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In writing Her Husband: Hughes and Plath - a Marriage, the biographer drew on a wealth of unpublished materials that reveal the dynamics of Ted Hughes' lifelong creative partnership with Sylvia Plath, in life and death.

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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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Tony Wilson talks to John Harris

Hay Festival 2005, 
The iconic Manchester broadcaster and Factory Records founder, immortalised in the film 24-hour Party People, runs the In The City music festival and the Red Cellars label. He presents his new band RAW T later tonight.

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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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Graphic Words

Dhaka 2014, 
Katie Green and Joelle Jolivet discuss the intangible link between words and images.

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Robert Winston

Human Instinct

Hay Festival 2003, 
The conscious and unconscious decisions we make are deeply affected by an ancient and universal genetic programme. Our ambition and lust, our drives to compete and to co-operate are essential components of the human mind, forged among our ancestors on the African savannah. Instincts were instrumental in the evolutionary success of the species and success meant a fondness for sex and violence, for status and wealth, and a will to survive. Lord Winston is the pre-eminent professor of reproductive medicine in Britain.

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Inmigración. Conferencia de Ahmed Galai

Querétaro 2016, 

Ahmed ben Tahar Galai es el vicepresidente de la Liga Tunecina de los Derechos Humanos, organización perteneciente al Cuarteto de Diálogo Nacional Tunecino, galardonado con el Premio Nobel de la Paz 2015. Se trata de una asociación que lucha por hacer valer sus derechos y llevar a Túnez una democracia de facto, libre y transparente a raíz de la Revolución de los Jazmines de 2011. Ahmed hablará sobre la inmigración, un imparable fenómeno cuyo impacto y alcance nos afecta a todos

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Sue Shepard

Seeds of Fortune: A Great Gardening Dynasty

Hay Festival 2003, 
For over a century and across five generations, the Veitch family pioneered the introduction of humdreds of new plants into gardens, conservatiories and houses, including the first ever orchid hybrid. They helped start the Royal Horticultural Society and the Chelsea Flower Show. Shepard tells their story.

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Ludovic Kennedy

All in the Mind: A Farewell to God

Hay Festival 1999, 
The eminent broadcaster premises a rejection of "belief". Go down the honest, straightforward and admirably clear road which Kennedy has chosen and say that there is no external force of divinity other than the longings of the human mind. Or say with Bishop Rowan Williams: "If we are not self-created, we are answerable to a truth we don't produce"

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Rory Maclean

Hay Festival 1999, 
The author of the best-seller Stalin's Nose expands the boundries of travel writing by trampling the borders between fact and fiction. He reads from his new book Under the Dragon a vivid, passionate journey around beautiful, betrayed Burma.

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Rosemary Conley

Hay Festival 1999, 
Lunchtime with the diet guru, author of the world bestselling Hip and Thigh Diet and the delightfully wicked Low Fat Cookbook.

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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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Oriente Medio e ISIS. Luis Moreno Ocampo y Ahmed Galai en conversación con Philippe Sands

Querétaro 2016, 

El abogado argentino Luis Moreno Ocampo, defensor de los derechos humanos y ex fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional, y Ahmed Galai, vicepresidente de la Liga Tunecina de los Derechos Humanos, organización perteneciente al Cuarteto de Diálogo Nacional Tunecino, galardonado con el Premio Nobel de la Paz 2015, conversan con el abogado Philippe Sands sobre la compleja situación en Oriente Medio, con el surgimiento del Estado Islámico (ISIS) y numerosas situaciones de emergencia humanitaria con implicaciones más allá de la región.

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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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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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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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Boothby Graffoe

Hay Festival 2003, 
The new show from the sublimely talented stand-ip. 'He writes great gags, improvises as well as anyone, plays the guitar and sings songs that are both beautiful and funny. And he can handle drunken hecklers at the same time as he makes your mum want to knit him a scarf.' (Arthur Smith) 'His maverick comic talents could make him the new Spike Milligan.' (Evening Standard)

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Steven Camden

Nobody Real

Hay Festival 2018, 

One of the UK’s most acclaimed spoken-word artists who has performed around the world introduces his new book about a girl called Marcie and her imaginary friend, Thor Baker. Join this discussion and creative session revolving around imaginary friends and the role they play in our lives.

12+

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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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GRANTA - The Best Young Novelists.

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

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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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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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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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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.