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Cubriendo Oriente Medio

Ahmed Maher y Catalina Gómez con Hernando Álvarez

Cartagena 2017, 
Dos experimentados periodistas, Ahmed Maher (Egipto), corresponsal de BBC Arabic en Bagdad, y Catalina Gómez (Colombia), periodista afincada en Teherán, conversan sobre sus experiencias e impresiones de esta región, tristemente convulsa en estos momentos. Moderado por Hernando Álvarez, director de BBC Mundo.
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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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Arnoldo Kraus y Alberto Barrera Tyszka en conversación con Sergio Dahbar

Enfermedad y lenguaje.

Cartagena 2016, 
La literatura como medio de expresión de la enfermedad, el dolor o la muerte. Arnoldo Kraus, médico miembro del Colegio de Bioética, es autor de textos indispensables en el debate sobre la bioética, entre otros, Decir adiós, decirse adiós, Dolor de uno, dolor de todos y Recordar a los difuntos. El escritor Alberto Barrera Tyszka ha sido Premio Tusquets con la novela Patria o muerte y Premio Herralde con La enfermedad. Modera la charla Sergio Dahbar, periodista, creador de la revista El librero y editor de los sellos La hoja del Norte y Dahbar.

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Deborah Devonshire talks to Susan Hill

Hay Festival 2002, 
Britain's première Duchess, NFU President, rebuilder of the Chatsworth Estate, has written magnificently about her house and garden at Chatsworth, and last year rocketed up the best-seller lists with a witty and entertaining book Counting My Chickens. She talks to the novelist and publisher Susan Hill.

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Horatio Clare

Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North

Hay Festival 2018, 

A message from the Finnish embassy launches Horatio Clare on a voyage around an extraordinary country and an unearthly place, the frozen Bay of Bothnia, just short of the Arctic Circle. Finland is an enigmatic place, famous for its educational miracle, healthcare and gender equality – as well as Nokia, Angry Birds, saunas, questionable cuisine and deep taciturnity. Aboard the icebreaker Otso Clare gets to know the crew, and explores Finland’s history and character. His most recent books include Down to the Sea in Ships and Myths and Legends of the Brecon Beacons. Chaired by Peter Florence.

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Hugh Purcell

Up Top

Hay Festival 2018, 

Up Top was the name given locally to the Mid Wales Mental Hospital above Talgarth; a double meaning like 'round the bend', which often located asylums elsewhere – out of sight and out of mind. Purcell’s hitherto untold history, based on archives and oral testimony from staff and patients, shows how mentally ill people were treated through the 20th century. At first the ‘lunatic asylums’ relied on a strict regime of fresh air and bromide. Then they became ‘mental hospitals’, trying desperate measures like leucotomy, deep sleep narcosis and electro convulsive therapy. Then the word ‘mental’ was dropped and ‘psychiatric hospitals’ moved into the era of heavy drugs and psychotherapy. Finally, community care took over.  The history of the Mid Wales’ was typical of many institutions that lie as ruined monuments to our attempts to help the mentally ill.

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How To Eat

Hay Festival 1998, 
The Vogue and Times journalist Nigella Lawson discusses the pleasures and principles of good food with the great food writer Claudia Roden whose most recent publication The Book of Jewish Food has already become a classic of the genre. Chaired by Montagu Don whose Fork to Fork about growing and cooking food will be published later this year.

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Arnold Wesker

Denial

Hay Festival 1997, 
The British dramatist reads selected scenes from his new play Denial, assisted by playwright and actress Tracy Spoteswood.

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Jeffrey Masson

Dogs Never Lie About Love

Hay Festival 1997, 
The author of When Elephants Weep considers the question of whether, in one essential, dogs may be our superiors: is it not possible that they have purer, deeper and more intense emotions than humans? Can we rival the joy, the dissapointment, and yes, the love, of a dog? Everybody who has ever lived with a dog can tell you stories about how the profound feelings they have seen in their dog. Have we something important to learn from our evolutionary cousins? Masson thinks we do. Come and think out loud with him.

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Anne Somerset

Unnatural Murder

Hay Festival 1997, 
In the autum of 1615 the Earl and Countess of Somerset were detained on suspicion of having murdered Sir Thomas Overbury with poisoned tarts and an enema of mercury sublimate. The arrest of the countess - one of the most beautiful women in England - and the earl - a well-known "favourite" of the homosexual monarch, James I - caused a sensation. Somerset brilliantly unravels these extraordinary events, which constituted the greatest scandel in court history.

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Simon Jenkins

Britain’s Best Railway Stations

Winter Weekend 2017, 

From Waterloo to Whitby, St Pancras to Stirling, these are the marvellous, often under-sung places that link our nation. Blending his usual insight and authority, Jenkins examines the geography, architecture and symbolism of these glories of our national heritage.

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Steven Pinker

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Hay Festival 2003, 
The author of How The Mind Works and The Language Instinct challenges our usual explanations of human behaviour, stated most clearly in the human sciences of psychology, ethics and politics, In an explosive argument he reasserts the role of an inherited human nature.

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Alonso Sánchez Baute, Melba Escobar y Mario Mendoza en conversación con Mario Jursich

Las otras formas de violencia.

Cartagena 2016, 
La violencia no siempre es física; las imágenes, las palabras, los actos son formas de agresión que pasan muchas veces desapercibidas pero infligen tanto o mayor daño. Mario Jursich modera esta charla sobre otras formas de violencia no específicas del conflicto, en la que toman parte Alonso Sánchez Baute, autor de la novela Al diablo la maldita primavera o el reciente libro de relatos ¿De dónde flores si no hay jardín?; la periodista y escritora Melba Escobar, cuyas últimas
obras son Johnny y el mar (premio White Raven de la Biblioteca Juvenil Internacional de Múnich, Alemania) y La Casa de la Belleza; y el también escritor y periodista Mario Mendoza, galardonado con el Premio Biblioteca Breve por Satanás y que recientemente ha publicado Paranormal Colombia.

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Ellen MacArthur talks to Keith Wheatley

Taking on the World

Hay Festival 2002, 
On 11 February 2001, MacArthur sailed into the French Atlantic port of Les Sables d'Olonne to complete the Vendee Globe, sailing's toughest race. At 24 she became the youngest person ever to complete the race and the fastest woman or Briton ever to circumnavigate the globe.

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Iain M. Banks

Hay Festival 1997, 
To celebrate the publication of Excession the science-fiction master gives a public interview to John Clute editor of The Encyclopedias of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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Ralph Fiennes talks to Blake Morrison

Hay Festival 1997, 
The actor discusses his mother, the late Jennifer Lash's novel Blood Ties and writing about families with Blake Morrison, author of And When Did You Last See Your Father and As If.

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Alex Beard, Ben Rawlence, Kirsty Williams

Hay Festival 2018, 

From schools to universities to industry, the voices calling for more creativity in UK classrooms are getting louder. Research is conclusive that creative activities have outsize impacts on well-being, self-esteem and other cognitive abilities. In a new book, Natural Born Learners, Alex Beard examines the frontline of 21st century schools from Silicon Valley and learning with robots to his own experience in an inner-city London school. He offers suggestions of a different way forward. Black Mountains College is a project to create a new kind of liberal arts university and teacher training college in Powys to meet the challenges of future generations and a warming planet. It proposes a radically different kind of undergraduate experience – its director, Ben Rawlence, will explain. They are joined by Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education in the Welsh Government. Chaired by Rosie Boycott. 

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Barry Cunliffe

The Ancient Celts

Hay Festival 2018, 

Cunliffe’s classic study of the ancient Celtic world was first published in 1997. Since then huge advances have taken place in our knowledge: new finds, new ways of using DNA records to understand Celtic origins, new ideas about the proto-urban nature of early chieftains' strongholds. Cunliffe explores the archaeological reality of these bold warriors and skilled craftsmen of barbarian Europe, who inspired fear in both the Greeks and the Romans. He investigates the texts of the Classical writers and contrasts their view of the Celts with current archaeological findings.

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Ed Vere

How to Be a Lion

Hay Festival 2018, 

You don't need to roar to be heard...Join author and illustrator Ed Vere for a fantastic storytelling event celebrating daydreamers, quiet courage and the importance of being true to yourself. Ed will be live drawing characters from his new book and introducing children to the charms of Leonard the Lion and his best friend Marianne, who just happens to be a duck. 
A fun, thought-provoking and interactive event for children and their parents!

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Novela gráfica con Ana Sainz Quesada

Cartagena 2016, 
Ana Sainz Quesada, conocida como Anapurna, trabaja diferentes disciplinas artísticas, desde el dibujo, o la pintura, hasta el grabado. Acaba de ganar el Premio Internacional de Novela Gráfica Fnac-Salamandra Graphic Graphic con su obra Chucrut.

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Caribe: música, ron y literatura. Juancho Armas Marcelo y Juan Gossaín en conversación con Mario Jursich

Cartagena 2017, 
La región Caribe y sus tópicos, la región Caribe y sus tradiciones comunes que trascienden fronteras. Dos grandes conocedores de esta región mágica conversan con el editor y escritor Mario Jursich sobre su amor por este cautivador territorio.

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César Aira en conversación con Claudio Lopez de Lamadrid

Cartagena 2017, 
El celebrado autor argentino es uno de los narradores más radicalmente originales, imaginativos e inteligentes del idioma español. Su obra, novelas, ensayos -y muchos textos que oscilan entre ambos géneros - ha sido publicada profusamente en el mundo hispano y sus novelas han sido traducidas a más de veinte idiomas. Conversará sobre sus libros más recientes Sobre el arte contemporáneo seguido de En la Habana (2016) y El cerebro musical (2016) con su editor Claudio Lopez de Lamadrid.

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Alan Llwyd, Aled Eirug, Mererid Hopwood

Marwolaeth Heddwch (The Death of Peace)

Hay Festival 2018, 

As Wales marks the centenary of the end of the Great War, author of the Oscar-nominated film Hedd Wyn, and a number of volumes on the Welsh literature of the Great War, Professor Alan Llwyd of Academi Hywel Teifi and Dr Aled Eirug, Morgan Academy, author of two forthcoming publications on the opposition to the War in Wales, will discuss the Welsh response to the call to arms and the effect of the War on the calls for peace. The discussion will be chaired by one of Wales’ leading poets, broadcaster and leading member of Cymdeithas y Cymod (Welsh Fellowship of Reconciliation) Professor Mererid Hopwood, who is also a member of the campaign for the establishment of a Wales Peace Academy.

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Joe Simpson talks to Andrew St. George

Talking Mountains

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Mountaineer and author of This Game of Ghosts who won the NCR Book Award for Touching the Void talks to the historian and climber Andrew St. George about avalanches, earthquakes and the violence of nature, selves and society that he explores in his writing. His most recent book Storms of Silence "capyures the full terror of mountaineering" - The Times

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David Jenkins and Bill Cash talk to Andy Allan

Can we think again?

Hay Festival 1998, 
The former Bishop of Durham and the Tory MP discuss the free market and the issues of spiritual and material prosperity with the MD of Carlton Television.