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John Carey

What Good Are The Arts?

Hay Festival 2005, 
Do the arts make us better people? Are they a sign of civilisation? Are judgements about art anything more than personal opinions? What are works of art anyway?

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Eamonn McCabe

The Guardian Session 3: The Photographer

Hay Festival 2005, 
The acclaimed Guardian photographer discusses the role of the Picture Editor, and what makes a great news photograph.

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John Kay talks to James Ledbetter

The Truth About Markets

Hay Festival 2003, 
The economist examines the relationship between socieities and markets. How do they work? Why do they work? Why are they better than alternative systems of organizing economics? And why, sometimes, do they fail so catastrophically? He talks to James Ledbetter of Time magazine, the author of the engaging dot.com autopsy Starving to Death on $200 Million.

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Poetry in Dialects

Dhaka 2013, 
Recitations in our famous dialects like Chittagonian and Sylheti, to lesser known ones.

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Carmen Boullosa en conversación con Xavi Ayén

Querétaro 2016, 

El periodista y escritor Xavi Ayén conversa una autora que ha abordado la problemática del narco desde una interesante perspectiva: la mexicana Carmen Boullosa, cuya obra, traducida a diez idiomas, incluye 17 novelas (la más reciente, Texas, 2013), poesía y ensayo, género en el que se inscribe su último trabajo, Narco historia, escrito junto con Mike Wallace.

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Alan Yentob

Artists on Film

Hay Festival 2003, 
The BBC's creative leader introduces the Artists on Film Trust progect which collects film of visual artists at work and in interview that was started when rare footage of Monet and Renoir was discovered.

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Owen Sheers, Joseph Fiennes, Josie Rourke

Unicorns, Almost

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer, the actor and the director discuss their work in progress on Sheers' stage adaptation of the life and poetry of World War II poet Keith Douglas with Peter Florence.

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Jasper Fforde

Hay Festival 2005, 

The cult fantasist and winner of the 2004 Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction previews his post-Thursday-Next creation The Big Over Easy.

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Olivier Kugler

Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 4. Picture Editing and Illustration

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above [118], [123], [129], below [143].

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James Shapiro

1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Hay Festival 2005, 
In 1599 England became entangled in a war with Ireland, Edmund Spenser died penniless and works by Marlowe and Nashe were publicly burnt. Shakespear bought The Globe Theatre and wrote Henry V, As You Like It, Julius Caesar and Hamlet.

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David Mitchell and Andrew Miller

Hay Festival 2005, 
Mitchell discusses his acclaimed and brilliantly inventive Cloud Atlas. Miller launches his compelling contemporary novel The Optimists. Chaired by Alex Linklater.

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Measuring Loss

Dhaka 2013, 
Romesh Gunesekera, Florence Noiville and Nadeem Aslam, discuss the themes running through their works of fiction. Moderated by Sandip Roy.

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Jeff Green

Hay Festival 2003, 
'Stand-up's most irresistible rouge' (The Guardian) combines razor-sharp observations with an abundance of natural charm that has made him one of Britain's most popular comedians. A regular on television's Never Mind The Buzzcocks and They Think It's All Over, his live show is a freewheeling, delightful entertainment.

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John Lloyd talks to John Mitchinson

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The founder and Managing Director of QI is John Lloyd, creator and producer of numerous radio and television programmes including Blackadder, The News Quiz, Spitting Image, Quote Unquote, Not the Nine O'Clock News, To The Manor Born, The NEws Huddlines and The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and letterly one of the UK's most successful directors of television commercials.

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Bryan Sykes

Adam's Curse: A Future without Men

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Oxford professor of Human Genetics examines the furious decay of the male Y-chromosome and asks, Why are there only two sexes? Is there a genetic cause for men's promiscuity? Is there such a thing as the male homosexual gene? And can science offer an explanation for the rise of patriarchal society?

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Robert Elms talks to Paul Blezard

The Way We Were

Hay Festival 2005, 
Face editor and cult radio host on his obsession with fashion.

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Spanish Literature

Dhaka 2013, 
Eliot Weinberger, Mario Bellatin and David Shook with Rafiq un Munir.

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Malcolm Gladwell talks to Jim Ledbetter

The Time Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
The business guru, author of The Tipping Point and now Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking suggests how we can hone and nurture intuition; how we might fundamentally transform our relationships, the way we consume, create and communicate; how we run our businesses and even our societies.

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Peter Ustinov

Hay Festival 1999, 
An audience with the master, on the occasion of the publication of his novel Monsieur Rene.

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The Cosmic Ark: Where Art and Words Meet

Dhaka 2013, 
Launch of Ronnie Ahmmed's book by Mermaid Art Foundation, with Ziauddin Pablo Khan and Anisul Hoque Shohag.

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Niall Ferguson

Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

Hay Festival 2003, 
The historian analyses the sugar and spice, piracy, missionary zeal, homoerotic barons of empire, and civil service that drove the rise and fall of the British Empire: 'he writes with splendid panache ... the Errol Flynn of British historians.' (The Times)

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Michael Buerk talks to Rosie Boycott

The Road Taken

Hay Festival 2005, 
Through Cardiff, The Daily Mail and across the world as a BBC correspondent, with a world-chaning stop in Ethiopia.

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Philip Pullman

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of His Dark Materials and now The Scarecrow and His Servant talks about making a story and how fairy tales are different from novels. He talk to Peter Florence.

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Louise Welsh, Mil Millington, Zoe Heller

Hay Festival 2003, 
New fiction from three astounding young writers: Heller's Notes on a Scandal tells of new teacher Sheba's illicit affair with a pupil. Millington's Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About is a cleverly plotted light satire of contemporary gender relations. In Welsh's The Cutting Room a dissolute and promiscious auctioneer comes upon a hidden collection of violent, and highly distubing, erotic photographs, and feels compelled to unearth more about the deceased owner.

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Sven Beckert en conversación con Gaby Wood

Querétaro 2016, 

Sven Beckert, profesor de Historia de América en la Universidad de Harvard, conversará con la periodista Gaby Wood, sobre su último libro, El imperio del algodón, un estudio sobre la formación del capitalismo moderno a través de la historia del algodón. Beckert ha recibido la Beca Guggenheim en Humanidades y fue finalista del Premio Pulitzer de Historia en 2015.

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