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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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Debutantes: Your First Novel

Dhaka 2013, 
Ellah Allfrey, Ajitha GS, Prajwal Parajuly and Ned Beauman discuss how to have your first novel published.

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Vesna Goldsworthy, Matthew Sturgis, Nick Flynn

Biographers' Panel

Hay Festival 2005, 
Although purportedly an account of forty years in the life of a passionate Serbian woman, Goldsworthy's Chernobyl Strawberries traffics in the births and deaths of whole worlds. Sturgis is the biographer of the artist Walter Sickert. Flynn's Another Bullshit Night In Suck City is a darkly comic story of an unconventional reunion between father and son. Chaired by Brenda Maddox.

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Adam Nicholson

Men of Honour: Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero

Hay Festival 2005, 
Trafalgar gripped the nineteenth-century imagination like no other battle. It finished the global ambitions of a European tyrant but culminated in the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest hero of the era.

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Exploring Language

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein in conversation with Firdous Azim.

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Anita Desai and Raj Khamal Jha

Hay Festival 1999, 
Desai's In Custody is a "magnificent novel" - Salman Rushdie, about a small town scholar's visit to interview a famed poet. Widely tipped for superstardom, Jha's Calcutta novel The Blue Bedspread has been hailed by John Fowles as 'something remarkable, almost a coming of age of the Indian novel'.

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View From The Summit

Hay Festival 1999, 
On his eightieth birthday, the conqueror of Everest Edmund Hillary talks to the climber Joe Simpson author of Touching the Void. Introduced by Jan Morris.

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Peter Rabbit 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, Saturday 4 June, 5:30 pm.

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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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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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Leslie Law talks to Revel Guest

Hay Festival 2005, 
Athens Olympics equestrian gold-medalist talks horse-sense.

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Kobi Lorai

Dhaka 2013, 
Featuring the artist from Fariq Masuds Matir Moina, Shah Alam Dewan, performing a Poothi Paath about the history of Korbani. Ainul Boyati and Rozina Dewan debate men vs. women, in a spontaneous sparring of words.

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Sean O'Brien with Lily Dunn, Em Brett, RYth Valentine, Mandy Sutter, Iain Broome, John Beevers, Tony Williams, Byrony Doran

Matter Magazine

Hay Festival 2004, 
Poet, playwright and critic, O'Brien is joined by talented new voices from Sheffield Hallam MA in Creative Writing. In its fourth year, Matter has established itself as a unique and collectable anthology, combining beautiful design with excellent writing.

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David Kennard

Hay Festival 2004, 
Come and meet the Devon shepherd and English National Sheepdof Handler and his dogs. David will talk about his life and his book A Shepherd's Watch: Through the Seasons with One Man and His Dogs. DAvid has also produced a best-selling video diary The Year of the Working Sheepdog. He talks to the country writer Daniel Butler.

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Molly Dineen

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Documentary Director 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Award-winning director of Home from the Hill, The Ark, In The Company of Men, The Lord's Tale in conversation with Rosie Boycott. She previews rushes from her current project The Lie of the Land.

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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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John Julius Norwich

Byzantium

Hay Festival 1998, 
On the 545th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople John Julius Norwich tells the story of the decline and fall of the Byzantine Empire, which lasted 1,123 years.

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Brenda Maddox

A Tale of Two Chemists

Hay Festival 2003, 
The award-winning biographer looks at the lives and legacies of Rosalind Franklin, the woman whose work led James Watson to the DNA double helix; and Margaret Thatcher, the first British woman Prime Minister.

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Andrew Miller and Patricia Duncker

Hay Festival 1999, 
Reading and conversation with two leading authors, both of whom have chosen to write historical novels. Miller's Casanova is a portrait of the great lover set in C18th London. Duncker's James Miranda Barry tells the story of a legendary surgeon, dualist and socialite - a woman whose greatest achievement was to have passed for more than fifty years as a man.

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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.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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Robert McCrum

Hay Festival 2005, 
P. G. Wodehouse's biographer details the life and work of the great comedian, his youth in Edwardian Britain, his golden years in Jazz-Age America and his internment in Nazi Germany.

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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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Frank Close

The Particle Odyssey: A Journey to the Heart of Matter

Hay Festival 2004, 
Twenty-first century scientists want to find out how the universe came to be like it is. Their experiments involve a metaphorical journey back in time to within a billionth of a second of the Big Bang and constitute the latest stage in the quest to understand the matter that makes up our Universe and the forces that govern it. Close takes us on en exhilarating tour of the subatomic world, illustrated with beautiful photographs of the tracks of subatomic particles as they speed, curve, dance or explode through cloud and bubble chambers.

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Kim Manresa y Xavi Ayén en conversación con Josué Martínez

Xalapa 2014, 
Kim Manresa es un fotoperiodista cuyo trabajo tiene un elevado componente social. Ha fotografiado desde las figuras más sobresalientes de la literatura, hasta los grupos sociales más vulnerables del globo. Ha expuesto en París, Nueva York, Managua, Bangkok, Dakar o La Habana y recibido numerosos premios. Xavi Ayén, escritor y periodista de La Vanguardia, ha sido su compañero de viaje en estos últimos diez años en los que han recorrido el mundo para retratar a algunos de los más afamados ganadores del Premio Nobel de Literatura. Hablarán de esta experiencia con Josué Martínez.

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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.