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FW de Klerk talks to Michael Buerk

Hay Festival 1999, 
The former South African President and Nobel Laureate visits Hay between his deposition to the TRC and the new elections, to talk about the dismantling of the great coalition and his relationship with President Mandela, explored in his autobiography The Last Trek.

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Alex Beard, Ben Rawlence, Kirsty Williams

Hay Festival 2018, 

From schools to universities to industry, the voices calling for more creativity in UK classrooms are getting louder. Research is conclusive that creative activities have outsize impacts on well-being, self-esteem and other cognitive abilities. In a new book, Natural Born Learners, Alex Beard examines the frontline of 21st century schools from Silicon Valley and learning with robots to his own experience in an inner-city London school. He offers suggestions of a different way forward. Black Mountains College is a project to create a new kind of liberal arts university and teacher training college in Powys to meet the challenges of future generations and a warming planet. It proposes a radically different kind of undergraduate experience – its director, Ben Rawlence, will explain. They are joined by Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education in the Welsh Government. Chaired by Rosie Boycott. 

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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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Tishani Doshi and Owen Sheers

Poetry: Wales – India

Hay Festival 2018, 

Doshi launches her third collection of poems Girls Are Coming out of the Woods. “Doshi combines artistic elegance with a visceral power to create a breathtaking panorama of danger, memory, beauty and the strange geographies of happiness. This is essential, immediate, urgent work and Doshi is that rare thing, an unashamed visionary.” – PBS. Sheers reprises his landmark Reformations poem, The Men You’ll Meet, addressed to his daughters.

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Claire Tomalin

Samuel Pepys

Hay Festival 2003, 
The Whitbread Award-winner discusses her life of the great London diarist Samuel Pepys with the broadcaster Sheena McDonald.

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Peter Godwin talks to Michael Buerk

Mukiwa

Hay Festival 1996, 
Godwin's account of his relationship with Zimbabwe is one of the year's most exciting biographical books. Seen through the eyes of a child, Rhodesia is a magical land of leopard hunting, lepers, witch doctors, snakes and forest fires. But through the eyes of an adolescent, a conscripted boy soldier caught in the middle of a vicious civil war, and finally an adult who returned to Zimbabwe as The Sunday Times Correspondent to cover the bloody transition to majority black rule, it became a land stalked by violence, death and danger.
He talks to BBC's Michael Buerk, presenter of The Moral Maze and 999 who reported from Africa for many years, and whose coverage of the Ethiopian Famine prompted Bob Geldof to start Live Aid.

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P. D. James

Hay Festival 2000, 
An interview with the Baroness of Crime, creator of Adam Dalgliesh and Cordelia Gary, and author of the brilliant novel The Children of Men, and the diary-memoir Time to be in Earnest.

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Harold Pinter

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading by the playwright and actor from his Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-1998

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Sobre Tomás Eloy.

Jaime Abello Banfi, Sergio Dahbar y Juan Villoro en conversación con Margarita García Robayo

Cartagena 2015, 
Periodista y escritor, Tomás Eloy Martínez fue autor de novelas y libros de cuentos entre los que destacan La novela de Perón y Santa Evita, dos obras que ya se han convertido en clásicos de la literatura argentina y que han sido publicadas en más de sesenta países. Jaime Abello Banfi, director de la Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano; Sergio Dahbar, periodista y editor; y Juan Villoro, periodista y escritor, charlarán con la autora Margarita García Robayo.

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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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Jay Griffiths in conversation with Rebecca John

Responding to the World

Winter Weekend 2015, 

What is the writer’s role in the world? Are they there to respond to events, drive change, reflect society? Join our Hay Festival International Fellow and PEN International writer and the new PENCymru’s winner of PEN International’s New Voices competition, Rebecca John. Chaired by Jon Gower.

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John Hegley

Hay Festival 2003, 
The poet-comedian and national treasure performs songs, stories, sideshows, potatoes and even a bit of dancing. 'A technical virtuoso, a left-field imaginative genius, Hegley is nothing short of priceless.' (The Scotsman)

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Eric Ngalle Charles and Owen Sheers

The Last Ritual

Hay Festival 2018, 

A performance of the new one-man play by the Cameroon-born playwright and actor, now a Creative Wales Fellow, is followed by a conversation with Owen Sheers about the work and Charles’ extraordinary life. The Last Ritual is based on the author’s last days in the village of Small Soppo in Buea, Cameroon. It looks at love and ultimate betrayal, exploring the theme of witchcraft and the practice of it.

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Guido Tamayo en conversación con Ramón Cote

La invención de la infancia

Cartagena 2016, 
Guido Tamayo rememora la infancia a través de personajes de sus libros. 

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Peter Hain

Mandela: His Essential Life

Hay Festival 2018, 

The South African-born, anti-apartheid campaigner and politician chronicles the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, from lawyer to ANC freedom fighter, from political prisoner to President of the Rainbow Nation. He charts Madiba’s post-office humanitarian campaigns and gives an intimate and revealing portrait of the beloved global icon. The legacy is more complex, and Hain examines the state of the RSA today after Zuma’s corruption, and as Ramaphosa accedes to power. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.

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Nick Clarke, Bernard Ingham, David Cannadine and Simon Hoggart

Eminent Elizabethans

Hay Festival 2003, 
The politics and personalities of the last fufty years with the BBC anchor, Clarke, author of The Shadow of a Nation; Thatcher's former Press Secretary and now author of The Wages of Spin, Ingham; Cannadine, the eminent historian and author of In Churchill's Shadow and Hoggart, who has collected his parliamentary sketches from The Guardian in Playing to the Gallery.

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James Frey, Justine Picardie, Josephine Hart, Rosie Boycott

Life Goes On

Hay Festival 2003, 
Frey's A Million Little Pieces is a searing account of the twenty-three-year old's rehabilitation and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Picardie's memoir tells the story of a year in her own life after her sister Ruth's death and of a search for her sister in the afterlife in this age of reason, scepticism and science. Hart's The Reconstructionist is a novel about the way we build our lives from fragments of memory, half-truth, compromise, and desire. They talk to Rosie Boycott.

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Have You Really Read KAFKA?

Dhaka 2013, 
Eliot Weinberger, David Shook and Kaiser Haq, withChris Heiser. Marking the Launch of Dhaka Translation Centre.

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The King And I

Hay Festival 1999, 
Self-proclaimed King of Hay Richard Booth opened the first bookshop in Hay 40 years ago and has led the second-hand book town movement throughout Europe. Lawyers allowing, he will launch his colourful autobiography My Kingdom of Books. In conversation with Phil Rickman.

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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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Karen Armstrong

The Battle For God

Hay Festival 2000, 
The former Roman Catholic nun, and now distinguished religious commentator, examines the appeal, tenacity, and extremity of Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious fundamentalism across the world.

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Galton and Simpson talk to Laurence Marks

Hay Festival 2003, 
In this first of today's television-writer sessions, the duo commonly recognised as Britain's greatest ever comedy writers talk to Laurence Marks. Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wrote the revolutionary and landmark TV series Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.

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Drucilla Cornell con Óscar Guardiola-Rivera

10 x 10 FILOSOFÍA: Cómo imaginar nuevas sociedades

Cartagena 2015, 
Óscar Guardiola-Rivera y Drucilla Cornell hablarán sobre sus respectivas visiones de la filosofía, la cultura y los usos de la imaginación para construir nuevas sociedades en realidades que con frecuencia parecen barbáricas. El teatro, las políticas de transición en Colombia, Sudáfrica y otros países, los derechos humanos y el legado de la teoría crítica serán los temas de este diálogo. Óscar Guardiola-Rivera es escritor, filósofo y docente en Birkbeck, Universidad de Londres; Drucilla Cornell es filósofa, dramaturga y docente en la Universidad Rutgers y la Nueva Escuela de Nueva York. 

Co-organizado con el Instituto Pensar, Universidad Javeriana

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Kazuyo Sejima in conversation with Martha Thorne and László Baán

The 2010 Pritzker Prize-winning partnership Sanaa on the changing role of museums

Segovia 2018, 
2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Kazuyo Sejima - a founding partner of Japanese architecture studio SANAÁ – has attained international acclaim for the clarity of vision and impacting simplicity in the design of her work such as the New Art Museum in NY or The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. She also discusses the upcoming project New National Gallery for Budapest with László Baán, Director General of the National Gallery, Budapest and Ministerial Commissioner of the Liget Budapest Project, and with Martha Thorne, Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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Katherine Rundell and Lauren St John

Storytelling and the Influences of Childhood

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join these two brilliant writers as they discuss their titles The Girl Savage and The Explorer, and Kat Wolfe Investigates and The Snow Angel and the influence that their childhoods growing up in Zimbabwe had on their writing. Chaired by Georgina Godwin.

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