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Paul Preston

Four Women in Spanish Civil War

Hay Festival 2002, 
The Spanish Civil War viewed by four women. In the red corner: Margarita Nelken the revolutionary feminist, writer and politician, and Nan Green the Communist nurse. In the blue corner: Carmen Polo de Franco, wife of and chilly power behind the dictator, Mercedes Sanz Bachiller and Priscilla Scott-Ellis, the sexually notorious daughter of a supporter of Oswald Mosley.

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Salman Rushdie

Hay Festival 1999, 
Salman Rushdie

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Los derechos de la comunidad LGTB

Boris Dittrich en conversación con Brigitte Baptiste

Cartagena 2017, 
El activista Boris Dittrich (Holanda) lidera los esfuerzos de la ONG Human Rights Watch para defender los derechos de la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual y transgénero alrededor del mundo. Abogado y autor de dos novelas, Dittrich tiene además experiencia parlamentaria, puesto que fue miembro del parlamento de su país durante doce años e inició el trabajo para implementar la ley del matrimonio igualitario. En conversación con Brigitte Baptiste.

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Internet (s): la investigación. Conferencia de Frédéric Martel

Querétaro 2016, 

Frédéric Martel (Francia) es autor de Cultura Mainstream y Global gay. Cómo la revolución gay está cambiando el mundo. Escritor, periodista, investigador y con experiencia en labores de gestión cultural y asesoría, Martel estudia en su libro Smart. Internet(s): la investigación los distintos usos de internet y las redes sociales en diferentes países, analizando el impacto de la red en diversos contextos socioeconómicos e imaginando un internet múltiple, con muchas variantes.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del francés al español

Internet (s): la investigación. Conferencia de Frédéric Martel

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Xinran, Karoline Kan, Rachael Jolley

Index on China

Hay Festival 2019, 

Seventy years after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, and thirty years on from the Tiananmen Square massacre, the editor of Index on Censorship hosts a debate about China’s contemporary society and the leadership’s attitude to freedom of expression. Xinran is author of the global bestseller The Good Women of China, based on her groundbreaking radio show. Her latest book is The Promise. Karoline Kan is a former New York Times reporter who writes about millennial life and politics in China. She’s currently an editor at China Dialogue. Her new book is called Under Red Skies: The Life and Times of a Chinese Millennial.

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Kassia St Clair and Clare Hunter talk to Rosie Goldsmith

Threads

Hay Festival 2019, 

St Clair is the author of The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History. All textiles begin with a twist. From colourful 30,000-year-old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun’s mummy actually meant; from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus; from the lace ruffs that infuriated the Puritans to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution, our continuing reinvention of cloth tells fascinating stories of human ingenuity. Clare Hunter’s Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle stretches from medieval France to contemporary Mexico, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland. It is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power and politics told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

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Historias de familia II. Fatima Bhutto, Giuseppe Caputo y Renato Cisneros en conversación con Marianne Ponsford

Cartagena 2017, 
La importancia de la figura paterna en la identidad del individuo es un asunto que no solo concierne a la vida cotidiana sino también a la literatura. Así, en la literatura como en el psicoanálisis, el padre se convierte en uno de los grandes temas para escritores como los que nos acompañan hoy. Con Fatima Bhutto (Pakistán), autora de The Shadow of the Crescent Moon; Giuseppe Caputo (Colombia), autor de Un mundo huérfano; y Renato Cisneros (Perú), autor de La distancia que nos separa. En conversación con Marianne Ponsford.

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Paul Muldoon & Carol Ann Duffy

Hay Festival 1996, 
Muldoon reads from his New Selected Poems 1968-1994 launched at the Festival. "One of the era's true originals" - Seamus Heaney. Duffy reads from her Selected Poems. Duffy has one of the freshest and most idiosyncratic voices speaking in English Poetry today - Times

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Helen Cross, Delia Jarrett-Macauley, Patrick O'Keeffe

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Cross' The Secrets She Keeps is a wildly ltrical tale of dark secrets in deepest Yorkshire. Jannett-Macauley's Moses, Citizen and Me tackles the issues of the Sierra Leonian civil war and the use of child soldiers. O'Keeffe has created spectacularly chilling tales set in a beguiling Irish landscape in his The Hill Road. Chaired by

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Julian Barnard, Graham Challifour, Glenn Storhaug

Searching for Cerato

Hay Festival 2005, 
In August 2004, a three-man film team from England set out to find the Cerato flower in it's original habitat: the Min Valley in the eastern foothills of the Tibetan plateau. They present their short film and discuss some of the ideas that inspired it, including Bach's remedy system and Chinese Toaism, T'ang Dynasty poetry and the Min Valley landscape. Barnard's latest book is Bach Flower Remedies: Form and Function.

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Susan Greenfield

Chemicals and Consciousness

Hay Festival 1998, 
Consciousness is now attracting the attention of scientists as well as philosophers. Although many physicists and mathematicians anxious to model consciousness in artificial systems have been quite vociferous, there is a need to understand consciousness in a way that catres for the diverse range of chemicals operating in the brain. How else might one explain the various mood modifying and consciousness changing effects of specific drugs?

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Mariecia Fraser and Elizabeth Jardine-Godwin

Experimental Landscapes: Past, Present and Future Innovation in Upland Farming

Hay Festival 2019, 

This exploration of the evolution of policy and practice related to upland farming, the role science has played and related impacts on treasured landscapes will be accompanied by poetry and prose inspired by these places and activities. Fraser is Reader at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University. Elizabeth Jardine-Godwin is a writer and teacher who was Pwllpeiran Writer in Residence in 2013.

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Homenaje musical: El bambuco pide playa

Daniel Samper Pizano en conversación con Maria Isabel Saavedra

Cartagena 2017, 
Del famoso Festival Mono Núñez al Festival Hay, un invitado especial: el bambuco. Conversación entre María Isabel Saavedra y Daniel Samper Pizano, continuada por un gran homenaje a la música andina de Colombia, con actuaciones del Barbero del Socorro, Renaceres y Saavedra. Fabuloso cierre del Hay Festival.

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Francis Green, David Kynaston, Rajvi Glasbrook Griffiths and Alex Beard talk to Rosie Boycott

An English Education?

Hay Festival 2019, 

In their controversial book Engines of Privilege: Britain’s Private School Problem Green and Kynaston contend that, in a society that mouths the virtues of equality of opportunity, of fairness and of social cohesion, the educational apartheid separating private schools from our state schools deploys our national educational resources unfairly and inefficiently; blocks social mobility; reproduces privilege down the generations; and underpins a damaging democratic deficit in our society. Rajvi Glasbrook Griffiths is a deputy head teacher in Newport. Alex Beard taught in an inner city comprehensive before joining Teach For All and is author of Natural Born Learners: Our Incredible Capacity to Learn and How We Can Harness It. What does the best possible education look like? How will the Hay audience, many of whom are teachers, contribute to the debate?

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Julianne Pachico and Sarah Hall in conversation with Ludovic Assémat

Segovia 2018, 

Translated into more than a dozen languages and considered one of the 20 best young writers of 2013 by Granta, Sarah Hall (The Wolf Border, Madame Zero, The Beautiful indifference, The Electric Michelangelo) is a multi-award-winning novelist. Julianne Pachico (The Lucky Ones, The Tourists) is one of the great promises of British literature. Her first novel was finalist for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award. Both share love and talent for short novels.

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P. D. James

Emma Considered as a Detective Story

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Crimewriter examines Jane Austen's masterpiece.
James' latest novel is Devices and Desires.

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Alexandra Tolstoy, Spencer Wells

Tales of the Silk Road

Hay Festival 2003, 
Film-maker Revel Guest shares the journey with Tolstoy, author of The Last Secrets of the Silk Road, an account of four friends exploring the way by horse and camel. The same route led Wells, an American geneticist, onto The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey in search of our common African forebear 60,000 years ago.

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Angus MacQueen

The Documentary Director 3

Hay Festival 2005, 
MacQueen has directed many award-winning documentaries including The Death of Yugoslavia, Gulag, Dancing for Dollars, The Last Peasants and most recently Cocaine for Channel 4. Illustrated by a variety of clips, he talks to The Observer's Tim Adams about his work and how making the Cocaine series changed his views on drugs.

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Literatos y cineastas. João Paulo Cuenca, Alberto Fuguet y Pedro Mairal en conversación con Pía Barragán

Cartagena 2017, 
Hay autores que son grandes aficionados al cine, otros escriben o adaptan guiones para la pantalla, algunos ejercen también de críticos literarios, y también están los escritores que dirigen películas. Pía Barragán conversa con tres autores que responden a alguno de esto modelos, todos ellos grandes amantes del séptimo arte. Con João Paulo Cuenca (Brasil), autor del libro Descubrí que estaba muerto y de la película que además protagoniza, A morte de J.P Cuenca; Alberto Fuguet (Chile), autor de la reciente novela Sudor y director de la película Invierno (2015); y Pedro Mairal (Argentina), autor de La uruguaya, obra que está adaptando al cine.

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Joan Smith talks to Nazir Afzal

Home Grown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists

Hay Festival 2019, 

What do the attacks on London Bridge, Manchester and Westminster have in common with those at the Charlie Hebdo offices, the Finsbury Park Mosque, and multiple US shootings? They were all carried out by men with histories of domestic violence. From angry white men to the Bethnal Green girls and London gang members who joined ISIS, Joan Smith shows that, time and time again, misogyny, trauma and abuse lurk beneath the rationalisations of religion or politics. Until Smith pointed it out in 2017, criminal authorities missed this connection because violence against women is dangerously normalised. Yet, since domestic abuse often comes before a public attack, it’s here a solution to the scourge of our age might be found. Afzal is a lawyer who oversaw prosecutions in the Rotherham grooming case.

Joan Smith talks to Nazir Afzal

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Rowan Watson

Illuminated Manuscripts and their Makers

Hay Festival 2003, 
Illumination is the art of 'lighting up' a page through the use of illustration. Watson describes the collaborative productions, with different specialists contributing script, initials, borders, illustration and binding to any work, with specific reference to the V&A collections.

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David Constantine, Helen Dunmore, Neil Astley, Melvyn Bragg

Staying Alive: Real Poetry for Unreal Times

Hay Festival 2003, 
Lord Bragg hosts this feast of modern international poetry with discussion and readings by the major poets David Constantine and Helen Dunmore, and the Bloodaxe Editior, Neil Astley. 'This is a book to make you fall in love with poetry ... Go out and buy it for everyone you love.' (The Independent) A fascinating conversation and life-affirming anthology in performance.

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Revisiting Razia Khan

Dhaka 2014, 
Rediscovering this multi-talented poet. With Kaiser Haq, Hameeda Hossain, Munize Manzur, Elita Karim and Anika Hossain.

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Write a Story with Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Dhaka 2013, 

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Ruth Dudley Edwards

The Faithful Tribe

Hay Festival 1999, 
The novelist discusses her study of The Oeange Order with Nobel Peace Laureate and First Minister Designate of the Northern Ireland Assembly, David Trimble.