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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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Gitta Sereny

A Different Journalism

Hay Festival 1999, 
The historian has written about FRanz Stangl, the Commandant at Treblinka, Hitler's architect, Albert Speer, and twice about the child-killer Mary Bell. She discusses her subjects, and how, in the information age, we might read history in new ways.

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Hilary Spurling

The Unknown Matisse

Hay Festival 1999, 
Illustrated with his images, the biographer assesses the masterpieces, and sheds new light on the humiliations and scandals the Henri Matisse had to overcome in order to develop into the greatest French painter of this century.

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Alexander Waugh

Fathers and Sons: The Autobiography of a Family

Hay Festival 2005, 
Poet Arthur Waugh begat Alec and the great novelist Evelyn, Evelyn begat columnist ad Literary Review Editor Auberon, who fathered our own Alexander, biographer of God and Time

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Fay Weldon talks to Francine Stock

Auto Da Fay

Hay Festival 2002, 
The authorized autobiography covers love, sex, babies, blokes, poverty, work, politics, and very famous names. And of course a bibliography that includes Praxis, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, The Bulgari Connection, The Cloning of Joanna May and Big Women.

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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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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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Nicolas Roeg talks to Jason Wood

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Director 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Interview with the legendary director and cinematographer whose credits include Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing and Insignificance. See also, [144] and [151].

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Upcoming Misfits

Dhaka 2013, 
Graphic Stories with Samir Rahman and Nuhash Humayun.

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Anthony Sampson

Nelson Mandel

Hay Festival 1999, 
The writer talks about his friend and biograhical subject, the retiring President of South Africa.

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Michael Puett

Dhaka 2014, 
Renowned China scholar Michael Puett delivers the lecture that has made him one of the most popular professors at Harvard University.

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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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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.

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Andrea Marcolongo in conversation with Juan Esteban Constaín

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Rock, jazz y otras músicas en la composición literaria. Juan Álvarez y Juan Carlos Garay en conversación con Sandro Romero Rey

Cartagena 2017, 
Hay autores que escriben escuchando música, otros que incluso crean listas de reproducción específicas para trabajar, y muchos otros que incluyen en sus libros epígrafes de letras musicales o agradecimientos a músicos o a canciones. ¿Qué tendrá la música que gusta tanto a los escritores? Dos autores, Juan Álvarez (Colombia) y Juan Carlos Garay (Colombia), conversan con Sandro Romero Rey sobre sus filiaciones musicales, las similitudes entre composición musical y literaria y, por supuesto, su música favorita.

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Héroes latinoamericanos: Mario Vargas Llosa

Arequipa 2015, 

Gerald Martin ha publicado una edición crítica de Hombres de maíz, del escritor guatemalteco Miguel Ángel Asturias, y una biografía del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez. Actualmente está trabajando en una biografía sobre Mario Vargas Llosa.  Alonso Cueto, autor homenajeado en la Feria Internacional del Libro de Lima 2010, ha publicado novelas de muy diferentes estilos. Su obra Juan Carlos Onetti: El soñador en la penumbra, indaga en la vida del novelista. Modera el director editorial de Planeta, Sergio Vilela.

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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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Who? Why? Where?

Hay Festival 1996, 
An open Question Time for travel writers with several of the writers taking part in the Hakluyt and Folio Society celebrations - Gavin Young, Charles Nicholl, Joyce Lorimer who are joined by the supreme travel-writers agent George Greenfield.

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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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Howard Norman, Wayne Johnston & Shyam Selvadurai

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading and discussion with Howard Norman, author of the magical Museum Guard set in an Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia and two of the stars of the new generation of Canadian novelists. JOhnston's The Colony of Unrequited Dreams fictionalises the rise and rise of Newfoundland's first Premier at the turn of the century. Selvadurai, a Sri Lankan writer based in Canada, explores the issues of exile, British colonial history, sexual identity and gender politics in his Cinnamon Gardens set in Ceylon. Chaired by John Saddler.

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Jenny Matthews talks to Yasmin Alibhai Brown

The Action Aid Platform: Women and War

Hay Festival 2003, 
The distinguished photojournalist discusses her photographs of women's lives, taken over twenty years in the world's worst conflict spots. ActionAid's mission is to work with poor and marginalised people to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequity that cause it.

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A Modern Approach to Folklore in Bangladesh

Dhaka 2013, 
Chaired by Shamsuzzaman Khan, with Shahid Alam and Firoz Mahmud.

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Rose Tremain in conversation with Michele Roberts

Hay Festival 1996, 
"One of the finest short story writers in the country" (Independent), Tremain's Collected SHort Stories have just been published. Her novels include the Booker-shortlisted Restoration recently filmed at Tretower with Meg Ryan, HUgh Grant and Ian McKellen. Michele Roberts, compared by critics to Joyce at his most voluptuous, Carter at her most inventive, and Woolf at her most flirtatious, won the W.H. Smith Literary Award for Flesh and Blood.

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Las tristezas de México

Diego Enrique Osorno y Sergio González Rodríguez con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Querétaro 2016, 

Una compilación de ensayos de inminente publicación reúne a los escritores y periodistas Lydia Cacho, Anabel Hernández, Juan Villoro, Diego Enrique Osorno, Emiliano Ruiz Parra, Sergio González Rodríguez y Marcela Turati, quienes reflexionan, analizan y denuncian a través de sus respectivos ensayos sobre la situación de violencia extrema e impunidad en la que se ha visto envuelto el país desde el comienzo de la llamada “guerra contra el narco”. Esta compilación sirve además para dar a conocer los nombres de aquellos muertos y desaparecidos por ejercer el periodismo en tierras mexicanas. Con la presencia de Diego Enrique Osorno y Sergio González Rodríguez, en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo.

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Andrew Davies

Adapted for the Screen

Hay Festival 2003, 
The man who brought Darcy, Elizabeth, Zhivago, Deronda' Lydgate, Melmotte and Becky Sharp to our television screens talks about his art and craft, the resolution of sexual tension and how he tipped the velvet over into late night cult viewing.

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Bogotá39 2017 III. Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Brenda Lozano and Felipe Restrepo Pombo in conversation with Mariana H

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 Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba), author of La tribu; Brenda Lozano (Mexico), author of Cómo piensan las piedras and Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia), author of Formas de evasion. In conversation with Mariana H.