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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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Alejandra Acosta y Diego Bianki en conversación con Isidro Ferrer

Ilustrando historias

Cartagena 2015, 

Alejandra Acosta es la ilustradora de libros para adultos como Del enebro o La cámara sangrienta, en los que utiliza el collage como medio de expresión, pero también de libros infantiles y juveniles. El argentino Diego Bianki es diseñador, ilustrador y director artístico de Pequeño Editor, un proyecto editorial dedicado a los pequeños lectores y los grandes curiosos. Conversarán sobre su trabajo con el diseñador e ilustrador español Isidro Ferrer.

Co-organizado con Acción Cultural Española

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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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Sander van der Linden

Cambridge Series 3: Vaccinating Against Fake News

Hay Festival 2019, 

How do we counter fake news and can we inoculate public opinion against misinformation? Dr Van der Linden is Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and is investigating the psychological mechanisms behind the spread of misinformation.

Sander van der Linden

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Victoria Hislop talks to Rosie Goldsmith

Fictions: Those Who Are Loved

Hay Festival 2019, 

We are delighted to launch the gripping new novel by number one bestseller Victoria Hislop, which is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship. Hislop sheds light on the complexity and trauma of Greece’s past and weaves it into the epic tale of an ordinary woman compelled to live an extraordinary life.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paul Preston in conversation with Giles Tremlett

Whither Spain? Lessons from History

Segovia 2018, 

The historian Paul Preston and the writer and journalist Giles Tremlett discuss the historical roots of many contemporary Spanish issues, including Catalonia, the law on historic remembrance, a forced change in government and corruption, through the lens of Paul Preston´s forthcoming book – A People Betrayed – A history of Spain from 1874 to the present day, in which the historian provides a compelling argument identifying the all-too-frequent failure of the political class to lead the Spanish state to its true potential. 

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The invention of nature. Andrea Wulf in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

Querétaro 2017, 

The fascinating story of discovery, scientific curiosity and adventure by the German explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt in the Americas is a story that is intimately linked to the history of Colombia, in whose territory he carried out some of his explorations. The British historian and writer Andrea Wulf gives a masterful version of this encounter with nature in The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science. The book has received awards such as the 2016 Royal Society Science Book Prize and was selected by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2015. She will talk to Gabrielle Walker about this extraordinary work.

The invention of nature. Andrea Wulf in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

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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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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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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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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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Scott Hartley, Enrique Dans in conversation with Marta Garcia Aller

IN A WORLD REVOLUTIONIZED BY TECHNOLOGY, WHY DO THE HUMAN SKILLS MATTER?

Segovia 2018, 
 

Venture capitalist, ex Google, Facebook, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Scott Hartley the author of the bestseller “The Fuzzy & the Techie” is a strong believer in the human skills necessary in a digital world; Enrique Dans, professor, influencer, blogger and digital transformation expert studies the effects of technology on people, businesses and society. They talk to Marta Garcia Aller, journalist, professor and Spanish writer, author of the recent book “El fin del mundo tal y como lo conocemos”.

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Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Out of Our Minds: A History of What We Think and How We Think It

Hay Festival 2019, 

Traversing the realms of science, politics, religion, culture, philosophy and history, Fernández-Armesto reveals the thrilling and disquieting tales of our imaginative leaps – from the first Homo sapiens to the present day. Through groundbreaking insights in cognitive science, he explores how and why we have ideas in the first place, providing a tantalising glimpse into who we are and what we might yet accomplish. The award-winning historian shows that bad ideas are often more influential than good ones; that the oldest recoverable thoughts include some of the best; that ideas of Western origin often issued from exchanges with the wider world; and that the pace of innovative thinking is under threat.

Felipe Fernández-Armesto

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Alex T Smith

Claude and Mr Penguin

Hay Festival 2018, 

The author and illustrator introduces the much-loved character of Claude and gives a behind-the-scenes view of the making of the new TV series about him. Come and learn how to draw him and meet the new detective, the star of Mr Penguin.

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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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Proyecion de Quien es Dayani Cristal?

Presentada por Gael Garcia Bernal

Cartagena 2014, 

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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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Is There A World Literature?

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

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Mario Vargas Llosa talks to Bronwen Maddox

Hay Festival 1996, 
Llosa discusses his autobiographical essays and study Making Waves and his magical new novel A Death in the Andes with the award-winning FT journalist Bronwen Maddox. His other books include A Fish in the Water, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, In Praise of the Stepmother and The Perpetual Orgy.