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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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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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Steve Brusatte

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Hay Festival 2018, 

Sixty-six million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. One of the leading scientists of a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge-technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs ruled the earth for 150 million years. At a time when Homo sapiens has existed for less than 200,000 years and we are already talking about planetary extinction, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a timely reminder of what humans can learn from the magnificent creatures that ruled the earth before us. Chaired by Gabrielle Walker.

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Ed Hawkins and Nicola Davies talk to Andy Fryers

Trans.MISSION 3: Extreme Weather Events

Hay Festival 2018, 

What happens when you bring together two people at the top of their game but from different spheres? Ed Hawkins is a climate scientist and works for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the University of Reading. Ed focuses on improving predictions of climate change and its impacts. Nicola Davies is the author of more than 50 books for children: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They have collaborated to create an original piece of work that will explore the issues around extreme weather events.
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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Hugh Purcell

Up Top

Hay Festival 2018, 

Up Top was the name given locally to the Mid Wales Mental Hospital above Talgarth; a double meaning like 'round the bend', which often located asylums elsewhere – out of sight and out of mind. Purcell’s hitherto untold history, based on archives and oral testimony from staff and patients, shows how mentally ill people were treated through the 20th century. At first the ‘lunatic asylums’ relied on a strict regime of fresh air and bromide. Then they became ‘mental hospitals’, trying desperate measures like leucotomy, deep sleep narcosis and electro convulsive therapy. Then the word ‘mental’ was dropped and ‘psychiatric hospitals’ moved into the era of heavy drugs and psychotherapy. Finally, community care took over.  The history of the Mid Wales’ was typical of many institutions that lie as ruined monuments to our attempts to help the mentally ill.

Hugh Purcell

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Crónicas migrantes I

João Paulo Cuenca y Guillermo Osorno en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Xalapa 2012, 
Dos de los autores que participan en la antología Sam no es mi tío: veinticuatro crónicas migrantes y un sueño, conversan con Diego Fonseca, editor del libro. Con João Paolo Cuenca (Brasil), y Diego Enrique Osorno (México).

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Shishu Tosh Chhora

Dhaka 2013, 
Recitations for children by: Rafiqul Haque, Shukumar Barua, Akhtar Hossain, Khaleque Bin Jainuddin, Amirul Islam, Faruq Nawaz, Rokeya Khatun Rubee, Mahbuba Chowdhury, M R Mojnu and Irin Niazi Manna. Moderated by Aslam Sani.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tomás González en conversación con Juan Gossaín/Ruchir Sharma

¿Dónde se sitúa Colombia en el nuevo mundo?

Cartagena 2014, 
Tomás González en conversación con Juan Gossaín

Tomás González nació en Medellín y comenzó a escribir a principios de la década de los setenta. Ha publicado varias novelas, entre las que destacan Primero estaba el mar, La historia de Horacio, Para antes del olvido (V Premio Nacional de Novela Plaza & Janés, 1987) y La luz difícil; su último trabajo es Temporal. En conversación con Juan Gossaín.


Ruchir Sharma


Durante el boom mundial de la última década, los vendedores de Wall Street se aferraron a un acrónimo para los mercados emergentes más candentes y más grandes. Brasil, Rusia, India y China se convirtieron en BRIC. Ahora que el boom se ha acabado, muchas de las naciones emergentes están sufriendo, incluyendo las que conformaban BRIC. En América del Sur, nuevas estrellas están emergiendo, como Venezuela, Perú, Colombia o Argentina y Brasil se están desacelerando bajo líderes que ejercen el poder del Estado con mano dura. Ruchir Sharma, autor de Breakout Nations: In pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, hablará sobre estos cambios.

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Andrew Solomon en conversación con Rosie Boycott

Lejos del árbol: Historias de padres e hijos que han aprendido a quererse

Cartagena 2015, 
Escritor y académico especializado en psicología, política y cultura, Andrew Solomon ganó el National Book Award en 2001 y fue finalista del Pulitzer en 2002 por su libro El demonio de la depresión. En su última publicación, Lejos del árbol: Historias de padres e hijos que han aprendido a quererse, muestra un estudio que ha realizado con alrededor de trescientas familias que han aprendido a convivir a pesar de vivir situaciones difíciles. 

Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Estados Unidos de América
Andrew Solomon en conversación con Rosie Boycott

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Jon Roberts

Through the Eyes of Me

Hay Festival 2018, 

Welcome to the world of Kya, who loves to run, read and eat ice cream. This is a joyful picture-book describing the everyday life of a child with autism, and helps people of all ages recognise certain behaviour, appreciate thoughts and feelings, and learn how to communicate with people with autism. The author joins Inclusive Minds’ Alexandra Strick to discuss and read from Jon’s book in this accessible, relaxed and interactive event. The book is based on the author’s own daughter, and children in the audience will have the chance to share the ideas, views and experiences that they would like to see in a story.

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Javier Cercas y Margo Glantz en conversación con Guido Tamayo

Escribir: pasión y oficio

Cartagena 2015, 
El escritor y columnista español Javier Cercas y la escritora, ensayista y crítica literaria mexicana Margo Glantz, son dos de los autores más destacados de la escena literaria de sus respectivos países. Cercas ha escrito obras como Soldados de Salamina, La velocidad de la luz y El impostor; entre las obras de Glantz destacan Las genealogías, Síndrome de naufragios, Saña y Yo también me acuerdo.

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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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Rosa Montero en conversación con Daniel Samper Ospina

Cartagena 2014, 
Periodista y escritora española, su vocación por la escritura comenzó desde muy pequeña a raíz de una enfermedad: víctima de la tuberculosis, apenas podía hacer otra cosa que leer y escribir sus propias historias. Tras trabajar en otros medios, en 1976 empezó a trabajar de manera exclusiva para el periódico El País y en 1980 recibió el Premio Nacional de Periodismo. Su primera novela fue Crónica del desamor (1979), pero su primer gran éxito llegó con Te trataré como a una reina (1983), que la aupó a los primeros lugares de las listas de ventas. Su último libro es La ridícula idea de no volver a verte, sobre el que conversará con Daniel Samper Ospina. Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española

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Richard Russo talks to Rosie Goldsmith

Fictions: Everybody’s Fool

Hay Festival 2017, 

A conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer about his comedic masterpiece, a great American novel for our times. Russo returns to North Bath, the Rust Belt town first brought to unforgettable life in Nobody’s Fool.

Richard Russo talks to Rosie Goldsmith

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Alexandre Vidal Porto in conversation with Lorenzo de’ Medici

Coexistence

Segovia 2018, 
The diplomat Alexandre Vidal Porto is a Harvard-trained lawyer, human rights activist, author and columnist for leading Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Vidal Porto discusses the shifts in the human rights landscape in an era of increased transgender acceptability through examples in literature. He will share the stage with Lorenzo de’ Medici, current Renaissance, author of a large number of books and radio journalist.

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Tony Robinson, Lisa Dwan, Peter Florence and Helena Kennedy

Josephine Hart’s Poetry Hour: Poetry of the Great War

Hay Festival 2018, 
Today's programme of 30 First World War poems gives voice to the humanity, loss and suffering of the poets of the Great War. The selection includes Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est, W. B. Yeats’ An Irish Airman Foresees His Death and Rudyard Kipling’s Epitaphs of The War. For over 25 years Josephine Hart’s hugely popular Poetry Hours, founded originally as Gallery Poets in the West End, were presented at such celebrated venues as The National Theatre, The Donmar Warehouse, The New York Public Library and Harvard University, they now continue quarterly at the British Library and, annually, here at Hay, at London University and at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Josephine wrote wonderfully incisive introductions to the life and work of each poet as, like Eliot, she believed that ‘we understand the work better when we understand something of the poet’s life'.

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Jack Hartnell

Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

Hay Festival 2018, 

Dripping with blood and gold, fetishised and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. The art historian uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. 

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Matt Hancock talks to Amol Rajan

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: The Issues

Hay Festival 2018, 
An opportunity to discuss the immediate and longer-term challenges that range across his brief with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He talks to the BBC's Media Editor Amol Rajan.
Matt Hancock talks to Amol Rajan

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Marçal Aquino en conversación con Ingrid Bejerman

Cartagena 2014, 
Marçal Aquino es un escritor y guionista brasileño. En 2001 recibe el Premio Jabuti con su novela O Amor e Outros Objetos Pontiagudos. Un año más tarde publica O Invasor, historia llevada al cine por el director Beto Brant. En 2005 publica la novela Eu Receberia as Piores Notícias dos seus Lindos Lábios, que también fue llevada al cine por el mismo director en 2012. Estará en conversación con la escritora y periodista Ingrid Bejerman. Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Brasil