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Dawn Brooker, Richard Cheston, Jeremy Hughes, Keith Oliver and Tracey Williamson

Dementia: The Biggest Health Challenge of the 21st Century - University of Worcester

Hay Festival 2019, 

With a rapidly ageing world population, dementia is now seen by many as the biggest health challenge facing the planet. Most families now have first-hand experience of dementia. The panel considers the current state of care and how to address some of the challenges of the future. Tracey Williamson is Dementia Carers Count Professor of Family Care. Dawn Brooker is Director of the Association for Dementia Studies. Jeremy Hughes is Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society. Keith Oliver is an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador and Richard Cheston is Professor of Mental Health Research, University of the West of England.

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Alicia Stallings

Hesiod’s Works and Days

Hay Festival 2018, 

The award-winning American poet introduces her translation of one of the great classical texts. Hesiod was the first self-styled ‘poet’ in Western literature, revered by the ancient Greeks. Ostensibly written to chide and educate his lazy brother, Works and Days tells the story of Pandora’s jar and humanity’s place in a fallen world. Blending the cosmic and the earthy, and mixing myth, lyrical description, personal asides, astronomy, proverbs and down-to-earth advice on rural tasks and rituals, it is also a hymn to honest toil as man’s salvation.

Alicia Stallings

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Julianne Pachico and Sarah Hall in conversation with Ludovic Assémat

Segovia 2018, 

Translated into more than a dozen languages and considered one of the 20 best young writers of 2013 by Granta, Sarah Hall (The Wolf Border, Madame Zero, The Beautiful indifference, The Electric Michelangelo) is a multi-award-winning novelist. Julianne Pachico (The Lucky Ones, The Tourists) is one of the great promises of British literature. Her first novel was finalist for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award. Both share love and talent for short novels.

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Slim. Diego Enrique Osorno en conversación con Hernando Álvarez

Querétaro 2016, 

Diego Enrique Osorno, reportero y escritor mexicano, ha sido testigo y narrador de los principales conflictos de América Latina del siglo XXI. Autor del celebrado documental El alcalde, y de otros libros como La guerra de los Zetas, conversará sobre Slim. Biografía política del mexicano más rico del mundo, con el periodista de la BBC Hernando Álvarez.

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Amalia Andrade, Pedro Badrán, Jessie Burton, Julián Herbert, Deborah Levy, Hisham Matar, Luciana Savaget, Peter Stamm, Uwe Timm y Luis Urrea...

Gala del libro favorito.

Cartagena 2016, 
Los autores compartirán con el público sus libros favoritos, los que más les llenaron o llamaron la atención. O simplemente aquellos por los que siente mayor debilidad como lectores. Modera Guido Tamayo.

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Piedad Bonnett en conversación con Ramón Cote

Hablemos de poesía (1).

Cartagena 2016, 
La escritora Piedad Bonnett tiene en su haber varios libros de poesía, teatro y varias novelas. Fue ganadora del Premio Casa de América de Poesía Americana 2011 por Explicaciones no pedidas y en 2012 recibió el premio de poesía Poetas del Mundo Latino Víctor Sandoval de Aguascalientes, México, por el aporte de su obra a la lengua castellana. Acaba de publicar su nuevo libro, Poesía reunida. Conversará con el poeta, narrador, ensayista y crítico Ramón Cote, cuya última publicación es Como quien dice adiós a lo perdido.
Piedad Bonnett en conversación con Ramón Cote

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El arte de las matemáticas y las matemáticas del arte

Arequipa 2015, 
Además de catedrático de matemáticas en la Universidad de Oxford, Marcus du Sautoy es escritor y divulgador científico. Ganador del premio Berwick de la London Mathematical Society en 2001, ha publicado La música de los números primosSimetría y Los misterios de los números. Du Sautoy nos desvelará los lazos que unen las matemáticas y la creación artística así como los aspectos estéticos que subyacen en esta disciplina científica.
El arte de las matemáticas y las matemáticas del arte

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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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Michael Antoniou, Michael Meacher, Peter Melchett, Jeffrey Smith

Heart to Heart

Hay Festival 2005, 
GM food is deceptive, organic food is natural. We are delighted to welcome   to the annual organic food forum to the Festival.

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Elif Shafak talks to Rosie Goldsmith

Fictions: Life Force

Hay Festival 2019, 

Shafak’s 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World is an intensely powerful new novel from the bestselling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour. For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of a stew of spiced goat, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life.

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Cathy Cassidy

Love from Lexie

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the author of the Chocolate Box Girls series as she shares her top tips on friendship and daydreaming. Plus, hear about Love from Lexie, the first book in her heart-warming new series, The Lost and Found. Includes a fun, interactive quiz to find out which character you would be.

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Mark Shand

Hay Festival 1996, 
The author of Travels On My Elephant and now Queen of the Elephants talks about his travels and his elephants - "A ripping yarn, told with wit and affection . . . wonderfully evocative" - The Times.

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Miranda McKearney, Nicola Davies, Atinuke

Building Empathy Through Stories

Hay Festival 2018, 

The founder of EmpathyLab, a new organisation inspired by scientific research showing that reading builds our real-life empathy, discusses how to create stories that elicit empathy in readers with the two writers. There will be an opportunity to join in empathy-boosting activities, and look ahead to national Empathy Day on 12 June.

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Kamal Ahmed

The Life and Times of a Very British Man

Hay Festival 2019, 

Ahmed’s childhood was very British in every way – except for the fact that he was brown. Half English, half Sudanese, he was raised in 1970s London at a time when being mixed-race meant being told to go home, even when you were born just down the road. The memoir by the Editorial Director of BBC News makes the case for a new conversation about race in Britain through personal stories, political analysis and a passionate belief in the ultimate good of this country. He talks to Thea Lenarduzzi of the TLS.

Kamal Ahmed

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Renato Cisneros y Jeremías Gamboa en conversación con Willard Díaz

Work in progress

Arequipa 2016, 
Dos autores peruanos con gran acogida por parte de la crítica y el público conversan con Willard Díaz sobre sus próximos libros. Con Renato Cisneros, escritor y periodista, autor de La distancia que nos separa, y Jeremías Gamboa, escritor, crítico literario y autor de Contarlo todo.

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J.J. Armas Marcelo en conversación con Juan Gossaín

Cartagena 2015, 
El escritor J.J. Armas Marcelo hablará sobre su última novela, Réquiem habanero por Fidel, donde cuenta la historia de Walter Cepeda, coronel cubano retirado de la Seguridad del Estado al que su hija anuncia la muerte de Fidel Castro, una noticia que le llevará a hacer balance de su vida, éxitos y fracasos. Una novela escrita con ironía e inteligencia por el ganador del Premio Galdós 1975 y el Premio Internacional de Novela Plaza y Janés 1989.

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Liza Picard, Michael Dobson, Nicola Watson

Gloriana

Hay Festival 2003, 
Three leading historians toast the life and legacy of the great British Queen, who celebrates her 400th anniversary this year. Picard launches her book Elizabeths London. Watson and Dobson's England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy examines the building of the myths from Spenser to Blackadder.

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Mia Couto and Wayétu Moore talk to Daniel Hahn

Fictions: Imagining Africa

Hay Festival 2019, 

Couto’s novel Woman of the Ashes masterfully interweaves history with folklore and has managed to create a work of rare originality and imagination set in 19th century Mozambique. Imani, a fifteen-year-old girl, struggles with her cultural identity as she is torn between her VaChopi roots and the occupying Portuguese. The three diaspora protagonists in Moore’s dazzling magical realist debut She Would be King meet in the settlement of Monrovia. Their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them.

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Steven Pinker

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Hay Festival 2003, 
The author of How The Mind Works and The Language Instinct challenges our usual explanations of human behaviour, stated most clearly in the human sciences of psychology, ethics and politics, In an explosive argument he reasserts the role of an inherited human nature.

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Thomas Friedman

The World is Flat

Hay Festival 2005, 
A brief history of the globalized world in the twenty-first century according to the legendary New York Times columnist. Chaired by Jamie Naughtie.

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Ficciones y realidades en América Latina

Santiago Gamboa y Elsa Osorio en conversación con Ariel González

Xalapa 2012, 
Santiago Gamboa es uno de los escritores colombianos más internacionales, ha publicado ocho novelas, una colección de relatos y un libro de viajes, y su ultimo trabajo es Plegarias nocturnas. Elsa Osorio es una de las escritoras que mejor describen la realidad de su país, Argentina; ha publicado varias novelas y realizado trabajos periodísticos, su último libro es La Capitana. En conversación con la editora Valerie Miles.

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Ted Dexter talks to Frank Keating

A few words about Cricket

Hay Festival 1996, 
The former England Cricket Captain and Chairman of Selectors talks to the country's leading sports journalist Frank Keating, biographer of Graham Gooch.

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Jonathan Coe talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Fictions: Middle England

Hay Festival 2019, 

The new novel from the comic master, author of What A Carve Up!, The Rotters Club and The Closed Circle. Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change. “It was tempting to think, at times like this, that some bizarre hysteria had gripped the British people…”

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Ed Hooper

AIDS - Hand of God or Hand of Man?

Hay Festival 2000, 
The author of The River talks about his controversial, yet well supported hypothesis that the AIDS pandemic arose not through the killing and eating of chimpanzees, but through the contamination of an experimental polio vaccine tested on a million Africans in the 1950s.

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Jean Moorcroft Wilson

O What A Lovely Subject!

Hay Festival 1998, 
Biographer Jean Moorcroft Wilson examines the complex character and fascinating background of Siegfried Sassoon, the Great War poet.