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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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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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Richard Booth

The King's Festival Message

Hay Festival 2003, 
Richard Booth, President of the International Booktown movement, introduces his ideas about the global network of books, and the establishment of his new Welsh Booktown in Blaenavon. He is joined by the American bookdealer James Hanna, and the Australian poet John Boase.

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Bengal Publications Hour

Dhaka 2013, 
Tahmima Anam introduces new Bangladeshi writing in English, followed by conversations with Srabonti Narmeen Ali, Saad Z Hossain and Munize Manzur. Marking the Launch of Bengal Publications English Fiction. Moderated by Janice Pariat.

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Petra Finy with Réka Farkasházy and her band

A Handful Of Bubbles

Budapest 2013, 

Petra Finy is one of Hungary’s best-loved children’s authors, whose poems for children are not only presented here by the author herself, and also sung by Réka Farkasházy. The programme features storytelling, puppetry, and lots of interaction with the audience.

In collaboration with Libri Publishing House and Kolibri Books

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Michael Reid, Jon Lee Anderson y Moisés Naím en conversación con Juan Carlos Iragorri

¿Fracasará otra vez América Latina?

Cartagena 2016, 
Estos tres reconocidos periodistas, expertos en América Latina, debaten y reflexionan sobre las posibilidades de esta región para convertirse en una potencia económica, social y cultural, las deficiencias con las que debe luchar todavía y los obstáculos que aún le quedan por franquear. Participan Michael Reid, responsable de cubrir los temas de América Latina para The Economist y colaborador de medios como BBC Mundo y El País; Jon Lee Anderson, reportero de The New Yorker y autor de una de las biografías más relevantes del Che, Che Guevara. Una vida revolucionaria; y Moisés Naím, Premio Ortega y Gasset de Periodismo, fundador y presidente del Grupo de los Cincuenta (G50) y autor del libro El fin del poder. Dirige esta mesa de debate Juan Carlos Iragorri, director de Voces RCN y Club de prensa, de NTN24.

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Roland Phillipps and Ben Macintyre

Spies Like Us: The Russia Files, part 22

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation about the most notorious spies of the Soviet era – until today, the most high-profile example of Moscow Station intervention in the UK. Phillips is the author of a new biography, A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean. Christened ‘Orphan’ by his Russian recruiter, Maclean was the perfect spy and Britain’s most gifted traitor. But as he leaked huge amounts of top-secret intelligence, an international code-breaking operation was rapidly closing in on him. Moments before he was unmasked, Maclean vanished. Macintyre wrote A Spy Among Friends, a book about Kim Philby, probably the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. His other spy books include Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and Double Cross.

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Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir and Lina Meruane talk to Rosie Goldsmith

Fictions: New Life

Hay Festival 2018, 

Ólafsdóttir’s Hotel Silence won the Icelandic Literature Prize. Jónas feels his life is over. His wife has left him, his mother is slipping deeper into dementia, and his daughter is no longer the person he thought. He decides to buy a one-way ticket to a war-ravaged country and end to it all. But on arriving at Hotel Silence, his plans dissolve. Meruane is one of the most prominent voices in Chilean literature. In Seeing Red a Chilean writer moves to New York to pursue an academic career. While at a party her eyes haemorrhage. Blood floods her vision, rendering her all but blind. As she adjusts to a very different life, those who love her adjust to a very different woman – one who is angry, raw, funny, sinister, sexual and dizzyingly alive.

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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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Rory Hyde and Tristram Hunt

The V&A Lecture 2: The Future Starts Here

Hay Festival 2018, 

The new blockbuster show at the V&A begins to imagine where our society might be headed. Cute but intelligent robots, massive unmanned aircraft that deliver internet access, crowdfunded buildings, tools printed in space, mysterious black boxes that understand human genetic codes – how can these objects affect the way we live, learn and love? And how are they challenging our understanding of what it means to be an individual, a citizen, a crowd or a species? Hunt is the Director and Hyde is the Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Rory Hyde and Tristram Hunt

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Richard Mabey

Flora Britannica: From Magic to Modern Myth

Hay Festival 1997, 
An exploration of the findings of this cultural flora (which was compiled from thousands of public contributions) and of what it tells us about modern popular attitudes towards nature, and about the role of folklore in a scientific age. "The Doomsday Book for the plant life of Britain at the end of the 20th century" - The Times

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Lars Lerup In Conversation with Ricardo Devesa

RETHINKING THE CITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Segovia 2018, 

Lars Lerup, Swedish architect, worldwide expert on cities, former Dean of the prestigious RICE School of Architecture in Texas, author of books such as The Continuous City discusses how modern cities evolve with Ricardo Devesa, architect and currently editor-in-chief at Actar Publishers and UrbanNext, an online global network aimed at rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu. 

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The Economist Debate - What Next for the World?

John Browne, Bill Emmott, Giles Foden, Andrew St George, Jon Snow

Hay Festival 2003, 
The Channel 4 anchor hosts this discussion about the future. John Browne of BP is widely admired as one of the world's top corporate chiefs. Bill Emmott, editor of The Economist is the author of 20:21 Vision: The Lessons of the 20th Century for the 21st. The Whitbread Award-winning novelist Giles Foden's lagtest book Zanzibar examines Osama Bin Laden's influence in Africa. They are joined by the historian Andrew St George, an international relations consultant.

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Superman es árabe

Arequipa 2015, 

La poeta, traductora y periodista libanesa Joumana Haddad ha sido clasificada como una de las figuras femeninas más influyentes y provocadoras del mundo árabe. Es también editora de la revista en lengua árabe Jasad y editora jefe de la sección de cultura del periódico An Nahar, además de autora de Yo maté a Scherezade: confesiones de una mujer árabe furiosa, entre otros librosSu última obra traducida al español es Superman es árabe (Vaso Roto, 2014), de la que hablará con el periodista Dante Trujillo, actual editor del suplemento El Dominical  del diario El Comercio.

Superman es árabe

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Jonathan Miles

St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire

Hay Festival 2018, 

In this lavishly illustrated talk, Miles presents his latest book, St Petersburg –Three Centuries of Murderous Desire, an epic tale of massacre, madness and murder played out against the splendour of a city risen from the frozen marshlands on the western edge of Russia – a city created to be a daring new capital of an old country.

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Nicole Krauss in conversation with Zsófia Bán

Budapest 2013, 

According to the New York Times, Nicole Krauss is ‘one of the most important novelists in the United States’. She presents her most recent novel Great House. Her previous works, The History of Love and Man Walks into a Room, bestsellers in both English and Hungarian, have been specially reprinted for her visit to Budapest.

In collaboration with the US Embassy in Hungary and Magveto Publishing House

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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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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.

9+

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Nigel Forde, Sarah Wardle, Deryn Rees-Jones

Poetry Live

Hay Festival 2004, 
A reading by three award-winning poets. Forde's latest collection is A Map of the Territory, Wardle's is Fields Away, Rees-Jones has just published Quiver.

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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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Ryan Gattis en conversación con Gaby Wood

Querétaro 2016, 

El escritor y educador Ryan Gattis (Estados Unidos) ha escrito la novela Seis días, sobre los tristemente famosos disturbios raciales acontecidos en la ciudad de Los Ángeles en el año 1992, cuando, tras el apaleamiento de Rodney King, un hombre negro, a manos de tres miembros de raza blanca de las fuerzas policiales de la ciudad, los disturbios y la violencia se extendieron como la pólvora. Ryan conversará con Gaby Wood sobre este episodio y la valoración y reflexiones después de más de veinte años de un suceso cuyo impacto todavía se siente en la actualidad en la sociedad estadounidense.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

Ryan Gattis en conversación con Gaby Wood

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Xavi Ayén en conversación con Juan Carlos Pérez Salazar

Querétaro 2016, 

El periodista y escritor español Xavi Ayén hablará sobre su libro Aquellos años del boom, Premio Gaziel de Biografías y Memorias 2013. Este trabajo trata sobre el movimiento literario que en los años 60 y 70 del siglo pasado popularizó mundialmente la literatura latinoamericana. Conversará sobre esto y mucho más con el periodista Juan Carlos Pérez Salazar.

Xavi Ayén en conversación con Juan Carlos Pérez Salazar

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Alasdair Gray and Carl MacDougall

Hay Festival 1996, 
The cracking Scots novelist Alasdair Gray reads from his new collection of stories Mavis Belfrage. Keep listening through your laughter. Gray is the sharpest , wisest reader of his own work I've heard. MacDougall introduces his novel The Casanova Papers. The Spectator called his last work The Lights Below "A Masterpiece ... one of the great Scottish novels of this century".

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Christine Chinkin

The LSE Lecture: The Challenge of Women, Peace and Security

Hay Festival 2018, 

The United Nations Security Council’s agenda on Women Peace and Security seeks the inclusion of women’s experiences into decision and policy-making about conflict and its aftermath, encompassing women’s participation, preventing and protecting against sexual violence and post-conflict relief and recovery. Chinkin will consider the challenge presented in making a top down Security Council agenda meaningful to women on the ground. Professor Christine Chinkin, CMG, FBA, is the Director of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and a leading human rights and international law expert. Chaired by Stephanie Boland of Prospect magazine.

Christine Chinkin

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Rose Tremain

The Road Home

Winter Weekend 2018, 
Tremain's novel about an Eastern European migrant worker's experience of Britain won the 2008 Orange Prize and was voted the best novel of the past 30 years by the Hay Festival audience in our 30th anniversary poll. It is the Hay Festival Book of the Month for November. She discusses the story and its urgent relevance with Peter Florence.
 
Hay Festival's Book of the Month is run in partnership with Vanity Fair.
 
Rose Tremain