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Stefan Baron, Sam Wilkin and Fernando Fernández in conversation with Cristina Manzano

Geopolitics, Populism, Economy: Where did Europe go?

Segovia 2018, 

The panel of experts talk about a changing Europe, its relationship with phenomena such as populism and its relationship and coexistence with other major players at a geopolitical level such as the US or China. Stefan Baron is a German journalist, ex-World Communication Director of Deutsche Bank, ex-Chief Editor of WirtschaftsWoche and expert on China with his new book The Chinese – Psychological Profile of a World Power. Fernando Fernández is ex-Analyst of the International Monetary Fund. Sam Wilkin is a geopolitical expert, analyst and advisor at the international consultancy Oxford Analytic, professor at the Watson Institute of Brown University, and author of several books including History Repeating: Why Populists Rise and Governments Fall. They talk to Cristina Manzano, journalist and Director of Esglobal.

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Sandy Balfour, Araucaria

Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose

Hay Festival 2003, 
The author of the ingenious memoir Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose: A Memoir of Love, Exile and Crosswords discusses his life's work and obsession with The Guardian's cryptic crossword doyen Araucaria. 'A mesh of journeys and destinations, politics and romance, it touches what is beyond words.'

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Michael Ignatieff

The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror

Hay Festival 2004, 
The novelist and Harvard Professor of Human Rights Practice explores how a violent response to violence arguably makes us morally indistinguishable from our enimies, and confronts the political challenge of trying to win the war against terror without losing our democratic souls.

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Ana María Machado y Yolanda Reyes en conversación con Margarita Valencia

Cartagena 2017, 
Dos autoras que trabajan tanto en literatura dirigida al público adulto como en literatura infantil, conversan con Margarita Valencia sobre sus últimos trabajo, en ambos casos novelas dirigidas a un público adulto. Con Ana María Machado (Brasil), escritora y docente, ha publicado diez novelas, once libros de ensayos y más de cien títulos para niños, con traducciones en veinte países, y ha recibido entre otros muchos premios el Machado de Asís y el Jabuti en tres ocasiones; su obra más reciente en español es El mar no se desborda; y Yolanda Reyes (Colombia), escritora, educadora y columnista del diario El Tiempo, con una larga trayectoria entre la que destacan su trabajo como fundadora del proyecto cultural Espantapájaros, el exitoso libro El terror de Sexto “B” (Premio Fundalectura), la novela para público adulto Pasajera en tránsito y su más reciente novela Qué raro que me llame Federico, de la que conversará en esta charla.

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David Crystal

Making It Up

Hay Festival 1998, 
Linguist David Crystal goes out hunting for the sources of language creativity, and finds most of them far nearer to home than most people might think.

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Roger Penrose

Richard Feynman

Hay Festival 1998, 
Roger Penrose the author of The Emperors New Mind discusses the life and work of one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century.

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Luis Rojas Marcos in conversation with Margarita Mayo

Segovia 2018, 

Psychiatrist Dr. Luis Rojas Marcos, one of the most internationally respected science communicators and a highly-reputed doctor and health system manager was closely involved with 9-11. He is the author of Más allá del 11 de septiembre, where he narrates his experience and analyses the key for overcoming trauma. He is also an author of books on happiness and coexistence, for example Todo lo que he aprendido: 303 ideas para una vida mejor. He talks with Margarita Mayo, an expert on leadership, author of Yours Truly, Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life.

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Michael Fuller talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Kill the Black One First

Hay Festival 2019, 

Fuller was born to Windrush-generation Jamaican immigrants in 1959 and experienced a meteoric career in policing, from the beat to the Brixton inferno, through cutting-edge detective work and the frontline of drug-related crime and violence on London’s most volatile estates. He took a pivotal role in the formation of Operation Trident, which tackled gun crime and gang warfare in the London community, and was later appointed Chief Constable of Kent. His memoir Kill the Black One First is a raw and unflinching account of a life in policing during a tumultuous period of race relations throughout the UK, from Britain’s first black Chief Constable.

Michael Fuller talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

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Gabriela Ybarra y Maruan Soto Antaki en conversación con Yael Weiss

Querétaro 2016, 

Dos autores reflexionan sobre situaciones de conflicto en contextos sociopolíticos muy diferentes pero compartiendo el ángulo del análisis que parte de lo personal y subjetivo. Con Maruan Soto Antaki (México), autor de Pensar Medio Oriente, libro en el que reflexiona sobre la realidad de la zona de Oriente Medio, a la que está vinculado por lazos familiares; y Gabriela Ybarra (España), autora de la novela autobiográfica El comensal, en la que ficcionaliza el asesinato de su abuelo a manos del grupo terrorista ETA y la posterior muerte por enfermedad de su madre. En conversación con la editora y escritora Yael Weiss.

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Michael Pollan in conversation with Rosie Boycott

How to change your mind

Cartagena 2019, 

The writer and activist Michael Pollan launches his new book: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. In the last few years perhaps no one has written as much about food as Michael Pollan, who in 2016 launched the series Cooked on Netflix. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world in 2010, he is author of the books Cooked, Food Rules and The Omnivore’s Dilemma. He will speak with Rosie Boycott.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Michael Pollan in conversation with Rosie Boycott

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Mauro Javier Cárdenas, Mónica Ojeda, Juan Esteban Constaín and Emiliano Monge in conversation with Marta Orrantia

Bogotá39-2017. Writing and activism

Cartagena 2018, 

Does the writer have a commitment that must be put into action? If so, what are the spaces she or he can and should occupy? Three of Latin America’s most outstanding writers will talk to the journalist Marta Orrantia about the relation between writing and activism from their personal experiences. Mauro Javier Cárdenas (Ecuador), Juan Esteban Constaín (Colombia) and Emiliano Monge (Mexico).

Mauro Javier Cárdenas, Mónica Ojeda, Juan Esteban Constaín and Emiliano Monge in conversation with Marta Orrantia

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John Thomas

The West, the East and the Rule of Law

Hay Festival 2019, 

The West has traditionally seen the rule of law as one of the cornerstones of liberty and freedom, of prosperity and an accountable democracy. It has had worldwide influence. But there are other approaches to the rule of law. One is the rule of law with Chinese characteristics; another is in effect rule by law. The former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales examines the impacts that economic success and the technological revolution are having on the different approaches, and how the Western approach can be promoted.

John Thomas

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Jon Anderson, Mary-Ann Constantine and Damian Walford Davies

Wales: A Tapestry of Literature and Landscape

Hay Festival 2019, 

The relationship between literature and landscape has long fascinated writers, storytellers and readers. This is particularly evident in Wales, where the physical, fabled, industrial and social landscapes continue to influence the fiction that defines the country and its culture. Drawing on the Literary Atlas project, experts from Cardiff University and the University of Wales explore the relations between literature and landscape.

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Ruth Gilligan

Storytelling about ‘Other’ Cultures

Hay Festival 2019, 

In today’s multicultural world, fostering an understanding of cultures different to our own has become increasingly important. One powerful way to achieve this is by using storytelling to break down barriers and develop ‘radical empathy’. Gilligan is a bestselling author and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. She is also an ambassador for the global not-for-profit Narrative 4.

Ruth Gilligan

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Dapo Adeola and Nathan Bryon

Look Up!

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join author and illustrator Nathan and Dapo for an out-of-this-world event! Enjoy a lively hour full of storytelling, fun facts and top drawing tips from this exciting debut duo.

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Sindy Elefante, Mariana Gil y José Rosero en conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz

Cartagena 2017, 
Tres de los más destacados narradores gráficos colombianos conversarán acerca de su trabajo y, en particular, de su experiencia de narrar gráficamente los pueblos patrimonios de Colombia como parte de un proyecto del Hay Festival en colaboración con Fontur. En conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz, director de la revista Larva. Conversatorio de los ueblos Patrimonio de Colombia.

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Anne Somerset

Unnatural Murder

Hay Festival 1997, 
In the autum of 1615 the Earl and Countess of Somerset were detained on suspicion of having murdered Sir Thomas Overbury with poisoned tarts and an enema of mercury sublimate. The arrest of the countess - one of the most beautiful women in England - and the earl - a well-known "favourite" of the homosexual monarch, James I - caused a sensation. Somerset brilliantly unravels these extraordinary events, which constituted the greatest scandel in court history.

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Henry Díaz y Ana López en conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz

Cartagena 2017, 

Henry Díaz es historietista e ilustrador. Ha publicado historietas en revistas y antologías latinoamericanas como Étnica, LarvaDr. Fausto, Limbo, Cabo por siempre, El Facón de Almanegra y Crónicas del hombre frío, entre otras. Es un dibujante preocupado por traducir en imágenes el mundo que lo rodea. Ana López, es una gran dibujante, también conocida como CABIZBAJA. En conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz, editor de la revista Larva. Conversatorio de los Pueblos Patrimonio de Colombia    

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Eliot Weinberger en conversación con Valerie Miles

Xalapa 2013, 
Eliot Weinberger (Estados Unidos) es escritor, traductor y editor. Además de editor de los ensayos de Jorge Luis Borges en inglés y traductor de la poesía de Octavio Paz, Vicente Huidobro, Xavier Villaurrutia y Bei Dao, es autor de varios libros entre los que se cuentan sus artículos políticos reunidos en el volumen What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles, traducidos al español en dos ediciones: 12-S: Cartas de Nueva York (2003) y Lo que oí sobre Irak (2006). Sus dos libros más recientes en español son Algo elemental (2010) y Las cataratas (2012). En conversación con Valerie Miles.

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Helen Fulton, Geraint Evans, Gillian Clarke and Jon Gower

The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature

Hay Festival 2019, 

The earliest surviving Welsh poetry was forged on the battlefields of post-Roman Wales and the ‘Old North’ of Britain, and the Welsh-language poets of today still write within the same poetic tradition. In the early 20th century, Welsh writers in English outnumbered writers in Welsh for the first time, generating new modes of writing and a crisis of national identity. The editors of the new Cambridge history are joined by the great poet Gillian Clarke and novelist and historian Jon Gower to celebrate one of the oldest continuous literary traditions in Europe.

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David Cannadine

The British Academy Platform 1: Churchill – The Statesman as Artist

Hay Festival 2019, 

Over 50 years, Winston Churchill wrote extensively about art and produced more than 500 paintings. In this lavishly illustrated lecture, the historian offers an entirely new perspective on Churchill and his paintings. Professor Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and President of the British Academy. His publications include The Undivided PastIn Churchill’s ShadowClass in Britain and The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy

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Anthony Howard

Basil Hume

Hay Festival 2005, 
The journalist introduces his life of the late Catholic Primate of England.

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Peter Carey

Reading and Conversation

Hay Festival 1996, 
Carey won the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda. His other novels include Illywhacker, Bliss, The Tax Inspector and The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith. He reads from his work-in-progress.

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Alexander McCall Smith

Hay Festival 2005, 
The creator of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency discusses Precious Ramotswe, Botswana, Edinburgh and crime with Paul Blezard.

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Mazen Maarouf and Dina Nayeri talk to Oliver Bullough

Literature Across Frontiers: We Are Here

Hay Festival 2019, 

Maarouf is an award-winning Palestinian-Icelandic writer and journalist whose short story collections are Jokes for the Gunmen and The Rats that Lick a Karate Champion’s Ears. Aged eight, Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother, and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel-turned-refugee-camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. Now Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with those of other asylum seekers in recent years, bringing us inside their daily lives and taking us through the stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement, in her book The Ungrateful Refugee.