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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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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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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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Peter Morgan

Fire Mountain

Hay Festival 2003, 
The award-winning Channel Four news reporter tells the stories of the volcanic eruption that wiped out St Pierre, Martinique in 1902, of the Barnum and Bailey freakshow adventures, of the sole survivor, Ludger Sylbaris and of what happend to the 'Paris of the Caribbean' when the redevelopment money started to filter in from colonial France.

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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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Ken Loach

Hay Festival 2004, 
The great radical film-maker, director of Cathy Come Home, Kes, Raining Stones, Carla's Song and Sweet Sixteen, and his biographer Anthony Hayward talk to Francine Stock.

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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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Ignacio Morgado

Cartagena 2017, 
Ignacio Morgado, catedrático de Psicobiología en el Instituto de Neurociencia de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona y autor de obras como Emociones e inteligencia social o Aprender, recordar y olvidar, conversa sobre los comportamientos humanos y sus estrechos orígenes en la biología.

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Norteños. María de Alva Levy, Felipe Montes y Hugo Valdés en conversación con Mauricio Montiel Figueiras

Querétaro 2016, 

La literatura negra y policiaca es un género fascinante para el público y recientemente bastante cultivado por autores procedentes del norte del país. Tres novelistas norteños conversan con Mauricio Montiel Figueiras sobre sus últimos trabajos: Felipe Montes (Barrio de Catedral), María de Alva (Lo que guarda el río) y Hugo Valdés (El asesinato de Paulina Lee).

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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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Bogotá39 2017 I. Gabriela Jauregui, Eduardo Rabasa and Diego Zúñiga in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Querétaro 2017, 

The Bogotá39 2017 selection, promoted by the Hay Festival, seeks to focus attention on and celebrate Latin American fiction writers. At this event, the writers Gabriela Jauregui (Mexico) author of  La memoria de la cosas, Eduardo Rabasa (Mexico), author of Cinta negra, and Diego Zúñiga (Chile), author of Niños héroes, will talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo about their latest books.

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Andrea Marcolongo in conversation with Juan Esteban Constaín

Cartagena 2018, 

Words, old or new, are gifts for changing the world. Last year, Andrea Marcolongo published a book about the subject that engrosses her the most. La lingua geniale: 9 ragioni per amare il greco deals with the importance of the language of ancient Greece for the present day. She will talk to the writer Juan Esteban Constaín.

Simultaneous translation from Italian to Spanish available

Andrea Marcolongo in conversation with Juan Esteban Constaín

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Anna Pavord

Gardens of the Mind

Hay Festival 2002, 
Gardens of the mind are so much easier to bring into bloom than the real things, which have a wretched tendency to be heaving with slugs and attacjed by unnerving, unnamed varities of fungal growth. In this illustrated talk the author of The Tulip explores some literary gardens, taking us on a tour with Wodehouse round Blandings Castle, with Jane Austin round Donwell Abbey and with George Eliot through a kitchen garden.

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Julian Lloyd Webber

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

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Rayma Suprani y Bonil sobre caricatura

Cartagena 2017, 
Dos destacados caritaturistas latinoamericanos conversan sobre el complejo oficio del caricaturista, en el que la destreza del dibujo, el manejo del lenguaje, la capacidad de síntesis y un sinfín más de habilidades dan lugar a comentarios sobre el mundo que nos rodea. Rayma Suprani (Venezuela) y Bonil (Ecuador) comparten además un compromiso social y político que, en numerosas ocasiones, les ha llevado a enfrentarse a la censura.

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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.

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Sebastian Barry, Henry Porter, Catherine Chidgey

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Barry introduces his new Easter rising novel A Long Long Way. Porter's thriller Brandenburg is set in East Germany as the iron curtain is torn aside. Chidgey's The Transformation tells the tale of an exotic wigmaker, the only permanent resident in the Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898. Chair Paul Blezard.

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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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Salman Rushdie

Hay Festival 1999, 
Salman Rushdie

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Mary Warnock

Making Babies: Is there a right to have children?

Hay Festival 2003, 
Infertile hetrosexual couples have claimed the right to assisted reproduction. So too have single women, gay couples, post-menopausal women and couples who wish to delay having children for various reasons. The distinguished philosopher and Chairman of the highly charged Enquiry into Human Fertilization, examines the ethical issues.

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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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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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David Miles

The Tribes of Britain

Hay Festival 2005, 
Using genetic and archaeological investigations Miles analyses the Celtic, Roman and Viking, Saxon and Norman, Jewish and Huguenot tribes and their regional roots in Britain.

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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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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.