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Óscar Guardiola Rivera en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Xalapa 2014, 

Óscar Guardiola Rivera es escritor, filósofo y profesor de leyes y derechos humanos en la Universidad de Birkbeck en Londres; es también columnista de The Guardian y El Espectador. Hablará sobre uno de los episodios más importantes en la historia de América Latina, el asesinato del presidente chileno Salvador Allende, del que trata en su último libro publicado: Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, 11 September 1973 [Historia de una muerte anunciada: el golpe contra Salvador Allende, 11 de septiembre de 1973].

Óscar Guardiola Rivera en conversación con Diego Fonseca

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Las tristezas de México

Diego Enrique Osorno y Sergio González Rodríguez con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Querétaro 2016, 

Una compilación de ensayos de inminente publicación reúne a los escritores y periodistas Lydia Cacho, Anabel Hernández, Juan Villoro, Diego Enrique Osorno, Emiliano Ruiz Parra, Sergio González Rodríguez y Marcela Turati, quienes reflexionan, analizan y denuncian a través de sus respectivos ensayos sobre la situación de violencia extrema e impunidad en la que se ha visto envuelto el país desde el comienzo de la llamada “guerra contra el narco”. Esta compilación sirve además para dar a conocer los nombres de aquellos muertos y desaparecidos por ejercer el periodismo en tierras mexicanas. Con la presencia de Diego Enrique Osorno y Sergio González Rodríguez, en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo.

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Russell James, Andrew Taylor, Rebeca Tope, Phil Rickman

Fields of Blood: Really?

Hay Festival 2004, 
It was Sherlock Holmes who said that not even the vilest alleys of London had a more dreadful record of sin than the smiling and beautiful countryside. But it is ture? Russell James, 'The Godfather of British noir' isn't convinced and interrogates his rural crimewriting colleagues, Andrew (The American Boy) Taylor, Phil (The Prayer of the Night Shepherd) Rickman and Rebeca (A Cotswold Killing) Tope on the issue of stiffs in the sticks, guns in the grass and corpses amongst the cows.

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Alexander Waugh

Fathers and Sons: The Autobiography of a Family

Hay Festival 2005, 
Poet Arthur Waugh begat Alec and the great novelist Evelyn, Evelyn begat columnist ad Literary Review Editor Auberon, who fathered our own Alexander, biographer of God and Time

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Mazen Maarouf and Dina Nayeri talk to Oliver Bullough

Literature Across Frontiers: We Are Here

Hay Festival 2019, 

Maarouf is an award-winning Palestinian-Icelandic writer and journalist whose short story collections are Jokes for the Gunmen and The Rats that Lick a Karate Champion’s Ears. Aged eight, Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother, and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel-turned-refugee-camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. Now Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with those of other asylum seekers in recent years, bringing us inside their daily lives and taking us through the stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement, in her book The Ungrateful Refugee.

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Wilfrido Vargas in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2019, 

In 2018, the king of merengue received a Latin Grammy, celebrated 50 years of his musical career and published his autobiography Me volviste loco, Wilfrido. The beginnings in the Dominican Republic of Wilfrido Vargas, his trajectory on the stage and the impact on a whole generation of lovers of merengue are told in contrast with an inner struggle against apathy and anxiety that he was facing while he sang songs such as Volveré or El hombre divertido. In conversation with Camilo Hoyos.

Wilfrido Vargas in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

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Bogotá39 2017 III. Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Brenda Lozano and Felipe Restrepo Pombo in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

The Bogotá39 2017 selection, promoted by the Hay Festival, seeks to focus attention on and celebrate Latin American fiction writers. At this event, the writers Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba), author of La tribu; Brenda Lozano (Mexico), author of Cómo piensan las piedras and Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia), author of Formas de evasion. In conversation with Mariana H.

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Troy Kennedy-Martin talks to Laurence Marks

Hay Festival 2003, 
Kennedy-Martin created the groundbreaking Z Cars in the 1960s and The Sweeny in the 1970s. He wrote the cult movie The Itailian Job in 1969. His masterpiece is the nuclear thriller Edge of Darkness,  arguably the greatest British television drama series of all time.

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Rowan Watson

Illuminated Manuscripts and their Makers

Hay Festival 2003, 
Illumination is the art of 'lighting up' a page through the use of illustration. Watson describes the collaborative productions, with different specialists contributing script, initials, borders, illustration and binding to any work, with specific reference to the V&A collections.

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Benjamin Woolley, Kate Fox, Nicholas Murray

Tabletalk

Hay Festival 2004, 
Woolley discusses The Herbalist: NIcholas Culpeper and the Fight for Medical Freedom, his biography of the great radical. Fox analyses the hidden rules of national behaviour in Watching the English. Murray discusses the women in the life of the subject of his new book, Kafka.

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Dapo Adeola and Nathan Bryon

Look Up!

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join author and illustrator Nathan and Dapo for an out-of-this-world event! Enjoy a lively hour full of storytelling, fun facts and top drawing tips from this exciting debut duo.

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Ruth Dudley Edwards

The Faithful Tribe

Hay Festival 1999, 
The novelist discusses her study of The Oeange Order with Nobel Peace Laureate and First Minister Designate of the Northern Ireland Assembly, David Trimble.

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The Boys Of The Lough in concert

Hay Festival 1998, 
featuring Aly Bain on Fiddle

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Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward

A Devils Chaplain

Hay Festival 2003, 
The pre-eminent evolutionary biologist is joined by his wife, actress Lalla Ward to present a selection of his essays collected in A Devil's Chaplain. Writing on evolution or science in general, on dead comrades or on travel or literature, on education or religion, he shows why he is one of the most influential thinkers of our time.

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Poets in Conversation

Dhaka 2013, 
David Shook with Ahsan Akbar.

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Joe Simpson talks to Andrew St. George

Touching the Void

Hay Festival 1999, 
The climber presents an illustrated slide show recounting his epic struggle for survival in the Peruvian Andes. 'Touching the Void' won the 1989 NCR Award for Non fiction and became an international bestseller. Tom Cruise will play Simpson in the movie. 'Touching the Void' is one of the absolute classics of mountaineering - a document of pyschological, even philosophical witness of the rarest compulsion' - George Steiner.

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Marion Keyes, Victoria Routledge

Friends

Hay Festival 1999, 
The current superstar of feel-good comic fiction Marian Keyes author of Rachel's Holiday reads and talks about her sparkling, laugh-out-loud novel Last Chance SaloonVictoria Routledge launched her delightful comedy of twenty-something shenanigans Friends Like These.

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Len Fisher

How to Dunk a Doughnut

Hay Festival 2003, 
Count Rumford discovered the principle of heat convection after buring his mouth on hot apple pie. Fisher attracted worldwide attention with his experiments on the physics of biscuit dunking and with the freezing speeds of hot and cold water. He examines how scientists exploring the most commonplace and mundane phenomena have provided insight into some of the most profound scientific questions and uncovered some of nature's deepest laws.

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Dominic Holland

Hay Festival 2003, 
The stand-up show from the elegantly witty and entertaining star. 'A comedian who makes you feel glad to be alive.' (The Guardian)

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D.J Taylor

George Orwell

Hay Festival 2003, 
The critic and novelist celebrates the centenary of the iconic creator of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Rebecca Swift, Hannha Griffiths

The Literary Consultancy

Hay Festival 2003, 
The late Auberon Waugh wrote 'The best advice to anyone wishing to write a novel is "don't do it"'. The second best is, 'send it to the literary consultancy'. Swift and Griffiths, co-founders of the leading manuscript appraisal service, explore the question of why people write and the tensions between creativity and commerce. They explore what they have found to be common pitfalls for new writers.

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Nicola Davies

The Wonder of Trees

Hay Festival 2019, 

The award-winning author and scientist invites you to celebrate trees in all their variety as she leads a journey exploring the extraordinary diversity of trees and forests. With fascinating facts and figures, Nicola will encourage children (and adults) to treasure te world’s biodiversity and give tips on how to help stop it slipping away.

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Niall Griffiths, Desmond Barry and John Williams

Hay Festival 2002, 
Reading and conversation. Griffiths introduces Kelly and Victor, his story of the growth and spiralling intensity of a sexual obsession traced to its inevitable, devastating conclusion. Barry, who wrote about Jesse James in The Chivalry of Crime gives us a new Wild West with A Bloody Good Friday about race riots in Merthyr, 1977. 'In Cardiff Dead Williams breathes life into the city and credibility into its music scene. Cardiff has never been so vibrant as in Williams' seductive and strangely moving novel.' (Sunday Times) Chaired by Carolyn Hitt.

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Henry Chancellor

Colditz

Hay Festival 2002, 
Using over fifty original interviews with the English, French, Dutch and Polish officers, and their guards Chancellor describes their experiences in the notorious maximun security POW castle, and their escape across Nazi Germany.

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Gitta Sereny

A Different Journalism

Hay Festival 1999, 
The historian has written about FRanz Stangl, the Commandant at Treblinka, Hitler's architect, Albert Speer, and twice about the child-killer Mary Bell. She discusses her subjects, and how, in the information age, we might read history in new ways.