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Dylan Jones talks to Tiffany Murray

David Bowie – A Life

Winter Weekend 2017, 

Drawn from more than 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, the editor of GQ’s fabulous oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. With stories and music and film clips.

Dylan Jones talks to Tiffany Murray

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Aardman’s Dan Binns and Ally Lewis talk to Andy Fryers

Trans.MISSION 2: Clean Air

Hay Festival 2018, 

What happens when you bring together two people at the top of their game but from different spheres? Ally Lewis is an atmospheric chemist and works for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the University of York. His main research focus is air pollution and how to detect chemicals in the atmosphere. Dan Binns is a Commercials director at Aardman, the multi-award-winning studio, creators of Wallace & Gromit. They have collaborated to create an original piece of work that will explore the issues around air pollution. Chaired by Andy Fryers

The Trans.MISSION project was created to bring science and culture together with the aim of communicating cutting-edge science to new audiences through new methods. 
More information about the Trans.MISSION project can be found here.

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Andrea Collins and Dimitris Potoglou talk to Andy Fryers

How Did We Get Here

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Cardiff University has been undertaking research into the methods by which visitors travel to Hay Festival. Here they discuss the results and ask - can similar transport strategies be used for different festivals and events? What are the key challenges in terms of influencing visitor travel behaviour, and delivering more sustainable events in Wales? In conversation with the Festival’s Sustainability Director.

Andrea Collins and Dimitris Potoglou talk to Andy Fryers

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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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Barry Cunliffe

On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD1500

Hay Festival 2018, 

While the land is familiar, even reassuring, the sea is unknown and threatening. Why, then, did humans become seafarers? Part of the answer is that we are conditioned by our genetics to be acquisitive animals: we like to acquire rare materials and we are eager for esoteric knowledge, and society rewards us well for both. And our innate inquisitiveness drives us to explore. The pre-eminent archaeologist looks at the development of seafaring on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, two contrasting seas, the Mediterranean without a significant tide, enclosed and soon to become familiar, the Atlantic with its frightening tidal ranges, an ocean without end. Chaired by Gabrielle Walker.

Barry Cunliffe

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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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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.

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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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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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John D. Hosler

The Siege of Acre: Saladin, Richard The Lionheart, and the Battle that decided the Third Crusade

Hay Festival 2018, 

The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189-1191) was the most significant military engagement of the Third Crusade, attracting armies from across Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Maghreb. Drawing on a balanced selection of Christian and Muslim sources, the historian introduces his account of this hard-won victory for the Crusaders, when England’s Richard the Lionheart and King Philip Augustus of France joined forces to defeat the Egyptian Sultan Saladin. Chaired by Peter Florence.

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Åsne Seierstad talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Two Sisters

Hay Festival 2018, 

One morning in October 2013, 19-year-old Ayan Juma and her 16-year-old sister Leila left their family home in Oslo. Later that day they sent an email to their parents. "Peace, God's mercy and blessings upon you, Mum and Dad ... Please do not be cross with us..."  Leila and Ayan had decided to travel to Syria, "and help out down there as best we can". While their father, Sadiq risks his own life to bring his daughters back, at home his wife Sara begins to question their life in Norway. How could her children have been radicalised without her knowledge? How can she protect her two younger sons from the same fate? Seierstad - with the complete support of the Juma family - followed the story from the beginning, through its many dramatic twists and turns. It's a tale that crosses from Sadiq and Sara’s original home in Somalia, to their council estate in Oslo, to Turkey and to Syria - where two teenage sisters must face the shocking consequences of their decision.
The investigative journalist’s previous books include The Bookseller of Kabul and One of Us.  See also [310].

Åsne Seierstad talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

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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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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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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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Fernando Savater, Rolf Strom-Olsen, Csaba Mányai

Budapest 2013, 

One of Spain’s most popular philosophers, the winner of the 2008 Planeta Prize and humanities and history professor Rolf Strom-Olsen talk to Csaba Mányai, curator of TEDxDanubia.

In collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Embassy in Hungary, Muszaki Konyv Kyado, Fundación Lara and IE Universit

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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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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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Gala de poesía

Xalapa 2012, 
Noche de lecturas poéticas con varios invitados del festival: Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), Tishani Doshi (India), Roberto Echavarren (Uruguay), Eurig Salisbury (Gales), Luigi Amara, Tedi López-Mills, José Luis Rivas, Marcelo Uribe y Aurelio Major (México); presentado por Lola Arias.

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Retratos de Gabo.

Darío Arizmendi, Xavi Ayén y Silvana Paternostro en conversación con Jaime Abello

Cartagena 2015, 
Tres periodistas hablarán de libros suyos en los que tratan diferentes aspectos de la vida y obra de Gabriel García Márquez. Darío Arizmendi lo hace a través de fotografías inéditas y anécdotas personales en su libro Gabo no contado, tras la amistad que mantuvieron durante 25 años. En Soledad & Compañía, Silvana Paternostro le retrata gracias a los relatos de quienes estuvieron muy cerca de él. Por su parte, Xavi Ayén, es autor de Aquellos años del boom, libro dedicado al boom de la literatura latinoamericana para el cual entrevistó a Gabo tras veinte años sin que concediese entrevistas.

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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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Terry Eagleton

Radical

Hay Festival 2018, 

The literary critic, famed for his wit and acute interpretations, explores the themes of his two spring publications. Radical Sacrifice revaluates the idea of sacrifice as purposed in theology and philosophy, reclaiming the act as radical politics. The re-publication of Why Marx Was Right examines the philosopher’s core ideas in the context of capitalism’s crises and communism’s collapse. Chaired by Dai Smith.

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Barry Cunliffe

The Ancient Celts

Hay Festival 2018, 

Cunliffe’s classic study of the ancient Celtic world was first published in 1997. Since then huge advances have taken place in our knowledge: new finds, new ways of using DNA records to understand Celtic origins, new ideas about the proto-urban nature of early chieftains' strongholds. Cunliffe explores the archaeological reality of these bold warriors and skilled craftsmen of barbarian Europe, who inspired fear in both the Greeks and the Romans. He investigates the texts of the Classical writers and contrasts their view of the Celts with current archaeological findings.

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Nina Bawden talks to Mary Loudon

Hay Festival 1995, 
The novelist talks about her autobiography In My Own Time and the "myths, fancies, and half-truths" that make up family histories. She talks about her experiences of evacuation during the War, her time at Oxford with Richard Burton and Margaret Thatcher, and her career as one of Britain's leading fictionwriters. The journalist Mary Loudon wrote Revelations - The Clergy Questionned.

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Para qué sirven los poetas

Alberto Manguel

Xalapa 2012, 
Si toda sociedad (si casi toda sociedad) intenta expulsar a los verdaderos poetas, por la razón o por la fuerza, es porque toda sociedad se define a sí misma a través de prescripciones y fronteras. La tarea de los poetas es transgredir esas fronteras e ignorer esas prescripciones, incitar a revisar las versions oficiales, cuestionar los dogmas, exigir que las autoridades muestren sus credenciales. El celebrado autor, editor y traductor Alberto Manguel, Caballero de la Orden de las Letras de Francia, reflexiona sobre el papel de los poetas en la sociedad actual.

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Dame Margaret Anstee

Hay Festival 2003, 
The former Under Secretary General is the highest ranked woman in the history of the UN. Her memoir Never Learn To Type discusses her carrer from the days in the Foreign Office with Donald MacLean, Harold Wilson's government think-tank, and her UN work trying to bring peace to Angola, to tackle drugs in Russia and turn around economic disasters in Boliva. She talks to BBC World anchor, Nik Gowing.