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Simon Jenkins

Builded Here

Hay Festival 2004, 
The eminent journalist considers his cultural and architectural odyssey around England's Thousand Best Homes and Churches in this illustrated lecture.

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Renato Cisneros y Jeremías Gamboa en conversación con Willard Díaz

Work in progress

Arequipa 2016, 
Dos autores peruanos con gran acogida por parte de la crítica y el público conversan con Willard Díaz sobre sus próximos libros. Con Renato Cisneros, escritor y periodista, autor de La distancia que nos separa, y Jeremías Gamboa, escritor, crítico literario y autor de Contarlo todo.

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Jonathan Freedland, Clive James, Michael Ignatieff, Nick Broomfield, Linda Grant

Fact and Fiction

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Guardian policy editor hosts this discussion about how truths are told in stories. What happens when the imagination is continually outstripped by reality? How can novelists and playwrights keep up when current events repeatdly generate more drama, tragedy and absurdity than any writer could dream up?

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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.

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Adrian Bradshaw talks to Nik Gowing

Russia, ISIL and Other Defence and Security Challenges – The Need for Better Strategy

Hay Festival 2018, 

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw has just stepped down as Deputy Supreme Commander of NATO, having also served as Director of the SAS, and taken a key strategic role in the campaign against Daesh/ISIL. He talks to Nik Gowing, author of Thinking the Unthinkable: A New Imperative for Leadership in the Digital Age.

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John D. Hosler

The Siege of Acre: Saladin, Richard The Lionheart, and the Battle that decided the Third Crusade

Hay Festival 2018, 

The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189-1191) was the most significant military engagement of the Third Crusade, attracting armies from across Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Maghreb. Drawing on a balanced selection of Christian and Muslim sources, the historian introduces his account of this hard-won victory for the Crusaders, when England’s Richard the Lionheart and King Philip Augustus of France joined forces to defeat the Egyptian Sultan Saladin. Chaired by Peter Florence.

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Martin Gayford

Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters

Hay Festival 2018, 

The development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s is the story of interlinking friendships, shared experiences and artistic concerns among a number of acclaimed artists, including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Gillian Ayres, Frank Bowling and Howard Hodgkin. Drawing on extensive first-hand interviews, many previously unpublished, with important witnesses and participants, the art critic Martin Gayford teases out the thread connecting these individual lives and demonstrates how painting thrived in London against the backdrop of Soho bohemia in the 1940s and 1950s and ‘Swinging London’ in the 1960s.

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Frances Spalding

Duncan Grant

Hay Festival 1997, 
The acclaimed art historian and biographer presents a portrait of the painter and designer, his relationship with the Bloomsbury Group, the Omega workshops, and his vision of harmony, colour and line. The excitement of Grant's artistic creativity is interwoven with his emotional and sexual life, his passions for men, his long and powerful relationship with Vanessa Bell, and the creation of Charlston, their Sussex home.

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De Palenque hacia Cartagena y de Cartagena para el mundo

Cartagena 2015, 
Mucho más que un género musical, la champeta es un fenómeno cultural, un estilo de vida para miles de cartageneros. Se ha tomado las calles de la ciudad y, hoy, forma parte esencial de la música colombiana. Sus creadores nos cuentan un pedazo de la historia: los músicos Charles King “El Palenquero Fino”, Louis Towers “El Razta”, Viviano Torres y el productor Juan Daniel Correa Salazar, en una conversación moderada por el periodista y escritor Mauricio Silva Guzmán. A continuación tendrá lugar el concierto de Charles King y Los Inteligentes.

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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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Peter Hain

Mandela: His Essential Life

Hay Festival 2018, 

The South African-born, anti-apartheid campaigner and politician chronicles the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, from lawyer to ANC freedom fighter, from political prisoner to President of the Rainbow Nation. He charts Madiba’s post-office humanitarian campaigns and gives an intimate and revealing portrait of the beloved global icon. The legacy is more complex, and Hain examines the state of the RSA today after Zuma’s corruption, and as Ramaphosa accedes to power. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.

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Patricio Pron, Alberto Barrera Tyszka y Clara Usón en conversación con Mario Jursich

La guerra y los fantasmas del nacionalismo.

Cartagena 2016, 
Mario Jursich conversa con tres escritores de lujo en esta charla sobre el nacionalismo, los miedos y enfrentamientos que este suscita dentro de la sociedad o los conflictos que mueve entre la gente de un mismo pueblo. Con Patricio Pron, autor de Nosotros caminamos en sueños, novela que tiene como telón de fondo la guerra de las Malvinas; Alberto Barrera Tyszka, ganador del Premio Tusquets (2015) con la novela Patria o muerte, una reflexión sobre la situación política de Venezuela; y Clara Usón, cuya novela La hija del Este aborda la difícil decisión de Ana, hija del
general Ratko Mladic, conocido por su participación en la guerra de Bosnia y la matanza de Srebrenica.

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Greg James and Chris Smith

Kid Normal

Hay Festival 2018, 

Calling all heroes, villains and Super Zeroes. Join the radio personalities and authors for an action-packed Kid Normal event, including a reading from the new book, Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes. Dave Cribb will provide musical accompaniment throughout. Help create a brand new superhero story and prepare for lots of games, singing and audience participation. Superpowers not required.

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Xavi Ayén en conversación con Juan Carlos Pérez Salazar

Querétaro 2016, 

El periodista y escritor español Xavi Ayén hablará sobre su libro Aquellos años del boom, Premio Gaziel de Biografías y Memorias 2013. Este trabajo trata sobre el movimiento literario que en los años 60 y 70 del siglo pasado popularizó mundialmente la literatura latinoamericana. Conversará sobre esto y mucho más con el periodista Juan Carlos Pérez Salazar.

Xavi Ayén en conversación con Juan Carlos Pérez Salazar

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Stephen Poliakoff talks to Sheena McDonald

Hay Festival 2003, 
A conversation with one of Britain's most admired stage and television playwrights, creator of Shout Across The River, Breaking the Scilence, Caught on a Train, Close My Eyes  and most recentley The Lost Prince. He talks to the broadcaster and journalist Sheena McDonald.

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Valerie Grove

Dear Dodie

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Biographer and Times' columnist introduces her life of Dodie Smith, the playwright and novelist whose immortal classics include One Hundred and One Dalmations and I Capture the Castle.

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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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Óscar Martínez in conversation with Arturo Wallace

Querétaro 2017, 

Óscar Martínez (El Salvador) is a journalist linked to the digital newspaper El Faro and the author of one of the most important books for understanding Central American migration through Mexico written in the last decade: The Beast. Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail. Returning to the complex situation of the inhabitants of Central American countries faced with the violence that surrounds them (gangs, state police forces, interfamily violence), Martínez presents Una historia de violencia: Vivir y morir en Centroamérica. In conversation with Arturo Wallace.

Óscar Martínez in conversation with Arturo Wallace

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Horatio Morpurgo

The Paradoxal Compass: Drake’s Dilemma

Hay Festival 2018, 

Morpurgo dramatises an episode in Francis Drake's circumnavigation during which the Golden Hind was stranded on a rock off Celebes, Indonesia. What altercation occurred between Drake and the ship's chaplain, Francis Fletcher, during those terrifying 20 hours? Morpurgo makes a compelling argument for what was really at the heart of that disagreement, and its present-day repercussions. He argues that the Tudor navigators and their stories may hold the key to how we should approach the current environmental crisis. Chaired by Daisy Leitch.

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Dacia Viejo Rose

Cambridge Series 17: War on Culture - the Politics of Reconstructing Cultural Heritage

Hay Festival 2018, 

The destruction of cultural heritage has grabbed headlines worldwide. Does it matter? This talk will explore the dynamics of violence, reconstruction and repair that underlie these dramatic acts of destruction. Dr Viejo is a Lecturer in Heritage and the Politics of the Past.

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Michael Ignatieff

The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror

Hay Festival 2004, 
The novelist and Harvard Professor of Human Rights Practice explores how a violent response to violence arguably makes us morally indistinguishable from our enimies, and confronts the political challenge of trying to win the war against terror without losing our democratic souls.

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Felipe Restrepo Pombo en conversación con Rosa Beltrán

Querétaro 2016, 

El escritor Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia) es también director de la revista Gatopardo. Autor, entre otros, del libro de entrevistas Nunca es fácil ser una celebridad, nos presenta su primera novela, Formas de evasión, en donde narra la historia de un hombre que se dispone a desaparecer, explorando asuntos como la subjetividad, los límites de las identidad o la fascinación que experimentan las personas por otros seres humanos. En conversación con la escritora Rosa Beltrán.

Felipe Restrepo Pombo en conversación con Rosa Beltrán

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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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Ferdia Gallagher

Cambridge Series 5: The Future of MRI

Hay Festival 2018, 

Dr Gallagher from the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge discusses the basis of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), how it is currently used to image cancer and what the future of oncological imaging may entail.

Ferdia Gallagher

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Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant 11

Hay Festival 2018, 

Celebrate the launch of Skulduggery Pleasant 11: Midnight. Revisit all your favourite characters including Skulduggery, Valkyrie and Omen. Put your questions to The Golden God himself and hear how he became an author and got the inspiration for the series.

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