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John Hegley

Hay Festival 2003, 
The poet-comedian and national treasure performs songs, stories, sideshows, potatoes and even a bit of dancing. 'A technical virtuoso, a left-field imaginative genius, Hegley is nothing short of priceless.' (The Scotsman)

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Claire Tomalin

Samuel Pepys

Hay Festival 2003, 
The Whitbread Award-winner discusses her life of the great London diarist Samuel Pepys with the broadcaster Sheena McDonald.

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James Frey, Justine Picardie, Josephine Hart, Rosie Boycott

Life Goes On

Hay Festival 2003, 
Frey's A Million Little Pieces is a searing account of the twenty-three-year old's rehabilitation and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Picardie's memoir tells the story of a year in her own life after her sister Ruth's death and of a search for her sister in the afterlife in this age of reason, scepticism and science. Hart's The Reconstructionist is a novel about the way we build our lives from fragments of memory, half-truth, compromise, and desire. They talk to Rosie Boycott.

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Geza Vermes

The Changing Face of Jesus

Hay Festival 2000, 
Starting with John's gospel, and its wholly idealized and defied images of Jesus, Vermes then looks at Paul, whose first depiction of a redeemer figure is directed essentially at non-Jews. Another 'face' is seen through the acts of the Apostles, that of teh final prophet and the end of time. Finally, the synoptic gospels each paint their own portrait of a Galilean preacher, healer and exorcist.

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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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Santiago Gamboa, Sergio Jaramillo y Mario Mendoza en conversación con José Manuel Acevedo

Construyendo la paz

Cartagena 2015, 
Los aclamados escritores colombianos Santiago Gamboa y Mario Mendoza hablarán sobre cómo se construye una sociedad pacífica junto con Sergio Jaramillo, actual Alto Comisionado para la Paz, en una charla moderada por José Manuel Acevedo.
Con el apoyo del Alto Comisionado para la Paz

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Laura Bates en conversación con Jineth Bedoya

Sexismo a diario

Cartagena 2015, 

Laura Bates es una periodista que escribe para medios como The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, Grazia y Red. Tras haber sido acosada sexualmente en un transporte público, creó el proyecto online Everyday Sexism (Sexismo Cotidiano), en el que recopila testimonios de mujeres que han sufrido discriminación de género. Recientemente ha publicado un libro sobre el proyecto bajo el mismo título. Charlará sobre su trabajo y el uso de internet para campañas de activismo social con la periodista Jineth Bedoya.

Evento patrocinado por kienyke.com

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Richard Holloway talks to Joan Bakewell

On Forgiveness

Hay Festival 2003, 
How forgiveness works and where it came from. How it can enrich our humanity, wether or not we have religious beliefs. The former Bishop of Edinburgh and Gresham Professor of Divinity, Holloway draws on philosophers and writers such as George Steiner, Frederick Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Hannah Arendt and Nelson Mandela, throwing light on conflicts around the world today. He discusses his thinking with the broadcaster Joan Bakewell

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Darian Leader talks to Mary Loudon

Why Do Women Write More Letters Than They Post?

Hay Festival 1996, 
The psychoanalyst address the question posed in his book, hailed by Bice Benvenuto as "The most insightful, enjoyable and uncommon treatment of male and female sexuality I have ever read" He talks to the journalist Mary Loudon, whose books of interviews are Revelations: The Clergy Questioned and Unveiled.

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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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Rüdiger Safranski y Cees Nooteboom

Encuentros felices. El escritor y el filósofo

Cartagena 2014, 
Rüdiger Safranski es un escritor y filósofo alemán conocido principalmente por sus trabajos sobre Schiller, Hoffmann, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Rousseau o Heidegger. Es miembro de la Academia Alemana de Lengua y Poesía y desde 2002 modera junto con Peter Sloterdijk el programa televisivo Das Philosophische Quartett (El cuarteto filosófico) de la cadena ZDF. Cees Nooteboom es uno de los escritores holandeses más internacionales. Poeta, escritor y periodista, Cees es autor de El desvío a Santiago, trabajo considerado una obra maestra de la literatura de viajes donde narra veinte años de viajes por España. También destacan sus novelas Allerzielen (1998) y Perdido el paraíso (2004). Con el apoyo del Goethe-Institut y la Dutch Foundation for Literature

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Anna Jones talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Food Festival Presents: The Modern Cook’s Year

Winter Weekend 2017, 

The perfect inspiration for the festive season, The Modern Cook’s Year will show you how to make the most of seasonal produce in 250 vegetarian recipes, using simple, hugely inventive flavours and ingredients. Start of the Year: Spelt with pickled pears and pink leaves and chocolate and blood orange freezer cake; First Warm Days of Spring: Elderflower dressed broad beans and leaves with burrata and chickpea farinata with slow cooked courgettes; Herald of Spring: Spring chickpea soup with salted lemons and rhubarb and rose geranium frozen yoghurt; Summer: Smoked aubergine flatbreads and beetroot tops tart; Autumn: Orzo with tomatoes and feta and honey, lemon and coriander seed cake; Winter: Velvet squash broth with miso and soba and chocolate rye porridge with quick honey pears. “Modern, clever, beautiful” – Jamie Oliver.

Anna Jones talks to Rosie Boycott

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Rita Carter

The Brain in Minutes

Hay Festival 2018, 

The distinguished science writer explains why the human brain became so clever; how it controls everything from breathing, sleeping and seeing to identity, imagination, pleasure and pain; and what will happen when the brain integrates with computers or the latest genetic discoveries.

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David Shaw, Marc Scriven, Ruth Jones, Jan Frances, Frances Howie

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Hay Festival 2018, 

Growing up in a violent household is one of the most traumatic experiences a child can go through. It can leave a lifetime of problems affecting education, relationships and everyday activities. Survivors and experts talk about how they used their experiences for positive change and how society can help lead transformation for the future. Frances Howie, Director of Public Health at Worcestershire County Council, is in the chair.

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Nick McDowell, Mary Kay Zuravleff, William Corlett

Some Kind of Loving

Hay Festival 1996, 
A reading and conversation with three new novelists. McDowell's The Wrong Girl is a "tightly written, unsettling revenge tragedy" - Observer. Corlett's award-winning novel Now and Then is a beautiful tale of the search for the lost and only love of Christopher Metcalfe's life - "intricately textured, beautifully written, and totally compelling" - Sian Phillips. Zuravleff's The Frequency of Souls is a novel about a refrigerator designer and his passion for another more inspired refigerator designer, the young Niagara Spence, six foot tall with a hearing aid.

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Harold Pinter

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading by the playwright and actor from his Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-1998

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The King And I

Hay Festival 1999, 
Self-proclaimed King of Hay Richard Booth opened the first bookshop in Hay 40 years ago and has led the second-hand book town movement throughout Europe. Lawyers allowing, he will launch his colourful autobiography My Kingdom of Books. In conversation with Phil Rickman.

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Martin Innes

Terrorism as a teachable moment: analysing social media to understand public reactions to the four UK attacks in 2017

Hay Festival 2018, 

Terrorist attacks are designed to 'terrorise, polarise and mobilise' their multiple audiences. In a sense, then, they function as teachable moments, where the perpetrators try to teach 'a lesson' to their 'adversaries'. At the same time, however, governments use these events to instruct the wider public about the risks that have to be managed, and how public life and values will not be modified by them. The Director of the Crime and Security Research Institute shows how by applying cutting-edge social media analytics, we can learn from past attacks about how terrorist violence tries to work.

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Sujit Sivasundaram

Cambridge Series 14: The History of Islands and Their Contribution to the Modern World

Hay Festival 2018, 

The islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans and the people who inhabited these seas are some of the most marginalised places and people in Western historical memory. Yet they played a crucial role in modern political, intellectual and cultural thought, and may be sites to watch for the future of humanity even as environmental change takes its course. Dr Sivasundaram is Reader in World History.

Sujit Sivasundaram

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Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan

War Stories

Hay Festival 2018, 

The broadcaster and historian teams up with his wife, Canadian journalist Ann MacMillan, to present the book they wrote together about 34 people who had extraordinary experiences in wartime. They have found tales of stunning individual bravery and resilience in the face of extreme distress over the course of 150 years – from the Charge of the Light Brigade to the Syrian government’s shelling of Homs. They will give a fully illustrated PowerPoint presentation highlighting some of their most gripping stories and talk about how they came to write them.

Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan

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Steven Pinker en conversación con Juan Diego Vélez - Versión española

Cartagena 2015, 

Psicólogo experimental y profesor de la Universidad de Harvard, Steven Pinker se ha convertido en uno de los escritores más destacados sobre el lenguaje, la mente y la naturaleza humana a nivel internacional. Ha recibido numerosos premios por sus libros, entre los que destacan, Cómo funciona la mente, El instinto del lenguaje, La tabla rasa y Los ángeles que llevamos dentro. Su último libro, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, está dedicado al arte de escribir bien en nuestros días.

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

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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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Petra Finy with Réka Farkasházy and her band

A Handful Of Bubbles

Budapest 2013, 

Petra Finy is one of Hungary’s best-loved children’s authors, whose poems for children are not only presented here by the author herself, and also sung by Réka Farkasházy. The programme features storytelling, puppetry, and lots of interaction with the audience.

In collaboration with Libri Publishing House and Kolibri Books

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Little Magazines vs. Mainstream Magazines

Dhaka 2013, 

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Karen Armstrong

The Battle For God

Hay Festival 2000, 
The former Roman Catholic nun, and now distinguished religious commentator, examines the appeal, tenacity, and extremity of Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious fundamentalism across the world.