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Deirdre Kinahan

Halcyon Days

Kells 2015, 

Award-winning Meath-based playwright Deirdre Kinahan talks about her work, with a reading of her tender and funny hit play Halcyon Days (Irish Times Best New Play, Edinburgh Fringe First) with celebrated Abbey actors Maura Hastings and Des Cave, directed by David Horan.

Deirdre Kinahan

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Presentación de Granta en Español

Xalapa 2012, 
Granta en español 13, dedicado en parte a determinada literatura mexicana, se presenta con las lecturas de Valeria Luiselli, Jeanette Winterson, Álvaro Uribe, Guadalupe Nettel y Mario Bellatin. El número incluye una “Autobiografía” y otro “Manifi esto infrarrealista”, inéditos de Roberto Bolaño, además de colaboraciones de Hugo Hiriart, Richard Ford, Verónica Murguía y James Lasdun, entre muchos otros.

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Peter de la Billière talks to Hugh Purcell

Supreme Courage

Hay Festival 2005, 
The General tells tales of Victoria Cross Heroes.

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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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Louis De Bernieres, Jo Shapcott, Peter Porter

A Very British Literature

Hay Festival 1996, 
Three stars of the British Council's New Writing anthology read and discuss the Britishness of contemporary fiction and poetry. De Berniere's latest novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin "is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh" - A.S. Byatt. "Shapcott is a voice that grabs. In all her work, she transforms the extraordinary into the immediately plausible . . . whatever her province her concern remains for the chaotically unaccountable in humanity" - TLS. Porter, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Poetry is the editor of the antholgy.
Chaired by BBC's Gill Manley.

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Daniel Divinsky en conversación con Daniel Samper Pizano

50 años con Mafalda.

Cartagena 2014, 

Daniel Divinsky, editor de Quino, y Daniel Samper Pizano, gran amante de las historietas de Mafalda, celebran con esta conversación el 50 aniversario de la niña más irreverente de la literatura en español. 

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Por la ruta del esclavo en Cartagena de Indias. Conversación entre Claudia Mosquera Rosero-Labbé y Alberto Abello Vives

Cartagena 2017, 
Los sitios de memoria de la esclavitud en Cartagena se hacen visibles para mayor apropiación social y reconocimiento de los aportes de los africanos esclavizados a la cultura del Caribe ahora que esta ciudad se suma a la agenda internacional de la Ruta del Esclavo, liderada por la Unesco. Conversarán sobre esta iniciativa Claudia Mosquera-Rosero Labbé (Colombia), investigadora experta en estudios sociales y de raza, docente en el Departamento de Trabajo Social de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia y coordinadora en este país del proyecto Ruta del Esclavo; y Alberto Abello Vives (Colombia), experto en estudios del Caribe, investigador, académico, gestor y activista cultural, y autor de varios libros y ensayos.

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Lara Prior-Palmer talks to Corisande Albert

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Wildest Horse Race

Hay Festival 2019, 

The Mongol Derby is the world’s toughest horse race. A feat of endurance across the vast Mongolian plains once traversed by the people of Genghis Khan, competitors ride twenty-five horses across a distance of 1,000 km. In 2013 Lara Prior-Palmer – nineteen, underprepared but seeking the great unknown – decided to enter the race. Driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness and a lifelong love of horses, she raced for seven days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she found she had nothing to lose, and tore through the field with her motley crew of horses. In one of the Derby’s most unexpected results, she became the youngest-ever champion and the first woman to win the race.

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Heiða Ásgeirsdóttir and Steinunn Sigurðardóttir

Heiða: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World

Hay Festival 2019, 

Heiða is a solitary farmer with a flock of 500 sheep in a remorseless area bordering Iceland’s highlands. It’s known as the End of the World. One of her nearest neighbours is Iceland’s most notorious volcano, Katla, which has periodically driven away the inhabitants of Ljótarstaðir ever since people first started farming there in the 12th century. This portrait of Heiða written with wit and humour by one of Iceland’s most acclaimed novelists, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, tells a heroic tale of a charismatic young woman who at twenty-three walked away from a career as a model in New York to take over the family farm.

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Un viaje a la Antártida. Un científico en el continente olvidado.

Sergio Rossi

Cartagena 2015, 
Tras haber participado en tres campañas de investigación polar, el biólogo Sergio Rossi hablará sobre cuestiones fundamentales relacionadas con la Antártida: la supervivencia en un clima tan extremo, la formación del agujero en la capa de ozono, los efectos del cambio climático, el deterioro ecológico que generan las bases permanentes allí instaladas, la posibilidad (y los peligros) de explotar económicamente sus inmensas riquezas y por qué una recóndita masa de hielo en el confín más alejado del planeta es esencial para nuestro futuro como especie. 
Evento patrocinado por Tito Pabón

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Martin Gilbert

Jerusalem

Hay Festival 1996, 
Churchill's biographer, who was knighted in 1995 "for services to British history and international relations" celebrates the 3000th anniversary of the Holy City. Gilbert talks about the proliferation of religious, intellectual, social and cultural activity, the heady mix of the divine and the secular, at the axis and front line of Christianity, Judasim and Islam.

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Robert Lacey

Millennium, The Year 1000

Hay Festival 2000, 
Mystery and magicians, monks, warriors and wandering merchants- people who feared an apocolypse and people who had no idea what year is was or what lay beyond the nearest valley. People felt they walked hand-in-hand with God, and envisaged him so literally that even Christians were sometimes buried with supplies for the journey to the new life in heaven.

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History of the Graphic Novel

Dhaka 2013, 
With Rimi Chatterjee.

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Nicola Davies

The First Book of the Sea

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the author of The First Book of Nature and The First Book of Animals as she introduces a collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. Feel what it is like to swim with dolphins and flying fish, pore over rock-pools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins. With exquisite watercolour illustrations from Emily Sutton, the book captures the excitement of a child's first glimpse of the sea, the majesty of ancient trading ships and the wonder of the humpback whale.

6+

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Arnoldo Kraus y Alberto Barrera Tyszka en conversación con Sergio Dahbar

Enfermedad y lenguaje.

Cartagena 2016, 
La literatura como medio de expresión de la enfermedad, el dolor o la muerte. Arnoldo Kraus, médico miembro del Colegio de Bioética, es autor de textos indispensables en el debate sobre la bioética, entre otros, Decir adiós, decirse adiós, Dolor de uno, dolor de todos y Recordar a los difuntos. El escritor Alberto Barrera Tyszka ha sido Premio Tusquets con la novela Patria o muerte y Premio Herralde con La enfermedad. Modera la charla Sergio Dahbar, periodista, creador de la revista El librero y editor de los sellos La hoja del Norte y Dahbar.

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El exilio, las migraciones y los desplazamientos. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden y Nicole Lapierre en conversación con Camille Louis

Cartagena 2017, 
La historia de las civilizaciones y de los seres humanos puede ser también leída como una historia de migración, de migrantes y de las circunstancias que llevan a que las personas abandonen su lugar de origen. Dos expertas en la materia conversan con Camille Louis sobre los fenómenos migratorios (voluntarios, forzados, temporales), y sus causas y consecuencias. Con Catherine Wihtol de Wenden (Francia), politóloga e investigadora en el Centro Nacional para la Investigación Científica (CNRS); y Nicole Lapierre (Francia), socióloga, antropóloga y directora emérita del CNRS.
El exilio, las migraciones y los desplazamientos. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden y Nicole Lapierre en conversación con Camille Louis

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Sergio Cabrera y Wendy Guerra en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Del libro al largometraje

Cartagena 2015, 
Su novela Todos se van habla de la vida en Cuba en los años 70 y 80 a través de la experiencia de una niña y su paso por la infancia y la adolescencia. Este libro ha sido llevado a la gran pantalla en 2014 de la mano del director de cine y televisión colombiano Sergio Cabrera. 
Evento patrocinado por Cinecolombia

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Roy Strong

The Story of Britain

Hay Festival 1999, 
How should our history be written? The Historian andndiarist introduces his elegant and highly entertaining version of these island's past.

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Charles Williams

Pétain

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Biographer introduces his life of the French military hero and national leader.

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Penny Vincenzi

Hay Festival 2000, 
A rare opportunity to meet the multi-million-selling superstar storyteller who talks about her work and her new novel of marital infidelity Almost a Crime.

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Lucy Cooke and Mark Miodownik

The Royal Society Platform 2: Natural World Wonders

Hay Festival 2019, 

We profile two more extraordinary books shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize: Lucy Cooke’s The Unexpected Truth about Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife and Mark Miodownik’s Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives. In conversation with Roger Highfield of the Science Museum.

 

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David Nicholls talks to Damian Barr

Fictions: Sweet Sorrow – A Preview

Hay Festival 2019, 

A special opportunity to hear the author of One Day, Us and Starter for Ten introduce his new novel Sweet Sorrow, which will be published later this summer.

David Nicholls talks to Damian Barr

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Jeanette Winterson

Christmas Stories

Winter Weekend 2018, 

There is frost and icicles, mistletoe and sledges. There’s a cat and a dog and a solid silver frog. There’s a Christmas cracker with a surprising gift inside. There’s a haunted house and a SnowMama. The novelist weaves some Yuletide wonder as she reads three enchanting Christmas stories.

Suitable for families
Jeanette Winterson

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Lord Paul Boateng in conversation with Neil Pearson

The Book Aid International Platform

Hay Festival 2019, 

The UK’s first black Cabinet minister discusses how books have influenced him. From reading donated books in sub-Saharan Africa’s first children’s library to working for the development of Africa at government level, Lord Boateng will share his unique perspective on how books can shape people, communities and countries’ futures. Chaired by bibliophile and actor, star of Bridget Jones, Drop the Dead Donkey and Between the Lines Neil Pearson.

Book Aid International is the UK’s leading international book donation and library development charity. Our vision is a world where everyone has access to the books that will enrich, improve and change their lives.

Lord Paul Boateng in conversation with Neil Pearson

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Jon Snow

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Channel 4 News anchor and author of Shooting History discusses broadcast news, conflict and the new world disorder with Peter Florence.