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John Crace, John Sutherland and Friends

The Two Johnnies Do Dracula, and Frankenstein is 200!

Hay Festival 2018, 

A Book Club like no other, as our favourite literary vaudevillians read about monsters and Europe and things that go bump in the mind. Crace writes the satirical Digested Reads for the Guardian. Sutherland is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of English at UCL and the go-to senior Eng-Lit Super-Don.

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Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett

Triangle and Square

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the New York Times duo as they conspire again on two slyly funny tales about some creative shapes. Visually stunning and full of wry humour, these thoughtful offerings about different shapes from two of today's most irreverent picture-book creators emphasize the importance of keeping your eyes and your mind open to wonder, where others see only rubble and rocks.

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Eric Lomax talks to Rosie Boycott

The Railway Man

Hay Festival 1996, 
Lomax was tortured by the Japanese on the Burma-Siam railway. Fifty years later he met one of his tormentors. "An extraordinary story of torture and rconciliation - I turned the last page weeping tears of sorrow, pride and gratitude" - John McCarthy. Lomax' book The Railway Man is the Winner of the Esquire/Waterstone/Apple Non-Fiction Award.

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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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Gavin Francis

Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change

Hay Festival 2018, 

The writer and doctor considers the transformations in mind and body that continue across the arc of human life. Some of these changes we have little choice about. We can’t avoid puberty, the menopause or our hair turning grey. Others may be welcome milestones along our path – a much-wanted pregnancy, a cancer cured or a long-awaited transition to another gender. We may find ourselves turning down dark paths, towards the cruel distortions of anorexia, or the shifting sands of memory loss. New technologies and medicine have unprecedented power to alter our lives, but that power has limitations.

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Oliver Bullough with Chibundu Onuzo and Matthew T. Page

Kleptoscope: Nigeria

Hay Festival 2018, 

Journalist and author Oliver Bullough brings his popular Kleptoscope series to Hay to discuss why and how so much money is stolen from the world’s poorest countries, and what we can do about it. Nigerian novelist Onuzu talks about how she put corruption at the heart of her brilliant second novel Welcome to Lagos; former US intelligence agent and foreign affairs expert Matthew T. Page is the author of Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know – a guide to the oil-rich African state, plagued by corruption and Boko Haram, home to many of the world’s greatest writers.

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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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Hacia una política de las drogas. John Collins, Alejando Gaviria, Carlos Gómez Restrepo y Hernando Zuleta en conversación con Claudia Gurisatti

Cartagena 2017, 
¿Cuáles deberían ser las políticas de salud pública en relación a los narcóticos? ¿Y las políticas de seguridad nacional? ¿Tiene sentido la legalización en el contexto del tráfico internacional? Los expertos John Collins, Alejandro Gaviria (Ministro de Salud y Protección Social), Carlos Gómez Restrepo (director del Departamento de Epidemiología Clínica y Bioestadística de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) y Hernando Zuleta (director del Centro de Estudios sobre Seguridad y Drogas de la Universidad de los Andes), conversan sobre estas cuestiones con Claudia Gurisatti.
Hacia una política de las drogas. John Collins, Alejando Gaviria, Carlos Gómez Restrepo y Hernando Zuleta en conversación con Claudia Gurisatti

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Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival presents: The Stranger

Screening

Kells 2015, 

Directed by Neasa Ní Chianáín. Duration 80 minutes.

A riveting and haunting documentary about Neal McGregor, a 44-year-old English artist who died in the stone shed where he lived on the small Donegal island of Inisbofin. He left behind only volumes of secret diaries and animal carvings. The Irish-speaking islanders knew little of Neal during the eight years he lived there. This is a documentary about memory and perception, a journey to capture an unusual portrait of a man, living on the edge, both physically and mentally, and the insular Irish-speaking island community he lived among. Followed by a Q&A with director Neasa Ní Chianáin.

Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival presents: The Stranger

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Dermot McMonagle

Kells 2015, 

Dermot McMonagle is a Cavan-based historian and the author of 29 Main Street: Living With Partition, an account of the rise of Sinn Fein from 1917.

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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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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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Presentación de Granta en Español

Xalapa 2012, 
Granta en español 13, dedicado en parte a determinada literatura mexicana, se presenta con las lecturas de Valeria Luiselli, Jeanette Winterson, Álvaro Uribe, Guadalupe Nettel y Mario Bellatin. El número incluye una “Autobiografía” y otro “Manifi esto infrarrealista”, inéditos de Roberto Bolaño, además de colaboraciones de Hugo Hiriart, Richard Ford, Verónica Murguía y James Lasdun, entre muchos otros.

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Nuno Júdice y Filipa Leal en conversación con Jerónimo Pizarro

Poesía en portugués.

Cartagena 2016, 
La obra de Nuno Júdice suma más de treinta títulos de poesía y ha sido traducida a diferentes lenguas. En 2013 recibió el XXII Premio Reina Sofía de Poesía Iberoamericana por el conjunto de su obra. Sus últimos poemarios publicados son Navegación sin rumbo y El fruto de la gramática. Por su parte, la escritora Filipa Leal debutó en la poesía con Talvez os Lírios Compreendam y acaba de publicar Pelos leitores de poesia. Conversan sobre su obra con Jerónimo Pizarro.

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Alan Hollinghurst talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: The Sparsholt Affair

Hay Festival 2018, 

Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst’s masterly novel evokes the intimate relationships of a group of friends bound together by art, literature and love across three generations. It explores the social and sexual revolutions of the most pivotal years of the past century, whose life-changing consequences are still being played out to this day. Richly observed, disarmingly witty and emotionally charged, The Sparsholt Affair is an unmissable achievement from one of our finest writers.

Alan Hollinghurst talks to Georgina Godwin

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David France talks to Philippe Sands

Baillie Gifford Prize Lecture: How to Survive a Plague

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation between the winners of the 2016 and 2017 Baillie Gifford Prizes for non-fiction. France tells Sands the riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grass-roots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Around the globe, the 15.8 million people taking anti-AIDS drugs today are alive thanks to their efforts.

David France talks to Philippe Sands

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Bernard Cornwell talks to Andy Allan

Sharpe's Tiger

Hay Festival 1997, 
The award-winning Sharpe television films, starring Sean Bean, based on Cornwell's best-selling nonels have captured a devouted following. We are delighted to launch the long-awaited prequel to Cornwell's best-selling Peninsular War books, which tells of Private Richard Sharpe's soldering life in early nineteenth-century India. The author talks about his hero and the meticulous research and attention to detail that anchor his novels.

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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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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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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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Anthony Lane

At the Movies

Hay Festival 2003, 
Lane is the film critic of The New Yorker. In Nobody's Perfect, he writes with the refreshing frankness, 'What is the point of Demi Moore?' - about everything from Shakespeare to The Sound of Music. Are You Talking to Me? is Walsh's brilliantly observed memoir of growing up obsessed with the silver screen.

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Aida Edemariam talks to Sarah Crown

The Wife’s Tale

Hay Festival 2018, 

A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar. Before she was ten years old, Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior, an ambitious poet-priest. Over the next century her world changed beyond recognition. She witnessed fascist invasion and occupation, Allied bombardment and exile from her city, the ascent and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie, revolution and civil war. She endured all these things alongside parenthood, widowhood and the death of children. The Wife’s Tale is an intimate memoir, both of a life and of a country. Edemariam retells her grandmother’s stories in a masterpiece that is being compared to Jung Chang’s Wild Swans.

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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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History of the Graphic Novel

Dhaka 2013, 
With Rimi Chatterjee.

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Peter de la Billière talks to Hugh Purcell

Supreme Courage

Hay Festival 2005, 
The General tells tales of Victoria Cross Heroes.