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Sandi Toksvig

Hay Festival 2003, 
The broadcaster, comedian and author of Flying Under Bridges, The Gladys Society, and The Travels of Lady Bulldog Burton talks about her reading and writing. Line-for-line she is one of the most brilliant entertainers in the world.

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Roy Hattersley

A Brand from the Burning: The Life of John Wesley

Hay Festival 2003, 
The Labour peer examines the personal, theological, political and spiritual elements in the life of John Wesley to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Methodist preacher who became 'one of the architects of the modern world.'

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Últimas novelas

Arequipa 2015, 
Jorge Edwards es un escritor, diplomático y periodista chileno que también ha ejercido como embajador de su país en Francia. Premio Miguel de Cervantes 1999, es autor de numerosas novelas, cuentos y ensayos. El descubrimiento de la pintura, es su última publicación. El escritor peruano Fernando Ampuero acaba de publicar Sucedió entre dos párpados, una vívida novela sobre una experiencia intensa y desoladora: el terremoto de 1970 en Perú. Ambos conversarán con el escritor Jorge Eduardo Benavides, cuya novela El enigma del convento fue galardonada con el XXV Premio de Narrativa Torrente Ballester.

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Némesis. Misha Glenny en conversación con João Paulo Cuenca

Cartagena 2017, 
Misha Glenny (Reino Unido) es escritor y periodista. Ha sido corresponsal para el periódico The Guardiany para la BBC en diferentes países europeos. Su primer libro, McMafia, es una investigación sobre el crimen organizado a nivel transnacional. Su última publicación es Némesis, una narración centrada en la figura de Antonio, un habitante de una favela brasileña que llega a ser un narcotraficante poderoso, contada con el trasfondo histórico del Brasil actual, un país de desigualdades extremas. En conversación con João Paulo Cuenca.

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Caroline Elton and Christie Watson

The People, the Professionals

Hay Festival 2018, 

Who do we rely on to be there for us? Who are the people who actually deliver the National Health Service? We need to know. Elton is a psychologist, whose book Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors asks: What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To work in a healthcare system that is stretched to breaking point? To carry the responsibility of making decisions that can irrevocably change someone’s life – or possibly end it? And how do doctors cope with their own questions and fears, when they are expected to have all the answers? Watson was a nurse for 20 years. Her book The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story is an astonishing account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. They talk to doctor Julie Grigg.

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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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Bangla Poetry over the last Millenia

Dhaka 2013, 

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Ben Lyttleton

Football School Season

Hay Festival 2018, 

This series of books is based on the simple premise that there is nothing you can’t learn through the prism of football. Whether it’s how the geography of Brazil helps its players acquire the fanciest footwork in the land, or how the biology of digestion helps players plan their meals before a game, there’s so much to discover through the power of the beautiful game. Join the author, journalist and football consultant as he teaches you a lesson or two in this interactive and fact-packed event.

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Jenny Uglow

'Hogarth: Luxury and Excess in the Eighteenth Century'

Hay Festival 1999, 
In his penetrating satirical series like The Rakes Progress, and in his paintings of the polite and impolite society of his century, William Hogarth pulled the screen from the vices and follies of his day. In this talk, biographer Jenny Uglow gives a vivid account of his life, personality and work and shows his prints form part of the powerful debates about luxury, speculation and excess that troubled this new, thrusting commercial world.

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Tony Harrison

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading by the film-maker~poet whose latest movie is Prometheus.

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Malise Ruthven, Zia Sarder, Stuart Sim, Peter Tatchell

Fundamentalist World

Hay Festival 2004, 
Ruthven's Fundamentalism examines a broad spectrum of radical conservatives and ideological purists, finding 'family resemblances' between different fundamentalist movements, especially in terms of national identity and gender. Sardar is co-author of Why Do People hate America?  Sim is the author of Fundamentalist World: The New Dark Age of Dogma. Tatchell is a gay and human rights campaigner.

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Los derechos de la comunidad LGTB

Boris Dittrich en conversación con Brigitte Baptiste

Cartagena 2017, 
El activista Boris Dittrich (Holanda) lidera los esfuerzos de la ONG Human Rights Watch para defender los derechos de la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual y transgénero alrededor del mundo. Abogado y autor de dos novelas, Dittrich tiene además experiencia parlamentaria, puesto que fue miembro del parlamento de su país durante doce años e inició el trabajo para implementar la ley del matrimonio igualitario. En conversación con Brigitte Baptiste.

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Jonathan White

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Hay Festival 2018, 

In the Arctic, White, a marine conservationist, shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a 25-foot tidal bore that crashes 80 miles up the Qiantang River; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture – the very old and very new. Tides combines lyrical prose, colourful adventure travel and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion.

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Mark Cousins talks to Matt Stadlen

The Story of Looking

Hay Festival 2018, 
Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us. In The Story of Looking, filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins takes us on a lightning-bright tour - in words and images - through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed through the centuries. From great works of art to tourist photographs, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and protest, propaganda and refusals to look, the false mirrors and great visionaries of looking, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.
Mark Cousins talks to Matt Stadlen

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Antony Beevor

Berlin: the Downfall 1945

Hay Festival 2003, 
April 1945, three years after Stalingrad, 2.5 million Russian troops attacked along the Oder Neisse front, psychologically crushing the 'invincible' Nazi Germany. The battle was one of the most terrifying examples of fire and sword recorded, with mass rape, murder, pillage and destruction. Ensconded deep in his concrete bunker, Hitler could only scream at his military staff, denouncing the cowardice of the Wehrmacht. The award-winning historian tells the story.

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Oliver Bullough with Chibundu Onuzo and Matthew T. Page

Kleptoscope: Nigeria

Hay Festival 2018, 

Journalist and author Oliver Bullough brings his popular Kleptoscope series to Hay to discuss why and how so much money is stolen from the world’s poorest countries, and what we can do about it. Nigerian novelist Onuzu talks about how she put corruption at the heart of her brilliant second novel Welcome to Lagos; former US intelligence agent and foreign affairs expert Matthew T. Page is the author of Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know – a guide to the oil-rich African state, plagued by corruption and Boko Haram, home to many of the world’s greatest writers.

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Tamsin Treverton-Jones

Windblown: Landscape, Legacy and Loss

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Great Storm of 1987 is etched firmly into the national memory. Everyone who was there that night remembers how hurricane-force winds struck southern Britain without warning, claiming 18 lives, uprooting more than 15 million trees and reshaping the landscape for future generations. Thirty years on, the discovery of an old photograph inspires the author to make a journey into that landscape. Weaving her own memories and personal experiences with those of fishermen and lighthouse keepers, rough sleepers and refugees, she creates a unique portrait of this extraordinary event and a moving exploration of legacy and loss. Chaired by Corisande Albert.

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¿Dirigentes? Moisés Naím y Simon Sebag Montefiore en conversación con Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2017, 
Moisés Naím (Venezuela) es un periodista experimentado, autor de varios libros sobre la situación política del momento (entre ellos, Repensar el mundo111 sorpresas del siglo XXI y El fin del poder) y creador de una serie sobre Hugo Chávez. Por su parte, Simon Sebag Montefiore (Reino Unido) es historiador y autor, entre otras muchas publicaciones, de la biografía sobre Joseph Stalin Llamadme Stalin: la historia secreta de un revolucionario, así como de un libro sobre varios personajes históricos claves: Titanes de la historia. Ambos escritores reflexionan con Camilo Hoyos sobre el papel de los grandes dirigentes en nuestra historia más reciente.

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En busca de David Foster Wallace y otros personajes: la vida de un escritor en The New Yorker

Arequipa 2015, 
Julio Villanueva Chang, editor de la revista peruana Etiqueta Negra, conversará sobre la trayectoria profesional de D. T. Max, escritor norteamericano autor de títulos como Todas las historias de amor son historias de fantasmas. David Foster Wallace, una biografía (Debate, 2013), libro publicado en 2012 en Estados Unidos y que se convirtió en un best seller del New York Times, y The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery. D. T. Max escribe además en la revista The New Yorker.

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Bella Bathurst, Joanna Kavenna, Garth Cartwright

Travellers Tales

Hay Festival 2005, 
Bathurst's Wreckers is a gripping history of wrecking, looting and salvaging from the eighteenth century to the present day. In Kavenna's The Ice Museum she adventures north in search of the Atlantis of the Arctic, the mythical land of Thule. Cartwright's Princes Amongst Men recounts a Balkan odessy in search of the secret history and culture of Europe's greatest musicians: the Roma.

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Jorge Edwards

Arequipa 2015, 
El Premio Miguel de Cervantes 1999 Jorge Edwards (Santiago de Chile, 1931), es escritor, diplomático y periodista. Diplomático de carrera ente 1957 y 1973, también ha ejercido de embajador de Chile en Francia. Fundó, y posteriormente presidió, el Comité de Defensa de la Libertad de Expresión, formado por escritores y periodistas. Autor de numerosas novelas, cuentos y ensayos, entre su obra cabe destacar La casa de Dostoievski, Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América 2008, y El descubrimiento de la pintura (Mondadori, 2013), su última publicación. 

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Matthew d'Ancona, Mark Mills, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three 'break-through' fictions: D'Ancona's Going East is a masterly debut whose heroine Mia misadventures far from her privileged London society to the darker reaches of the East End. It's a great London novel. Mill's amagansett is a literary thriller set in post-war Long Island. MacDonald's international sensation The Way the Crow Flies sees the Cold War impact upon a family on a Canadian Air Force base.

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Coup D'Etat

Dhaka 2013, 
Nadeem Aslam and K Anis Ahmed talk about how power corrupts with, Sandip Roy

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Ian Robertson

Mind Sculpture

Hay Festival 1999, 
One of the world's leading authorities on brain rehabilitation explores ground-breaking discoveries about how the brain is physically shaped by experience and our interactions with the world around us.

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Phil Manzanera en conversación con Jacobo Celnik

Cartagena 2017, 
El guitarrista y productor musical Phil Manzanera formó parte de una de las bandas musicales más emblemáticas de los setenta: Roxy Music. De padre inglés y madre colombiana, Phil ha producido discos de David Gilmour, Antonio Vega, Héroes del Silencio, Fito Páez o Aterciopelados. Conversa sobre su extraordinaria carrera musical con Jacobo Celnik.