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Vitali Vitaliev

Borders Up!

Hay Festival 1999, 
Having sought alcoholic oblivion from the oppressive soviet regime, the inimitable Russian jounalist staggers across Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania asking why statistics show that despitre all the benefits of democracy, the people of Eastern Europe are drinking more, not less, than ever before.

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Helen Fielding talks to John Walsh

Hay Festival 2002, 
The creator of Bridget Jones in a rare interview about her writing, comedy, and Hollywood.

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Marika Cobbold

Hay Festival 1999, 
The author of Guppies For Tea talks to novelist Elizabeth Buchan about the writing of best-selling popular fiction and about her new novel of childhood, love and friendship Frozen Music.

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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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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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Powerful Voices

Dhaka 2014, 
Fakrul Alam in conversation with Iranian born award-winning poet Mimi Khalvati.

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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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Literature from the peripheries. Roland Brival and Carlos Velázquez in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Querétaro 2017, 

Two authors from different countries and regions that are not part of the hegemonic centres of literary production will talk to Ingrid Bejerman about their latest books and about how their locations on the periphery define their writing. With Roland Brival (France), author of Sato San, le maître des corsets, and Carlos Velázquez (Mexico), author of the recently published book of short stories La efeba salvaje.

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Oswaldo Reynoso en conversación con Orlando Mazeyra

Arequipa 2015, 
Oswaldo Reynoso es uno de los más destacados novelistas del Perú contemporáneo. Sus últimas publicaciones incluyen: Las tres estacionesEn busca de la sonrisa encontrada y Arequipa lámpara incandescente. Conversará sobre su trayectoria como creador con el escritor Orlando Mazeyra, autor del libro Mi familia y otras miserias, que apareció bajo el sello Tribal.

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Tony Parsons

Hay Festival 1999, 
The iconoclastic journalist and single parent launches his autobiograpical novel Man and Boy in conversation with Louise Doughty author of Honeydew and Dance With Me.

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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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Antony Beevor

Berlin: the Downfall 1945

Hay Festival 2003, 
April 1945, three years after Stalingrad, 2.5 million Russian troops attacked along the Oder Neisse front, psychologically crushing the 'invincible' Nazi Germany. The battle was one of the most terrifying examples of fire and sword recorded, with mass rape, murder, pillage and destruction. Ensconded deep in his concrete bunker, Hitler could only scream at his military staff, denouncing the cowardice of the Wehrmacht. The award-winning historian tells the story.

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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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Malachy Doyle

Hay Festival 2005, 
Writing a book can take the popular Welsh writer anything from a day, Well, a Crocodile Can!, to a year, Georgie. Some of the stories he writes are very short, but he goes over and over them hundreds of times until he feels they are just right. He takes them into the garden, or the bathroom if it's raining, and reads them out loud. His most recent book is Amadans, an hilarious combination of fantasy, technology and monsters. 
(Age 8+)

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Alastair Sawday and Lynne McTaggart

Schumacher Lectures 1: The Real Story of Energy, Food and Health

Hay Festival 2005, 
Sawday's ethical publishing company produces the popular Little Earth Books which reveal what is really happening to our food, water and climate. McTaggart is editor of What Doctors Don't Tell You and Proof.

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Bella Bathurst, Joanna Kavenna, Garth Cartwright

Travellers Tales

Hay Festival 2005, 
Bathurst's Wreckers is a gripping history of wrecking, looting and salvaging from the eighteenth century to the present day. In Kavenna's The Ice Museum she adventures north in search of the Atlantis of the Arctic, the mythical land of Thule. Cartwright's Princes Amongst Men recounts a Balkan odessy in search of the secret history and culture of Europe's greatest musicians: the Roma.

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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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Tony Harrison

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading by the film-maker~poet whose latest movie is Prometheus.

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Últimas novelas

Arequipa 2015, 
Jorge Edwards es un escritor, diplomático y periodista chileno que también ha ejercido como embajador de su país en Francia. Premio Miguel de Cervantes 1999, es autor de numerosas novelas, cuentos y ensayos. El descubrimiento de la pintura, es su última publicación. El escritor peruano Fernando Ampuero acaba de publicar Sucedió entre dos párpados, una vívida novela sobre una experiencia intensa y desoladora: el terremoto de 1970 en Perú. Ambos conversarán con el escritor Jorge Eduardo Benavides, cuya novela El enigma del convento fue galardonada con el XXV Premio de Narrativa Torrente Ballester.

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En busca de David Foster Wallace y otros personajes: la vida de un escritor en The New Yorker

Arequipa 2015, 
Julio Villanueva Chang, editor de la revista peruana Etiqueta Negra, conversará sobre la trayectoria profesional de D. T. Max, escritor norteamericano autor de títulos como Todas las historias de amor son historias de fantasmas. David Foster Wallace, una biografía (Debate, 2013), libro publicado en 2012 en Estados Unidos y que se convirtió en un best seller del New York Times, y The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery. D. T. Max escribe además en la revista The New Yorker.

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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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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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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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Alexandra Tolstoy, Spencer Wells

Tales of the Silk Road

Hay Festival 2003, 
Film-maker Revel Guest shares the journey with Tolstoy, author of The Last Secrets of the Silk Road, an account of four friends exploring the way by horse and camel. The same route led Wells, an American geneticist, onto The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey in search of our common African forebear 60,000 years ago.

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Bengal Publications Hour

Dhaka 2014, 
In its second year of publications, Bengal presents their writers of 2014: Javed Jahangir and Neeman Sobhan. A discussion which will encompass mad grandmothers, revenge, reconciliation and suburbia America. Moderated by Maria Chaudhuri.