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Katja Kettu y Kim Thúy en conversación con Rosie Goldsmith

Cartagena 2015, 

La escritora finlandesa Katja Kettu es autora de La comadrona, la historia de una mujer que vive en Laponia en 1944 cuya vida cambiará al conocer a un oficial de las SS del que se enamorará hasta el punto de seguirle a un campo de prisioneros. Kim Thúy, autora de origen vietnamita afincada en Canadá, ha escrito la aclamada novela Ru, en la que una mujer repasa sus recuerdos desde su infancia en una familia rica de Saigón a su huida del régimen comunista en busca de una nueva vida.

Con el apoyo de The Canada Council for the Arts, Blue Metropolis Festival y Finnish Institute

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Péter Esterházy talks to Revel Guest

Budapest 2013, 

A conversation with one of the world’s great novelists and men of letters, author of Not Art, Celestial Harmonies and Revised Edition. Introduced by Csilla Csorba, Director of thePetofi Museum of Literature.

In collaboration with Magveto Publishing House

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Francine Stock and Guests

Front Row

Hay Festival 2000, 
Please join us for a live edition of the Radio 4 ars programme.

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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

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Richard Booth

The King's Festival Message

Hay Festival 2003, 
Richard Booth, President of the International Booktown movement, introduces his ideas about the global network of books, and the establishment of his new Welsh Booktown in Blaenavon. He is joined by the American bookdealer James Hanna, and the Australian poet John Boase.

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Nick Crumpton

The Amazing Animal Atlas

Hay Festival 2018, 

From the mangroves of Florida to the peaks of the Himalayas, animals are found just about everywhere, so come and join the zoologist and writer as he takes us on a voyage around Planet Earth in search of some of our world’s weirdest, and most recently discovered, animals.

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Almudena Grandes y Marta Sanz en conversación con Alejandra Jaramillo

Cartagena 2015, 

Dos destacadas escritoras de la narrativa española actual charlarán sobre sus últimas obras con la escritora Alejandra Jaramillo. Almudena Grandes ha publicado recientemente Las tres bodas de Manolita, una emotiva historia coral ambientada en los años posteriores a la guerra civil española y perteneciente a la serie Episodios de una Guerra Interminable. Los últimos trabajos publicados de Marta Sanz incluyen la novela Amour Fou y el ensayo No tan incendiario, donde analiza el papel de la literatura en la actualidad.

Co-organizado con Acción Cultural Española

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John Mortimer

The Sound of Trumpets

Hay Festival 1999, 
The newly beknighted novelist turns his gaze on New Labour with delightful mischief in store. Mortimer chews the polenta with the political journalist Anthony Howard.

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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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Roddy Doyle talks to Stephanie Merritt

Fictions: Smile

Hay Festival 2018, 

The new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clark Ha! Ha! Ha! has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of adolescence, but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly.

Roddy Doyle talks to Stephanie Merritt

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Brigitte Baptiste con Andrew Solomon

10 x 10 GÉNERO

Cartagena 2015, 
Brigitte Baptiste es bióloga, directora del Instituto Humboldt y una de las expertas en biodiversidad más reconocidas de Colombia. Es además una conocida defensora de la igualdad de género. Andrew Solomon, finalista del Pulitzer en 2002 y autor de El demonio de la depresión y Lejos del árbol: Historias de padres e hijos que han aprendido a quererse, es un activista en defensa del colectivo LGBT.

Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Estados Unidos de América

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Little Magazines vs. Mainstream Magazines

Dhaka 2013, 

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Odile Decq talks to Martha Thorne

Budapest 2013, 

The award-winning French academic and architect (Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome – MACRO; Phantom Restaurant Opera Garnier), awarded Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (2003) and International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, discusses where contemporary architecture is headed, with the Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Associate Dean of the IE School of Architecture.

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Small is Beautiful

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein, Syed Manzoorul Islam, Farah Ghuznavi and Prajwal Parajuly celebrate the beauty of the short story with Syed Badrul Ahsan. Marking the Launch of Syed Manzoorul Islam's translated short story anthology The Merman's Prayer and Other Stories, by Daily Star Books.

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Emma Yhnell

Huntington’s Disease

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the Cardiff scientist to understand and explore the genetic disorder, a condition that prevents the brain working properly. It gets gradually worse over time and causes motor, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. Yhnell will discuss the ethical dilemmas of genetic testing and their implications before focusing on current research into novel therapies and her research on computerised cognitive training (brain training) for people with the disease.

Emma Yhnell

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Alberto Barrera Tyszka, Piedad Bonnett, Roberto Burgos Cantor, Rómulo Bustos, Rafael Cadenas, Ramón Cote, Julián Herbert, Nuno Júdice

Gala de poesía.

Cartagena 2016, 
Un año más celebramos la esperada Gala de poesía con una gran selección de poetas nacionales e internacionales que compartirán con el público poemas elegidos por ellos.

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Kobita Parishad Recitations

Dhaka 2013, 
Recitations by: Syed Shamsul Haq, Asad Chowdhury, Belal Chowdhury, Ruby Rahman, Munir Siraj, Kamal Chowdhury, Dilara Hafiz, Anjana Saha, Aslam Sani, Tareq Sujat, Shihab Shahriar, Badrul Haider, Sadia Swatee. Moderated by Muhammad Samad.

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Is There A World Literature?

Dhaka 2013, 
Pankaj Mishra and Eliot Weinberger, with K Anis Ahmed.

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Andrea Wulf

Reformations: The distinction between the arts and science

Querétaro 2017, 

The 30th Hay Festival coincides with the 500th anniversary of the reforms proposed by Martin Luther. In order to celebrate this important milestone in Western critical thinking, we have asked a number of thinkers to give us a “reform” that would be applicable now. Andrea Wulf will talk about the traditional distinction between the arts and the sciences, proposing a reformation of this classic separation of disciplines and questioning why the imagination is not present in science. Followed by a question and answer session with Peter Florence.

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Nicole Krauss in conversation with Zsófia Bán

Budapest 2013, 

According to the New York Times, Nicole Krauss is ‘one of the most important novelists in the United States’. She presents her most recent novel Great House. Her previous works, The History of Love and Man Walks into a Room, bestsellers in both English and Hungarian, have been specially reprinted for her visit to Budapest.

In collaboration with the US Embassy in Hungary and Magveto Publishing House

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Emma Carroll, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Jacob Sager Weinstein

Imaginary worlds

Hay Festival 2018, 

How do you create a world where everything is different to our own? Join three authors as they discuss the imaginative journey it takes to create alternative worlds in their books including Skychasers, The Girl of Ink and Stars and The City of Secret Rivers. Chaired by Emily Drabble, BookTrust

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James Williams

Stand out of our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy

Hay Festival 2018, 
The former Google advertising executive, now Oxford-trained philosopher James Williams, launches a plea to society and to the tech industry to help ensure that the technology we all carry with us every day does not distract us from pursuing our true goals in life. (At the time of going to press the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal has been a top story for 72 hours.) As information becomes ever more plentiful, the resource that is becoming scarcer is our attention. Williams is the inaugural winner of the Nine Dots Prize, a new award for creative thinking that tackles contemporary social issues.

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Sarah Corbett talks to Jonathon Porritt

How to Be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest

Hay Festival 2018, 

If we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair? The campaigner and founder of the global Craftivist Collective shows how to respond to injustice not with apathy or aggression, but with gentle, effective protest. With thoughtful principles, practical examples and honest stories from her own experience as a once burnt-out activist, Corbett shows how activism through craft can produce long-lasting positive change.

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Sarah Corbett, Mya-Rose Craig, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, Jonathon Porritt, Martin Wright

Do you Have to Be White and Well-Off to Be Green?

Hay Festival 2018, 

By and large, environmentalism, at least in Britain, is still seen as the concern of the relatively well off, and the decidedly white, despite the fact that poorer communities often suffer disproportionately from the impact of pollution. In the developing world it can be a different story: where some of environmentalism’s greatest triumphs – such as the replacement of polluting kerosene with clean solar power – have brought huge benefits to such communities. If the fight against climate change and other existential environmental crises is to get the political prominence it needs, then it has to win support from way beyond the ‘usual suspects’. Craftivist Corbett, campaigner Porritt, farmer Emmanuel-Jones and young wildlife hero Mya-Rose Craig reach out with Martin Wright.

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Horatio Clare

Icebreaker: A Voyage far North

Winter Weekend 2017, 

A message from the Finnish embassy launches Horatio Clare on a voyage around an extraordinary country and an unearthly place, the frozen Bay of Bothnia, just short of the Arctic Circle. Finland is an enigmatic place, famous for its educational miracle, healthcare and gender equality – as well as Nokia, Angry Birds, saunas, questionable cuisine and deep taciturnity. Aboard the icebreaker Otso Clare gets to know the crew, and explores Finland’s history and character. His most recent books include Down to the Sea in Ships and Myths and Legends of the Brecon Beacons. Chaired by Peter Florence.

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