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Robin Blake

George Stubbs

Hay Festival 2005, 
The life and work of the great eighteenth-century artist-scientist and author of The Anatomy of the Horse.

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Poetry. David Huerta and Alberto Ruy Sánchez in conversation with Alejandro del Castillo

Querétaro 2017, 

Two outstanding Mexican poets and writers will talk to Alejandro del Castillo about their latest work. With David Huerta, author of the essay on poetry El vaso de tiempo, and Alberto Ruy Sánchez, author of the poetic diary Luz del colibrí.

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Andrea Marcolongo in conversation with Carlo Trivelli

Arequipa 2017, 

Andrea Marcolongo (Italy), a specialist on classical Greece, was also put in charge of writing speeches for the then Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi. She is the author of La lingua geniale: 9 ragioni per amare il greco, a beautiful book about classical Greek in which she shares with the reader the importance of this foundational language for Western culture. She will talk to Carlo Trivelli about this book.

Andrea Marcolongo in conversation with Carlo Trivelli

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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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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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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.
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Nell Leyshon en conversación con Pura López Colomé

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Edward Lucie-Smith

Adam

Hay Festival 1999, 
Edward Lucie-Smith gives an illustrated lecture about the position of the male nude in western art and culture. He focuses both on its role as the traditional training ground for the artist and on its complex emotional and sexual connotations.

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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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Alice Sebold talks to Katherine Viner

Hay Festival 2003, 
The American Author discusses her celebrated debut novel The Lovely Bones with the editor of Guardian Weekend magazine. Narated from 'heaven' by a fourteen-year-old girl who has been raped and murdered, the story follows her family and the neighbour who killed her. And she launches Lucky, her memoir about her own rape and assult, and her struggle for understanding and recovery: 'you save yourself or you remain unsaved'.

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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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O'Brien on Joyce

Hay Festival 1999, 
Edna O'Brien talks about James Joyce. Introduced by Geordie Greig, literary editor of The Sunday Times.

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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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Sandi Toksvig

Hay Festival 2003, 
The broadcaster, comedian and author of Flying Under Bridges, The Gladys Society, and The Travels of Lady Bulldog Burton talks about her reading and writing. Line-for-line she is one of the most brilliant entertainers in the world.

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Books and feminism: the library of Marguerite Durand. Lauren Bastide in conversation with Gabriela Jauregui

Cartagena 2018, 

 The feminist journalist Lauren Bastide (France) was the editor of Elle France and television presenter in Canal+ and has created the podcasts Nouvelle Ecoutes, in which she interviews women. Lauren will speak with writer Gabriela Jauregui about the feminism´s history, tradition and its connection with literature through the figure of Marguerite Durand, creator of a library with more than 70,000 books and documents about women´s history and their fight for their rights.

Books and feminism: the library of Marguerite Durand. Lauren Bastide in conversation with Gabriela Jauregui

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Instrumental. James Rhodes in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

The pianist James Rhodes (United Kingdom) has found in music not only a profession but also a kind of safe space in which to develop his creativity and deal with the terrible events which, from age six, marked his life, when a school teacher began to sexually abuse him. In his extraordinary autobiography, Instrumental (2015), Rhodes tells how a relationship with music allowed him to keep on living and become a well-known pianist.

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Steven Mithen

After the Ice

Hay Festival 2003, 
Drawing on the latest cutting-edge research in archaeology and the environmental sciences, Mithen leads a sweeping global tour through human history as the last ice age came to its end and the first farming communities and towns appeared. He presents a gripping and intimate picture of minds, cultures, lives and landscapes through 15,000 years that laid the foundations of the modern world.

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Jimmy McGovern talks to Maurice Gran

Hay Festival 2003, 
The television writer's credits include the psychologist drama series Cracker, Brookside, Hearts and Minds, The Lakes, Touching Evil and the Bloody Sunday drama Sunday. His award-winning play Hillsborough is one of the most politicallt efective and explosive television dramas ever made.

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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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Margo Glantz en conversación con Myriam Moscona

Xalapa 2014, 
Margo Glantz es una de las escritoras y pensadoras más importantes de México. Ha escrito más de veinti- cinco libros de ensayo y narrativa y cuenta con el Premio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes 2004 y el Premio FIL 2010. Nos presenta su último libro Yo también me acuerdo, una nueva versión de autobio- grafía inspirada en la obra de Joe Brainard y Georges Perec, quienes escribieron libros compuestos íntegra- mente por breves párrafos que comenzaban con las palabras “me acuerdo”. Otros artistas como Pier Paolo Pasolini y Zeina Abirached emularon también el ejer- cicio de contar su vida a través de retazos de la memoria en un libre fluir de ideas, emociones e imágenes.

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Héroes latinoamericanos: Blanca Varela

Arequipa 2015, 
Escritora, poeta y periodista, la peruana Gabriela Wiener, afincada en España, es también una de las nuevas voces del periodismo narrativo latinoamericano. Su última novela, Llamada perdida, recoge las crónicas autobiográficas de Wiener. Alonso Ruiz Rosas es escritor y ha trabajado como periodista en diversas publicaciones. En la actualidad dirige el Centro Cultural Inca Garcilaso del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. Espíritupampa es su nuevo libro de poesía. Álvaro Lasso, editor de Estruendomudo, moderará la charla.

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The Romanovs. Simon Sebag Montefiore in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

Few family histories have captured the collective imagination in the same way as that of the Romanov dynasty. The family that governed Russia with an iron fist for four centuries abruptly disappeared with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of, among other books, Jerusalem. The Biography and Titans of History, tells in The Romanovs: 1613-1918, the story of this famous dynasty in the Russian Revolution’s centenary year. In conversation with Mariana H.

The Romanovs. Simon Sebag Montefiore in conversation with Mariana H

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Antonella Lattanzi in conversation with Lorenzo de’ Medici

EUROPEANS

Segovia 2018, 
Antonella Latanzzi presents her latest novel, Una historia negra, an addictive thriller that deals with topics of raging news, such as the miseries that sustain a marriage where abuse prevails. A dark novel full of questions about the ambiguity and violence of love, which begins with a disappearance and does not stop until it uncovers the truth about everything that happened on a fateful summer night in Rome. Lattanzi proves to be a masterful author in the handling of ethical questions without renouncing the maximum literary requirement. The author talks with Lorenzo de’ Medici, current Renaissance, author of a large number of books and radio journalist.

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Arnold Wesker 1

Hay Festival 2004, 
The playwright and and spellbinding solo performer, whose plays are currently running in twelve capital cities around the world, embarks on a five night residency reading and previewing new work and classic plays. Tonight he previews extracts from Longitude and Groupie, both of which will open in London later this year, and What Ever Happened to Betty Lemon?

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Alan Yentob

Artists on Film

Hay Festival 2003, 
The BBC's creative leader introduces the Artists on Film Trust progect which collects film of visual artists at work and in interview that was started when rare footage of Monet and Renoir was discovered.

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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.