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Marion Keyes, Victoria Routledge

Friends

Hay Festival 1999, 
The current superstar of feel-good comic fiction Marian Keyes author of Rachel's Holiday reads and talks about her sparkling, laugh-out-loud novel Last Chance SaloonVictoria Routledge launched her delightful comedy of twenty-something shenanigans Friends Like These.

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Roy Noble talks to Carolyn Hitt

Down the Road and Round the Bend

Hay Festival 2018, 

Roy Noble is a Welsh legend – a consummate broadcaster, mischievous raconteur and collector of tales. His new book, launched today, is a glorious weft of fact, fiction and fancy – always moving and hilarious, elegantly told and often true. Pull up a chair…

Roy Noble talks to Carolyn Hitt

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Bogotá39 2017 II. María José Caro León, Carlos Fonseca and Emiliano Monge in conversation with Felipe Rosete

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 María José Caro León (Peru) author of Perro de ojos negros, Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica), author of Coronel Lágrimas, and Emiliano Monge (Mexico) autor of La superficie más honda, speak with Felipe Rosete.

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Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward

A Devils Chaplain

Hay Festival 2003, 
The pre-eminent evolutionary biologist is joined by his wife, actress Lalla Ward to present a selection of his essays collected in A Devil's Chaplain. Writing on evolution or science in general, on dead comrades or on travel or literature, on education or religion, he shows why he is one of the most influential thinkers of our time.

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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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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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Rob Newman

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

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Edgardo Cozarinsky y Vicente Molina Foix en conversación con Yael Weiss

Xalapa 2013, 
Dos celebrados directores y guionistas conversan con Yael Weiss sobre imagen, texto y la complejidad de la narración cinematográfi ca. El nuevo filme del escritor, guionista y dramaturgo Edgardo Cozarinsky (Argentina) es Nocturnos; por su parte, la última película del escritor, director de cine y poeta Vicente Molina Foix (España) es El dios de madera.

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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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Mario Bellatin y Margo Glantz en conversación con Gabriela Jauregui

Querétaro 2016, 

Mario Bellatin es un prolífico escritor celebrado internacionalmente; entre sus más de cuarenta libros publicados destacan Salón de belleza (novela considerada de culto), Flores, El Gran Vidrio y los más recientes El libro uruguayo de los muertos y El hombre dinero. Por su parte, la escritora Margo Glantz ha ejercido durante muchos años como docente y crítica literaria; miembro de número de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, es autora, entre otros trabajos, de Las genealogías, Coronada de moscas, Yo también me acuerdo y el recientemente publicado Por breve herida. Ambos autores conversan con la escritora y editora Gabriela Jauregui sobre sus últimos trabajos.

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Historias del cine

Arequipa 2015, 

David Trueba, internacionalmente conocido por su faceta de director de obras como La buena vida, Soldados de Salamina Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (ganadora de seis premios Goya), ha publicado también varias novelas, entre ellas, Cuatro amigos, Saber perder (Premio Nacional de la Crítica 2008) y Blitz. Hablará sobre su trabajo como cineasta y escritor con Clara Elvira Ospina, directora de prensa de América Televisión y Canal N.

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Terry Pratchett, Eleanor Updale

Teenager Readers

Hay Festival 2003, 
How is Updale's Montmorency for children when it has no children characters? How does Pratchett alter the famous Discworld to classify some of his new books as childrens? Join the debate about what defines a book as for younger readers.

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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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Simon Singh, Richard Wiseman

Theatre of Science

Hay Festival 2003, 
BAFTA- and Emmy-award winning scientists present their science comedy show. Singh presents his risk show 'What are the Chances of that Happening?' Can maths help us to live longer, predict the future and beat the dealer? Take a free bet and perhaps win a drink. Psychologist and magician, Wiseman exposes the psychology behind the illusion, with demonstrations, mind games and audience participation in his 'lecture' Mental Trickery.

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Nick Arnold

Hay Festival 2003, 
How to track a bear, why lions roll in dung and what a shark's favourite colour is. The author of Horrible Science introduces his new series Wild Lives, full of action, adventure and facts.

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Benjamin Woolley, Kate Fox, Nicholas Murray

Tabletalk

Hay Festival 2004, 
Woolley discusses The Herbalist: NIcholas Culpeper and the Fight for Medical Freedom, his biography of the great radical. Fox analyses the hidden rules of national behaviour in Watching the English. Murray discusses the women in the life of the subject of his new book, Kafka.

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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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Daniel Alarcón y Juan Manuel Robles en conversación con Clara Elvira Ospina

Arequipa 2015, 

El peruano Daniel Alarcón, escritor, periodista y editor asociado de la revista Etiqueta Negra, nos presenta su última novela, De noche andamos en círculos. Ganador de varios premios internacionales de literatura, ha sido seleccionado como uno de los mejores escritores jóvenes de Perú por la revista Granta y The New Yorker. Por su parte, Juan Manuel Robles, autor de Lima Freak. Vidas insólitas en una ciudad perturbada y de relatos y reportajes ampliamente antologados, ha publicado su primera novela, Nuevos juguetes de la Guerra Fría. Dirige la entrevista la periodista colombiana Clara Elvira Ospina.

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Homenaje musical: El bambuco pide playa

Daniel Samper Pizano en conversación con Maria Isabel Saavedra

Cartagena 2017, 
Del famoso Festival Mono Núñez al Festival Hay, un invitado especial: el bambuco. Conversación entre María Isabel Saavedra y Daniel Samper Pizano, continuada por un gran homenaje a la música andina de Colombia, con actuaciones del Barbero del Socorro, Renaceres y Saavedra. Fabuloso cierre del Hay Festival.

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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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Rebecca Swift, Hannha Griffiths

The Literary Consultancy

Hay Festival 2003, 
The late Auberon Waugh wrote 'The best advice to anyone wishing to write a novel is "don't do it"'. The second best is, 'send it to the literary consultancy'. Swift and Griffiths, co-founders of the leading manuscript appraisal service, explore the question of why people write and the tensions between creativity and commerce. They explore what they have found to be common pitfalls for new writers.

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The Mystic Soul

Dhaka 2013, 
Patrick Laude, Arundhathi Subramaniam and Ana Cocchiarella with David Burrell, discuss the spiritual path through different traditions.

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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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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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Historias de familia II. Fatima Bhutto, Giuseppe Caputo y Renato Cisneros en conversación con Marianne Ponsford

Cartagena 2017, 
La importancia de la figura paterna en la identidad del individuo es un asunto que no solo concierne a la vida cotidiana sino también a la literatura. Así, en la literatura como en el psicoanálisis, el padre se convierte en uno de los grandes temas para escritores como los que nos acompañan hoy. Con Fatima Bhutto (Pakistán), autora de The Shadow of the Crescent Moon; Giuseppe Caputo (Colombia), autor de Un mundo huérfano; y Renato Cisneros (Perú), autor de La distancia que nos separa. En conversación con Marianne Ponsford.