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Andrew Roberts

Churchill: Walking With Destiny

Winter Weekend 2018, 

The award-winning historian introduces his masterwork Churchill: Walking With Destiny, a landmark reconsideration of the iconic war leader based on Roberts’ exclusive access to extensive new material, from private diaries and letters to detail from war cabinet meetings.

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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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Booktubeando. Valeria Hernández y Alberto Villarreal en conversación con Benito Taibo

Querétaro 2016, 

El aparentemente analógico mundo de la literatura es también un tema tratado por los youtubers, que en el caso de nuestros invitados demuestran ser no sólo apasionados lectores sino también apasionados críticos literarios. Conversan con Benito Taibo sobre lo que les gusta leer, sus libros favoritos y cómo es hablar sobre libros a través de la red.

Para niños a partir de 14 años

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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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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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Hannah Collins, A.C. Grayling and William Kingswood in conversation with Santiago Íñiguez

The impact of the arts, culture and the humanities on coexistence and cosmopolitanism

Segovia 2018, 

Santiago Íñiguez, President of IE University, worldwide expert on education, gathers three relevant voices around the theme of the role of culture in our societies today. The award-winning photographer and artist, Hannah Collins, the international philosopher A.C. Grayling and the composer and musician William Kingswood discuss the impact of the humanities in our daily life.

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Periodismo de investigación

Arequipa 2015, 

El analista político e historiador peruano Jorge Bedregal modera esta charla sobre el periodismo de investigación en la que participan cuatro destacados periodistas. Ed Vulliamy es un periodista británico que escribe para The Observer y The Guardian. Finalista del Amnesty International Media Award por sus reportajes sobre México y autor del libro Seasons in Hell. Understanding Bosnia’s War (1994). Jon Lee Anderson es un reportero estadounidense del The New Yorker que lleva muchos años cubriendo Latinoamérica y está especializado en temas de conflictos armados. Además, es autor de una de las biografías más importantes de Ernesto Guevara: Che Guevara: Una Vida Revolucionaria (1997). El periodista Gustavo Gorriti, fundador y director de IDL-Reporteros, la primera publicación electrónica creada en el Perú de periodismo de investigación sin fines de lucro, ha sido codirector del diario La República y ha obtenido varias distinciones internacionales, entre ellas, el Premio Nuevo Periodismo CEMEX+FOPI en la modalidad de Homenaje. Por su parte, Marco Zileri es director de Caretas, revista semanal publicada en Lima reconocida por su periodismo de investigación.

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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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Jon Lee Anderson

Arequipa 2015, 

Este periodista norteamericano, especializado en temas de guerra, comenzó su andadura en el mundo del periodismo a los veintidós años, en Perú, hasta que en 1998 pasó a formar parte del equipo del The New Yorker, aunque colabora en numerosos periódicos de todo el mundo. Es autor de una de las biografías más importantes de Ernesto Guevara: Che Guevara: Una Vida Revolucionaria. Sus últimos libros son La herencia colonial y otras maldiciones y Crónicas de un país que ya no existe. Libia, de Gadafi al colapso.

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Kobita Parishad Recitations

Dhaka 2013, 
Recitations by Rafiq Azad, Rabiul Husein, Asim Saha, Noo-ul-Alam Lenin, Makid Haider, Anwara Syed Haq, Quazl Rozy, Shihab Sarkar, Kajal Bandyopadhyay, Mohammad Sadik, Harisul Hoque, Samim Reza, Bulbul Mahalanobish and Masud Pothik. Moderated by Habibullah Sirajee.

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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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Francine Stock, Caroline Michel, Toby Mundy, Clare Alexander

Hay Festival 2005, 
Are readers getting what they want and deserve from publishing? The novelist and broadcaster is joined by major industry players from the independent and conglomerate sectors to debate the matter with the audience.

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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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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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The Story of Tracy Beaker

Hay Festival 2003, 
Jane Dauncy, Elly Brewer and Mary Morris are the brians behind the incredibly successful CBBC adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's book. Come and hear all about it. From choosing the book, the problems in extending story lines and characters for TV, to the practicalities of script-writing.

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Olivia Judson

Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation

Hay Festival 2003, 
'Dear Dr Tatiana, I'm a queen bee and I'm worried. All my lovers leave their genitals inside me and then drop dead. Is this normal? Perplexed in Cloverhill.' 'Dear Dr Tatiana, My son cuts a fine figure of a manatee and I'm very proud of him. But there's one problem. He keeps kissing other males. What can I do to straighten him out? Don't want no homo in the Florida Keys.' Find out at the Dr Tatiana show! 'Dr Tatiana knows how the other half loves and it's much kinkier than anybody imagined.' (Matt Ridley). The evolutionary biologist's book is longlisted for the Smuel Johnson Prize.

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Egypt and Beyond

Dhaka 2013, 
Ahdaf Soueif and William Sieghart on this hot topic and more, moderated by Zafar Sobhan.

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David Puttnam

The Dilys Powell Lecture

Hay Festival 1996, 
The inaugural lecture to commemmorate the revered Sunday Times cinema critic who died last year is given by the producer whose films include The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Local Hero, The Mission and Midnight Express.

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Mark Steel and Arthur Smith

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hay Festival 2002, 
Glorious stand-up from the acute and radical comedian. 'A man with a passionate desire to communicate his ideas, who is also very funny' (The Guardian). Compèred by the uniquely talented and frankly gorgeous Arthur Smith.

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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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The Future of the Independent

Dhaka 2014, 
With Penguin Randon House now having formed the biggest publishing company in the world, and Amazon starting a publishing venture, what is the future of the Indie press, and of publishing in general? Featuring Naveen Kishore, Carolyn Kellogand Olivia Smith. Chaired by Dwight Garner.

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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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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.