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Joe Berger

Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem and The Stinky Truth

Hay Festival 2018, 

Have you ever told a fib? Allow this author and illustrator to introduce you to Sam Lyttle, the boy who can’t stop telling porkies and the hero of two graphic novels Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem and The Stinky Truth. Sam’s fibbing gets him mixed up in some very twisty situations (rather like the younger Joe Berger himself). Armed with a pen and a flipchart, Joe draws audiences into Sam’s world and gives tips to budding cartoonists on how to draw comic strips.

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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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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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Bryan Magee

The Story of Philosophy

Hay Festival 1999, 
The philosopher makes the introductions "As a popularizer of Philosophy, Magee is unsurpassed" - The Times.

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Jennifer Johnston, Kamila Shamsie, Tash Aw

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
The multi-award winning Irish novelist Johnston intrduces her Grace and Truth. Shamsie's Karachi story Broken Verses spans a generation. Aw's The Harmony Silk Factory is set in his native Malaysia in the 1930s. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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Greil Marcus and John Harris

Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads

Hay Festival 2005, 
The story, context and appreciation of Dylan's revolutionary classics, recorded forty years ago.

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The World of Quinten Blake

Hay Festival 2003, 
The world's greatest illustrator, Britain's first Children's Laureate and the genius behind hundreds of books like Clown, Zagazoo, The Green Ship, Fantastic Daisy Artichoke and the extraordinary and prolific collaboration with Roald Dahl, creates magic before your eyes and talks about his imagination and drawing.

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Raphaël Meltz sobre la novela gráfica contemporánea en Francia

Xalapa 2014, 
El escritor, editor y agregado cultural de la Embajada Francesa Raphaël Meltz, repasará los acontecimientos que han definido a la novela gráfica francesa más reciente: en los últimos treinta años han surgido editoriales independientes especializadas en novela gráfica de todo tipo (autobiografías, relatos históricos, etc.). La apertura de escuelas especializadas, la creación permanente de fanzines, el desarrollo del Festival Internacional de Angoulême y la aparición de dos generaciones consecutivas de destacados y reconocidos novelistas gráficos.
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Francia

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Thomas Bunstead, Roberto Frías, Pura López Colomé y Víctor Andresco en conversación con Maliyel Beverido

Sobre traducción.

Xalapa 2014, 

En este evento Thomas Bunstead, Roberto Frías, Pura López Colomé y Víctor Andresco charlarán sobre sus experiencias como traductores y los
retos que supone este oficio. Thomas Bunstead está especializado en la traducción del español al inglés, ha traducido obras de Eduardo Halfon, cada miembro de la familia se ha redefinido para encontrar su propio destino sin dejar de venerar la memoria del padre.

Con el apoyo de Ambulante

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Jeremy Paxman

The English

Hay Festival 1999, 
What is it with the English and sex, food, games and hypocrisy? The nations favourite sceptic and scrouge of humbug asks the questions.

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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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Melvyn Bragg

Crossing the Lines

Hay Festival 2003, 
We are delighted to launch the new, third novel in what is becoming a significant twentieth century series. W H Smith Award-winner, Bragg follows the story of Joe from A Son of War from working class Wigton to the gleaming spires of Oxford in 1950s Britain where profound changes are taking place in morals, religion, music and class.

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Robert Macfarlane

Mountains of the Mind

Hay Festival 2003, 
Fifty years after the ascent of Everest, Macfarlene considers the way geology has transformed perceptions of wild landscape; the natural miracles that drew early travellers to the upper world of the mountains: the enchantment of great height: the allure of the unknown: and the elemental beauties of snow, rock and ice.

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Tom McLaughlin

Happyville High: Geek Tragedy

Hay Festival 2018, 

Imagine a school where perfection and popularity is prized above everything...what could go wrong? When the popular kids start growing extra-long spaghetti arms it's time for super nerds Tyler, Dylan, and Ashley to put their geek powers to the test and save the day. Join the author as he introduces his new series Happyville High in an event with interactive readings and an illustration workshop.

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Nicola Davies

The First Book of the Sea

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the author of The First Book of Nature and The First Book of Animals as she introduces a collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. Feel what it is like to swim with dolphins and flying fish, pore over rock-pools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins. With exquisite watercolour illustrations from Emily Sutton, the book captures the excitement of a child's first glimpse of the sea, the majesty of ancient trading ships and the wonder of the humpback whale.

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The Great Adventurer

Dhaka 2014, 
Award winning historian, biographer, traveler, and intrepid wanderer, Patrick French has chronicled a vast swath of history, mostly based around South Asia. He talks to Alex Clark about his uncanny ability to uncover historical truths, his fascination with Tibet, and the trip around Central Asia that gave him his first taste of adventure.

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Clive James

The Magic Sentence

Hay Festival 2004, 
The poet, songwriter, essayist and broadcaster, whose work ranges from popular television to the holocaust, talks about his 'search for the magic sentance, in a world all too real'.

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Sarah Dunant, James Runcie, Jean McNeil

Hay Festival 2003, 
Writer Mary Loudon chairs this conversation about fiction set in the Artworld. Runcie's The Colour of Heaven follows a trail across the fourteenth century world in search of perfect ultramarine. McNeil's Private View is an edgy take on contemporary London's YBA scene. Dunant's masterpiece The Birth of Venus tells the story of a woman painter in Renaissance Florence.

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Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd

Come Together

Hay Festival 1999, 
The writing partnership of Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd read from and answer questions about their collaboration on their extravagantly heralded novel, one of the publishing triumphs of the year.

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William Dalrymple

Hay Festival 2003, 
James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of Hyderabad when he met Khair un-Nissa, 'Most Excellent among Women,' the great neice of the Prime Minister of Hyderabad. He fell in love with her and overcame many obstacles to marry her, converting to Islam and according to Indian sources becoming a double-agent working against the East India Company. The award-winning historian and travel writer tels the story.

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Daily Star Books

Dhaka 2013, 
Sharbari Ahmed and Farah Ghuznavi discuss their short story anthologies, The Oceans of Mrs Nagai, and Fragments of Riversong. Moderated by Samit Basu.

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Terry Pratchett talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
The brilliantly imaginative inventor of Discworld discusses his work and his latest satire Going Postal.

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Jude Kelly

The Orange Prize For Fiction Lecture: Fear of the Artist

Hay Festival 2005, 
Jude Kelly speaks about the nature of creative fear and how it can be put to more public use. She dicusses the vital role of the artist in harnessing the power of fear, and how their knowledge of fear and their struggle between expression and invisibility offers an alternative model of courage for society.

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James Dean Bradfield and Patrick Jones

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Manic Street Preacher and his theatre collaborator discuss music, politics and words with the author and broadcaster Jon Gower.

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The invention of nature. Andrea Wulf in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

Querétaro 2017, 

The fascinating story of discovery, scientific curiosity and adventure by the German explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt in the Americas is a story that is intimately linked to the history of Colombia, in whose territory he carried out some of his explorations. The British historian and writer Andrea Wulf gives a masterful version of this encounter with nature in The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science. The book has received awards such as the 2016 Royal Society Science Book Prize and was selected by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2015. She will talk to Gabrielle Walker about this extraordinary work.

The invention of nature. Andrea Wulf in conversation with Gabrielle Walker