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Germaine Greer

The 1996 Raymond Williams Lecture: Tradition and Female Talent

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Festival's keynote lecture will be given by the author of The Female Eunuch and Slipshod Sibylls.

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Rory MacLean

Chancing it

Hay Festival 2000, 
MacLean never planned to visit Florida. Then the Daily Mail was deliverd to his house by mistake. Twenty-four hours later he found himself in the land of Mickey Mouse, gull-wing Thunderbirds and drive-by shootings. In Next Exit Magic Kingdom Rory swims with mermaids and discovers the site of the Garden of Eden. Join him as he unravels his accidental journeys from Stalin's Nose to the Sunshine State, and reveals how to avoid gratuitous sex in Miami Beach.

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Drucilla Cornell con Óscar Guardiola-Rivera

10 x 10 FILOSOFÍA: Cómo imaginar nuevas sociedades

Cartagena 2015, 
Óscar Guardiola-Rivera y Drucilla Cornell hablarán sobre sus respectivas visiones de la filosofía, la cultura y los usos de la imaginación para construir nuevas sociedades en realidades que con frecuencia parecen barbáricas. El teatro, las políticas de transición en Colombia, Sudáfrica y otros países, los derechos humanos y el legado de la teoría crítica serán los temas de este diálogo. Óscar Guardiola-Rivera es escritor, filósofo y docente en Birkbeck, Universidad de Londres; Drucilla Cornell es filósofa, dramaturga y docente en la Universidad Rutgers y la Nueva Escuela de Nueva York. 

Co-organizado con el Instituto Pensar, Universidad Javeriana

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John Connolly talks to Francine Stock

He

Winter Weekend 2017, 

A conversation and special screening of the classic silent short The First Mistake. In his novel He, Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood with an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, and the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists. Connolly portrays a man whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe. He is Stan Laurel. But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.

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Sebastian Meschenmoser

Cartagena 2016, 
Escritor e ilustrador radicado en Berlín, escritor de Aprendiendo a Volar, cuenta con 10 títulos en el mercado. Ofrecerá un taller de creación de libro-álbum para niños.
Niños +8 años

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Will Hutton

The World We're In

Hay Festival 2002, 
Hutton follows up his The State We're In with an analysis of the political and economic effects (for the rest of the world) of American isolationism, and divines a counterbalance in a strengthened European Union.

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Nélida Piñon in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Querétaro 2017, 

The Brazilian writer Nélida Piñon, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Literature, is one of the most important voices in contemporary literature in her country. Winner of the 2005 Prince of Asturias Literature Prize and many other awards for her literary work, her latest book is A camisa do marido. She will talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo.

Nélida Piñon in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

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Kate Brandt talks to Andy Fryers

A Sustainable Digital World?

Hay Festival 2018, 

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.

Kate Brandt talks to Andy Fryers

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Tony Juniper

Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s Most Vital Frontlines

Hay Festival 2018, 

Rainforests are the lungs of our planet – regulators of the Earth's temperature and weather. They are also home to 50 per cent of the world's animals and plants – which for centuries have been the source of many of our key medicines. And yet we’ve all heard of their systematic destruction; the razing of trees to make way for cattle or plantations of oil palms, the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples, and the corruption that leads to illegal logging and pollution. But the great environmentalist tells the other, inspirational story we’ve almost never heard: what is being done, and can be done in future, to protect the forests and the 1.6 billion people who depend upon them.

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Ismail Merchant talks to Iain Johnstone

Hay Festival 1997, 
The renowned producer of Howard's End , A Room With A View, and The Remains of the Day talks about his movie career and the making of his first English-language film as a director The Proprietor - starring Jeanne Moreau. The film critic and former Director of The Edinburgh Film Festival, Iain Johnstone co-wrote Fierce Creatures with John Cleese.

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Brigitte Baptiste con Andrew Solomon

10 x 10 GÉNERO

Cartagena 2015, 
Brigitte Baptiste es bióloga, directora del Instituto Humboldt y una de las expertas en biodiversidad más reconocidas de Colombia. Es además una conocida defensora de la igualdad de género. Andrew Solomon, finalista del Pulitzer en 2002 y autor de El demonio de la depresión y Lejos del árbol: Historias de padres e hijos que han aprendido a quererse, es un activista en defensa del colectivo LGBT.

Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Estados Unidos de América

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Eurig Salisbury talks to Gaston Vadasz

Budapest 2013, 

The Welsh-language Children’s Poet Laureate has published a collection of children’s poetry and a book of poems, Llyfr Glas Eurig (‘Eurig’s Blue Book’). He reads and discusses writing for children and introduces the riches of the Welsh language.

Supported by Arts Council of Wales

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Paul Davies

The John Maddox Lecture: The Demon in the Machine – How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life

Hay Festival 2019, 

When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new? From life’s murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, Davies offers a breath-taking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself. Chaired by Marcus du Sautoy.

Paul Davies

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Deborah Tannen

Talking from 9 to 5

Hay Festival 1995, 
The American author addresses the role played by conversational rituals in the workplace and analyses different ways men and women make decisions, negotiate and characterise their informal chat with one-upmanship and self-depecciation.
Tennen's other infuential books about conversation include the best-selling You Just Don't Understand Me.

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Emyr Humphreys and Bernice Rubens talk to Mario Basini

Hay Festival 1996, 
The two Welsh novelists discuss their latest work with The Western Mail's Literary Editor.
Humphrey's novel Unconditional Surrender deals with the nationalism and disorders at the end of the War, from the time of the German surrender, through the General Election, up to the dropping of The Bomb.
Booker Prize winner Rubens previews her work in progress on The Waiting Game. Her latest wartime novel Yesterday in the Back Lane was reviewed as "an achingly poignant book, whose triumph is the depiction of the intensely moving in the everyday, a tragedy of Greek dimensions played out in backstreet lives" - Independent.

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José Adiak Montoya y Óscar Martínez en conversación con Martín Solares

Desde América Central.

Xalapa 2013, 
Los escritores José Adiak Montoya (Nicaragua) y Óscar Martínez (El Salvador) conversan con Martín Solares sobre el oficio literario en América Central, un espacio en el que la sociopolítica, la tradición cultural propia y ajena, y los confl ictos de décadas parecen estar todavía más mezclados con el oficio de escritor que en otras partes del mundo.

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Santiago Gamboa, Sergio Jaramillo y Mario Mendoza en conversación con José Manuel Acevedo

Construyendo la paz

Cartagena 2015, 
Los aclamados escritores colombianos Santiago Gamboa y Mario Mendoza hablarán sobre cómo se construye una sociedad pacífica junto con Sergio Jaramillo, actual Alto Comisionado para la Paz, en una charla moderada por José Manuel Acevedo.
Con el apoyo del Alto Comisionado para la Paz

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Steven Pinker en conversación con Juan Diego Vélez - Versión española

Cartagena 2015, 

Psicólogo experimental y profesor de la Universidad de Harvard, Steven Pinker se ha convertido en uno de los escritores más destacados sobre el lenguaje, la mente y la naturaleza humana a nivel internacional. Ha recibido numerosos premios por sus libros, entre los que destacan, Cómo funciona la mente, El instinto del lenguaje, La tabla rasa y Los ángeles que llevamos dentro. Su último libro, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, está dedicado al arte de escribir bien en nuestros días.

Con el apoyo de The Canada Council for the Arts y Blue Metropolis Festival

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Carl Hiaasen

Hay Festival 1999, 
The cult Florida crime-novelist and environmental hero Carl Hiaasen, author of Lucky You, Tourist Season, Strip Tease, Stormy Weather and Double Whammy, talks to Peter Guttridge author of A Ghost of a Chance and No Laughing Matter.

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Soraya Mafi (soprano) & Simon Lepper (piano)

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 1

Hay Festival 2018, 

The first of four recitals broadcast from Hay this week. 
Felix Mendelssohn’s Auf Flugeln des Gesanges Op.34 No.2; Fanny Hensel Warum sind den die Rosen so blass, Op.1 No.3; Felix MendelssohnLieder ohne Worte Op.30 No.3; Fanny Hensel Die Mainacht Op.9 No.6, Lieder ohne Worte Op.8 No.3; Felix Mendelssohn Suleika 1 Op.57 No.3; Robert Schumann Lied der Suleika Op.25 No.9; Clara Schumann Liebst du um Schőnheit Op.12 No.2; Robert Schumann Widmung Op.25 No.1; Johanna Müller-Hermann Lieder Op.2; Richard Strauss Schlagende Herzen Op.29 No.2, Das Rosenband Op.36 No.1, Ständchen Op.17 No.2, Morgen Op.27 No.4

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Emily Shuckburgh

Cambridge Series 2: How Will Climate Change Affect Me?

Hay Festival 2019, 

Shuckburgh is a climate scientist and mathematician, and is co-author of the Ladybird book on Climate Change. She will speak about her research on modelling localised effects of climate change – from Arctic warming to flooding in Tewkesbury, from severe drought in Malawi to record-breaking temperatures in Thailand, and from the acidification of the Barrier Reef to the hurricanes battering the Caribbean.

Emily Shuckburgh

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John Simpson talks to Oliver Bullough

Moscow, Midnight

Hay Festival 2019, 

The legendary BBC World Affairs Editor discusses his new thriller and the way in which, in fact as in fiction, so many of the most improbable or extraordinary stories and trails all lead back to Moscow.

John Simpson talks to Oliver Bullough

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Michael Wood

Travel in Time: Adventures in History and Myth

Hay Festival 2005, 
The intrepid historian quests for Shangri-la, the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail.

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The Truth

Hay Festival 1996, 
Foreign Correspondant Peter Godwin chairs this discussion about investigative jounalisim with Andrew O'Hagan, author of The Missing. Editor of Granta, Ian Jack, and Patrick Wright, author of The Village That Died For England.

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Michael Frayn, Peter Kemp

Hay Festival 2000, 
Frayn's work for the theatre such as Noises Off and Copenhagen and his brilliant translations of Chekov, are celebrated as his fiction, which includes the Booker-shortlisted Headlong and The Trick of It. He talks to The Sunday Times fiction editor.