Hay Player

One on One

Dhaka 2013, 
Romesh Gunesekera with MK Aaref.

Hay Player

Emyr Humphreys At Eighty

Hay Festival 1999, 
An interview with the celebrated novelist, shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award for The Gift of a Daughter. He talks to Jason Walford Davies.

Hay Player

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.

Hay Player

Tim Lott and Hari Kunzru

Penguin Breakfast 1

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

Hay Player

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.

Hay Player

Autobiographical Forays

Dhaka 2013, 

Hay Player

Armand Marie Leroi talks to Olivia Judson

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Erros of the Human Body

Hay Festival 2004, 
'Once, people with disfiguring or bizzare mutations were thought monstrous. Now they give vital clues to the dance of genes during the body's growth. Leroi combines meticulous historical research, brand-new genetic understanding and consummate skill with words to tell an absorbing tale' (Matt Ridley)

Hay Player

Anthony Sampson

Who Runs This Place?

Hay Festival 2004, 
In his updated anatomy of Britain, Sampson examines the accountability of the media, the pension-fund managers, the EU Commissioners and the multinationals. He pits Parliment against Downing Street, the marchers against the arms trade, and aspirations of democracy against the realities of political life in Blair's new world.

Hay Player

In the Age of the Aggregator

Dhaka 2014, 
Eminent journalists Dwight Garner, Carolyn Kellog and Issac Fitzgerald discuss the future of journalism. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.

Hay Player

Cat Weatherill

The Real Princess

Hay Festival 2005, 
In celebration of the Hans Christian Anderson bicentenary, the much loved waever of tales relates one of his most famous stories. One cold and rainy night a girl arrives at the castle gates, claiming to be a princess. But is she really royal? Only a pea will tell.

Hay Player

Gary Sheffield and Hew Pike

Haig

Hay Festival 2005, 
The historian is joined by the former Commander in The Falklands, Northern Ireland and Bosnia to read the private diaries and reassess the reputation of General Haig. Incompetant and callous butcher of World War I, or the leader and strategist who galvanized ' the war to end all wars' and achieved the greatest series of victories in British Military history?

Hay Player

Thomas Graves talks to Chris Salewicz

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Publsiher, musician and writer introduces his witty and captivating Mallorcan memoir Tuning up at Dawn.

Hay Player

Annie Nightingale

Hay Festival 1999, 
Chat into the night with Radio 1's first and funkiest female DJ, who talks the talk and spins the discs she plays with in her autobiography Wicked Speed, charting her amazing career at the heart of the music business from the Beatles and the 'Stones to the Millenium.

Hay Player

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.

Hay Player

Steven Mithen

The Singing Neanderthal

Hay Festival 2005, 
The professor of Early Prehistory and Head of the Scholl of Human and Environmental Sciences explores The Origins of Music, Language, MInd and Bodyi

Hay Player

Richard Holmes

Biography

Hay Festival 2004, 
Holmes argues that biography is a form of writing in which English literature has produced great masterpieces. He is re-publishing a series of the most thrilling examples and introduces Southey on Nelson, Johnson on Savage, and Gilchrist's life of Blake. Holmes is the biographer of Shelly and Coleridge, and author of the magnificent Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer.

Hay Player

David Starkey

Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

Hay Festival 2004, 
The charismatic and meticulous historian focuses on Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, on translation of love letters and the schism with Rome. The scholarship is thrilling, the gossip is salacious and true, but the genius is in the telling of the tale.

Hay Player

Jimmy Hill

Hay Festival 1999, 
As player, manager and commentator Hill has been the face and voice of football for decades. He talks about his career to the sportswriter Grahame Lloyd whose biography of Jan Molby is published this week.

Hay Player

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.

Hay Player

Steve Bell

Guardian Breakfast 4: The Cartoonist

Hay Festival 2005, 
The savage satirist who fixed Dubya in The Apes of Wrath discusses the art of political cartoon.

Hay Player

Helena Kennedy, Tom Bingham, Lisa Jardine

Pembertons Book Club: To Kill a Mocking Bird

Hay Festival 2005, 
Chair Kate Mosse hosts this discussion about Harper Lee's twentieth-century classic tale of prejudice in the deep South.

Hay Player

Nicola Barker talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: H(A)PPY

Hay Festival 2018, 

Barker’s astonishing post-post-apocalyptic novel has just won the Goldsmith’s Prize. “Imagine a perfect world where everything is known, where everything is open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed. Imagine a System which both nurtures and protects. A Community which nourishes and sustains. An infinite world. A world without sickness, without death. A world without God. A world without fear. Could you...might you be happy there?”

Nicola Barker talks to Georgina Godwin

Hay Player

Rory Bremner

Hay Festival 2005, 
The satirist and political scourge examines the post-election state of the nation articulated in his collaboration with the two John, Fortune and Bird, You Are Here. He talks to James Naughtie.

Hay Player

Helena Kennedy and Sadakat Kadri

A Jury of My Peers?

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two human rights barristers examine the workings of the law. Baroness Kennedy has updated her 1992 classic Eve was Framed: Women and British Justice. Kadri's The Trial traces the development of judicial process from Athens to Guantanamo Bay. They talk to Marcel Berlins.

Hay Player

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.