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Después de Ayotzinapa

Sanjuana Martínez, Sergio González Rodríguez, Carmen Boullosa y John Gibler en conversación con Jennifer Clement

Querétaro 2016, 

Los terribles sucesos de Ayotzinapa, que supusieron la desaparición de cuarenta y tres estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural, han marcado un antes y un después en la respuesta a la violencia endémica que lleva varios años azotando al país. Preguntamos a cuatro escritores sobre el impacto de este episodio y las reflexiones y acciones que ha desencadenado. Moderado por Jennifer Clement.

Después de Ayotzinapa

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Paul Muldoon & Carol Ann Duffy

Hay Festival 1996, 
Muldoon reads from his New Selected Poems 1968-1994 launched at the Festival. "One of the era's true originals" - Seamus Heaney. Duffy reads from her Selected Poems. Duffy has one of the freshest and most idiosyncratic voices speaking in English Poetry today - Times

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Francine Stock, Caroline Michel, Toby Mundy, Clare Alexander

Hay Festival 2005, 
Are readers getting what they want and deserve from publishing? The novelist and broadcaster is joined by major industry players from the independent and conglomerate sectors to debate the matter with the audience.

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Revisiting Razia Khan

Dhaka 2014, 
Rediscovering this multi-talented poet. With Kaiser Haq, Hameeda Hossain, Munize Manzur, Elita Karim and Anika Hossain.

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Paolo Giordano in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

Querétaro 2017, 

Paolo Giordano (Italy) rose to international fame with The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a novel that won the 2008 Strega Prize and which was made into a film in 2010. Author of The Human Body, Giordano was educated as a physicist and will present his recent work, Like Family. In conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince.

Paolo Giordano in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

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Kobita Parishad Recitations

Dhaka 2013, 
Recitations by Rafiq Azad, Rabiul Husein, Asim Saha, Noo-ul-Alam Lenin, Makid Haider, Anwara Syed Haq, Quazl Rozy, Shihab Sarkar, Kajal Bandyopadhyay, Mohammad Sadik, Harisul Hoque, Samim Reza, Bulbul Mahalanobish and Masud Pothik. Moderated by Habibullah Sirajee.

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Nick Arnold

Hay Festival 2003, 
How to track a bear, why lions roll in dung and what a shark's favourite colour is. The author of Horrible Science introduces his new series Wild Lives, full of action, adventure and facts.

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Mary Wesley and Julia Blackburn

Hay Festival 1999, 
The octgenarian novelist reads and talks with Blackburn, whose The Leper's Companions set on a medieval pilgrimage to the Holy Land is one of the most magical novels of the year, hotly tipped for the big literary prizes.

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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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Andy Mulligan talks to Claire Armitstead

Dog

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and author of Trash as he discusses his most recent book, the story of the changing relationship that develops between a boy and his new dog, Spider. Spider helps Tom manage things when his life at home and at school is spinning out of control and in return Tom gives Spider all the love and attention he needs. Both grow stronger as a result. Dog is a book about trust, standing up for yourself, and learning to love.

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Instrumental. James Rhodes en conversación con Juan David Correa

Cartagena 2017, 
El pianista James Rhodes (Reino Unido) ha encontrado en la música no solo su profesión sino también una suerte de espacio seguro donde desarrollar su creatividad y poder lidiar con los terribles sucesos que, con seis años, marcaron su vida cuando un profesor de su escuela comenzó a abusar sexualmente de él. James narra en su extraordinaria autobiografía, Instrumental (2015), cómo la relación con la música le ha permitido seguir adelante y convertirse en un pianista reputado. En conversación con Juan David Correa.

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Terry Pratchett, Eleanor Updale

Teenager Readers

Hay Festival 2003, 
How is Updale's Montmorency for children when it has no children characters? How does Pratchett alter the famous Discworld to classify some of his new books as childrens? Join the debate about what defines a book as for younger readers.

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Nélida Piñon in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Querétaro 2017, 

The Brazilian writer Nélida Piñon, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Literature, is one of the most important voices in contemporary literature in her country. Winner of the 2005 Prince of Asturias Literature Prize and many other awards for her literary work, her latest book is A camisa do marido. She will talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo.

Nélida Piñon in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

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Edzard Ernst talks to Rosie Boycott

SCAM

Hay Festival 2018, 

So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) is popular and therefore important, whether we love or loathe it. Consequently, an impressive number of books about SCAM are already available. Most of them, however, are woefully uncritical, overtly promotional and dangerously misleading. Not so this one. Edzard’s book was written by someone who received SCAM as a patient, practised SCAM as a doctor, and researched SCAM as a scientist. It provides an insider’s perspective by covering aspects of SCAM that most books avoid, and by questioning the many tacitly accepted assumptions and wild extrapolations that underpin SCAM. The text is factual, occasionally dosed with a touch of humour or satire. The aim is not only to inform but also to entertain – as he does in his other books Trick or Treatment, More Harm Than Good and A Scientist in Wonderland.

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Sian James, Jacinta Bell

Truth or Dare?

Hay Festival 1999, 
"I am certain of nothing but the truth of imagination"
Novelists Sian James and Jacinta Bell talk to Nigel Jenkins about the hidden experiences that form their fictions. James' new Summer Storm has the same subtle understanding of character displayed in her acclaimed childhood memoir Sky Over Wales. Moving between Mid-Wales, London and Tunisia, Bell's Exiles is the most exciting Welsh debut for many years.

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Literatura cotidiana. Antonio García Ángel y Ricardo Silva Romero en conversación con Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2017, 
Historias que narran lo cotidiano, que suceden en entornos que nos resultan familiares, dentro de rutinas diarias con las que nos podemos identificar fácilmente. Dos autores colombianos conversan con Camilo Hoyos sobre sus novelas: el escritor y periodista Antonio García, autor de Recursos humanos y del reciente Declive; y el también escritor y periodista Ricardo Silva Romero, autor de novelas como El libro de la envidia y la reciente Historia oficial del amor.

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Andrew Parker

Seven Deadly Colours: The Genius of Nature's Palette and How it Eluded Darwin

Hay Festival 2005, 
The eye's 'perfection' was the one problem Darwin could not resolve with his theory of evolution by natural selection. Parker sorts him out showing how colour has affected flora and fauna in different environments across the globe.

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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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Suzanne O'Sullivan

Cartagena 2017, 
Los casos más sorprendentes y perturbadores de los males que el cerebro puede infligir a nuestro propio cuerpo son investigados por la neuróloga Suzanne O´Sullivan en Todo está en tu cabeza. La mayoría aceptamos sin problema que el corazón palpite con fuerza cuando vemos a la persona que amamos secretamente, o la sudoración que brota en nuestra frente ante el nerviosismo que nos provoca tener que hablar en público. Pero lo que no llegamos a imaginar es cuán dramática y exagerada puede llegar a ser la reacción de nuestro cuerpo ante según que emociones. O’Sullivan conversa sobre el fascinante mundo de las enfermedades psicosomáticas.

Evento solo en ingles.

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Joe Simpson talks to Andrew St. George

Touching the Void

Hay Festival 1999, 
The climber presents an illustrated slide show recounting his epic struggle for survival in the Peruvian Andes. 'Touching the Void' won the 1989 NCR Award for Non fiction and became an international bestseller. Tom Cruise will play Simpson in the movie. 'Touching the Void' is one of the absolute classics of mountaineering - a document of pyschological, even philosophical witness of the rarest compulsion' - George Steiner.

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Michael Puett

Dhaka 2014, 
Renowned China scholar Michael Puett delivers the lecture that has made him one of the most popular professors at Harvard University.

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Miranda McKearney, Nicola Davies, Atinuke

Building Empathy Through Stories

Hay Festival 2018, 

The founder of EmpathyLab, a new organisation inspired by scientific research showing that reading builds our real-life empathy, discusses how to create stories that elicit empathy in readers with the two writers. There will be an opportunity to join in empathy-boosting activities, and look ahead to national Empathy Day on 12 June.

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Marion Keyes, Victoria Routledge

Friends

Hay Festival 1999, 
The current superstar of feel-good comic fiction Marian Keyes author of Rachel's Holiday reads and talks about her sparkling, laugh-out-loud novel Last Chance SaloonVictoria Routledge launched her delightful comedy of twenty-something shenanigans Friends Like These.

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Historias del cine

Arequipa 2015, 

David Trueba, internacionalmente conocido por su faceta de director de obras como La buena vida, Soldados de Salamina Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (ganadora de seis premios Goya), ha publicado también varias novelas, entre ellas, Cuatro amigos, Saber perder (Premio Nacional de la Crítica 2008) y Blitz. Hablará sobre su trabajo como cineasta y escritor con Clara Elvira Ospina, directora de prensa de América Televisión y Canal N.

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David Rieff in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi

Querétaro 2017, 

The renowned US writer and journalist David Rieff, author of A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis (2003), Against Remembrance (2012) and Swimming in a Sea of Death, in which he deals with the loss of his mother, the writer Susan Sontag, presents his new book, In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies. In this work he reflects on historical memory and the voluntary option of forgetting with regard to traumatic historical events, questioning the ethical obligation to remember as the individual’s responsibility. In conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi.

David Rieff in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi