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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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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.

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Alex Wheatle and Clarrie Mae Bent

Crongton Live

Hay Festival 2019, 

The Brixton Bard, Alex Wheatle, and actress Clarrie Mae Bent invite you to join them for an interactive event full of discussion, storytelling and live performance exploring Alex’s acclaimed Crongton sequence of YA novels: Liccle Bit, Crongton Knights, Straight Outta Crongton and Home Girl. Set on the fictional South Crong estate, Alex’s books explore family, friendship, love, and loyalty put to the test. The event will focus on the importance of language, style and dialogue, inspiring young writers and performers alike.

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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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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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Catherine Nixey in conversation with Guillermo Altares

THE AGE OF PENUMBRA. HOW CHRISTIANITY DESTROYED THE CLASSICAL WORLD

Segovia 2018, 
 

Nixey tells the largely unknown story of how a militant religion deliberately subjected and annihilated the teachings of the classical world, and opened the way to centuries of unconditional adherence to "a single true faith”. The Roman Empire had been generous in welcoming new beliefs, but the arrival of Christianity changed everything. This new religion, despite preaching peace, was violent, ruthless and decidedly intolerant. Catherine Nixey studied Classical History in Cambridge, worked for many years as a teacher before turning to journalism. She talks to the journalist Guillermo Altares.

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Luis Rojas Marcos in conversation with Margarita Mayo

Segovia 2018, 

Psychiatrist Dr. Luis Rojas Marcos, one of the most internationally respected science communicators and a highly-reputed doctor and health system manager was closely involved with 9-11. He is the author of Más allá del 11 de septiembre, where he narrates his experience and analyses the key for overcoming trauma. He is also an author of books on happiness and coexistence, for example Todo lo que he aprendido: 303 ideas para una vida mejor. He talks with Margarita Mayo, an expert on leadership, author of Yours Truly, Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life.

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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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Susie Orbach

The Impossibility of Sex

Hay Festival 1999, 
The world-renowned author of Fat is a Feminist Issue and expert on women's psychology analyses the basis and practice of therapeutic relationships.

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Xavi Ayén en conversación con Mario Jursich

Aquellos años del boom.

Xalapa 2014, 

No hay placas que lo conmemoren, pero el movimiento más importante de la literatura en español durante el siglo XX se abrió al mundo desde Barcelona entre 1967 y 1976. Xavi Ayén, periodista cultural del diario catalán La Vanguardia, nos presenta Aquellos años del Boom. García Márquez, Vargas Llosa y el grupo de amigos que lo cambiaron todo, obra ganadora del Premio Gaziel de Biografías y Memorias 2013.

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Éric Vuillard talks to Philippe Sands

Fictions: The Order of the Day

Hay Festival 2019, 

Vuillard’s gripping The Order of the Day, a mesmerising work of black comedy, won the Prix Goncourt in 2017 and is regarded as one of the great contemporary novels. It tells the story of the pivotal meetings that took place between the European powers in the run-up to World War Two. What emerges is a fascinating and incredibly moving account of failed diplomacy, broken relationships and the catastrophic momentum that led to conflict.

This event will be conducted in French, with consecutive translation by Amanda Galsworthy.

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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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Sebastian Barry, Henry Porter, Catherine Chidgey

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Barry introduces his new Easter rising novel A Long Long Way. Porter's thriller Brandenburg is set in East Germany as the iron curtain is torn aside. Chidgey's The Transformation tells the tale of an exotic wigmaker, the only permanent resident in the Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898. Chair Paul Blezard.

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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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Hisham Matar y Philippe Sands en conversación con Peter Florence

Cartagena 2017, 
Los autores de dos extraordinarios libros que hablan sobre la pérdida de familiares cercanos en contextos de represión y barbarie conversan sobre el origen de sus historias con Peter Florence. El escritor Hisham Matar (Libia), cuyo padre, Jaballa Matar, desapareció a manos de los servicios secretos libios, presenta El regreso, un trabajo en el que describe su retorno a Libia tras décadas viviendo en el exilio, después de la caída del régimen de Gadafi, en búsqueda de lo ocurrido a su padre. Por su parte, el escritor y abogado defensor de los derechos humanos Philippe Sands hablará de su libro East West Street, On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity”, trabajo ganador del Baillie Gifford Prize 2016 en el que combina la narración de la situación de su propia familia judía en la Europa antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, una investigación sobre los creadores de los conceptos de “genocidio” y “crímenes contra la humanidad”, y una mirada a la vida de Hans Frank, el carnicero de Polonia, y a los Juicios de Núremberg.

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David Miles

The Tribes of Britain

Hay Festival 2005, 
Using genetic and archaeological investigations Miles analyses the Celtic, Roman and Viking, Saxon and Norman, Jewish and Huguenot tribes and their regional roots in Britain.

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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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John Banville and Jim Crace

Hay Festival 1997, 
A reading and conversation with these two celebrated novelists. Banville's "brilliantly wrought and compelling" The Untouchable, is a searing self-examination by a double-agent, not unlike Anthony Blunt who questions loyalties, his ideals and his faith. Crace's Quarantine is the story of the great self-examination of Christ and his five companions fasting in the Wilderness for forty days.

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Hannah Collins, A.C. Grayling and William Kingswood in conversation with Santiago Íñiguez

The impact of the arts, culture and the humanities on coexistence and cosmopolitanism

Segovia 2018, 

Santiago Íñiguez, President of IE University, worldwide expert on education, gathers three relevant voices around the theme of the role of culture in our societies today. The award-winning photographer and artist, Hannah Collins, the international philosopher A.C. Grayling and the composer and musician William Kingswood discuss the impact of the humanities in our daily life.

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Jeremy Paxman

Start The Week

Hay Festival 1999, 
Please join Jeremy Paxman and his guests for a live broadcast of the Radio 4 flagship programme from the Festival.

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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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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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Michael Fuller talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Kill the Black One First

Hay Festival 2019, 

Fuller was born to Windrush-generation Jamaican immigrants in 1959 and experienced a meteoric career in policing, from the beat to the Brixton inferno, through cutting-edge detective work and the frontline of drug-related crime and violence on London’s most volatile estates. He took a pivotal role in the formation of Operation Trident, which tackled gun crime and gang warfare in the London community, and was later appointed Chief Constable of Kent. His memoir Kill the Black One First is a raw and unflinching account of a life in policing during a tumultuous period of race relations throughout the UK, from Britain’s first black Chief Constable.

Michael Fuller talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

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Katie Hickman

Diplomatic Women

Hay Festival 1999, 
The novelist and travel writer explores the secret and splendidly eccentric lives of British Ambassadresses from the great years of the British Empire to the present day.

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Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall talks to John Mitchinson

The River Cottage Year

Hay Festival 2003, 
The iconoclastic chef and author of The River Cottage Cookbook and The River Cottage Year talks food and country with John Mitchinson, gastronome and Publisher of QI.