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Juan José Millás en conversación con Irma Gallo

Querétaro 2016, 

Juan José Millás, uno de los escritores españoles con mayor trayectoria, ha publicado más de 20 libros que han sido traducidos a 23 idiomas. También periodista y colaborador habitual de medios como El País, Millás ha recibido importantes galardones como el Premio Planeta 2007 y el Premio Nacional de Narrativa 2008 (España). Conversará con la periodista cultural Irma Gallo sobre su última novela, Desde la sombra.

Juan José Millás en conversación con Irma Gallo

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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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Geoffrey Miller, Matt Ridley

The Mating Mind

Hay Festival 2000, 
'Sexual Selection, Darwin's "other" theory... is now one of the hottest topics in modern Darwinism. The idea that the human mind evolved as a sort of software peacocks tail has been mooted before, usually to be dismissed in favour of some alternative theory. Geoffrey Miller has really been the one to run with the ball.' (Richard Dawkins) Miller discusses the idea with Matt Ridley, author of The Origins of Virtue.

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Henry Díaz, Ana López y Rafael Yockteng en conversación con Daniel Jiménez

Cartagena 2017, 
Tres de los más destacados narradores gráficos colombianos conversarán acerca de su trabajo y, en particular, de su experiencia de narrar gráficamente los pueblos patrimonio de Colombia como parte de un proyecto del Hay Festival en colaboración con Fontur. En conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz, director de la revista Larva. Conversatorio de los Pueblos Patrimonio de Colombia.

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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.

Jonathan White

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David and Hilary Crystal

It's not what you say...

Hay Festival 2000, 
... but the way that you say it. David Crystal explores the amazing range of vocal effects that make up a person's tone of voice, and uses them to animate some of the observations about language he and his wife, Hilary discovered as they were compiling their Penguin book of language quotations, Words on Words.

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Maylis de Kerangal talks to Philippe Sands

Fictions: Mend The Living

Hay Festival 2018, 

The French winner of the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize introduces her magnificent novel Mend the Living, a story that is both intimate and epic, that goes to the heart of what it means to be human.

Maylis de Kerangal talks to Philippe Sands

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Caroline Elton and Christie Watson

The People, the Professionals

Hay Festival 2018, 

Who do we rely on to be there for us? Who are the people who actually deliver the National Health Service? We need to know. Elton is a psychologist, whose book Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors asks: What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To work in a healthcare system that is stretched to breaking point? To carry the responsibility of making decisions that can irrevocably change someone’s life – or possibly end it? And how do doctors cope with their own questions and fears, when they are expected to have all the answers? Watson was a nurse for 20 years. Her book The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story is an astonishing account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. They talk to doctor Julie Grigg.

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Emily Shuckburgh

Cambridge Series 2: How Will Climate Change Affect Me?

Hay Festival 2019, 

Shuckburgh is a climate scientist and mathematician, and is co-author of the Ladybird book on Climate Change. She will speak about her research on modelling localised effects of climate change – from Arctic warming to flooding in Tewkesbury, from severe drought in Malawi to record-breaking temperatures in Thailand, and from the acidification of the Barrier Reef to the hurricanes battering the Caribbean.

Emily Shuckburgh

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Melania G. Mazzucco en conversación con Valerie Miles

Cartagena 2014, 
Melania G. Mazzucco, Premio Strega 2003, es una novelista italiana que también ejerce como guionista de radio, televisión y cine. Entre sus novelas destacan Ella, tan amada, y La larga espera del ángel. Entre sus trabajos para la radio destacan La vita assassina y Dhulan (2001), con el que ganó el premio Italia a la mejor produccion radiofónica del año. En conversación con Valerie Miles. Con el apoyo del Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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Edna O'Brien

Down by the River

Hay Festival 1997, 
The Irish author reads from and discusses her contorversial novel Down by the River with Nick McDowell. The book deals with fundamentalist beliefs about sexuality, abortion and faith in a stark process of one country girl's rite of passage from childhood to womanhood, from abuse and terror into wisdom. "An angry, violent, yet startlingly beautiful book.. Edna O'Brien's imagination inflames the world" - Independent on Sunday

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Hacia una política de las drogas. John Collins, Alejando Gaviria, Carlos Gómez Restrepo y Hernando Zuleta en conversación con Claudia Gurisatti

Cartagena 2017, 
¿Cuáles deberían ser las políticas de salud pública en relación a los narcóticos? ¿Y las políticas de seguridad nacional? ¿Tiene sentido la legalización en el contexto del tráfico internacional? Los expertos John Collins, Alejandro Gaviria (Ministro de Salud y Protección Social), Carlos Gómez Restrepo (director del Departamento de Epidemiología Clínica y Bioestadística de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) y Hernando Zuleta (director del Centro de Estudios sobre Seguridad y Drogas de la Universidad de los Andes), conversan sobre estas cuestiones con Claudia Gurisatti.
Hacia una política de las drogas. John Collins, Alejando Gaviria, Carlos Gómez Restrepo y Hernando Zuleta en conversación con Claudia Gurisatti

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Giles Yeo

Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity and the Truth About Diets

Hay Festival 2019, 

In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break this cycle that’s killing us all? Drawing on the very latest science and his own genetic research at Cambridge University, Yeo has written the seminal ‘anti-diet’ diet book. Exploring the history of our food, debunking marketing nonsense and toxic diet advice and confronting the advocates of ‘clean eating’, he translates his pioneering research into an engaging study of human appetite. Chaired by dietitian Ceris Devereux.

Giles Yeo

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John Simpson talks to Oliver Bullough

Moscow, Midnight

Hay Festival 2019, 

The legendary BBC World Affairs Editor discusses his new thriller and the way in which, in fact as in fiction, so many of the most improbable or extraordinary stories and trails all lead back to Moscow.

John Simpson talks to Oliver Bullough

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Lindsey Fitzharris

The Butchering Art

Winter Weekend 2017, 

In the nineteenth century, operating theatres were known as ‘gateways of death’, since half of those who underwent surgery didn't survive. At a time when surgery couldn't have been more dangerous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: Joseph Lister, a melancholy young Quaker surgeon. By making the then-audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection – and could be treated with antiseptics – he solved the riddle of post-operative death and changed the history of medicine for ever.

Lindsey Fitzharris

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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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Simon Jenkins

Britain’s Best Railway Stations

Hay Festival 2018, 

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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Paddy Hill talks to Richard Ingrams

Hay Festival 1996, 
The most outspoken member of The Birmingham Six talks to the former editor of Private Eye and now the editor of The Oldie about his experience of interrogation, trial and imprisonment in the most famous miscarrige of justice of recent years. In the Evening Standard, Ingrams wrote of Forever Lost, Forever Gone - "Anyone who still believes that our policemen are wonderful or that British justice is the finest in the world should read Mr. Hill's gripping account. It is impossible to do so without feeling indignation and shame that such things could be done in our name"

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Marianne Wiggins talks to Sarah Dunant

Hay Festival 1996, 
The American novelist and short story writer talks about John Dollar - "a superb novel, hypnotic, disturbing and artful... almost any sentance may be shot through with wonderful phrases bright as tracer bullets" - (Washington Post), that is written in "a prose precisely opulent as a diamond solitare" - New York Times.
She talks to the award-winning crime-writer Sarah Dunant, author of Under My Skin, Birthmarks and Fatlands.

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Juliet Stevenson, Helen Bamber, Barb Jungr, Tim Piggott Smith

Captured Voices

Hay Festival 2000, 
A reading of work from victims of torture. All proceeds given to support the work of one of the Festival's nominated charities, The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

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Olivier Weber en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Cartagena 2016, 
Olivier Weber, escritor francés, ganador de varios premios, es novelista y periodista, principalmente conocido por su cobertura de las guerras de Iraq y Afganistán. Ha sido reportero de guerra durante 25 años, especialmente ha trabajado en Asia central, África e Oriente Medio. Además, es profesor adjunte en el Instituto de estudios politicos de Paris, presidente del Premio Joseph Kessel. Entre sus obras destacan El Barbaresco, una novela sobre Cervantès, y El Encantamiento del mundo.

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Gore Vidal, Andrew Marr, Rhodri Morgan, Yasmin Alibhai Brown

The BBC Wales Debate: Democracy

Hay Festival 2000, 
In a changing, devolved Britain and with America about to go to the polls, how best can we interpret and pursue a Democrati ideal? Vidal is an eminence grise of American political and literary life and starred in the film Bob Roberts. Marr is an award-winning political commentator and the author of The Day Britain Died. Morgan is the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly. Alibhai Brown is author of Who Do We Think We Are? Chaired by Dai Smith, Professor of Modern History and Head of Programmes at BBC Wales.

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Jeremy Lewis

Cyril Connolly

Hay Festival 1997, 
A portrait of the precociously brilliant, and influential literary journalist, author of The Unquiet Grave and Enemies of Promise. Connolly was an autobiographer, essayist and parodist of genius whose spectacularly fallible life makes for wonderful telling.

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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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Dr Thomas Stuttaford

In Your Right Mind

Hay Festival 1999, 
The Times' medical guru explores the responses to and treatments of common psychological and psychiatric conditions.