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Michael Ignatieff

Ethnic War and The Modern Conscience

Hay Festival 1998, 
The Booker-nominated writer and broadcaster reports from Bosnia and The West Bank, from Afghanistan and Central Africa. He introduces the warlords, casualties and aid workers on the frontlines as he explores the perils and obligations of moral citizenship in a world scarred by ethnic war.

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Anthony Howard

Basil Hume

Hay Festival 2005, 
The journalist introduces his life of the late Catholic Primate of England.

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Henry Chancellor

Colditz

Hay Festival 2002, 
Using over fifty original interviews with the English, French, Dutch and Polish officers, and their guards Chancellor describes their experiences in the notorious maximun security POW castle, and their escape across Nazi Germany.

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Némesis. Misha Glenny en conversación con João Paulo Cuenca

Cartagena 2017, 
Misha Glenny (Reino Unido) es escritor y periodista. Ha sido corresponsal para el periódico The Guardiany para la BBC en diferentes países europeos. Su primer libro, McMafia, es una investigación sobre el crimen organizado a nivel transnacional. Su última publicación es Némesis, una narración centrada en la figura de Antonio, un habitante de una favela brasileña que llega a ser un narcotraficante poderoso, contada con el trasfondo histórico del Brasil actual, un país de desigualdades extremas. En conversación con João Paulo Cuenca.

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Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan and Christine Kisney

Imaging the Imagination

Hay Festival 2005, 
The interplay between visual and literary art in Wales, discussed by the internationally-acclaimed artist and poet Kinsey and Lloyd-Morgan, Head of Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, where she has specialised in artists' archives.

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Docu-web. David Dufresne en conversación con Raphaël Meltz

Querétaro 2016, 

El periodista y documentalista David Dufresne (Francia) conversa con el escritor Raphaël Meltz sobre sus inicios trabajando en fanzines punk y su paso por el importante periódico Libération, hasta su incursión en el novedoso mundo de los documentales web, una nueva manera de entender el trabajo documental, y su trabajo en instituciones como el MIT.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del francés al español

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Joe Berger

Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem and The Stinky Truth

Hay Festival 2018, 

Have you ever told a fib? Allow this author and illustrator to introduce you to Sam Lyttle, the boy who can’t stop telling porkies and the hero of two graphic novels Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem and The Stinky Truth. Sam’s fibbing gets him mixed up in some very twisty situations (rather like the younger Joe Berger himself). Armed with a pen and a flipchart, Joe draws audiences into Sam’s world and gives tips to budding cartoonists on how to draw comic strips.

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Paul Murdin

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Cambridge astronomer introduces his ground-breaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand – or who have been inspired by – the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. The selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.

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Fay Weldon talks to Francine Stock

Auto Da Fay

Hay Festival 2002, 
The authorized autobiography covers love, sex, babies, blokes, poverty, work, politics, and very famous names. And of course a bibliography that includes Praxis, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, The Bulgari Connection, The Cloning of Joanna May and Big Women.

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Rowan Watson

Illuminated Manuscripts and their Makers

Hay Festival 2003, 
Illumination is the art of 'lighting up' a page through the use of illustration. Watson describes the collaborative productions, with different specialists contributing script, initials, borders, illustration and binding to any work, with specific reference to the V&A collections.

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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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Norman Davies' Europe

Hay Festival 1998, 
From the Ica Age to the Cold War, from Minos to Margaret Thatcher, Davies introduces his monumental and authoritative history of the continent, "A huge, heroic book" - London Review of Books.

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Jeremy Paxman

Start The Week

Hay Festival 1999, 
Please join Jeremy Paxman and his guests for a live broadcast of the Radio 4 flagship programme from the Festival.

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Margarita Rosa de Francisco en conversación con Giuseppe Caputo

Cartagena 2017, 
La conocida actriz y cantante, que cautivó a los espectadores con sus actuaciones en telenovelas como Ilona llega con la lluvia y presentando programas como Desafío, es además autora de un blog con millones de lectores. Acaba de presentar su libro El hombre del teléfono, donde cuenta la historia de una mujer colombiana que en un momento turbulento de su vida comienza a conversar por teléfono con un fascinante personaje. Conversa con Giuseppe Caputo sobre esta cautivadora historia.

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D.J Taylor

George Orwell

Hay Festival 2003, 
The critic and novelist celebrates the centenary of the iconic creator of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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P. D. James

Emma Considered as a Detective Story

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Crimewriter examines Jane Austen's masterpiece.
James' latest novel is Devices and Desires.

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Stephanie Merritt talks to Olivia Cole

Fictions: Gothic

Hay Festival 2018, 

While You Sleep is a pacy psychological thriller that has drawn comparisons with du Maurier, from the writer whose crime fiction appears under her pseudonym S. J. Parris. On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events. The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides’ dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer at hand, and all too real – but can she uncover the truth before she is silenced?

Stephanie Merritt talks to Olivia Cole

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Humphrey Burton talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Bernstein 100

Hay Festival 2018, 

The biographer celebrates the centenary of the birth of the versatile musical genius, America’s greatest conductor and the composer of West Side Story. Burton was given exclusive access to Bernstein’s rich legacy of letters and papers, and the book draws on hundreds of interviews with family, friends and colleagues to reveal his fascinating and complex personality. The event is chaired by Humphrey Burton’s daughter, the broadcaster and author of Year of Wonder.

Humphrey Burton talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

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Alex T Smith

Claude and Mr Penguin

Hay Festival 2018, 

The author and illustrator introduces the much-loved character of Claude and gives a behind-the-scenes view of the making of the new TV series about him. Come and learn how to draw him and meet the new detective, the star of Mr Penguin.

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David Miles

The Tribes of Britain

Hay Festival 2005, 
Using genetic and archaeological investigations Miles analyses the Celtic, Roman and Viking, Saxon and Norman, Jewish and Huguenot tribes and their regional roots in Britain.

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Susie Orbach

The Impossibility of Sex

Hay Festival 1999, 
The world-renowned author of Fat is a Feminist Issue and expert on women's psychology analyses the basis and practice of therapeutic relationships.

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Peter Stamm en conversación con Peter Florence

Cartagena 2016, 
El escritor suizo Peter Stamm, finalista del Premio Internacional de Relato Breve Frank O’Connor, es redactor de la revista literaria Entwürfe für Literatur y ha escrito varias novelas, obras de teatro y guiones de teatro para la radio. Tiene publicados en español títulos como Lluvia de hielo, Los voladores, Siete años o su último libro, A espaldas del lago, donde nos acerca a unos personajes que luchan por recobrar el control de sus vidas y desterrar la soledad, el miedo y el sentimiento de fracaso o pérdida. Conversa con el fundador del Hay Festival, Peter Florence.

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Uwe Timm en conversación con Patricio Pron

La culpa y la memoria.

Cartagena 2016, 
El escritor alemán Uwe Timm ha recibido numerosos galardones a lo largo de su carrera, entre ellos, Premio de Literatura el Jakob-Wassermann-Literaturpreis, el Premio Napoli y el Premio Palermo. Sus libros publicados en español incluyen La noche de San Juan, El hombre del velocípedo y Tras la sombra de mi hermano, una emotiva reflexión sobre la culpa y la memoria de una sociedad entera, con la Alemania nazi como trasfondo.
Conversará sobre estos temas con el escritor argentino Patricio Pron.

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Katie Hickman

Diplomatic Women

Hay Festival 1999, 
The novelist and travel writer explores the secret and splendidly eccentric lives of British Ambassadresses from the great years of the British Empire to the present day.

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Lars Lerup In Conversation with Ricardo Devesa

RETHINKING THE CITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Segovia 2018, 

Lars Lerup, Swedish architect, worldwide expert on cities, former Dean of the prestigious RICE School of Architecture in Texas, author of books such as The Continuous City discusses how modern cities evolve with Ricardo Devesa, architect and currently editor-in-chief at Actar Publishers and UrbanNext, an online global network aimed at rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu.