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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2014, 
Morning Raga based songs by Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb.

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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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Tony Harrison

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading by the film-maker~poet whose latest movie is Prometheus.

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En busca de David Foster Wallace y otros personajes: la vida de un escritor en The New Yorker

Arequipa 2015, 
Julio Villanueva Chang, editor de la revista peruana Etiqueta Negra, conversará sobre la trayectoria profesional de D. T. Max, escritor norteamericano autor de títulos como Todas las historias de amor son historias de fantasmas. David Foster Wallace, una biografía (Debate, 2013), libro publicado en 2012 en Estados Unidos y que se convirtió en un best seller del New York Times, y The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery. D. T. Max escribe además en la revista The New Yorker.

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Jennifer Johnston, Kamila Shamsie, Tash Aw

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
The multi-award winning Irish novelist Johnston intrduces her Grace and Truth. Shamsie's Karachi story Broken Verses spans a generation. Aw's The Harmony Silk Factory is set in his native Malaysia in the 1930s. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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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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Antony Beevor in conversation with Jesús García Calero

Revisiting the Battle of Arnhem

Segovia 2018, 

Renowned as one of the most important World War II historians, Beevor desmonstrates his narrative skills as he relives the truth of what happened in the Battle of Arnhem. Based on original documentation, used here for the first time, Beevor reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem, the last German victory. Beevor talks with Jesús García Calero, Chief editor of Culture in ABC daily, about the first-hand accounts from the soldiers and the diaries detailing the suffering of the inhabitants that have reshaped the vision of this battle.

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Jorge Edwards

Arequipa 2015, 
El Premio Miguel de Cervantes 1999 Jorge Edwards (Santiago de Chile, 1931), es escritor, diplomático y periodista. Diplomático de carrera ente 1957 y 1973, también ha ejercido de embajador de Chile en Francia. Fundó, y posteriormente presidió, el Comité de Defensa de la Libertad de Expresión, formado por escritores y periodistas. Autor de numerosas novelas, cuentos y ensayos, entre su obra cabe destacar La casa de Dostoievski, Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América 2008, y El descubrimiento de la pintura (Mondadori, 2013), su última publicación. 

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Ian McEwan

Hay Festival 2003, 
The writer, whose most recent novel was the global hit Atonement reads and talks to Peter Florence.

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Tony Parsons

Hay Festival 1999, 
The iconoclastic journalist and single parent launches his autobiograpical novel Man and Boy in conversation with Louise Doughty author of Honeydew and Dance With Me.

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Jenny Uglow

'Hogarth: Luxury and Excess in the Eighteenth Century'

Hay Festival 1999, 
In his penetrating satirical series like The Rakes Progress, and in his paintings of the polite and impolite society of his century, William Hogarth pulled the screen from the vices and follies of his day. In this talk, biographer Jenny Uglow gives a vivid account of his life, personality and work and shows his prints form part of the powerful debates about luxury, speculation and excess that troubled this new, thrusting commercial world.

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Raphaël Meltz sobre la novela gráfica contemporánea en Francia

Xalapa 2014, 
El escritor, editor y agregado cultural de la Embajada Francesa Raphaël Meltz, repasará los acontecimientos que han definido a la novela gráfica francesa más reciente: en los últimos treinta años han surgido editoriales independientes especializadas en novela gráfica de todo tipo (autobiografías, relatos históricos, etc.). La apertura de escuelas especializadas, la creación permanente de fanzines, el desarrollo del Festival Internacional de Angoulême y la aparición de dos generaciones consecutivas de destacados y reconocidos novelistas gráficos.
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Francia

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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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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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50 years of Sgt. Pepper. Joselo, Hanif Kureishi and Carmen Pardo in conversation with Rulo

Querétaro 2017, 

The release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered not only a milestone in terms of The Beatles discography, but also in 20th century pop music. With this concept album, in which the band experimented with very different rhythms and subjects, and full of references to the 1960s context, the Fab Four left a musical legacy that is still with us today. Three fans and admirers of The Beatles talk to Rulo about the album that revolutionised music history. With the musician and writer Joselo, the novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, and the academic and writer Carmen Pardo.

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Últimos libros

Arequipa 2015, 

El escritor Jorge Eduardo Benavides es además profesor de escritura creativa, y ha impartido seminarios y cursos en varias universidades internacionales. Ha sido galardonado con el Premio Julio Ramón Ribeyro de novela corta por La paz de los vencidos (Alfaguara, 2009 y Nocturna ediciones, 2014), y con el XXV Premio de Novela Torrente Ballester por su obra El enigma del convento (Alfaguara, 2014), su última novela, ambientada en el Monasterio de Santa Catalina en Arequipa. Conversará con Malcolm Otero Barral, editor de Malpaso Ediciones.

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Philosophical Excursions

Dhaka 2014, 
South Asia has witnessed the confluence of Sufi, Vedic and Tantric practices which have both informed and enriched each other and brought about new syncretic trends which continue to shape the history of this region. This cultural process will be explored by Sufi-scholar Shankar Nair, Sanskrit researcher and dancer Lubna Marium, and Arunava Sinha, whose translation of Rabi Sankar Bal's astonishing story of Rumi as related by the traveller Ibn-Battuta, will be out soon.

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Kazuo Ishiguro talks to John Wilson

Hay Festival 2005, 
Set among clone donors in a rural English conter-idyll, the classic scripts for Morecambe and Wise. A fond masterclass about Eric and Ernie comedy.

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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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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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Jimmy Carr

Hay Festival 2003, 
The sublime deadpan stand-up, winner of the Time Out Comedy Award for 2002. The satire of liberalism and political correctness is savage and brilliant. He gets more twists in a one-liner than you'd believe possible. Carr is the most original comedy talent to emerge since the last one.

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GRANTA - The Best Young Novelists.

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

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Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd

Come Together

Hay Festival 1999, 
The writing partnership of Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd read from and answer questions about their collaboration on their extravagantly heralded novel, one of the publishing triumphs of the year.

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Antony Beevor

Berlin: the Downfall 1945

Hay Festival 2003, 
April 1945, three years after Stalingrad, 2.5 million Russian troops attacked along the Oder Neisse front, psychologically crushing the 'invincible' Nazi Germany. The battle was one of the most terrifying examples of fire and sword recorded, with mass rape, murder, pillage and destruction. Ensconded deep in his concrete bunker, Hitler could only scream at his military staff, denouncing the cowardice of the Wehrmacht. The award-winning historian tells the story.

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Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry

Hay Festival 2003, 
The creator of the mischievous Horrid Henry talks about the antics and inspiration behind the ultimate anti-hero. Asked by a friend to 'write a story about a horrid boy' Francesca Simon has created 'the ture child of our time.' (The Sunday Times)