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Alasdair Gray and Carl MacDougall

Hay Festival 1996, 
The cracking Scots novelist Alasdair Gray reads from his new collection of stories Mavis Belfrage. Keep listening through your laughter. Gray is the sharpest , wisest reader of his own work I've heard. MacDougall introduces his novel The Casanova Papers. The Spectator called his last work The Lights Below "A Masterpiece ... one of the great Scottish novels of this century".

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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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Simon Nye

Hay Festival 1998, 
The award-winning creator of the cult hit Men Behaving Badly and the new BBC2 comedy How Do You Want Me? discusses his screenwriting with Peter Florence.

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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.

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Kate Nicholls talks to Jane Garvey

Under the Camelthorn Tree

Hay Festival 2019, 

Nicholls left England to raise her five children in Botswana. Living on a shoestring in a lion conservation camp, she home-schools her family while they also learn at first-hand about the individual lives of wild lions. The setting is exotic but it is also precarious. When Nicholls is subjected to a brutal attack by three men, it threatens to destroy her and her family: post-traumatic stress turns a good mother into a woman who is fragmented and out of control. This powerfully written, raw and often warmly funny memoir is an inspiring account of family love, and a powerful beacon of hope for life after trauma.

Kate Nicholls talks to Jane Garvey

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Fermín Herrero, Carlos Aganzo and Teresa Sanz

My Words, Others’ Words: Gil de Biedma

Segovia 2014, 

The latest Jaime Gil de Biedma Poetry Award winner, Fermín Herrero, talks to the poet and director of the Norte de Castilla paper, Carlos Aganzo, and journalist Teresa Sanz. They also recite extracts from Gil de Biedma’s work. De Biedma was one of the key authors of the 1950s generation.

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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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Thomas Piketty y Ha-Joon Chang en conversación con Moisés Naím

Equilibrando la economía global.

Cartagena 2016, 
Conversación de lujo en el Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2016: tres de los economistas más importantes del mundo nos acompañan para hablar de la situación financiera mundial, las variaciones y retos de la economía de mercado y muchos otros asuntos de enorme importancia para todos.

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Susannah Clapp

With Chatwin

Hay Festival 1997, 
Bruce Chatwin was a traveller, a teller of tales and a connoisseur of the extraordinary. When he died in 1989 he was 48 and had completed six books. In Patagonia made him celebrated, The Viceroy of Ouidah and On the Black Hill were both made into films, The Songlines made him a best-seller, and Utz confirmed an artist at the height of his powers. Clapp edited two of Chatwin's books and her memoir of her friend is a beautiful evocation of the man feted for his looks as well as his prose, a vivid presence and absence, whose travelling led him so often here to the Black Mountains.

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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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Martin Jarvis

Acting Strangely: A Funny Kind of Life

Hay Festival 2000, 
The actor and undisputed King of Radio readings introduces his hilarious memoir, a dazzling and delightful book about actors and acting.

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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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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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Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

From Raiders to Rulers: The Vikings in Anglo-Saxon England

Hay Festival 2019, 

“Never before has such a terror appeared in Britain as we have suffered from a pagan race, nor was it thought that such an inroad from the sea could be made,” wrote the Anglo-Saxon scholar Alcuin, in response to the first major Viking raid on Lindisfarne. From these notorious early attacks at the end of the 8th century to all-out war in the time of Alfred; from the extortion of ‘Danegeld’ in the reign of Æthelstan to two decades of rule under Cnut, the Scandinavian impact on Anglo-Saxon culture and politics was enormous. In a wide-ranging overview, Eleanor Barraclough explores some of the truths behind the Vikings’ lurid reputation, and shows the evidence to be found in the rare documents on display in the British Library.

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Jackie Collins talks to Mark Lawson

Hay Festival 1997, 
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pan Macmillan, the best-seller talks about her career and her heroine Lucky Santangelo: "if you take Lucky to the beach for sunbathing company, you may still be there reading when the moon comes up" - Cosmopolitan

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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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Sergio Cabrera con Lucía Puenzo

10 x 10 CINE: Nuevas historias del cine latinoamericano.

Cartagena 2015, 

Dos destacados directores de cine charlarán sobre su recorrido profesional y sus experiencias en el mundo cinematográfico. Sergio Cabrera ha dirigido algunas de las cintas más exitosas del cine colombiano, entre ellas, La estrategia del caracol y Golpe de estadio. Su última película, Todos se van, está basada en la novela homónima de la escritora cubana Wendy Guerra. Lucía Puenzo es escritora y directora de aclamados largometrajes como XXY, El niño pez y Wakolda, su última película de la que además fue guionista. Evento moderado por Sandro Romero.

Evento patrocinado por Cinecolombia

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Simon Armitage, Lavinia Greenlaw, Andrew Motion, Daljit Nagra, Richard Scott and Hannah Sullivan

The Faber Poetry Party

Hay Festival 2019, 

The Poet Laureate hosts an all-star line-up to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of the iconic publisher, home of one of the world’s greatest poetry lists. Each of the poets reads from their own work and from the work of a Faber poet from a previous generation. The readings are interwoven with audio recordings from the Hay Player archive by the late, great Faber poets Derek Walcott, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney.

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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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Bogotá39 2017 II. María José Caro León, Carlos Fonseca and Emiliano Monge in conversation with Felipe Rosete

Querétaro 2017, 

The Bogotá39 2017 selection, promoted by the Hay Festival, seeks to focus attention on and celebrate Latin American fiction writers. At this event, the writers María José Caro León (Peru) author of Perro de ojos negros, Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica), author of Coronel Lágrimas, and Emiliano Monge (Mexico) autor of La superficie más honda, speak with Felipe Rosete.

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Liberation War Fictions and Memoirs

Dhaka 2013, 
Niaz Zaman and Nuzhat Choudhury discuss women's narratives on '71, written in and translated into English, with Mofidul Hoque.

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Tom McLaughlin

Happyville High: Geek Tragedy

Hay Festival 2018, 

Imagine a school where perfection and popularity is prized above everything...what could go wrong? When the popular kids start growing extra-long spaghetti arms it's time for super nerds Tyler, Dylan, and Ashley to put their geek powers to the test and save the day. Join the author as he introduces his new series Happyville High in an event with interactive readings and an illustration workshop.

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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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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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Humphrey Burton talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Bernstein 100

Hay Festival 2018, 

The biographer celebrates the centenary of the birth of the versatile musical genius, America’s greatest conductor and the composer of West Side Story. Burton was given exclusive access to Bernstein’s rich legacy of letters and papers, and the book draws on hundreds of interviews with family, friends and colleagues to reveal his fascinating and complex personality. The event is chaired by Humphrey Burton’s daughter, the broadcaster and author of Year of Wonder.

Humphrey Burton talks to Clemency Burton-Hill