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Anthony Julius

Transgressions: The Offences of Art

Hay Festival 2003, 
Since the mid-nineteenth century artists have compulsively rejected received ideas in order to test and subvert morality, law, society and art itself. But what happens when all boundries have been crossed, all taboos broken, all limits violated? Julius looks at the Young Artists and their forebears.

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The Duchess of Devonshire and Charlotte Mosley

The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters

Hay Festival 2008, 
The twentieth century filtered through the correspondence of the most glamorous and controversial English literary dynasty. Debo Mitford and Diana’s niece, who edited the letters, talk to Hannah Rothschild.

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Literature from the peripheries. Roland Brival and Carlos Velázquez in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Querétaro 2017, 

Two authors from different countries and regions that are not part of the hegemonic centres of literary production will talk to Ingrid Bejerman about their latest books and about how their locations on the periphery define their writing. With Roland Brival (France), author of Sato San, le maître des corsets, and Carlos Velázquez (Mexico), author of the recently published book of short stories La efeba salvaje.

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Jon Snow, Billy Childish, Chris Smith, Jude Kelly, Michael Jacobs, Jason Cowley

The Fabian Society Debate

Hay Festival 2003, 
Britain's senior think tank and forum for progressive argument examines the extent to which culture is capable of addressing, challenging and even changing the issues of the day. Can the novel affetc political and social change? Is there such a thing as political art? Is political theatre simply self-indulgent or can it facilitate productive and important debate?

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Julian Jackson

The Fall of France

Hay Festival 2003, 
On 16 May 1940 the Nazis had broken through the French lines on the River Meuse at Sedan and other locations, only five days after launching their attack. The eminent historian charts the French military collapse and the immediate consequences for Churchill and the Allies.

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Manuel Vilas in conversation with Angélica Tanarro

ORDESA

Segovia 2018, 

With Ordesa, his latest novel, Vilas confirms his status as one the Spain’s greatest and most compelling writers. He talks about his fiction and poetry, and turns his unflinching gaze towards contemporary Spain and towards the wider context of Europe. He discusses his relationship with the literature of Miguel Delibes. He talks with poet and journalist Angélica Tanarro. 

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Daniel Morden, Hugh Lupton

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Hay Festival 2003, 
Following their success with HOmer's Iliad and Odyssey the two leading storytellers tell Ovid's wonderful tales of transformation, including Demeter and Persephone, Orpheus and Echo and Narcissus. 'A tour de force.' (The Times)

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Zadie Smith

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this exclusive preview the author of WHite Teeth and The Autograph Man reads from her work in progress on her new novel.

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Visiones creativas

Valeria Luiselli, José Ovejero y Luigi Amara en conversación con Eduardo Rabasa

Xalapa 2012, 
El ensayo es un género literario cuyas posibilidades creativas a menudo desdeñamos. Tres experimentados ensayistas nos cuentan qué les atrae de escribir ensayo.

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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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Kevin Powers talks to Claire Armitstead

Fictions: A Shout in the Ruins

Hay Festival 2018, 

Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds, Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and then 90 years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, the necessity of love and compassion, and the fragility and preciousness of life.

Kevin Powers talks to Claire Armitstead

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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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Michael Howard

The First World War

Hay Festival 2002, 
The pre-eminent military historian looks at the origins and causes of the Great War, triggered by the Sarajevo assassination in 1914.

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Henry Díaz y Ana López en conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz

Cartagena 2017, 

Henry Díaz es historietista e ilustrador. Ha publicado historietas en revistas y antologías latinoamericanas como Étnica, LarvaDr. Fausto, Limbo, Cabo por siempre, El Facón de Almanegra y Crónicas del hombre frío, entre otras. Es un dibujante preocupado por traducir en imágenes el mundo que lo rodea. Ana López, es una gran dibujante, también conocida como CABIZBAJA. En conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz, editor de la revista Larva. Conversatorio de los Pueblos Patrimonio de Colombia    

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Luisgé Martín en conversación con Juan Cárdenas

Cartagena 2017, 
Luisgé Martín es un escritor y periodista español. Miembro del equipo fundador de dos revistas culturales (Esperpento y Perchero) y colaborador de varias publicaciones, fue asesor de la ministra de Cultura Ángeles González-Sinde en 2010 y 2011, y en la actualidad compagina su trabajo literario con su trabajo en Thinking Heads. Autor de cuento y novela, conversa con Juan Cárdenas sobre su último trabajo, El amor del revés, una obra autobiográfica en la que narra con gran honestidad y lucidez cómo fue aceptando sus sentimientos y preferencias sexuales.
Luisgé Martín en conversación con Juan Cárdenas

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Allison Pearson, D.B.C Pierre, India Knight

The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award

Hay Festival 2003, 
Judge James Naughtie chairs this reading and conversation with three of the long-listed novelists. Pearson is the author of the working-mother bestseller I Don't Know How She Does It. Pierre's Vernon God Little satirises American gun culture, reality TV and media hysteria. Knight's Don't You Want Meis a single-mum sex comedy. The Wodehouse prize winner is presented with a pig named after their book, a complete set of the Everyman Wodehouse and a case of vintage Bollinger.

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Nadya Tolokno in conversation with Misha Glenny

Querétaro 2017, 

Misha Glenny interviews the musician and activist, Nadya Tolokno (Russia), a member of the punk group Pussy Riot and arrested together with her partner in 2012 because of a performance in Moscow Cathedral. She was sentenced for crimes of religious hatred, and spent two years in jail, a sentence that became a symbol around the world for the Vladimir Putin government’s attitude to freedom of expression. She currently lives in Canada, where she continues to work as a human rights activist.

Nadya Tolokno in conversation with Misha Glenny

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Richard Fortey

The Earth: An Intimate History

Hay Festival 2004, 
The palaeontologist introduces his magisterial history of our planets' last four billion years. 'Think of Earth as a recycling system, forever turning granite into clay and sand, ocean mud into marble, gathering gold in veins and silver into seams. The Earth is the greatest show on earth' (The Guardian).

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Charles Williams

Bradman

Hay Festival 1997, 
A masterly protrait of Don Bradman, cricket's supreme batsman and Australia's greatest hero seen within the context of a time when Australia was wrestling with her definition of nationhood and social equality. "Fascinating" - The Sunday Times, "Magnificent" - The Cricketer, A recognition that Bradman is not part of a sporting history; he is part of History" - The Times

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John Banville and Jim Crace

Hay Festival 1997, 
A reading and conversation with these two celebrated novelists. Banville's "brilliantly wrought and compelling" The Untouchable, is a searing self-examination by a double-agent, not unlike Anthony Blunt who questions loyalties, his ideals and his faith. Crace's Quarantine is the story of the great self-examination of Christ and his five companions fasting in the Wilderness for forty days.

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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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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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An Evening with David Shepherd

Hay Festival 1997, 
World-famous as a hugely commercially successful painter of wild animals, Shepherd has become an heroic and inspiring campaigner on behalf of endangered mammals. He talks about his astonishing career and the work of the David Shepherd Conservation Foundation, for which he will auction and original African wildlife painting at the end of the event.

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Xavi Ayén en conversación con Mario Jursich

Aquellos años del boom.

Xalapa 2014, 

No hay placas que lo conmemoren, pero el movimiento más importante de la literatura en español durante el siglo XX se abrió al mundo desde Barcelona entre 1967 y 1976. Xavi Ayén, periodista cultural del diario catalán La Vanguardia, nos presenta Aquellos años del Boom. García Márquez, Vargas Llosa y el grupo de amigos que lo cambiaron todo, obra ganadora del Premio Gaziel de Biografías y Memorias 2013.

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Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall talks to John Mitchinson

The River Cottage Year

Hay Festival 2003, 
The iconoclastic chef and author of The River Cottage Cookbook and The River Cottage Year talks food and country with John Mitchinson, gastronome and Publisher of QI.