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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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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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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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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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Monty and Sarah Don

The Jewel Garden

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Gardener's World presenter and Observer columnist and his wife, the architect and designer, tell the magical story of the Herefordshire garden they have built over the last decade from the ashes of a catastrophic failure. Illustrated.

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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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Charles Hewlings with Stephen Lewis, Gina Medcalf, Mali Morris RA and Naomi Van Holbutt

Randan Stables Gallery presents: Point of View 2019

Hay Festival 2019, 

Four of the award-winning contemporary painters and sculptors taking part in this intergenerational and international exhibition introduce their work, hosted by Charles Hewlings. Formerly a Welsh mountain pony stud farm, Randan Stables Gallery is a unique rural exhibition space in the heart of the Welsh Marches, six miles from Hay.

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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2013, 

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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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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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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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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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Marek Kohn talks to Daniel Hahn

Four Words for Friend

Hay Festival 2019, 

In a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it’s easy to assume that the need to use more than one language will diminish. Kohn argues that plural language use is more important than ever. It helps us to understand ourselves and others better, to live together better, and to make the most of our various cultures. Kohn explores how people acquire languages; how they lose them; how different languages may affect people’s perceptions, their senses of self, and their relationships with each other; and how to resolve the fundamental contradiction of languages – that they exist as much to prevent communication as to make it happen.

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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.

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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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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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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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Peter & Christopher Hitchens

Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above [118], below [129], [133], [143].

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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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Adrian Weller

Cambridge Series 9: Where AI Meets Ethics

Hay Festival 2019, 

Adrian Weller is Programme Director for AI at The Alan Turing Institute, where he is also a Turing Fellow. In addition he is a senior research fellow in machine learning at the University of Cambridge, and at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence where he leads work on Trust and Transparency. He serves on the board of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. Here he examines the implications of machine learning and artificial intelligence for society and the importance of ethics, trust and transparency.

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Jon Lee Anderson en conversación con Jaime Abello Banfi

Cartagena 2016, 

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Robert Newman

Hay Festival 1999, 
Greig's protagonist in When They Lay Bare is an unknown woman who overturns the closed society and family to which she returns.

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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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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)