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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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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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Richard Holloway talks to Joan Bakewell

On Forgiveness

Hay Festival 2003, 
How forgiveness works and where it came from. How it can enrich our humanity, wether or not we have religious beliefs. The former Bishop of Edinburgh and Gresham Professor of Divinity, Holloway draws on philosophers and writers such as George Steiner, Frederick Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Hannah Arendt and Nelson Mandela, throwing light on conflicts around the world today. He discusses his thinking with the broadcaster Joan Bakewell

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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.

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Ryan Gattis en conversación con Gaby Wood

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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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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.

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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 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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Katja Kettu y Kim Thúy en conversación con Rosie Goldsmith

Cartagena 2015, 

La escritora finlandesa Katja Kettu es autora de La comadrona, la historia de una mujer que vive en Laponia en 1944 cuya vida cambiará al conocer a un oficial de las SS del que se enamorará hasta el punto de seguirle a un campo de prisioneros. Kim Thúy, autora de origen vietnamita afincada en Canadá, ha escrito la aclamada novela Ru, en la que una mujer repasa sus recuerdos desde su infancia en una familia rica de Saigón a su huida del régimen comunista en busca de una nueva vida.

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

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Jonathan Edwards, Catherine Fisher, Rhiannon Hooson and Elizabeth Parker

The Seren Poetry Gala

Hay Festival 2019, 

The Welsh publishing house throws a poetry party featuring four new collections from supremely talented poets. Costa Award-winning Jonathan Edwards reads from Gen – a book of sharp yet beautifully warm and humane poems. The title refers to people of Edwards’ generation and his recognition of the preoccupations of the age group that he shares. Catherine Fisher’s first collection for twenty years is The Bramble King, which includes poems on imaginary planets and princes, on the summer solstice, on drawing, on a glass shop – and a clockwork crow (title of her Blue Peter Award-shortlisted children’s book). Rhiannon Hooson’s beautifully resonant first collection The Other City was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year. Elizabeth Parker’s In Her Shambles is a fantastic debut of spikey, provocative, declamatory and wonderfully energetic poems. All four poets contribute to Seren's new Poems from The Borders anthology published in celebration of the English/Welsh Marches.

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Sobre hijas e hijos. Patricia Lara Salive y Yolanda Reyes en conversación con Marta Orrantía

Cartagena 2017, 
Marta Orrantía conversa con las autoras de dos novelas que comparten una temática similar y fascinante para todos: los hijos. Con Patricia Lara Salive (Colombia), Premio Nacional de Periodismo 1994, fundadora junto con Juan Tomás de Salas de la revista Cambio16 Colombia, ahora conocida como Cambio, y escritora de columnas semanales en El Espectador y El País de Cali. También autora de ficción, su tercera novela, El rastro de tu padre, está protagonizada por una madre y una hija. Y Yolanda Reyes (Colombia), escritora, educadora y columnista del diario El Tiempo, con una larga trayectoria entre la que destacan su trabajo como fundadora del proyecto cultural Espantapájaros, el exitoso libro El terror de Sexto “B” (Premio Fundalectura), la novela para público adulto Pasajera en tránsito y su más reciente novela Qué raro que me llame Federico, de la que conversará en esta charla.

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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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Sobre Tomás Eloy.

Jaime Abello Banfi, Sergio Dahbar y Juan Villoro en conversación con Margarita García Robayo

Cartagena 2015, 
Periodista y escritor, Tomás Eloy Martínez fue autor de novelas y libros de cuentos entre los que destacan La novela de Perón y Santa Evita, dos obras que ya se han convertido en clásicos de la literatura argentina y que han sido publicadas en más de sesenta países. Jaime Abello Banfi, director de la Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano; Sergio Dahbar, periodista y editor; y Juan Villoro, periodista y escritor, charlarán con la autora Margarita García Robayo.

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Albert Woodfox talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Solitary

Hay Festival 2019, 

The unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement, in a 6 x 9-foot cell, twenty-three hours a day, in the notorious Angola prison in Louisiana – all for a crime he did not commit. That Albert Woodfox survived was, in itself, a feat of extraordinary endurance against the violence and deprivation he faced daily. That he was able to emerge whole from his odyssey within America’s prison and judicial systems is a triumph of the human spirit. 

Albert Woodfox talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

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Daniel Hahn

The Anthea Bell Lecture: The Genius of Getafix

Hay Festival 2019, 

In this second annual lecture, the renowned translator pays tribute to his peerless, multilingual colleague Anthea Bell, who died in October 2018. He explores her work on the Asterix books, translating the original French by René Goscinny and his illustrator partner Albert Uderzo. “She was an elegant stylist, but more than that, a startlingly versatile one,” says Hahn “I first learned her name, as so many people did, because she wrote all those impossible Asterix jokes I loved so much; but to other people she was Sebald, or perhaps Kafka – or sometimes Freud. She was Cornelia Funke or Erich Kästner for children, Saša Stanišić and Stefan Zweig for adults, and so many others besides. Literature struggles to thrive without translation. Today I can’t help wondering how we readers and writers ever could have managed without Anthea Bell.” Chaired by Thea Lenarduzzi of the TLS.

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Eko de la Garza en conversación con Augusto Cru

Pancho Villa toma Zacatecas.

Xalapa 2013, 
La Batalla de Zacatecas es uno de los episodios clave de la historia mexicana del siglo XX.  Eko de la Garza (ilustraciones) imagina magistralmente el suceso que supone un punto de inflexión en la Revolución Mexicana. En conversación con Augusto Cruz.

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FW de Klerk talks to Michael Buerk

Hay Festival 1999, 
The former South African President and Nobel Laureate visits Hay between his deposition to the TRC and the new elections, to talk about the dismantling of the great coalition and his relationship with President Mandela, explored in his autobiography The Last Trek.

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Odile Decq talks to Martha Thorne

Budapest 2013, 

The award-winning French academic and architect (Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome – MACRO; Phantom Restaurant Opera Garnier), awarded Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (2003) and International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, discusses where contemporary architecture is headed, with the Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Associate Dean of the IE School of Architecture.

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Jeannette Littlemore and Sarah Turner

How Do We Talk About Death Before Birth?

Hay Festival 2018, 

Professor Littlemore and Dr Turner are co-investigators on the project ‘Death before Birth’. This examines how people who have experienced miscarriage, termination for foetal anomaly, and stillbirth, reach decisions concerning what happens to their babies after death, how their perceptions of the law impact on their decision-making, and how they communicate their experiences and choices to those there to support them. The project will also be examining the existing guidance on what happens to babies after they have died, investigating how it is interpreted in practice by professionals and the extent to which it takes account of the views, experiences and needs of the bereaved. Jeannette and Sarah will be talking about the ways in which people who have experienced pregnancy loss, and those who support, use language to make sense of and communicate their feelings about their loss.

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Francine Stock and Guests

Front Row

Hay Festival 2000, 
Please join us for a live edition of the Radio 4 ars programme.

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Harold Pinter

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading by the playwright and actor from his Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-1998

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Jon Landaburu, Marie Annharte Baker y Wieldler Guerra en conversación con Juan Luis Mejía

Cómo mirar al pasado para entender el presente.

Cartagena 2015, 

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

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Xavi Ayén en conversación con Juan Carlos Pérez Salazar

Querétaro 2016, 

El periodista y escritor español Xavi Ayén hablará sobre su libro Aquellos años del boom, Premio Gaziel de Biografías y Memorias 2013. Este trabajo trata sobre el movimiento literario que en los años 60 y 70 del siglo pasado popularizó mundialmente la literatura latinoamericana. Conversará sobre esto y mucho más con el periodista Juan Carlos Pérez Salazar.

Xavi Ayén en conversación con Juan Carlos Pérez Salazar

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Geza Vermes

The Changing Face of Jesus

Hay Festival 2000, 
Starting with John's gospel, and its wholly idealized and defied images of Jesus, Vermes then looks at Paul, whose first depiction of a redeemer figure is directed essentially at non-Jews. Another 'face' is seen through the acts of the Apostles, that of teh final prophet and the end of time. Finally, the synoptic gospels each paint their own portrait of a Galilean preacher, healer and exorcist.

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Paolo Giordano in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

Querétaro 2017, 

Paolo Giordano (Italy) rose to international fame with The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a novel that won the 2008 Strega Prize and which was made into a film in 2010. Author of The Human Body, Giordano was educated as a physicist and will present his recent work, Like Family. In conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince.

Paolo Giordano in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince