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Ed Hooper

AIDS - Hand of God or Hand of Man?

Hay Festival 2000, 
The author of The River talks about his controversial, yet well supported hypothesis that the AIDS pandemic arose not through the killing and eating of chimpanzees, but through the contamination of an experimental polio vaccine tested on a million Africans in the 1950s.

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Nigel Planner, Emily Perkins, Jonathan Myerson

The First Novel

Hay Festival 1998, 
Three writers of great distinction and differing writing experience have just published their first novels. The actor Nigel Planner has published poetry, the non-fiction best-seller A Good Enough Dad and the brilliant satire I, Actor. His debut novel is The Right Man. Emily Perkins won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for her short story collection Not Her Real Name. Her novel Leave Before You Go is set in her native New Zealand. The screenwriter Jonathan Myerson's novel is Noise. They talk to Terence Blacker

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Patrick Gale, Suzannah Dunn & Barbara Gowdy

Dangerous Pleasures

Hay Festival 1996, 
We are proud to launch Gale's new novel Dangerous Pleasures with this reading. Armistead Maupin hailed Gale's Facts of Life as "a monumental feat of imagination, achingly true and beautiful". Suzannah Dunn "writes in a loaded and knowing prose, a hip Edna O'Brien, or Murial Spark in a gymslip" - Glasgow Herald. She will read from her new novel Venus Flaring. The Canadian star Barbara Gowdy will read from Mr. Sandman - Margaret Atwood's choice as Book of the Year in the TLS.

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Rachel Clarke, Anita Donley, Adam Kay

Your Life is in My Hands, and This is Going to Hurt

Hay Festival 2018, 

Times of unprecedented pressure and challenge in the NHS have given rise to two heart-breaking memoirs of life in the front line of medicine today. Hear Rachel Clarke, journalist and doctor, and Adam Kay, doctor, writer and comedian in conversation with Anita Donley on healthcare, safety and medicine today.

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Jack Hartnell

Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

Hay Festival 2018, 

Dripping with blood and gold, fetishised and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. The art historian uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. 

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John D. Hosler

The Siege of Acre: Saladin, Richard The Lionheart, and the Battle that decided the Third Crusade

Hay Festival 2018, 

The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189-1191) was the most significant military engagement of the Third Crusade, attracting armies from across Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Maghreb. Drawing on a balanced selection of Christian and Muslim sources, the historian introduces his account of this hard-won victory for the Crusaders, when England’s Richard the Lionheart and King Philip Augustus of France joined forces to defeat the Egyptian Sultan Saladin. Chaired by Peter Florence.

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Alfredo Molano, Sara Araujo y Gustavo Tatis en conversación con Ricardo Corredor

Crónicas de viajes (2).

Cartagena 2016, 
Alfredo Molano es columnista del diario El Espectador y autor de numerosos trabajos de investigación sobre Colombia. Su carrera le ha valido reconocimientos como el Premio Nacional del Libro de Colcultura (1992), el Premio de Periodismo Simón Bolívar (1993) y el Premio Nacional de Periodismo CPB (2015). Por su parte, el escritor y periodista Gustavo Tatis, Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar en 1992, trabaja en el diario El Universal. Conversarán sobre el género periodístico de la literatura de viajes a raíz de la experiencia de escribir una crónica de viaje de los Pueblos Patrimonio de Colombia.
Modera la charla Ricardo Corredor Cure, director ejecutivo de la Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI).

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Thomas Piketty y Ha-Joon Chang en conversación con Moisés Naím

Equilibrando la economía global.

Cartagena 2016, 
Conversación de lujo en el Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2016: tres de los economistas más importantes del mundo nos acompañan para hablar de la situación financiera mundial, las variaciones y retos de la economía de mercado y muchos otros asuntos de enorme importancia para todos.

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Dermot McMonagle

Kells 2015, 

Dermot McMonagle is a Cavan-based historian and the author of 29 Main Street: Living With Partition, an account of the rise of Sinn Fein from 1917.

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Martin Gilbert

Jerusalem

Hay Festival 1996, 
Churchill's biographer, who was knighted in 1995 "for services to British history and international relations" celebrates the 3000th anniversary of the Holy City. Gilbert talks about the proliferation of religious, intellectual, social and cultural activity, the heady mix of the divine and the secular, at the axis and front line of Christianity, Judasim and Islam.

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Beryl Bainbridge

Hay Festival 1997, 
The Whitbread Award winner reads from her Titanic novel Every Man For Himself.

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Christopher J Preston

The Synthetic Age

Hay Festival 2018, 

Imagine a future in which humans fundamentally reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction and climate engineering. Emerging technologies promise to give us the power to take over some of nature’s most basic operations. It is not just that we are exiting the Holocene and entering the Anthropocene; it is that we are leaving behind the time in which planetary change is just the unintended consequence of unbridled industrialism. The philosophy professor argues that a world designed by engineers and technicians means the birth of the planet’s first Synthetic Age. Chaired by Gabrielle Walker.

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Terry Eagleton

Radical

Hay Festival 2018, 

The literary critic, famed for his wit and acute interpretations, explores the themes of his two spring publications. Radical Sacrifice revaluates the idea of sacrifice as purposed in theology and philosophy, reclaiming the act as radical politics. The re-publication of Why Marx Was Right examines the philosopher’s core ideas in the context of capitalism’s crises and communism’s collapse. Chaired by Dai Smith.

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Ferdia Gallagher

Cambridge Series 5: The Future of MRI

Hay Festival 2018, 

Dr Gallagher from the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge discusses the basis of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), how it is currently used to image cancer and what the future of oncological imaging may entail.

Ferdia Gallagher

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Erica Jong & Marilyn French

Hay Festival 1997, 
Jong, the author of Fear of Flying, How to save your Own Life, Parachutes and Kisses and Fear of Fifty discusses her new novel Of Blessed Memory. French, whose books include Our Father, The Bleeding Heart and The War Against Women celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the first publication of The Woman's Room.

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Draco Rosa en conversación con Alonso Sánchez Baute

Cartagena 2016, 
Este compositor y productor puertorriqueño nacido en Nueva York ha trabajado con artistas tan famosos como Ricky Martin o Julio Iglesias. Ganador de varios premios Grammy, está considerado como uno de los artistas latinoamericanos más completos: es músico, cantante, multiinstrumentista, poeta, pintor, bailarín, escritor y empresario. Draco descubrió las maravillas de la alimentación a base de plantas después de sufrir de cáncer y acaba de publicar El secreto de la vida a base de plantas. De su carrera y su libro conversará con el escritor y periodista Alonso Sánchez Baute.

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Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant 11

Hay Festival 2018, 

Celebrate the launch of Skulduggery Pleasant 11: Midnight. Revisit all your favourite characters including Skulduggery, Valkyrie and Omen. Put your questions to The Golden God himself and hear how he became an author and got the inspiration for the series.

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Sarah Crossan

Moonrise

Hay Festival 2018, 

Sarah is the author of five YA books including The Weight of Water, One, and her latest, Moonrise. She has a passion for words: written and spoken, poetry and prose. Join the star of the YA fiction scene for an entertaining and sometimes emotional conversation about her literary heroes, inspiration, research and more. Sarah Crossan will be in conversation with Claire Armitstead, Associate Editor, Culture for the Guardian News & Media. Little Black Fish celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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Henry Díaz, Ana López y Rafael Yockteng en conversación con Daniel Jiménez

Cartagena 2017, 
Tres de los más destacados narradores gráficos colombianos conversarán acerca de su trabajo y, en particular, de su experiencia de narrar gráficamente los pueblos patrimonio de Colombia como parte de un proyecto del Hay Festival en colaboración con Fontur. En conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz, director de la revista Larva. Conversatorio de los Pueblos Patrimonio de Colombia.

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Endless Revolutions

Dhaka 2013, 
Tariq Ali, Ahdaf Soueif and Pankaj Mishra discuss the past and present. Moderated by Eliot Weinberger.

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Michael Dobson, Abigail Rokison-Woodall, Simon Russell Beale

Hamlet

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation about the greatest play in the English language, with the series editors of the new Arden Shakespeare editions, Michael Dobson and Abigail Rokison-Woodall of the Shakespeare Institute and the actor Simon Russell Beale, “the greatest stage actor of his generation” – the Independent.

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Imágenes de la violencia/violencia de la imagen. Hourya Bentouhami, Christine Détrez y Marie-José Mondzain en conversación con Cristina Lleras

Cartagena 2017, 
Los actos violentos y sus consecuencias adquieren un cariz todavía más problemático cuando son representados sin descanso a través de imágenes que se comparten en los medios, internet o las redes sociales. ¿Cómo se puede informar y compartir responsablemente esta información? ¿Es adecuado mostrar la violencia? ¿Cuáles son los límites de lo que se debe mostrar y en qué contexto? Cristina Lleras conversa sobre este delicado y pertinente asunto con Hourya Bentouhami (Francia), filósofa y docente de filosofía política en la Universidad de Toulouse – Le Mirail; Christine Détrez (Francia), escritora, socióloga y profesora en la Escuela Normal Superior de Lyon; y Marie-José Mondzain (Francia), filósofa y directora de investigación en el CNRS.
Imágenes de la violencia/violencia de la imagen. Hourya Bentouhami, Christine Détrez y Marie-José Mondzain en conversación con Cristina Lleras

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Michael Antoniou, Michael Meacher, Peter Melchett, Jeffrey Smith

Heart to Heart

Hay Festival 2005, 
GM food is deceptive, organic food is natural. We are delighted to welcome   to the annual organic food forum to the Festival.

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Nuno Júdice y Filipa Leal en conversación con Jerónimo Pizarro

Poesía en portugués.

Cartagena 2016, 
La obra de Nuno Júdice suma más de treinta títulos de poesía y ha sido traducida a diferentes lenguas. En 2013 recibió el XXII Premio Reina Sofía de Poesía Iberoamericana por el conjunto de su obra. Sus últimos poemarios publicados son Navegación sin rumbo y El fruto de la gramática. Por su parte, la escritora Filipa Leal debutó en la poesía con Talvez os Lírios Compreendam y acaba de publicar Pelos leitores de poesia. Conversan sobre su obra con Jerónimo Pizarro.

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Jon Snow

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Channel 4 News anchor and author of Shooting History discusses broadcast news, conflict and the new world disorder with Peter Florence.