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Adam Frost

Animal Quiz

Hay Festival 2018, 

The author of The Awesome Book of Animals wants to know if you share his passion for the animal kingdom. Join him to discover some of the wildest facts about the creatures that share our planet and test your knowledge in a fun quiz.

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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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Jay McInerney, Julian Barnes and Stephen Fry

A Good Read

Hay Festival 1998, 
The three writers each recommend one treasured book: Barnes recommends Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome; McInerney chooses Raymond Carver's Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?; Fry celebrates PG Wodehouse's The Code of the Woosters.

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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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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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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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Tyler Keevil and Eluned Gramich talk to Dylan Moore

Fictions: Wales

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation about place and story, language and resilience. Keevil has two new books out. The first is a novel called No Good Brother – a high stakes Canadian adventure of love and morality, introducing two unlikely outlaws. Hometown Tales: Wales pairs two stories: Last Seen Leaving, a gripping account of the days following the disappearance of a local man by Keevil and The Lion and the Star by Eluned Gramich, a vivid retelling of the Welsh language protests that electrified Cardiganshire in the 1970s.

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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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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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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.

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Nicola Shulman talks to Anna Pavord

A Rage for Rock Gardening

Hay Festival 2003, 
Shulman discusses her book A Rage for Rock Gardening: The Story of Reginald Farrer, Gardener, Writer and Plant Collector. "Half poet, half botanist', as Vita Sackville West described him, he became one of the very greatset in the last great age of plant-hunters, and wrote books of unforgettable method and style. Through their influence, he did for English gardening what half a century later Elizabeth David would do for cooking, and changed it all for ever

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Sarah Wood

Stepping Up: How to Accelerate your Leadership Potential

Winter Weekend 2017, 

An utterly inspiring exploration of corporate management and leadership. The Veuve Cliquot Businesswoman of the Year runs video and tech company Unruly, where she ensures that the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet; 91% of Ad Age 100 brands trust Unruly to connect with audiences at speed and scale.  It has a presence across 20 different locations and employs 300 people. Wood is also an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge, where she teaches a course in Mash-Ups, Memes and LOLitics: Online Video Culture and the Screen Media Revolution. She talks to Guto Harri, Communications Director of Liberty Global.

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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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Fergal Keane

Hay Festival 1998, 
The BBC correspondent reads from and talks about his Letter to Daniel one of the most popular Radio broacasts of all time.

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Lucy van de Wiel

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.

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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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James O’Brien

How To Be Right

Winter Weekend 2018, 

The LBC radio talkshow host provides a hilarious and invigorating guide to talking to people with faulty opinions. With chapters on every lightning-rod issue in current affairs, James tells the stories of the conversations he’s had, explains why people have been fooled into thinking the way they do, and in each case outlines the key questions to ask to reveal fallacies, inconsistencies and double standards. He talks to Rosie Boycott.

O’Brien’s 2018 Christopher Hitchens Lecture is now available on Hay Player.


JAMES WILL ALSO BE TAKING PART IN THE SUNDAY MORNING POLITICS SHOW - EVENT 31, FOR WHICH THERE ARE STILL A FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE.

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Alma Guillermoprieto en conversación con Juan Cruz

Cartagena 2016, 
La periodista mexicana afincada en Nueva York, Alma Guillermoprieto, ha trabajado como reportera para los medios más prestigiosos en lengua inglesa, entre ellos, The Guardian, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New Yorker y The New York Review of Books. Sus reportajes para estos medios han sido traducidos a varios idiomas.
En español escribió La Habana en un espejo, memoria de los meses que paso en Cuba como profesora de danza moderna. La más reciente recopilación de sus textos traducidos al español es Desde el país de nunca jamás.
Conversará con el periodista Juan Cruz sobre el oficio de reportera y sus experiencias.

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Claudio López de Lamadrid, Taiye Selasi y Binyavanga Wainaina en conversación con Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Sur-sur. ¿Sigue siendo la metrópolis el lugar donde editar?

Cartagena 2015, 
Un apasionante debate sobre los desafíos a los que se enfrenta la literatura contemporánea de África y América del Sur. ¿Son las nuevas tecnologías y los mercados emergentes un reto para la dominación editorial de las ciudades occidentales? ¿Dónde está asentado el poder? ¿Quién se publica y por qué? De estos temas hablarán Binyavanga Wainaina, autor y periodista keniano, fundador de la revista Kwani?, la escritora de origen africano Taiye Selasi y los editores Ellah Wakatama Allfrey y Claudio López de Lamadrid. 

Evento International Conversation co-organizado por Writers’ Centre Norwich

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Joanna Trollope, Natasha Walter

New Britain, New Woman, New Family

Hay Festival 1998, 
What can and should New Labour culture do for womenand families in society? On the panel debating the issues will be Joanna Trollope, whose no 1 best-seller Other People's Children was published on Mother's Day, and Natasha Walter, author of The New Feminism.

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Vivian Abenshushan, Julio Patán y Rafael Reig en conversación con Martín Solares

Ensayistas.

Xalapa 2013, 
El ensayo es un género que en su definicion abierta engloba muchas posibilidades. Martin Solares pregunta a los escritores invitados sobre su relacion con el ensayo: Vivian Abenshushan (México), autora de "El clan de los insomnes" y "Escritos para desocupados"; Julio Patán (México) autor de "Conspiraciones". "Breve historia de la conquista del mundo por los extraterrestres, los masones, la ONU, las élites financieras" ... y "El libro negro de la izquierda mexicana"; y Rafael Reig (España), cuya última novela se publicó en 2012 bajo el título "Lo que no está escrito".

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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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Kate Brandt talks to Andy Fryers

A Sustainable Digital World?

Hay Festival 2018, 

The digital revolution touches all aspects of our human and physical world in constantly changing ways, and alongside this, comes new opportunities to meet the challenges posed by climate change and the need for resource efficiency by working to empower everyone—businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, communities, and individuals—to use  technology to create a more sustainable world. Kate Brandt, former Chief Sustainability Officer under President Obama and now Google’s Sustainability Officer, is in the hot seat.

Kate Brandt talks to Andy Fryers

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Is There A World Literature?

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

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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.