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Juan Gabriel Vásquez en conversación con Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2015, 
El escritor colombiano Juan Gabriel Vásquez leerá en primicia un fragmento de su nueva novela, aún no publicada, y hablará con el periodista y docente Camilo Hoyos sobre su desarrollo y proceso de trabajo. Juan Gabriel Vásquez ha recibido elogios unánimes de la crítica por novelas como Los informantes, El ruido de las cosas al caer (Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2011 y Premio IMPAC 2014) y Las reputaciones.

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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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Jilly Cooper talks to Stephanie Merritt

Fictions: Unrivalled

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation with the great storyteller and comic novelist, author of Rivals, Riders, and most recently, Mount!

Jilly Cooper talks to Stephanie Merritt

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Scilla Elworthy

The Business Plan for Peace

Hay Festival 2018, 

Every year, the world spends about $2 trillion on wars. The total value of the global arms trade alone was at least $94.5 billion in 2014. The veteran peace campaigner suggests that establishing world peace would cost the global economy just $2 billion. She shows how everybody, from individuals in their communities to diplomats and world leaders, can realistically work together to end interminable cycles of violence and build a better society. Elworthy’s entire working life has been dedicated to building peace. She has been three times a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, and is founder of the Oxford Research Group. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.

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Catherine Barr

Elliot’s Arctic Surprise

Winter Weekend 2015, 

When one little boy discovers a message from Father Christmas asking for help to save his home from the oil drillers, he sets off on a big adventure into the frozen North. Listen to the story and find out what it’s like in the Arctic, who lives there and why it matters if the ice melts, with ex Greenpeace campaigner and author Catherine Barr.

4 – 8 years
45 minutes
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Roy Strong

The Story of Britain

Hay Festival 1999, 
How should our history be written? The Historian andndiarist introduces his elegant and highly entertaining version of these island's past.

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Ben Okri, Kate Pullinger, Emily Perkins

Hay Festival 1996, 
A reading and conversation with three international fiction writers. Okri won the Booker Prize for The Famished Road. He introduces his new novel Dangerous Love, a story set in the Nigeria of the 1970s in the aftermath of the civil war. Pullinger, who co-wrote The Piano with Jane Campion, presents her novel The Last Time I Saw Jane. Perkins' collection of stories Not Her Real Name is the moxt exciting debut of the year, and is set to become a cult classic. "Addictive, smart, wise, and profoundly funny" - Julie Myerson.

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Robert Newman

Hay Festival 1999, 
Greig's protagonist in When They Lay Bare is an unknown woman who overturns the closed society and family to which she returns.

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Cubriendo Oriente Medio

Ahmed Maher y Catalina Gómez con Hernando Álvarez

Cartagena 2017, 
Dos experimentados periodistas, Ahmed Maher (Egipto), corresponsal de BBC Arabic en Bagdad, y Catalina Gómez (Colombia), periodista afincada en Teherán, conversan sobre sus experiencias e impresiones de esta región, tristemente convulsa en estos momentos. Moderado por Hernando Álvarez, director de BBC Mundo.
Cubriendo Oriente Medio

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Sue Limb, Guy Bellamy, Simon Brett

No Joke

Hay Festival 1996, 
Writing comic novels is no laughing matter, and going straight can be even tougher. Phil Rickman negotiates the minefield of mirth with Guy Bellamy, author of The Nudists, A Village Called Sin and The Mystery of Men, whose humour usually springs from personal diaster. Simon Brett, creator of After Henry and the Charles Paris comedy thrillers who's lately been producing thrills without comedy, and Sue Limb, author of Up the Garden Path whose latest novel Passion Fruit deals with the less laughable issue of C18th slavery.

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Juliet Stevenson, Helen Bamber, Barb Jungr, Tim Piggott Smith

Captured Voices

Hay Festival 2000, 
A reading of work from victims of torture. All proceeds given to support the work of one of the Festival's nominated charities, The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

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Julia Franck en conversación con Rosie Goldsmith

Cartagena 2015, 
La escritora alemana Julia Franck es autora de libros como La mujer del mediodía, galardonado con el premio Deutscher Buchpreis otorgado por la asociación de editores y libreros alemanes, y Zona de tránsito, historia ambientada en el Berlín occidental antes de la caída del Muro que ha sido llevada a la gran pantalla bajo el título Westen. Sus trabajos, aclamados por crítica y público, han sido traducidos a 39 idiomas. Charlará sobre ellos con la periodista británica Rosie Goldsmith.
Con el apoyo del Goethe-Institut

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Colin Dexter

Hay Festival 1996, 
The creator of Inspector Morse talks about his hero and his latest investigations.

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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2013, 

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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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Rose Gray, Ruthie Rogers

The River Cafe Green

Hay Festival 2000, 
The River Cafe team returns to Hay to present the modern Italian recipes prompted by the seasonal fruits and vegetables from their organic garden.

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Stephen Lacey

Real Gardening

Hay Festival 2002, 
Q&A with the author of the contemporary and personal guide to the art of gardening which explores in a lively and accessible way the whole process of transforming a bare plot into a series of stunning seasonal pictures.

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Tishani Doshi and Owen Sheers

Poetry: Wales – India

Hay Festival 2018, 

Doshi launches her third collection of poems Girls Are Coming out of the Woods. “Doshi combines artistic elegance with a visceral power to create a breathtaking panorama of danger, memory, beauty and the strange geographies of happiness. This is essential, immediate, urgent work and Doshi is that rare thing, an unashamed visionary.” – PBS. Sheers reprises his landmark Reformations poem, The Men You’ll Meet, addressed to his daughters.

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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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¿Puede escapar la prensa del poder político y de la presión económica?

Antonio Caño, Martin Baron y Antonio Caballero en conversación con Juan Carlos Iragorri

Cartagena 2015, 
Los nuevos retos que afronta el periodismo en la actualidad y la influencia de las nuevas tecnologías serán los temas de una conversación entre prestigiosos profesionales del sector. Con Antonio Caño (España), director de El País; Martin Baron (Estados Unidos), director de The Washington Post; y Antonio Caballero (Colombia), periodista de la revista Semana. Moderado por el periodista Juan Carlos Iragorri.

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Richard Holloway talks to Joan Bakewell

Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death

Hay Festival 2018, 

Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In Waiting for the Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. Holloway’s previous books include Leaving Alexandria and Looking in the Distance.

Richard Holloway talks to Joan Bakewell

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Erika McGann

Kells 2015, 

Erika McGann, author of The Demon Notebook, The Broken Spell and The Watching Wood, conducts an interactive talk about writing books for pre-teen readers and aspiring authors.

10+ years
Erika McGann

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Juan Bonilla y Mario Mendoza en conversación con Guido Tamayo

Cartagena 2015, 

Juan Bonilla es autor de novelas, poemas, ensayos y relatos; su obra Prohibido entrar sin pantalones fue la ganadora de la primera edición de la Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa en 2014 y está protagoniza por el poeta revolucionario ruso Vladimir Maiakovski. Escritor, catedrático y periodista colombiano, Mario Mendoza ha escrito novelas como La ciudad de los umbrales, Satanás, galardonada con el Premio Biblioteca Breve, Lady Masacre y Paranormal Colombia.

Con el apoyo de la Cátedra Vargas Llosa

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Candice Brathwaite, Rebecca Schiller, Clemmie Telford, Helen Thorn and Clemency Burton-Hill

Motherhood

Hay Festival 2018, 

An all-star panel gather to talk about birth rights, inequality, working motherhood, (lack of) diversity in (social) media, body image and post-natal depression, physical extremity and joy. Brathwaite is the co-founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, Schiller is director of Birthrights, the human rights in childbirth charity, Telford is creator of the parenting site Mother of all Lists, Thorn is a Scummy Mummy and Burton-Hill is a broadcaster and writer.