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Suzanne O'Sullivan en conversación con Jaime Bernal Villegas

Cartagena 2017, 
Los casos más sorprendentes y perturbadores de los males que el cerebro puede infligir a nuestro propio cuerpo son investigados por la neuróloga Suzanne O´Sullivan en Todo está en tu cabeza. La mayoría aceptamos sin problema que el corazón palpite con fuerza cuando vemos a la persona que amamos secretamente, o la sudoración que brota en nuestra frente ante el nerviosismo que nos provoca tener que hablar en público. Pero lo que no llegamos a imaginar es cuán dramática y exagerada puede llegar a ser la reacción de nuestro cuerpo ante según que emociones. O’Sullivan conversa sobre el fascinante mundo de las enfermedades psicosomáticas.
Suzanne O'Sullivan en conversación con Jaime Bernal Villegas

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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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Ross Montgomery

Max and the Millions

Hay Festival 2018, 

A boy discovers a microscopic fantasy civilisation living on a bedroom floor. What would it be like to be an ant-sized person living in your own house? In this event, you'll re-imagine everyday places and objects – toasters, toilets, hamsters – from the point of view of a pint-sized explorer.

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Simon Blackburn

Think

Hay Festival 2000, 
The editor of the Oxford Dictonary of Philosophy introduces his new book about why philosophy is important and how it can address the big questions, tackling ideas from scepticism, the self, mind and body, and freedom to ethics and the arguments surrounding the existence of God.

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Biyi Bandele, Diran Adebayo, Courttia Newland

Hay Festival 2000, 
Three of the most brilliant young British fiction writers read and talk about their work, language and storytelling. Newland's Society Within is set again on the Greenside Estate of his first novel The Scholar. Adebayo's My Once Upon a Time follows his Saga Prize-winning Some Kind of Black with a spin on the urban gumshoe plot as his PI searches through London's mean streets to find a bride for a country millionaire. Bandele's The Street is a surreal and picarresque trawl thrugh the weird and wonderful streets of Brixton.

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Emma Nicholson, Peter Clark, Rageh Omaar

Iraqi Aftermath: Restoring the Marshlands

Hay Festival 2003, 
In the early 1990s Saddam Hussein drained the marshlands of Southern Iraq, home to the Shi'a tribes, by damming the Tigris and Euphrates. This turned the area into an uninhabitable desert and caused an ecological disaster. The Liberal Peer and the distinguished Arabist Peter Clark discuss the urgent and huge environmental project to restore the marshlands.

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Andy Mulligan talks to Claire Armitstead

Dog

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and author of Trash as he discusses his most recent book, the story of the changing relationship that develops between a boy and his new dog, Spider. Spider helps Tom manage things when his life at home and at school is spinning out of control and in return Tom gives Spider all the love and attention he needs. Both grow stronger as a result. Dog is a book about trust, standing up for yourself, and learning to love.

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Elisa Passini

Computational Biology

Hay Festival 2018, 

A journey into the Virtual Heart, to understand how human-based computer models and simulations can be used to predict risk of cardiac side effects in patients taking drugs. This technology shows high accuracy and has the potential to play a major role in the reduction and replacement of animal testing in the early stages of drug development.

Elisa Passini

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Ken Follett

Fictions: Tolerance and Co-existence

Hay Festival 2019, 

Follett’s third novel in the Kingsbridge series went straight to the no.1 position on bestseller lists in the USA, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. In A Column of Fire, voices of tolerance struggle to make themselves heard under authoritarian rule as England faces challenges from Europe. The social and political concerns of the first Elizabethan era resonate loudly in the second. Following the screening of a short film, Follett discusses with the audience how the themes of his Tudor-time novel echo in today’s political theatre.

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Rosa Montero en conversación con Daniel Samper Ospina

Cartagena 2014, 
Periodista y escritora española, su vocación por la escritura comenzó desde muy pequeña a raíz de una enfermedad: víctima de la tuberculosis, apenas podía hacer otra cosa que leer y escribir sus propias historias. Tras trabajar en otros medios, en 1976 empezó a trabajar de manera exclusiva para el periódico El País y en 1980 recibió el Premio Nacional de Periodismo. Su primera novela fue Crónica del desamor (1979), pero su primer gran éxito llegó con Te trataré como a una reina (1983), que la aupó a los primeros lugares de las listas de ventas. Su último libro es La ridícula idea de no volver a verte, sobre el que conversará con Daniel Samper Ospina. Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española

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Santiago Gamboa en conversación con Jorge Espinosa

Cartagena 2017, 
Jorge Espinosa conversa con este gran autor colombiano. Santiago Gamboa (Colombia) escritor y periodista, y el autor, entre otros, de Perder es cuestión de método, traducida a seis idiomas y convertida en película por el director de cine Sergio Cabrera; su último libro es Volver al oscuro valle, una novela coral en la que se entrelazan varias historias de personajes que llegan, después de una larga ausencia en algunos casos, a Colombia.

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Retratos de Gabo.

Darío Arizmendi, Xavi Ayén y Silvana Paternostro en conversación con Jaime Abello

Cartagena 2015, 
Tres periodistas hablarán de libros suyos en los que tratan diferentes aspectos de la vida y obra de Gabriel García Márquez. Darío Arizmendi lo hace a través de fotografías inéditas y anécdotas personales en su libro Gabo no contado, tras la amistad que mantuvieron durante 25 años. En Soledad & Compañía, Silvana Paternostro le retrata gracias a los relatos de quienes estuvieron muy cerca de él. Por su parte, Xavi Ayén, es autor de Aquellos años del boom, libro dedicado al boom de la literatura latinoamericana para el cual entrevistó a Gabo tras veinte años sin que concediese entrevistas.

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Mike Brearley talks to Simon Hughes

Of Captaincy and Cricket

Hay Festival 2018, 

The great England cricket captain, in later life a psychoanalyst, talks about the game, the players and the gentlemen. He is the author of The Art of Captaincy and On Form.

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John Crace, John Sutherland and Friends

The Two Johnnies Do Dracula, and Frankenstein is 200!

Hay Festival 2018, 

A Book Club like no other, as our favourite literary vaudevillians read about monsters and Europe and things that go bump in the mind. Crace writes the satirical Digested Reads for the Guardian. Sutherland is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of English at UCL and the go-to senior Eng-Lit Super-Don.

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Amanda Spielman talks to Ann Mroz

OFSTED, inspected

Hay Festival 2018, 
The chief inspector of OFSTED discusses her work heading the regulatory body for education, children’s services and skills. She looks at the opportunities for schooling at a time when Britain needs to launch our children into the world fully prepared for a very challenging future. Chaired by the editor of TES.

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Javier Cercas y Margo Glantz en conversación con Guido Tamayo

Escribir: pasión y oficio

Cartagena 2015, 
El escritor y columnista español Javier Cercas y la escritora, ensayista y crítica literaria mexicana Margo Glantz, son dos de los autores más destacados de la escena literaria de sus respectivos países. Cercas ha escrito obras como Soldados de Salamina, La velocidad de la luz y El impostor; entre las obras de Glantz destacan Las genealogías, Síndrome de naufragios, Saña y Yo también me acuerdo.

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Las Preguntas Hay 25 (III)

Con Susie Orbach, Wole Soyinka, Hansjörg Schertenleib y Tishani Doshi

Xalapa 2012, 
Este año nuestro festival en Gales cumple 25 años y para celebrarlo hemos creado una selección de veinticinco preguntas que nos parecen relevantes para espectadores y artistas. En esta ocasión, los cuatro invitados deben responder las siguientes: ¿cómo benefi ciará al mundo una reestructuración del superpoder económico en el siglo XXI?; ¿cómo es posible alcanzar la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres en todos los aspectos de la vida, desde que nacemos hasta morir, en el ámbito educativo, laboral y de ocio?; estamos creando una biblioteca de literatura, música y cine: ¿qué libro, película y disco incluirías en ella?; ¿en tu selección ideal qué libro, película y disco no deben faltar?

Traducción simultánea del inglés al español

Con el apoyo del British Council y Pro Helvetia

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Philipp Blom

La importancia de la Ilustración: Gente peligrosa.

Xalapa 2013, 
Vivimos en una sociedad creada alrededor del pensamiento ilustrado y su apuesta por la razón; en cierta medida, este modelo ha pasado a ser entendido como la “racionalización” de todas las áreas de la vida, en la que los países se confi guran como “economías” y sus ciudadanos como “consumidores”. Este sistema no le sirve a la mayoría de las personas y además ha pasado a ser una especie de religión, que sustituye a los modelos espirituales que antes conformaban la organización de las sociedades, en la que no queda rastro del modelo racional ilustrado. La pregunta es: ¿tenemos alternativas? En su libro Gente peligrosa, Philipp Blom (Alemania) propone rescatar el modelo y enseñanzas de la menos conocida Ilustración radical.
Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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Oliver Bullough with Chibundu Onuzo and Matthew T. Page

Kleptoscope: Nigeria

Hay Festival 2018, 

Journalist and author Oliver Bullough brings his popular Kleptoscope series to Hay to discuss why and how so much money is stolen from the world’s poorest countries, and what we can do about it. Nigerian novelist Onuzu talks about how she put corruption at the heart of her brilliant second novel Welcome to Lagos; former US intelligence agent and foreign affairs expert Matthew T. Page is the author of Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know – a guide to the oil-rich African state, plagued by corruption and Boko Haram, home to many of the world’s greatest writers.

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Alberto Manguel

The 1997 TLS Lecture : St Augustine's Computer

Hay Festival 1997, 
How different are our reading habits from those of the ancient scholars? What transformations in space, time and perception have our technological advances caused? And will the future have us curled up with a laptop in an armchair, the cosy library replaced by the memorius computer, our books constantly changing according to the whim of interactive fingers? And if so, will we be better readers than we once were?

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Susan Blackmore

The Meme Machine

Hay Festival 2000, 
Our minds are fashioned by memes just as our bodies are fashioned by genes. Memes are ideas, behaviours or skills passed on from person to person by imitation. Memes are replicators, and are all around us in our everyday lives, competing to get into our brains and minds. Examples include the way in which we copy ideas, behaviours, inventions, songs, ctchphrases and stories from one another. Memetics can explain why we talk and think so much, why religious, cults and ideologies have such power over us, and how our telephones, televisions and computers could have been designed for the replication of memes. Memetic competition shapes our minds and culture, just as natural selection has designed our bodies.

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M G Leonard and Max Barclay

Battle of the Beetles

Hay Festival 2018, 

Meet the beetles that inspired the entomological trilogy.  M.G Leonard and Max Barclay, Curator and Collections Manager of Coleoptera at the Natural History Museum, introduce the wonderful world of beetles through the important collection owned by the Museum, which is where the trilogy begins. Starring actual beetles from Charles Darwin’s Beagle voyage and from the Alfred Russel Wallace collection.

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Melvyn Bragg

Fictions: Love Without End – A Story of Heloise and Abelard

Hay Festival 2019, 

Paris in 1117. Heloise, a brilliant young scholar, is astonished when the famous, radical philosopher Peter Abelard consents to be her tutor. But what starts out as a meeting of minds turns into a passionate, dangerous love affair, which incurs terrible retribution. Nine centuries later, Arthur is in Paris to recreate the extraordinary story of Heloise and Abelard in a novel. To his surprise, his daughter visits and agrees to help, challenging his portraits of a couple who seem often inscrutable, sometimes breathtakingly modern. It soon emerges she is on her own mission to discover more about her parents’ fractured relationship – and that Arthur’s connection to his subject is more emotional than he cares to admit.

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Peter Florence and Guests: Hay 25 – the way we live now

Winter Weekend 2012, 
A rollicking and festive mulling on big questions from our 25th anniversary project: What can the country and the city learn from each other? If you became leader of your country what would you fix first? Are religion and democracy incompatible?

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Diana Uribe

Cartagena 2016, 
La historiadora, filósofa y periodista colombiana conversará de su último libro La vuelta al mundo en 25 mitos y de su proceso de creación.