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Hanif Kureishi en conversación con Jonathan Levi

Cartagena 2016, 
Hanif Kureishi es un novelista, dramaturgo, guionista y director de cine británico. Su primer guión teatral, La madre patria, ganó el premio de la Thames Television en 1980. Entre sus obras cabe mencionar las novelas El buda de los suburbios (premio Whitbread), El regalo de Gabriel y Mi oído en su corazón o Intimidad, así como guiones de películas como Mi hermosa lavandería o Londres me mata.
Conversará sobre su trayectoria en general y sobre su último libro, La última palabra, con el escritor Jonathan Levi.

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Nigel Planner, Emily Perkins, Jonathan Myerson

The First Novel

Hay Festival 1998, 
Three writers of great distinction and differing writing experience have just published their first novels. The actor Nigel Planner has published poetry, the non-fiction best-seller A Good Enough Dad and the brilliant satire I, Actor. His debut novel is The Right Man. Emily Perkins won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for her short story collection Not Her Real Name. Her novel Leave Before You Go is set in her native New Zealand. The screenwriter Jonathan Myerson's novel is Noise. They talk to Terence Blacker

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Hugh Lupton with Daniel Morden

Fictions: The Assembly of the Severed Head

Hay Festival 2018, 

13th Century Wales. A small monastic outpost is rocked to its core when a gruesome discovery is made on the nearby shoreline: a severed human head, the first of several to wash up along the surrounding coast. Not long after, the holy brothers stumble across the smouldering ruins of a bardic school and within, a pile of decapitated bodies – all that is left of King John’s brutal massacre. But one man, barely alive, is found hiding among the carnage. He is Cian Brydydd Mawr, the greatest bard of his age, who holds in his head all the ancient stories of his land… So begins Lupton’s masterful new novel which tells the story of the making of the Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh myth cycle which existed in oral form for generations before it was set down in writing. In Lupton’s re-telling, we witness these stories of spirits and shape-shifters, giants and time-travellers, curses and spells being told as they originally would have been in the ancient bardic tradition. He introduces the tales and talks to his fellow storyteller Daniel Morden.

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Jo Brandon, Aviva Dautch, Shazea Quraishi

Poetic Responses to Gustav Klimt

Hay Festival 2018, 

Renowned painter of the exquisite and other-worldly The Kiss, Gustav Klimt is the crowning jewel in Austria’s symbolist movement. Join Brandon, Dautch and Quraishi as they present their poetic answers to Klimt’s masterpieces, specially commissioned by Bradford Literature Festival. The poets will discuss how Klimt’s work inspired their own, as well as the social and artistic context in which the paintings were created. This one-of-a-kind event marries the contemporary with the historical to mark the centenary of Klimt’s death.

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Erica Jong & Marilyn French

Hay Festival 1997, 
Jong, the author of Fear of Flying, How to save your Own Life, Parachutes and Kisses and Fear of Fifty discusses her new novel Of Blessed Memory. French, whose books include Our Father, The Bleeding Heart and The War Against Women celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the first publication of The Woman's Room.

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Endless Revolutions

Dhaka 2013, 
Tariq Ali, Ahdaf Soueif and Pankaj Mishra discuss the past and present. Moderated by Eliot Weinberger.

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Alejandra Acosta y Diego Bianki en conversación con Isidro Ferrer

Ilustrando historias

Cartagena 2015, 

Alejandra Acosta es la ilustradora de libros para adultos como Del enebro o La cámara sangrienta, en los que utiliza el collage como medio de expresión, pero también de libros infantiles y juveniles. El argentino Diego Bianki es diseñador, ilustrador y director artístico de Pequeño Editor, un proyecto editorial dedicado a los pequeños lectores y los grandes curiosos. Conversarán sobre su trabajo con el diseñador e ilustrador español Isidro Ferrer.

Co-organizado con Acción Cultural Española

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Michael Antoniou, Michael Meacher, Peter Melchett, Jeffrey Smith

Heart to Heart

Hay Festival 2005, 
GM food is deceptive, organic food is natural. We are delighted to welcome   to the annual organic food forum to the Festival.

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Tiffany Murray, Diana Evans, Audrey Niffenegger

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Edinburgh Book Festival Director Catherine Lockerbie hosts this fiction discussion with the authors of the comic debut Happy Accidents, the great Neasden novel 26A, and the contemporary classic The Time Traveller's Wife.

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Ed Hooper

AIDS - Hand of God or Hand of Man?

Hay Festival 2000, 
The author of The River talks about his controversial, yet well supported hypothesis that the AIDS pandemic arose not through the killing and eating of chimpanzees, but through the contamination of an experimental polio vaccine tested on a million Africans in the 1950s.

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Martin Innes

Terrorism as a teachable moment: analysing social media to understand public reactions to the four UK attacks in 2017

Hay Festival 2018, 

Terrorist attacks are designed to 'terrorise, polarise and mobilise' their multiple audiences. In a sense, then, they function as teachable moments, where the perpetrators try to teach 'a lesson' to their 'adversaries'. At the same time, however, governments use these events to instruct the wider public about the risks that have to be managed, and how public life and values will not be modified by them. The Director of the Crime and Security Research Institute shows how by applying cutting-edge social media analytics, we can learn from past attacks about how terrorist violence tries to work.

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Martin Gilbert

Jerusalem

Hay Festival 1996, 
Churchill's biographer, who was knighted in 1995 "for services to British history and international relations" celebrates the 3000th anniversary of the Holy City. Gilbert talks about the proliferation of religious, intellectual, social and cultural activity, the heady mix of the divine and the secular, at the axis and front line of Christianity, Judasim and Islam.

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Langlands and Bell

Hay Festival 2005, 
The artists celebrated for their analysis of the architecture of power discuss their radical work The House of Osama Bin Laden.

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Richard Holmes

Hay Festival 1996, 
The greatest biographer of modern times talks about his search for "the personal life that is hidden in, and below, the printed page". Holmes' books include Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage, Coleridge - Early Visions and Footsteps - "a modern masterpiece which will be seen as revolutionary a work as Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians" - Michael Holroyd.

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Patrick Gale, Suzannah Dunn & Barbara Gowdy

Dangerous Pleasures

Hay Festival 1996, 
We are proud to launch Gale's new novel Dangerous Pleasures with this reading. Armistead Maupin hailed Gale's Facts of Life as "a monumental feat of imagination, achingly true and beautiful". Suzannah Dunn "writes in a loaded and knowing prose, a hip Edna O'Brien, or Murial Spark in a gymslip" - Glasgow Herald. She will read from her new novel Venus Flaring. The Canadian star Barbara Gowdy will read from Mr. Sandman - Margaret Atwood's choice as Book of the Year in the TLS.

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Frank Delaney

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Irish broadcaster and novelist introduces his book A Stranger in Their Midst - "With its drama verging on the operatic, as the community lights up in the name of progress, it is plunged ever deeper into moral darkness. Fantastic stuff. I can't help feeling that if Verdi were around today, he and Delaney would make a great team" - Independent

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Beryl Bainbridge

Hay Festival 1997, 
The Whitbread Award winner reads from her Titanic novel Every Man For Himself.

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Horatio Clare

Fictions: Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Aubrey is a rambunctious boy who tries to run before he can walk and has crashed two cars before he's old enough to drive one. But when his father, Jim, falls under an horrendous spell Aubrey is determined to break it. With the help of the animals of Rushing Wood, Aubrey will never surrender - even if he must fight the unkillable Spirit of Despair itself: the TERRIBLE YOOT! A new children’s tale from the award-winning writer. Chaired by Peter Florence.

7+ years
Horatio Clare

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Gustavo Bell Lemus en conversación con Alberto Abello Vives

70 años de Biografía del Caribe, de Germán Arciniegas.

Cartagena 2016, 
La publicación de esta obra, que antecedió a similares en las Antillas, es un punto de inflexión en el conocimiento de esta región y marca un punto de partida en el reconocimiento identitario del norte de Colombia con el Caribe. Su setenta aniversario es la oportunidad para que dos expertos en el Caribe dialoguen sobre identidad, región y nación. Gustavo Bell Lemus es historiador y gestor del Parque Cultural del Caribe. Fue vicepresidente de la República de Colombia y actualmente es embajador de este país en Cuba. Alberto Abello Vives es investigador y gestor cultural experto en el Caribe, y autor de varios libros, entre ellos, el recientemente publicado La isla encallada. El Caribe colombiano en el archipiélago del Caribe.

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Gavin Young talks to Sue Bardbury

Fiction and Far Away Places

Hay Festival 1996, 
"Glamour and the sea! Tell me - wasn't that the best time, that time when we were young and at sea? - Lord Jim: Joseph Conrad.
Travel writer Gavin Young, whose Slow Boats to China has been described as a "genuine adventure story", discusses the romance of far away places in fiction with Sue Bradbury, Director of the Folio Society whose novel Midnight Madonna is set in the Spanish Civil War

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Ali Smith talks to Francine Stock

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Accidental is a compelling adventure in literature from the most inventive and entertaining novelist of my generation. Don't miss this. You can tell your grandchildren you were there when it launched.

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Jon Snow

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Channel 4 News anchor and author of Shooting History discusses broadcast news, conflict and the new world disorder with Peter Florence.

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Liza Picard, Michael Dobson, Nicola Watson

Gloriana

Hay Festival 2003, 
Three leading historians toast the life and legacy of the great British Queen, who celebrates her 400th anniversary this year. Picard launches her book Elizabeths London. Watson and Dobson's England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy examines the building of the myths from Spenser to Blackadder.

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Wendy Ayres-Bennett

Cambridge Series 17: The Menace of Monolingualism

Hay Festival 2018, 

Is monolingualism harming us, both as individuals and as a society? We look at the value of languages for health and well-being, social cohesion, diplomacy and conflict resolution, defence and national security. Wendy Ayres-Bennett is Professor of French Philology and Linguistics.

Wendy Ayres-Bennett

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Dermot McMonagle

Kells 2015, 

Dermot McMonagle is a Cavan-based historian and the author of 29 Main Street: Living With Partition, an account of the rise of Sinn Fein from 1917.

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