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Rafael Chirbes en conversación con Valerie Miles

Xalapa 2013, 
Rafael Chirbes (España) es autor de Crematorio, escogida por el periódico ABC como una de las mejores novelas españolas del siglo XXI; su última obra es En la orilla. Conversará con Valerie Miles sobre su trabajo como escritor y sobre un proyecto común de ambos: Mil bosques en una bellota, definido como ?un viaje a los aleph de 28 escritores a través de sus propias voces? (Winston Manrique para El País).

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Eric Newby

Hay Festival 2000, 
An audience with the great travel writer whose works include The Big Red Train Ride, The Last Grain Race, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, Slowly Down the Ganges, A Small Place in Italy and now Departures and Arrivals. Newby is the winner of the 2000 Madoc Award for excellence in travel writing, given in the name of the Welshman who was the first European to discover America.

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Eddie Butler talks to Peter Florence

The Head of Gonzo Davies

Winter Weekend 2014, 

Gonzo Davies, back-row forward and builder, knows the highs and lows of life; but as political and industrial corruption conspire to give parochial violence a national and international dimension, is he prepared to become the target of dark forces? The bestselling author of The Greatest Welsh XV Ever, best known now as the BBC’s voice of international rugby, brings us his first novel.

Eddie Butler talks to Peter Florence

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Lilian Faschinger, Bettina Galvagni

Dreaming

Hay Festival 2000, 
The celebrate the centenary of the publication of Freud's The Interpritation of Dreams, two of Austria's leading writers discuss the impact of the work and the writing of dreams in fiction.

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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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Javier Cercas and Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Fictions: True Stories

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation about fiction and language with two of the greatest Spanish language writers. The Impostor is Cercas’ new novel about the notorious fake Holocaust survivor, Enric Marco. With profound compassion and lacerating honesty, Cercas takes the reader on a journey not only into one man’s gigantic lie, but also into the deepest, most flawed parts of our humanity. Cercas also publishes his book of essays on the novel The Blind Spot.  Gabriel Vasquez introduces his novel The Shape of the Ruins. It takes the form of personal and formal investigations into two political assassinations. Separated by more than 30 years, the two murders at first appear unconnected, but as the novel progresses Vásquez reveals how between them they contain the seeds of the violence that has bedevilled Colombia ever since. They talk, in English, to Daniel Hahn.

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Jeremías Gamboa y Margarita García Robayo en conversación con Juan David Correa

Cartagena 2015, 

Jeremías Gamboa es autor del libro de relatos Punto de fuga y la novela Contarlo todo, una obra sobre el aprendizaje, la búsqueda de la identidad y el poder transformador de la literatura. La escritora colombiana Margarita García Robayo ha escrito obras como Hasta que pase un huracán, Lo que no aprendí y Cosas peores, una recopilación de relatos sobre las ambiciones y fracasos de diversos personajes por la que fue galardonada con el premio literario Casa de las Américas 2014 en la categoría de cuento.

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Amitav Ghosh, Marcel Moring

Novels of the Century

Hay Festival 2000, 
Ghosh introduces his vast novel The Glass Palace, set between 1870 and the end of the Second World War concerning the tensions and accommodations between the British, Indian and the exiled Burmese in the Far East. The Dutch novelist, Moring presents his In Babylon, a novel similarly ambitious. Stranded ia a winter blizzard with his young neice, NIna, Nathan tells her the story of their forefathers, a family of clockmakers who came to the Netherlands from Eastern Europe and then emigrated to America before the Second World War.

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Cristhian Frías, Andrés Neuman y Juan Gabriel Vásquez en conversación con Víctor Hugo Vásquez Rentería

Homenaje a Sergio Pitol.

Xalapa 2013, 
Sergio Pitol cumple ochenta años y desde el Hay Festival aprovechamos la ocasión para celebrarlo con escritores amigos del Premio Cervantes. Con Cristhian Frías (Cuba), Andrés Neuman (Argentina/España) y Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia) en conversación con Víctor Hugo Vásquez Rentería.

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Alonso Cueto y Sergio Ramírez en conversación con Víctor Hugo Vásquez Rentería

Xalapa 2013, 
Alonso Cueto (Perú) es autor de numerosos libros de narrativa, entre cuentos y novelas. Ha recibido, entre otros, el Premio Herralde de Novela 2005 por La hora azul. Sergio Ramírez (Nicaragua) es un escritor prolífico y comprometido que ha participado en la vida política de su país y colabora regularmente con organizaciones que apoyan la libertad de expresión. Ha publicado más de treinta libros, entre los que se encuentran Margarita, está linda la mar, Premio Alfaguara de Novela 1998, y la reciente La fugitiva (2011). En conversación con Hugo Vásquez Rentería

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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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Guy Gunaratne talks to Dai Smith

The 2019 International Dylan Thomas Prize Winner

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join us to celebrate this prestigious literary prize for writers aged 39 and under as the 2019 winner talks to Dai Smith, chair of the judging panel and Emeritus Raymond Williams Research Chair in the Cultural History of Wales at Swansea University. The short-list comprised Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Zoe Gilbert, Guy Gunaratne, Louisa Hall, Sarah Perry and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma.
The 2019 Winner has been annouced as Guy Gunaratne with his book 'In Our Mad and Furious City'.

Guy Gunaratne talks to Dai Smith

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Tishani Doshi and Owen Sheers

Poetry: Wales – India

Hay Festival 2018, 

Doshi launches her third collection of poems Girls Are Coming out of the Woods. “Doshi combines artistic elegance with a visceral power to create a breathtaking panorama of danger, memory, beauty and the strange geographies of happiness. This is essential, immediate, urgent work and Doshi is that rare thing, an unashamed visionary.” – PBS. Sheers reprises his landmark Reformations poem, The Men You’ll Meet, addressed to his daughters.

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Jessica Harrison-Hall

China: A History in Objects

Hay Festival 2018, 

From the earliest archaeological relics and rituals, through the development of writing and state, to the advent of empire, Harrison-Hall, head of the China section at The British Museum, charts the country's transformation from ancient civilisation to the world’s most populous nation and influential economy, showing us a myriad historical insights and cultural treasures along the way.

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Geoffrey Robertson

The Prospect Lecture: Crimes Against Humanity

Hay Festival 2000, 
The crusading QC analyses what International Human Rights are now, and what they should be. Informed by Pinochet, Kosovo, Suharto and Mahartir, Robertson addresses both the philosophy and the law.

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Philip Pullman talks to James Naughtie

Hay Festival 2002, 
The Amber Spyglass completed Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy and was teh first 'childrens book' to win the overall Whitbread Prize. The novelist discusses his work with the broadcaster.

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John Gimlette, Geoff Dyer, Tobias Jones

The Travel Session

Hay Festival 2003, 
Gimlette's At The Tomb of the Inflatable Pig explores the Jesuits, Nazis and Dictators of Paraguay - the worlds largest importer of Scotch Whisky, and site of the bloodiest war mankind has ever known. JOnes examines The Dark Heart of Italy in the country riven by civil wars and corruption, ruled by the Catholic Church, the Cosa Nostra and Berlusconi, home of the Renaissance and la dolce vita. In Yoga for People who Can't Be Bothered to Do It Dyer travels from Detriot to Phnom Penh, from Lybia to Rome, and finds himself floundering in a sea of grievances in a wonky quest for peak experiences and transcendental calm.

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Christopher J Preston

The Synthetic Age

Hay Festival 2018, 

Imagine a future in which humans fundamentally reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction and climate engineering. Emerging technologies promise to give us the power to take over some of nature’s most basic operations. It is not just that we are exiting the Holocene and entering the Anthropocene; it is that we are leaving behind the time in which planetary change is just the unintended consequence of unbridled industrialism. The philosophy professor argues that a world designed by engineers and technicians means the birth of the planet’s first Synthetic Age. Chaired by Gabrielle Walker.

Christopher J Preston

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Anthony Warner talks to Kitty Corrigan

The Truth About Fat

Hay Festival 2019, 

Who or what is to blame for us getting fat and ill in increasing numbers? Sugar or fat? Gut microbes or genes? Laziness or poverty? Whatever it is, it’s placing a devastating burden on our healthcare system, and scientists in every field are desperate to explain this epidemic and stave off a modern health disaster. Anthony Warner, author of The Angry Chef, lays out the best evidence available, rails against quack theories preying on the desperate, and considers whether we’re blaming our bodies for other people’s ignorance and cruelty. Kitty Corrigan is a journalist and travel writer.

Anthony Warner talks to Kitty Corrigan

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Hablemos de poesía

Tedi López Mills, Roberto Echavarren, y José Luis Rivas en conversación con Aurelio Major

Xalapa 2012, 
Arte que fascina, intimida y hace disfrutar a partes iguales. Los poetas Tedi López Mills, Roberto Echavarren y José Luis Rivas nos hablan sobre este género literario y sobre su trabajo en concreto; estarán en conversación con el editor Aurelio Major.

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Wade Davis

Into the silence

Cartagena 2014, 
Wade Davis es antropólogo, etnobotánico, autor y fotógrafo. Su trabajo se ha enfocado en las culturas nativas o indígenas de diferentes partes del mundo, especialmente del continente americano. Ha publicado artículos en revistas como Outside, National Geographic (para la cual es explorador residente), Fortune, Men’s Journal y Condé Nast Traveler. Nueve de sus libros han sido traducidos al español, uno de ellos con mucho éxito en Colombia: El río. Exploraciones y descubrimientos en la selva amazónica. Su último libro Into the Silence ganó en el 2012 el Samuel Johnson Prize de no-ficción.

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10 x 10 TEATRO Entre bastidores. Nuevas experiencias teatrales.

Fabio Rubiano con José Sanchís Sinisterra

Cartagena 2015, 
El auge de las salas alternativas y los nuevos formatos teatrales será el tema de conversación de dos destacados profesionales del sector. Por un lado, Fabio Rubiano, dramaturgo, director y actor colombiano galardonado en 2013 con el Premio Nacional de Dirección Teatral concedido por el Ministerio de Cultura y cabeza del grupo Teatro Petra. Por otro lado, José Sanchís Sinisterra, dramaturgo y director de teatro español ganador del Premio Nacional de Teatro en 1990 y el Premio Nacional de Literatura Dramática en 2003; actualmente dirige el Nuevo Teatro Fronterizo en Madrid. Evento moderado por Sandro Romero.

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Cressida Cowell

Dragons and Wizards

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Cressida Cowell, award-winning author of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once series. Cressida will talk about her latest book, The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic, as well as the inspirations behind all her writing, and give tips on becoming an author or illustrator.

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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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The Orange Prize Shortlist

Hay Festival 2000, 
Two days before thw winner of the 2000 Orange Prize for Fiction is announced, please join us to hear the shortlisted authors reading and discussing their work.