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Misha Glenny, Bronwen Maddox

The Balkans

Hay Festival 2000, 
Glenny introduces a survey of Balkan history since 1804 that provides the context for the events of the 1990s explored in his earlier book The Fall of Yugoslavia. Chaired by the foreign editor of The Times.

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Dennis Potter

Hay Festival 1999, 
Biographer Humphrey Carpenter discusses the dangerous television playwright's life and work with Potter's long-term producer Kenneth Trodd.

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Claudia Ulloa, Emiliano Monge, Laia Jufresa

Fictions: Bogota 39

Hay Festival 2018, 

The second of two sessions introducing the most exciting voices of Latin American fiction, award-winning stars of the 2018 selection for Bogota 39, and launching the English-language edition of a globally published anthology. Ulloa is a short story writer from Peru, whose collection Little Birds beautifully combines cruelty and tenderness. Monge’s The Arid Sky has seen him hailed as a Mexican Cormac McCarthy. Jufresa’s masterpiece Umami is a darkly comic portrayal of contemporary life in Mexico City. They talk to Daniel Hahn.

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J. J. Armas Marcelo y Conrado Zuluaga

Vargas Llosa vs. García Márquez.

Cartagena 2016, 
J. J. Armas Marcelo, autor de Vargas Llosa. El vicio de escribir, y Conrado Zuluaga, reconocido experto en García Márquez, se verán frente a frente para hablar de los dos premios Nobel latinoamericanos. En esta ocasión intercambiarán roles: el experto en Vargas Llosa hablará sobre Gabriel García Márquez y el experto en García Márquez lo hará sobre Vargas Llosa.

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Thomas Pakenham

Meetings with Remarkable Trees

Hay Festival 1997, 
The author of the critically acclaimed histories The Scramble for Africa and The Boer War introduces his astonishing collection of tree portraits - "Why hasn't there been a book like this for 170 years? It is awe-inspiring. . . a lavishly illustrated and indispensable guide to this mostly disregarded and taken-for-granted part of our history" - The Sunday Express.

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George Walden, Jason Cowley

Lucky George

Hay Festival 1999, 
The rogue MP George Walden talks to The New Statesman's Jason Cowley about his sentimental education in the Foreign Office and his caustic Westminster diaries.

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Blake Morrison talks to Michael Buerk

As If

Hay Festival 1997, 
John Major's comment on the killing of James Bulger - "We must condemn a little more, and understand a little less" - drives Morrison's search for the "Why?" of the case in his experience of the trail, and in his own autobiographical recollections of childhood. He talks to Michael Buerk, presenter of The Moral Maze, about how and why two boys killed another? Whether childhood innocence is a myth? And what punishment could fit such a crime - assuming that children are fit to stand trial. Morrison's And when did you last see your father? won the Waterstones/Esquire non-fiction award.

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David Belton and Pippa Cross

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Producers 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Michael Caton Jones directs John Hurt in the up-coming drama-thriller Shooting Dogs. The producers preview clips from the film, and discuss the issues arising from fictionalising a true story of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that followed the UN withdrawal.

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Joan Bakewell talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2004, 
The broadcaster discusses her frank and dazzling memoir The Middle of the Bed with the broadcaster and editior.

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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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Sarah McIntyre

Bunnies v Dinosaurs

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the writer-illustrator in the worlds she has created, populated entirely by animals. Explore her two new picture-books: hop along to meet The New Neighbours and find out how a hopeful young Diplodocus becomes Dinoville’s hero in Dinosaur Firefighters. Stories and drawing in this interactive session for families.

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Tony Robinson, Lisa Dwan, Peter Florence and Helena Kennedy

Josephine Hart’s Poetry Hour: Poetry of the Great War

Hay Festival 2018, 
Today's programme of 30 First World War poems gives voice to the humanity, loss and suffering of the poets of the Great War. The selection includes Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est, W. B. Yeats’ An Irish Airman Foresees His Death and Rudyard Kipling’s Epitaphs of The War. For over 25 years Josephine Hart’s hugely popular Poetry Hours, founded originally as Gallery Poets in the West End, were presented at such celebrated venues as The National Theatre, The Donmar Warehouse, The New York Public Library and Harvard University, they now continue quarterly at the British Library and, annually, here at Hay, at London University and at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Josephine wrote wonderfully incisive introductions to the life and work of each poet as, like Eliot, she believed that ‘we understand the work better when we understand something of the poet’s life'.

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Peter Carey

Reading and Conversation

Hay Festival 1996, 
Carey won the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda. His other novels include Illywhacker, Bliss, The Tax Inspector and The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith. He reads from his work-in-progress.

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Anthony McCarten talks to Francine Stock

Hawking, Churchill, Screenplay

Hay Festival 2018, 

The BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Theory of Everything and Darkest Hour talks about his work and the two great men at the centre of his most celebrated films, Stephen Hawking and Winston Churchill.

Anthony McCarten talks to Francine Stock

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Lee Smolin

Why is the Universe Hospitable to Life?

Hay Festival 1997, 
Relativity and quantum mechanics are fundamentally incompatible. We are still in need of a physics that can explain the Universe as a whole. The leading cosmologist author of The Life of the Cosmos suggests  a way forward "merging key elements of Einstein and Darwin in a breathtaking synthesis. The result is nothing less than a radically new view of the cosmos and our place in it" - Paul Davies

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Candice Brathwaite, Rebecca Schiller, Clemmie Telford, Helen Thorn and Clemency Burton-Hill

Motherhood

Hay Festival 2018, 

An all-star panel gather to talk about birth rights, inequality, working motherhood, (lack of) diversity in (social) media, body image and post-natal depression, physical extremity and joy. Brathwaite is the co-founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, Schiller is director of Birthrights, the human rights in childbirth charity, Telford is creator of the parenting site Mother of all Lists, Thorn is a Scummy Mummy and Burton-Hill is a broadcaster and writer.

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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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Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew

Gaspard the Fox

Hay Festival 2018, 

This is a charming and humorous picture-book celebrating urban foxes and their relationship with the humans and animals with whom they share the city. Hear about them from the BBC broadcaster and author, and learn how to draw one with the illustrator. Book signing includes a paw-print from Gaspard.

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Eliot Weinberger en conversación con Valerie Miles

Xalapa 2013, 
Eliot Weinberger (Estados Unidos) es escritor, traductor y editor. Además de editor de los ensayos de Jorge Luis Borges en inglés y traductor de la poesía de Octavio Paz, Vicente Huidobro, Xavier Villaurrutia y Bei Dao, es autor de varios libros entre los que se cuentan sus artículos políticos reunidos en el volumen What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles, traducidos al español en dos ediciones: 12-S: Cartas de Nueva York (2003) y Lo que oí sobre Irak (2006). Sus dos libros más recientes en español son Algo elemental (2010) y Las cataratas (2012). En conversación con Valerie Miles.

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Richard Fletcher, Andrew Wheatcroft, Allan Little

The Cross and The Crescent

Hay Festival 2003, 
The leading BBC foreign affaris reporter and Paris Correspondent chairs a discussion about the fifteen-hundred-year relationship between Christianity and Islam. In 638AD, the Christian Patriarch of the holy city of Jerusalem called the Muslim Caliph's presence an abomination in the sight of God. Christians and Muslims have since regarded each other warily and have silently thought of each other as 'infidels'. Fletcher is the author of The Cross and The Crescent, Wheatcroft is the author of Infidels.

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Salman Rushdie en conversación con Valeria Luiselli

Xalapa 2014, 

Nacido en Bombay, Salman Rushdie es un escritor
y ensayista británico autor de libros como Hijos de la medianoche (Premios Booker, James Tait Black y Best
of Booker), Los versos satánicos (Premio Whitbread a la mejor novela) y el libro de memorias Joseph Anton, entre otros. Galardonado con el Premio de Literatura Europea que concede el estado austríaco, tiene un estilo que ha sido comparado en diversas ocasiones con el realismo mágico latinoamericano. Es además miembro de la Royal Society of Literature. 

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Tony Parsons

Hay Festival 2004, 
The blockbusting champion of masculinism and author of Mand and Boy, Man and Wife, and One for my Baby discusses his career and his new novel The Family Way.

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Jay McInerney and Julian Barnes

Hay Festival 1998, 
A preview reading of forthcoming work chaired and introduced by The Guardian's North American correspondant Joanna Coles. McInerney reads from Model Behaviour. Barnes reads from England, England.

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Jon Lee Anderson en conversación con Jaime Abello Banfi

Cartagena 2016, 

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Jaime Abello Banfi en conversación Gustavo Tatis

Aspectos desconocidos de la vida de García Márquez, en la mirada de siete autores.

Cartagena 2016, 
"Gabo, genio universal del Caribe" es una colección de siete libros sobre García Márquez publicados por Collage Editores que abarca aspectos desconocidos de la vida y obra del Premio Nobel de Literatura, desde su nacimiento hasta su muerte. Sus autores son Jorge García Usta, Jacques Gilard, Julio Olaciregui, Álvaro Suescún, Joaquín Mattos, Ariel Castillo y Gustavo Tatis.