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Richard Booth

The King's Festival Message

Hay Festival 2003, 
Richard Booth, President of the International Booktown movement, introduces his ideas about the global network of books, and the establishment of his new Welsh Booktown in Blaenavon. He is joined by the American bookdealer James Hanna, and the Australian poet John Boase.

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The Violence Within

Dhaka 2013, 
Hasan Azizul Huq's translated Three Stories, Kaiser Haq's collection of poems Pariah and Other Poems, and Ahsan Akbar's The Devil's Thumbprint, with Sandip Roy. Marking the Launch of Bengal Lights Books.

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez en conversación con Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2015, 
El escritor colombiano Juan Gabriel Vásquez leerá en primicia un fragmento de su nueva novela, aún no publicada, y hablará con el periodista y docente Camilo Hoyos sobre su desarrollo y proceso de trabajo. Juan Gabriel Vásquez ha recibido elogios unánimes de la crítica por novelas como Los informantes, El ruido de las cosas al caer (Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2011 y Premio IMPAC 2014) y Las reputaciones.

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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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Jonathan White

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Hay Festival 2018, 

In the Arctic, White, a marine conservationist, shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a 25-foot tidal bore that crashes 80 miles up the Qiantang River; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture – the very old and very new. Tides combines lyrical prose, colourful adventure travel and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion.

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Nigel Forde, Sarah Wardle, Deryn Rees-Jones

Poetry Live

Hay Festival 2004, 
A reading by three award-winning poets. Forde's latest collection is A Map of the Territory, Wardle's is Fields Away, Rees-Jones has just published Quiver.

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Petra Finy with Réka Farkasházy and her band

A Handful Of Bubbles

Budapest 2013, 

Petra Finy is one of Hungary’s best-loved children’s authors, whose poems for children are not only presented here by the author herself, and also sung by Réka Farkasházy. The programme features storytelling, puppetry, and lots of interaction with the audience.

In collaboration with Libri Publishing House and Kolibri Books

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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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Horatio Clare

Fictions: Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Aubrey is a rambunctious boy who tries to run before he can walk and has crashed two cars before he's old enough to drive one. But when his father, Jim, falls under an horrendous spell Aubrey is determined to break it. With the help of the animals of Rushing Wood, Aubrey will never surrender - even if he must fight the unkillable Spirit of Despair itself: the TERRIBLE YOOT! A new children’s tale from the award-winning writer. Chaired by Peter Florence.

7+ years
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Laurie Penny and Rosie Boycott

#MeToo

Winter Weekend 2017, 

What does the global reaction to the revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s monstrosity mean? Is anyone surprised? Is this a tipping point for patriarchy? What do we do now?
Laurie Penny is a journalist and feminist activist, the author of Unspeakable ThingsEverything Belongs to the Future and most recently Bitch Doctrine

Laurie Penny and Rosie Boycott

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Hanif Kureishi en conversación con Jonathan Levi

Cartagena 2016, 
Hanif Kureishi es un novelista, dramaturgo, guionista y director de cine británico. Su primer guión teatral, La madre patria, ganó el premio de la Thames Television en 1980. Entre sus obras cabe mencionar las novelas El buda de los suburbios (premio Whitbread), El regalo de Gabriel y Mi oído en su corazón o Intimidad, así como guiones de películas como Mi hermosa lavandería o Londres me mata.
Conversará sobre su trayectoria en general y sobre su último libro, La última palabra, con el escritor Jonathan Levi.

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Ed Vulliamy y Binyavanga Wainaina en conversación con Peter Florence

Escribiendo sobre lo que importa

Cartagena 2015, 
Ed Vulliamy es corresponsal de The Guardian. Sus reportajes dedicados a Bosnia, Italia, Estados Unidos o Irak le han hecho merecedor del James Cameron Award y el Amnesty International Media Award, premio en el que volvió a ser finalista por sus reportajes sobre México, Amexica. Ha sido nombrado en dos ocasiones International Reporter of the Year. En 1996 se convirtió en el primer periodista que testificó en un tribunal internacional por crímenes de guerra, en la causa por la antigua Yugoslavia. Binyavanga Wainaina es un escritor y periodista keniano, autor del cuento Discovering Home (Caine Prize 2002) y del libro Algún dia escribiré sobre África, entre otros. En 2007 fue nombrado entre los Young Global Leaders por el Global Economic Forum, honor que rechazó por considerar fraudulento pensar que él "incidiría significativamente en los acontecimientos mundiales".

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Fernando de Szyszlo en conversación con J. J. Armas Marcelo

Video Presentación de Mario Vargas Llosa

Cartagena 2017, 
El artista visual peruano más reconocido e influyente a nivel internacional, Fernando de Szyszlo, ha desarrollado una carrera artística a nivel internacional y su obra se encuentra incluida en colecciones como las del Museo de las Américas en Washington D. C., el Museo Guggenheim de Nueva York, el Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo en Seúl o la colección de arte iberoamericano de la Universidad de Essex. Conversará con J. J. Armas Marcelo.

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Fergal Keane

Hay Festival 1998, 
The BBC correspondent reads from and talks about his Letter to Daniel one of the most popular Radio broacasts of all time.

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Jonathan Edwards, Catherine Fisher, Rhiannon Hooson and Elizabeth Parker

The Seren Poetry Gala

Hay Festival 2019, 

The Welsh publishing house throws a poetry party featuring four new collections from supremely talented poets. Costa Award-winning Jonathan Edwards reads from Gen – a book of sharp yet beautifully warm and humane poems. The title refers to people of Edwards’ generation and his recognition of the preoccupations of the age group that he shares. Catherine Fisher’s first collection for twenty years is The Bramble King, which includes poems on imaginary planets and princes, on the summer solstice, on drawing, on a glass shop – and a clockwork crow (title of her Blue Peter Award-shortlisted children’s book). Rhiannon Hooson’s beautifully resonant first collection The Other City was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year. Elizabeth Parker’s In Her Shambles is a fantastic debut of spikey, provocative, declamatory and wonderfully energetic poems. All four poets contribute to Seren's new Poems from The Borders anthology published in celebration of the English/Welsh Marches.

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Paul Davies

The John Maddox Lecture: The Demon in the Machine – How Hidden Webs of Information Are Finally Solving the Mystery of Life

Hay Festival 2019, 

When Darwin set out to explain the origin of species, he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new? From life’s murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, Davies offers a breath-taking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself. Chaired by Marcus du Sautoy.

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Is There A World Literature?

Dhaka 2013, 
Pankaj Mishra and Eliot Weinberger, with K Anis Ahmed.

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The Economist Debate - What Next for the World?

John Browne, Bill Emmott, Giles Foden, Andrew St George, Jon Snow

Hay Festival 2003, 
The Channel 4 anchor hosts this discussion about the future. John Browne of BP is widely admired as one of the world's top corporate chiefs. Bill Emmott, editor of The Economist is the author of 20:21 Vision: The Lessons of the 20th Century for the 21st. The Whitbread Award-winning novelist Giles Foden's lagtest book Zanzibar examines Osama Bin Laden's influence in Africa. They are joined by the historian Andrew St George, an international relations consultant.

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Nuno Júdice y Filipa Leal en conversación con Jerónimo Pizarro

Poesía en portugués.

Cartagena 2016, 
La obra de Nuno Júdice suma más de treinta títulos de poesía y ha sido traducida a diferentes lenguas. En 2013 recibió el XXII Premio Reina Sofía de Poesía Iberoamericana por el conjunto de su obra. Sus últimos poemarios publicados son Navegación sin rumbo y El fruto de la gramática. Por su parte, la escritora Filipa Leal debutó en la poesía con Talvez os Lírios Compreendam y acaba de publicar Pelos leitores de poesia. Conversan sobre su obra con Jerónimo Pizarro.

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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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Kay Redfield Jamison talks to Marjorie Wallace

An Unquiet Mind

Hay Festival 1997, 
Dr Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive illness. Even while she was pursuing a glittering career in Psychiatry she was succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of here patients. Oliver Sacks said that her memoir An Unquiet Mind "stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty". She talks to the Chairman of SANE, Marjorie Wallace, the first journalist to be elected to the Royal College of Psychiatry.

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Selina Hossain, Anisul Hoque, Kumar Chakraborty, Papree Rahman.

Dhaka 2014, 
Selina Hossain, Anisul Hoque, Kumar Chakraborty, Papree Rahman. Moderated by Parvez Hossain.

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Susan Sontag, Kevin Jackson

In America

Hay Festival 2000, 
The American writer and thinker discusses her novel with journalist Jackson. In 1876, a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travels to California to found a 'utopian' commune. The image of America, and California, as escape, as fantasy, constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the group go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage.

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Gavin Turk and Farhana Yamin talk to Ed Gillespie

Extinction Rebellion – Is It Time?

Hay Festival 2019, 

Climate change is an unprecedented global emergency. Successive governments have failed to put in place the legislation and processes necessary to provide for a sustainable future. To survive, it’s going to take everything we’ve got to spark and sustain a spirit of creative rebellion, which will enable much-needed changes in our political, economic and social landscape. Award-winning artist Gavin Turk and international environmental lawyer Farhana Yamin talk to environmental entrepreneur Ed Gillespie.

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PD James

Hay Festival 1998, 
The Queen of Crime explores the setting of the law courts in her latest Adam Dalgleish investigation A Certain Justice.