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Languages of Bangladesh

Dhaka 2013, 
Recitations from over 12 different languages spoken in Bangladesh by: A K Sheram (Monipuri), Motendro Mankheen (Garo), Mritika Chakma (Chakma), Nicholas Norendro Koch (Koch), Ripon Banai (Banai), Sohel Hajong (Hajong), Repro Chai (Marma), Shipro Malo (Malo), Shopon Ekka (Orao), and Nilufar Hafiza Khan (Urdu). With Sujon Hajong and Kackie Kabir.

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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.

Jasper Winn

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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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Colin Dexter

Hay Festival 1996, 
The creator of Inspector Morse talks about his hero and his latest investigations.

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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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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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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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Peter & Christopher Hitchens

Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above [118], below [129], [133], [143].

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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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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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Jeanette Winterson sobre ¿Por qué ser feliz cuando puedes ser normal?

Xalapa 2012, 
La novelista inglesa Jeanette Winterson es considerada una de las autoras claves de la literature anglosajona. Debutó en 1985 como novelista con Fruta prohibida, una obra de perfi l autobiográfico en la que narra su experiencia lésbica, y que en la década de los noventa fue llevada con gran éxito a la televisión. Otros títulos suyos son Paseo para principiantes, La pasión, Escrito en el cuerpo y Arte. Hablará sobre su último libro ¿Por qué ser feliz cuando puedes ser normal?
 
Traducción simultánea del inglés al español
 
Con el apoyo del British Council
Jeanette Winterson sobre ¿Por qué ser feliz cuando puedes ser normal?

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Caroline Elton and Christie Watson

The People, the Professionals

Hay Festival 2018, 

Who do we rely on to be there for us? Who are the people who actually deliver the National Health Service? We need to know. Elton is a psychologist, whose book Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors asks: What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To work in a healthcare system that is stretched to breaking point? To carry the responsibility of making decisions that can irrevocably change someone’s life – or possibly end it? And how do doctors cope with their own questions and fears, when they are expected to have all the answers? Watson was a nurse for 20 years. Her book The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story is an astonishing account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. They talk to doctor Julie Grigg.

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Patrick Barkham

Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago

Hay Festival 2018, 

The British Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. The nature writer meets all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, as he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.

Barkham’s books include CoastlinesBadgerlands and The Butterfly Isles.

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Elisa Passini

Computational Biology

Hay Festival 2018, 

A journey into the Virtual Heart, to understand how human-based computer models and simulations can be used to predict risk of cardiac side effects in patients taking drugs. This technology shows high accuracy and has the potential to play a major role in the reduction and replacement of animal testing in the early stages of drug development.

Elisa Passini

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Steven Berkoff

Hay Festival 1996, 
The actor, director and playwright discusses his autobiography Free Association with Festival Director Peter Florence.

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Nelson Romero Guzmán, Filipa Leal, Juan Manuel Roca y Rómulo Bustos en conversación con Guido Tamayo

Hablemos de poesía (2).

Cartagena 2016, 
Nelson Romero Guzmán, Premio Latinoamericano de Poesía Casa de las Américas 2015 con su obra Bajo el brillo de la luna; Filipa Leal, escritora y periodista portuguesa que ha publicado recientemente Adilia Lopes Lopes y Pelos leitores de poesia; Juan Manuel Roca, ganador de premios como el José Lezama Lima o el Casa América de Poesía Americana y autor de Con el perdón de Kafka, una antología de su obra, y Rómulo Bustos, galardonado con premios como el Blas de Otero
de Poesía de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid 2009 por su poemario Muerte y levitación de la ballena, conversan con el escritor Guido Tamayo. 

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Ziauddin Yousafzai talks to Rosie Boycott

Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey and the Fight for Equality

Winter Weekend 2018, 

For more than 20 years, Ziauddin Yousafzai has been fighting for equality – first for Malala, his daughter – and then for all girls throughout the world living in patriarchal societies. Taught as a young boy in Pakistan to believe that he was inherently better than his sisters, Ziauddin rebelled against inequality at a young age. And when he had a daughter himself he vowed that Malala would have an education, something usually only given to boys, and he founded a school that Malala could attend.

Then in 2012, Malala was shot for standing up to the Taliban by continuing to go to her father's school, and Ziauddin almost lost the very person for whom his fight for equality began. Let Her Fly is Ziauddin’s journey from a stammering boy growing up in a tiny village high in the mountains of Pakistan, through to being an activist for equality and the father of the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, now one of the most influential and inspiring young women on the planet. 

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Sue Limb, Guy Bellamy, Simon Brett

No Joke

Hay Festival 1996, 
Writing comic novels is no laughing matter, and going straight can be even tougher. Phil Rickman negotiates the minefield of mirth with Guy Bellamy, author of The Nudists, A Village Called Sin and The Mystery of Men, whose humour usually springs from personal diaster. Simon Brett, creator of After Henry and the Charles Paris comedy thrillers who's lately been producing thrills without comedy, and Sue Limb, author of Up the Garden Path whose latest novel Passion Fruit deals with the less laughable issue of C18th slavery.

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Paul Bogard sobre El fin de la oscuridad

Cartagena 2015, 

El fin de la oscuridad. El ocaso de la noche en una era de luz artificial es un libro de divulgación científica en el que Paul Bogard reflexiona sobre temas de ecología y urbanismo. A medio camino entre la memoria personal, el diario de viaje y la observación científica de la naturaleza, esta obra es un llamado a la defensa de la noche como uno de los ámbitos naturales que debemos preservar. Bogard es profesor de literatura de no ficción en la Universidad James Madison, Virginia, y editor de la antología Let There Be Light: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark. Patrocinado por Tito Pabón
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Estados Unidos de América

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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.

Dermot McMonagle

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De poesía. Horacio Benavides, Luna Miguel y Amir Or en conversación con Ingrid Bejerman

Cartagena 2017, 
Tres destacados poetas conversan con Ingrid Bejerman sobre su trabajo. Con Horacio Benavides (Colombia), poeta, docente y coeditor de la revista de poesía Deriva. Ha publicado, entre otros, los libros de poemas: Orígenes (1979), Las cosas perdidas (1986), Agua de la Orilla (1989), Sombra de Agua (1994), La aldea desvelada (1998) y Sin razón florecer. Luna Miguel (España), redactora y editora de PlayGround Magazine y autora, entre otros, de los libros de poemas Pensamientos estériles (2011), La tumba del marinero (2013), Los estómagos (2015) y El arrecife de las sirenas (2017). Y Amir Or (Israel) es uno de los poetas más destacados en hebreo. Autor de once libros de poesía, su obra ha sido traducida a veinte idiomas; en español podemos leer Milagro y Milagro/las horas.

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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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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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Richard Holmes

Hay Festival 1996, 
The greatest biographer of modern times talks about his search for "the personal life that is hidden in, and below, the printed page". Holmes' books include Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage, Coleridge - Early Visions and Footsteps - "a modern masterpiece which will be seen as revolutionary a work as Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians" - Michael Holroyd.