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Humboldt. Andrea Wulf en conversación con Alberto Gómez

Cartagena 2017, 
La fascinante historia de descubrimiento, curiosidad científica y aventura del explorador y naturalista alemán Alexander von Humboldt en América está íntimamente vinculada a la historia de Colombia, en cuyo territorio realizó parte de sus exploraciones. Andrea Wulf (Reino Unido) es historiadora y escritora y narra con maestría la historia de esta aventura de reconocimiento de la naturaleza en La invención de la naturalezaEl Nuevo Mundo de Alexander von Humboldt. El libro ha recibido entre otros premios, el Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016 y fue seleccionado en el 2015 por el New York Times como uno de lo diez mejores libros del año. Conversa con Alberto Gómez.
Humboldt. Andrea Wulf en conversación con Alberto Gómez

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Melania G. Mazzucco en conversación con Valerie Miles

Cartagena 2014, 
Melania G. Mazzucco, Premio Strega 2003, es una novelista italiana que también ejerce como guionista de radio, televisión y cine. Entre sus novelas destacan Ella, tan amada, y La larga espera del ángel. Entre sus trabajos para la radio destacan La vita assassina y Dhulan (2001), con el que ganó el premio Italia a la mejor produccion radiofónica del año. En conversación con Valerie Miles. Con el apoyo del Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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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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Susan Sontag, Kevin Jackson

In America

Hay Festival 2000, 
The American writer and thinker discusses her novel with journalist Jackson. In 1876, a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travels to California to found a 'utopian' commune. The image of America, and California, as escape, as fantasy, constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the group go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage.

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André Aciman and Colm Tóibín

Homo Sapiens

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation with two masters of fiction: Tóibín, author of Brooklyn and House of Names and the American novelist André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name, the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. The film of the book has made the love story a modern classic.

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Jamie O'Neill and Jessica Cohen

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer and co-creator of Earthfall's dance theatre piece At Swim Two Boys introduce their collaboration, before the first of three Festival performances.

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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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Jenny Valentine

Fictions: Fire Colour One

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Iris's father, Ernest, is at the end of his life and she hasn't even met him. Her best friend, Thurston, is somewhere on the other side of the world. Everything she thought she knew is up in flames. Now her mother has declared war and means to get her hands on Ernest's priceless art collection. But Ernest has other ideas... The new novel from the award-winning children’s author.

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Jojo Moyes talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: Still Me

Hay Festival 2018, 

Lou Clark is back in the sequel to Me Before You and After You, the latest instalment in a rollercoaster romantic life. Moyes has become a global best-seller with a magical ability to conjure life’s tragedies and triumphs.

Jojo Moyes talks to Georgina Godwin

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez en conversación con Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2015, 
El escritor colombiano Juan Gabriel Vásquez leerá en primicia un fragmento de su nueva novela, aún no publicada, y hablará con el periodista y docente Camilo Hoyos sobre su desarrollo y proceso de trabajo. Juan Gabriel Vásquez ha recibido elogios unánimes de la crítica por novelas como Los informantes, El ruido de las cosas al caer (Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2011 y Premio IMPAC 2014) y Las reputaciones.

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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.
Luke Harding talks to Nik Gowing

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Ignacio Martínez de Pisón presenta a Aloma Rodríguez

Cartagena 2015, 
El aclamado escritor y guionista Ignacio Martínez de Pisón ha elegido a Aloma Rodríguez como joven promesa de las letras españolas. Aloma Rodríguez es la autora de París tres, Jóvenes y guapos y Solo si te mueves, una novela de aprendizaje llena de personajes tiernos y seductores con la que ganó el Premio Nuevo Talento Fnac. Además, escribe una columna quincenal para el periódico Heraldo de Aragón y colabora en la revista Letras Libres.

Co-organizado por Acción Cultural Española

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Bernard Cornwell talks to Andy Allan

Sharpe's Tiger

Hay Festival 1997, 
The award-winning Sharpe television films, starring Sean Bean, based on Cornwell's best-selling nonels have captured a devouted following. We are delighted to launch the long-awaited prequel to Cornwell's best-selling Peninsular War books, which tells of Private Richard Sharpe's soldering life in early nineteenth-century India. The author talks about his hero and the meticulous research and attention to detail that anchor his novels.

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Misha Glenny talks to Matthew Stadlen

Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio

Winter Weekend 2015, 

The true story of an ordinary man who became the king of the largest slum in Rio, the head of a drug cartel and perhaps Brazil’s most wanted criminal; a man who tried to bring welfare and justice to a playground of gang culture and destitution, while everyone around him drew guns and partied. Misha Glenny is a distinguished investigative journalist and historian.

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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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Julia Navarro en conversación con Juan Esteban Constaín

Cartagena 2015, 
La escritora y periodista española Julia Navarro es la autora de Dispara, yo ya estoy muerto, su última novela en la que cuenta la apasionante historia de dos familias desde finales del siglo XIX hasta mediados del XX, ambientada en ciudades como San Petersburgo, París o Jerusalén. Sus libros tienen un enorme éxito de ventas en España y son igualmente aclamados a nivel internacional, con traducciones en más de treinta países. Entre sus trabajos también destacan Dime quién soy, La Hermandad de la Sábana Santa, La Biblia de barro y La sangre de los inocentes. Conversará con el escritor colombiano Juan Esteban Constaín.

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Peter & Christopher Hitchens

Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above [118], below [129], [133], [143].

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Michael Frayn, Peter Kemp

Hay Festival 2000, 
Frayn's work for the theatre such as Noises Off and Copenhagen and his brilliant translations of Chekov, are celebrated as his fiction, which includes the Booker-shortlisted Headlong and The Trick of It. He talks to The Sunday Times fiction editor.

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Joe Simpson talks to Charles Furneaux

Touching The Void

Hay Festival 2004, 
The climber and writer discusses his classic mountaineering story and the process of making the feature film with the Channel 4 Commissioning Editior. Is he happy with the result? Does the film add to the experience of the book, or merely bastardise it?

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Bridget Kendall

The Cold War

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Cold War is one of the furthest-reaching and longest-lasting conflicts in modern history. It spanned the globe - from Greece to China, Hungary to Cuba - and lasted for almost half a century. It has shaped political relations to this day, drawing new physical and ideological boundaries between East and West, that have suddenly and dramatically resurfaced with Russian resurgence and interventions. Kendall was foreign correspondent for the BBC in Moscow during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Formerly the BBC's diplomatic correspondent, she is now Master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

Bridget Kendall

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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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Alice Rawsthorn

Design as an Attitude

Hay Festival 2018, 

At a time when so many aspects of our lives are changing at a relentless speed and on an unprecedented scale, design is increasingly seen as a way to help us benefit from the opportunities created by those changes (and to avoid their dangers). One of the world's leading design and culture commentators maps with resourcefulness and creativity how design is responding to an age of intense economic, political and ecological instability. Public interest is soaring as a new generation of designers is using advanced technologies to pursue their political and environmental objectives in increasingly ambitious projects, as well as to reinvent the objects and spaces we use every day.

Alice Rawsthorn

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Dylan Jones talks to Tiffany Murray

David Bowie – A Life

Winter Weekend 2017, 

Drawn from more than 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, the editor of GQ’s fabulous oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. With stories and music and film clips.

Dylan Jones talks to Tiffany Murray

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Anthony Lane

At the Movies

Hay Festival 2003, 
Lane is the film critic of The New Yorker. In Nobody's Perfect, he writes with the refreshing frankness, 'What is the point of Demi Moore?' - about everything from Shakespeare to The Sound of Music. Are You Talking to Me? is Walsh's brilliantly observed memoir of growing up obsessed with the silver screen.

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Julia Franck en conversación con Rosie Goldsmith

Cartagena 2015, 
La escritora alemana Julia Franck es autora de libros como La mujer del mediodía, galardonado con el premio Deutscher Buchpreis otorgado por la asociación de editores y libreros alemanes, y Zona de tránsito, historia ambientada en el Berlín occidental antes de la caída del Muro que ha sido llevada a la gran pantalla bajo el título Westen. Sus trabajos, aclamados por crítica y público, han sido traducidos a 39 idiomas. Charlará sobre ellos con la periodista británica Rosie Goldsmith.
Con el apoyo del Goethe-Institut