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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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From Words To Screen

Dhaka 2013, 
Rahul Bose with Amit Ashraf

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Stephen Fry

A&B Filmmaker's Series

Hay Festival 2005, 
The actor/director/screenwriter (Wilde, Bright Young Things) discusses and show four of his favourite scenes with Peter Florence.

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Jon Roberts

Through the Eyes of Me

Hay Festival 2018, 

Welcome to the world of Kya, who loves to run, read and eat ice cream. This is a joyful picture-book describing the everyday life of a child with autism, and helps people of all ages recognise certain behaviour, appreciate thoughts and feelings, and learn how to communicate with people with autism. The author joins Inclusive Minds’ Alexandra Strick to discuss and read from Jon’s book in this accessible, relaxed and interactive event. The book is based on the author’s own daughter, and children in the audience will have the chance to share the ideas, views and experiences that they would like to see in a story.

6+
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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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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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Peter Whybrow

American Mania

Hay Festival 2005, 
Whybrow sees an affluance in America that far outstrips need and rampant greed spawning the addictions of consumer culture: food, money and technology, and calls for collective action in refocusing the pursuit of happiness.

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Alonso Cueto, David Rieff, Sergio Ramírez y Luisa Valenzuela en conversación con Rodolfo Mendoza

Libro-homenaje Carlos Fuentes.

Xalapa 2013, 
Xalapa recuerda al escritor mexicano más universal con una charla en la que estarán presentes varios de sus amigos y colegas, colaboradores de un libro-homenaje co-editado por la Universidad Veracruzana y el Hay Festival, y realizado con el apoyo del estímulo a la producción de libros del CONACULTA-INBA.
Co-organizado con la Universidad Veracruzana

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Claire Wilcox - V&A Lecture 1

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

Hay Festival 2018, 

In 1954, following her death, Frida Kahlo’s possessions were locked away in the Casa Azul in Mexico City, her lifelong home. Half a century later, her collection of clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and other personal items was rediscovered. Wilcox, curator of the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A, offers a fresh perspective on the life story of this extraordinary artist, whose charisma and entirely individual way of dressing made her one of the most photographed women of her time. Specially commissioned photographs show her distinctive Mexican outfits alongside her self-portraits, an unprecedented pairing that is enriched by iconic images taken in her lifetime.  Chaired by Tristram Hunt.

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Hugh Purcell

Up Top

Hay Festival 2018, 

Up Top was the name given locally to the Mid Wales Mental Hospital above Talgarth; a double meaning like 'round the bend', which often located asylums elsewhere – out of sight and out of mind. Purcell’s hitherto untold history, based on archives and oral testimony from staff and patients, shows how mentally ill people were treated through the 20th century. At first the ‘lunatic asylums’ relied on a strict regime of fresh air and bromide. Then they became ‘mental hospitals’, trying desperate measures like leucotomy, deep sleep narcosis and electro convulsive therapy. Then the word ‘mental’ was dropped and ‘psychiatric hospitals’ moved into the era of heavy drugs and psychotherapy. Finally, community care took over.  The history of the Mid Wales’ was typical of many institutions that lie as ruined monuments to our attempts to help the mentally ill.

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Horatio Clare

Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North

Hay Festival 2018, 

A message from the Finnish embassy launches Horatio Clare on a voyage around an extraordinary country and an unearthly place, the frozen Bay of Bothnia, just short of the Arctic Circle. Finland is an enigmatic place, famous for its educational miracle, healthcare and gender equality – as well as Nokia, Angry Birds, saunas, questionable cuisine and deep taciturnity. Aboard the icebreaker Otso Clare gets to know the crew, and explores Finland’s history and character. His most recent books include Down to the Sea in Ships and Myths and Legends of the Brecon Beacons. Chaired by Peter Florence.

Horatio Clare

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The Modern Library

Hay Festival 1999, 
Virago founder Carmen Callil and Irish writer Colm Toibin have canonised "the 200 best novels in English since 1950". Join them to debate who's in, who's out and why?

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Nicholas Crane

Clear Waters Rising

Hay Festival 1997, 
Following unanimous critical acclaim for his book, Crane tells the story of his 10,000 kilomtere walk along the mountain ranges of Europe from Cape Finistere to Istanbul. With stunning photographs, he offers a unique portrait of Europe's last wildernesses, and relates the gruelling and exhilarating truths of a remarkable physical achievement.

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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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Laurie Penny and Rosie Boycott

#MeToo

Winter Weekend 2017, 

What does the global reaction to the revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s monstrosity mean? Is anyone surprised? Is this a tipping point for patriarchy? What do we do now?
Laurie Penny is a journalist and feminist activist, the author of Unspeakable ThingsEverything Belongs to the Future and most recently Bitch Doctrine

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Åsne Seierstad talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Two Sisters

Hay Festival 2018, 

One morning in October 2013, 19-year-old Ayan Juma and her 16-year-old sister Leila left their family home in Oslo. Later that day they sent an email to their parents. "Peace, God's mercy and blessings upon you, Mum and Dad ... Please do not be cross with us..."  Leila and Ayan had decided to travel to Syria, "and help out down there as best we can". While their father, Sadiq risks his own life to bring his daughters back, at home his wife Sara begins to question their life in Norway. How could her children have been radicalised without her knowledge? How can she protect her two younger sons from the same fate? Seierstad - with the complete support of the Juma family - followed the story from the beginning, through its many dramatic twists and turns. It's a tale that crosses from Sadiq and Sara’s original home in Somalia, to their council estate in Oslo, to Turkey and to Syria - where two teenage sisters must face the shocking consequences of their decision.
The investigative journalist’s previous books include The Bookseller of Kabul and One of Us.  See also [310].

Åsne Seierstad talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

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Gordon Corera talks to Rosie Boycott

Secret Pigeon Service

Hay Festival 2018, 

Between 1941 and 1944, 16,000 plucky homing pigeons were dropped in an arc from Bordeaux to Copenhagen as part of ‘Columba’ – a secret British operation to bring back intelligence from those living under Nazi occupation. The messages flooded back written on tiny pieces of rice paper tucked into canisters and tied to the legs of the birds. Authentic voices from rural France, the Netherlands and Belgium, they were sometimes comic, often tragic and occasionally invaluable with details of German troop movements and fortifications, new Nazi weapons, radar system or the deployment of the feared V-1 and V-2 rockets that terrorised London. At the centre of the story is the ‘Leopold Vindictive’ network – a small group of Belgian villagers prepared to take huge risks. They were led by an extraordinary priest, Joseph Raskin, a man whose intelligence was so valuable it was shown to Churchill, leading MI6 to parachute agents in to assist him.

Gordon Corera talks to Rosie Boycott

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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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Ficciones y realidades en América Latina

Santiago Gamboa y Elsa Osorio en conversación con Ariel González

Xalapa 2012, 
Santiago Gamboa es uno de los escritores colombianos más internacionales, ha publicado ocho novelas, una colección de relatos y un libro de viajes, y su ultimo trabajo es Plegarias nocturnas. Elsa Osorio es una de las escritoras que mejor describen la realidad de su país, Argentina; ha publicado varias novelas y realizado trabajos periodísticos, su último libro es La Capitana. En conversación con la editora Valerie Miles.

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Anthony Wall

Bacon and Burroughs

Hay Festival 2003, 
Q & A with Anthony Wall, Arena editor who shows the world premiere of a filmed conversation between Francis Bacon and William Burroughs, author of The Naked Lunch.

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Rodric Braithwaite – The Rotblat Lecture 2018

Managing Confrontation: Lessons from the Cold War

Hay Festival 2018, 

The diplomat and historian examines the nuclear confrontation between the Soviet Union and the West during the Cold War, and the lessons  for managing our difficulties with Russia today. Braithwaite was ambassador in Moscow at the time of the Soviet collapse, and then the Prime Minister's foreign policy adviser and chairman of the UK Joint Intelligence Committee. His books include Across the Moscow River (2002), Moscow 1941 (2006), Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan (2011) and Armageddon and Paranoia: The Nuclear Confrontation (2017). Chaired by Nik Gowing, author of Thinking the Unthinkable: A New Imperative for Leadership in the Digital Age.

Rodric Braithwaite – The Rotblat Lecture 2018

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June Sarpong talks to Dharshini David

Diversify

Hay Festival 2018, 

In troubling times, it’s tempting to retreat to our comfort zones, to be with people just like us. But what if actively seeking the unfamiliar was proven to be the key to a brighter future – both personally and for society at large? In this fierce, empowering call to arms, Sarpong uncovers how a new approach to how we work, learn and live can help us reach our maximum potential, lessen the pressure on the State and solve some of the most stubborn challenges we face.

June Sarpong talks to Dharshini David

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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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Martín Casariego, César Silva Márquez y Antonio Sarabia en conversación con Claudia Domínguez

Lo último de...

Xalapa 2013, 
Martín Casariego (España) es autor de Un amigo así, de varios guiones cinematográficos y de ocho cuentos infantiles. César Silva Márquez (México) es autor de la recién publicada Juárez Whiskey, así como de otras dos novelas y varios poemarios, entre los que destaca El caso de la orquídea dorada. Antonio Sarabia (México) es autor, entre otras novelas, de Troya al atardecer y sus cuentos han aparecido en varias antologías. En conversación con Claudia Domínguez.

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Fictions

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein, Florence Noiville and Peter Pannke talk with Arunava Sinha, about different genres, places, lauguages, and celebrating the diversity of fiction.