Freedom of Speech, The File, The Magic Lantern and Free World.

Timothy Garton Ash

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Simon Blackburn

Think

Hay Festival 2000, 
The editor of the Oxford Dictonary of Philosophy introduces his new book about why philosophy is important and how it can address the big questions, tackling ideas from scepticism, the self, mind and body, and freedom to ethics and the arguments surrounding the existence of God.

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Evie Wyld y David Szalay en conversación con Razia Iqbal

Lo mejor de Granta

Cartagena 2014, 
En 2011 David Szalay publicó su último trabajo, Spring, London and the South-East (Random House). Su primera novela, London and the South-East (2008), fue galardonada con premios como el Betty Trask y el Geoffrey Faber. Evie Wyld, escritora británica incluida en la lista de los mejores escritores jóvenes compilada por la revista Granta habla sobre su trabajo. Evie Wyld recibió los premios John Llewellyn Rhys y Betty Trask con su primera novela, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice. En conversación con Razia Iqbal. Evento presentado por Chris Rawlings, director del British Council en Colombia. Con el apoyo del British Council

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Jeremías Gamboa, Margarita García Robayo y Lina Meruane en conversación con Guido Tamayo

Maneras de escribir

Cartagena 2015, 
¿Cómo nace una novela? ¿Cómo se inspira un escritor? Tres autores nos hablarán de sus obras y su proceso creativo: Margarita García Robayo, escritora y columnista colombiana; Lina Meruane, editora chilena y autora de novelas, ensayos y crónicas; y el escritor y periodista peruano Jeremías Gamboa, columnista del diario El Comercio.

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Primer Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana

Literatura colombiana hoy

Cartagena 2015, 
El Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana nace con el fin de reconocer y estimular la producción de obras literarias en el país y promover lecturas de un gran valor artístico. Esta primera edición ha contado con un prestigioso jurado presidido por Enrique Krauze y compuesto por Mario Jursich, Darío Jaramillo Agudelo, Piedad Bonnett, Nicanor Restrepo Santamaría y Alexis de Greiff. En este evento, una parte de los miembros del jurado y el ganador conversarán sobre la riqueza literaria de Colombia.

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Andrew O'Hagan, Monica Ali, Peter Ho Davies

Best of Young British Novelists

Hay Festival 2003, 
John Mitchinson presents the first of two sessions featuring young writers selected for the Granta 2003 list. O'Hagan, Booker-shortlisted for Our Fathers has just published his second novel. Personality, fictionalising the life of Lena Zavaroni. Dhaka-born Ali presents her debut novel Brick Lane. The Welsh-Chinese-American writer Peter Ho Davies is the author of the story collection Equal Love, and introduces his forthcoming novel The Bad Shepherd.

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Rory MacLean

Chancing it

Hay Festival 2000, 
MacLean never planned to visit Florida. Then the Daily Mail was deliverd to his house by mistake. Twenty-four hours later he found himself in the land of Mickey Mouse, gull-wing Thunderbirds and drive-by shootings. In Next Exit Magic Kingdom Rory swims with mermaids and discovers the site of the Garden of Eden. Join him as he unravels his accidental journeys from Stalin's Nose to the Sunshine State, and reveals how to avoid gratuitous sex in Miami Beach.

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Michael Mansfield

Justice and Liberty

Hay Festival 2000, 
The barrister has represented teh Birmingham Six, Tottenham Three, Cardiff Three, Judith Ward, the Lawrence familyand, as this goes to press, is in Derry with the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. He talks about the rights and practices of justice, liberty, truth and reconciliation, developing themes and issues that may arise between now and 3 June.

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David Crystal

From Babble to Scrabble to Drabble

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Editor of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language explores the word games that fascinate us as children, entertain us as adults, and dominate the media. Crystal has a fabulous ability to convey his wonder at the richness of language and the games we play with it.

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Jorge Perugorría en conversación con Sandro Romero Rey

Cartagena 2016, 
Jorge Perugorría (Cuba) es recordado por muchos de nosotros por sus inolvidables papeles en películas como Fresa y chocolate (dirigida por Tomás Gutiérrez Alea y Juan Carlos Tabío), Derecho de asilo, de Octavio Cortázar, o Che, de Steven Soderbergh. Actor, pintor, escultor y director de documentales, Jorge conversará sobre su extraordinaria carrera, desde los inicios en el teatro hasta sus películas más conocidas internacionalmente, con Sandro Romero Rey, autor de la reciente Memorias de una cinefilia.