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Rob Newman

Hay Festival 1999, 
New Stand-Up show from the man who once filled Wembley. "Brilliant, elegant comedy".

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The World of Quinten Blake

Hay Festival 2003, 
The world's greatest illustrator, Britain's first Children's Laureate and the genius behind hundreds of books like Clown, Zagazoo, The Green Ship, Fantastic Daisy Artichoke and the extraordinary and prolific collaboration with Roald Dahl, creates magic before your eyes and talks about his imagination and drawing.

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Barbara Trapido

Hay Festival 1999, 
The author of The Travelling Hornplayer, Juggling, and Brother of the More Famous Jack talks to Philippa Gregory.

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Edward Lucie-Smith

Adam

Hay Festival 1999, 
Edward Lucie-Smith gives an illustrated lecture about the position of the male nude in western art and culture. He focuses both on its role as the traditional training ground for the artist and on its complex emotional and sexual connotations.

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Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two Steves are renowned for their fantastic, funny and iteractive events. Their irreverent approach to history, film and culture makes for brilliant entertainment in books such as Star Bores: May the Farce be with You, Stone Me (a retelling of Greek Mythology where Medusa features as the supply teacher from Hell) and the best-selling Tales of the Dark Forest series.
(Age 8-11)

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Thomas Harding talks to Philippe Sands

Blood on the Page

Hay Festival 2018, 

A ground-breaking examination of a terrifying murder and its aftermath by the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake. The trial of the Chinese dissident accused of murdering Allan Chappelow was the first in modern British history to be held ‘in camera’ – closed, carefully controlled, secret. Wang Yam was found guilty but has always protested his innocence. “Meticulous and gripping – a thriller that disturbs for revelations about a singular act of murder, and the national security state which we call home” –Philippe Sands.

Thomas Harding talks to Philippe Sands

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Roger Kimball

Political Correctness

Hay Festival 2003, 
Kimball is one of America's leading cultural critics and editior of the magazine New CriterionHis latest book is Lives of the Mind.

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Jimmy Carr

Hay Festival 2003, 
The sublime deadpan stand-up, winner of the Time Out Comedy Award for 2002. The satire of liberalism and political correctness is savage and brilliant. He gets more twists in a one-liner than you'd believe possible. Carr is the most original comedy talent to emerge since the last one.

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Rana Dasgupta

Cities

Dhaka 2014, 
From his first book of short stories, Tokyo Cancelled, to his latest book, Capital, Rana Dasgupta has long been preoccupied with the metropolis. He talks to Javed Jahangir and Somnath Batabyal about capitals, globalization, and big money. Chaired by K Anis Ahmed.

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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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Cómo mejorar tu cerebro. Conferencia de Pere Estupinyà

Querétaro 2016, 

¿Deseas potenciar tus habilidades cognitivas? ¿Desconoces cómo dejarte guiar por tus emociones sin que estas te cieguen? ¿Sabes quién es más listo: el cáncer, los científicos o tu sistema inmune? Nuestro invitado responderá a todas estas preguntas y muchas más. Knight Science Journalism Fellow en el MIT, Pere Estupinyà ha trabajado en los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud de Estados Unidos y como editor del programa Redes, de TVE. Con este último libro, Estupinyà nos recuerda que la predisposición a aprender, a reflexionar y a absorber nuevas ideas nos hace más inteligentes como sociedad y como individuos; el pensamiento crítico es fundamental para nuestras vidas y, la ciencia, su mejor expresión.

Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)

Cómo mejorar tu cerebro. Conferencia de Pere Estupinyà

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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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The New South Asia

Dhaka 2013, 
Prajwal Parajuly, Samit Basu, Tishani Doshi, Janice Pariat and Rimi Chatterjee talk about the contemporary South Asian writing scene.

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Roger Pratt

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Cinematographer 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Interview with the cinematographer whose credits include Mona Lisa, Bayman, Shadowlands, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, Not I, Chocolat, 102 Dalmations, Iris, Troy and Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.

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Juno Dawson

Clean

Hay Festival 2018, 

The top YA author is widely recognised for her skill in writing powerful stories that include some of the most difficult issues facing YA readers today. Clean is a gripping and moving story that realistically tackles a broad range of issues including drug addiction, gender identity and mental health. In conversation with Amy Forbes-Robertson.

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William Dalrymple

Hay Festival 2003, 
James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of Hyderabad when he met Khair un-Nissa, 'Most Excellent among Women,' the great neice of the Prime Minister of Hyderabad. He fell in love with her and overcame many obstacles to marry her, converting to Islam and according to Indian sources becoming a double-agent working against the East India Company. The award-winning historian and travel writer tels the story.

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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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Poetry Prescription

Dhaka 2013, 
Depressed? In Love? Pay a visit to William Sieghart. The creator of Forward Poetry Prize will prescribe just the right poetry for you.

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Grey Gowrie

The Housman Lecture: The Name and Nature of Poetry

Hay Festival 1999, 
Lord Gowrie has been Secetary of State for the Arts, Chairman of both Sothebys and The Arts Council, and has been a Professor of Literature in America. He delivers this year's address about his personal engagement with poetry.

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Mark Lynas talks to Andy Fryers

Seeds of Science – Why we got it so wrong on GMOs

Hay Festival 2018, 

Mark Lynas was one of the original GM field wreckers. Back in the 1990s – working undercover with his colleagues in the environmental movement – he would descend on trial sites of genetically modified crops at night and hack them to pieces. Two decades later, most people around the world – from New York to China – still think that GMO foods are bad for their health or likely to damage the environment. But Mark has changed his mind. He lifts the lid on the anti-GMO craze and shows how science was left by the wayside as a wave of public hysteria swept the world.

Mark Lynas talks to Andy Fryers

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Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett

Triangle and Square

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the New York Times duo as they conspire again on two slyly funny tales about some creative shapes. Visually stunning and full of wry humour, these thoughtful offerings about different shapes from two of today's most irreverent picture-book creators emphasize the importance of keeping your eyes and your mind open to wonder, where others see only rubble and rocks.

6+

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Leif Bersweden

The Orchid Hunter: A Young Botanist’s Search for Happiness

Winter Weekend 2017, 

In the summer after leaving school, a young botanist sets out to fulfil a childhood dream –to find every species of orchid native to the British Isles. He has just a few months to complete his quest and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck. As he battles the vagaries of the British climate in his clapped-out car, feverishly chasing each emerging bloom, Bersweden takes the reader on a remarkable botanical journey.

Leif Bersweden

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Jacek Dehnel, Mick Kitson and Sharlene Teo

Fictions: The New Generation

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation and reading with three of the most extraordinary young talents in international fiction. Dehnel’s Lala is a lyrical and moving Polish family saga set against the turbulent backdrop of 20th century Europe. Lala is an independent woman who has survived some of the most turbulent events of her times. As she senses the first signs of dementia, she battles to keep her memories alive through her stories, telling her grandson tales of a life filled with love, betrayal and extraordinary acts of courage. Kitson's debut Sal is a disturbing, uplifting story of survival, of the kindness of strangers, and the irrepressible power of sisterly love; a love that can lead us to do extraordinary and unimaginable things. Set in Singapore, and spanning 50 years, Teo’s Ponti is a sweeping story of three women and the guilt that ties them to each other. Teo was the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Foundation award in 2016. Chaired by Georgina Godwin.

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Julian Lloyd Webber

Hay Festival 1999, 
The cellist is accompanied by pianist Rebecca Woolcott

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Robert Macfarlane

Mountains of the Mind

Hay Festival 2003, 
Fifty years after the ascent of Everest, Macfarlene considers the way geology has transformed perceptions of wild landscape; the natural miracles that drew early travellers to the upper world of the mountains: the enchantment of great height: the allure of the unknown: and the elemental beauties of snow, rock and ice.