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Alonso Cueto, Berna González Harbour y Sergio Ocampo Madrid en conversación con Mariana H

Sociedad policíaca.

Cartagena 2015, 
Alonso Cueto es autor de libros como La hora azul, El susurro de la mujer ballena y Cuerpos secretos, una novela de amor y crímenes ambientada en la Lima contemporánea. Por su parte, el escritor, cronista y editor Sergio Ocampo Madrid ha publicado recientemente Limpieza de oficio, una historia policíaca llena de humor negro sobre una serie de asesinatos de payasos en Bogotá. Berna González Harbour es directora de Babelia y autora de Verano en rojo y Margen de error, ambos protagonizados por la concienzuda y tenaz comisaria María Ruiz.

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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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ADDA: Graphic Interactions

Dhaka 2013, 
Graphgic novelists Sarnath Banerjee and Karrie Fransman, anthropologist Delwar Hussain, cartoonists SJ Harris and Samir Rahman, media professional Iresh Zaker and journalist Zeeshan Khan discuss urban interconnections.

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Tom Wright

The Resurrection

Hay Festival 2003, 
Newly appointed as the Bishop of Durham, Wright is the Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey. One of the foremost thinkers in the Anglican Communion, he has just published a major work The Resurrection of the Son of God.

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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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Federico Andahazi en conversación con Magali Velasco

Xalapa 2013, 
Federico Andahazi (Argentina) conversa con Magali Velasco sobre su última novela, El libro de los placeres prohibidos, un thriller ambientado en el siglo XV que explora la figura de Gutenberg, el inventor de la imprenta. Federico es autor de varias obras de no ficción y seis novelas, entre ellas, El anatomista. Ha sido galardonado con el Premio Planeta Argentina 2006 por su novela El conquistador.

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John Lanchester, Polly Samson, Merilyn Simmonds

Hay Festival 2000, 
A reading and conversation with three fiction writers. The heroine of Samson's debut novel Out of the Picture purposefully seeks the lost father she is 'just like'. Lanchester follows the best-selling The Debt to Pleasure with Mr Phillips, about an accountant who loses his job. They are joined by the Canadian Merilyn Simmonds, who discusses and reads from her magical short story collection The Lion in the Room Next Door.

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Katherine Rundell and Lauren St John

Storytelling and the Influences of Childhood

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join these two brilliant writers as they discuss their titles The Girl Savage and The Explorer, and Kat Wolfe Investigates and The Snow Angel and the influence that their childhoods growing up in Zimbabwe had on their writing. Chaired by Georgina Godwin.

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Tanya Seghatchian talks to Peter Florence

Filming Harry

Hay Festival 2002, 
The co-producer of the Harry Potter movies talks about the way she and her team bought J.K.Rowlings book to the screen. We want to know: How did the make Robbie Coltrane Hagrid sized? Who plays Gilderoy Lockhart in HP2? And how did they film the Quidditch? Come along and join in.

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Alex Beard, Ben Rawlence, Kirsty Williams

Hay Festival 2018, 

From schools to universities to industry, the voices calling for more creativity in UK classrooms are getting louder. Research is conclusive that creative activities have outsize impacts on well-being, self-esteem and other cognitive abilities. In a new book, Natural Born Learners, Alex Beard examines the frontline of 21st century schools from Silicon Valley and learning with robots to his own experience in an inner-city London school. He offers suggestions of a different way forward. Black Mountains College is a project to create a new kind of liberal arts university and teacher training college in Powys to meet the challenges of future generations and a warming planet. It proposes a radically different kind of undergraduate experience – its director, Ben Rawlence, will explain. They are joined by Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education in the Welsh Government. Chaired by Rosie Boycott. 

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Iain M. Banks

Iain M. Banks

Hay Festival 2000, 
'Banks is a phenomenon: the wildly successful, fearlessly creative author of brilliant and disturbing novels, he's equally at home writing pure science fiction of a peculiarly gnarly nature and elegance.' (William Gibson) Banks discusses his new sci-fi novel Look to Windward. It was one of the less glorious incidents of the Idiran wars that led to the destruction of two suns and the billions of lives they supported. Now, 800 years later, the light from the first of those deaths has reached the Culture's Masaq' Orbital. A Chelgrian emissary is dispatched to the Culture. 'Few of us have been exposed to a talent so manifest and of such extraordinary depth.' (New York Review of Science Fiction)

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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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Eric Ngalle Charles and Owen Sheers

The Last Ritual

Hay Festival 2018, 

A performance of the new one-man play by the Cameroon-born playwright and actor, now a Creative Wales Fellow, is followed by a conversation with Owen Sheers about the work and Charles’ extraordinary life. The Last Ritual is based on the author’s last days in the village of Small Soppo in Buea, Cameroon. It looks at love and ultimate betrayal, exploring the theme of witchcraft and the practice of it.

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Martin Gayford

Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

Hay Festival 2018, 

The development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s is the story of interlinking friendships, shared experiences and artistic concerns among a number of acclaimed artists, including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Gillian Ayres, Frank Bowling and Howard Hodgkin. Drawing on extensive first-hand interviews, many previously unpublished, with important witnesses and participants, the art critic Martin Gayford teases out the thread connecting these individual lives and demonstrates how painting thrived in London against the backdrop of Soho bohemia in the 1940s and 1950s and ‘Swinging London’ in the 1960s.

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Gerard Stembridge

Kells 2014, 

The writer, director and co-creator with Dermot Morgan of satirical comedy radio programme Scrap Saturday, talks about his comic writing.

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Octavio Paz en su siglo.

Christopher Domínguez Michael en conversación con Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2015, 

El conocido crítico literario Christopher Domínguez Michael ha presentado recientemente Octavio Paz en su siglo, una biografía intelectual en la que trata el pensamiento, las inquietudes y las obsesiones del Premio Nobel de Literatura mexicano. Christopher Domínguez Michael es además autor de otros libros que le han posicionado como uno de los críticos literarios hispanoamericanos de referencia, entre ellos, Antología de la narrativa mexicana del siglo XX, La sabiduría sin promesa. Vidas y letras del siglo XX y el Diccionario crítico de la literatura mexicana (1955-2005).
Con el apoyo del Instituto Caro y Cuervo

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Dacia Viejo Rose

Cambridge Series 17: War on Culture - the Politics of Reconstructing Cultural Heritage

Hay Festival 2018, 

The destruction of cultural heritage has grabbed headlines worldwide. Does it matter? This talk will explore the dynamics of violence, reconstruction and repair that underlie these dramatic acts of destruction. Dr Viejo is a Lecturer in Heritage and the Politics of the Past.

Dacia Viejo Rose

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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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Álvaro Restrepo en conversación con Piedad Bonnett

Inxilio: El sendero de lágrimas

Cartagena 2014, 
En diciembre de 2010 Álvaro Restrepo y El Colegio Del Cuerpo de Cartagena de Indias crearon por invitación del poeta William Ospina una gran ceremonia en la que participaron 300 personas en homenaje a la población en situación de desplazamiento en Colombia, como evento de conmemoración del Bicentenario de la Independencia. El 9 de abril de 2013 en la ciudad de Medellín, Inxilio fue escogido por el Gobierno Nacional como el evento central del Día de la Memoria y Solidaridad con las víctimas del conflicto armado colombiano. La escritora Piedad Bonnett conversará con Álvaro Restrepo sobre este trascendental acto de reparación simbólica y sobre el papel que juega el arte dentro de estos procesos, en un momento particularmente significativo por los esfuerzos del actual Gobierno para lograr la terminación de un conflicto que ya supera el medio siglo de duración.

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Richard E Grant talks to Bruce Robinson

With Nails

Hay Festival 1996, 
Immortalised as the alcoholic and unemployed - and unemployable - actor in Withnail and I, Grant talks to the writer and director who cast him as Withnail, and in the film How to Get Ahead In Advertising about his start and subsequent career in Hollywood movies by Altman, Coppola and Scorsese.

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Luke Harding talks to Nik Gowing

Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump win the White House

Winter Weekend 2017, 
In December 2016 Harding meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the president-elect’s connections with Russia. Harding decides to follow the money and the sex. In Washington, January 2017, Steele’s explosive dossier alleges that the Kremlin has been ‘cultivating, supporting and assisting’ Trump for years and that they have compromising information about him. Trump responds on Twitter, ‘FAKE NEWS’.
 
COLLUSION is a gripping, alarming exposé about the biggest political scandal of the modern era, in which Harding reveals the true nature of Trump’s decades-long relationship with Russia and presents the gripping inside story of Steele’s dossier. Drawing on exclusive new material and key sources from the intelligence community, Harding tells an astonishing story of offshore money, sketchy real-estate deals, a Miss Universe Pageant, mobsters, money laundering, hacking and Kremlin espionage. He shines a light on powerful Russian players like Aras Agalarov, Natalia Veselnitskaya and Sergey Kislyak, whose motivations and instructions may have come from Vladimir Putin himself. COLLUSION is up-to-date to the minute, including the indictments of campaign manager, Paul Manafort and Mike Flynn, which threaten to engulf Trump’s administration.
 
Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the Guardian's Moscow bureau chief; the Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the cold war. He is the author of A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's War with the West, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted ManMafia State and co-author of WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy, The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken (nominated for the Orwell Prize). Two of Harding's books have been made into films; The Fifth Estate and Snowden.
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Howard Marks

Mr Nice

Hay Festival 1999, 
An audience with the world's most charming ex-con. He was Britain's most wanted man. He's just spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary for drugs smuggling. You'll like him/

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Michael Holroyd, Richard Perceval Graves, Richard Poole

The Richard Hughes Centenary

Hay Festival 2000, 
A celebration of the centenary of the Welsh novelist and short story writer, author a A High Wind in Jamaica and Hazard, and latterly The Fox in the Attic. HUghes, whose influence extends into the work of William Golding and J. G. Farrell is ripe for rediscovery, and recognition as one of the most original and creative talents of twentieth century literature.

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Christopher Andrew

The Mitrokhin Archive

Hay Festival 2000, 
The Chair of the Cambridge History Faculty reveals the full extent of the KGB's operations to infiltrate ad destabalize the West, from the formation of the Soviet Republic through the Cold Ward to Perestroika. Previously suppresed material contained in the extraordinary records of the defector Vassili Mitrokhin reveals the farcical truth about Philby, the attempts to recuit Harold Wilson, to scilence Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn and to ward of the influence of John Paul II.

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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