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Huw Edwards

City Mission | Cenhadaeth y Ddinas

Hay Festival 2019, 

Distinguished broadcaster Huw Edwards traces the history and cultural significance of London’s Welsh churches and examines the origins of the London Welsh, the pattern of Welsh migration to London past and present, and the influence of the Welsh religious figures and causes in London. Chaired by Professor M Wynn Thomas, of Swansea University’s Department of English.

Y darlledwr adnabyddus Huw Edwards yn olrhain hanes ac arwyddocâd diwylliannol eglwysi Cymraeg Llundain ac yn archwilio tras Cymry Llundain, patrwm ymfudo’r Cymry i Lundain nawr ac yn y gorffennol, a dylanwad ffigyrau ac achosion crefyddol Cymreig yn Llundain. Bydd y sgwrs yn cael ei chadeirio gan yr Athro M Wynn Thomas o Adran Saesneg Prifysgol Abertawe. 

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Polly Toynbee

Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain

Hay Festival 2003, 
The journalist examines her experience of life on the minimum wage in a counrty with the lowest social spending and the highest poverty in Europe.

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Blake Morrison talks to Michael Buerk

As If

Hay Festival 1997, 
John Major's comment on the killing of James Bulger - "We must condemn a little more, and understand a little less" - drives Morrison's search for the "Why?" of the case in his experience of the trail, and in his own autobiographical recollections of childhood. He talks to Michael Buerk, presenter of The Moral Maze, about how and why two boys killed another? Whether childhood innocence is a myth? And what punishment could fit such a crime - assuming that children are fit to stand trial. Morrison's And when did you last see your father? won the Waterstones/Esquire non-fiction award.

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Zareer Masani talks to Oliver Balch

Macaulay: Britain’s Liberal Imperialist

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Thomas Macaulay is most famous for having introduced the English language as a medium for learning in India. Was this an act of cultural imperialism or a modernising move? Historian and biographer Masani gives an insight into how it felt to be at the centre of power in a global empire, ruling over millions of Indian subjects and shaping the destiny of a subcontinent.

 

Zareer Masani talks to Oliver Balch

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Elaine Brook

In Search of Shambala

Hay Festival 1997, 
Does Shangri-La really exist? An exploration of remote 'Hidden Valleys' of the Himalaya. Brook gives an insight into the spiritual ecology of the mountain people; how celebration and powerful visual imagery create harmony in relationship with self, community and wider environment.

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Ian McEwan - Enduring Love

Vintage Living Texts 4

Hay Festival 2002, 
The writer discusses his novel Enduring Love with Vintage Living Texts series editiors Jonathan Noakes and Margaret Reynolds.

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Katherine Rundell

The Good Thieves and Into the Jungle

Hay Festival 2019, 

Katherine Rundell discusses her two most recent titles: The Good Thieves, the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong, and Into the Jungle, a collection of beautifully imagined stories about the origins of the animals in Rudyard Kipling’s classic Just So Stories.

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Wilfrido Vargas in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2019, 

In 2018, the king of merengue received a Latin Grammy, celebrated 50 years of his musical career and published his autobiography Me volviste loco, Wilfrido. The beginnings in the Dominican Republic of Wilfrido Vargas, his trajectory on the stage and the impact on a whole generation of lovers of merengue are told in contrast with an inner struggle against apathy and anxiety that he was facing while he sang songs such as Volveré or El hombre divertido. In conversation with Camilo Hoyos.

Wilfrido Vargas in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

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Andrea Wulf

The Eccles Centre Platform at Hay: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, The Graphic Novel

Hay Festival 2019, 

The author of the multi-award-winning The Invention of Nature introduces her magical collaboration with the artist Lillian Melcher. Meet Alexander von Humboldt: the great lost scientist, visionary, thinker and daring explorer; the man who first predicted climate change, who has more things named after him than anyone else (including a sea on the moon), and who has inspired generations of writers, thinkers and revolutionaries. With encounters with indigenous peoples, missionaries, colonists and jaguars, and incorporating Humboldt’s own sketches, drawings and manuscripts, this is a thrilling adventure story of history’s most daring scientist. Chaired by Oliver Balch.

Andrea Wulf

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Bogotá39 2017 I. Gabriela Jauregui, Eduardo Rabasa and Diego Zúñiga in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Querétaro 2017, 

The Bogotá39 2017 selection, promoted by the Hay Festival, seeks to focus attention on and celebrate Latin American fiction writers. At this event, the writers Gabriela Jauregui (Mexico) author of  La memoria de la cosas, Eduardo Rabasa (Mexico), author of Cinta negra, and Diego Zúñiga (Chile), author of Niños héroes, will talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo about their latest books.

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Rubén Gallo en conversación con Valeria Luiselli

Xalapa 2014, 

Rubén Gallo, catedrático en la Universidad de Princeton y escritor, presenta su nuevo libro, Máquinas de vanguardia: tecnología, arte y literatura en el siglo XX. Hablará con la escritora Valeria Luiselli sobre la fascinación de los vanguardistas por las máquinas. Rubén Gallo también destaca por su investigación sobre el impacto de Freud en México.

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Josephine Hart & Robert McCrum

Love and Death

Hay Festival 1996, 
Hart's novels Oblivion, Damage and Sin have explored erotic obsession and love and death with an intensity and "a spare eloquence that is utterly compelling" - Cosmopolitan. McCrum's new novel Suspicion is a similarly rivetting tale of Commandment-busting passion and transgression that is also hauntingly acute and frighteningly familiar. "A major talent . . . an effortless elegance that puts him immediately ahead of the competition" - Standard.

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Fay Weldon

Hay Festival 1998, 
The passionate and erotic story told in Weldon's Big Women is not unrecognisably dissimilar to the actual founding of the feminist publishing house Virago. She charts her four principle characters' lives over the last 20 years.

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Maggie Aderin-Pocock

The Sky at Night: Book of the Moon – A Guide to Our Closest Neighbour

Winter Weekend 2018, 

The Moon has fascinated humankind since the beginning of history. But far from being just a big rock out in space, it has a phenomenal power over the Earth, with its ability to create great waves, dictate the length of the day and summon the seasons. In this unique celebration of the Moon, lunar expert and space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock takes readers on a journey through its past, present and future. She uncovers the way it has captured our imaginations, contemplates how it was formed, and explains why we need it to protect our fragile Earth. Drawing on the latest scientific research, she then looks forward – will we return to the Moon or will it become a launch-pad to go into the great unknown?

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

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Lee Smolin

Why is the Universe Hospitable to Life?

Hay Festival 1997, 
Relativity and quantum mechanics are fundamentally incompatible. We are still in need of a physics that can explain the Universe as a whole. The leading cosmologist author of The Life of the Cosmos suggests  a way forward "merging key elements of Einstein and Darwin in a breathtaking synthesis. The result is nothing less than a radically new view of the cosmos and our place in it" - Paul Davies

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Luisgé Martín en conversación con Juan Cárdenas

Cartagena 2017, 
Luisgé Martín es un escritor y periodista español. Miembro del equipo fundador de dos revistas culturales (Esperpento y Perchero) y colaborador de varias publicaciones, fue asesor de la ministra de Cultura Ángeles González-Sinde en 2010 y 2011, y en la actualidad compagina su trabajo literario con su trabajo en Thinking Heads. Autor de cuento y novela, conversa con Juan Cárdenas sobre su último trabajo, El amor del revés, una obra autobiográfica en la que narra con gran honestidad y lucidez cómo fue aceptando sus sentimientos y preferencias sexuales.
Luisgé Martín en conversación con Juan Cárdenas

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Némesis. Misha Glenny en conversación con João Paulo Cuenca

Cartagena 2017, 
Misha Glenny (Reino Unido) es escritor y periodista. Ha sido corresponsal para el periódico The Guardiany para la BBC en diferentes países europeos. Su primer libro, McMafia, es una investigación sobre el crimen organizado a nivel transnacional. Su última publicación es Némesis, una narración centrada en la figura de Antonio, un habitante de una favela brasileña que llega a ser un narcotraficante poderoso, contada con el trasfondo histórico del Brasil actual, un país de desigualdades extremas. En conversación con João Paulo Cuenca.

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Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

Does It Play?

Hay Festival 2004, 
How to hold 12 million people for 28 minutes. A full-morning masterclass in comedy writing for television with the creators of Birds of a Feather, Goodnight Sweetheart and The New Statesman.

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John Cromby, Lucy Johnstone and Benna Waites

The Impact of Trauma on Mental Health

Hay Festival 2019, 

There is a move in the field of mental health to shift from asking the question “What’s wrong with you?” to “What’s happened to you?” in an attempt to place traumatic life experiences and adversity at the heart of understanding mental health difficulties. Dr Lucy Johnstone, Clinical Psychologist and one of the lead authors of a radical new conceptualisation of mental distress called the Power Threat Meaning Framework, joins co-author Professor John Cromby for a discussion with consultant clinical psychologist Benna Waites.

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Tim Rice talks to Ned Sherrin

Hay Festival 1997, 
The multiple Oscar-winning lyricist, knighted for his services to musical theatre has written the lyrics for the shows Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, Blondel, CRicket, and Heathcliff and the films Aladdin and The Lion King.

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Literatura cotidiana. Antonio García Ángel y Ricardo Silva Romero en conversación con Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2017, 
Historias que narran lo cotidiano, que suceden en entornos que nos resultan familiares, dentro de rutinas diarias con las que nos podemos identificar fácilmente. Dos autores colombianos conversan con Camilo Hoyos sobre sus novelas: el escritor y periodista Antonio García, autor de Recursos humanos y del reciente Declive; y el también escritor y periodista Ricardo Silva Romero, autor de novelas como El libro de la envidia y la reciente Historia oficial del amor.

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Salman Rushdie en conversación con Valeria Luiselli

Xalapa 2014, 

Nacido en Bombay, Salman Rushdie es un escritor
y ensayista británico autor de libros como Hijos de la medianoche (Premios Booker, James Tait Black y Best
of Booker), Los versos satánicos (Premio Whitbread a la mejor novela) y el libro de memorias Joseph Anton, entre otros. Galardonado con el Premio de Literatura Europea que concede el estado austríaco, tiene un estilo que ha sido comparado en diversas ocasiones con el realismo mágico latinoamericano. Es además miembro de la Royal Society of Literature. 

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Simon Jenkins

Builded Here

Hay Festival 2004, 
The eminent journalist considers his cultural and architectural odyssey around England's Thousand Best Homes and Churches in this illustrated lecture.

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Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan and Christine Kisney

Imaging the Imagination

Hay Festival 2005, 
The interplay between visual and literary art in Wales, discussed by the internationally-acclaimed artist and poet Kinsey and Lloyd-Morgan, Head of Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, where she has specialised in artists' archives.

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Paul Theroux

Hay Festival 1996, 
A reading and conversation with the great American travel-writer and novelist, author of My Secret History, Riding the Iron Rooster, Mosquito Coast, The Old Patagonian Express, Picture Palace. .
Introduced by Bill Buford, the Literary and Fiction Editor of The New Yorker.