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John Kay talks to James Ledbetter

The Truth About Markets

Hay Festival 2003, 
The economist examines the relationship between socieities and markets. How do they work? Why do they work? Why are they better than alternative systems of organizing economics? And why, sometimes, do they fail so catastrophically? He talks to James Ledbetter of Time magazine, the author of the engaging dot.com autopsy Starving to Death on $200 Million.

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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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Wendy Mitchell talks to Decca Aitkenhead

Somebody I Used to Know

Hay Festival 2018, 

Mitchell spent 20 years as a non-clinical team leader in the NHS before being diagnosed with young onset dementia in July 2014 at the age of 58. Shocked by the lack of awareness about the disease, both in the community and in hospitals, she vowed to spend her time raising awareness about dementia and encouraging others to see there is life after a diagnosis. She discusses her extraordinary book about her condition with the Guardian journalist.

Wendy Mitchell talks to Decca Aitkenhead

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Jim Smith

Barry Loser is the best at football NOT

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Lollies winner, for a session of stories, laughs and draw-alongs. Jim will teach you how to draw Barry Loser and his mates as well as drawing live portraits of the audience.

7+

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Brian Patten

In Performance

Hay Festival 2003, 
Our Sister the Mad Scientist, The VAmpire Duck, Three Frazzles in a Frimple, Earwigs and many more new creations! Meet the author of all-time children's cult classics Gargling With Jelly, Thawing Frozen Frogs, The Utter Nutters and The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry, and hear him read from his hilarious new book  Juggling With Gerbils.

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Richard Ingrams

The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Oldie Editor offers a vivid and perceptive account of the great nineteenth-cenury English radical and author of Rural Rides. Chaired by Palash Dave.

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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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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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Debi Gliori

Deep Water

Hay Festival 2005, 
A few days before it's official release, Debi previews the fifth in the Pure Dead series, Deep Water: a dragon struggling with the Atkins diet and a tarantula trying to teach her daughters the rudiments of mascara; both contained in a recipe that could only have been cooked up in the Gliori-cauldron. 
(Age 9-11)

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Chhora Lorai

Dhaka 2013, 
The battle of words inrhymes, with Rahim Shah, Tahmina Quraishi, Rifat Nigar Shapla, Anjir Liton, Obaidiul Gani Chandan, Sarwar Ul Islam and Jasim al Fahim. Moderated by Aslam Sani.

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Rayma Suprani y Bonil sobre caricatura

Cartagena 2017, 
Dos destacados caritaturistas latinoamericanos conversan sobre el complejo oficio del caricaturista, en el que la destreza del dibujo, el manejo del lenguaje, la capacidad de síntesis y un sinfín más de habilidades dan lugar a comentarios sobre el mundo que nos rodea. Rayma Suprani (Venezuela) y Bonil (Ecuador) comparten además un compromiso social y político que, en numerosas ocasiones, les ha llevado a enfrentarse a la censura.

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Paolo Giordano in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

Querétaro 2017, 

Paolo Giordano (Italy) rose to international fame with The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a novel that won the 2008 Strega Prize and which was made into a film in 2010. Author of The Human Body, Giordano was educated as a physicist and will present his recent work, Like Family. In conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince.

Paolo Giordano in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

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Maryn McKenna talks to Rosie Boycott

Plucked!

Hay Festival 2018, 

The acclaimed science writer uses chicken as the lens for examining everything that has gone wrong in the modern agricultural system: overuse of antibiotics, threats to the environment, violations of animal welfare, destruction of farm economies and rural civic structure, disruption of international trade and delivery of over-processed, obesity-promoting, nutritionally hollow food. McKenna takes us from vast poultry farms to laboratories, kitchens and street-food markets around the world, revealing how economic, political and cultural forces converged to make our favourite meat a hidden danger. Boycott is chair of the London Food Board.

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In Other Tongue

Dhaka 2013, 
A bilingual Session in Bangla and English, celebrating the different languages of Bangladesh.

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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.

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Stephen Frears

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Director 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
BBC Radio 4's Francine Stock talks to the director whose credits include The Grifters, My Beautiful Launderette, High Fidelity and The Deal. They also preview clips from his new project Mrs Henderson Presents.

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Robert McCrum

Hay Festival 2005, 
P. G. Wodehouse's biographer details the life and work of the great comedian, his youth in Edwardian Britain, his golden years in Jazz-Age America and his internment in Nazi Germany.

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Electric Shadows

Dhaka 2014, 
Aamer Hussein elaborates on three decades of his writing life, the intersection of the literary and the personal, and his deep connection with Bangladesh. Chaired by Ahsan Akbar. Marking the launch of his collection of short stories by Bengal Books.

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Elvira Navarro y Jorge Alberto Gudiño con César Silva Márquez

Xalapa 2014, 

La española Elvira Navarro, considerada una de las 22 mejores voces narrativas menores de 35 años en lengua española por la revista Granta, es autora de La ciudad en invierno y La ciudad feliz. El escritor mexicano Jorge Alberto Gudiño es autor de Los trenes nunca van hacia el este, Con amor, tu hija y su última novela, Instrucciones para mudar un pueblo; es además profesor universitario y crítico literario, conocido por su labor al frente del programa radiofónico La Tertulia y por sus colaboraciones para revistas como Rolling Stone.
Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española

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Alexandra Harris and Tim Dee

Ground Work / The Life of Landscape

Hay Festival 2018, 

Why did landscape become a subject for art in the 18th century and not before? Where might we look for clues to an earlier ‘sense of place’? The Professor of English, author of Weatherland and Romantic Moderns, examines the history of English landscape painting and local writing from the particular perspective of going back to her childhood home in Sussex. She talks with Tim Dee, editor of a timely collection of the best British nature writing newly commissioned by one of the great authorities on the subject - Ground Work. The book explores a sense of place, and our obligations of custodianship in this land.

Alexandra Harris and Tim Dee

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Tyler Keevil and Eluned Gramich talk to Dylan Moore

Fictions: Wales

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation about place and story, language and resilience. Keevil has two new books out. The first is a novel called No Good Brother – a high stakes Canadian adventure of love and morality, introducing two unlikely outlaws. Hometown Tales: Wales pairs two stories: Last Seen Leaving, a gripping account of the days following the disappearance of a local man by Keevil and The Lion and the Star by Eluned Gramich, a vivid retelling of the Welsh language protests that electrified Cardiganshire in the 1970s.

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From Finite to Infinite

Dhaka 2013, 
A presentation that takes us through the journey of one thousand years of mystical thought in performance in the deltaic region of Bengal. Conceived by Lubna Marium.

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Eamonn McCabe

The Guardian Session 3: The Photographer

Hay Festival 2005, 
The acclaimed Guardian photographer discusses the role of the Picture Editor, and what makes a great news photograph.

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Bryan Sykes

Adam's Curse: A Future without Men

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Oxford professor of Human Genetics examines the furious decay of the male Y-chromosome and asks, Why are there only two sexes? Is there a genetic cause for men's promiscuity? Is there such a thing as the male homosexual gene? And can science offer an explanation for the rise of patriarchal society?

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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.

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