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Jonathan Freedland

The Columnist

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Policy Editor analyses the day's papers and the role and art of the columnist. What is it they do exactly? And why are there so many?

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Miffy 1

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

(Age 3-5)

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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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Penelope Wilson

Sacred Signs: Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt

Hay Festival 2003, 
Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerfull force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years, used as monumental art, as a means of identifying Egyptian-ness and for rarified communication with the gods. Wilson explores the cultural significance of the script.

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Yuval Noah Harari y Ha-Joon Chang en conversación con Alan Yentob

Cartagena 2016, 
El historiador israelí Yuval Noah Harari, que está especializado en historia medieval e historia militar, es autor del bestseller De animales a dioses. Una breve historia de la humanidad. Ha publicado numerosos libros y artículos que le han valido, entre otros premios, el Polonsky de Creatividad y Originalidad en dos ocasiones. Por su parte, Ha-Joon Chang es un avalado www.hayfestival.org/cartagena • 2 5 Sábado 30 de enero | 2016 especialista en economía del desarrollo y profesor en la Universidad de Cambridge. En 2005 obtuvo el premio Wassily Leontief por extender las fronteras del pensamiento económico. Entre otros libros es autor de 23 cosas que no te cuenta el capitalismo. Conversarán con el periodista británico Alan Yentob sobre qué es lo que hace que las sociedades funcionen.

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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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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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Nell Leyshon y Jay Griffiths en conversación con Jacobo Celnik

Cartagena 2016, 
Nell Leyshon, candidata al premio Orange de ficción, es una novelista y dramaturga inglesa conocida en el mundo hispano por su celebrado libro Del color de la leche, una historia que recrea con belleza trágica un microcosmos apabullante. Ha sido la primera mujer en escribir una obra (Bedlam) para el Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre y su próximo libro en español será Memorias de un carterista. Jay Griffiths, Hay Festival International Fellow, es una autora británica, columnista de la
revista Orion. Su libro Wild: An Elemental Journey ganó el primer Orion Book Award y fue finalista del premio Orwell y el World Book Day Award. Su libro más reciente es Savage Grace. A Journey in Wildness, una suerte de libro de viajes sobre la relación entre las distintas sociedades, lo salvaje y la naturaleza. En conversación con Jacobo Celnik.

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Keith Waterhouse talks to Brenda Maddox

Hay Festival 1997, 
The novelist and columnist discusses his second volume of autobiography Streets Ahead which traces his path from the hot metal of Fleet Street in the 50's, to London's Theatreland as part of the 'new wave' with Billy Liar, from Shaftsbury Avenue to Broadway and Sunset Boulevard. "A glorious torrent of yarns by a master of the genre" - The Sunday Times

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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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Georgi Gospodinov

THE PHYSICS OF SORROW

Segovia 2018, 

With his second novel, The Physics of Sorrow, the Bulgarian writer has dazzled the most demanding international critics. The New York Times described it as "A quirky, compulsively readable book that deftly hints at the emptiness and sadness at its core". Gopodinov is also a poet and a playwright. A finalist for both the Strega Europeo and Gregor von Rezzori awards (and winner of every Bulgarian honor possible), The Physics of Sorrow reaffirms Georgi Gospodinov's place as one of Europe's most inventive and daring writers. He talks with Pablo Mazo

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Misha Glenny, Bronwen Maddox

The Balkans

Hay Festival 2000, 
Glenny introduces a survey of Balkan history since 1804 that provides the context for the events of the 1990s explored in his earlier book The Fall of Yugoslavia. Chaired by the foreign editor of The Times.

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Orly Castel-Bloom and Jonathan Coe talk to Linda Grant

Hay Festival 2004, 
The leading Israeli satirist, author of Human Parts and the Wodehouse Prize-winning author of What a Carve Up and The Rotters' Club in conversation with the Orange Prize-winning novelist about the strategic deployment of heavy ridicule.

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Mohamed Keshavjee

The Ronald Higgins Memorial Lecture: Mediation and Restorative Justice

Hay Festival 2018, 

Keshavjee will explore the ideas of internationalism and engagement mapped in Higgins' visionary world affairs books The Seventh Enemy and Plotting Peace: The Owls Reply to the Hawks. The distinguished academic received the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award for his work in conflict resolution. Patrick Pietroni will pay tribute to Ronald Higgins who died in December. Chaired by Felicity Bryan.

Mohamed Keshavjee

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Jody Williams en conversación con Ivonne Melgar

Xalapa 2013, 
Activista, héroe y ganadora del Premio Nobel de la Paz en 1997 por su campaña internacional para la prohibición de las minas antipersona, Jody Williams (Estados Unidos) es además una de las fundadoras de la Nobel Women’s Initiative don-de, junto con otras mujeres galardonadas con el Nobel, apoya y da difusión al trabajo de mujeres que luchan por la paz y la justicia por todo el mundo. Jody acaba de publicar una autobiografía, My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize. En conversación con Ivonne Melgar.

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La igualdad necesaria. Hourya Bentouhami, Christine Détrez y Cynthia Fleury-Perkins en conversación con Javier Ortiz Cassiani

Cartagena 2017, 
Muchos países cuentan con legislaciones que, en concordancia con la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos, incluyen el derecho de las personas a ser tratadas jurídica y socialmente de igual forma. Sin embargo, en la práctica, es necesario crear legislaciones y políticas específicas que permitan el desarrollo de las personas en un contexto de paz e igualdad de condiciones, independientemente de sus preferencias sexuales, género, raza, religión o nivel socioeconómico. Nuestras invitadas Hourya Bentouhami (Francia), filósofa y docente de filosofía política en la Universidad de Toulouse – Le Mirail; Christine Détrez (Francia), escritora, socióloga y profesora en la Escuela Normal Superior de Lyon; y Cynthia Fleury-Perkins (Francia) filósofa y psicoanalista, conversan con Javier Ortiz Cassiani sobre el largo camino hacia la igualdad de derechos.

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Esther Freud, MArtha McPhee, Julie Myerson

Hay Festival 1997, 
Hideous Kinky and Peerless Flats established Freud as one of the most acute and perceptive writers about family and youth of her generation. She introduces her new novel Gaglow in which a daughter and father revisit their troubled family past through the recovery of the ancestral German Estate. Bright Angel Time is the glittering debut of American novelist Martha McPhee - a beautiful tale of a family on the road, broken and reformed and growing up. Myerson reads from The Touch - "Her sentances are so funny and spare.. the images and observations leave lasting physical impressions on your nerves" - The Independent.

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Another Evening With Ned Sherrin

By Popular Demand

Hay Festival 1997, 
A glorious anthology of wit and more tall tales from the great raconteur, broadcaster, director and compiler of Theatrical Anecdotes.

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Theodore Zeldin

An Intimate History Of Humanity

Hay Festival 1998, 
Theodore Zeldin has been called a "prophet of the 21st Century". His history - of fear, compassion, ambition, loneliness, respect, stress, friendship, eating, talking, desparing - shows what options still remain untried.

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Anita Roddick talks to Michael Buerk

Greenwash?

Hay Festival 2004, 
The iconic environmental champion and founder of The Body Shop discusses corporate responsibility and ethics with the Moral Maze presenter and journalist.

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¿Existe la literatura peruana? Habla la selección peruana

Arequipa 2015, 

El escritor y docente Ricardo Sumalavia hará de moderador en esta conversación sobre el panorama social peruano. Intervienen Jeremías Gamboa, escritor y periodista autor de Contarlo todo, novela ganadora del premio Tigre Juan de España en 2014; Sergio Galarza, premio Nuevo Talento FNAC y autor de La librería quemada; Claudia Ulloa Donoso, escritora de Séptima madrugada; Gabriela Wiener, escritora, poeta y periodista cuya última publicación lleva por título Llamada perdida; Pedro Llosa Vélez, autor de varios libros de cuentos, entre los que se encuentran Las visitaciones; y Jorge Alejandro Vargas Prado, autor de T'ikray.

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John Humphrys

Lost for Words

Hay Festival 2005, 
Today Programme inquisitor examines the use and abuse of the English language eviscerating cliché, jargon and bullshit

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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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Margaret J Snowling

Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

Hay Festival 2019, 

The contemporary view of dyslexia has emerged from a century of research in medicine, psychology and, more recently, neuroscience. Considering the potential causes of dyslexia, and looking at both genetic and environment factors, Professor Snowling shows how cross-linguistic studies have documented the prevalence of dyslexia in different languages. Discussing the various brain scanning techniques that have been used to find out if the brains of people with dyslexia differ in structure or function from those of typical readers, Snowling moves on to weigh up various strategies and interventions which can help people living with dyslexia today. Chaired by Stephanie Boland of Prospect magazine.

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Tony Parsons

Hay Festival 2004, 
The blockbusting champion of masculinism and author of Mand and Boy, Man and Wife, and One for my Baby discusses his career and his new novel The Family Way.