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Kevin Crossley Holland, Beverley Naidoo, Will Hill, A. F. Harrold

Missing out on medals

Hay Festival 2018, 

Previous CILIP Carnegie medal winners Kevin Crossley Holland and Beverley Naidoo join two authors who have been longlisted and shortlisted for the 2018 for a look at some of the classic titles which missed out on the coveted medal. Chaired by Claire Armitstead.

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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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Fernando Aramburu en conversación con Héctor Abad Faciolince

Cartagena 2017, 
El escritor español Fernando Aramburu es además docente universitario y reside en Alemania desde hace más de veinte años. Autor de tres libros de relatos y de varias novelas (entre ellas Años lentos, Premio Tusquets de Novela 2011), su último trabajo es Patria, una novela que habla del conflicto terrorista vasco y la posibilidad (o no) del olvido y el perdón. Una historia bellamente compleja y llena de preguntas sobre las relaciones humanas sobre la que conversará con Héctor Abad Faciolince.
Fernando Aramburu en conversación con Héctor Abad Faciolince

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Nigel Planner, Emily Perkins, Jonathan Myerson

The First Novel

Hay Festival 1998, 
Three writers of great distinction and differing writing experience have just published their first novels. The actor Nigel Planner has published poetry, the non-fiction best-seller A Good Enough Dad and the brilliant satire I, Actor. His debut novel is The Right Man. Emily Perkins won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for her short story collection Not Her Real Name. Her novel Leave Before You Go is set in her native New Zealand. The screenwriter Jonathan Myerson's novel is Noise. They talk to Terence Blacker

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Jeremy Deller talks to Tim Marlow

The Tate etc. Magazine Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Turner Prize-winner talks about his work with music, folk, culture and performance.

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10 años de historias. Premiación del Concurso Nacional de Cuento RCN Ministerio de Educación Nacional

Cartagena 2017, 
Los 25 ganadores del décimo Concurso Nacional de Cuento hablarán sobre sus experiencias en torno a la escritura creativa, sus historias y fuentes de inspiración. Durante 10 años el Concurso Nacional de Cuento ha recibido alrededor de 300.000 cuentos de todos los rincones del país, convirtiéndose no solo en una gran movilización de estudiantes alrededor de la escritura y la lectura, sino en la casa de una nueva generación de escritores.

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Fiona de Londras and Máiréad Enright

Ireland’s Referendum on Abortion: A Time for Change?

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Irish Referendum on abortion will take place on 25 May 2018. Since 1983 an estimated 170,000 Irish women have travelled to the UK to terminate their pregnancies, incurring high costs, logistical difficulties and emotional strain. Another 2,000 women a year end pregnancies by taking the abortion pill, illegally obtained online. Whatever the result of the referendum, the impact on Ireland’s society will be huge. Professor de Londras’ research concerns constitutionalism, human rights and transnationalism. Máiréad Enright researches in feminist legal studies and religion.

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Frank and Andrew St George

Sex-Change Bishop in Mercy Dash to Palace

Hay Festival 1997, 
The linguist and his son, the brilliant young historian and biographer, look at style and lifestyle in English writing from Shakespeare to The Sun. They will be offering tips from their new book Clear English and advice on family collaborations...

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Miffy 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Join Storyteller Liz Fost and the white bunny herself to celebrate her 50th birthday.

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David Hare

Hay Festival 1998, 
The playwright and screenwriter discusses his current West End plays Amy's View and the Judas Kiss with Peter Florence.

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Cees Nooteboom en conversación con Xavi Ayén

Querétaro 2016, 

Cees Nooteboom es probablemente el autor neerlandés más conocido internacionalmente. Poeta, escritor y periodista, Cees es autor de una extensa obra poética y de trabajos tan celebrados como El desvío a Santiago, considerado una obra maestra de la literatura de viajes, donde narra veinte años de viajes por España. Hablará sobre sus obras y en particular sobre sus últimos libros publicados, El Bosco y Viajes por Latinoamérica. En conversación con Xavi Ayén.

Cees Nooteboom en conversación con Xavi Ayén

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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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Juana María Garza y William Navarrete

Cuento y contracuento: La espía / Adiós a Cleopatra

Xalapa 2013, 
Lecturas dramatizadas con Juana María Garza y William Navarrete; trauma, nostalgia, memoria, amor y desconfianza se entremezclan en dos historias donde se cuestionan el exilio y el in-xilio cubano. 

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Frank Delaney

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Irish broadcaster and novelist introduces his book A Stranger in Their Midst - "With its drama verging on the operatic, as the community lights up in the name of progress, it is plunged ever deeper into moral darkness. Fantastic stuff. I can't help feeling that if Verdi were around today, he and Delaney would make a great team" - Independent

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Ron Oxburgh and David king

Greenpeace Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
Climate change and fossil fuels explored by the Chairman of Shell and the Government's top scientist. Chaired by Stephen Tindale, CEO of Greenpeace

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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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Helen Moore and Jane Davidson

The 2018 INSPIRE/ASLE-UKI Lecture: Is Love the Answer? Personal and Planetary Wellbeing Through the Lens of Poetry

Hay Festival 2018, 

Helen Moore is an eco-poet based in north-east Scotland. She has published two poetry collections, Hedge Fund, and Other Living Margins and ECOZOA. A third collection, The Mother Country, is due in 2019. Chaired by Jane Davidson, director of the award-winning INSPIRE at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

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Anthony Wall

Bacon and Burroughs

Hay Festival 2003, 
Q & A with Anthony Wall, Arena editor who shows the world premiere of a filmed conversation between Francis Bacon and William Burroughs, author of The Naked Lunch.

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El arte de escribir cuentos. Laura Restrepo, Gonzalo Mallarino Flórez, Juan Álvarez y Roger Mello en conversación con Jorge Espinosa

Cartagena 2017, 
Cinco narradores, jurados del Concurso Nacional de Cuento 2016 RCN Ministerio de Educación, conversan con Jorge Espinosa sobre el complejo y subjetivo universo del escritor. ¿Cómo se debe contar una historia? ¿De dónde procede la inspiración? Con Juan Álvarez (Colombia), Gonzalo Mallarino Flórez (Colombia), Roger Mello (Brasil) y Laura Restrepo (Colombia).

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Peter Whybrow

American Mania

Hay Festival 2005, 
Whybrow sees an affluance in America that far outstrips need and rampant greed spawning the addictions of consumer culture: food, money and technology, and calls for collective action in refocusing the pursuit of happiness.

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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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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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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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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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Beryl Bainbridge

Hay Festival 1997, 
The Whitbread Award winner reads from her Titanic novel Every Man For Himself.