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Rose Gray, Ruthie Rogers

The River Cafe Green

Hay Festival 2000, 
The River Cafe team returns to Hay to present the modern Italian recipes prompted by the seasonal fruits and vegetables from their organic garden.

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Juliet Stevenson, Helen Bamber, Barb Jungr, Tim Piggott Smith

Captured Voices

Hay Festival 2000, 
A reading of work from victims of torture. All proceeds given to support the work of one of the Festival's nominated charities, The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

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Xiaolu Guo, Ronit Matalon, Valerie Martin

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Guo juxtaposes Beijing and her fishing Village of Stone. Israeli novelist Matalon is the author of Bliss and The Ore Facing Us. Orange Prize-winner Martin introduces her short stories Love. Chaired by Linda Grant.

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James Williams

Stand out of our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy

Hay Festival 2018, 
The former Google advertising executive, now Oxford-trained philosopher James Williams, launches a plea to society and to the tech industry to help ensure that the technology we all carry with us every day does not distract us from pursuing our true goals in life. (At the time of going to press the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal has been a top story for 72 hours.) As information becomes ever more plentiful, the resource that is becoming scarcer is our attention. Williams is the inaugural winner of the Nine Dots Prize, a new award for creative thinking that tackles contemporary social issues.

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Jesse Norman

Adam Smith: What he Thought and why it Matters

Hay Festival 2018, 

Adam Smith is now widely regarded as 'the father of modern economics'. But what he really thought, and what the implications of his ideas are, remain fiercely contested. Was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and the freedom of the individual? Or a prime mover of 'market fundamentalism' and an apologist for inequality and human selfishness? Norman’s biography explores his work as a whole and traces his influence over the past two centuries. He shows how a proper understanding of Smith can help us grasp - and address - the problems of modern capitalism. His account of Smith offers not only the first thinker to place markets at the heart of economics, but also a pioneering theorist of moral philosophy, culture and society. Jesse Norman is MP for South Herefordshire, an historian and economist. Chaired by Bronwen Maddox.

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Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola: A Dog with Nice Ears

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join Waterstones' Children’s Laureate as she introduces a storytelling event and talks about the inspiration for her latest picture-book. Learn about dogs of all shapes, sizes and colours in this interactive event, full of games and storytelling, led by Devon Black. Lauren will read from the book and answer questions.

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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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Sarah Corbett, Mya-Rose Craig, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, Jonathon Porritt, Martin Wright

Do you Have to Be White and Well-Off to Be Green?

Hay Festival 2018, 

By and large, environmentalism, at least in Britain, is still seen as the concern of the relatively well off, and the decidedly white, despite the fact that poorer communities often suffer disproportionately from the impact of pollution. In the developing world it can be a different story: where some of environmentalism’s greatest triumphs – such as the replacement of polluting kerosene with clean solar power – have brought huge benefits to such communities. If the fight against climate change and other existential environmental crises is to get the political prominence it needs, then it has to win support from way beyond the ‘usual suspects’. Craftivist Corbett, campaigner Porritt, farmer Emmanuel-Jones and young wildlife hero Mya-Rose Craig reach out with Martin Wright.

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Steven Berkoff

Hay Festival 1996, 
The actor, director and playwright discusses his autobiography Free Association with Festival Director Peter Florence.

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Colin Dexter

Hay Festival 1996, 
The creator of Inspector Morse talks about his hero and his latest investigations.

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Stephen Lacey

Real Gardening

Hay Festival 2002, 
Q&A with the author of the contemporary and personal guide to the art of gardening which explores in a lively and accessible way the whole process of transforming a bare plot into a series of stunning seasonal pictures.

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History of the Graphic Novel

Dhaka 2013, 
With Rimi Chatterjee.

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Martin Jarvis

Acting Strangely: A Funny Kind of Life

Hay Festival 2000, 
The actor and undisputed King of Radio readings introduces his hilarious memoir, a dazzling and delightful book about actors and acting.

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Timothy Garton Ash

The Wales for Europe Lecture at Hay: BREXIT! Can Britain Still Stay in Europe?

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Oxford Professor of European Studies examines the best interests of the United Kingdom, the European Union, global trade and western democracy in this lecture, part of a series curated by Geraint Talfan Davies, who chairs. Garton Ash’s many books about world affairs include Freedom of Speech, The File, The Magic Lantern and Free World.

Timothy Garton Ash

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Maggie O’Farrell talks to Cathy Rentzenbrink

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

Hay Festival 2018, 

A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa novel award-winner Maggie O’Farrell. It is a book to make you question yourself. What would you do if your life was in danger, and what would you stand to lose? She talks to the author of A Manual for Heartache and The Last Act of Love.

Maggie O’Farrell talks to Cathy Rentzenbrink

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Juan Bonilla y Mario Mendoza en conversación con Guido Tamayo

Cartagena 2015, 

Juan Bonilla es autor de novelas, poemas, ensayos y relatos; su obra Prohibido entrar sin pantalones fue la ganadora de la primera edición de la Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa en 2014 y está protagoniza por el poeta revolucionario ruso Vladimir Maiakovski. Escritor, catedrático y periodista colombiano, Mario Mendoza ha escrito novelas como La ciudad de los umbrales, Satanás, galardonada con el Premio Biblioteca Breve, Lady Masacre y Paranormal Colombia.

Con el apoyo de la Cátedra Vargas Llosa

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Ottoline Leyser

Cambridge Series 13: Thinking Without A Brain – How Plants Decide What To Do

Hay Festival 2018, 

It is easy to assume that plants don’t do much; and many expressions for inactivity involve plant metaphors – such as the ‘couch potato’. However, plants, including potatoes, are as busy as the rest of us assessing their surroundings and changing their activity accordingly. ​ Dame Ottoline Leyser is Professor of Plant Development and Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory.

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Greg Klerkx

Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age

Hay Festival 2004, 
Post-Apollo NASA has got hung up on the Shuttle and the Space Station. The future may lie with an alternative free-market space community.

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Sue Townsend

Hay Festival 1997, 
The great comic writer, playwright and novelist discusses her work and reading with Caroline Gascoigne, Deputy Literary Editior of The Sunday Times.

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Two Americas

Dhaka 2013, 
Writing A New Real: Mario Bellatin, Chris Heiser and David Shook, with Mahtab Haider.

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Robert Newman

Hay Festival 1999, 
Greig's protagonist in When They Lay Bare is an unknown woman who overturns the closed society and family to which she returns.

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Ed Vulliamy y Binyavanga Wainaina en conversación con Peter Florence

Escribiendo sobre lo que importa

Cartagena 2015, 
Ed Vulliamy es corresponsal de The Guardian. Sus reportajes dedicados a Bosnia, Italia, Estados Unidos o Irak le han hecho merecedor del James Cameron Award y el Amnesty International Media Award, premio en el que volvió a ser finalista por sus reportajes sobre México, Amexica. Ha sido nombrado en dos ocasiones International Reporter of the Year. En 1996 se convirtió en el primer periodista que testificó en un tribunal internacional por crímenes de guerra, en la causa por la antigua Yugoslavia. Binyavanga Wainaina es un escritor y periodista keniano, autor del cuento Discovering Home (Caine Prize 2002) y del libro Algún dia escribiré sobre África, entre otros. En 2007 fue nombrado entre los Young Global Leaders por el Global Economic Forum, honor que rechazó por considerar fraudulento pensar que él "incidiría significativamente en los acontecimientos mundiales".

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Presentación de Granta en Español

Xalapa 2012, 
Granta en español 13, dedicado en parte a determinada literatura mexicana, se presenta con las lecturas de Valeria Luiselli, Jeanette Winterson, Álvaro Uribe, Guadalupe Nettel y Mario Bellatin. El número incluye una “Autobiografía” y otro “Manifi esto infrarrealista”, inéditos de Roberto Bolaño, además de colaboraciones de Hugo Hiriart, Richard Ford, Verónica Murguía y James Lasdun, entre muchos otros.

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Sergio Cabrera con Lucía Puenzo

10 x 10 CINE: Nuevas historias del cine latinoamericano.

Cartagena 2015, 

Dos destacados directores de cine charlarán sobre su recorrido profesional y sus experiencias en el mundo cinematográfico. Sergio Cabrera ha dirigido algunas de las cintas más exitosas del cine colombiano, entre ellas, La estrategia del caracol y Golpe de estadio. Su última película, Todos se van, está basada en la novela homónima de la escritora cubana Wendy Guerra. Lucía Puenzo es escritora y directora de aclamados largometrajes como XXY, El niño pez y Wakolda, su última película de la que además fue guionista. Evento moderado por Sandro Romero.

Evento patrocinado por Cinecolombia

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Michael Reid, Jon Lee Anderson y Moisés Naím en conversación con Juan Carlos Iragorri

¿Fracasará otra vez América Latina?

Cartagena 2016, 
Estos tres reconocidos periodistas, expertos en América Latina, debaten y reflexionan sobre las posibilidades de esta región para convertirse en una potencia económica, social y cultural, las deficiencias con las que debe luchar todavía y los obstáculos que aún le quedan por franquear. Participan Michael Reid, responsable de cubrir los temas de América Latina para The Economist y colaborador de medios como BBC Mundo y El País; Jon Lee Anderson, reportero de The New Yorker y autor de una de las biografías más relevantes del Che, Che Guevara. Una vida revolucionaria; y Moisés Naím, Premio Ortega y Gasset de Periodismo, fundador y presidente del Grupo de los Cincuenta (G50) y autor del libro El fin del poder. Dirige esta mesa de debate Juan Carlos Iragorri, director de Voces RCN y Club de prensa, de NTN24.