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James Frey, Justine Picardie, Josephine Hart, Rosie Boycott

Life Goes On

Hay Festival 2003, 
Frey's A Million Little Pieces is a searing account of the twenty-three-year old's rehabilitation and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Picardie's memoir tells the story of a year in her own life after her sister Ruth's death and of a search for her sister in the afterlife in this age of reason, scepticism and science. Hart's The Reconstructionist is a novel about the way we build our lives from fragments of memory, half-truth, compromise, and desire. They talk to Rosie Boycott.

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Roy Jenkins' Gladstone

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Liberal Democrat Peer introduces his Whitbread Award-winning biography of the four times Prime Minister and pre-eminent Victorian politician, redeemer of prostitutes and student of Homer, whose glittering House of Commons career spanned sixty-three years. "Quite simply a masterpiece of the biographer's art" - The Economist.

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Frances Hardinge talks to Georgina Godwin

A Skinful of Shadows

Hay Festival 2018, 

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.

12+
Frances Hardinge talks to Georgina Godwin

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Jacek Dehnel, Mick Kitson and Sharlene Teo

Fictions: The New Generation

Hay Festival 2018, 

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.

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Ignacio Martínez de Pisón y Jorge Franco en conversación con Berna González Harbour

Historias y familias.

Cartagena 2015, 

El escritor y guionista Ignacio Martínez de Pisón ha presentado recientemente La buena reputación, una novela en la que recorre treinta años de la historia de una familia española del protectorado de Marruecos durante su descolonización. Por su parte, Jorge Franco ganó el Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2014 con El mundo de afuera, una historia con toques fantásticos que transcurre en Medellín, donde el padre de Isolda, una niña que vive en un castillo, es secuestrado.

Co-organizado por Acción Cultural Española

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Riverside Performing Arts

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Hay Festival 2018, 

Plop is a baby barn owl. He is the same as every baby barn owl that has ever been – except for one thing…he is afraid of the dark. Riverside Performing Arts, who brought you Elmer, presents Jill Tomlinson's classic tale, illustrated by Paul Howard. Filled with song, puppetry, dance and laughter, this touching story is beautifully adapted for the stage. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark encourages children to be conquerors, is guaranteed to raise a smile, and will calm the biggest fears.

3+

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Andy Mulligan talks to Claire Armitstead

Dog

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and author of Trash as he discusses his most recent book, the story of the changing relationship that develops between a boy and his new dog, Spider. Spider helps Tom manage things when his life at home and at school is spinning out of control and in return Tom gives Spider all the love and attention he needs. Both grow stronger as a result. Dog is a book about trust, standing up for yourself, and learning to love.

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Leif Bersweden

The Orchid Hunter: A Young Botanist’s Search for Happiness

Winter Weekend 2017, 

In the summer after leaving school, a young botanist sets out to fulfil a childhood dream –to find every species of orchid native to the British Isles. He has just a few months to complete his quest and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck. As he battles the vagaries of the British climate in his clapped-out car, feverishly chasing each emerging bloom, Bersweden takes the reader on a remarkable botanical journey.

Leif Bersweden

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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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Tomándole el pulso a la izquierda latinoamericana.

Cartagena 2014, 
Patricio Fernández Chadwick (Chile), María Jimena Duzán (Colombia) y Jon Lee Anderson (Estados Unidos) en conversación con Ricardo Corredor Cure. A unos meses después de la muerte de Chávez, 40 años después del golpe de estado en Chile, en medio de una negociación entre el gobierno del presidente Santos y la guerrilla de las FARC, y con una región que tiene varios países con gobiernos considerados socialistas, América Latina vive un momento político que levanta varias preguntas sobre el presente y futuro de la izquierda latinoamericana. Tres reconocidos periodistas internacionales esbozarán algunas hipótesis y reflexionarán sobre el papel del periodismo para contar las historias relacionadas con el ascenso de la izquierda al poder en la región.

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Joanna Trollope, Natasha Walter

New Britain, New Woman, New Family

Hay Festival 1998, 
What can and should New Labour culture do for womenand families in society? On the panel debating the issues will be Joanna Trollope, whose no 1 best-seller Other People's Children was published on Mother's Day, and Natasha Walter, author of The New Feminism.

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Pauline McLynn, Molly Jong Fast

Hay Festival 2000, 
The star of Father Ted and Alan Parker's movie Angela's Ashes, McLynn's fictional debut Something For The Weekend revolves around a Dublin Private eye stripping away layers of martial infidelities and battling with bread-making and beef Wellington. Molly Jong Fast has written a first novel about the Manhatten fast life called Normal Girl. 

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Louise Doughty, Victoria Briggs

The Asham Award

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate the foremost short story prize for women writes with a discussion and reading with Doughty, one of this year's judges and 2003 award-winner Briggs.

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Sarah Wood

Stepping Up: How to Accelerate your Leadership Potential

Winter Weekend 2017, 

An utterly inspiring exploration of corporate management and leadership. The Veuve Cliquot Businesswoman of the Year runs video and tech company Unruly, where she ensures that the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet; 91% of Ad Age 100 brands trust Unruly to connect with audiences at speed and scale.  It has a presence across 20 different locations and employs 300 people. Wood is also an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge, where she teaches a course in Mash-Ups, Memes and LOLitics: Online Video Culture and the Screen Media Revolution. She talks to Guto Harri, Communications Director of Liberty Global.

Sarah Wood

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Ross Montgomery

Max and the Millions

Hay Festival 2018, 

A boy discovers a microscopic fantasy civilisation living on a bedroom floor. What would it be like to be an ant-sized person living in your own house? In this event, you'll re-imagine everyday places and objects – toasters, toilets, hamsters – from the point of view of a pint-sized explorer.

9+
Ross Montgomery

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Mike Brearley talks to Simon Hughes

Of Captaincy and Cricket

Hay Festival 2018, 

The great England cricket captain, in later life a psychoanalyst, talks about the game, the players and the gentlemen. He is the author of The Art of Captaincy and On Form.

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Marie Arana y Antonio Caballero en conversación con Juan Carlos Iragorri

¿Qué pensaría Bolívar si resucitara?

Cartagena 2016, 
Los participantes conversan en torno a la figura de Simón Bolívar y reflexionan a su vez sobre el estado actual de América Latina. Con Marie Arana, periodista de The Washington Post y autora de la más reciente biografía del Libertador publicada originalmente en inglés, Bolívar - American Liberator; y Antonio Caballero, escritor y columnista de Semana, Premio Simón Bolívar en 1994 por sus caricaturas políticas y autor del reciente Comer o no comer y otras notas de cocina. Charla oderada por Juan Carlos Iragorri, director de Voces RCN y Club de prensa, de NTN24.

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Karen Armstrong

The Battle For God

Hay Festival 2000, 
The former Roman Catholic nun, and now distinguished religious commentator, examines the appeal, tenacity, and extremity of Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious fundamentalism across the world.

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Rosie Boycott y William Sieghart en conversación con John Mitchinson

Alimentos y politica

Cartagena 2014, 
Juan Bonilla (España) es autor de cinco novelas y seis libros de relatos; entre las novelas están Los príncipes nubios, Premio Biblioteca Breve 2003 y traducida a diez idiomas, y Prohibido entrar sin pantalones (Seix Barral, 2013). Entre los libros de relatos destacan Tanta gente sola, que obtuvo el Premio Mario Vargas Llosa al mejor libro de relatos del año 2009, y Una manada de ñus (Pre- Textos, 2013). Organizado con Acción Cultural Española

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Catherine Barr

Discover 10 Reasons to Love a Turtle

Winter Weekend 2017, 

With the help of some slippery eggs and wobbly jellyfish, author Catherine Barr will give children lots of reasons to fall in love with, and help save, these ancient mariners, in her new series of books for the Natural History Museum.

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Catherine Barr

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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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Sofi Oksanen en conversación con Rosie Goldsmith

Cartagena 2015, 

Aclamada por público y crítica, Sofi Oksanen se ha convertido en una de las escritoras contemporáneas más exitosas de Finlandia. Entre sus libros destacan Purga, del que vendió más de un millón de ejemplares en 41 países y, más recientemente, Cuando las palomas cayeron del cielo, novela ambientada en Estonia durante el período anterior y posterior a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En 2013 Sofi Oksanen fue galardonada con el Premio Nórdico de la Academia Sueca al conjunto de su obra.

Evento patrocinado por ARCADIA

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Péter Esterházy talks to Revel Guest

Budapest 2013, 

A conversation with one of the world’s great novelists and men of letters, author of Not Art, Celestial Harmonies and Revised Edition. Introduced by Csilla Csorba, Director of thePetofi Museum of Literature.

In collaboration with Magveto Publishing House

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Little Magazines vs. Mainstream Magazines

Dhaka 2013, 

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Jenny Valentine

Fictions: Fire Colour One

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Iris's father, Ernest, is at the end of his life and she hasn't even met him. Her best friend, Thurston, is somewhere on the other side of the world. Everything she thought she knew is up in flames. Now her mother has declared war and means to get her hands on Ernest's priceless art collection. But Ernest has other ideas... The new novel from the award-winning children’s author.

12+ years
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