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Rebecca Fraser

A People's History of Britain

Hay Festival 2004, 
Britain's story of resilience and liberty. 'Fraser has blown a tremendous blast of traditional British history - kings and quens, battles and heroines, and the sturdy people whose energy and genius made it all possible. The young will ove it, the old will have the hearts warmed, and all will learn from it.' (Paul Johnson).

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Jill Dawson, Carlos Luiz Zafon, Candace Allen

Hay Festival 2004, 
Orange Prize-shortlisted for Fred and Edie, Dawson previews her new novel Wild Boy about a boy with Asperger's syndrome. Allen introduces her story of the great African-American global star of the jazz age Valaida. The Barcelona-born Zafon discusses his multi-award-winning literary thriller The Shadow of the Wind.

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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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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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Robbie Stamp, Ed Victor, Tim Lott

Douglas Adams and The Hitch Hiker's Guide

Hay Festival 2005, 
Associate producer, agent and novelist fan discuss the twenty year journey back from radio curiosity through cult novels to Hollywood blockbuster, and remember their friend, the author. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

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Daniel Butler

Hawks and Man: The Romance with Raptors through the Ages

Hay Festival 2005, 
The local author, falconer and historian takes flight.

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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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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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Patrick Neate's Book Slam@Cherry Jam

Hay Festival 2005, 
The novelist fronts his cult cabaret club of words, music and all things intersected. This showcase of the UK's finest young talent promises modern storytelling in all it's funkiest forms (poetic and rhythmic, electric and acoustic). The full line-up will be published online at www.hayfestival.com and www.bookslam.com.

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From Finite to Infinite

Dhaka 2013, 
A presentation that takes us through the journey of one thousand years of mystical thought in performance in the deltaic region of Bengal. Conceived by Lubna Marium.

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Kjartan Poskitt

Murderous Maths

Hay Festival 2003, 
An event to bend your brain and stimulate your smile. Poskitt owns the amazing mind behind the Murderous Maths series. His other books include The Gobsmacking Galaxy and Killer Puzzles. Learn tips and tricks in this fun session of facts, ridiculous characters and laughter.

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Tim Lott and Hari Kunzru

Penguin Breakfast 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Readings of new short works to celebrate the paperback publisher's seventieth anniversary.

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Charlie Higson

Hay Festival 2005, 
The co-creator of The Fast Show has now produced the story of the youth who became the legend, 007. Higson talks about the daunting task of recreating one of the country's most recognisable characters and introduces Silverfinm the first in the Young Bond series. With Paul Blezard.
(Age 10+)

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Andrew O'Hagan and Al Kennedy

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading and discussion with two of Scotland's finest writers. The award-winning short story writer Kennedy reads from her novel Everything You Need. Journalist O'Hagan reads from his first work of fiction Our Fathers.

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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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Roman Shleinov talks to Asne Seierstad

The Index Anna Politkovskaya Memorial

Hay Festival 2007, 
The Editor of Novaya Gazetta and friend of the assassinated journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, talks about freedom of expression in Putin's Russia

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Jonathan Coe, Meir Shalev, Nick Laird

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Coe introduces The Closed Circle, his sequel to The Rotter's Club. Israeli novelist Shalev discusses The Blue Mountain and Four Meals. Laird introduces his contemprary comedy adventure Utterly Monkey. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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Robin Day

Speaking for Myself

Hay Festival 1999, 
An afternoon with the grand inquisitor recounting his speeches of yore. Toasts are proposed, anecdotes are told, and legs are pulled. The gallery of friends he addresses include Morecombe and Wise, Ted Heath, Margaret Thatcher, Geoffrey Howe, and John Cole.

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Patrick Neate, Jemima Hunt, John Williams

Hay Festival 2003, 
Readings and conversation. Whitbread Award-winning Neate introduces his new novel The London Pigeon Wars, a hilarious satirical thriller about ambition and failure, materialism and morality and pigeons with a taste for blood. Hunt reads from her stalker novel The Late Arrival. Williams launches the climax of his Cardiff underworld trilogy The Prince of Wales. They talk to the broadcaster Carolyn Hitt.

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David Baddiel talks to Rosie Boycott

The Secret Purposes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The comedian's novel depicts the intternment of German Jewish refugees on the Isle of Man in the 1940s.

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Glyn Maxwell

The Sugar Mile

Hay Festival 2005, 
In Blitz London and contemporary New York, the poet explores the effects and experiences of conflict, terror, resilience, community and faith.

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John Sutherland and Peter Parker

Spender and Isherwood

Hay Festival 2004, 
Their biographers discuss the lives and work of the two twentieth century giants whose writing, politics and sexuality defined a literary generation that rose to prominence in the 1930s. Parker publishes Isherwood in 2004 to celebrate the centenary of Isherwood's birth. Sutherland is the authorized biographer of Stephen Spender.

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James Fenton, Timothy Garton Ash, Darryl Pinckney

The Writer Looks at the World

Hay Festival 1999, 
A panel discussion with three New York Review of Books contributors who will discuss the risks  of arriving at a viewpoint when writing about an event, as well as airing their views of fairness, accuracy and judgment.

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Peter Bazalgette talks to Mark Lawson

Billion Dollar Game

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Endemol super-exec examines the rise and rise of reality TV, and the company that changed the face of popular entertainment with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Survivor and Big Brother.

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One on One

Dhaka 2013, 
Romesh Gunesekera with MK Aaref.