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Anthony Julius

Transgressions: The Offences of Art

Hay Festival 2003, 
Since the mid-nineteenth century artists have compulsively rejected received ideas in order to test and subvert morality, law, society and art itself. But what happens when all boundries have been crossed, all taboos broken, all limits violated? Julius looks at the Young Artists and their forebears.

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Rosie Boycott, Hannah Critchlow, Fiona Fox, Bronwen Maddox and Magdalena Skipper

Nature 150 Platform: Separating Science Fact from Science Fiction

Hay Festival 2019, 

How do we guard against fake news about true science? President Trump tweeting “HIV is cured” isn’t anywhere close to the story. How do we ensure that the science that is published is robust and stands up to scrutiny as well as ensuring that this science is accurately and responsibly reported? Boycott is a cross-bench peer, who has edited both tabloid and broadsheet newspapers; Critchlow is a neuroscientist; Fox is Director of the Science Media Centre; Maddox is a journalist and Director of the Institute for Government; Skipper is Editor of the scientific journal Nature, which celebrates its 150th anniversary at Hay.

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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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Fernando Savater en conversación con Juan Manuel Robles

Arequipa 2015, 
El escritor y filósofo español Fernando Savater, autor de más de cincuenta ensayos sobre política, filosofía o literatura y de varias obras literarias, ha recibido numerosos galardones por sus trabajos como el Premio Ortega y Gasset de Periodismo, el Premio Nacional de Ensayo o el Premio Planeta. Sus últimos libros llevan por título ¡No te prives! Defensa de la ciudadanía y Voltaire contra los fanáticos (Je suis Charlie). Le entrevista Juan Manuel Robles, autor de Nuevos juguetes de la Guerra Fría.

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Alison Weir

Fictions: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets

Hay Festival 2019, 

The historian introduces the fourth book in her Six Tudor Queens novel series, in which she transforms Henry VIII’s much-maligned fourth wife into a woman of passion, courage and mystery. The King is in love with Anna, the German princess’s portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance. But Anna’s past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall…

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Books and feminism: the library of Marguerite Durand. Lauren Bastide in conversation with Gabriela Jauregui

Cartagena 2018, 

 The feminist journalist Lauren Bastide (France) was the editor of Elle France and television presenter in Canal+ and has created the podcasts Nouvelle Ecoutes, in which she interviews women. Lauren will speak with writer Gabriela Jauregui about the feminism´s history, tradition and its connection with literature through the figure of Marguerite Durand, creator of a library with more than 70,000 books and documents about women´s history and their fight for their rights.

Books and feminism: the library of Marguerite Durand. Lauren Bastide in conversation with Gabriela Jauregui

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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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Fiona Stafford

The Brief Life of Flowers

Hay Festival 2019, 

Come rain or shine, flowers feature perennially in the landscape of human history. Their beauty has inspired some of the greatest works of art and literature, captivating creative minds from Wordsworth to Van Gogh, Botticelli to Beatrix Potter. Flowers have also played a key part in forming the past, and may even shape our future. Some have served as symbols of monarchs, dynasties and nations – from the Wars of the Roses to the Order of the Thistle. And while the poppy is often associated with WWI, it was the elderflower that treated its wounded soldiers, joining a long line of healing flowers that have developed modern medicine, including lavender and foxgloves. The right rose, according to the Victorian language of flowers, might mend a broken heart, while sunflowers may just save our planet. Stafford is Professor of English at the University of Oxford. 

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Uwe Timm en conversación con Patricio Pron

La culpa y la memoria.

Cartagena 2016, 
El escritor alemán Uwe Timm ha recibido numerosos galardones a lo largo de su carrera, entre ellos, Premio de Literatura el Jakob-Wassermann-Literaturpreis, el Premio Napoli y el Premio Palermo. Sus libros publicados en español incluyen La noche de San Juan, El hombre del velocípedo y Tras la sombra de mi hermano, una emotiva reflexión sobre la culpa y la memoria de una sociedad entera, con la Alemania nazi como trasfondo.
Conversará sobre estos temas con el escritor argentino Patricio Pron.

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Suzanne O'Sullivan

Cartagena 2017, 
Los casos más sorprendentes y perturbadores de los males que el cerebro puede infligir a nuestro propio cuerpo son investigados por la neuróloga Suzanne O´Sullivan en Todo está en tu cabeza. La mayoría aceptamos sin problema que el corazón palpite con fuerza cuando vemos a la persona que amamos secretamente, o la sudoración que brota en nuestra frente ante el nerviosismo que nos provoca tener que hablar en público. Pero lo que no llegamos a imaginar es cuán dramática y exagerada puede llegar a ser la reacción de nuestro cuerpo ante según que emociones. O’Sullivan conversa sobre el fascinante mundo de las enfermedades psicosomáticas.

Evento solo en ingles.

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Alejandro Hernández en conversación con Alejandro Páez Varela

Xalapa 2013, 
El escritor Alejandro Hernández ( México) que durante cinco años recorrió las rutas migratorias en México, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos y formó parte del equipo que investigó y redactó el primer informe de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos sobre secuestros de migrantes, hablará de su aclamada novela Amarás a Dios sobre todas las cosas que plantea las siguientes preguntas: ¿por qué tanta crueldad con los indocumentados que intentan cruzar México rumbo a Estados Unidos?, ¿por qué siendo víctimas de las mismas circunstancias nos convertimos en peores verdugos? En conversación con Alejandro Páez Varela.

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An Evening with David Shepherd

Hay Festival 1997, 
World-famous as a hugely commercially successful painter of wild animals, Shepherd has become an heroic and inspiring campaigner on behalf of endangered mammals. He talks about his astonishing career and the work of the David Shepherd Conservation Foundation, for which he will auction and original African wildlife painting at the end of the event.

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Ignacio Morgado

Cartagena 2017, 
Ignacio Morgado, catedrático de Psicobiología en el Instituto de Neurociencia de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona y autor de obras como Emociones e inteligencia social o Aprender, recordar y olvidar, conversa sobre los comportamientos humanos y sus estrechos orígenes en la biología.

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Roger Deakin talks to Terence Blacker

Waterlog

Hay Festival 1999, 
The writer talks about about his journeyswimming round the British Isles. Detained by Water Bailiffs in Winchester, intercepted in the Fowey estury by Coastguards, mistaken for a suicide on Camber Sands... he provides a unique vision of Britain from the water.

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Theodore Zeldin

How Talk Can Change Your Life

Hay Festival 1999, 
Developing his Radio 4 Lecture Series, the inimitable historian and cultural observer addresses his preoccupying theme of Conversation.

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Zadie Smith

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this exclusive preview the author of WHite Teeth and The Autograph Man reads from her work in progress on her new novel.

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Thomas J Bollyky

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways

Hay Festival 2019, 

For the first time in recorded history viruses, bacteria and other infectious diseases are not the leading cause of death or disability in any region of the world. People are living longer, and fewer mothers are giving birth to many children in the hope that some might survive. And yet, the news is not all good. Recent reductions in infectious disease have not been accompanied by the same improvements in income, job opportunities and governance that occurred with these changes in wealthier countries decades ago. There have also been unintended consequences. Whether the peril or promise of that progress prevails, Bollyky explains, depends on what we do next. Bollyky is the Director of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Chaired by Isaac Florence.

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Mano Bouzamour e Iacopo Barison en conversación con Liliet Heredero

Cartagena 2017, 
Dos escritores con libros recién publicados en español conversan con la periodista Liliet Heredero. El escritor y bloguero Iacopo Barison (Italia), nominado al prestigioso Premio Strega por su primera novela, Stalin + Bianca, es columnista en el portal de internet minima&moralia y está adaptando al cine su novela. Por su parte, el escritor Mano Bouzamour (Holanda), es autor del celebrado La promesa de Pisa, donde narra la historia de un inmigrante que se encuentra escindido entre su cultura de acogida y su país de origen. Actualmente Bouzamour es columnista del periódico Het Parool, escribe para las revistas Elle y Cosmopolitan, y está preparando su segundo libro.

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Julian Jackson

The Fall of France

Hay Festival 2003, 
On 16 May 1940 the Nazis had broken through the French lines on the River Meuse at Sedan and other locations, only five days after launching their attack. The eminent historian charts the French military collapse and the immediate consequences for Churchill and the Allies.

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Nadine Akkerman talks to Georgina Godwin

Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in 17th-century Britain

Hay Festival 2019, 

The allegedly male world of the spy was more than merely infiltrated by women. This compelling and groundbreaking contribution to the history of espionage details a series of case studies in which women – from playwright to postmistress, from lady-in-waiting to laundry woman – acted as spies, sourcing and passing on confidential information. They acted out of political and religious conviction or to obtain money or power. Akkerman reveals the special roles of Royalist and Parliamentarian ‘she-intelligencers’ and their hidden world.

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Daniel Morden, Hugh Lupton

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Hay Festival 2003, 
Following their success with HOmer's Iliad and Odyssey the two leading storytellers tell Ovid's wonderful tales of transformation, including Demeter and Persephone, Orpheus and Echo and Narcissus. 'A tour de force.' (The Times)

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Norteños. María de Alva Levy, Felipe Montes y Hugo Valdés en conversación con Mauricio Montiel Figueiras

Querétaro 2016, 

La literatura negra y policiaca es un género fascinante para el público y recientemente bastante cultivado por autores procedentes del norte del país. Tres novelistas norteños conversan con Mauricio Montiel Figueiras sobre sus últimos trabajos: Felipe Montes (Barrio de Catedral), María de Alva (Lo que guarda el río) y Hugo Valdés (El asesinato de Paulina Lee).

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Jon Snow, Billy Childish, Chris Smith, Jude Kelly, Michael Jacobs, Jason Cowley

The Fabian Society Debate

Hay Festival 2003, 
Britain's senior think tank and forum for progressive argument examines the extent to which culture is capable of addressing, challenging and even changing the issues of the day. Can the novel affetc political and social change? Is there such a thing as political art? Is political theatre simply self-indulgent or can it facilitate productive and important debate?

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Richard Fortey

The Earth: An Intimate History

Hay Festival 2004, 
The palaeontologist introduces his magisterial history of our planets' last four billion years. 'Think of Earth as a recycling system, forever turning granite into clay and sand, ocean mud into marble, gathering gold in veins and silver into seams. The Earth is the greatest show on earth' (The Guardian).

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Phil Manzanera en conversación con Jacobo Celnik

Cartagena 2017, 
El guitarrista y productor musical Phil Manzanera formó parte de una de las bandas musicales más emblemáticas de los setenta: Roxy Music. De padre inglés y madre colombiana, Phil ha producido discos de David Gilmour, Antonio Vega, Héroes del Silencio, Fito Páez o Aterciopelados. Conversa sobre su extraordinaria carrera musical con Jacobo Celnik.