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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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Subaltern Writing

Dhaka 2013, 

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Kate Adie and Hong Ying

Tiananmen Tales

Hay Festival 1997, 
As Hong Kong reverts to Chinese control we remember the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre with the BBC's front-line reporter and the Tiananmen activist Hong Ying, whose novel Summer of Betrayal fictionalises her experience of the event and it's aftermath in Beijing

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Ian Stewart - The Royal Society Michael Faraday Lecture

Riddles of Form: Discovering Order and pattern in the Universe

Hay Festival 1996, 
The patterns that occur in the form and behaviour of living creatures are usuallu explained in terms of genes and DNA. However, mathematics also plays a role, as examples from the numerolgy of plants and the rhythms of animal movement demonstrate. (No specialist knowledge or mathematical ability required)

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La justicia en los procesos de paz. Philippe Sands y Rodrigo Uprimny en conversación con Hassan Nassar

Cartagena 2017, 
Los sistemas judiciales adscritos a la legislación de un país se ven a menudo cuestionados cuando dicho país pasa por un proceso de transición política, por ejemplo, un proceso de paz o una transición de un sistema político a otro. ¿Qué hemos aprendido de estos procesos a lo largo de la historia? ¿Cuál es el papel del derecho dentro de los procesos de reparación y perdón? Hassan Nassar habla sobre estas cuestiones con el abogado, escritor y defensor de los derechos humanos Philippe Sands (Reino Unido) y el jurista Rodrigo Uprimny (Colombia).
La justicia en los procesos de paz. Philippe Sands y Rodrigo Uprimny en conversación con Hassan Nassar

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Catherine Hanley

Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior

Hay Festival 2019, 

A life of Matilda – empress, skilled military leader and one of the greatest figures of the English Middle Ages. Matilda was a daughter, wife and mother. But she was also empress, heir to the English crown and the first woman ever to hold the position; and she was an extremely able military general. Hanley’s new biography explores Matilda’s achievements as military and political leader, and sets her 12th-century life and career in full context. Chaired by Sameer Rahim of Prospect.

Catherine Hanley

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Jaime Abello Banfi en conversación con Julio Olaciregui y 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.
Jaime Abello Banfi en conversación con Julio Olaciregui y Gustavo Tatis

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Mark Lynas talks to Andy Fryers

Seeds of Science – Why we got it so wrong on GMOs

Hay Festival 2018, 

Mark Lynas was one of the original GM field wreckers. Back in the 1990s – working undercover with his colleagues in the environmental movement – he would descend on trial sites of genetically modified crops at night and hack them to pieces. Two decades later, most people around the world – from New York to China – still think that GMO foods are bad for their health or likely to damage the environment. But Mark has changed his mind. He lifts the lid on the anti-GMO craze and shows how science was left by the wayside as a wave of public hysteria swept the world.

Mark Lynas talks to Andy Fryers

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Roy Hattersley

Blood and Fire

Hay Festival 2000, 
Hattersley conjures an 'entertaining and stylish romp' through the life of a crusading, political winner of religious zeal, with a flair for media manipulation and a fondness for hob-nobbing with the rich and famous. The story of William Booth and his wife Catherine, founders of the Salvation Army.

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Marsha O’Mahony

River Voices: Extraordinary Stories from the Wye

Hay Festival 2019, 

In the summer of 2017 a team of interviewers travelled up and down the Wye in Herefordshire, recording the experiences of the people who have lived and worked on the river or simply been drawn to its waters in search of recreation or a jam jar of minnows. O’Mahony has collected their stories. River Voices is filled with stories of the Wye told through the words and photographs of those who have known the river all their lives – ferrymen and ferrywomen, boat builders and bridge builders, rowers and swimmers, anglers and poachers, ghillies and river bailiffs, otter hunters and more. Chaired by Adrian Lambert.

Marsha O’Mahony

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Erika McGann

Kells 2015, 

Erika McGann, author of The Demon Notebook, The Broken Spell and The Watching Wood, conducts an interactive talk about writing books for pre-teen readers and aspiring authors.

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Erika McGann

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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2013, 

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Natalie Fee, Lucy Siegle and Paula Owen talk to Martin Wright

Food and Plastics: Myths and Facts

Hay Festival 2019, 

The last year has seen an explosion of public outrage over plastics pollution, triggered by images of straws in turtles’ noses, whales dying after eating shopping bags, and the ugliness of a blue planet disfigured by a throwaway society. It’s sparked tougher regulation on single-use plastics and has shamed supermarkets into action. What would an end to plastic pollution mean in practice? And how do we get there?

Natalie Fee (author and campaigner, founder of City to Sea), Lucy Siegle (journalist and author) and Paula Owen (founder of Green Gumption) talk to award-winning environment journalist Martin Wright.

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Yascha Mounk

The People vs. Democracy: Why our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It

Hay Festival 2018, 

From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of liberal democracy, individual rights and the popular will, are at war, putting democracy itself at risk. In plain language, Yascha Mounk, Harvard lecturer on government, describes how we got here, where we need to go, and why there is little time to waste.

Yascha Mounk

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Greg Klerkx

Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age

Hay Festival 2004, 
Post-Apollo NASA has got hung up on the Shuttle and the Space Station. The future may lie with an alternative free-market space community.

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Ignacio Martínez de Pisón presenta a Aloma Rodríguez

Cartagena 2015, 
El aclamado escritor y guionista Ignacio Martínez de Pisón ha elegido a Aloma Rodríguez como joven promesa de las letras españolas. Aloma Rodríguez es la autora de París tres, Jóvenes y guapos y Solo si te mueves, una novela de aprendizaje llena de personajes tiernos y seductores con la que ganó el Premio Nuevo Talento Fnac. Además, escribe una columna quincenal para el periódico Heraldo de Aragón y colabora en la revista Letras Libres.

Co-organizado por Acción Cultural Española

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Sergio Jaramillo, Humberto de la Calle, David Bojanini. Modera Ricardo Ávila

2016: Retos y beneficios del año de la Paz.

Cartagena 2016, 
A pocos meses de firmar el acuerdo de paz entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las FARC, Sergio Jaramillo, actual Alto Comisionado para la Paz del gobierno de Santos, Humberto de la Calle, vicepresidente de la República de Colombia entre 1994 y 1996 y quien ahora dirige el equipo negociador del gobierno colombiano en el proceso de paz y David Bojanini, Presidente de Sura analizarán el futuro y los beneficios de un país en paz.

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Raynor Winn talks to Claire Armitstead

The Salt Path

Hay Festival 2019, 

The walker discusses her mesmerising and inspirational memoir: just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of thirty-two years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.

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Julia Navarro en conversación con Juan Esteban Constaín

Cartagena 2015, 
La escritora y periodista española Julia Navarro es la autora de Dispara, yo ya estoy muerto, su última novela en la que cuenta la apasionante historia de dos familias desde finales del siglo XIX hasta mediados del XX, ambientada en ciudades como San Petersburgo, París o Jerusalén. Sus libros tienen un enorme éxito de ventas en España y son igualmente aclamados a nivel internacional, con traducciones en más de treinta países. Entre sus trabajos también destacan Dime quién soy, La Hermandad de la Sábana Santa, La Biblia de barro y La sangre de los inocentes. Conversará con el escritor colombiano Juan Esteban Constaín.

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De poesía. Horacio Benavides, Luna Miguel y Amir Or en conversación con Ingrid Bejerman

Cartagena 2017, 
Tres destacados poetas conversan con Ingrid Bejerman sobre su trabajo. Con Horacio Benavides (Colombia), poeta, docente y coeditor de la revista de poesía Deriva. Ha publicado, entre otros, los libros de poemas: Orígenes (1979), Las cosas perdidas (1986), Agua de la Orilla (1989), Sombra de Agua (1994), La aldea desvelada (1998) y Sin razón florecer. Luna Miguel (España), redactora y editora de PlayGround Magazine y autora, entre otros, de los libros de poemas Pensamientos estériles (2011), La tumba del marinero (2013), Los estómagos (2015) y El arrecife de las sirenas (2017). Y Amir Or (Israel) es uno de los poetas más destacados en hebreo. Autor de once libros de poesía, su obra ha sido traducida a veinte idiomas; en español podemos leer Milagro y Milagro/las horas.

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Jamie O'Neill and Jessica Cohen

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer and co-creator of Earthfall's dance theatre piece At Swim Two Boys introduce their collaboration, before the first of three Festival performances.

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¿Puede escapar la prensa del poder político y de la presión económica?

Antonio Caño, Martin Baron y Antonio Caballero en conversación con Juan Carlos Iragorri

Cartagena 2015, 
Los nuevos retos que afronta el periodismo en la actualidad y la influencia de las nuevas tecnologías serán los temas de una conversación entre prestigiosos profesionales del sector. Con Antonio Caño (España), director de El País; Martin Baron (Estados Unidos), director de The Washington Post; y Antonio Caballero (Colombia), periodista de la revista Semana. Moderado por el periodista Juan Carlos Iragorri.

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Carol Shields, Kate Mosse

Hay Festival 2000, 
A rare interview with the Canadian novelist, who won the Orange Prize for Larry's Party. She talks to Kate Mosse, the writer and administrator of the Chichester Festival Theatre about her short story collection Dressing Up for the Carnival. 

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Poetry Squantum 4

Hay Festival 1996, 
The poets present their finished poems

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Juan Bonilla y Mario Mendoza en conversación con Guido Tamayo

Cartagena 2015, 

Juan Bonilla es autor de novelas, poemas, ensayos y relatos; su obra Prohibido entrar sin pantalones fue la ganadora de la primera edición de la Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa en 2014 y está protagoniza por el poeta revolucionario ruso Vladimir Maiakovski. Escritor, catedrático y periodista colombiano, Mario Mendoza ha escrito novelas como La ciudad de los umbrales, Satanás, galardonada con el Premio Biblioteca Breve, Lady Masacre y Paranormal Colombia.

Con el apoyo de la Cátedra Vargas Llosa