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(Super)héroes. Boris Cyrulnik en conversación con Ingrid Bejerman

Cartagena 2017, 
Boris Cyrulnik (Francia) es neurólogo, psiquiatra, psicoanalista y etólogo. El autor de Los patitos feos. La resiliencia: una infancia infeliz no determina la vida, ha publicado recientemente en español Super(héroes)¿Por qué los necesitamos?, libro sobre el que conversará con Ingrid Bejerman.

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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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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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David Willetts talks to Owen Sheers

A University Education

Hay Festival 2018, 

Drawing on his experience as UK Minister for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014, Willetts offers a powerful account of the value of higher education and the case for more expansion. He discusses access for disadvantaged students, tuition fees, the potential for business and universities to work together in promoting innovation, and envisions how globalisation and technological progress may change the university significantly.   He talks to Owen Sheers, Professor in Creativity at Swansea University.

David Willetts talks to Owen Sheers

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Ali Sparkes

Night Speakers

Hay Festival 2018, 

What keeps you awake at night? It's probably not an inter-dimensional beam messing with your mind at exactly 1.34am every 24 hours. The writer investigates the night-time world of three kids who just can't sleep. Expect interactive comedy, weird sleep facts and a bit of hypnotism from the creator of the Shapeshifter series.

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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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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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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

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Peter Lord

The History of Welsh Art in 13 Pictures

Winter Weekend 2017, 

The art historian and writer explores the culture and history of art in Wales through 13 iconic pictures linked by a story that helped create and define a nation. His new book, The Tradition: A New History of Welsh Art, has been shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year.

Image - Archie Griffiths, On the Coal Tips, c.1930

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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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Keith Ray and Julian Thomas

Neolithic Britain: The Transformation of Social Worlds

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Neolithic in Britain was a period of fundamental change: human communities were transformed, collectively owning domesticated plants and animals, and inhabiting a richer world of material things: timber houses and halls, pottery vessels, polished flint and stone axes, and massive monuments of earth and stone. Equally important was the development of a suite of new social practices, and an emphasis on descent, continuity and inheritance. These innovations set in train social processes that culminated with the construction of Stonehenge, the most remarkable surviving structure from prehistoric Europe. The celebrated archaeologists launch their new book today at Hay.

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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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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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Óscar Martínez in conversation with Arturo Wallace

Querétaro 2017, 

Óscar Martínez (El Salvador) is a journalist linked to the digital newspaper El Faro and the author of one of the most important books for understanding Central American migration through Mexico written in the last decade: The Beast. Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail. Returning to the complex situation of the inhabitants of Central American countries faced with the violence that surrounds them (gangs, state police forces, interfamily violence), Martínez presents Una historia de violencia: Vivir y morir en Centroamérica. In conversation with Arturo Wallace.

Óscar Martínez in conversation with Arturo Wallace

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Ignacio Martínez de Pisón y Jorge Franco en conversación con Berna González Harbour

Historias y familias.

Cartagena 2015, 

El escritor y guionista Ignacio Martínez de Pisón ha presentado recientemente La buena reputación, una novela en la que recorre treinta años de la historia de una familia española del protectorado de Marruecos durante su descolonización. Por su parte, Jorge Franco ganó el Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2014 con El mundo de afuera, una historia con toques fantásticos que transcurre en Medellín, donde el padre de Isolda, una niña que vive en un castillo, es secuestrado.

Co-organizado por Acción Cultural Española

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Rose Tremain

The Road Home

Winter Weekend 2018, 
Tremain's novel about an Eastern European migrant worker's experience of Britain won the 2008 Orange Prize and was voted the best novel of the past 30 years by the Hay Festival audience in our 30th anniversary poll. It is the Hay Festival Book of the Month for November. She discusses the story and its urgent relevance with Peter Florence.
 
Hay Festival's Book of the Month is run in partnership with Vanity Fair.
 
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Francesca Simon, Steven Butler, Gwen Lowe

Big, bad Characters for Big Adventures

Hay Festival 2018, 

Horrid Henry and Dennis the Menace already have a great reputation for badness. Alice Dent is busy making one. Join broadcaster and author Zeb Soanes for a discussion with their creators about why these larger-than-life characters are so popular.

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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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Roy Jenkins' Gladstone

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Liberal Democrat Peer introduces his Whitbread Award-winning biography of the four times Prime Minister and pre-eminent Victorian politician, redeemer of prostitutes and student of Homer, whose glittering House of Commons career spanned sixty-three years. "Quite simply a masterpiece of the biographer's art" - The Economist.

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Sarah Crossan, Patrick Ness, Alex Wheatle

'The Bookseller' YA Book Prize Panel

Hay Festival 2018, 

The YA Book Prize singles out the best new fiction every year. Join the authors of Moonrise, Release, and Straight Outta Crongton as they discuss pushing the boundaries of YA fiction. Chaired by Emily Drabble, BookTrust.

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Lars Lerup In Conversation with Ricardo Devesa

RETHINKING THE CITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Segovia 2018, 

Lars Lerup, Swedish architect, worldwide expert on cities, former Dean of the prestigious RICE School of Architecture in Texas, author of books such as The Continuous City discusses how modern cities evolve with Ricardo Devesa, architect and currently editor-in-chief at Actar Publishers and UrbanNext, an online global network aimed at rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu. 

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Cambridge Series 20: Freezing Fertility, How Reproductive Ageing is Changing in the 21st Century

Hay Festival 2018, 

Egg freezing is an increasingly popular reproductive technology that offers the potential of staying fertile later in life. Yet while it opens up possibilities of having children at a later age, promise of ‘rewinding the biological clock’ also encourages younger, presumably fertile, women to undergo infertility treatment. Dr Lucy van de Wiel will discuss how egg freezing profoundly shifts our understanding of what it means to be fertile, and to age. Dr van de Wiel is a Research Associate at the Reproductive Sociology Research Group.

Lucy van de Wiel

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Rory Hyde and Tristram Hunt

The V&A Lecture 2: The Future Starts Here

Hay Festival 2018, 

The new blockbuster show at the V&A begins to imagine where our society might be headed. Cute but intelligent robots, massive unmanned aircraft that deliver internet access, crowdfunded buildings, tools printed in space, mysterious black boxes that understand human genetic codes – how can these objects affect the way we live, learn and love? And how are they challenging our understanding of what it means to be an individual, a citizen, a crowd or a species? Hunt is the Director and Hyde is the Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Rory Hyde and Tristram Hunt