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Peter Morgan

Fire Mountain

Hay Festival 2003, 
The award-winning Channel Four news reporter tells the stories of the volcanic eruption that wiped out St Pierre, Martinique in 1902, of the Barnum and Bailey freakshow adventures, of the sole survivor, Ludger Sylbaris and of what happend to the 'Paris of the Caribbean' when the redevelopment money started to filter in from colonial France.

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Sobre hijas e hijos. Patricia Lara Salive y Yolanda Reyes en conversación con Marta Orrantía

Cartagena 2017, 
Marta Orrantía conversa con las autoras de dos novelas que comparten una temática similar y fascinante para todos: los hijos. Con Patricia Lara Salive (Colombia), Premio Nacional de Periodismo 1994, fundadora junto con Juan Tomás de Salas de la revista Cambio16 Colombia, ahora conocida como Cambio, y escritora de columnas semanales en El Espectador y El País de Cali. También autora de ficción, su tercera novela, El rastro de tu padre, está protagonizada por una madre y una hija. Y Yolanda Reyes (Colombia), escritora, educadora y columnista del diario El Tiempo, con una larga trayectoria entre la que destacan su trabajo como fundadora del proyecto cultural Espantapájaros, el exitoso libro El terror de Sexto “B” (Premio Fundalectura), la novela para público adulto Pasajera en tránsito y su más reciente novela Qué raro que me llame Federico, de la que conversará en esta charla.

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Visiones creativas

Valeria Luiselli, José Ovejero y Luigi Amara en conversación con Eduardo Rabasa

Xalapa 2012, 
El ensayo es un género literario cuyas posibilidades creativas a menudo desdeñamos. Tres experimentados ensayistas nos cuentan qué les atrae de escribir ensayo.

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Mary Warnock

Making Babies: Is there a right to have children?

Hay Festival 2003, 
Infertile hetrosexual couples have claimed the right to assisted reproduction. So too have single women, gay couples, post-menopausal women and couples who wish to delay having children for various reasons. The distinguished philosopher and Chairman of the highly charged Enquiry into Human Fertilization, examines the ethical issues.

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John Gribbin

The Birth of Time

Hay Festival 1999, 
The science writer explains how astronomers at the University of Sussex measured the age of the Universe, and resolved the long-standing puzzle of stars that seemed to be older than time itself. Illustrated with images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Zadie Smith

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this exclusive preview the author of WHite Teeth and The Autograph Man reads from her work in progress on her new novel.

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John Banville and Jim Crace

Hay Festival 1997, 
A reading and conversation with these two celebrated novelists. Banville's "brilliantly wrought and compelling" The Untouchable, is a searing self-examination by a double-agent, not unlike Anthony Blunt who questions loyalties, his ideals and his faith. Crace's Quarantine is the story of the great self-examination of Christ and his five companions fasting in the Wilderness for forty days.

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Suzanne O'Sullivan en conversación con Jaime Bernal Villegas

Cartagena 2017, 
Los casos más sorprendentes y perturbadores de los males que el cerebro puede infligir a nuestro propio cuerpo son investigados por la neuróloga Suzanne O´Sullivan en Todo está en tu cabeza. La mayoría aceptamos sin problema que el corazón palpite con fuerza cuando vemos a la persona que amamos secretamente, o la sudoración que brota en nuestra frente ante el nerviosismo que nos provoca tener que hablar en público. Pero lo que no llegamos a imaginar es cuán dramática y exagerada puede llegar a ser la reacción de nuestro cuerpo ante según que emociones. O’Sullivan conversa sobre el fascinante mundo de las enfermedades psicosomáticas.
Suzanne O'Sullivan en conversación con Jaime Bernal Villegas

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Laura Bates en conversación con Jineth Bedoya - Versión española

Sexismo a diario

Cartagena 2015, 

Laura Bates es una periodista que escribe para medios como The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, Grazia y Red. Tras haber sido acosada sexualmente en un transporte público, creó el proyecto online Everyday Sexism (Sexismo Cotidiano), en el que recopila testimonios de mujeres que han sufrido discriminación de género. Recientemente ha publicado un libro sobre el proyecto bajo el mismo título. Charlará sobre su trabajo y el uso de internet para campañas de activismo social con la periodista Jineth Bedoya.

Evento patrocinado por kienyke.com

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DRIK

Dhaka 2013, 
Slideshow on Positive Light. Intro by Shahidul Alam.

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Julian Jackson

The Fall of France

Hay Festival 2003, 
On 16 May 1940 the Nazis had broken through the French lines on the River Meuse at Sedan and other locations, only five days after launching their attack. The eminent historian charts the French military collapse and the immediate consequences for Churchill and the Allies.

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The Ugly Asian

Dhaka 2013, 
Bangla Academy: Launch of Syed Waliullah's English Book

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Theodore Zeldin

How Talk Can Change Your Life

Hay Festival 1999, 
Developing his Radio 4 Lecture Series, the inimitable historian and cultural observer addresses his preoccupying theme of Conversation.

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Paul Preston

Four Women in Spanish Civil War

Hay Festival 2002, 
The Spanish Civil War viewed by four women. In the red corner: Margarita Nelken the revolutionary feminist, writer and politician, and Nan Green the Communist nurse. In the blue corner: Carmen Polo de Franco, wife of and chilly power behind the dictator, Mercedes Sanz Bachiller and Priscilla Scott-Ellis, the sexually notorious daughter of a supporter of Oswald Mosley.

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Javier Cercas and Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Fictions: True Stories

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation about fiction and language with two of the greatest Spanish language writers. The Impostor is Cercas’ new novel about the notorious fake Holocaust survivor, Enric Marco. With profound compassion and lacerating honesty, Cercas takes the reader on a journey not only into one man’s gigantic lie, but also into the deepest, most flawed parts of our humanity. Cercas also publishes his book of essays on the novel The Blind Spot.  Gabriel Vasquez introduces his novel The Shape of the Ruins. It takes the form of personal and formal investigations into two political assassinations. Separated by more than 30 years, the two murders at first appear unconnected, but as the novel progresses Vásquez reveals how between them they contain the seeds of the violence that has bedevilled Colombia ever since. They talk, in English, to Daniel Hahn.

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Owen Sheers and Pip Broughton

Poetry on Film: To Provide All People

Hay Festival 2018, 

The poet and the film-maker collaborated on the BAFTA Cymru award-winning Aberfan: The Green Hollow, an hour-long film poem about the 1966 tragedy, and are now working on To Provide for All People – a new film celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS. They discuss the stories and people who feature in the new film, and the freedoms and forms of working with poetry. They preview clips of the NHS film that will be broadcast later in the summer.

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Los niños no son tontos: literatura infantil. Roger Mello y Brigitte Labbé en conversación con Ricardo Silva Romero

Cartagena 2017, 
La literatura para niños se diferencia de la producción literaria para adultos únicamente en la edad del público al que está dirigida. La calidad, profundidad e inventiva de la narrativa infantil es indiscutible. Los escritores Roger Mello (Brasil) y Brigitte Labbé (Francia) conversan con Ricardo Silva Romero sobre su experiencia escribiendo para los más pequeños.

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Deborah Levy, Hisham Matar y Nell Leyshon en conversación con Daniel Hahn

Shakespeare y Cervantes.

Cartagena 2016, 
Tres renombrados escritores conversarán sobre su experiencia de escribir un cuento basado en algún aspecto de la obra de Miguel de Cervantes y sobre la influencia de Shakespeare y Cervantes en el 400 aniversario de la muerte de ambos. Deborah Levy es una dramaturga, novelista y poeta británica; su trabajo ha sido representado por la Royal Shakespeare Company y es autora de Nadando a casa, novela galardonada con el Man Booker Prize 2012, entre otros premios. Hisham Matar, autor de la premiada novela Solo en el mundo, acaba de publicar Historia de una desaparición, trabajo sobre la figura desaparecida de su padre, víctima del régimen de Gadafi. Nell Leyshon es una escritora y dramaturga inglesa autora de la novela Del color de la leche, publicada en 2013. Modera el traductor Daniel Hahn.

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Ric Rawlins talks to Matthew Stadlen

Rise of the Super Furry Animals

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Welsh speakers with a lust for global communication, Super Furry Animals shot to fame on Creation Records.  Wasting no time, they bought an army tank, equipped it with a techno sound-system, caused national security alerts with 60-foot inflatable monsters and went into the Colombian jungle with armed guerrilla fighters.  Written by renowned music journalist Ric Rawlins, with the band’s participation, this is the remarkable story of their ascent to celebrity status.

Ric Rawlins talks to Matthew Stadlen

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Crimen organizado. Misha Glenny en conversación con John Collins

Cartagena 2017, 
El periodista Misha Glenny dedicó varios años a una valiente investigación de redes criminales organizadas en todo el mundo, que han crecido hasta representar aproximadamente un 15 % de la economía global. Desde la mafia rusa a gigantescos carteles de la droga, sus fuentes incluyen no solamente agentes de inteligencia y de la policía, sino también criminales infiltrados. Conversa con John Collins, sobre las estructuras criminales transnacionales.
Crimen organizado. Misha Glenny en conversación con John Collins

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Richard Fortey

The Earth: An Intimate History

Hay Festival 2004, 
The palaeontologist introduces his magisterial history of our planets' last four billion years. 'Think of Earth as a recycling system, forever turning granite into clay and sand, ocean mud into marble, gathering gold in veins and silver into seams. The Earth is the greatest show on earth' (The Guardian).

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Tristram Hunt

Building Jerusalem

Hay Festival 2004, 
The acclaimed historian explores the history of civic pride and the legacy of the Victorian city from the Gothic wonder of Manchester Town Hall to the coming of theGarden City and Dickens' 'Coketown'

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Ray Monk

The Spirit of Solitude

Hay Festival 1996, 
The biographer whose Wittgenstein won the Mail on Sunday and Duff Cooper awards introduces his biography of the Welsh Nobel Prizewinning philospher Bertrand Russell, master of logic and mathematics, and the inspiration of political protest.
Monk's magnificent portrait not only addresses the great texts - Principia Mathematica, Marrige and Morals and History of Western Philosophy - but also sources new private material including hitherto embargoed letters to his lover, Constance Malleson, and his second wife Dora.

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Daniel Morden, Hugh Lupton

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Hay Festival 2003, 
Following their success with HOmer's Iliad and Odyssey the two leading storytellers tell Ovid's wonderful tales of transformation, including Demeter and Persephone, Orpheus and Echo and Narcissus. 'A tour de force.' (The Times)

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Barney Norris and Emma Healey

Fictions: Family Gathering

Hay Festival 2018, 

Norris, author of Five Rivers Met in a Wooded Plain, introduces his new novel Turning for Home, an emotional story of family gathering, human frailty and the marks that love leaves on us. Healey’s Elizabeth is Missing won the Costa First Novel Award. She talks about her new story Whistle in the Dark, which examines the aftermath of a teenager’s four-day mysterious disappearance. Chaired by Thea Lenarduzzi of the TLS.