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Peter Frankopan

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

Hay Festival 2019, 

Following the Silk Roads eastwards from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, The New Silk Roads provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. In this prescient contemporary history, Peter Frankopan assesses the global reverberations of these continual shifts in the centre of power – all too often absent from headlines in the West. Chaired by Elif Shafak.

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Howard Marks

Mr Nice

Hay Festival 1999, 
An audience with the world's most charming ex-con. He was Britain's most wanted man. He's just spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary for drugs smuggling. You'll like him/

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Juan Esteban Constaín

Cartagena 2016, 
Juan Esteban Constaín lleva más de un año grabando una serie de conversaciones con Roberto Pombo sobre la historia reciente de Colombia. En ellas se abarcan todos los temas: desde el proceso 8000 hasta Gabo, desde la paz hasta el arcotráfico. En realidad, es una aproximación a la historia de la Colombia contemporánea bajo la mirada de uno de sus periodistas más emblemáticos, que lo ha hecho todo en el oficio: desde reportero judicial en El Heraldo hasta director de El Tiempo. Esta conversación se presenta como un abrebocas y anticipo de un libro que saldrá publicado próximamente.

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Charlie Hebdo

Jon Lee Anderson, Martin Baron, Antonio Caño, Ed Vulliamy, Alejandro Santos and Rosie Boycott

Cartagena 2015, 
Jon Lee Anderson, Martin Baron, Antonio Caño, Ed Vulliamy, Alejandro Santos and Rosie Boycott

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Stephen Fry, Brian Gilbert, Julian Mitchell

Wilde at Heart

Hay Festival 1998, 
The star, director, and writer of the movie Wilde discuss the importance of being Oscar.

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Rose Tremain

The Road Home

Winter Weekend 2018, 
Tremain's novel about an Eastern European migrant worker's experience of Britain won the 2008 Orange Prize and was voted the best novel of the past 30 years by the Hay Festival audience in our 30th anniversary poll. It is the Hay Festival Book of the Month for November. She discusses the story and its urgent relevance with Peter Florence.
 
Hay Festival's Book of the Month is run in partnership with Vanity Fair.
 
Rose Tremain

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Evie Wyld y David Szalay en conversación con Razia Iqbal

Lo mejor de Granta

Cartagena 2014, 
En 2011 David Szalay publicó su último trabajo, Spring, London and the South-East (Random House). Su primera novela, London and the South-East (2008), fue galardonada con premios como el Betty Trask y el Geoffrey Faber. Evie Wyld, escritora británica incluida en la lista de los mejores escritores jóvenes compilada por la revista Granta habla sobre su trabajo. Evie Wyld recibió los premios John Llewellyn Rhys y Betty Trask con su primera novela, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice. En conversación con Razia Iqbal. Evento presentado por Chris Rawlings, director del British Council en Colombia. Con el apoyo del British Council

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Junior String Orchestra in concert

Segovia 2014, 

The highly-talented young musicians from the British Council School Junior String Orchestra in Madrid return to Segovia to delight us with their vivacious repertoire.The orchestra will be conducted by teacher Elisabet Rosales.

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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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Michael Holroyd, Richard Perceval Graves, Richard Poole

The Richard Hughes Centenary

Hay Festival 2000, 
A celebration of the centenary of the Welsh novelist and short story writer, author a A High Wind in Jamaica and Hazard, and latterly The Fox in the Attic. HUghes, whose influence extends into the work of William Golding and J. G. Farrell is ripe for rediscovery, and recognition as one of the most original and creative talents of twentieth century literature.

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Christopher Andrew

The Mitrokhin Archive

Hay Festival 2000, 
The Chair of the Cambridge History Faculty reveals the full extent of the KGB's operations to infiltrate ad destabalize the West, from the formation of the Soviet Republic through the Cold Ward to Perestroika. Previously suppresed material contained in the extraordinary records of the defector Vassili Mitrokhin reveals the farcical truth about Philby, the attempts to recuit Harold Wilson, to scilence Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn and to ward of the influence of John Paul II.

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Ignacio Ramonet en conversación con Jon Lee Anderson

Chávez al comienzo

Cartagena 2014, 
El cofundador de la organización no gubernamental Media Watch Global (Observatorio Internacional de los Medios de Comunicación), y director durante dieciocho años de Le Monde diplomatique, conversa con el periodista y escritor Jon Lee Anderson sobre su reciente Mi primera vida, trabajo en el que analiza los años de formación de Hugo Chávez. El libro es el resultado de tres años de conversaciones con el que fuera presidente de Venezuela.

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Alan Hollinghurst talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: The Sparsholt Affair

Hay Festival 2018, 

Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst’s masterly novel evokes the intimate relationships of a group of friends bound together by art, literature and love across three generations. It explores the social and sexual revolutions of the most pivotal years of the past century, whose life-changing consequences are still being played out to this day. Richly observed, disarmingly witty and emotionally charged, The Sparsholt Affair is an unmissable achievement from one of our finest writers.

Alan Hollinghurst talks to Georgina Godwin

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Patrick Barkham

Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago

Winter Weekend 2017, 

The British Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. The nature writer meets all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, as he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander. Barkham’s books include Coastlines, Badgerlands and The Butterfly Isles. Introduced by Kitty Corrigan.

Patrick Barkham

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Piedad Bonnet y en conversación con Carlos Granés

Cartagena 2014, 
Opinar en Colombia hoy: Piedad Bonnett, Juan Gabriel Vasquez y Hector Abad Faciolince en conversacion con Carlos Granes Co-organizado con la Cátedra Vargas Llosa

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JMG Le Clézio en conversación con Carmen Boullosa

Querétaro 2016, 

JMG Le Clézio (Francia) es novelista, escritor de libros de viaje y autor, entre muchos otros trabajos, de un estudio sobre el México colonial. Galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura en el año 2008, conversará con la escritora Carmen Boullosa sobre sus inquietudes literarias y artísticas.

JMG Le Clézio en conversación con Carmen Boullosa

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George Szirtes talks to Júlia Várady

Budapest 2013, 

The celebrated poet and translator reads and discusses his work. Born in Hungary, Szirtes writes poetry in English. His award-winning collections include The Slant Door, The Budapest File, An English Apocalypse and The Burning of the Books. He translates Sándor Márai and László Krasznahorkai.

In collaboration with Corvina Books

Event in Hungarian with readings in English

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Helen Jukes, Alys Fowler and Steve Benbow talk to John Mitchinson

Buzz Buzz

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation about bees. Jukes is the author of A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings, an insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper’s year of keeping honeybees in Oxford. Fowler and Benbow’s Letters to a Beekeeper is the story of how, over the course of a year. Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden.

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Alex Jones talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Winging It

Hay Festival 2018, 

Joining the parenting club in our thirties and beyond means that we are spinning an extraordinary amount of plates, often including a career at its peak. Most of us co-parent or fly solo in the true sense of the word, relying solely on our partners and/or friends when, more often than not, extended family are too far away to help on a regular basis. Our parents could look to their parents for the usual guidance and extra support, but our situation is new, modern and unique. We are winging it! The One Show star shares what happens when the best thing ever comes later than planned...

Alex Jones talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

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Crónicas migrantes II

Jon Lee Anderson y Yuri Herrera en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Xalapa 2012, 
Tres autores que participan en la antología Sam no es mi tío: veinticuatro crónicas migrantes y un sueño, conversan con Diego Fonseca, editor del libro. Con Jon Lee Anderson (Estados Unidos), Yuri Herrera (México) y Guillermo Osorno (México).

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Imágenes de la violencia/violencia de la imagen. Hourya Bentouhami, Christine Détrez y Marie-José Mondzain en conversación con Cristina Lleras

Cartagena 2017, 
Los actos violentos y sus consecuencias adquieren un cariz todavía más problemático cuando son representados sin descanso a través de imágenes que se comparten en los medios, internet o las redes sociales. ¿Cómo se puede informar y compartir responsablemente esta información? ¿Es adecuado mostrar la violencia? ¿Cuáles son los límites de lo que se debe mostrar y en qué contexto? Cristina Lleras conversa sobre este delicado y pertinente asunto con Hourya Bentouhami (Francia), filósofa y docente de filosofía política en la Universidad de Toulouse – Le Mirail; Christine Détrez (Francia), escritora, socióloga y profesora en la Escuela Normal Superior de Lyon; y Marie-José Mondzain (Francia), filósofa y directora de investigación en el CNRS.
Imágenes de la violencia/violencia de la imagen. Hourya Bentouhami, Christine Détrez y Marie-José Mondzain en conversación con Cristina Lleras

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Alison Laurie talks to Peter Kemp

Hay Festival 1998, 
The great American novelist, author of The Truth About Lorin Jones and Foreign Affairs talks with the Sunday Times Fiction Editior about her first novel for nearly ten years Last Resort. "Laurie is the transatlantic heir of Jane Austen's social comedy. She is the fabled Great American Novelist"

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Tony Parsons talks to Dylan Jones

Fictions: Girl on Fire

Hay Festival 2018, 

The novelist introduces the new thriller in his best-selling DC Max Wolfe series. He starts with terrorists using a drone to bring down a plane on one of London’s busiest shopping centres, and then…

Tony Parsons talks to Dylan Jones

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Lars Lerup In Conversation with Ricardo Devesa

RETHINKING THE CITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Segovia 2018, 

Lars Lerup, Swedish architect, worldwide expert on cities, former Dean of the prestigious RICE School of Architecture in Texas, author of books such as The Continuous City discusses how modern cities evolve with Ricardo Devesa, architect and currently editor-in-chief at Actar Publishers and UrbanNext, an online global network aimed at rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu. 

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Lidia Yuknavitch talks to Laurie Penny

Fictions: The Book of Joan

Hay Festival 2018, 

A group of rebels has united to save a world ravaged by war, violence and greed. Joan is their leader. The future of humanity is being rewritten. Yuknavitch's mesmerising novel sees Joan of Arc's story reborn for the near future. It is a genre-defying masterpiece that may very well rewire your brain.