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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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Helen Jukes, Alys Fowler and Steve Benbow talk to John Mitchinson

Buzz Buzz

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation about bees. Jukes is the author of A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings, an insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper’s year of keeping honeybees in Oxford. Fowler and Benbow’s Letters to a Beekeeper is the story of how, over the course of a year. Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden.

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Richard Holloway talks to Joan Bakewell

Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death

Hay Festival 2018, 

Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In Waiting for the Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. Holloway’s previous books include Leaving Alexandria and Looking in the Distance.

Richard Holloway talks to Joan Bakewell

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Phil George, Rachel Trezise, Tomos Owen and Friends

The Library of Wales

Hay Festival 2018, 

The hugely ambitious Parthian press project to gather in one imprint the greatest Welsh writing in English of the past 100 years has now reached 50 titles – from Raymond Williams and Margiad Evans to Rachel Trezise and Leonora Brito. Phil George leads a conversation about the scope and scale, impact and treasures of Welsh literature. What do we learn from these modern classics? What might the next 50 books be? And how might they be selected? 

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Esther Freud, MArtha McPhee, Julie Myerson

Hay Festival 1997, 
Hideous Kinky and Peerless Flats established Freud as one of the most acute and perceptive writers about family and youth of her generation. She introduces her new novel Gaglow in which a daughter and father revisit their troubled family past through the recovery of the ancestral German Estate. Bright Angel Time is the glittering debut of American novelist Martha McPhee - a beautiful tale of a family on the road, broken and reformed and growing up. Myerson reads from The Touch - "Her sentances are so funny and spare.. the images and observations leave lasting physical impressions on your nerves" - The Independent.

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Leonor Espinosa en conversación con Brigitte Baptiste

Cartagena 2017, 
Leonor Espinosa (Colombia), propietaria del exitoso restaurante LEO y del más reciente Misia, no solo es una de las chefs más reputadas del país sino también una dedicada creyente en el valor de la cocina tradicional y los ingredientes nacionales. A través de su fundación, FUNLEO, trabaja bajo el lema "Gastronomía para el desarrollo", potenciando, salvaguardando y estudiando las tradiciones gastronómicas de las comunidades colombianas. En conversación con Brigitte Baptiste.

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Timothy Garton Ash

Free World

Hay Festival 2005, 
As the UK accedes to the chairs of both the G8 and the EU, the leading geo-political thinker is optimistic about Britain's potential brokering power between Europe and America, and the consequent possibilities.

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Lidia Yuknavitch talks to Laurie Penny

Fictions: The Book of Joan

Hay Festival 2018, 

A group of rebels has united to save a world ravaged by war, violence and greed. Joan is their leader. The future of humanity is being rewritten. Yuknavitch's mesmerising novel sees Joan of Arc's story reborn for the near future. It is a genre-defying masterpiece that may very well rewire your brain.

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William Shakespeare y Miguel de Cervantes. Nell Leyshon, Valeria Luiselli y Marcos Giralt Torrente en conversación con Sophie Hughes

Querétaro 2016, 

Para conmemorar el aniversario del fallecimiento de dos de los grandes autores universales, Shakespeare y Cervantes, tres escritores conversan con la traductora Sophie Hughes sobre la influencia que las obras de estos genios han tenido en su trabajo literario. La charla celebra además la publicación de la antología Lunáticos, amantes y poetas, un proyecto del Hay Festival, Acción Cultural Española y el British Council, que contiene doce historias escritas por autores angloparlantes e hispanohablantes inspiradas en las obras de Cervantes y Shakespeare.

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Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)

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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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Michael Leapman

The Ingenious Mr Fairchild

Hay Festival 2000, 
Thomas Fairchild shook the horticultural world by revaling sexual reproduction in plants. Leapman has written a biography dedicated to the life and work of a man who could not help interfering with natural design, and as a result has given us the huge variety of flowers in our parks and gardens today.

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Carl Bernstein en conversación con Guillermo Osorno

Xalapa 2013, 
Guillermo Osorno conversa con el legendario reportero de investigación que, junto con Bob Woodward, destapó en el periódico The Washington Post el escándalo Watergate. Co-autor de Todos los hombres del Presidente, Bernstein también ha publicado una biografía sobre Hillary Clinton.
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Irvine Welsh en conversación con Peter Florence

Xalapa 2013, 
Irvine Welsh (Escocia) es autor de la celebrada novela Trainspotting, llevada al cine con gran éxito
por Danny Boyle, en la que muestra con humor, honestidad y crítica la vida de un sector de la juventud escocesa afectada por el clima desesperanzador de los años ochenta, la atracción de las drogas y los dilemas morales de sus protagonistas. Welsh es autor de varias novelas más, entre ellas Porno y la recién publicada Skagboys, en las que regresa a los personajes de Trainspotting. En conversación con Peter Florence.

Evento patrocinado por el British Council

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Charles Nicholl

My Wounded Shoes

Hay Festival 1996, 
We follow the dangerous trail of the French poet and traveller Arthur Rimbaud - the teenage author of A Season in Hell, the enigmatic trader and gun-runner in Africa, the lover and destroyer of Valerie. Nicholl previews his forthcoming book on Rimbaud with an idiosyncratic account of the poet's extraordinary life, told largely through Rimbaud's own words. Nicholl's books include The Fruit Palace, Borderlines, his award-winning investigation of Christopher Marlowe The Reckoning and The Creature in the Map.

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Howard Jacobson

Seriously Funny

Hay Festival 1997, 
"The most dangerously funny writer in the English Language" - The Sunday Times - explores the ungentle art of laughter from Aristophanes to Bernad Manning. He argues that we resemble beasts more closely than we resemble gods, and we make great fools of ourselves the moment we forget it.

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Eric Ngalle Charles and Owen Sheers

The Last Ritual

Hay Festival 2018, 

A performance of the new one-man play by the Cameroon-born playwright and actor, now a Creative Wales Fellow, is followed by a conversation with Owen Sheers about the work and Charles’ extraordinary life. The Last Ritual is based on the author’s last days in the village of Small Soppo in Buea, Cameroon. It looks at love and ultimate betrayal, exploring the theme of witchcraft and the practice of it.

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De novelas. Carolina Sanín y Emiliano Monge en conversación con Yael Weiss

Querétaro 2016, 

Emiliano Monge es uno de los escritores mexicanos más celebrados. Su impactante novela Las tierras arrasadas, en la que retrata el terror y la miseria que viven los migrantes en el México actual, fue publicada en 2015 con gran éxito de crítica; es también autor de un libro de cuentos y de otras dos novelas. La escritora Carolina Sanín (Colombia) ha sido columnista en los principales medios escritos colombianos (El Espectador, Semana, La Silla Vacía); su última novela, Los niños, cuenta la historia atípica e inquietante de una pareja formada por un niño y una mujer.

De novelas. Carolina Sanín y Emiliano Monge en conversación con Yael Weiss

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Leith's Brazilian Feast

Hay Festival 1997, 
To accompany the Brazilian Festival this afternoon, Brazilian chef Valeria Sisti author of Leith's Latin-American Cookery and the top chefs from the Leith School demonstrate how to prepare a Latin-American feast.

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David Rose, Joshua Rozenberg

Whose Law is it Anyway?

Hay Festival 1997, 
An examination of the crises in the British legal system and the conflict between government and judiciary chaired by the law historian Andrew St George. Rozenberg is the BBC's Legal Correspondent and the author of Trial of Strength. Rose's book In the Name of the Law is a brilliant analysis of the currant situation and proposes radical reform for the whole system.

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Anita Roddick talks to Michael Buerk

Greenwash?

Hay Festival 2004, 
The iconic environmental champion and founder of The Body Shop discusses corporate responsibility and ethics with the Moral Maze presenter and journalist.

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Orly Castel-Bloom and Jonathan Coe talk to Linda Grant

Hay Festival 2004, 
The leading Israeli satirist, author of Human Parts and the Wodehouse Prize-winning author of What a Carve Up and The Rotters' Club in conversation with the Orange Prize-winning novelist about the strategic deployment of heavy ridicule.

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Sue Townsend talks to Catherine Lockerbie

Hay Festival 2005, 
The comic diarist turns her darker satire on today with Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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Andy Kirkpatrick

Unknown Pleasures: Collected Writing on Life, Death, Climbing and Everything in Between

Hay Festival 2018, 

One moment Kirkpatrick is attempting a rare solo ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall, the next he is surrounded by the TV circus while climbing Moonlight Buttress with the BBC’s The One Show presenter Alex Jones. Yosemite’s El Capitan is ever-present; he climbs it alone – strung out for weeks, and he climbs it with his 13-year-old daughter Ella – her first big wall.

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Hatice Gunes

Cambridge Series 16: Demsytifying the Social Robot

Hay Festival 2018, 

Sensationalist media coverage and sci-fi films often give a skewed impression of human-like and social robots, and this has left a major gap between the public perception of what they can do and their actual capabilities. The Senior Lecturer at University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory will give a more balanced view and outline how social robots can contribute to the public good.

Hatice Gunes

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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.