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Nicole Krauss in conversation with Zsófia Bán

Budapest 2013, 

According to the New York Times, Nicole Krauss is ‘one of the most important novelists in the United States’. She presents her most recent novel Great House. Her previous works, The History of Love and Man Walks into a Room, bestsellers in both English and Hungarian, have been specially reprinted for her visit to Budapest.

In collaboration with the US Embassy in Hungary and Magveto Publishing House

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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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Tony Robinson, Lisa Dwan, Peter Florence and Helena Kennedy

Josephine Hart’s Poetry Hour: Poetry of the Great War

Hay Festival 2018, 
Today's programme of 30 First World War poems gives voice to the humanity, loss and suffering of the poets of the Great War. The selection includes Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est, W. B. Yeats’ An Irish Airman Foresees His Death and Rudyard Kipling’s Epitaphs of The War. For over 25 years Josephine Hart’s hugely popular Poetry Hours, founded originally as Gallery Poets in the West End, were presented at such celebrated venues as The National Theatre, The Donmar Warehouse, The New York Public Library and Harvard University, they now continue quarterly at the British Library and, annually, here at Hay, at London University and at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Josephine wrote wonderfully incisive introductions to the life and work of each poet as, like Eliot, she believed that ‘we understand the work better when we understand something of the poet’s life'.

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Alonso Sánchez Baute y Miguel Ángel Manrique en conversación con Jaime Abello Banfi

Crónicas de viajes (1).

Cartagena 2016, 
El director general y cofundador de la Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Jaime Abello Banfi, moderará esta charla sobre el género periodístico de la literatura de viajes a raíz de la experiencia de escribir una crónica de viaje de los Pueblos Patrimonio de Colombia.
Conversan Alonso Sánchez Baute, autor de las novelas Al diablo la maldita primavera y Líbranos del bien, y del libro de crónicas ¿Sex o no sex? y Miguel Angel Manrique.


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John D. Hosler

The Siege of Acre: Saladin, Richard The Lionheart, and the Battle that decided the Third Crusade

Hay Festival 2018, 

The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189-1191) was the most significant military engagement of the Third Crusade, attracting armies from across Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Maghreb. Drawing on a balanced selection of Christian and Muslim sources, the historian introduces his account of this hard-won victory for the Crusaders, when England’s Richard the Lionheart and King Philip Augustus of France joined forces to defeat the Egyptian Sultan Saladin. Chaired by Peter Florence.

John D. Hosler

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Dylan Moran

Is Indisposed

Hay Festival 1997, 
This year's Perrier Award-winning show from the most original and charming stand-up comedian for years.

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Jack Hartnell

Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

Hay Festival 2018, 

Dripping with blood and gold, fetishised and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. The art historian uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. 

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Small is Beautiful

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein, Syed Manzoorul Islam, Farah Ghuznavi and Prajwal Parajuly celebrate the beauty of the short story with Syed Badrul Ahsan. Marking the Launch of Syed Manzoorul Islam's translated short story anthology The Merman's Prayer and Other Stories, by Daily Star Books.

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Rosie Boycott y William Sieghart en conversación con John Mitchinson

Alimentos y politica

Cartagena 2014, 
Juan Bonilla (España) es autor de cinco novelas y seis libros de relatos; entre las novelas están Los príncipes nubios, Premio Biblioteca Breve 2003 y traducida a diez idiomas, y Prohibido entrar sin pantalones (Seix Barral, 2013). Entre los libros de relatos destacan Tanta gente sola, que obtuvo el Premio Mario Vargas Llosa al mejor libro de relatos del año 2009, y Una manada de ñus (Pre- Textos, 2013). Organizado con Acción Cultural Española

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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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Henry Gee

Deep Time

Hay Festival 2000, 
The chief science writer of Nature introduces what is no less than a revolution in how we look at the history of life and humanity's evolution upside down and makes space for the existence of creatures far wilder than human imagination. And in the age-old debate over what came first, the chicken or the egg, cladistics has the definitive answer - the egg.

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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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The Economist Debate - What Next for the World?

John Browne, Bill Emmott, Giles Foden, Andrew St George, Jon Snow

Hay Festival 2003, 
The Channel 4 anchor hosts this discussion about the future. John Browne of BP is widely admired as one of the world's top corporate chiefs. Bill Emmott, editor of The Economist is the author of 20:21 Vision: The Lessons of the 20th Century for the 21st. The Whitbread Award-winning novelist Giles Foden's lagtest book Zanzibar examines Osama Bin Laden's influence in Africa. They are joined by the historian Andrew St George, an international relations consultant.

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Ferdia Gallagher

Cambridge Series 5: The Future of MRI

Hay Festival 2018, 

Dr Gallagher from the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge discusses the basis of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), how it is currently used to image cancer and what the future of oncological imaging may entail.

Ferdia Gallagher

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Greg James and Chris Smith

Kid Normal

Hay Festival 2018, 

Calling all heroes, villains and Super Zeroes. Join the radio personalities and authors for an action-packed Kid Normal event, including a reading from the new book, Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes. Dave Cribb will provide musical accompaniment throughout. Help create a brand new superhero story and prepare for lots of games, singing and audience participation. Superpowers not required.

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Phil George, Rachel Trezise, Tomos Owen and Friends

The Library of Wales

Hay Festival 2018, 

The hugely ambitious Parthian press project to gather in one imprint the greatest Welsh writing in English of the past 100 years has now reached 50 titles – from Raymond Williams and Margiad Evans to Rachel Trezise and Leonora Brito. Phil George leads a conversation about the scope and scale, impact and treasures of Welsh literature. What do we learn from these modern classics? What might the next 50 books be? And how might they be selected? 

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Horatio Morpurgo

The Paradoxal Compass: Drake’s Dilemma

Hay Festival 2018, 

Morpurgo dramatises an episode in Francis Drake's circumnavigation during which the Golden Hind was stranded on a rock off Celebes, Indonesia. What altercation occurred between Drake and the ship's chaplain, Francis Fletcher, during those terrifying 20 hours? Morpurgo makes a compelling argument for what was really at the heart of that disagreement, and its present-day repercussions. He argues that the Tudor navigators and their stories may hold the key to how we should approach the current environmental crisis. Chaired by Daisy Leitch.

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Is There A World Literature?

Dhaka 2013, 
Pankaj Mishra and Eliot Weinberger, with K Anis Ahmed.

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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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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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Ed Hawkins and Nicola Davies talk to Andy Fryers

Trans.MISSION 3: Extreme Weather Events

Hay Festival 2018, 

What happens when you bring together two people at the top of their game but from different spheres? Ed Hawkins is a climate scientist and works for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the University of Reading. Ed focuses on improving predictions of climate change and its impacts. Nicola Davies is the author of more than 50 books for children: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They have collaborated to create an original piece of work that will explore the issues around extreme weather events.
The Trans.MISSION project was created to bring science and culture together with the aim of communicating cutting-edge science to new audiences through new methods.
More information about the Trans.MISSION project can be found here.

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Michael Ignatieff

The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Hay Festival 2018, 

During a three-year, eight-nation journey, Ignatieff found that while human rights is the language of states and liberal elites, the moral language that resonates with most people is one of everyday virtues: tolerance, forgiveness, trust and resilience. These ordinary virtues are the moral system of global cities and obscure shantytowns alike. A novelist and historian, Ignatieff is Rector and President of Central European University in Budapest.
Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

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John Mortimer

The Sound of Trumpets

Hay Festival 1999, 
The newly beknighted novelist turns his gaze on New Labour with delightful mischief in store. Mortimer chews the polenta with the political journalist Anthony Howard.

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Alasdair Gray and Carl MacDougall

Hay Festival 1996, 
The cracking Scots novelist Alasdair Gray reads from his new collection of stories Mavis Belfrage. Keep listening through your laughter. Gray is the sharpest , wisest reader of his own work I've heard. MacDougall introduces his novel The Casanova Papers. The Spectator called his last work The Lights Below "A Masterpiece ... one of the great Scottish novels of this century".

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Jon Landaburu, Marie Annharte Baker y Wieldler Guerra en conversación con Juan Luis Mejía

Cómo mirar al pasado para entender el presente.

Cartagena 2015, 

El etnolingüista Jon Landaburu, que ha dedicado su vida al conocimiento de las lenguas indígenas de Colombia, la prestigiosa escritora indígena canadiense Marie Annharte Baker y Wieldler Guerra, antropólogo de la comunidad Wayuu, charlarán con Juan Luis Mejía, Rector de la Universidad EAFIT, sobre la importancia de las culturas indígenas y su lenguaje creativo en la historia contemporánea.

Evento patrocinado por Sura

Con el apoyo de la iniciativa Canada en las Américas del McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, The Canada Council for the Arts y Blue Metropolis Festival