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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.
(Age 8-11)

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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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Joann Fletcher and Stephen Buckley

The Search for Nefertiti

Hay Festival 2005, 
Egyptologists recount their quest to positively identify the mummy of the enigmatic Pharaoh and to understand her world.

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Oliver Bullough

Moneyland

Winter Weekend 2018, 

Moneyland is the secret country of the rich and unscrupulous, where they hide their wealth and prevent the rest of us from seeing it. Over the past 50 years, it has become the third largest economy in the world, and is annexing more every day. Investigative journalist Oliver Bullough explains how the City of London created this phenomenon, what damage it's doing to the world, and what we can all do about it.

Oliver Bullough

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Mark Tully

India in Slow Motion

Hay Festival 2003, 
From Hindu extremism to child labour, Sufi mysticism to the crisis in agriculture, and from the persistance of political corruption to the problem of Kashmir, the legendary broadcaster challenges the preconceptions others have about India, as well as those India has about itself.

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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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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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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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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.

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Brian Jacques

Hay Festival 2003, 
Battles and banquets, love and loss, excitement and magic, Brian Jacques' Redwall series has them all. Come and be enchanted by this one time stand-up comedian and master storyteller. Brian's latest Redwall adventure is Triss, a beautifully written interweaving of three individual tales.

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Manuel Vilas in conversation with Angélica Tanarro

ORDESA

Segovia 2018, 

With Ordesa, his latest novel, Vilas confirms his status as one the Spain’s greatest and most compelling writers. He talks about his fiction and poetry, and turns his unflinching gaze towards contemporary Spain and towards the wider context of Europe. He discusses his relationship with the literature of Miguel Delibes. He talks with poet and journalist Angélica Tanarro. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tony Benn and Roy Bailey

The Writing on the Wall

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate Benn's 80th birthday with this spellbinding anthology of dissent in a concert of speeches and songs from the barricades across the ages. He is joined by the great folk singer.

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Gala de los pequeños homenajes

Querétaro 2016, 

Lecturas de prosa y poesía pensadas como pequeños homenajes a los héroes literarios de algunos de los invitados del festival. Con Martha Favila (México), Gabriela Jauregui (México), Carolina Sanín (Colombia), Juan Cárdenas (Colombia), Mariana Enríquez (Argentina), Martín Kohan (Argentina), Rodrigo Blanco Calderón (Venezuela) y Gabriela Ybarra (España). Evento moderado por Ricardo García Mainou.

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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.