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Edna O'Brien

Down by the River

Hay Festival 1997, 
The Irish author reads from and discusses her contorversial novel Down by the River with Nick McDowell. The book deals with fundamentalist beliefs about sexuality, abortion and faith in a stark process of one country girl's rite of passage from childhood to womanhood, from abuse and terror into wisdom. "An angry, violent, yet startlingly beautiful book.. Edna O'Brien's imagination inflames the world" - Independent on Sunday

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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.

Martin Innes

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Kate Adie and Hong Ying

Tiananmen Tales

Hay Festival 1997, 
As Hong Kong reverts to Chinese control we remember the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre with the BBC's front-line reporter and the Tiananmen activist Hong Ying, whose novel Summer of Betrayal fictionalises her experience of the event and it's aftermath in Beijing

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Richard Mabey

Flora Britannica: From Magic to Modern Myth

Hay Festival 1997, 
An exploration of the findings of this cultural flora (which was compiled from thousands of public contributions) and of what it tells us about modern popular attitudes towards nature, and about the role of folklore in a scientific age. "The Doomsday Book for the plant life of Britain at the end of the 20th century" - The Times

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Rhidian Brook en conversación con Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Cartagena 2015, 

El reconocido escritor británico Rhidian Brook es autor de novelas de ficción y guionista de series y largometrajes televisivos. Su último libro, El día que vendrá, ha sido traducido a 18 idiomas y será llevado al cine por el director Ridley Scott. La historia cuenta la relación entre una familia británica y una familia alemana que conviven en una misma mansión en Hamburgo tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Con el apoyo del British Council

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Claudio López de Lamadrid, Taiye Selasi y Binyavanga Wainaina en conversación con Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Sur-sur. ¿Sigue siendo la metrópolis el lugar donde editar?

Cartagena 2015, 
Un apasionante debate sobre los desafíos a los que se enfrenta la literatura contemporánea de África y América del Sur. ¿Son las nuevas tecnologías y los mercados emergentes un reto para la dominación editorial de las ciudades occidentales? ¿Dónde está asentado el poder? ¿Quién se publica y por qué? De estos temas hablarán Binyavanga Wainaina, autor y periodista keniano, fundador de la revista Kwani?, la escritora de origen africano Taiye Selasi y los editores Ellah Wakatama Allfrey y Claudio López de Lamadrid. 

Evento International Conversation co-organizado por Writers’ Centre Norwich

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Adrian Bradshaw talks to Nik Gowing

Russia, ISIL and Other Defence and Security Challenges – The Need for Better Strategy

Hay Festival 2018, 

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw has just stepped down as Deputy Supreme Commander of NATO, having also served as Director of the SAS, and taken a key strategic role in the campaign against Daesh/ISIL. He talks to Nik Gowing, author of Thinking the Unthinkable: A New Imperative for Leadership in the Digital Age.

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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.

Rita Carter

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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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Miguel Brieva, Alberto Montt y Réal Godbout en conversación con John Naranjo

Cartagena 2015, 

Tres artistas gráficos nos hablarán de su obra y proceso creativo: Miguel Brieva es autor de, entre otros, Dinero, Bienvenido al mundo y Memorias de la Tierra, donde trata cuestiones políticas y sociales con humor e ironía; Alberto Montt es el autor chileno del blog En dosis diarias, cuyas viñetas humorísticas han dado lugar a nueve libros recopilatorios publicados en diversos países; por su parte, el canadiense Réal Godbout es autor de las series Red Ketchup y Michel Risque así como de libros ilustrados y storyboards.

Co-organizado por Acción Cultural Española
Con el apoyo de The Canada Council for the Arts y Blue Metropolis Festival

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PD James

Hay Festival 1998, 
The Queen of Crime explores the setting of the law courts in her latest Adam Dalgleish investigation A Certain Justice.

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Roy Jenkins' Gladstone

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Liberal Democrat Peer introduces his Whitbread Award-winning biography of the four times Prime Minister and pre-eminent Victorian politician, redeemer of prostitutes and student of Homer, whose glittering House of Commons career spanned sixty-three years. "Quite simply a masterpiece of the biographer's art" - The Economist.

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Tomándole el pulso a la izquierda latinoamericana.

Cartagena 2014, 
Patricio Fernández Chadwick (Chile), María Jimena Duzán (Colombia) y Jon Lee Anderson (Estados Unidos) en conversación con Ricardo Corredor Cure. A unos meses después de la muerte de Chávez, 40 años después del golpe de estado en Chile, en medio de una negociación entre el gobierno del presidente Santos y la guerrilla de las FARC, y con una región que tiene varios países con gobiernos considerados socialistas, América Latina vive un momento político que levanta varias preguntas sobre el presente y futuro de la izquierda latinoamericana. Tres reconocidos periodistas internacionales esbozarán algunas hipótesis y reflexionarán sobre el papel del periodismo para contar las historias relacionadas con el ascenso de la izquierda al poder en la región.

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Jeremy Lewis

Cyril Connolly

Hay Festival 1997, 
A portrait of the precociously brilliant, and influential literary journalist, author of The Unquiet Grave and Enemies of Promise. Connolly was an autobiographer, essayist and parodist of genius whose spectacularly fallible life makes for wonderful telling.

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Meltem Arikan, Menna Elfyn, George Gumisiriza, Rebecca John, Eric Ngalle Charles, Ben Rawlence

Wales PEN Cymru: Speaking for Ourselves

Hay Festival 2018, 

The focus of the PEN chapter this year is to defend and support minority languages within ethnic communities in Wales. When we are given the confidence and liberty to speak for ourselves in our mother tongues as much as in our acquired speech, we demonstrate the diversity, persistence and vitality of language. Three Welsh and three refugee writers are here to speak for themselves and to invite you into the local and global PEN alliance of writers working to promote international freedom of expression and linguistic equality.

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Bengal Publications Hour

Dhaka 2013, 
Tahmima Anam introduces new Bangladeshi writing in English, followed by conversations with Srabonti Narmeen Ali, Saad Z Hossain and Munize Manzur. Marking the Launch of Bengal Publications English Fiction. Moderated by Janice Pariat.

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Mariana Santos y Olga Lucía Lozano en conversación con Germán Rey

Evento FNPI: Periodismo que cruza especies

Cartagena 2016, 
El periodismo como punto de encuentro que reúne distintas disciplinas de la sociedad para contar historias. Mariana Santos (Portugal), directora de interacción y animación del canal Fusion, miembro de The 19 Million Project, una coalición multidisciplinar que busca visibilizar la crisis de los migrantes y refugiados en todo el mundo, y creadora de Chicas Poderosas, una comunidad que trabaja por acercar a las mujeres de América Latina a la vanguardia del periodismo
digital. Olga Lucía Lozano (Colombia), cofundadora y directora creativa de La Silla Vacía hasta 2014, ganadora en 2013 del Premio Gabriel García Márquez de Periodismo, categoría Innovación, por el Proyecto Rosa. Evento moderado por Germán Rey (Colombia), exdirector del Centro Ático de la Universidad Javeriana, analista de medios y miembro del Consejo Rector del Premio Gabriel García Márquez de Periodismo.

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Yuri Buenaventura en conversación con Roberto Pombo

Charla El Tiempo

Cartagena 2017, 
El gran cantante de salsa Yuri Buenaventura (Colombia) conversa con el director de El Tiempo sobre su extraordinaria carrera profesional. Amante de la música en general, no solo de la salsa, Buenaventura menciona entre sus influencias a grupos legendario de salsa como Fania y también a cantantes de otros ritmos, como Violeta Parra. Su carrera musical se inició mientras era estudiante en La Sorbona y desde entonces no ha parado de trabajar, componiendo bandas sonoras para películas, colaborando con otros artistas y produciendo sus propios discos.
Yuri Buenaventura en conversación con Roberto Pombo

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Nicola Shulman talks to Anna Pavord

A Rage for Rock Gardening

Hay Festival 2003, 
Shulman discusses her book A Rage for Rock Gardening: The Story of Reginald Farrer, Gardener, Writer and Plant Collector. "Half poet, half botanist', as Vita Sackville West described him, he became one of the very greatset in the last great age of plant-hunters, and wrote books of unforgettable method and style. Through their influence, he did for English gardening what half a century later Elizabeth David would do for cooking, and changed it all for ever

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Subaltern Writing

Dhaka 2013, 

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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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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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Alan Llwyd, Aled Eirug, Mererid Hopwood

Marwolaeth Heddwch (The Death of Peace)

Hay Festival 2018, 

As Wales marks the centenary of the end of the Great War, author of the Oscar-nominated film Hedd Wyn, and a number of volumes on the Welsh literature of the Great War, Professor Alan Llwyd of Academi Hywel Teifi and Dr Aled Eirug, Morgan Academy, author of two forthcoming publications on the opposition to the War in Wales, will discuss the Welsh response to the call to arms and the effect of the War on the calls for peace. The discussion will be chaired by one of Wales’ leading poets, broadcaster and leading member of Cymdeithas y Cymod (Welsh Fellowship of Reconciliation) Professor Mererid Hopwood, who is also a member of the campaign for the establishment of a Wales Peace Academy.

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Jackie Collins talks to Mark Lawson

Hay Festival 1997, 
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pan Macmillan, the best-seller talks about her career and her heroine Lucky Santangelo: "if you take Lucky to the beach for sunbathing company, you may still be there reading when the moon comes up" - Cosmopolitan

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Kay Redfield Jamison talks to Marjorie Wallace

An Unquiet Mind

Hay Festival 1997, 
Dr Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive illness. Even while she was pursuing a glittering career in Psychiatry she was succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of here patients. Oliver Sacks said that her memoir An Unquiet Mind "stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty". She talks to the Chairman of SANE, Marjorie Wallace, the first journalist to be elected to the Royal College of Psychiatry.