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Jasper Winn

Water Ways

Hay Festival 2018, 

For 150 years, canals were the high-tech water machines driving the industrial revolution. Amazing feats of engineering, they carried the rural into the city and the urban into the countryside, and changed the lives of everyone. Then, just when their purpose was extinguished by modern transport, they were saved from extinction and repurposed as a 'slow highways' network, a peaceful and countrywide haven from our too-busy age. Today, there are more boats on the canals than in their Victorian heyday. Writer and slow adventurer Jasper Winn spent a year exploring Britain's waterways along 1,000 miles of 'wet roads and water streets' where he discovered a world of wildlife corridors, underground adventures, the hardware of heritage and history, new boating communities, endurance kayak races and remote towpaths. Chaired by Mark Skipworth.

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Tracy Borman

Henry VIII and the men who made him: the Secret History Behind the Tudor Throne

Winter Weekend 2018, 

King Henry VIII is often defined by his many marriages, but his relationships with the men who surrounded him reveal much about his beliefs, behaviour and character. They show him to be capable of fierce, but seldom abiding loyalty; of raising men only to destroy them later. Henry’s father the first Tudor king, his older brother Arthur, his handsome jousting partners, his warring advisors – both Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell ended up on the block; but the tenderness that he displayed towards those he trusted proves that he was never the one-dimensional monster often depicted. Tracy Borman is a bestselling author and historian, specialising in the Tudors. She is joint chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces and chief executive of the Heritage Education Trust.

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Jamie O'Neill and Jessica Cohen

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer and co-creator of Earthfall's dance theatre piece At Swim Two Boys introduce their collaboration, before the first of three Festival performances.

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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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Alexandra Harris and Tim Dee

Ground Work / The Life of Landscape

Hay Festival 2018, 

Why did landscape become a subject for art in the 18th century and not before? Where might we look for clues to an earlier ‘sense of place’? The Professor of English, author of Weatherland and Romantic Moderns, examines the history of English landscape painting and local writing from the particular perspective of going back to her childhood home in Sussex. She talks with Tim Dee, editor of a timely collection of the best British nature writing newly commissioned by one of the great authorities on the subject - Ground Work. The book explores a sense of place, and our obligations of custodianship in this land.

Alexandra Harris and Tim Dee

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Julia Navarro en conversación con Juan Esteban Constaín

Cartagena 2015, 
La escritora y periodista española Julia Navarro es la autora de Dispara, yo ya estoy muerto, su última novela en la que cuenta la apasionante historia de dos familias desde finales del siglo XIX hasta mediados del XX, ambientada en ciudades como San Petersburgo, París o Jerusalén. Sus libros tienen un enorme éxito de ventas en España y son igualmente aclamados a nivel internacional, con traducciones en más de treinta países. Entre sus trabajos también destacan Dime quién soy, La Hermandad de la Sábana Santa, La Biblia de barro y La sangre de los inocentes. Conversará con el escritor colombiano Juan Esteban Constaín.

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Greg Klerkx

Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age

Hay Festival 2004, 
Post-Apollo NASA has got hung up on the Shuttle and the Space Station. The future may lie with an alternative free-market space community.

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Poetry Squantum 4

Hay Festival 1996, 
The poets present their finished poems

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Roy Hattersley

Blood and Fire

Hay Festival 2000, 
Hattersley conjures an 'entertaining and stylish romp' through the life of a crusading, political winner of religious zeal, with a flair for media manipulation and a fondness for hob-nobbing with the rich and famous. The story of William Booth and his wife Catherine, founders of the Salvation Army.

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Erika McGann

Kells 2015, 

Erika McGann, author of The Demon Notebook, The Broken Spell and The Watching Wood, conducts an interactive talk about writing books for pre-teen readers and aspiring authors.

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Josh Lacey and Garry Parsons

The Dragonsitter

Hay Festival 2018, 

What does it take to be a Dragonsitter? Could you be one? This is your opportunity to find out. Join the author and illustrator to learn about The Dragonsitter series in a fun-filled event packed full of storytelling and live-drawing.

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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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Janice Pariat and Lena Andersson

Fictions: Love Stories

Hay Festival 2018, 

Pariat’s captivating novel, The Nine-Chambered Heart, is a kaleidoscopic story of one woman as seen through the eyes of those she has loved or been loved by. To read Andersson’s tale of an adulterous affair, Acts of Infidelity, is to dive inside the mind of a brilliant, infuriating friend – her lovers’ entanglements and arguments are the stuff of relationship nightmares: cutting, often cruel, and written with razor-sharp humour. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.

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¿Puede escapar la prensa del poder político y de la presión económica?

Antonio Caño, Martin Baron y Antonio Caballero en conversación con Juan Carlos Iragorri

Cartagena 2015, 
Los nuevos retos que afronta el periodismo en la actualidad y la influencia de las nuevas tecnologías serán los temas de una conversación entre prestigiosos profesionales del sector. Con Antonio Caño (España), director de El País; Martin Baron (Estados Unidos), director de The Washington Post; y Antonio Caballero (Colombia), periodista de la revista Semana. Moderado por el periodista Juan Carlos Iragorri.

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Alonso Cueto, David Rieff, Sergio Ramírez y Luisa Valenzuela en conversación con Rodolfo Mendoza

Libro-homenaje Carlos Fuentes.

Xalapa 2013, 
Xalapa recuerda al escritor mexicano más universal con una charla en la que estarán presentes varios de sus amigos y colegas, colaboradores de un libro-homenaje co-editado por la Universidad Veracruzana y el Hay Festival, y realizado con el apoyo del estímulo a la producción de libros del CONACULTA-INBA.
Co-organizado con la Universidad Veracruzana

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Dave Eggers

Hay Festival 2005, 
An audience with the American author of How We Are Hungry, You Shall Know Our Velocity and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Eggers in the editor of McSweeney's.

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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

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Bogotá 39

João Paulo Cuenca, Álvaro Enrigue, Guadalupe Nettel y Fabrizio Mejía Madrid en conversación con Rafa

Xalapa 2012, 
Cuatro autores integrantes de la selección Bogotá 39, que en el 2007 destacó treinta y nueve autores latinoamericanos menores de treinta y nueve años, nos leen un ejemplo de sus últimas producciones y nos cuentan en qué están trabajando. Con João Paulo Cuenca (Brasil), Álvaro Enrigue, Guadalupe Nettel y Fabrizio Mejía Madrid (México). Moderado por Rafael Toriz

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Ignacio Martínez de Pisón presenta a Aloma Rodríguez

Cartagena 2015, 
El aclamado escritor y guionista Ignacio Martínez de Pisón ha elegido a Aloma Rodríguez como joven promesa de las letras españolas. Aloma Rodríguez es la autora de París tres, Jóvenes y guapos y Solo si te mueves, una novela de aprendizaje llena de personajes tiernos y seductores con la que ganó el Premio Nuevo Talento Fnac. Además, escribe una columna quincenal para el periódico Heraldo de Aragón y colabora en la revista Letras Libres.

Co-organizado por Acción Cultural Española

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David Clark

Cicely Saunders: Care for the Dying

Hay Festival 2018, 

Clark honours the life and work of the pioneer of the hospice movement. His biography shows how Cicely Saunders and the hospice she created, St Christopher’s, played a crucial role in shaping a new discourse of care at the end of life.  From the pessimism of ‘there is nothing more we can do’, medicine and healthcare gradually adopted a more purposeful approach to care at the end of life, which came to be known as ‘palliative care’.  

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Mark Cocker

Our Place: Can we Save British Wildlife Before it is too Late?

Hay Festival 2018, 

The wish to protect wildlife is now a central goal for our society, but where did these ‘green’ ideas come from? And who created the cherished institutions, such as the National Trust or the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which are now so embedded in public life and attract millions of members? Cocker asks searching questions such as who owns the land and why? And who benefits from green policies? Why do the British seem to love their countryside more than almost any other nation, yet have come to live amid one of the most denatured landscapes on Earth? He tries to map out how this overcrowded island of ours could be a place fit not just for human occupants but also for its billions of wild citizens. Chaired by Andy Fryers.

Mark Cocker

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Sergio Jaramillo, Humberto de la Calle, David Bojanini. Modera Ricardo Ávila

2016: Retos y beneficios del año de la Paz.

Cartagena 2016, 
A pocos meses de firmar el acuerdo de paz entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las FARC, Sergio Jaramillo, actual Alto Comisionado para la Paz del gobierno de Santos, Humberto de la Calle, vicepresidente de la República de Colombia entre 1994 y 1996 y quien ahora dirige el equipo negociador del gobierno colombiano en el proceso de paz y David Bojanini, Presidente de Sura analizarán el futuro y los beneficios de un país en paz.

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Rose Gray, Ruthie Rogers

The River Cafe Green

Hay Festival 2000, 
The River Cafe team returns to Hay to present the modern Italian recipes prompted by the seasonal fruits and vegetables from their organic garden.

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Carol Shields, Kate Mosse

Hay Festival 2000, 
A rare interview with the Canadian novelist, who won the Orange Prize for Larry's Party. She talks to Kate Mosse, the writer and administrator of the Chichester Festival Theatre about her short story collection Dressing Up for the Carnival. 

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Jaime Abello Banfi en conversación con Julio Olaciregui y Gustavo Tatis

Aspectos desconocidos de la vida de García Márquez, en la mirada de siete autores.

Cartagena 2016, 
"Gabo, genio universal del Caribe" es una colección de siete libros sobre García Márquez publicados por Collage Editores que abarca aspectos desconocidos de la vida y obra del Premio Nobel de Literatura, desde su nacimiento hasta su muerte. Sus autores son Jorge García Usta, Jacques Gilard, Julio Olaciregui, Álvaro Suescún, Joaquín Mattos, Ariel Castillo y Gustavo Tatis.
Jaime Abello Banfi en conversación con Julio Olaciregui y Gustavo Tatis