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Peter Carey

Reading and Conversation

Hay Festival 1996, 
Carey won the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda. His other novels include Illywhacker, Bliss, The Tax Inspector and The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith. He reads from his work-in-progress.

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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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General Sir Michael Rose

Fighting For Peace

Hay Festival 1999, 
The former Commander of the UN protection force in Bosnia talks to the BBC World Anchor Nik Gowing about peacekeeping in the Balkans.

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Thomas Pakenham

Meetings with Remarkable Trees

Hay Festival 1997, 
The author of the critically acclaimed histories The Scramble for Africa and The Boer War introduces his astonishing collection of tree portraits - "Why hasn't there been a book like this for 170 years? It is awe-inspiring. . . a lavishly illustrated and indispensable guide to this mostly disregarded and taken-for-granted part of our history" - The Sunday Express.

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Jonathan Shaw en conversación con Diego Rabasa

Querétaro 2016, 

Jonathan Shaw (Estados Unidos) nació fruto de la relación entre la leyenda del jazz Artie Shaw y la estrella de Hollywood Doris Dowling. Durante su adolescencia frecuentó a Charles Bukowski y entró en una espiral de delincuencia juvenil. A los 19 años viajó por Centroamérica y Sudamérica, donde vivió durante años. En 2008 publicó su primera novela, Narcisa, que pronto se convirtió en un libro de culto con una legión de fans entre los que se encuentran Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop y Jim Jarmusch. Recientemente publicada en México, la novela narra la pasional historia de amor entre Cigano, un ex-toxicómano, y Narcisa, una prostituta adicta a las drogas. Jonathan conversará con el editor y escritor Diego Rabasa.

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Roland Phillipps and Ben Macintyre

Spies Like Us: The Russia Files, part 22

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation about the most notorious spies of the Soviet era – until today, the most high-profile example of Moscow Station intervention in the UK. Phillips is the author of a new biography, A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean. Christened ‘Orphan’ by his Russian recruiter, Maclean was the perfect spy and Britain’s most gifted traitor. But as he leaked huge amounts of top-secret intelligence, an international code-breaking operation was rapidly closing in on him. Moments before he was unmasked, Maclean vanished. Macintyre wrote A Spy Among Friends, a book about Kim Philby, probably the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. His other spy books include Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and Double Cross.

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Shashi Tharoor

India: From Midnight to the Millennium

Hay Festival 2000, 
In the latest Predictions Lecture, Tharoor, novelist, columnist and UN official, looks at his homeland as it stands at the intersection of some of the most crucial debates facing the world at the dawn of the millennium: bread versus freedom, centralisation versus federalism, pluralism versus fundamentalism, globalisation versus self-sufficiency. Examining the vexed notion of nationalism and identity in a land of which he has written 'the singular thing about India is that you can only speak of it in the plural,' he considers the choices India will make as it strides and stumbles into the twenty-first century.

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Johann Hari en conversación con Mauricio Rodríguez

Cartagena 2016, 
El periodista británico Johann Hari ha escrito para un gran número de medios internacionales como The Independent, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times o Le Monde, y sido nombrado en dos ocasiones Periodista del año por Amnistía Internacional del Reino Unido entre otros reconocimientos. En su último libro, Tras el grito (Paidós, 2015), Johann Hari se embarca en un viaje épico de tres años de duración y cerca de 50.000 kilómetros con el fin de desvelar los secretos de la guerra contra las drogas; de esa manera pudo constatar que existe una disparidad asombrosa entre lo que nos han transmitido y lo que en realidad sucede. Lo entrevista el director y conductor del programa radial Líderes de RCN Mauricio Rodríguez

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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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Tim Rice talks to Ned Sherrin

Hay Festival 1997, 
The multiple Oscar-winning lyricist, knighted for his services to musical theatre has written the lyrics for the shows Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, Blondel, CRicket, and Heathcliff and the films Aladdin and The Lion King.

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Eliot Weinberger en conversación con Valerie Miles

Xalapa 2013, 
Eliot Weinberger (Estados Unidos) es escritor, traductor y editor. Además de editor de los ensayos de Jorge Luis Borges en inglés y traductor de la poesía de Octavio Paz, Vicente Huidobro, Xavier Villaurrutia y Bei Dao, es autor de varios libros entre los que se cuentan sus artículos políticos reunidos en el volumen What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles, traducidos al español en dos ediciones: 12-S: Cartas de Nueva York (2003) y Lo que oí sobre Irak (2006). Sus dos libros más recientes en español son Algo elemental (2010) y Las cataratas (2012). En conversación con Valerie Miles.

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Christine Chinkin

The LSE Lecture: The Challenge of Women, Peace and Security

Hay Festival 2018, 

The United Nations Security Council’s agenda on Women Peace and Security seeks the inclusion of women’s experiences into decision and policy-making about conflict and its aftermath, encompassing women’s participation, preventing and protecting against sexual violence and post-conflict relief and recovery. Chinkin will consider the challenge presented in making a top down Security Council agenda meaningful to women on the ground. Professor Christine Chinkin, CMG, FBA, is the Director of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and a leading human rights and international law expert. Chaired by Stephanie Boland of Prospect magazine.

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Nell Leyshon y Jay Griffiths en conversación con Jacobo Celnik

Cartagena 2016, 
Nell Leyshon, candidata al premio Orange de ficción, es una novelista y dramaturga inglesa conocida en el mundo hispano por su celebrado libro Del color de la leche, una historia que recrea con belleza trágica un microcosmos apabullante. Ha sido la primera mujer en escribir una obra (Bedlam) para el Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre y su próximo libro en español será Memorias de un carterista. Jay Griffiths, Hay Festival International Fellow, es una autora británica, columnista de la
revista Orion. Su libro Wild: An Elemental Journey ganó el primer Orion Book Award y fue finalista del premio Orwell y el World Book Day Award. Su libro más reciente es Savage Grace. A Journey in Wildness, una suerte de libro de viajes sobre la relación entre las distintas sociedades, lo salvaje y la naturaleza. En conversación con Jacobo Celnik.

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Tim Radford, Vivienne Parry, Steven Rose, John Maddox

The Guardian Platform: The Fourth Scientific Revolution

Hay Festival 2005, 
The discoveries of Copernicus, Darwin, Crick and Watson all changed humanity's view of itself and it's place in the universe, through the discovery of the solar system, the origin of species and DNA. Leading scientific experts will discuss and predict what discovery will come next to change our perception of ourselves.

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Wendy Moore, Hugh Purcell, Frances Stonor Saunders

Biographers' Panel

Hay Festival 2005, 
Moore's The Knife Man tells the life of the eighteenth-century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter, the friend on whom Stevenson based Dr Jekyll. Pucell's The Last English Revolutionary is the tale of British Communist and guerilla warfare guru, Tom Wintringham. Stonor Saunders is the biographer of the great fourteenth-century English mercenary John Hawkwood.

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Cátedra Fulbright. Los jóvenes y la construcción de confianza

Cartagena 2017, 
Juan Camilo Cárdenas, profesor de Economía de la Universidad de los Andes y ex becario Fulbright; Germán Molina, jefe de Investigación del Proyecto Laboratorios Vivos de la Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano; y Alberto Abello, ex Director del Observatorio del Caribe. Moderado por Aarón Espinosa, director del Laboratorio de Cultura y Desarrollo de la Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar.

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DRIK

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

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David Willetts talks to Owen Sheers

A University Education

Hay Festival 2018, 

Drawing on his experience as UK Minister for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014, Willetts offers a powerful account of the value of higher education and the case for more expansion. He discusses access for disadvantaged students, tuition fees, the potential for business and universities to work together in promoting innovation, and envisions how globalisation and technological progress may change the university significantly.   He talks to Owen Sheers, Professor in Creativity at Swansea University.

David Willetts talks to Owen Sheers

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Jessica Harrison-Hall

China: A History in Objects

Hay Festival 2018, 

From the earliest archaeological relics and rituals, through the development of writing and state, to the advent of empire, Harrison-Hall, head of the China section at The British Museum, charts the country's transformation from ancient civilisation to the world’s most populous nation and influential economy, showing us a myriad historical insights and cultural treasures along the way.

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez en conversación con Juan Cruz

Cartagena 2016, 
El colombiano Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2011 por El ruido de las cosas al caer, acaba de publicar la novela La forma de las ruinas, historia sobre un hombre atormentado que busca señales para desentrañar los misterios de un pasado, el de Colombia, que lo obsesiona. El libro es al mismo tiempo una intriga de investigadores e investigados, una novela profundamente autobiográfica y una intensa exploración histórica.
Conversará sobre ella con el periodista Juan Cruz.

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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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Richard Fletcher, Andrew Wheatcroft, Allan Little

The Cross and The Crescent

Hay Festival 2003, 
The leading BBC foreign affaris reporter and Paris Correspondent chairs a discussion about the fifteen-hundred-year relationship between Christianity and Islam. In 638AD, the Christian Patriarch of the holy city of Jerusalem called the Muslim Caliph's presence an abomination in the sight of God. Christians and Muslims have since regarded each other warily and have silently thought of each other as 'infidels'. Fletcher is the author of The Cross and The Crescent, Wheatcroft is the author of Infidels.

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Gavin Francis

Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change

Hay Festival 2018, 

The writer and doctor considers the transformations in mind and body that continue across the arc of human life. Some of these changes we have little choice about. We can’t avoid puberty, the menopause or our hair turning grey. Others may be welcome milestones along our path – a much-wanted pregnancy, a cancer cured or a long-awaited transition to another gender. We may find ourselves turning down dark paths, towards the cruel distortions of anorexia, or the shifting sands of memory loss. New technologies and medicine have unprecedented power to alter our lives, but that power has limitations.

Gavin Francis

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Lucy van de Wiel

Cambridge Series 20: Freezing Fertility, How Reproductive Ageing is Changing in the 21st Century

Hay Festival 2018, 

Egg freezing is an increasingly popular reproductive technology that offers the potential of staying fertile later in life. Yet while it opens up possibilities of having children at a later age, promise of ‘rewinding the biological clock’ also encourages younger, presumably fertile, women to undergo infertility treatment. Dr Lucy van de Wiel will discuss how egg freezing profoundly shifts our understanding of what it means to be fertile, and to age. Dr van de Wiel is a Research Associate at the Reproductive Sociology Research Group.

Lucy van de Wiel

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David Puttnam and Peter Florence

The Undeclared War

Hay Festival 1997, 
From their origins in the Victorian penny arcades through to their emergence as the key to the multi-million dollar "information superhighway" the movies, like so many other creative industries, have found themselves caught between the forces of art and commerce. Putnam argues that while establishing itself as a global force, Hollywood has devastated the European and Japanese film industries. Puttnam is the only European ever to run one of the great Hollywood syudios. His films include The Killing Fields, Loacl Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express and The Mission.