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Tristram Hunt

Building Jerusalem

Hay Festival 2004, 
The acclaimed historian explores the history of civic pride and the legacy of the Victorian city from the Gothic wonder of Manchester Town Hall to the coming of theGarden City and Dickens' 'Coketown'

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Josephine Hart & Robert McCrum

Love and Death

Hay Festival 1996, 
Hart's novels Oblivion, Damage and Sin have explored erotic obsession and love and death with an intensity and "a spare eloquence that is utterly compelling" - Cosmopolitan. McCrum's new novel Suspicion is a similarly rivetting tale of Commandment-busting passion and transgression that is also hauntingly acute and frighteningly familiar. "A major talent . . . an effortless elegance that puts him immediately ahead of the competition" - Standard.

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Polly Toynbee

Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain

Hay Festival 2003, 
The journalist examines her experience of life on the minimum wage in a counrty with the lowest social spending and the highest poverty in Europe.

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Lee Smolin

Why is the Universe Hospitable to Life?

Hay Festival 1997, 
Relativity and quantum mechanics are fundamentally incompatible. We are still in need of a physics that can explain the Universe as a whole. The leading cosmologist author of The Life of the Cosmos suggests  a way forward "merging key elements of Einstein and Darwin in a breathtaking synthesis. The result is nothing less than a radically new view of the cosmos and our place in it" - Paul Davies

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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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David Puttnam and Peter Florence

The Undeclared War

Hay Festival 1997, 
From their origins in the Victorian penny arcades through to their emergence as the key to the multi-million dollar "information superhighway" the movies, like so many other creative industries, have found themselves caught between the forces of art and commerce. Putnam argues that while establishing itself as a global force, Hollywood has devastated the European and Japanese film industries. Puttnam is the only European ever to run one of the great Hollywood syudios. His films include The Killing Fields, Loacl Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express and The Mission.

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Laura Bates en conversación con Jineth Bedoya - Versión española

Sexismo a diario

Cartagena 2015, 

Laura Bates es una periodista que escribe para medios como The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, Grazia y Red. Tras haber sido acosada sexualmente en un transporte público, creó el proyecto online Everyday Sexism (Sexismo Cotidiano), en el que recopila testimonios de mujeres que han sufrido discriminación de género. Recientemente ha publicado un libro sobre el proyecto bajo el mismo título. Charlará sobre su trabajo y el uso de internet para campañas de activismo social con la periodista Jineth Bedoya.

Evento patrocinado por kienyke.com

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Richard Fletcher, Andrew Wheatcroft, Allan Little

The Cross and The Crescent

Hay Festival 2003, 
The leading BBC foreign affaris reporter and Paris Correspondent chairs a discussion about the fifteen-hundred-year relationship between Christianity and Islam. In 638AD, the Christian Patriarch of the holy city of Jerusalem called the Muslim Caliph's presence an abomination in the sight of God. Christians and Muslims have since regarded each other warily and have silently thought of each other as 'infidels'. Fletcher is the author of The Cross and The Crescent, Wheatcroft is the author of Infidels.

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Anthony Anaxagorou

Heterogeneous

Hay Festival 2018, 

The writer of poetry, fiction and prose, poetry educator, founder and artistic director of Out-Spoken will read new work that explores identity, race, history and gender.

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Roger Deakin talks to Terence Blacker

Waterlog

Hay Festival 1999, 
The writer talks about about his journeyswimming round the British Isles. Detained by Water Bailiffs in Winchester, intercepted in the Fowey estury by Coastguards, mistaken for a suicide on Camber Sands... he provides a unique vision of Britain from the water.

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Paul Theroux

Hay Festival 1996, 
A reading and conversation with the great American travel-writer and novelist, author of My Secret History, Riding the Iron Rooster, Mosquito Coast, The Old Patagonian Express, Picture Palace. .
Introduced by Bill Buford, the Literary and Fiction Editor of The New Yorker.

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Rhidian Brook, James Hawes, Catherine Merriman, Adrian Mourby

Writes of Passage

Hay Festival 1996, 
Four outstanding Welsh writers discuss their work. Brook's The Testimoney of Taliesin Jones is a beautiful, "humorous and poetic" (Literary Review) evocation of the passage from childhood to adolescence. Hawes' White Merc With Fins tilts at the passage from twenty- to thirty-something in a dazzling novel that reads like a high-octane mix of Easy Rider and Trainspotting. Catherine Merriman's State of Desire weaves the themes of gender troubles and passions so brilliantly explored in Leaving the Light On and Fatal Obsevations. Mourby's We Think The World of Him is a wonderful study of New Manhood and house husbandry in Cardiff.

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Alejandro Hernández en conversación con Alejandro Páez Varela

Xalapa 2013, 
El escritor Alejandro Hernández ( México) que durante cinco años recorrió las rutas migratorias en México, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos y formó parte del equipo que investigó y redactó el primer informe de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos sobre secuestros de migrantes, hablará de su aclamada novela Amarás a Dios sobre todas las cosas que plantea las siguientes preguntas: ¿por qué tanta crueldad con los indocumentados que intentan cruzar México rumbo a Estados Unidos?, ¿por qué siendo víctimas de las mismas circunstancias nos convertimos en peores verdugos? En conversación con Alejandro Páez Varela.

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Anna Pavord

The Tulip

Hay Festival 1999, 
In an auction held in Holland in February 1637, 99 lots of tulip bulbs fetched a staggering 90,000 guilders, more than £6 million in today's money. Tulipomania had reached its height. In this sublimely illustrated lecture the author introduces her astonishing history of Europe's most desired flower.

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The Ugly Asian

Dhaka 2013, 
Bangla Academy: Launch of Syed Waliullah's English Book

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Oliver Bullough

Moneyland

Winter Weekend 2018, 

Moneyland is the secret country of the rich and unscrupulous, where they hide their wealth and prevent the rest of us from seeing it. Over the past 50 years, it has become the third largest economy in the world, and is annexing more every day. Investigative journalist Oliver Bullough explains how the City of London created this phenomenon, what damage it's doing to the world, and what we can all do about it.

Oliver Bullough

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Zareer Masani talks to Oliver Balch

Macaulay: Britain’s Liberal Imperialist

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Thomas Macaulay is most famous for having introduced the English language as a medium for learning in India. Was this an act of cultural imperialism or a modernising move? Historian and biographer Masani gives an insight into how it felt to be at the centre of power in a global empire, ruling over millions of Indian subjects and shaping the destiny of a subcontinent.

 

Zareer Masani talks to Oliver Balch

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Fernando Savater en conversación con Juan Manuel Robles

Arequipa 2015, 
El escritor y filósofo español Fernando Savater, autor de más de cincuenta ensayos sobre política, filosofía o literatura y de varias obras literarias, ha recibido numerosos galardones por sus trabajos como el Premio Ortega y Gasset de Periodismo, el Premio Nacional de Ensayo o el Premio Planeta. Sus últimos libros llevan por título ¡No te prives! Defensa de la ciudadanía y Voltaire contra los fanáticos (Je suis Charlie). Le entrevista Juan Manuel Robles, autor de Nuevos juguetes de la Guerra Fría.

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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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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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Contar lo invisible. Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen y Gabriela Bucher Balcázar en conversación con Marianne Ponsford

Cartagena 2017, 
Conversatorio con Gabriela Bucher Balcázar, presidenta ejecutiva de Plan International en Colombia, y Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, directora ejecutiva de Plan International, en el que darán a conocer las realidades de las niñas en Colombia y en el mundo, donde millones de niñas son virtualmente ignoradas y se vuelven invisibles para los gobiernos. Hablarán sobre los retos que afrontan las niñas desde que nacen, explicando por qué es vital para el desarrollo integral de un país invertir en las niñas y en las mujeres.

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Journalism in Mexico: the historic battle. Jaime Abello Banfi, Adrián López and Ana Cristina Ruedas in conversation with Jacobo García

Querétaro 2017, 

Journalism in Mexico is in danger. The constant attacks and violence against professionals who work in the industry has increased consistently since 2006, when the journalist protection protocol was first introduced, following the model used previously in Colombia. Why is the Mexican context one of the most dangerous in the world in which to carry out this profession? Jaime Abello Banfi (FNPI), Ana Cristina Ruedas (Artículo 19) and Adrián López (Noroeste) will talk to Jacobo García.

Journalism in Mexico: the historic battle. Jaime Abello Banfi, Adrián López and Ana Cristina Ruedas in conversation with Jacobo García

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Theodore Zeldin

How Talk Can Change Your Life

Hay Festival 1999, 
Developing his Radio 4 Lecture Series, the inimitable historian and cultural observer addresses his preoccupying theme of Conversation.

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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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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.