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Max Porter and Alula Down

Fictions: Lanny

Hay Festival 2019, 

Lanny is an extraordinary novel. A devastating story told with the anarchy, humour and enchantment Max Porter’s readers will recognise from his Dylan Thomas Prize-winning Grief is the Thing with Feathers. Porter introduces the story and reads, accompanied by a specially commissioned score from the Herefordshire folk duo Alula Down.

“This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England’s mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. To ancient Peggy, gossiping at her gate. To families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here. But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all.”

Max Porter and Alula Down

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Simon Sebag Montefiore sobre Los Románov

Cartagena 2017, 
Pocas historias familiares han cautivado tanto la imaginación colectiva como la de la dinastía de los Románov. La familia que gobernó Rusia con mano de acero durante cuatro siglos desaparecería abruptamente con la llegada de la revolución bolchevique en el 2017. El historiador británico Simon Sebag Montefiore, autor de, entre otros, Jerusalén y Titanes de la historia, detalla en Los Románov: 1613-1918 la historia de esta singular dinastía, en el año en que se cumple el centenario de la revolución.

Evento solo en inglés

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Johann Hari en conversación con Mauricio Rodríguez

Cartagena 2016, 
El periodista británico Johann Hari ha escrito para un gran número de medios internacionales como The Independent, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times o Le Monde, y sido nombrado en dos ocasiones Periodista del año por Amnistía Internacional del Reino Unido entre otros reconocimientos. En su último libro, Tras el grito (Paidós, 2015), Johann Hari se embarca en un viaje épico de tres años de duración y cerca de 50.000 kilómetros con el fin de desvelar los secretos de la guerra contra las drogas; de esa manera pudo constatar que existe una disparidad asombrosa entre lo que nos han transmitido y lo que en realidad sucede. Lo entrevista el director y conductor del programa radial Líderes de RCN Mauricio Rodríguez

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Mohamed Keshavjee

The Ronald Higgins Memorial Lecture: Mediation and Restorative Justice

Hay Festival 2018, 

Keshavjee will explore the ideas of internationalism and engagement mapped in Higgins' visionary world affairs books The Seventh Enemy and Plotting Peace: The Owls Reply to the Hawks. The distinguished academic received the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award for his work in conflict resolution. Patrick Pietroni will pay tribute to Ronald Higgins who died in December. Chaired by Felicity Bryan.

Mohamed Keshavjee

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Bruce Ingman

My Worst Book Ever!

Hay Festival 2018, 

The illustrator reveals all the things that went wrong in the making of his picture-book. In this case, the author had a great idea for a story about a crocodile, but, even when he was writing it, the manuscript got soaked with tea and nibbled by snails. And that was just the start...

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Robin Robertson and Samuel Menashe

Two Poets

Hay Festival 1997, 
Robertson reads from his beautiful and brilliant first book of poems A Painted Field. In resonant and lyrical language his poems are concerned with the fugitive nature of things: the implacable coupling of desire and sadness, personality and nationality, beauty and loss: "A poet of rare skill and sensitivity. This is work that will stand and endure.. it speaks softly in the mind" - The Scotsman. The celebrated American poet Samuel Manashe reads from his Penguin Modern Poets collection.

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Orlando Figes

The TLS Lecture - The Invention of Russia

Hay Festival 1998, 
The author of the multi-award winning A Peoples Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution addresses Russian culture and national identity since the eighteenth century. Introduced and chaired by Ferdinand Mount, Editor of the TLS.

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Siri Hustvedt talks to Claire Armitstead

Fictions: Memories of the Future

Hay Festival 2019, 

The author of What I Loved introduces her new novel. Fresh from Minnesota and hungry for all New York has to offer, twenty-three-year-old S.H. embarks on a year that proves both exhilarating and frightening – from bruising encounters with men to the increasingly ominous monologues of the woman next door. Forty years on, those pivotal months come back to vibrant life when S.H. discovers the notebook in which she recorded her adventures alongside drafts of a novel. Measuring what she remembers against what she wrote, she regards her younger self with curiosity and often amusement. Anger too, for how much has really changed in a world where the female presidential candidate is called an abomination?

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Stephen Poliakoff talks to Sheena McDonald

Hay Festival 2003, 
A conversation with one of Britain's most admired stage and television playwrights, creator of Shout Across The River, Breaking the Scilence, Caught on a Train, Close My Eyes  and most recentley The Lost Prince. He talks to the broadcaster and journalist Sheena McDonald.

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Penelope Wilson

Sacred Signs: Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt

Hay Festival 2003, 
Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerfull force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years, used as monumental art, as a means of identifying Egyptian-ness and for rarified communication with the gods. Wilson explores the cultural significance of the script.

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Yuval Noah Harari y Ha-Joon Chang en conversación con Alan Yentob

Cartagena 2016, 
El historiador israelí Yuval Noah Harari, que está especializado en historia medieval e historia militar, es autor del bestseller De animales a dioses. Una breve historia de la humanidad. Ha publicado numerosos libros y artículos que le han valido, entre otros premios, el Polonsky de Creatividad y Originalidad en dos ocasiones. Por su parte, Ha-Joon Chang es un avalado www.hayfestival.org/cartagena • 2 5 Sábado 30 de enero | 2016 especialista en economía del desarrollo y profesor en la Universidad de Cambridge. En 2005 obtuvo el premio Wassily Leontief por extender las fronteras del pensamiento económico. Entre otros libros es autor de 23 cosas que no te cuenta el capitalismo. Conversarán con el periodista británico Alan Yentob sobre qué es lo que hace que las sociedades funcionen.

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Jöel Dicker in conversation with Harriett Gilbert

Cartagena 2017, 
For BBC World Book Club, acclaimed Swiss writer Jöel Dicker discusses his bestselling novel The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair with presenter Harriett Gilbert and a Festival audience and readers around the world.

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Peter Brook talks to Michael Kustow

Hay Festival 2005, 
The iconic theatre director discusses his work with his autobiographer. His production of Tierno Bokar opens at Warwick in June.

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Andrew Roberts

Churchill: Walking With Destiny

Winter Weekend 2018, 

The award-winning historian introduces his masterwork Churchill: Walking With Destiny, a landmark reconsideration of the iconic war leader based on Roberts’ exclusive access to extensive new material, from private diaries and letters to detail from war cabinet meetings.

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Antonio Caballero and Enrique Santos Calderón in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

Let's Talk About Colombia

Cartagena 2019, 

This talk reflects upon contemporary Colombia, contextualized through the gaze of two journalists who have written extensively about the social, political, economic and cultural history of the country. Antonio Caballero, a columnist for the magazine Semana, has worked at the BBC in London, has worked for national and international newspapers and magazines such as The EconomistCambio 16AlternativaEl TiempoEl Espectador and Diario 16, and has published, among other books, Historia de Colombia y sus oligarquías (2018). Enrique Santos Calderón was an author for forty years of the column Contraescape, of El Tiempo, a magazine he directed for a decade. A close witness of the political life of the country, in 2018 he published a book that is an account of over seventy years of life in Colombia, El país que me tocó, his autobiography. They will be in conversation with the journalist María Jimena Duzán.

Antonio Caballero and Enrique Santos Calderón in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

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Michael Rosen

The Hay Public Library Dialogue: Word of Mouth

Hay Festival 2019, 

A conversation with the dynamic poet, broadcaster and teacher, whose latest books include Worker’s Tales, Reading and Rebellion, and his memoir So They Call You Pisher! Chaired by Peter Florence.

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Indigenous citizen participation in Mexico. Hermann Bellinghausen  and María de Jesús Patricio in conversation with Emiliano Monge

Querétaro 2017, 

There are more than 14 million indigenous people in Mexico. However, these communities, scattered throughout the nation, and carriers of their own history and customs, have very little presence in the democratic system. The National Indigenous Council, the association that represents these communities, is working to increase the participation of indigenous citizens. María de Jesús Patricio, from the NIC,  and journalist Hermann Bellinghausen will talk to the writer Emiliano Monge about these communities in Mexico and their importance as actors in strengthening civil society.

Indigenous citizen participation in Mexico. Hermann Bellinghausen  and María de Jesús Patricio in conversation with Emiliano Monge

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Nell Leyshon y Jay Griffiths en conversación con Jacobo Celnik

Cartagena 2016, 
Nell Leyshon, candidata al premio Orange de ficción, es una novelista y dramaturga inglesa conocida en el mundo hispano por su celebrado libro Del color de la leche, una historia que recrea con belleza trágica un microcosmos apabullante. Ha sido la primera mujer en escribir una obra (Bedlam) para el Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre y su próximo libro en español será Memorias de un carterista. Jay Griffiths, Hay Festival International Fellow, es una autora británica, columnista de la
revista Orion. Su libro Wild: An Elemental Journey ganó el primer Orion Book Award y fue finalista del premio Orwell y el World Book Day Award. Su libro más reciente es Savage Grace. A Journey in Wildness, una suerte de libro de viajes sobre la relación entre las distintas sociedades, lo salvaje y la naturaleza. En conversación con Jacobo Celnik.

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Misha Glenny, Bronwen Maddox

The Balkans

Hay Festival 2000, 
Glenny introduces a survey of Balkan history since 1804 that provides the context for the events of the 1990s explored in his earlier book The Fall of Yugoslavia. Chaired by the foreign editor of The Times.

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Jonathan Freedland

The Columnist

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Policy Editor analyses the day's papers and the role and art of the columnist. What is it they do exactly? And why are there so many?

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Miffy 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Join storyteller Liz Fost and the white bunny herself to celebrate her 50th birthday.

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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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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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Keith Waterhouse talks to Brenda Maddox

Hay Festival 1997, 
The novelist and columnist discusses his second volume of autobiography Streets Ahead which traces his path from the hot metal of Fleet Street in the 50's, to London's Theatreland as part of the 'new wave' with Billy Liar, from Shaftsbury Avenue to Broadway and Sunset Boulevard. "A glorious torrent of yarns by a master of the genre" - The Sunday Times

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¿Existe la literatura peruana? Habla la selección peruana

Arequipa 2015, 

El escritor y docente Ricardo Sumalavia hará de moderador en esta conversación sobre el panorama social peruano. Intervienen Jeremías Gamboa, escritor y periodista autor de Contarlo todo, novela ganadora del premio Tigre Juan de España en 2014; Sergio Galarza, premio Nuevo Talento FNAC y autor de La librería quemada; Claudia Ulloa Donoso, escritora de Séptima madrugada; Gabriela Wiener, escritora, poeta y periodista cuya última publicación lleva por título Llamada perdida; Pedro Llosa Vélez, autor de varios libros de cuentos, entre los que se encuentran Las visitaciones; y Jorge Alejandro Vargas Prado, autor de T'ikray.