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Dave Shelton

The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery

Hay Festival 2018, 

A great crime mystery exists at the exclusive St Rita’s girls’ boarding school – and that’s not the only odd thing about the school. New girl Daphne loves to read so she heads to the library whenever she can. Here she finds there’s no librarian but there is Emily Lime, the librarian’s assistant. The author shares the secrets of the delightful blend of schools, sleuths and books in this novel.

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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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Alberto Fuguet en conversación con Dante Trujillo

Arequipa 2015, 
Alberto Fuguet, escritor, periodista y cineasta chileno, es una de las figuras más influyentes en el panorama literario latinoamericano. Entre sus últimos libros publicados cabría señalar Juntos y solos, Cinépata y Aeropuertos. De su labor como director de cine destaca Música campesina, premio al mejor largometraje nacional en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia 2011. Hablará sobre su nueva novela, No ficción. El limeño Dante Trujillo, autor de El palacio de la felicidad, estuvo al frente de la revista Buensalvaje y actualmente es el nuevo editor de El Dominical.

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Arnold Wesker 1

Hay Festival 2004, 
The playwright and and spellbinding solo performer, whose plays are currently running in twelve capital cities around the world, embarks on a five night residency reading and previewing new work and classic plays. Tonight he previews extracts from Longitude and Groupie, both of which will open in London later this year, and What Ever Happened to Betty Lemon?

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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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Steven Mithen

After the Ice

Hay Festival 2003, 
Drawing on the latest cutting-edge research in archaeology and the environmental sciences, Mithen leads a sweeping global tour through human history as the last ice age came to its end and the first farming communities and towns appeared. He presents a gripping and intimate picture of minds, cultures, lives and landscapes through 15,000 years that laid the foundations of the modern world.

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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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Mano Bouzamour e Iacopo Barison en conversación con Liliet Heredero

Cartagena 2017, 
Dos escritores con libros recién publicados en español conversan con la periodista Liliet Heredero. El escritor y bloguero Iacopo Barison (Italia), nominado al prestigioso Premio Strega por su primera novela, Stalin + Bianca, es columnista en el portal de internet minima&moralia y está adaptando al cine su novela. Por su parte, el escritor Mano Bouzamour (Holanda), es autor del celebrado La promesa de Pisa, donde narra la historia de un inmigrante que se encuentra escindido entre su cultura de acogida y su país de origen. Actualmente Bouzamour es columnista del periódico Het Parool, escribe para las revistas Elle y Cosmopolitan, y está preparando su segundo libro.

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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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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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Angus MacQueen

The Documentary Director 3

Hay Festival 2005, 
MacQueen has directed many award-winning documentaries including The Death of Yugoslavia, Gulag, Dancing for Dollars, The Last Peasants and most recently Cocaine for Channel 4. Illustrated by a variety of clips, he talks to The Observer's Tim Adams about his work and how making the Cocaine series changed his views on drugs.

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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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Russell James, Andrew Taylor, Rebeca Tope, Phil Rickman

Fields of Blood: Really?

Hay Festival 2004, 
It was Sherlock Holmes who said that not even the vilest alleys of London had a more dreadful record of sin than the smiling and beautiful countryside. But it is ture? Russell James, 'The Godfather of British noir' isn't convinced and interrogates his rural crimewriting colleagues, Andrew (The American Boy) Taylor, Phil (The Prayer of the Night Shepherd) Rickman and Rebeca (A Cotswold Killing) Tope on the issue of stiffs in the sticks, guns in the grass and corpses amongst the cows.

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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.
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Are we the eyes of the universe? Christophe Galfard and María Teresa Ruiz in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

Querétaro 2017, 

In recent decades, hundreds of planets have been discovered, although there is no evidence of intelligent life on any of them. What does this mean about our place in the universe? Are we the only beings with the perception needed to understand the stars, see them and feel their beauty? With the scientists Christophe Galfard (France) and María Teresa Ruiz (Chile).

Are we the eyes of the universe? Christophe Galfard and María Teresa Ruiz in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

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Chris Menges

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Cinematographer / Director

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation cut with clips from the career of the great cinematographer whose work includes Kes, Made in Britainm A World Apart, The Killing Fields, The Mission and Dirty Pretty Things. He talks to Peter Florence.

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Recitations in English: Crossing Cultures

Dhaka 2013, 
Kamal Chowdhury, Asad Choudhury, Tishani Doshi, William Sieghart, Kaiser Haq and Syed Shamsul Haq.

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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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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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Valeria Luiselli en conversación con Pablo Duarte

Querétaro 2016, 

La escritora mexicana Valeria Luiselli, autora de los libros Papeles falsos, Los ingrávidos y La historia de mis dientes, todos traducidos al inglés y otros idiomas, conversa sobre estos libros y en particular sobre su trabajo de próxima publicación: Odisea de los niños perdidos. Un ensayo en cuarenta preguntas. Se trata de un ensayo inteligente y reflexivo sobre la experiencia de los niños migrantes en Estados Unidos en el que la autora, a través de su experiencia como traductora para niños migrantes, considera temas como la migración, el impacto especialmente duro que estas experiencias tienen en los más jóvenes y las complejas situaciones en los países de origen. En conversación con el periodista y escritor Pablo Duarte.

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Hisham Matar y Philippe Sands en conversación con Peter Florence

Cartagena 2017, 
Los autores de dos extraordinarios libros que hablan sobre la pérdida de familiares cercanos en contextos de represión y barbarie conversan sobre el origen de sus historias con Peter Florence. El escritor Hisham Matar (Libia), cuyo padre, Jaballa Matar, desapareció a manos de los servicios secretos libios, presenta El regreso, un trabajo en el que describe su retorno a Libia tras décadas viviendo en el exilio, después de la caída del régimen de Gadafi, en búsqueda de lo ocurrido a su padre. Por su parte, el escritor y abogado defensor de los derechos humanos Philippe Sands hablará de su libro East West Street, On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity”, trabajo ganador del Baillie Gifford Prize 2016 en el que combina la narración de la situación de su propia familia judía en la Europa antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, una investigación sobre los creadores de los conceptos de “genocidio” y “crímenes contra la humanidad”, y una mirada a la vida de Hans Frank, el carnicero de Polonia, y a los Juicios de Núremberg.

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Paul Preston in conversation with Giles Tremlett

Whither Spain? Lessons from History

Segovia 2018, 

The historian Paul Preston and the writer and journalist Giles Tremlett discuss the historical roots of many contemporary Spanish issues, including Catalonia, the law on historic remembrance, a forced change in government and corruption, through the lens of Paul Preston´s forthcoming book – A People Betrayed – A history of Spain from 1874 to the present day, in which the historian provides a compelling argument identifying the all-too-frequent failure of the political class to lead the Spanish state to its true potential. 

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Isabel Fonseca en conversación con Patricio Fernández Chadwick

Arequipa 2015, 
La escritora y periodista norteamericana Isabel Fonseca, autora de Enterradme de pie. La odisea de los gitanos y Vínculo, conversará con Patricio Fernández Chadwick, fundador y editor de la revista The Clinic y autor de libros como Ferrantes, Escritos plebeyos.

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Richard Price, T.C. Boyle

Hay Festival 2003, 
Price's most recent work is Samaritan, set in New Jersey. His fifth novel, Clockers, was made into a film directed by Spike Lee. He has also written numerous screenplays, including Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Colour of Money. Boyle, the author of the great American novel The Tortilla Curtain introduces the denizens of Drop City, a counterculture California commune the welcomes anyone wanting to live off the grid, use drugs and practise free love.

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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.