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Jonathan D Quick

The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How To Stop It

Hay Festival 2018, 

AIDS. Ebola. Bird flu. SARS. These and other epidemics have wiped out millions of lives and cost the global economy billions of dollars. Experts predict that the next big epidemic is just around the corner. But are we prepared for it? And could we actually prevent it? Somewhere out there, a super virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of a bird, bat, monkey or pig, preparing to jump to a human being. This as-yet-undetected germ has the potential to kill more than 300 million people. That risk makes the threat posed by a ground war, a massive climate event, or even the dropping of a nuclear bomb on a major city pale in comparison. But there is hope. The doctor and Harvard instructor explains the science and the politics of combatting epidemics and tells the stories of the heroes who’ve succeeded in their fights to stop the spread of illness and death.

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Eurig Salisbury talks to Gaston Vadasz

Budapest 2013, 

The Welsh-language Children’s Poet Laureate has published a collection of children’s poetry and a book of poems, Llyfr Glas Eurig (‘Eurig’s Blue Book’). He reads and discusses writing for children and introduces the riches of the Welsh language.

Supported by Arts Council of Wales

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Gitta Sereny talks to Andrew Roberts

Hay Festival 1996, 
In her book Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth "presents the struggle of the second most powerful Nazi with his conscience, with her as his confessor. By the end, she forces Speer to admit what he denied at Nuremberg - That he knew about The Final Solution and tacitly consented to it . . . a book that actually penetrates the sould of Nazism" - Guardian. She talks to the historian Andrew Roberts.

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Will Hutton

The World We're In

Hay Festival 2002, 
Hutton follows up his The State We're In with an analysis of the political and economic effects (for the rest of the world) of American isolationism, and divines a counterbalance in a strengthened European Union.

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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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Rory MacLean

Chancing it

Hay Festival 2000, 
MacLean never planned to visit Florida. Then the Daily Mail was deliverd to his house by mistake. Twenty-four hours later he found himself in the land of Mickey Mouse, gull-wing Thunderbirds and drive-by shootings. In Next Exit Magic Kingdom Rory swims with mermaids and discovers the site of the Garden of Eden. Join him as he unravels his accidental journeys from Stalin's Nose to the Sunshine State, and reveals how to avoid gratuitous sex in Miami Beach.

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José Adiak Montoya y Óscar Martínez en conversación con Martín Solares

Desde América Central.

Xalapa 2013, 
Los escritores José Adiak Montoya (Nicaragua) y Óscar Martínez (El Salvador) conversan con Martín Solares sobre el oficio literario en América Central, un espacio en el que la sociopolítica, la tradición cultural propia y ajena, y los confl ictos de décadas parecen estar todavía más mezclados con el oficio de escritor que en otras partes del mundo.

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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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Germaine Greer

The 1996 Raymond Williams Lecture: Tradition and Female Talent

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Festival's keynote lecture will be given by the author of The Female Eunuch and Slipshod Sibylls.

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Jon Lee Anderson, Ricardo Corredor, Daniel Samper Pizano y Ed Vulliamy en conversación con Sergio Dahbar

Literatura de viajes

Cartagena 2015, 
Homenaje a Michael Jacobs (1952–2014), hispanista, escritor de literatura de viajes e historiador de arte, con motivo de la publicación en español de su libro Los ladrones de memorias. Jacobs fue pronto reconocido como un erudito por la calidad de su obra literaria, siendo autor de diversas publicaciones de éxito, buena parte de ellas sobre España y el mundo hispanohablante. En este evento se repasará su trabajo y trayectoria y se dará a conocer el ganador de la I Beca Michael Jacobs, creada en su honor tras su fallecimiento.

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Una mirada a la vida en grandes ciudades.

Sergio de la Pava y Patricia Engel en conversación con Alejandra Jaramillo

Cartagena 2015, 

Dos autores estadounidenses de origen colombiano nos hablarán de obras suyas en las que la ciudad juega un papel fundamental. Patricia Engel es autora de No es amor, es solo París, la historia de una joven estadounidense que viaja a París para estudiar pero también con la intención de encontrarse a sí misma y enamorarse. Sergio de la Pava ha escrito Personae y Una singularidad desnuda, obra protagonizada por un abogado neoyorquino que trabaja en Brooklyn y cuya vida se transforma cuando su sentido de la justicia comienza a resquebrajarse.

Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Estados Unidos de América

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Sergio de la Pava, Santiago Gamboa y Lina Meruane en conversación con Alejandra Jaramillo

Crimen y castigo: cómo narrar a las víctimas

Cartagena 2015, 
Lina Meruane, es la autora de la crónica Volverse Palestina, un acercamiento a la situación de la ocupación israelí y los asentamientos palestinos. Sergio de la Pava, norteamericano de ascendencia colombiana, ha publicado Una singularidad desnuda, donde se refleja la ausencia de justicia e igualdad ante la ley en las sociedades contemporáneas. El escritor colombiano Santiago Gamboa ha publicado recientemente La guerra y la paz, una reflexión en torno al conflicto y la reconciliación.

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Don Paterson

The Poem: Lyric, Sign, Metre

Hay Festival 2018, 

What is a poem? In what way is its use of language distinct? What conditions allow it to arise, and what is its cultural purpose? And how, exactly, do poems work? Part polemic, part technical treatise and part meditation, The Poem is an ambitious contemporary ars poetica. Paterson looks at the writing, transmission and reading of poetry with wit and scholarly flair in a thorough exploration of how and why poems are composed. Paterson was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, and is garlanded with awards for his many collections, which include Nil Nil, God’s Gift to Women, Rain and 40 Sonnets.

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Odile Decq talks to Martha Thorne

Budapest 2013, 

The award-winning French academic and architect (Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome – MACRO; Phantom Restaurant Opera Garnier), awarded Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (2003) and International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, discusses where contemporary architecture is headed, with the Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Associate Dean of the IE School of Architecture.

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Simon Schama, Alan Yentob, Hisham Matar, Daniel Hahn, Deborah Levy y Nell Leyshon en conversación con Peter Florence

Recordando a William Shakespeare

Cartagena 2016, 
El celebrado historiador británico, Simon Schama, el periodista Alan Yentob y los escritores Hisham Matar, Nell Leyshon, Daniel Hahn y Deborah Levy, quien ha escrito para el Royal Shakespeare Company, conversarán con Peter Florence sobre William Shakespeare, su obra y su influencia en el 400 aniversario de su muerte.

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Antonia Fraser

Warts and All...

Hay Festival 1999, 
The historian celebrates the quatro-centenary of "God's Englishman", Oliver Cromwell

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Eko de la Garza en conversación con Augusto Cru

Pancho Villa toma Zacatecas.

Xalapa 2013, 
La Batalla de Zacatecas es uno de los episodios clave de la historia mexicana del siglo XX.  Eko de la Garza (ilustraciones) imagina magistralmente el suceso que supone un punto de inflexión en la Revolución Mexicana. En conversación con Augusto Cruz.

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Concurso de Cuento RCN - Ministerio de Educación

Contar historias.

Cartagena 2016, 
Premiación del Concurso Nacional de Cuento RCN – Ministerio de Educación Nacional. Los 25 ganadores del IX Concurso Nacional de Cuento hablarán sobre sus fuentes de inspiración y experiencias en la escritura creativa a la hora de expresar sus historias. A lo largo de sus 9 años de vida el Concurso Nacional de Cuento ha recibido más de 270.000 cuentos de todos los rincones del país, convirtiéndose en una gran movilización de docentes y estudiantes alrededor de la escritura y la lectura.

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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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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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Deborah Tannen

Talking from 9 to 5

Hay Festival 1995, 
The American author addresses the role played by conversational rituals in the workplace and analyses different ways men and women make decisions, negotiate and characterise their informal chat with one-upmanship and self-depecciation.
Tennen's other infuential books about conversation include the best-selling You Just Don't Understand Me.

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Carl Hiaasen

Hay Festival 1999, 
The cult Florida crime-novelist and environmental hero Carl Hiaasen, author of Lucky You, Tourist Season, Strip Tease, Stormy Weather and Double Whammy, talks to Peter Guttridge author of A Ghost of a Chance and No Laughing Matter.

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Sebastian Meschenmoser

Cartagena 2016, 
Escritor e ilustrador radicado en Berlín, escritor de Aprendiendo a Volar, cuenta con 10 títulos en el mercado. Ofrecerá un taller de creación de libro-álbum para niños.
Niños +8 años

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Jacobo Celnik y Sandro Romero sobre rock y literatura

Cartagena 2015, 
El periodista musical Jacobo Celnik ha escrito junto con Andrés Durán Rockestra, un libro en el que presentan un recorrido por los últimos cincuenta años de historia del rock a través de 25 entrevistas a algunos de sus máximos representantes. Por su parte, Sandro Romero es autor de libros como Mick Jagger. El rock suena: piedras trae, biografía del mítico líder de los Rolling Stones, o Clock around the Rock: Crónicas de un fan fatal.

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Michael Wood

Travel in Time: Adventures in History and Myth

Hay Festival 2005, 
The intrepid historian quests for Shangri-la, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail.