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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2013, 

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Barney Norris and Emma Healey

Fictions: Family Gathering

Hay Festival 2018, 

Norris, author of Five Rivers Met in a Wooded Plain, introduces his new novel Turning for Home, an emotional story of family gathering, human frailty and the marks that love leaves on us. Healey’s Elizabeth is Missing won the Costa First Novel Award. She talks about her new story Whistle in the Dark, which examines the aftermath of a teenager’s four-day mysterious disappearance. Chaired by Thea Lenarduzzi of the TLS.

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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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Alejandra Acosta y Diego Bianki en conversación con Isidro Ferrer

Ilustrando historias

Cartagena 2015, 

Alejandra Acosta es la ilustradora de libros para adultos como Del enebro o La cámara sangrienta, en los que utiliza el collage como medio de expresión, pero también de libros infantiles y juveniles. El argentino Diego Bianki es diseñador, ilustrador y director artístico de Pequeño Editor, un proyecto editorial dedicado a los pequeños lectores y los grandes curiosos. Conversarán sobre su trabajo con el diseñador e ilustrador español Isidro Ferrer.

Co-organizado con Acción Cultural Española

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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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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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Sergio Jaramillo, Humberto de la Calle, David Bojanini. Modera Ricardo Ávila

2016: Retos y beneficios del año de la Paz.

Cartagena 2016, 
A pocos meses de firmar el acuerdo de paz entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las FARC, Sergio Jaramillo, actual Alto Comisionado para la Paz del gobierno de Santos, Humberto de la Calle, vicepresidente de la República de Colombia entre 1994 y 1996 y quien ahora dirige el equipo negociador del gobierno colombiano en el proceso de paz y David Bojanini, Presidente de Sura analizarán el futuro y los beneficios de un país en paz.

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Roy Hattersley

Blood and Fire

Hay Festival 2000, 
Hattersley conjures an 'entertaining and stylish romp' through the life of a crusading, political winner of religious zeal, with a flair for media manipulation and a fondness for hob-nobbing with the rich and famous. The story of William Booth and his wife Catherine, founders of the Salvation Army.

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Allison Pearson talks to Stephanie Merritt

Fictions: How Hard Can It Be?

Hay Festival 2018, 

Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is 50, but not in a good way. Fifty, in Kate’s mind, equals invisibility. And with hormones that have her in shackles, teenage children who need her but won’t talk to her and ailing parents who aren’t coping, Kate is in the middle of a sandwich that she isn’t even allowed to eat because of the calories. The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling comedy I Don’t Know How She Does It is just as funny and wise, and unputdownable.

Allison Pearson talks to Stephanie Merritt

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Steven Butler and Steven Lenton

The Nothing To See Here Hotel

Hay Festival 2018, 

The author and the illustrator welcome you to check in to The Nothing To See Here Hotel – occupied by magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel. This series features energetic storytelling from Butler while Lenton will draw you into the adventure as he sketches the characters live on stage and gives you tips on how to create your own magical establishment.

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Lesley Glaister, Pan Houston, Barbara Gowdy

Hay Festival 1999, 
Reading and Conversation. Glaister's Sheer Blue Bliss is a thrilling novel about the sources of art and the unpredictable forces of loss and human craving. Houston, the author of the cult classic Cowboys are my Weakness presents her first novel Waltzing the Cat, a beautiful novel about relationships and place with one of the most dazzling aerial sequences ever written. The spectacularly inventive and magical Gowdy returns with her novel The White Bone, a story in which we learn everything anout elephants, their societal structure, their mythology, their language, their beliefs, an entire invented universe which is brilliantly put together, it seems almost logical.

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Steven Berkoff

Hay Festival 1996, 
The actor, director and playwright discusses his autobiography Free Association with Festival Director Peter Florence.

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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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Sarah Crossan, Patrick Ness, Alex Wheatle

'The Bookseller' YA Book Prize Panel

Hay Festival 2018, 

The YA Book Prize singles out the best new fiction every year. Join the authors of Moonrise, Release, and Straight Outta Crongton as they discuss pushing the boundaries of YA fiction. Chaired by Emily Drabble, BookTrust.

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Steve Lenton and Tracey Corderoy

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the creators of the lovable ex-robbers turned bakers, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam. Hear all about their latest adventures in this fun-packed event full of storytelling, fun participation and laugh-out-loud games.

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Don Paterson

The Poem: Lyric, Sign, Metre

Hay Festival 2018, 

What is a poem? In what way is its use of language distinct? What conditions allow it to arise, and what is its cultural purpose? And how, exactly, do poems work? Part polemic, part technical treatise and part meditation, The Poem is an ambitious contemporary ars poetica. Paterson looks at the writing, transmission and reading of poetry with wit and scholarly flair in a thorough exploration of how and why poems are composed. Paterson was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, and is garlanded with awards for his many collections, which include Nil Nil, God’s Gift to Women, Rain and 40 Sonnets.

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Richard Holmes

Hay Festival 1996, 
The greatest biographer of modern times talks about his search for "the personal life that is hidden in, and below, the printed page". Holmes' books include Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage, Coleridge - Early Visions and Footsteps - "a modern masterpiece which will be seen as revolutionary a work as Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians" - Michael Holroyd.

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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.