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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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Rock, jazz y otras músicas en la composición literaria. Juan Álvarez y Juan Carlos Garay en conversación con Sandro Romero Rey

Cartagena 2017, 
Hay autores que escriben escuchando música, otros que incluso crean listas de reproducción específicas para trabajar, y muchos otros que incluyen en sus libros epígrafes de letras musicales o agradecimientos a músicos o a canciones. ¿Qué tendrá la música que gusta tanto a los escritores? Dos autores, Juan Álvarez (Colombia) y Juan Carlos Garay (Colombia), conversan con Sandro Romero Rey sobre sus filiaciones musicales, las similitudes entre composición musical y literaria y, por supuesto, su música favorita.

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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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Chris Bradford

Bodyguard: Fugitive

Hay Festival 2018, 

The author launches his new book, Fugitive, with a high-energy, immersive experience and live performance. Teen bodyguards Charley and Connor protect the world’s high-profile figures in the most testing of situations. But when the bodyguard is the target, who protects him or her? Learn bodyguard skills from the author (trained in karate, kickboxing and samurai swordsmanship) before putting these skills to the test. Will you spot the killer in the crowd?

9+

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Beverley Naidoo

One Story, Many Voices and Cinderella of the Nile

Hay Festival 2018, 

For thousands of years, people have been telling stories that are strikingly similar. Beverley introduces Cinderella of the Nile, a 2,000-year-old Greek version of the familiar folk tale that includes the great storyteller Aesop. Drawing from the stories of her own childhood, she will discuss different Cinderella versions and how stories cross boundaries, making new tales out of the old.

6+

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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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Maylis de Kerangal en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Cartagena 2017, 
Maylis de Kerangal (Francia) ha trabajado en el mundo editorial y es autora, entre otras, de las novelas Nacimiento de un puente, traducida a ocho idiomas y galardonada con los premios Médicis, Franz Hessel y Gregor von Rezzori, y Reparar a los vivos, ganadora en 2015 del Premi Llibreter, premio otorgado en España por los libreros catalanes. Su último trabajo publicado en español es Lampedusa, una novela construida alrededor del nombre Lampedusa, que la autora escucha en la radio, lleno de significados literarios y geográficos, pero también de tragedia y dolor a raíz del vínculo del puerto de Lampedusa con la llegada masiva de refugiados en los últimos años a las costas sicilianas.

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Nicola Barker talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: H(A)PPY

Hay Festival 2018, 

Barker’s astonishing post-post-apocalyptic novel has just won the Goldsmith’s Prize. “Imagine a perfect world where everything is known, where everything is open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed. Imagine a System which both nurtures and protects. A Community which nourishes and sustains. An infinite world. A world without sickness, without death. A world without God. A world without fear. Could you...might you be happy there?”

Nicola Barker talks to Georgina Godwin

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César Aira in conversation with Claudio López Lamadrid

Querétaro 2017, 

The famous Argentinean author is one of the most radically original Spanish-language fiction writers. His novels, non-fiction works and other texts that oscillate between the two genres, make up a body of work that has been published around the Hispanic world and translated into many different languages. He will talk to Claudio López Lamadrid about his most recent works: Sobre el arte contemporáneo seguido de En la Habana (2016) and The Musical Brain (2016). His latest works published in Mexico are Entre los indios and La liebre.

César Aira in conversation with Claudio López Lamadrid

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Leslie Law talks to Revel Guest

Hay Festival 2005, 
Athens Olympics equestrian gold-medalist talks horse-sense.

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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.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés y el francés al español

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Norma Waterson & Martin Carthy

Hay Festival 1999, 
The first couple of English Folk Music play Hay. "One of the world's great duos'.

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Brenda Maddox

A Tale of Two Chemists

Hay Festival 2003, 
The award-winning biographer looks at the lives and legacies of Rosalind Franklin, the woman whose work led James Watson to the DNA double helix; and Margaret Thatcher, the first British woman Prime Minister.

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Bob Geldof

Hay Festival 2005, 
The musician marks the twentieth anniversary of Live Aid talking about Africa Commission, the G8, and launches his book Geldof in Africa.

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Ben Shephard

After Daybreak: The Liberation of Belsen

Hay Festival 2005, 
British troops entered Bergen-Belsen in April 1945. By June they had saved 46,000 prisoners from typhoid and starvation, but 14,000 died. The historian examines the medical relief and it's planning.

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Andrew Roberts

Hitler and Churchill

Hay Festival 2003, 
Developing the ideas of his popular TV series, prize-winning historian Andrew Roberts investigates the leadership techniques and rhetorical skills employed by Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, as well as the effect that each man's style of leadership had upon the outcome of the Secon World War.

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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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Nazrul and Tagore on tolerance.

Dhaka 2013, 
Relevance of Tagore and Nazrul in contemporary times with Sonia Nishat Amin, Niaz Zaman and Kaiser Haq. Moderated by Perween Hasan.

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Anna Wirz Justice

Light therapy: How, What, When and Why

Hay Festival 2003, 
How much light do you need? The international expert describes jow light therapy has entered establishment psychiatry and medicine through its success in improving winter depression and delineates the role of light for the biological clock, sleep and mood.

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John Julius Norwich

Byzantium

Hay Festival 1998, 
On the 545th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople John Julius Norwich tells the story of the decline and fall of the Byzantine Empire, which lasted 1,123 years.

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Historias de rock. Jacobo Celnik en conversación con Mariana H

Querétaro 2016, 

El periodista y escritor de rock Jacobo Celnik conversará con la reconocida periodista cultural Mariana H sobre la historia del rock. Su último libro, Satisfaction, narra 50 años de la historia del rock a través de las voces de algunos de sus protagonistas más destacados. Dividida en cinco capítulos, esta antología recoge 30 perfiles y entrevistas a managers, productores, cantantes, compositores y músicos que Jacobo ha ido compilando a lo largo de 10 años.

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Humphrey Burton talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Bernstein 100

Hay Festival 2018, 

The biographer celebrates the centenary of the birth of the versatile musical genius, America’s greatest conductor and the composer of West Side Story. Burton was given exclusive access to Bernstein’s rich legacy of letters and papers, and the book draws on hundreds of interviews with family, friends and colleagues to reveal his fascinating and complex personality. The event is chaired by Humphrey Burton’s daughter, the broadcaster and author of Year of Wonder.

Humphrey Burton talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

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Peter Rabbit 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, Saturday 4 June, 5:30 pm.