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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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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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Lauro Martines

April Blood

Hay Festival 2003, 
In April 1478, a plot to murder the two heads of the powerful Medici family miscarried dramatically in the Cathedral of Florence. The younger of the two brothers was killed, but Lorenzo the Magnificent, the brilliant poet and connoisseur escaped. A bloodbath followed in reprisal. All Italy was affected as it emerged that the Pope, the King of Naples and the Duke of Urbino were deeply implicated in the plot.

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Geraldine McCaughrean

Hay Festival 2003, 
The multi prize-winning author of A Little Lower Than The Angels, A Pack of Lies, Gold Dust, Forever X and now her new books The Kite Rider and Stop the Train talks about the pleasure she finds in writing, her inspirations and wide-ranging subject matter.

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Álvaro Enrigue y Mario Jursich en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Xalapa 2014, 
Crecer a golpes: Crónicas y ensayos de América Latina a cuarenta años de Allende y Pinochet, es el título de la última obra editada por Diego Fonseca, trabajo en el que han participado 13 de los escritores más destacados de América Latina. Fonseca hablará con dos de los autores: Álvaro Enrigue, escritor mexicano autor de los premiados libros La muerte de un instalador y Muerte súbita y Mario Jursich, escritor y periodista cultural colombiano, director de la revista El Malpensante.
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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Dave Harker and Marion Walls

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Hay Festival 2005, 
Reg Johnson of The Robert Tressell Estate introduces this expert discussion of Robert Tressell's 1914 classic of socialism and political awakening.

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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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Christopher Hampton

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Screenwriter 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the screenwriter and director whose credits include The Honorary consul, Carrington, the Oscar-winning Dangerous Liaisons, The Secret Agent, The Quiet American and Imagining Argentina.

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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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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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Boothby Graffoe

Hay Festival 2003, 
The new show from the sublimely talented stand-ip. 'He writes great gags, improvises as well as anyone, plays the guitar and sings songs that are both beautiful and funny. And he can handle drunken hecklers at the same time as he makes your mum want to knit him a scarf.' (Arthur Smith) 'His maverick comic talents could make him the new Spike Milligan.' (Evening Standard)

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Andrew Marr

Hay Festival 2005, 
What is a 'story' and what isn't? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? The BBC's Political Editor trades secrets from his book My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism.

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Graphic Words

Dhaka 2014, 
Katie Green and Joelle Jolivet discuss the intangible link between words and images.

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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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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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Abraham Cruzvillegas en conversación con Diego Rabasa

Xalapa 2014, 

Abraham Cruzvillegas es un artista multidisci- plinario que explora los métodos de creación a través del video, la escultura, la instalación y el performance. Está representado por la galería Kurimanzutto de la Ciudad de México, ha expuesto en la Tate Modern de Londres y ha participado en dOCUMENTA (Kassel, Alemania). Es, además, uno de los fundadores de La Galería de Comercio, un proyecto que surgió como alternativa a los canales habituales de difusión y que presenta proyectos artísticos públicos y gratuitos en la calle. Conversará sobre su trayectoria y obras con Diego Rabasa.

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Lecture by Alan Weisman

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Arequipa 2017, 

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, by Alan Weisman, is a fascinating proposal for saving the planet. Well received by both critics and general readers, it is been translated into 13 languages and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (2013), a prize in the non-fiction category at the Paris Book Festival (2013), the Nautilus Gold Book Award (2014) and the Global Media Award for best book (2014). His previous work, The World Without Us, was an international bestseller, translated into 34 languages and named best non-fiction book of 2007 by a number of publications. This talk makes clear the human race’s devastating influence on our planet.

Lecture by Alan Weisman

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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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Robert Winston

Human Instinct

Hay Festival 2003, 
The conscious and unconscious decisions we make are deeply affected by an ancient and universal genetic programme. Our ambition and lust, our drives to compete and to co-operate are essential components of the human mind, forged among our ancestors on the African savannah. Instincts were instrumental in the evolutionary success of the species and success meant a fondness for sex and violence, for status and wealth, and a will to survive. Lord Winston is the pre-eminent professor of reproductive medicine in Britain.

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The World of Quinten Blake

Hay Festival 2003, 
The world's greatest illustrator, Britain's first Children's Laureate and the genius behind hundreds of books like Clown, Zagazoo, The Green Ship, Fantastic Daisy Artichoke and the extraordinary and prolific collaboration with Roald Dahl, creates magic before your eyes and talks about his imagination and drawing.

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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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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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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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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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Sir Simon Schama

THE STORY OF THE JEWS

Segovia 2018, 

Jewish history is also the history of Humanity. Now that thousands of people are being forced to leave their native country and to traverse an incredibly tense way looking for a new home, it is worth contemplating again the exile that jews went into over five hundred years ago. Schama's presence in HAY FESTIVAL Segovia coincides with the publication of the second volume from his enormous work ´The Story of the Jews'. Schama covers the expulsion of the jews from Spain in 1492. He navigates among miracles and massacres, persecutions and tolerance, and reaches the beginning of the 20th century, which will mark a turning point, as it was profoundly promising in its first few years.

Simon Schama is professor in History and History of Arts at Columbia University, and a widely awarded author of fourteen history books translated into twenty different languages. Among them, Rembrandt's Eyes (2002), Rise and Fall of the British Empire (2004), and both two volumes from The Story of the Jews'.

Presented by Caroline Michel, CEO of leading literary and talent agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop, Chair of The Hay Festivals.