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Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

Looking for Madeleine

Kells 2015, 

Internationally renowned investigative journalists Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan (The Eleventh Day: The Ultimate Account of 9/11) return to Hay Festival Kells to talk about their 2014 bestseller Looking for Madeleine, about the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann. They discuss the overwhelming and often troubling response to the book on social media. Chaired by Myles Dungan.

Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

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Emma Suárez en conversación con Luis Alegre

Cartagena 2016, 
La actriz española Emma Suárez ha representado papeles tan emblemáticos como el de la Condesa de Belflor en El perro del hortelano, de Pilar Miró, que le valió un Goya a la mejor actriz en 1997, o la misteriosa Lisa de La ardilla roja, dirigida por Julio Medem en 1993. Ha trabajado con directores como José Luis Borau, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Isabel Coixet y, más recientemente, Pedro Almodóvar, con quien ha trabajado en la que será su nueva película, Julieta. Con una de las carreras más sólidas del cine español, y trabajos en teatro y televisión, Emma conversará sobre su carrera actoral y sus últimos proyectos con Luis Alegre.

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Phil George, Rachel Trezise, Tomos Owen and Friends

The Library of Wales

Hay Festival 2018, 

The hugely ambitious Parthian press project to gather in one imprint the greatest Welsh writing in English of the past 100 years has now reached 50 titles – from Raymond Williams and Margiad Evans to Rachel Trezise and Leonora Brito. Phil George leads a conversation about the scope and scale, impact and treasures of Welsh literature. What do we learn from these modern classics? What might the next 50 books be? And how might they be selected? 

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Pat Barker talks to Claire Armitstead

Fictions: The Silence of the Girls

Hay Festival 2019, 

There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent – until now. Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story? The Booker-winning novelist reimagines the greatest Greek myth of all – retold by the witness history forgot.

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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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Pat Barker and Miranda Seymour talk to Peter Kemp

The First World War in Fact and Fiction

Hay Festival 1996, 
Barker won the 1995 Booker prize for The Ghost Road, the final novel in her WW1 trilogy of Regeneration and The Eye in the Door. Seymour is the highly acclaimed biographer of Robert Graves. They talk to The Sunday Times critic Peter Kemp.

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Michael Ignatieff

The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Hay Festival 2018, 

During a three-year, eight-nation journey, Ignatieff found that while human rights is the language of states and liberal elites, the moral language that resonates with most people is one of everyday virtues: tolerance, forgiveness, trust and resilience. These ordinary virtues are the moral system of global cities and obscure shantytowns alike. A novelist and historian, Ignatieff is Rector and President of Central European University in Budapest.
Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

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Cees Nooteboom en conversación con Laura Restrepo

Cartagena 2014, 
Cees Nooteboom es probablemente el escritor holandés más conocido internacionalmente. Poeta, escritor y periodista, Cees es autor de una extensa obra poética y de trabajos tan celebrados como El desvío a Santiago, considerado una obra maestra de la literatura de viajes donde narra veinte años de viajes por España. En conversación con Laura Restrepo. Con el apoyo de la Dutch Literature Foundation

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Juan Cruz en conversación con Jorge Eduardo Espinosa

Periodismo cultural.

Cartagena 2016, 
Juan Cruz es un reconocido periodista y escritor español, que ha sido galardonado con premios como el Azorín de Novela o el Nacional de Periodismo Cultural. Ha desarrollado gran parte de su carrera periodística en el diario El País, del que hoy es adjunto a la dirección. Su último libro publicado es El niño descalzo. En conversación con Jorge Eduardo Espinosa.

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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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Janet Todd

Mary Wollstonecraft

Hay Festival 2000, 
The inner life of the radical feminst Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women, is vividly displayed in her personal letters. Todd's new biography connects her published works with her letters and discusses the psychological revelations, desires and fears revealed in them.

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Andy Kirkpatrick

Unknown Pleasures: Collected Writing on Life, Death, Climbing and Everything in Between

Hay Festival 2018, 

One moment Kirkpatrick is attempting a rare solo ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall, the next he is surrounded by the TV circus while climbing Moonlight Buttress with the BBC’s The One Show presenter Alex Jones. Yosemite’s El Capitan is ever-present; he climbs it alone – strung out for weeks, and he climbs it with his 13-year-old daughter Ella – her first big wall.

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Roger McGough

Bad Bad Cats

Hay Festival 2002, 
A poetry party with the masterful word-juggler full of magic, horror and adult-eating alligators. These are very bad, bad cats...

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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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Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Santiago Gamboa y Lucía Puenzo en conversación con Silvia Lemus

Pantallas de plata, la pasión de Carlos Fuentes

Cartagena 2015, 
La periodista y presentadora Silvia Lemus es además viuda del novelista mexicano Carlos Fuentes. Conversará con los escritores Juan Gabriel Vásquez y Santiago Gamboa y la directora de cine Lucía Puenzo, sobre Pantallas de plata, libro póstumo en el que Fuentes cuenta sus primeros acercamientos a las salas de proyección de la mano de su padre, su posterior deslumbramiento ante las imágenes en movimiento en la pantalla de plata, y desde ese momento, su incurable afición al cine.

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Peter Jay

Road to Riches

Hay Festival 2000, 
The story of the rise and fall of whole economies and nations, and the ascent of humans as the only economical animal: as producer, consumer and accumulator of wealth.

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Rose Tremain

The Road Home

Winter Weekend 2018, 
Tremain's novel about an Eastern European migrant worker's experience of Britain won the 2008 Orange Prize and was voted the best novel of the past 30 years by the Hay Festival audience in our 30th anniversary poll. It is the Hay Festival Book of the Month for November. She discusses the story and its urgent relevance with Peter Florence.
 
Hay Festival's Book of the Month is run in partnership with Vanity Fair.
 
Rose Tremain

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Richard Holloway talks to Joan Bakewell

Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death

Hay Festival 2018, 

Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In Waiting for the Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. Holloway’s previous books include Leaving Alexandria and Looking in the Distance.

Richard Holloway talks to Joan Bakewell

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Scilla Elworthy

The Business Plan for Peace

Hay Festival 2018, 

Every year, the world spends about $2 trillion on wars. The total value of the global arms trade alone was at least $94.5 billion in 2014. The veteran peace campaigner suggests that establishing world peace would cost the global economy just $2 billion. She shows how everybody, from individuals in their communities to diplomats and world leaders, can realistically work together to end interminable cycles of violence and build a better society. Elworthy’s entire working life has been dedicated to building peace. She has been three times a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, and is founder of the Oxford Research Group. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.

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Christopher Lee, John Maddox, Eric Hobsbawm

Between the Wars

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this first of a series of conversations about major turning points in British history, the playwright and historian discusses the revolutions in science, society and industry of the 1920's and 1930's with the grandee science-writer John Maddox, and the historian and autobiographer Eric Hobsbawm.

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Hatice Gunes

Cambridge Series 16: Demsytifying the Social Robot

Hay Festival 2018, 

Sensationalist media coverage and sci-fi films often give a skewed impression of human-like and social robots, and this has left a major gap between the public perception of what they can do and their actual capabilities. The Senior Lecturer at University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory will give a more balanced view and outline how social robots can contribute to the public good.

Hatice Gunes

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Harry Hill

Hay Festival 1995, 
"Britains finest and funniest new comedian" - The Guardian

"He makes helpless laughter feel absolutely effortless" - The Times

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Carla Lane

Hay Festival 1995, 
Lane is the most successful woman writer of popular television comedy in Britain. Her series include Bread, The Liver Birds, Butterflies and Luv. She talks to the Broadcaster Elinor Jones about relationships, sex, motherhood, her screenwriting and her passion for animals, discussed in her autobiography Instead of Diamonds.

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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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Liz Fost

Thunderbirds Are Go

Hay Festival 2016, 

For fans of the new TV series, an action-packed session where you can learn what it takes to become a legendary member of International Rescue. Play games, take part in secret missions and hear tales of the illustrious Tracy brothers in their courageous battles.

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