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Peter Brook talks to Michael Kustow

Hay Festival 2005, 
The iconic theatre director discusses his work with his autobiographer. His production of Tierno Bokar opens at Warwick in June.

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Frank and Andrew St George

Sex-Change Bishop in Mercy Dash to Palace

Hay Festival 1997, 
The linguist and his son, the brilliant young historian and biographer, look at style and lifestyle in English writing from Shakespeare to The Sun. They will be offering tips from their new book Clear English and advice on family collaborations...

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Jason Goodwin

Lords Of The Horizons

Hay Festival 1998, 
Jason Goodwin explores the mysteries of the 600-year rule of The Ottoman Empire. At its height, Istanbul had the richest court in Europe. The decline was prodigious, protracted and total.

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Louis De Bernieres, Jo Shapcott, Peter Porter

A Very British Literature

Hay Festival 1996, 
Three stars of the British Council's New Writing anthology read and discuss the Britishness of contemporary fiction and poetry. De Berniere's latest novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin "is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh" - A.S. Byatt. "Shapcott is a voice that grabs. In all her work, she transforms the extraordinary into the immediately plausible . . . whatever her province her concern remains for the chaotically unaccountable in humanity" - TLS. Porter, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Poetry is the editor of the antholgy.
Chaired by BBC's Gill Manley.

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Breyten Breytenbach

The Memory of Birds in Times of Revolution

Hay Festival 1996, 
An up to the minute portrait of the New South Africa by its most authoritative writer, who'll speak of blackness, language, art, landscape, freedom and nationhood. "No white South African writer has penetrated as deeply into his own country as Breytenbach - and none has been as successful in the flowering of his art in exile" - Donald Woods.

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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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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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Espectáculo de Fernando Gaitán

Del amor al humor.

Cartagena 2016, 
En su cuarta edición de Poética Popular, Fernando Gaitán presentará, en el marco del Hay Festival de Cartagena, un ensamble de textos y piezas de humor interpretadas por un grupo de actores, cantantes y músicos que recorrerán diferentes épocas y géneros, desde la literatura, la poesía y el teatro, hasta la televisión y el cine. Participan Verónica Orozco, Majida Issa, Jorge Enrique Abello y Mario Ruiz con musicalización de D'Artagnan.

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Alex Beard, Ben Rawlence, Kirsty Williams

Hay Festival 2018, 

From schools to universities to industry, the voices calling for more creativity in UK classrooms are getting louder. Research is conclusive that creative activities have outsize impacts on well-being, self-esteem and other cognitive abilities. In a new book, Natural Born Learners, Alex Beard examines the frontline of 21st century schools from Silicon Valley and learning with robots to his own experience in an inner-city London school. He offers suggestions of a different way forward. Black Mountains College is a project to create a new kind of liberal arts university and teacher training college in Powys to meet the challenges of future generations and a warming planet. It proposes a radically different kind of undergraduate experience – its director, Ben Rawlence, will explain. They are joined by Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education in the Welsh Government. Chaired by Rosie Boycott. 

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Taiaiake Alfred y Weidler Guerra en conversación con Ingrid Bejerman

La lucha y la palabra: cultura y gobernanza indígena en Colombia y Canadá.

Cartagena 2016, 
El escritor mohawk Gerald Taiaiake Alfred es profesor del Departamento de Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de Victoria, Canadá. Su libro Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom fue
nombrado en 2010 por la Asociación de Estudios Indígenas y Americanos Nativos como uno de los trabajos más influyentes en los estudios de los nativos. El antropólogo wayuu Weildler Guerra Curvelo ha ocupado cargos importantes en diversos centros de pensamiento e investigaciones sobre desarrollo y cultura de la región norte de Colombia. Les entrevistará la periodista y escritora Ingrid Bejerman, coordinadora de la iniciativa Canadá en la las Américas (CITA) del Instituto de McGill para el Estudio de Canadá.

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Robin Robertson and Samuel Menashe

Two Poets

Hay Festival 1997, 
Robertson reads from his beautiful and brilliant first book of poems A Painted Field. In resonant and lyrical language his poems are concerned with the fugitive nature of things: the implacable coupling of desire and sadness, personality and nationality, beauty and loss: "A poet of rare skill and sensitivity. This is work that will stand and endure.. it speaks softly in the mind" - The Scotsman. The celebrated American poet Samuel Manashe reads from his Penguin Modern Poets collection.

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Liza Picard, Michael Dobson, Nicola Watson

Gloriana

Hay Festival 2003, 
Three leading historians toast the life and legacy of the great British Queen, who celebrates her 400th anniversary this year. Picard launches her book Elizabeths London. Watson and Dobson's England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy examines the building of the myths from Spenser to Blackadder.

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The Duchess of Devonshire and Charlotte Mosley

The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters

Hay Festival 2008, 
The twentieth century filtered through the correspondence of the most glamorous and controversial English literary dynasty. Debo Mitford and Diana’s niece, who edited the letters, talk to Hannah Rothschild.

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Claudia Ulloa, Emiliano Monge, Laia Jufresa

Fictions: Bogota 39

Hay Festival 2018, 

The second of two sessions introducing the most exciting voices of Latin American fiction, award-winning stars of the 2018 selection for Bogota 39, and launching the English-language edition of a globally published anthology. Ulloa is a short story writer from Peru, whose collection Little Birds beautifully combines cruelty and tenderness. Monge’s The Arid Sky has seen him hailed as a Mexican Cormac McCarthy. Jufresa’s masterpiece Umami is a darkly comic portrayal of contemporary life in Mexico City. They talk to Daniel Hahn.

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Selina Hossain, Anisul Hoque, Kumar Chakraborty, Papree Rahman.

Dhaka 2014, 
Selina Hossain, Anisul Hoque, Kumar Chakraborty, Papree Rahman. Moderated by Parvez Hossain.

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Scilla Elworthy

The Business Plan for Peace

Hay Festival 2018, 

Every year, the world spends about $2 trillion on wars. The total value of the global arms trade alone was at least $94.5 billion in 2014. The veteran peace campaigner suggests that establishing world peace would cost the global economy just $2 billion. She shows how everybody, from individuals in their communities to diplomats and world leaders, can realistically work together to end interminable cycles of violence and build a better society. Elworthy’s entire working life has been dedicated to building peace. She has been three times a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, and is founder of the Oxford Research Group. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.

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Phil Klay en conversación con Marianne Ponsford

Cartagena 2016, 
El estadounidense Phil Klay, la gran sorpresa literaria de EE.UU., ex-marine y veterano de la guerra de Irak, ganó el National Book Award 2014 con su primer libro, Nuevo destino, trabajo en el que reflexiona sobre las guerras de Irak y Afganistán y las consecuencias que estas trajeron para los que combatieron allí. Lo entrevista la periodista Marianne Ponsford.

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Piedad Bonnet, Clara Usón, Patricio Pron, Melba Escobar y Mario Mendoza en conversación con Jorge Eduardo Espinosa

El oficio de escribir.

Cartagena 2016, 
Estos autores, que además han sido jurados del Concurso de Cuento RCN, conversarán sobre los retos de dedicarse a la escritura como profesión. Piedad Bonnet, autora de El prestigio de la belleza y Lo que no tiene nombre, es también Premio Nacional de Poesía del Instituto Colombiano de Cultura con El hilo de los días. La escritora española Clara Usón, Premio Femenino Lumen en 1998 con su primera novela, Noches de San Juan, y Premio de la Crítica 2012 por La hija del Este, acaba de publicar Valor. Patricio Pron, autor de novelas como Nosotros caminamos en sueños y del ensayo El libro tachado, ha recibido, entre otros galardones, el Premio Juan Rulfo de Relato. La escritora y periodista Melba Escobar acaba de lanzar su última novela, La Casa de la Belleza. Por su parte, Mario Mendoza, Premio Biblioteca Breve por su libro Satanás, es colaborador habitual de diversos diarios y revistas y en 2014 publicó Paranormal Colombia. Modera Jorge
Eduardo Espinosa, director de Cultura RCN e integrante del noticiero de RCN Radio y del programa En la jugada.

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Un viaje a la Antártida. Un científico en el continente olvidado.

Sergio Rossi

Cartagena 2015, 
Tras haber participado en tres campañas de investigación polar, el biólogo Sergio Rossi hablará sobre cuestiones fundamentales relacionadas con la Antártida: la supervivencia en un clima tan extremo, la formación del agujero en la capa de ozono, los efectos del cambio climático, el deterioro ecológico que generan las bases permanentes allí instaladas, la posibilidad (y los peligros) de explotar económicamente sus inmensas riquezas y por qué una recóndita masa de hielo en el confín más alejado del planeta es esencial para nuestro futuro como especie. 
Evento patrocinado por Tito Pabón

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Duncan Bush, MIke Jenkins, Robert Minhinnick, Hilary Llewellyn Williams

Burning the Bracken

Hay Festival 1996, 
We launch Amy Wack's anthology to celebrate 15 years of The Seren Press' poetry list with this reading by four of Wales' finest poets. Duncan Bush won the 1995 Welsh Book of the Year for Masks, Mike Jenkins reads from This House, My Ghetto, the award-winning essayist Robert Minhinnick reads from his latest collection Hey Fatman and Hilary Llewellyn Williams reads from her remarkable Book of Shadows.

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Óscar Martínez in conversation with Arturo Wallace

Querétaro 2017, 

Óscar Martínez (El Salvador) is a journalist linked to the digital newspaper El Faro and the author of one of the most important books for understanding Central American migration through Mexico written in the last decade: The Beast. Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail. Returning to the complex situation of the inhabitants of Central American countries faced with the violence that surrounds them (gangs, state police forces, interfamily violence), Martínez presents Una historia de violencia: Vivir y morir en Centroamérica. In conversation with Arturo Wallace.

Óscar Martínez in conversation with Arturo Wallace

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Marsha Hunt & Diran Adebayo

Some Kind of Black

Hay Festival 1996, 
Why does nationality colour an author's perspective more than race? Is the SAGA Prize for Black British writers racist? SAGA Prize Founder Marsha Hunt talks to the first prize-winner Diran Adebayo author of Some Kind of Black about the Black British versus the African American experience. Hunt's Repossessing Emestine about her search for her lost grandmother is a searing story of discovery of the meaning of family and race in America.

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Orlando Figes

The TLS Lecture - The Invention of Russia

Hay Festival 1998, 
The author of the multi-award winning A Peoples Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution addresses Russian culture and national identity since the eighteenth century. Introduced and chaired by Ferdinand Mount, Editor of the TLS.

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Keith Waterhouse talks to Brenda Maddox

Hay Festival 1997, 
The novelist and columnist discusses his second volume of autobiography Streets Ahead which traces his path from the hot metal of Fleet Street in the 50's, to London's Theatreland as part of the 'new wave' with Billy Liar, from Shaftsbury Avenue to Broadway and Sunset Boulevard. "A glorious torrent of yarns by a master of the genre" - The Sunday Times

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Patrick McCabe

Hay Festival 1998, 
McCabe's new novel Breakfast on Pluto set in the London and Belfast of the 1970's confirms his status as the leading contemporary Irish novelist. HIs last book The Butcher Boy has been filmed by Neil Jordan.