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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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John Sutherland talks to Jenny Valentine

The War on the Young

Hay Festival 2018, 

For the first time since the Second World War, younger generations can expect less fulfilled lives than their elders. They may not be their betters, but in the second decade of the 21st century they surely are better heeled. Traditionally, society’s way of controlling the young has been to send them off to war. They would either die or learn ‘duty’. Now we send as many as 50% to university, from which they emerge encumbered with debt. Sutherland and Valentine attempt to defuse a ticking generational time-bomb.

John Sutherland talks to Jenny Valentine

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Beryl Bainbridge

Hay Festival 1997, 
The Whitbread Award winner reads from her Titanic novel Every Man For Himself.

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Frank and Andrew St George

Sex-Change Bishop in Mercy Dash to Palace

Hay Festival 1997, 
The linguist and his son, the brilliant young historian and biographer, look at style and lifestyle in English writing from Shakespeare to The Sun. They will be offering tips from their new book Clear English and advice on family collaborations...

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Ali Smith talks to Francine Stock

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Accidental is a compelling adventure in literature from the most inventive and entertaining novelist of my generation. Don't miss this. You can tell your grandchildren you were there when it launched.

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Nigel Planner, Emily Perkins, Jonathan Myerson

The First Novel

Hay Festival 1998, 
Three writers of great distinction and differing writing experience have just published their first novels. The actor Nigel Planner has published poetry, the non-fiction best-seller A Good Enough Dad and the brilliant satire I, Actor. His debut novel is The Right Man. Emily Perkins won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for her short story collection Not Her Real Name. Her novel Leave Before You Go is set in her native New Zealand. The screenwriter Jonathan Myerson's novel is Noise. They talk to Terence Blacker

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Anthony Wall

Bacon and Burroughs

Hay Festival 2003, 
Q & A with Anthony Wall, Arena editor who shows the world premiere of a filmed conversation between Francis Bacon and William Burroughs, author of The Naked Lunch.

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Patrick McCabe

Hay Festival 1998, 
McCabe's new novel Breakfast on Pluto set in the London and Belfast of the 1970's confirms his status as the leading contemporary Irish novelist. HIs last book The Butcher Boy has been filmed by Neil Jordan.

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Laura Restrepo sobre Pecado en conversación con Sara Marcela Bozzi

Cartagena 2017, 
La autora colombiana Laura Restrepo, ganadora del Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2004 por Delirio, ha recibido otros galardones tan prestigiosos como el Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 1997, otorgado por la Feria del Libro de Guadalajara (México), y el Grinzane Cavour 2006 (Italia). Conversará sobre su novela más reciente Pecado, una historia coral inspirada en el cuadro El Jardín de las Delicias de El Bosco, en el que a través de los personajes la autora reflexiona sobre los conceptos del bien y del mal, sobre los límites de la ética y sobre la condición humana.

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Liza Picard, Michael Dobson, Nicola Watson

Gloriana

Hay Festival 2003, 
Three leading historians toast the life and legacy of the great British Queen, who celebrates her 400th anniversary this year. Picard launches her book Elizabeths London. Watson and Dobson's England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy examines the building of the myths from Spenser to Blackadder.

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Duncan Bush, MIke Jenkins, Robert Minhinnick, Hilary Llewellyn Williams

Burning the Bracken

Hay Festival 1996, 
We launch Amy Wack's anthology to celebrate 15 years of The Seren Press' poetry list with this reading by four of Wales' finest poets. Duncan Bush won the 1995 Welsh Book of the Year for Masks, Mike Jenkins reads from This House, My Ghetto, the award-winning essayist Robert Minhinnick reads from his latest collection Hey Fatman and Hilary Llewellyn Williams reads from her remarkable Book of Shadows.

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Rob Andrew talks to Carolyn Hitt

Rugby: The Game of My Life – Battling for England in the Professional Era

Winter Weekend 2017, 

Andrew is one of the key figures in modern rugby history: an outstanding international who won three Grand Slams with England and toured twice with the Lions, he also played a central role in the game's professional revolution with his trailblazing work at Newcastle. As Director of Elite Rugby at the Rugby Football Union he did not merely have a ringside seat as one of the world’s major sports went through its greatest upheaval in a century: more often than not, he was in the ring itself. Hitt is a star columnist and rugby writer for the Western Mail.

Rob Andrew talks to Carolyn Hitt

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Fictions

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein, Florence Noiville and Peter Pannke talk with Arunava Sinha, about different genres, places, lauguages, and celebrating the diversity of fiction.

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Piedad Bonnett en conversación con Ramón Cote

Hablemos de poesía (1).

Cartagena 2016, 
La escritora Piedad Bonnett tiene en su haber varios libros de poesía, teatro y varias novelas. Fue ganadora del Premio Casa de América de Poesía Americana 2011 por Explicaciones no pedidas y en 2012 recibió el premio de poesía Poetas del Mundo Latino Víctor Sandoval de Aguascalientes, México, por el aporte de su obra a la lengua castellana. Acaba de publicar su nuevo libro, Poesía reunida. Conversará con el poeta, narrador, ensayista y crítico Ramón Cote, cuya última publicación es Como quien dice adiós a lo perdido.
Piedad Bonnett en conversación con Ramón Cote

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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

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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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Paul Murdin

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Cambridge astronomer introduces his ground-breaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand – or who have been inspired by – the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. The selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.

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Edzard Ernst talks to Rosie Boycott

SCAM

Hay Festival 2018, 

So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) is popular and therefore important, whether we love or loathe it. Consequently, an impressive number of books about SCAM are already available. Most of them, however, are woefully uncritical, overtly promotional and dangerously misleading. Not so this one. Edzard’s book was written by someone who received SCAM as a patient, practised SCAM as a doctor, and researched SCAM as a scientist. It provides an insider’s perspective by covering aspects of SCAM that most books avoid, and by questioning the many tacitly accepted assumptions and wild extrapolations that underpin SCAM. The text is factual, occasionally dosed with a touch of humour or satire. The aim is not only to inform but also to entertain – as he does in his other books Trick or Treatment, More Harm Than Good and A Scientist in Wonderland.

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Mosley

Hay Festival 1998, 
Laurence Marks analysis his controversial C4 television film about the Fascist Leader Oswald Mosley with the politician's son, the distinguished novelist Nicholas Mosley, on whose work the series was based. Marks' television credits, who along with Maurice Gran, include Shine On Harvey Moon, Birds of a Feather, Goodnight Sweetheart and The New Statesman. They talk to Tom Rosenthal.

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Gonçalo Tavares y Afonso Cruz en conversación con Jerónimo Pizarro

Prosa portuguesa.

Cartagena 2016, 
El escritor portugués Gonçalo M. Tavares, galardonado con premios como el Premio de Mejor Libro Extranjero 2010 (Francia) con Aprender a rezar en la era de la técnica , además de haber sido varias veces finalista en los premios Médicis y los Femina, es uno de los autores contemporáneos más traducidos. Acaba de reeditar El barrio. Afonso Cruz fue galardonado con el Premio de Literatura de la Unión Europea 2012 por A Boneca de Kokoschka, novela recientemente publicada en español bajo el título La muñeca de Kokoschka, y su libro Jesus Cristo bebia cerveja fue considerado Libro Portugués del Año por la revista Time Out Lisboa y Mejor Libro del Año según los lectores del periódico Público.
Conversarán con el traductor colombiano Jerónimo Pizarro, director de la colección Lusitania.

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Gerardo Herrera Corral: Universo. La historia más grande jamás contada

Querétaro 2016, 

La ciencia es la nave y el astrolabio que nos permiten realizar este viaje al origen y descubrir la sutil sinfonía de azares que culmina en el contacto de una neurona con otra. La historia de todas las cosas y de todos nosotros es la historia más grande jamás contada. Gerardo Herrera Corral es doctor en Física por la Universidad de Dortmund, Alemania, y actualmente profesor titular del Departamento de Física del Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV). Ha publicado más de 320 artículos en revistas internacionales especializadas en el área de física de partículas y es autor, entre otros, de los libros Entre quarks y gluones. México en el CERN (2011), El Higgs, el universo líquido y el Gran Colisionador de Hadrones (2014) y el recientemente publicado Universo. La historia más grande jamás contada.

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Gerardo Herrera Corral: Universo. La historia más grande jamás contada

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Frank Delaney

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Irish broadcaster and novelist introduces his book A Stranger in Their Midst - "With its drama verging on the operatic, as the community lights up in the name of progress, it is plunged ever deeper into moral darkness. Fantastic stuff. I can't help feeling that if Verdi were around today, he and Delaney would make a great team" - Independent

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Slim. Diego Enrique Osorno en conversación con Hernando Álvarez

Querétaro 2016, 

Diego Enrique Osorno, reportero y escritor mexicano, ha sido testigo y narrador de los principales conflictos de América Latina del siglo XXI. Autor del celebrado documental El alcalde, y de otros libros como La guerra de los Zetas, conversará sobre Slim. Biografía política del mexicano más rico del mundo, con el periodista de la BBC Hernando Álvarez.

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William Shakespeare y Miguel de Cervantes. Nell Leyshon, Valeria Luiselli y Marcos Giralt Torrente en conversación con Sophie Hughes

Querétaro 2016, 

Para conmemorar el aniversario del fallecimiento de dos de los grandes autores universales, Shakespeare y Cervantes, tres escritores conversan con la traductora Sophie Hughes sobre la influencia que las obras de estos genios han tenido en su trabajo literario. La charla celebra además la publicación de la antología Lunáticos, amantes y poetas, un proyecto del Hay Festival, Acción Cultural Española y el British Council, que contiene doce historias escritas por autores angloparlantes e hispanohablantes inspiradas en las obras de Cervantes y Shakespeare.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)

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Amanda Levete

Two Museums

Hay Festival 2018, 

Levete is a RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect, founder and principal of AL_A, an international design and architecture studio. She describes her approach to two exceptional urban projects – The Exhibition Road project at the V&A in London, creating a new exhibition space and re-connecting the museum to open public space on Exhibition Road; MAAT, the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, in Lisbon is a new outward-looking museum located on the banks of the Tagus in Belém, the district from where the Portuguese great explorers set off.

Chaired by Amol Rajan.

Amanda Levete