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Germaine Greer

The 1996 Raymond Williams Lecture: Tradition and Female Talent

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Festival's keynote lecture will be given by the author of The Female Eunuch and Slipshod Sibylls.

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Eurig Salisbury talks to Gaston Vadasz

Budapest 2013, 

The Welsh-language Children’s Poet Laureate has published a collection of children’s poetry and a book of poems, Llyfr Glas Eurig (‘Eurig’s Blue Book’). He reads and discusses writing for children and introduces the riches of the Welsh language.

Supported by Arts Council of Wales

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Jon Lee Anderson, Ricardo Corredor, Daniel Samper Pizano y Ed Vulliamy en conversación con Sergio Dahbar

Literatura de viajes

Cartagena 2015, 
Homenaje a Michael Jacobs (1952–2014), hispanista, escritor de literatura de viajes e historiador de arte, con motivo de la publicación en español de su libro Los ladrones de memorias. Jacobs fue pronto reconocido como un erudito por la calidad de su obra literaria, siendo autor de diversas publicaciones de éxito, buena parte de ellas sobre España y el mundo hispanohablante. En este evento se repasará su trabajo y trayectoria y se dará a conocer el ganador de la I Beca Michael Jacobs, creada en su honor tras su fallecimiento.

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Ali Sparkes

Night Speakers

Hay Festival 2018, 

What keeps you awake at night? It's probably not an inter-dimensional beam messing with your mind at exactly 1.34am every 24 hours. The writer investigates the night-time world of three kids who just can't sleep. Expect interactive comedy, weird sleep facts and a bit of hypnotism from the creator of the Shapeshifter series.

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David Willetts talks to Owen Sheers

A University Education

Hay Festival 2018, 

Drawing on his experience as UK Minister for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014, Willetts offers a powerful account of the value of higher education and the case for more expansion. He discusses access for disadvantaged students, tuition fees, the potential for business and universities to work together in promoting innovation, and envisions how globalisation and technological progress may change the university significantly.   He talks to Owen Sheers, Professor in Creativity at Swansea University.

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Rory MacLean

Chancing it

Hay Festival 2000, 
MacLean never planned to visit Florida. Then the Daily Mail was deliverd to his house by mistake. Twenty-four hours later he found himself in the land of Mickey Mouse, gull-wing Thunderbirds and drive-by shootings. In Next Exit Magic Kingdom Rory swims with mermaids and discovers the site of the Garden of Eden. Join him as he unravels his accidental journeys from Stalin's Nose to the Sunshine State, and reveals how to avoid gratuitous sex in Miami Beach.

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Nick McDowell, Mary Kay Zuravleff, William Corlett

Some Kind of Loving

Hay Festival 1996, 
A reading and conversation with three new novelists. McDowell's The Wrong Girl is a "tightly written, unsettling revenge tragedy" - Observer. Corlett's award-winning novel Now and Then is a beautiful tale of the search for the lost and only love of Christopher Metcalfe's life - "intricately textured, beautifully written, and totally compelling" - Sian Phillips. Zuravleff's The Frequency of Souls is a novel about a refrigerator designer and his passion for another more inspired refigerator designer, the young Niagara Spence, six foot tall with a hearing aid.

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José Adiak Montoya y Óscar Martínez en conversación con Martín Solares

Desde América Central.

Xalapa 2013, 
Los escritores José Adiak Montoya (Nicaragua) y Óscar Martínez (El Salvador) conversan con Martín Solares sobre el oficio literario en América Central, un espacio en el que la sociopolítica, la tradición cultural propia y ajena, y los confl ictos de décadas parecen estar todavía más mezclados con el oficio de escritor que en otras partes del mundo.

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Jacobo Celnik y Sandro Romero sobre rock y literatura

Cartagena 2015, 
El periodista musical Jacobo Celnik ha escrito junto con Andrés Durán Rockestra, un libro en el que presentan un recorrido por los últimos cincuenta años de historia del rock a través de 25 entrevistas a algunos de sus máximos representantes. Por su parte, Sandro Romero es autor de libros como Mick Jagger. El rock suena: piedras trae, biografía del mítico líder de los Rolling Stones, o Clock around the Rock: Crónicas de un fan fatal.

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Concurso de Cuento RCN - Ministerio de Educación

Contar historias.

Cartagena 2016, 
Premiación del Concurso Nacional de Cuento RCN – Ministerio de Educación Nacional. Los 25 ganadores del IX Concurso Nacional de Cuento hablarán sobre sus fuentes de inspiración y experiencias en la escritura creativa a la hora de expresar sus historias. A lo largo de sus 9 años de vida el Concurso Nacional de Cuento ha recibido más de 270.000 cuentos de todos los rincones del país, convirtiéndose en una gran movilización de docentes y estudiantes alrededor de la escritura y la lectura.

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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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Brigitte Baptiste con Andrew Solomon

10 x 10 GÉNERO

Cartagena 2015, 
Brigitte Baptiste es bióloga, directora del Instituto Humboldt y una de las expertas en biodiversidad más reconocidas de Colombia. Es además una conocida defensora de la igualdad de género. Andrew Solomon, finalista del Pulitzer en 2002 y autor de El demonio de la depresión y Lejos del árbol: Historias de padres e hijos que han aprendido a quererse, es un activista en defensa del colectivo LGBT.

Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Estados Unidos de América

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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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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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Jerry Brotton, Hannah Critchlow, Catherine Fletcher and Germaine Greer

Leonardo 500

Hay Festival 2019, 

We celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of the incomparable Renaissance man – artist, scientist, inventor and lover. Brotton and Fletcher are Renaissance historians, Critchlow is a neuroscientist and Greer is a scholar and art historian. Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most inspiring figures of European history.

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Michael Wood

Travel in Time: Adventures in History and Myth

Hay Festival 2005, 
The intrepid historian quests for Shangri-la, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail.

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Steven Pinker en conversación con Juan Diego Vélez - Versión española

Cartagena 2015, 

Psicólogo experimental y profesor de la Universidad de Harvard, Steven Pinker se ha convertido en uno de los escritores más destacados sobre el lenguaje, la mente y la naturaleza humana a nivel internacional. Ha recibido numerosos premios por sus libros, entre los que destacan, Cómo funciona la mente, El instinto del lenguaje, La tabla rasa y Los ángeles que llevamos dentro. Su último libro, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, está dedicado al arte de escribir bien en nuestros días.

Con el apoyo de The Canada Council for the Arts y Blue Metropolis Festival

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The Truth

Hay Festival 1996, 
Foreign Correspondant Peter Godwin chairs this discussion about investigative jounalisim with Andrew O'Hagan, author of The Missing. Editor of Granta, Ian Jack, and Patrick Wright, author of The Village That Died For England.

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Sebastian Meschenmoser

Cartagena 2016, 
Escritor e ilustrador radicado en Berlín, escritor de Aprendiendo a Volar, cuenta con 10 títulos en el mercado. Ofrecerá un taller de creación de libro-álbum para niños.
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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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Professor Robert Winston

Ask a Scientist

Hay Festival 2019, 

Do you have a puzzling science question that you have always wanted to know the answer to? In his new book Ask a Scientist, Professor Robert Winston answers over 100 curious questions from children around the world, such as ‘How do dogs cry?’, ‘Why do the stars twinkle?’ and ‘Why don’t jellyfish get their tentacles in a tangle?’ Join Robert as he explains the science behind some of the most bizarre and intriguing questions he’s ever been asked – you can even send in your own question for Robert to answer on the day!

Click here to submit your question.

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Odile Decq talks to Martha Thorne

Budapest 2013, 

The award-winning French academic and architect (Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome – MACRO; Phantom Restaurant Opera Garnier), awarded Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (2003) and International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, discusses where contemporary architecture is headed, with the Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Associate Dean of the IE School of Architecture.

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Carl Hiaasen

Hay Festival 1999, 
The cult Florida crime-novelist and environmental hero Carl Hiaasen, author of Lucky You, Tourist Season, Strip Tease, Stormy Weather and Double Whammy, talks to Peter Guttridge author of A Ghost of a Chance and No Laughing Matter.

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Eko de la Garza en conversación con Augusto Cru

Pancho Villa toma Zacatecas.

Xalapa 2013, 
La Batalla de Zacatecas es uno de los episodios clave de la historia mexicana del siglo XX.  Eko de la Garza (ilustraciones) imagina magistralmente el suceso que supone un punto de inflexión en la Revolución Mexicana. En conversación con Augusto Cruz.

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Deborah Tannen

Talking from 9 to 5

Hay Festival 1995, 
The American author addresses the role played by conversational rituals in the workplace and analyses different ways men and women make decisions, negotiate and characterise their informal chat with one-upmanship and self-depecciation.
Tennen's other infuential books about conversation include the best-selling You Just Don't Understand Me.