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Frédéric Martel y Guillermo Osorno en conversación con Mariana H

Querétaro 2016, 

Dos autores conversan con la periodista Mariana H sobre el movimiento gay: Frédéric Martel (Francia), investigador académico y autor, entre otros, de Cultura Mainstream y Global gay. Cómo la revolución gay está cambiando el mundo; y Guillermo Osorno, periodista, escritor y autor de Tengo que morir todas las noches, una investigación sobre el ambiente gay en la Ciudad de México de los 80.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del francés al español

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¿Dirigentes? Moisés Naím y Simon Sebag Montefiore en conversación con Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2017, 
Moisés Naím (Venezuela) es un periodista experimentado, autor de varios libros sobre la situación política del momento (entre ellos, Repensar el mundo111 sorpresas del siglo XXI y El fin del poder) y creador de una serie sobre Hugo Chávez. Por su parte, Simon Sebag Montefiore (Reino Unido) es historiador y autor, entre otras muchas publicaciones, de la biografía sobre Joseph Stalin Llamadme Stalin: la historia secreta de un revolucionario, así como de un libro sobre varios personajes históricos claves: Titanes de la historia. Ambos escritores reflexionan con Camilo Hoyos sobre el papel de los grandes dirigentes en nuestra historia más reciente.

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Angus MacQueen

The Documentary Director 3

Hay Festival 2005, 
MacQueen has directed many award-winning documentaries including The Death of Yugoslavia, Gulag, Dancing for Dollars, The Last Peasants and most recently Cocaine for Channel 4. Illustrated by a variety of clips, he talks to The Observer's Tim Adams about his work and how making the Cocaine series changed his views on drugs.

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Damian Barr and Gabriela Ybarra talk to Rosie Goldsmith

Fictions: Parallels

Hay Festival 2019, 

A conversation with authors of two of the most extraordinary and powerful first novels of recent years, both of which explore true histories of extremity and aftermath. You Will Be Safe Here is the brilliant debut novel set in South Africa between 1900 and 2010 from the award-winning author of Maggie & Me. Inspired by real events, Barr uncovers a hidden colonial history and present-day darkness while exploring our capacity for cruelty and kindness. The Dinner Guest is a Spanish novel with the feel of documentary non-fiction. It connects two life-changing events – the very public death of Ybarra’s grandfather, and the more private pain as her mother dies from cancer and Gabriela cares for her. 

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Martin Puchner

The Written World: How Literature Shaped History

Hay Festival 2019, 

From clay tablets to the printing press; from the pencil to the internet; from the Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter, this is the true story of literature – of how great texts and technologies have shaped cultures and civilisations and altered human history. Less well known is the influence of Greek generals, Japanese court ladies, Spanish adventurers, Malian singers and American astronauts, and yet all of them played a crucial role in shaping and spreading literature as we know it today. The Harvard professor tells the captivating story of the development of literature. Central to the development of religions, political movements and even nations, texts spread useful truths and frightening disinformation, and have the power to change lives. Chaired by Daniel Hahn.

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Stephen Frears in conversation with Peter Florence

Segovia 2018, 

A conversation with the legendary British film director, whose award-winning films include The Queen, Philomena, Dangerous Liaisons, Florence Foster Jenkins, My Beautiful Laundrette and Dirty Pretty Things. He talks with Peter Florence, founder and director of the Hay Festivals.

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Mary Wesley and Julia Blackburn

Hay Festival 1999, 
The octgenarian novelist reads and talks with Blackburn, whose The Leper's Companions set on a medieval pilgrimage to the Holy Land is one of the most magical novels of the year, hotly tipped for the big literary prizes.

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Anna Pavord

Gardens of the Mind

Hay Festival 2002, 
Gardens of the mind are so much easier to bring into bloom than the real things, which have a wretched tendency to be heaving with slugs and attacjed by unnerving, unnamed varities of fungal growth. In this illustrated talk the author of The Tulip explores some literary gardens, taking us on a tour with Wodehouse round Blandings Castle, with Jane Austin round Donwell Abbey and with George Eliot through a kitchen garden.

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David Constantine, Helen Dunmore, Neil Astley, Melvyn Bragg

Staying Alive: Real Poetry for Unreal Times

Hay Festival 2003, 
Lord Bragg hosts this feast of modern international poetry with discussion and readings by the major poets David Constantine and Helen Dunmore, and the Bloodaxe Editior, Neil Astley. 'This is a book to make you fall in love with poetry ... Go out and buy it for everyone you love.' (The Independent) A fascinating conversation and life-affirming anthology in performance.

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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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Michael Hofmann, Ian Hamilton, Deborah Garrison

Three Poets

Hay Festival 1999, 
Hoffman reads from Approximately Nowhere many poems which deal with his father. Hamilton reads from his immediate and intimate collection of Sixty Poems, and 20-something New Yorker Garrison reads from her best-selling A Working Girl Can't Win.

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Salman Rushdie

Hay Festival 1999, 
Salman Rushdie

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Rock, jazz y otras músicas en la composición literaria. Juan Álvarez y Juan Carlos Garay en conversación con Sandro Romero Rey

Cartagena 2017, 
Hay autores que escriben escuchando música, otros que incluso crean listas de reproducción específicas para trabajar, y muchos otros que incluyen en sus libros epígrafes de letras musicales o agradecimientos a músicos o a canciones. ¿Qué tendrá la música que gusta tanto a los escritores? Dos autores, Juan Álvarez (Colombia) y Juan Carlos Garay (Colombia), conversan con Sandro Romero Rey sobre sus filiaciones musicales, las similitudes entre composición musical y literaria y, por supuesto, su música favorita.

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Mike Kenny, Eluned Morgan and Adam Price chaired by Guto Harri

Cambridge Series 11: Brexit and the Politics of National Identity in Wales and the UK

Hay Festival 2019, 

What are the Brexit implications for Wales and for the coherence of the United Kingdom? Kenny is Co-director of the British Academy’s ‘Governing England’ programme, and is a member of an external experts panel convened by the Scottish Parliament to advise on the constitutional implications of Brexit. Morgan is Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language. Price is leader of Plaid Cymru.

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Ian Robertson talks to Carolyn Hitt

Rugby: Talking a Good Game

Hay Festival 2019, 

Ian Robertson joined the BBC during the golden age of radio broadcasting. Almost half a century after being introduced to the rugby airwaves by his inspiring mentor Bill McLaren, the former Scotland fly-half looks back on the most eventful of careers, during which he covered nine British and Irish Lions tours and eight World Cups. ‘Robbo’ is one of the great storytellers, with a wealth of insight and anecdotes about the greats of the game and its many fans – including Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Nelson Mandela. Sitting in a field in Wales, he might even be persuaded to venture some predictions for RWC in Japan.

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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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Susan Greenfield

Chemicals and Consciousness

Hay Festival 1998, 
Consciousness is now attracting the attention of scientists as well as philosophers. Although many physicists and mathematicians anxious to model consciousness in artificial systems have been quite vociferous, there is a need to understand consciousness in a way that catres for the diverse range of chemicals operating in the brain. How else might one explain the various mood modifying and consciousness changing effects of specific drugs?

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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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Jody Williams in conversation with Diego Rabasa

Querétaro 2017, 

Jody Williams (United States) defines herself as a Vermont girl whose conscience and desire to contribute to the common good led to a life of activism and her winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work on the elimination of anti-personnel mines. She is currently a professor at the University of Houston and Chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Particularly interested in women’s rights and peaceful activism, Williams will talk to Diego Rabasa.

Jody Williams in conversation with Diego Rabasa

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Irena Edwards, Joep de Roo and Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović with Justin Albert

National Identity and the Idea of European Unity

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join European heritage experts as they tackle questions of local loyalties in relation to the cosmopolitan ideal of world citizenship: what does this all mean for how Europeans relate to Britain today? Dr Irena Edwards is Chairman of the Czech National Trust, Joep de Roo runs the European projects Innocastle and OpenHeritage, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović is Secretary-General of Europa Nostra. Chaired by Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales and Trustee of the International National Trusts Organisation.

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Ben Macintyre

Hay Festival 2019, 

The author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat tells the story of Oleg Gordievsky – described by John le Carré as “the best true spy story I have ever read”. On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy for MI6. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

Ben Macintyre

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Revisiting Razia Khan

Dhaka 2014, 
Rediscovering this multi-talented poet. With Kaiser Haq, Hameeda Hossain, Munize Manzur, Elita Karim and Anika Hossain.

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Write a Story with Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Dhaka 2013, 

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Roy Hattersley talks to John Cole

Hay Festival 1996, 
The rematch of 1995's hit interview with Cole asking the questions this year about the former Labour Deputy-Leader's volume of Westminster memoirs Who Goes Home?

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Richard King talks to Peter Florence

The Lark Ascending: The Music of the British Landscape

Hay Festival 2019, 

Starting from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ classic ‘pastoral romance for orchestra’, King explores how Britain's history and identity have been shaped by the mysterious relationship between music and nature. The landscape we celebrate as unsullied and ripe with mystique is a living, working, and occasionally rancorous environment – not an unaffected idyll – that forged a nation's musical personality, and its dissenting traditions. He listens to the music from the far west of Wales to the Thames Estuary and the Suffolk shoreline, taking in Brian Eno, Kate Bush, Boards of Canada, Dylan Thomas, Gavin Bryars, Greenham Common and the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass to chart a new and surprising course through a familiar landscape.

Richard King talks to Peter Florence