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Vivian Abenshushan, Eduardo Halfon y Luisa Valenzuela en conversación con Yael Weiss

Autores con cuento.

Xalapa 2013, 
Tres autores invitados al festival, expertos cuentistas, conversan sobre su trabajo literario. Con Vivian Abenshushan (México), Eduardo Halfon (Guatemala) y Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina) en conversación con Yael Weiss.

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Mosley

Hay Festival 1998, 
Laurence Marks analysis his controversial C4 television film about the Fascist Leader Oswald Mosley with the politician's son, the distinguished novelist Nicholas Mosley, on whose work the series was based. Marks' television credits, who along with Maurice Gran, include Shine On Harvey Moon, Birds of a Feather, Goodnight Sweetheart and The New Statesman. They talk to Tom Rosenthal.

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Periodismo en la era de la posverdad. Alejandro Santos Rubino, Juanita León y Ramón Pérez-Maura en conversación con Hernando Álvarez

Cartagena 2017, 
El año 2016 ha sido extraordinario por la sucesión de acontecimientos políticos y sociales, en los que han tenido mucha importancia las campañas en prensa y el manejo extremadamente subjetivo de la información dada por los medios. Se habla del concepto de la posverdad, en la cual la veracidad de la información no importa, importa más cómo y por quién es presentada. Dos periodistas, Alejandro Santos (Semana) Ramón Pérez-Maura (ABC) Juanita León (La Silla vacia) conversa con Hernando Álvarez, director de BBC mundo sobre las implicaciones éticas y profesionales de este periodismo que se aleja de informar con los hechos.

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Chris Riddell

Goth Girl and Ottoline

Hay Festival 2019, 

The former Children’s Laureate, highly-acclaimed illustrator, political cartoonist and bestselling children’s author of many brilliant books including the award-winning Goth Girl and Ottoline series will talk about his love of drawing. Chris will also lead a Q&A session where he will draw his answers live in front of the audience.

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Jane Jelley

Traces of Vermeer

Hay Festival 2019, 

Johannes Vermeer’s luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world. We see sunlit spaces, the glimmer of satin, silver and linen; we see the softness of a hand on a lute string or letter. We recognise the distilled impression of a moment of time and we feel it to be real, yet we do not understand how the paintings were made. The few traces Vermeer has left behind tell us little: there are no letters or diaries, and no reports of him at work. Jelley has taken a new path in this detective story. A painter herself, she has worked with the materials of his time: the cochineal insect and lapis lazuli; the sheep bones, soot, earth and rust. She investigates old secrets and hears travellers’ tales. Her research allows us to unlock the studio door, and catch a glimpse of Vermeer inside, painting light.

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Antony Beevor in conversation with Jesús García Calero

Revisiting the Battle of Arnhem

Segovia 2018, 

Renowned as one of the most important World War II historians, Beevor desmonstrates his narrative skills as he relives the truth of what happened in the Battle of Arnhem. Based on original documentation, used here for the first time, Beevor reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem, the last German victory. Beevor talks with Jesús García Calero, Chief editor of Culture in ABC daily, about the first-hand accounts from the soldiers and the diaries detailing the suffering of the inhabitants that have reshaped the vision of this battle.

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Claudia Piñeiro en conversación con Irma Gallo

Querétaro 2016, 

Claudia Piñeiro (Argentina) es una escritora, guionista, dramaturga y contadora de Buenos Aires. Sus obras han sido traducidas a varios idiomas y también ha sido realizadora de vestuario de varias piezas. Charlará con la periodista Irma Gallo sobre su última obra publicada, Una suerte pequeña (2015), en donde narra la historia de una mujer que regresa a su Argentina natal tras veinte años viviendo fuera.

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Jonathan Freedland, Clive James, Michael Ignatieff, Nick Broomfield, Linda Grant

Fact and Fiction

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Guardian policy editor hosts this discussion about how truths are told in stories. What happens when the imagination is continually outstripped by reality? How can novelists and playwrights keep up when current events repeatdly generate more drama, tragedy and absurdity than any writer could dream up?

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Isabel Losada talks to Rosie Boycott

Sensation

Winter Weekend 2017, 

The author brings her unique blend of humour, curiosity and honesty to the still-taboo subject of sexuality and pleasure in her runaway best-seller. This is a brave, funny and often vulnerable quest to find out how we can make our sex lives better. “I want to learn this stuff” – Russell Brand.

Isabel Losada talks to Rosie Boycott

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Ben Goldfarb talks to Andy Fryers

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

Hay Festival 2019, 

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of ‘Beaver Believers’ – including scientists, ranchers and passionate citizens – recognises that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish Highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Ben Goldfarb is an environmental journalist and Eager has won the 2019 Pen/EO Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing.

Ben Goldfarb talks to Andy Fryers

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David Rose, Joshua Rozenberg

Whose Law is it Anyway?

Hay Festival 1997, 
An examination of the crises in the British legal system and the conflict between government and judiciary chaired by the law historian Andrew St George. Rozenberg is the BBC's Legal Correspondent and the author of Trial of Strength. Rose's book In the Name of the Law is a brilliant analysis of the currant situation and proposes radical reform for the whole system.

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Phil Rickman

Fictions: Friends of the Dusk

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Following the recent three-part ITV series starring Anna Maxwell Martin in Midwinter of the Spirit, find out about the latest Merrily Watkins mystery. When autumn storms blast Hereford, centuries-old human bones are found among the roots of a tree blown down on the city's Castle Green. But why have they been stolen? Chaired by Andy Fryers.

Phil Rickman

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Breyten Breytenbach

The Memory of Birds in Times of Revolution

Hay Festival 1996, 
An up to the minute portrait of the New South Africa by its most authoritative writer, who'll speak of blackness, language, art, landscape, freedom and nationhood. "No white South African writer has penetrated as deeply into his own country as Breytenbach - and none has been as successful in the flowering of his art in exile" - Donald Woods.

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Giles Milton

D-Day: The Soldiers’ Story

Hay Festival 2019, 

Almost seventy-five years have passed since D-Day, the day of the greatest seaborne invasion in history. The outcome of the Second World War hung in the balance on that chill June morning. If Allied forces succeeded in gaining a foothold in northern France, the road to victory would be open. But if the Allies could be driven back into the sea, the invasion would be stalled for years, perhaps forever. An epic battle involved 156,000 men, 7,000 ships and 20,000 armoured vehicles. The desperate struggle that unfolded on 6 June 1944 was, above all, a story of individual heroics – of men who were driven to keep fighting until the German defences were smashed and the precarious beachheads secured. Their authentic human story – Allied, German, French – has never fully been told until now.

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Lauren Child in conversation with Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Hubert Horatio

Hay Festival 2019, 

UK Waterstones Children’s Laureate Lauren Child explores the magic of illustration and writing and the importance of daydreaming, and introduces her latest books How to Raise your Grown Ups – Hubert Horatio and Mary Poppins: Illustrated Gift Edition.

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Jonathan Jones

Sensations: The Story of British Art from Hogarth to Banksy

Hay Festival 2019, 

Sensations presents a radically new story of British art. It connects the artists of today with British culture more than three hundred years ago as it finds an unexpected thread that links William Hogarth and Tracey Emin, Thomas Gainsborough and Lucian Freud. What they share is an eye for the real world. I hope this book will change how you see Britain, and its art” – Jonathan Jones.

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Fictions

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein, Florence Noiville and Peter Pannke talk with Arunava Sinha, about different genres, places, lauguages, and celebrating the diversity of fiction.

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General Sir Michael Rose

Fighting For Peace

Hay Festival 1999, 
The former Commander of the UN protection force in Bosnia talks to the BBC World Anchor Nik Gowing about peacekeeping in the Balkans.

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Luis Ospina, Frank Wynne y Rosario Caicedo en conversación con Sandro Romero Rey

¡Que viva la música!.

Cartagena 2016, 
Probablemente el libro más emblemático, por su originalidad, frescura y ritmo, de la literatura colombiana de las últimas décadas es ¡Que viva la música!, de Andrés Caicedo. Esta narración vital, trepidante y muy divertida de la ciudad de Cali ha inspirado a muchos otros autores y artistas. Conversarán sobre el libro y sobre su escritor Luis Ospina, Frank Wynne (traductor al inglés del libro) y Rosario Caicedo, hermana de Andrés. En conversación con Sandro Romero Rey.

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William Ospina en conversación con Marcel Ventura

Otras formas de escritura.

Cartagena 2016, 
William Ospina, autor del reciente El año del verano que nunca llegó; debate sobre las posibilidades que ofrece cada una de las formas de escritura y los recursos lingüísticos de los que valerse para cada contexto escrito. Modera la charla el editor Marcel Ventura.

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David Pilling talks to Catharine Flood

The Scottish Mortgage Resolute Optimism event

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Growth Delusion: The Wealth and Wellbeing of Nations

Pilling explores how economists and their cult of growth have hijacked our policy-making and infiltrated our thinking about what makes societies work. Our policies are geared relentlessly towards increasing our standard measure of growth, Gross Domestic Product (GDP). By this yardstick we have never been wealthier or happier. So why doesn't it feel that way? Why are we living in such fractured times, with global populism on the rise and wealth inequality as stark as ever?

David Pilling talks to Catharine Flood

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William Dalrymple

From the Holy Mountain

Hay Festival 1997, 
Dalrymple follows in the steps of the 6th Century monk John Moschos across the arc of the Byzantine world. His pilgrimage takes him through a bloody civil war in eastern Turkey, the ruins of Beirut and a fundamentalist uprising in southern Egypt. He observes the flickering iconography of crumbling Byzantine monasteries, picks his way along the medieval lanes of the Silk Route and listens to liturgies unchanged for 1000 years as he witnesses the death-throes of the kinship between the Eastern Christians and Islam.

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Familia y literatura. Marcos Giralt Torrente y Arnoldo Kraus en conversación con Yael Weiss

Querétaro 2016, 

Dos destacados autores mexicanos y uno español conversan con la editora Yael Weiss sobre la literatura que investiga y reflexiona sobre los vínculos familiares, un tema fascinante que no deja indiferente a nadie. Con Marcos Giralt Torrente (España), autor de Tiempo de vida y Arnoldo Kraus, autor del libro de relatos Quizá en otro lugar.

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Endless Revolutions

Dhaka 2013, 
Tariq Ali, Ahdaf Soueif and Pankaj Mishra discuss the past and present. Moderated by Eliot Weinberger.

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Christopher Reynolds

Cambridge Series 6: Unravelling the Mysteries of Black Holes

Hay Festival 2019, 

What is the role of black holes in the universe? Reynolds is Plumian Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University and an expert in the astrophysics of black holes. He will outline what light the latest research throws on one of the biggest questions in our quest to understand our universe.

Christopher Reynolds