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Write a Story with Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Dhaka 2013, 

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Susan Greenfield

Chemicals and Consciousness

Hay Festival 1998, 
Consciousness is now attracting the attention of scientists as well as philosophers. Although many physicists and mathematicians anxious to model consciousness in artificial systems have been quite vociferous, there is a need to understand consciousness in a way that catres for the diverse range of chemicals operating in the brain. How else might one explain the various mood modifying and consciousness changing effects of specific drugs?

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Paul Preston

Four Women in Spanish Civil War

Hay Festival 2002, 
The Spanish Civil War viewed by four women. In the red corner: Margarita Nelken the revolutionary feminist, writer and politician, and Nan Green the Communist nurse. In the blue corner: Carmen Polo de Franco, wife of and chilly power behind the dictator, Mercedes Sanz Bachiller and Priscilla Scott-Ellis, the sexually notorious daughter of a supporter of Oswald Mosley.

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Docu-web. David Dufresne en conversación con Raphaël Meltz

Querétaro 2016, 

El periodista y documentalista David Dufresne (Francia) conversa con el escritor Raphaël Meltz sobre sus inicios trabajando en fanzines punk y su paso por el importante periódico Libération, hasta su incursión en el novedoso mundo de los documentales web, una nueva manera de entender el trabajo documental, y su trabajo en instituciones como el MIT.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del francés al español

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James Kelman and Iain Sinclair talk to Catherine Lockerbie

International Fiction

Hay Festival 2004, 
Booker Prize-winner Kelman launches his new novel You Have to Be Careful in the Land of the Free. Sinclair introduces his Dining on Stones. Chaired by the EIBF Director.

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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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Cathy Cassidy

Love from Lexie

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the author of the Chocolate Box Girls series as she shares her top tips on friendship and daydreaming. Plus, hear about Love from Lexie, the first book in her heart-warming new series, The Lost and Found. Includes a fun, interactive quiz to find out which character you would be.

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Tom Wolfe

A Man In Full

Hay Festival 1999, 
The American writer, the winner of the 1999 Sunday Times award for Literary Excellence reads from and talks about his novel. Chaired by Geordie Greig Editor of The Sunday Times Books Section.

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The Boys Of The Lough in concert

Hay Festival 1998, 
featuring Aly Bain on Fiddle

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Beryl Bainbridge talks to Susan Hill

Hay Festival 2002, 
The literary Dame discusses her Samual Johnson novel According to Queeney with Susan Hill. She takes the extravagant eighteenth century scholar and wit, and brings his last twenty years to runbustious life through the blunt and mocking observations of his mistress' firstborn daughter Queeney.

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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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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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César Aira in conversation with Claudio López Lamadrid

Querétaro 2017, 

The famous Argentinean author is one of the most radically original Spanish-language fiction writers. His novels, non-fiction works and other texts that oscillate between the two genres, make up a body of work that has been published around the Hispanic world and translated into many different languages. He will talk to Claudio López Lamadrid about his most recent works: Sobre el arte contemporáneo seguido de En la Habana (2016) and The Musical Brain (2016). His latest works published in Mexico are Entre los indios and La liebre.

César Aira in conversation with Claudio López Lamadrid

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Jeremy Paxman

Start The Week

Hay Festival 1999, 
Please join Jeremy Paxman and his guests for a live broadcast of the Radio 4 flagship programme from the Festival.

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Michael Ignatieff

Ethnic War and The Modern Conscience

Hay Festival 1998, 
The Booker-nominated writer and broadcaster reports from Bosnia and The West Bank, from Afghanistan and Central Africa. He introduces the warlords, casualties and aid workers on the frontlines as he explores the perils and obligations of moral citizenship in a world scarred by ethnic war.

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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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Susie Orbach

The Impossibility of Sex

Hay Festival 1999, 
The world-renowned author of Fat is a Feminist Issue and expert on women's psychology analyses the basis and practice of therapeutic relationships.

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Katie Hickman

Diplomatic Women

Hay Festival 1999, 
The novelist and travel writer explores the secret and splendidly eccentric lives of British Ambassadresses from the great years of the British Empire to the present day.

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Cuerpo, deseo y violencia en la literatura. Giuseppe Caputo y Joumana Haddad en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Cartagena 2017, 
Algunos escritores y escritoras dan especial importancia a la corporeidad y el vínculo con lo físico en la escritura. Esto se puede ver reflejado a muchos niveles: durante el proceso de escritura, en el estilo narrativo o incluso en la propia temática de la obra. Conversan con Felipe Restrepo Pombo dos escritores interesados en esta temática: Giuseppe Caputo (Colombia), autor de Un mundo huérfano, y Joumana Haddad (Líbano), escritora, poeta y autora, entre otros libros, de Yo maté a Sherezade: confesiones de una mujer árabe furiosa.

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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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Phil Nichol

Things I Like I Lick

Hay Festival 2003, 
I was bedridden in Australia, after rupturing my groin. Unable to move and fearing impotence, I was at an emotional low point. I rang a friend back in London for a pep talk. 'Why don't you just concentrate on something positive; the things you like!?!' I hung up on him. Jerk. But with nowhere to go and nothing to do, I started making a list of all the things I like. Music. My home town. Making girls cry. John Travolta's legs. Suicide. My friend Shannon. The list became the show ...

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Niall Griffiths, Desmond Barry and John Williams

Hay Festival 2002, 
Reading and conversation. Griffiths introduces Kelly and Victor, his story of the growth and spiralling intensity of a sexual obsession traced to its inevitable, devastating conclusion. Barry, who wrote about Jesse James in The Chivalry of Crime gives us a new Wild West with A Bloody Good Friday about race riots in Merthyr, 1977. 'In Cardiff Dead Williams breathes life into the city and credibility into its music scene. Cardiff has never been so vibrant as in Williams' seductive and strangely moving novel.' (Sunday Times) Chaired by Carolyn Hitt.

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Ray Monk

The Spirit of Solitude

Hay Festival 1996, 
The biographer whose Wittgenstein won the Mail on Sunday and Duff Cooper awards introduces his biography of the Welsh Nobel Prizewinning philospher Bertrand Russell, master of logic and mathematics, and the inspiration of political protest.
Monk's magnificent portrait not only addresses the great texts - Principia Mathematica, Marrige and Morals and History of Western Philosophy - but also sources new private material including hitherto embargoed letters to his lover, Constance Malleson, and his second wife Dora.

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Rafael Cadenas en conversación con Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Cartagena 2016, 
Rafael Cadenas es un veterano poeta, ensayista y profesor universitario venezolano. A lo largo de su carrera ha recibido numerosos galardones, entre ellos, el Premio FIL de Literatura en Lenguas Romances (2009) y el Premio Internacional de Poesía Federico García Lorca (2015). Su última publicación es Sobre abierto. Entrevistado por Alberto Barrera Tyszka, ganador del Premio Tusquets (2015) con la novela Patria o muerte.

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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.