The journalist Javier del Pino, director of “A vivir que son dos días”, of the Radio Station Cadena SER, the most listened to program at weekends, with more than 2.2 million listeners, speaks of humor and journalism with the comedian and television presenter David Broncano, who also participates in what is considered to be the second audience program of Spanish broadcasting. With Aurelio Martín.
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.
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.
The historian selects letters that have changed the course of global events or expressed a timeless idea – whether passion, rage or humour – from ancient times to the 21st century. Some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling, some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal, coarse and frankly outrageous; many are erotic, others heartbreaking. His correspondents range from Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great to Mandela, Stalin and Picasso, from Fanny Burney and Emily Pankhurst to Ada Lovelace and Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo, Leonard Cohen, Lincoln, Trump and Suleiman the Magnificent.
The authors of To the End of the World and The Children of Castle of Rock discuss the great tradition of adventure stories and the delights of writing modern tales to add to it with Jonathan Douglas, Director, National Literacy Trust.
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
A Book Club like no other, as our favourite literary vaudevillians read about monsters and Europe and things that go bump in the mind. Crace writes the satirical Digested Reads for the Guardian. Sutherland is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of English at UCL and the go-to senior Eng-Lit Super-Don.
El reconocido escritor británico Rhidian Brook es autor de novelas de ficción y guionista de series y largometrajes televisivos. Su último libro, El día que vendrá, ha sido traducido a 18 idiomas y será llevado al cine por el director Ridley Scott. La historia cuenta la relación entre una familia británica y una familia alemana que conviven en una misma mansión en Hamburgo tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Con el apoyo del British Council
There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent – until now. Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story? The Booker-winning novelist reimagines the greatest Greek myth of all – retold by the witness history forgot.
El etnolingüista Jon Landaburu, que ha dedicado su vida al conocimiento de las lenguas indígenas de Colombia, la prestigiosa escritora indígena canadiense Marie Annharte Baker y Wieldler Guerra, antropólogo de la comunidad Wayuu, charlarán con Juan Luis Mejía, Rector de la Universidad EAFIT, sobre la importancia de las culturas indígenas y su lenguaje creativo en la historia contemporánea.
Evento patrocinado por Sura
Con el apoyo de la iniciativa Canada en las Américas del McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, The Canada Council for the Arts y Blue Metropolis Festival
Tres artistas gráficos nos hablarán de su obra y proceso creativo: Miguel Brieva es autor de, entre otros, Dinero, Bienvenido al mundo y Memorias de la Tierra, donde trata cuestiones políticas y sociales con humor e ironía; Alberto Montt es el autor chileno del blog En dosis diarias, cuyas viñetas humorísticas han dado lugar a nueve libros recopilatorios publicados en diversos países; por su parte, el canadiense Réal Godbout es autor de las series Red Ketchup y Michel Risque así como de libros ilustrados y storyboards.
Co-organizado por Acción Cultural Española
Con el apoyo de The Canada Council for the Arts y Blue Metropolis Festival
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.
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.
A conversation and reading with three of the most extraordinary young talents in international fiction. Dehnel’s Lala is a lyrical and moving Polish family saga set against the turbulent backdrop of 20th century Europe. Lala is an independent woman who has survived some of the most turbulent events of her times. As she senses the first signs of dementia, she battles to keep her memories alive through her stories, telling her grandson tales of a life filled with love, betrayal and extraordinary acts of courage. Kitson's debut Sal is a disturbing, uplifting story of survival, of the kindness of strangers, and the irrepressible power of sisterly love; a love that can lead us to do extraordinary and unimaginable things. Set in Singapore, and spanning 50 years, Teo’s Ponti is a sweeping story of three women and the guilt that ties them to each other. Teo was the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Foundation award in 2016. Chaired by Georgina Godwin.
The digital revolution touches all aspects of our human and physical world in constantly changing ways, and alongside this, comes new opportunities to meet the challenges posed by climate change and the need for resource efficiency by working to empower everyone—businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, communities, and individuals—to use technology to create a more sustainable world. Kate Brandt, former Chief Sustainability Officer under President Obama and now Google’s Sustainability Officer, is in the hot seat.
A unique opportunity to hear from the author of the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree, as she talks about her new novel, an historical tale of a mysterious family's hidden secrets, and a young girl's quest to shape her own destiny.