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Alicia Stallings

Hesiod’s Works and Days

Hay Festival 2018, 

The award-winning American poet introduces her translation of one of the great classical texts. Hesiod was the first self-styled ‘poet’ in Western literature, revered by the ancient Greeks. Ostensibly written to chide and educate his lazy brother, Works and Days tells the story of Pandora’s jar and humanity’s place in a fallen world. Blending the cosmic and the earthy, and mixing myth, lyrical description, personal asides, astronomy, proverbs and down-to-earth advice on rural tasks and rituals, it is also a hymn to honest toil as man’s salvation.

Alicia Stallings

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Pablo Meyer y Guillermo Cecchi sobre ciencia

Xalapa 2014, 
Los investigadores Guillermo Cecchi y Pablo Meyer contarán en este evento cómo las nuevas tecnologías y el mundo digital han ayudado a desarrollar las investigaciones en el campo de la neurociencia, y el impacto que este tipo de estudios científicos tienen en nuestra vida cotidiana.

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Matthew d'Ancona, Mark Mills, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three 'break-through' fictions: D'Ancona's Going East is a masterly debut whose heroine Mia misadventures far from her privileged London society to the darker reaches of the East End. It's a great London novel. Mill's amagansett is a literary thriller set in post-war Long Island. MacDonald's international sensation The Way the Crow Flies sees the Cold War impact upon a family on a Canadian Air Force base.

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Adam Nicholson

Men of Honour: Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero

Hay Festival 2005, 
Trafalgar gripped the nineteenth-century imagination like no other battle. It finished the global ambitions of a European tyrant but culminated in the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest hero of the era.

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John Harris and Polly Tonybee and David Walker

Is Labour Working?

Hay Festival 2005, 
We test the new political water one month after the election. Harris is the author of So Now Who Do We Vote For? Tonybee and Walker co-wrote Better or Worse? Has Labour Delivered? Chaired by Jonathan Heawood.

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Mohamed Keshavjee

The Ronald Higgins Memorial Lecture: Mediation and Restorative Justice

Hay Festival 2018, 

Keshavjee will explore the ideas of internationalism and engagement mapped in Higgins' visionary world affairs books The Seventh Enemy and Plotting Peace: The Owls Reply to the Hawks. The distinguished academic received the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award for his work in conflict resolution. Patrick Pietroni will pay tribute to Ronald Higgins who died in December. Chaired by Felicity Bryan.

Mohamed Keshavjee

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Christopher Hampton

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Screenwriter 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the screenwriter and director whose credits include The Honorary consul, Carrington, the Oscar-winning Dangerous Liaisons, The Secret Agent, The Quiet American and Imagining Argentina.

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GRANTA - The Best Young Novelists.

Dhaka 2013, 
Tahmima Anam and Ned Beauman, talk with Ellah Allfrey.

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Ian Robertson

Mind Sculpture

Hay Festival 1999, 
One of the world's leading authorities on brain rehabilitation explores ground-breaking discoveries about how the brain is physically shaped by experience and our interactions with the world around us.

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Recreando historia

Arequipa 2015, 

La directora de teatro y dramaturga peruana Mariana de Althaus es una de las figuras hispanas más afianzadas del panorama teatral actual. Sus obras se han presentado en festivales internacionales como el Festival Mirada (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Santiago a Mil (Chile) y Festival de Cádiz (España). Por su parte, Bacha Caravedo es un guionista y director de cine limeño (Perro guardián) que adaptará al cine la obra de De Althaus, El sistema solar. Ambos conversarán sobre cine, teatro y adaptaciones literarias al mundo del celuloide con Miguel Barreda Delgado, cineasta arequipeño que ha estrenado recientemente el largometraje Encadenados.

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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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Juliet Gardiner

Wartime Britain 1939-45

Hay Festival 2005, 
The historian has had access to a staggering wealth of rich, new material which covers all aspects of the conflict from conscription, rationing, propaganda and censorship to the plight of seperated families, lack of money, entertainment and victory.

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Gabrielle Walker

Snowball Earth

Hay Festival 2003, 
The science-writer explores the theory that 700 million years ago, the earth was a vast, whited-out iceball. Paul Hoffman, a brilliant and irascible Harvard scientist, claims that a climactic cataclysm 700 million years ago triggered the great Cambrian Explosion, the hitherto unexplained moment in geological time when a profusion of complex life forms first sprang from the primordial soup. Walker tells his story.

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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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Nicole Krauss, Wesley Stace, Clare Sambrook

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Krauss' The History of Love ranges across lifetimes from New York to Poland. Stace's Misfortune is a vivid gothic masterpiece. Sambrook's Hide and Seek captures with startling truth and clarity the perspective of a confused nine year old boy. Chaired by Claire Armitstead.

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Diane Wood Middlebrook

How It Worked: The Marriage of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

Hay Festival 2004, 
In writing Her Husband: Hughes and Plath - a Marriage, the biographer drew on a wealth of unpublished materials that reveal the dynamics of Ted Hughes' lifelong creative partnership with Sylvia Plath, in life and death.

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Meg Wolitzer talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: The Female Persuasion

Hay Festival 2018, 

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings comes an electric, multi-layered novel about ambition, power, friendship and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time) and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

Meg Wolitzer talks to Georgina Godwin

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Exploring Language

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein in conversation with Firdous Azim.

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Vesna Goldsworthy, Matthew Sturgis, Nick Flynn

Biographers' Panel

Hay Festival 2005, 
Although purportedly an account of forty years in the life of a passionate Serbian woman, Goldsworthy's Chernobyl Strawberries traffics in the births and deaths of whole worlds. Sturgis is the biographer of the artist Walter Sickert. Flynn's Another Bullshit Night In Suck City is a darkly comic story of an unconventional reunion between father and son. Chaired by Brenda Maddox.

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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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Commonwealth Writers Conversation - The Untold Story

Dhaka 2013, 
Firdous Azim, Shuchi Karim, Faustina Pereira and Munize Manzur with Razia Iqbal. This session explores how creative expression can help women speak out about difficult topics.

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Maddox on Yeats

What's Liking Got To Do With It?

Hay Festival 1999, 
In writing her new biography of W.B.Yeats, George's GhostsBrenda Maddox found Yeat's belief that he and his young wife spent five years of communication with spirits an initial obstacle. She talks with psychotherapist Susie Orbach author of The Impossibility of Sex about how this supposed magic worked - to save the Yeats's marriage and give Yeats the metaphors for his late great poetry. But do biographers, or therapists, need to like the people they are analysing?

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Leon Kreitzman and Russell Foster

The Rhythms of Life

Hay Festival 2004, 
Why are people who work anti-social shifts more illness-prone and likely to die younger? What is jet-lag and can anything help? Why do teenagers refuse to get up in the morning, and are the rest of us really 'larks' or 'owls'? Why are most people born (and die) between three and five in the morning? Kreitzman and foster consult the biological clocks.

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Nell Leyshon en conversación con Pura López Colomé

Xalapa 2014, 
Nell Leyshon es una novelista y dramaturga inglesa. En este evento nos presenta Del color de la leche, una historia que recrea con belleza trágica un microcosmos apabullante. Su primera novela, Black Dirt, fue candidata al premio Orange de ficción y preseleccionada para el premio Commonwealth. Ha sido la primera mujer en escribir una obra (Bedlam) para el Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Con el apoyo del British Council
Nell Leyshon en conversación con Pura López Colomé

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Dave Harker and Marion Walls

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Hay Festival 2005, 
Reg Johnson of The Robert Tressell Estate introduces this expert discussion of Robert Tressell's 1914 classic of socialism and political awakening.