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Alessandro Baricco en conversación con Marcel Ventura

Cartagena 2016, 
Novelista, dramaturgo, presentador de televisión y guionista, Alessandro Baricco es probablemente uno de los escritores italianos más leídos internacionalmente. Su novela Seda, traducida a diecisiete idiomas, fue un éxito de crítica y ventas en muchos países, cautivando la imaginación de miles de lectores. Entre sus otros libros destacan Océano mar, Emaús y Tres veces al amanecer.
Baricco es además el fundador de la escuela Holden, donde se dan clases de narrativa desde un enfoque multidisciplinar. Conversará con Marcel Ventura.

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Felipe Restrepo Pombo en conversación con Rosa Beltrán

Querétaro 2016, 

El escritor Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia) es también director de la revista Gatopardo. Autor, entre otros, del libro de entrevistas Nunca es fácil ser una celebridad, nos presenta su primera novela, Formas de evasión, en donde narra la historia de un hombre que se dispone a desaparecer, explorando asuntos como la subjetividad, los límites de las identidad o la fascinación que experimentan las personas por otros seres humanos. En conversación con la escritora Rosa Beltrán.

Felipe Restrepo Pombo en conversación con Rosa Beltrán

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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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Stephanie Merritt talks to Olivia Cole

Fictions: Gothic

Hay Festival 2018, 

While You Sleep is a pacy psychological thriller that has drawn comparisons with du Maurier, from the writer whose crime fiction appears under her pseudonym S. J. Parris. On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events. The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides’ dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer at hand, and all too real – but can she uncover the truth before she is silenced?

Stephanie Merritt talks to Olivia Cole

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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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Languages of Bangladesh

Dhaka 2013, 
Recitations from over 12 different languages spoken in Bangladesh by: A K Sheram (Monipuri), Motendro Mankheen (Garo), Mritika Chakma (Chakma), Nicholas Norendro Koch (Koch), Ripon Banai (Banai), Sohel Hajong (Hajong), Repro Chai (Marma), Shipro Malo (Malo), Shopon Ekka (Orao), and Nilufar Hafiza Khan (Urdu). With Sujon Hajong and Kackie Kabir.

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Richard Holmes

Hay Festival 1996, 
The greatest biographer of modern times talks about his search for "the personal life that is hidden in, and below, the printed page". Holmes' books include Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage, Coleridge - Early Visions and Footsteps - "a modern masterpiece which will be seen as revolutionary a work as Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians" - Michael Holroyd.

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Sue Limb, Guy Bellamy, Simon Brett

No Joke

Hay Festival 1996, 
Writing comic novels is no laughing matter, and going straight can be even tougher. Phil Rickman negotiates the minefield of mirth with Guy Bellamy, author of The Nudists, A Village Called Sin and The Mystery of Men, whose humour usually springs from personal diaster. Simon Brett, creator of After Henry and the Charles Paris comedy thrillers who's lately been producing thrills without comedy, and Sue Limb, author of Up the Garden Path whose latest novel Passion Fruit deals with the less laughable issue of C18th slavery.

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Philippe Sands en conversación con Luis Moreno Ocampo

Querétaro 2016, 

Philippe Sands, escritor y abogado defensor de los derechos humanos, hablará sobre su última obra publicada, East West Street, On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity” (Calle Este Oeste. Sobre los orígenes del genocidio y los crímenes contra la humanidad), con el argentino Luis Moreno Ocampo, ex Fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional y también defensor de los derechos humanos, reconocido por su investigación sobre crímenes contra la humanidad y la persecución y acusación ante la Corte a quienes los cometieron.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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Novela gráfica con Ana Sainz Quesada

Cartagena 2016, 
Ana Sainz Quesada, conocida como Anapurna, trabaja diferentes disciplinas artísticas, desde el dibujo, o la pintura, hasta el grabado. Acaba de ganar el Premio Internacional de Novela Gráfica Fnac-Salamandra Graphic Graphic con su obra Chucrut.

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Andrew Green

Wales in 100 Objects

Winter Weekend 2018, 

A riveting adventure across thousands of years of Welsh history through 100 physical objects selected by Andrew Green, former National Librarian of Wales. From an iron sword dating back to first century AD Roman rule, to a Laura Ashley dress from the 1980s and Raspberry Pi, the revolutionary coding computer for children first produced in Wales.

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Adam Nicolson and Tom Hammick

The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels

Hay Festival 2019, 

The year 1797–1798 is the most famous in English poetry. Out of it came The Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as Coleridge’s unmatched hymns to friendship and fatherhood, Wordsworth’s revolutionary verses in Lyrical Ballads and the greatness of Tintern Abbey, his paean to the unity of soul and cosmos, love and understanding. Nicolson tells the story of the year that Coleridge, Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and an ever-shifting cast of friends, dependants and acolytes spent together in the Quantock Hills in Somerset. What emerges is a portrait of these great figures as young people, troubled, ambitious, dreaming of a vision of wholeness, knowing they had greatness in them but still in urgent search of the paths towards it. 

To research The Making of Poetry Adam spent a year living in the Quantocks in Somerset where Coleridge and Wordsworth had stayed towards the end of the 1790s when they were young aspiring poets dreaming of a world changed by poetry so that he could fully explore the genesis of the poems that came from that place and which were to become some of the most famous in the English language. Adam was accompanied for much of the time by the artist Tom Hammick who made woodcuts from fallen timber from the trees under which Wordsworth and Coleridge had sat with friends and family. In the second half of this event the artist joins Adam onstage to screen his woodcuts and discuss the nature and foundations of the Romantic revolution.

Chaired by Georgina Godwin.

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Dave Shelton

The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery

Hay Festival 2018, 

A great crime mystery exists at the exclusive St Rita’s girls’ boarding school – and that’s not the only odd thing about the school. New girl Daphne loves to read so she heads to the library whenever she can. Here she finds there’s no librarian but there is Emily Lime, the librarian’s assistant. The author shares the secrets of the delightful blend of schools, sleuths and books in this novel.

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Marsha Hunt & Diran Adebayo

Some Kind of Black

Hay Festival 1996, 
Why does nationality colour an author's perspective more than race? Is the SAGA Prize for Black British writers racist? SAGA Prize Founder Marsha Hunt talks to the first prize-winner Diran Adebayo author of Some Kind of Black about the Black British versus the African American experience. Hunt's Repossessing Emestine about her search for her lost grandmother is a searing story of discovery of the meaning of family and race in America.

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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2013, 

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Anthony Lane

At the Movies

Hay Festival 2003, 
Lane is the film critic of The New Yorker. In Nobody's Perfect, he writes with the refreshing frankness, 'What is the point of Demi Moore?' - about everything from Shakespeare to The Sound of Music. Are You Talking to Me? is Walsh's brilliantly observed memoir of growing up obsessed with the silver screen.

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Langlands and Bell

Hay Festival 2005, 
The artists celebrated for their analysis of the architecture of power discuss their radical work The House of Osama Bin Laden.

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Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Andrés Felipe Solano y Patricio Prón en conversación con Juan David Correa

Hablemos de literatura

Cartagena 2016, 
Los autores Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Andrés Felipe Solano y Patricio Prón conversarán sobre como se hicieron ellos lectores y después escritores, que opinan del lugar que ocupa el autor en en un mundo cada vez más sobre informado y sobre la importancia de la literatura. Moderado por Juan David Correa, escritor y director de la revista Arcadia.
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Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Andrés Felipe Solano y Patricio Prón en conversación con Juan David Correa

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Beverley Naidoo

One Story, Many Voices and Cinderella of the Nile

Hay Festival 2018, 

For thousands of years, people have been telling stories that are strikingly similar. Beverley introduces Cinderella of the Nile, a 2,000-year-old Greek version of the familiar folk tale that includes the great storyteller Aesop. Drawing from the stories of her own childhood, she will discuss different Cinderella versions and how stories cross boundaries, making new tales out of the old.

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Bernard Cornwell talks to Andy Allan

Sharpe's Tiger

Hay Festival 1997, 
The award-winning Sharpe television films, starring Sean Bean, based on Cornwell's best-selling nonels have captured a devouted following. We are delighted to launch the long-awaited prequel to Cornwell's best-selling Peninsular War books, which tells of Private Richard Sharpe's soldering life in early nineteenth-century India. The author talks about his hero and the meticulous research and attention to detail that anchor his novels.

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Ana Sainz Quesada, Amalia Andrade y José Javier Olivares en conversación con Leonardo Tarifeño

Literatura gráfica.

Cartagena 2016, 
Ana Sainz Quesada, conocida como Anapurna, es una ilustradora española cuya serie Intimidades fue expuesta en la Academia de Bellas Artes de Karlsruhe, Alemania. Su obra Chucrut ha ganado el Premio Internacional de Novela Gráfica Fnac-Salamandra Graphic. La colombiana Amalia Andrade es periodista, escritora e ilustradora y autora de Uno siempre cambia al amor de su vida [por otro amor o por otra vida], un libro interactivo sobre el desamor lleno de dibujos, textos y consejos. El ilustrador y dibujante de historietas José Javier Olivares es autor del libro Las Meninas, galardonado con el
Premio a la Mejor Obra de Autor Español publicada en España en 2014 y con el Premio Nacional del Cómic 2015. Conversarán con el periodista Leonardo Tarifeño, autor del libro Extranjero siempre. Crónicas nómadas.

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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.

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Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)

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Tiffany Murray, Diana Evans, Audrey Niffenegger

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Edinburgh Book Festival Director Catherine Lockerbie hosts this fiction discussion with the authors of the comic debut Happy Accidents, the great Neasden novel 26A, and the contemporary classic The Time Traveller's Wife.

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Roy Noble talks to Carolyn Hitt

Down the Road and Round the Bend

Hay Festival 2018, 

Roy Noble is a Welsh legend – a consummate broadcaster, mischievous raconteur and collector of tales. His new book, launched today, is a glorious weft of fact, fiction and fancy – always moving and hilarious, elegantly told and often true. Pull up a chair…

Roy Noble talks to Carolyn Hitt

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Moisés Naím en conversación con Ricardo Ávila

Cartagena 2016, 
Moisés Naím es un economista, escritor y columnista venezolano, autor de numerosos artículos académicos y más de diez libros sobre economía y política internacional. Tanto el Financial Times como The Washington Post seleccionaron su trabajo más reciente, El fin del poder, como uno de los mejores libros del año 2013. En 2011 recibió el Premio Ortega y Gasset,
el galardón más prestigioso del periodismo español.
Además, es fundador y presidente del Grupo de los Cincuenta (G50) y miembro de los directorios de Population Action International, National Endowment for Democracy y Open Society Foundations.
Lo entrevista el director del diario Portafolio, Ricardo Ávila.