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Alice Sebold talks to Katherine Viner

Hay Festival 2003, 
The American Author discusses her celebrated debut novel The Lovely Bones with the editor of Guardian Weekend magazine. Narated from 'heaven' by a fourteen-year-old girl who has been raped and murdered, the story follows her family and the neighbour who killed her. And she launches Lucky, her memoir about her own rape and assult, and her struggle for understanding and recovery: 'you save yourself or you remain unsaved'.

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Luis Felipe Fabre sobre poesía

Xalapa 2014, 
Poeta, ensayista, profesor y editor de la revista de arte contemporáneo Galleta China, Luis Felipe Fabre ha escrito varios libros de poesía a lo largo de su trayectoria, como Cabaret Provenza, La sodomía en la Nueva España y ha editado una antología de poesía mexicana contemporánea titulada Divino Tesoro. Galardonado con diversos premios, se le considera uno de los mejores poetas hispanohablantes de la actualidad. En este evento hablará sobre la creación de poesía y su obra.

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Valeria Parrella and Gernot Wolfram

Hay Festival 2004, 
This is the third year of the project conceived with our partners at Festivaletteratura Mantova, Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin, and the Bjornsonfestivalen in Molde. Four young writers from across Europe are commissioned to write a story on the theme of Monsters. They visit each of the Festivals and discuss the themes of their work and the cultural translation involved in international publication. In this first session, Parella, the Italian writer is joined by the German author Wolfram.

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Celluloid Blues

Dhaka 2013, 
The trails of screen writing. Nasiruddin Yousuff and Catherine Masud, with Lotte Hoek.

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Peter Florence and guests

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Guardian Hay Festival and the Orange Prize for Fiction have joined up to celebrate the huge wealth of contemporary fiction.

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James Wood

The Irresponsible Self

Hay Festival 2004, 
The eminent critic will discuss what makes us laugh in fiction, and explore the differences between comedy in the novel and comedy in other literary art forms. His new book of essays, The Irresponsible Self, argues that the modern novel essentially invented and pioneered a new form of comedy, the tragicomic, and he compares this mixed mode to satire, farce, and vaudeville. There will be copious examples, and many jokes.

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Nick Lane

Oxygen: The Molecule that Changed the World

Hay Festival 2004, 
Oxygen is the engine of life and evolution. Lane explores the impact that oxygen has had on Earth, tracing the history of life from the very beginning. He explains the rise of animals and plants, the origin of two sexes, and the evolution of ageing and death.

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Cries from the Heart

Human Rights Watch Gala

Hay Festival 2005, 
A star-studded cast of Festival artists gather for this celebration performance of voices for justice.

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One on One

Dhaka 2013, 
Ahdaf Soueif in conversation with Razia Iqbal

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Andrew Roberts

Hitler and Churchill

Hay Festival 2003, 
Developing the ideas of his popular TV series, prize-winning historian Andrew Roberts investigates the leadership techniques and rhetorical skills employed by Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, as well as the effect that each man's style of leadership had upon the outcome of the Secon World War.

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David Crystal

Dying, dying, dead: Writing the obituary of languages

Hay Festival 1999, 
Half the world's languages will be dead this time next century. In this Predictions Lecture, Crystal asks why, reflects on what can be done about it, and reads extracts from a play he has written to publicise their plight.

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Allan Sutherland

Hidden Dragons

Hay Festival 2004, 
Sutherland is the editor of a sparkling and surprising new anthology of prose and poetry d=from writers who are disabled. He gives a personal view of the editing process in conversation with Maggie Hampton of Arts Disability Wales.

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El reto del periodismo online en América Latina

Elías López, Hernando Álvarez, Sanjuana Martínez, Laura Wolderberg y Guillermo Osorno

Querétaro 2016, 

La importancia y alcance de las noticias, reportajes y columnas de opinión publicadasonline superan en la mayoría de los casos el alcance de la prensa impresa. Muchos medios han modificado la manera de presentar su labor informativa a través de la red, llegando por un lado a más espectadores, en más países, pero a la vez teniendo que replantearse qué es el trabajo periodístico, su formato y los procesos de validación de la información. Periodistas de medios con gran relevancia en América Latina conversan con el periodista y escritor Guillermo Osorno sobre estos retos. Con Elías López (The New York Times), Hernando Álvarez (BBC), Laura Wolderberg (Vice México) y Sanjuana Martínez (Proceso, sinembargo.mx).

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Ignacio Martínez de Pisón in conversation with Irma Gallo

Querétaro 2017, 

The Spanish writer Ignacio Martínez de Pisón presents his latest work, Derecho natural, in a conversation with Irma Gallo. The author of novels such as Carreteras secundarias (1996) and the award-winning non-fictional work Enterrar a los muertos (2005), winner of the Rodolfo Walsh and Dulce Chacón awards, tells the story of Ángel, a boy who passes from childhood to adult life during the Transition, the political process that restored democracy in Spain.

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Journalism in Mexico: the historic battle. Jaime Abello Banfi, Adrián López and Ana Cristina Ruedas in conversation with Jacobo García

Querétaro 2017, 

Journalism in Mexico is in danger. The constant attacks and violence against professionals who work in the industry has increased consistently since 2006, when the journalist protection protocol was first introduced, following the model used previously in Colombia. Why is the Mexican context one of the most dangerous in the world in which to carry out this profession? Jaime Abello Banfi (FNPI), Ana Cristina Ruedas (Artículo 19) and Adrián López (Noroeste) will talk to Jacobo García.

Journalism in Mexico: the historic battle. Jaime Abello Banfi, Adrián López and Ana Cristina Ruedas in conversation with Jacobo García

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Blue Shield, protegiendo el panorama cultural. Carlos de Habsburgo-Lorena en conversación con Ramón Pérez-Maura

Cartagena 2017, 
Blue Shield es la organización que ha velado por la salvaguarda de importantes yacimientos del patrimonio cultural de Libia, Afganistán y otros lugares azotados por la guerra. El archiduque Carlos de Habsburgo es el presidente de su comité internacional. Conversa con Ramón Pérez-Maura, adjunto al director de ABC.

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Electric Shadows

Dhaka 2014, 
Aamer Hussein elaborates on three decades of his writing life, the intersection of the literary and the personal, and his deep connection with Bangladesh. Chaired by Ahsan Akbar. Marking the launch of his collection of short stories by Bengal Books.

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Lessons from the Slushpile

Dhaka 2014, 
Alexandra Pringle (Group Editor-in-Chief of Bloomsbury), Meru Gokhale (Editor-in-Chief, Literary Publishing, Random House India) and Dwight Garner (Book critic, The New York Times) discuss what they look for in new writing. Chaired by Olivia Smith.

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Brian Patten

In Performance

Hay Festival 2003, 
Our Sister the Mad Scientist, The VAmpire Duck, Three Frazzles in a Frimple, Earwigs and many more new creations! Meet the author of all-time children's cult classics Gargling With Jelly, Thawing Frozen Frogs, The Utter Nutters and The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry, and hear him read from his hilarious new book  Juggling With Gerbils.

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Michael Deeley

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Producer 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
The producer whose credits include The Italian Job, The Deer Hunter, The Man Who Fell to Earth and Blade Runner talks to Peter Florence.

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Elvira Navarro y Jorge Alberto Gudiño con César Silva Márquez

Xalapa 2014, 

La española Elvira Navarro, considerada una de las 22 mejores voces narrativas menores de 35 años en lengua española por la revista Granta, es autora de La ciudad en invierno y La ciudad feliz. El escritor mexicano Jorge Alberto Gudiño es autor de Los trenes nunca van hacia el este, Con amor, tu hija y su última novela, Instrucciones para mudar un pueblo; es además profesor universitario y crítico literario, conocido por su labor al frente del programa radiofónico La Tertulia y por sus colaboraciones para revistas como Rolling Stone.
Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española

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Etgar Kerret, Samir El Youssef

Gaza Blues

Hay Festival 2004, 
Discover the new voices of the generation that follows Said, Oz and Grossman. Guardian Weekend editior Katherine Viner chairs this discussion of writing about the Middle East with the Israeli and Palestinian editiors and contributors to a new anthology. They are joined by the diplomat and Middle-East scholar Andrew Burns.

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George Galloway talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2004, 
Late-night conversation with the Glasgow MP, expelled by the Labour Party for his stance on the Iraq War, and author of I'm Not the Only One.

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Manuel Vilas in conversation with Angélica Tanarro

ORDESA

Segovia 2018, 

With Ordesa, his latest novel, Vilas confirms his status as one the Spain’s greatest and most compelling writers. He talks about his fiction and poetry, and turns his unflinching gaze towards contemporary Spain and towards the wider context of Europe. He discusses his relationship with the literature of Miguel Delibes. He talks with poet and journalist Angélica Tanarro. 

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Rosie Boycott, Sarah Dunant

Children

Hay Festival 1999, 
In this Predictions Forum Editor Rosie Boycott and novelist Sarah Dunant consider the future of children and the family.