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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2013, 

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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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Ian Stewart - The Royal Society Michael Faraday Lecture

Riddles of Form: Discovering Order and pattern in the Universe

Hay Festival 1996, 
The patterns that occur in the form and behaviour of living creatures are usuallu explained in terms of genes and DNA. However, mathematics also plays a role, as examples from the numerolgy of plants and the rhythms of animal movement demonstrate. (No specialist knowledge or mathematical ability required)

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Pauline McLynn, Molly Jong Fast

Hay Festival 2000, 
The star of Father Ted and Alan Parker's movie Angela's Ashes, McLynn's fictional debut Something For The Weekend revolves around a Dublin Private eye stripping away layers of martial infidelities and battling with bread-making and beef Wellington. Molly Jong Fast has written a first novel about the Manhatten fast life called Normal Girl. 

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Susannah Clapp

With Chatwin

Hay Festival 1997, 
Bruce Chatwin was a traveller, a teller of tales and a connoisseur of the extraordinary. When he died in 1989 he was 48 and had completed six books. In Patagonia made him celebrated, The Viceroy of Ouidah and On the Black Hill were both made into films, The Songlines made him a best-seller, and Utz confirmed an artist at the height of his powers. Clapp edited two of Chatwin's books and her memoir of her friend is a beautiful evocation of the man feted for his looks as well as his prose, a vivid presence and absence, whose travelling led him so often here to the Black Mountains.

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Miguel Brieva y Alberto Montt

A través de una viñeta. Taller de narración gráfica.

Cartagena 2015, 
Una viñeta puede servir para contar muchas historias, como bien saben los protagonistas de este taller: el español Miguel Brieva, colaborador de diversas publicaciones y autor de Dinero, Bienvenido al mundo, El otro mundo y Memorias de la Tierra; y el chileno Alberto Montt, responsable del blog En dosis diarias, que ha dado como resultado nueve libros recopilatorios de sus viñetas publicados en varios países. 

Co-organizado con Acción Cultural Española

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Louise Doughty, Victoria Briggs

The Asham Award

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate the foremost short story prize for women writes with a discussion and reading with Doughty, one of this year's judges and 2003 award-winner Briggs.

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Leonardo Padura en conversación con Héctor Abad Faciolince

Cartagena 2017, 
Las obras de Leonardo Padura (Cuba) llevan décadas enganchando a los lectores con su narración exquisita y realista. Autor de novela policíaca, su personaje el comisario Mario Conde es todo un referente en el imaginario de los lectores. Padura, que también ha escrito guiones cinematográficos, es además autor de probablemente la mejor narración en ficción del histórico asesinato de León Trotski: El hombre que amaba a los perros. Conversa con Héctor Abad Faciolince.
Tras la conversación se proyectará el documental Vivir y escribir en La Habana, dirigido por Lucía López Coll, que nos muestra la vida en La Habana del escritor Leonardo Padura.
Leonardo Padura en conversación con Héctor Abad Faciolince

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Simon Mayo talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: Mad Blood Stirring

Hay Festival 2018, 

Mayo’s first adult novel weaves Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet through a tense prison drama that sets itself against the epic backdrop of mighty Dartmoor in 1815. The passions unleashed in this riveting account place black against white and Americans against Britons with the stirring soul of a forbidden love caught in between.

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David Almond

The Colour of the Sun

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the author of Skellig in conversation with Jonathan Douglas, Director, National Literacy Trust as he introduces his moving, funny and magical new novel,The Colour of the Sun.“The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free.”One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar – the little Tyneside town that has always been his home – but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious. A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town. As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again.

12+
David Almond

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Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan

War Stories

Hay Festival 2018, 

The broadcaster and historian teams up with his wife, Canadian journalist Ann MacMillan, to present the book they wrote together about 34 people who had extraordinary experiences in wartime. They have found tales of stunning individual bravery and resilience in the face of extreme distress over the course of 150 years – from the Charge of the Light Brigade to the Syrian government’s shelling of Homs. They will give a fully illustrated PowerPoint presentation highlighting some of their most gripping stories and talk about how they came to write them.

Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan

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Liz Rideal, Kathleen Soriano, Joan Bakewell

Madam and Eve: Women Portraying Women

Hay Festival 2018, 

How do women paint or photograph each other? How do they represent each other in performance or sculpture? As mothers or heroines? With tenderness, aggression or respect? Madam and Eve explores the female gaze as it focuses on other women. Rideal is an artist and photographer; Soriano is one of the world’s most respected curators; Bakewell is Bakewell – broadcaster, writer, pioneer.

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Marie Arana y Antonio Caballero en conversación con Juan Carlos Iragorri

¿Qué pensaría Bolívar si resucitara?

Cartagena 2016, 
Los participantes conversan en torno a la figura de Simón Bolívar y reflexionan a su vez sobre el estado actual de América Latina. Con Marie Arana, periodista de The Washington Post y autora de la más reciente biografía del Libertador publicada originalmente en inglés, Bolívar - American Liberator; y Antonio Caballero, escritor y columnista de Semana, Premio Simón Bolívar en 1994 por sus caricaturas políticas y autor del reciente Comer o no comer y otras notas de cocina. Charla oderada por Juan Carlos Iragorri, director de Voces RCN y Club de prensa, de NTN24.

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Bogotá 39

João Paulo Cuenca, Álvaro Enrigue, Guadalupe Nettel y Fabrizio Mejía Madrid en conversación con Rafa

Xalapa 2012, 
Cuatro autores integrantes de la selección Bogotá 39, que en el 2007 destacó treinta y nueve autores latinoamericanos menores de treinta y nueve años, nos leen un ejemplo de sus últimas producciones y nos cuentan en qué están trabajando. Con João Paulo Cuenca (Brasil), Álvaro Enrigue, Guadalupe Nettel y Fabrizio Mejía Madrid (México). Moderado por Rafael Toriz

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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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Simon Nye

Hay Festival 1998, 
The award-winning creator of the cult hit Men Behaving Badly and the new BBC2 comedy How Do You Want Me? discusses his screenwriting with Peter Florence.

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Sujit Sivasundaram

Cambridge Series 14: The History of Islands and Their Contribution to the Modern World

Hay Festival 2018, 

The islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans and the people who inhabited these seas are some of the most marginalised places and people in Western historical memory. Yet they played a crucial role in modern political, intellectual and cultural thought, and may be sites to watch for the future of humanity even as environmental change takes its course. Dr Sivasundaram is Reader in World History.

Sujit Sivasundaram

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Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew

Gaspard the Fox

Hay Festival 2018, 

This is a charming and humorous picture-book celebrating urban foxes and their relationship with the humans and animals with whom they share the city. Hear about them from the BBC broadcaster and author, and learn how to draw one with the illustrator. Book signing includes a paw-print from Gaspard.

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Jenny Valentine

Fictions: Fire Colour One

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Iris's father, Ernest, is at the end of his life and she hasn't even met him. Her best friend, Thurston, is somewhere on the other side of the world. Everything she thought she knew is up in flames. Now her mother has declared war and means to get her hands on Ernest's priceless art collection. But Ernest has other ideas... The new novel from the award-winning children’s author.

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Jenny Valentine

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Michael Frayn, Peter Kemp

Hay Festival 2000, 
Frayn's work for the theatre such as Noises Off and Copenhagen and his brilliant translations of Chekov, are celebrated as his fiction, which includes the Booker-shortlisted Headlong and The Trick of It. He talks to The Sunday Times fiction editor.

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Paddy Hill talks to Richard Ingrams

Hay Festival 1996, 
The most outspoken member of The Birmingham Six talks to the former editor of Private Eye and now the editor of The Oldie about his experience of interrogation, trial and imprisonment in the most famous miscarrige of justice of recent years. In the Evening Standard, Ingrams wrote of Forever Lost, Forever Gone - "Anyone who still believes that our policemen are wonderful or that British justice is the finest in the world should read Mr. Hill's gripping account. It is impossible to do so without feeling indignation and shame that such things could be done in our name"

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Mario Vargas Llosa talks to Bronwen Maddox

Hay Festival 1996, 
Llosa discusses his autobiographical essays and study Making Waves and his magical new novel A Death in the Andes with the award-winning FT journalist Bronwen Maddox. His other books include A Fish in the Water, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, In Praise of the Stepmother and The Perpetual Orgy.

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Simon Barnes

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher

Hay Festival 2005, 
RSPB columnist and best-selling ornithologist communicates his passion infectiously. Look around you ...

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Marianne Wiggins talks to Sarah Dunant

Hay Festival 1996, 
The American novelist and short story writer talks about John Dollar - "a superb novel, hypnotic, disturbing and artful... almost any sentance may be shot through with wonderful phrases bright as tracer bullets" - (Washington Post), that is written in "a prose precisely opulent as a diamond solitare" - New York Times.
She talks to the award-winning crime-writer Sarah Dunant, author of Under My Skin, Birthmarks and Fatlands.

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The Violence Within

Dhaka 2013, 
Hasan Azizul Huq's translated Three Stories, Kaiser Haq's collection of poems Pariah and Other Poems, and Ahsan Akbar's The Devil's Thumbprint, with Sandip Roy. Marking the Launch of Bengal Lights Books.