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Kate Humble

Wayfaring Special: Thinking on My Feet

Winter Weekend 2018, 

"I've discovered that going for a daily walk has become as essential to me feeling good for the rest of the day as that first cup of tea. But I would argue that all I am doing is responding to a natural need we all have. Humans have always been migrants, the physiological urge to be nomadic is deep-rooted in all of us and perhaps because of that our brains are stimulated by walking. I solve all sorts of problems, formulate ideas, work things out to that gentle rhythm of self-propelled movement." Thinking on My Feet tells the story of Kate's walking year - shining a light on the benefits of this simple activity. As she explores the reasons why we walk, whether for creative energy, challenge and pleasure, or therapeutic benefits, Kate's reflections and insights will encourage, motivate and spur readers into action. Chaired by Horatio Clare.

Kate Humble

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Libby Purves

Hay Festival 1999, 
In conversation with Phil Rickman about her novel More Lives Than One. "Grounded with humour, humanity and insight" - The Times

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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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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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Jung Chang

Mao: The Unknown Story

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Wild Swans author launches her revelatory and shocking study of Mao Tse Tung, in conversation with Rosie Boycott.

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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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Caricatura política. Xavier Bonilla “Bonil” y José Hernández en conversación con Diego Rabasa

Querétaro 2016, 

Humor, ironía y política, ¿pueden ir en la misma frase? Para analizar la caricatura política reunimos al caricaturista Bonil (Ecuador), galardonado con premios como el World Language Contest, y al caricaturista e ilustrador José Hernández (México), uno de los fundadores de la revista satírica El Chamuco, caricaturista diario en el periódico La Jornada y autor de la novela gráfica Che: una vida revolucionaria. En conversación con Diego Rabasa, editor y escritor.

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Eduardo Sacheri en conversación con Mariana H

Querétaro 2016, 

El argentino Eduardo Sacheri, Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2016, conversa con la periodista cultural Mariana H sobre su galardonado trabajo La noche de la Usina, en el que novela, en tono de thriller, la realidad argentina de los años del corralito y la crisis económica. Sacheri ha escrito además otras cuatro novelas, entre ellas, la famosa La pregunta de sus ojos, que sirvió de guion para la oscarizada película El secreto de sus ojos, de Juan José Campanella.

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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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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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50 years of Sgt. Pepper. Joselo, Hanif Kureishi and Carmen Pardo in conversation with Rulo

Querétaro 2017, 

The release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered not only a milestone in terms of The Beatles discography, but also in 20th century pop music. With this concept album, in which the band experimented with very different rhythms and subjects, and full of references to the 1960s context, the Fab Four left a musical legacy that is still with us today. Three fans and admirers of The Beatles talk to Rulo about the album that revolutionised music history. With the musician and writer Joselo, the novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, and the academic and writer Carmen Pardo.

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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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Piers Morgan talks to Rosie Boycott

The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade

Hay Festival 2005, 
Tabloid thug finds journalistic redemption protesting against Iraq War, then gets fired over dodgy photos.

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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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Martin Harrison

Francis Bacon in Camera

Hay Festival 2005, 
Harrison reveals how photography, film, mass media imagery and other sources informed Bacon's painting.

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Ahmed Galai en conversación con Arturo Wallace

Arequipa 2016, 
Ahmed ben Tahar Galai es el vicepresidente de la Liga Tunecina de los Derechos Humanos, organización perteneciente al Cuarteto de Diálogo Nacional Tunecino, galardonado con el Premio Nobel de la Paz 2015. Se trata de una asociación que lucha por hacer valer sus derechos y llevar a Túnez una democracia de facto, libre y transparente a raíz de la Revolución de los Jazmines de 2011. Ahmed hablará sobre la inmigración, un imparable fenómeno cuyo impacto y alcance nos afecta a todos con el periodista de la BBC Arturo Wallace.
Ahmed Galai en conversación con Arturo Wallace

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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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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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Herbert Girardet

Schumacher Lectures 2: Eco Cities of the Future

Hay Festival 2005, 
The new designs and technologies which could avert climate change. Introduced by Elaine Brooks.

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Jordi Sierra i Fabra sobre el oficio de escribir

Xalapa 2014, 
Jordi Sierra i Fabra es un prestigioso autor de numerosas obras de literatura infantil y juvenil. Desde la Fundación Jordi Sierra i Fabra en España y la Fundación Taller de Letras Jordi Sierra i Fabra en Colombia, realiza proyectos para ayudar y orientar a jóvenes escritores, promover la creación literaria y fomentar el placer por la lectura.
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española

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Tom Petherick and Melaine Eclare

Heligan: Portrait of the Lost Gardens

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Cornish estate gardens at Heligan flourished from their establishment in the twelth century until the tragedies of the Great War. Rediscovered in 1990 and restored, they are now the most visited private gardens in BRitain. The Horticultural Director and the country's leading garden photographer discuss the story.

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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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Recordando a los grandes: Shakespeare, Cervantes y el Inca Garcilaso

JMG Le Clézio, Margo Glantz y Cees Nooteboom en conversación con Gaby Wood

Querétaro 2016, 

2016 es un año plagado de aniversarios relevantes dentro de la disciplina literaria puesto que se conmemora el 400 aniversario del fallecimiento de tres de los grandes de la literatura universal: Miguel de Cervantes (España), William Shakespeare (Inglaterra) y el Inca Garcilaso (Perú). La periodista Gaby Wood conversa con varios de nuestros ilustres invitados sobre el impacto e inspiración de las obras de estos autores en sus trabajos.

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Poetry. David Huerta and Alberto Ruy Sánchez in conversation with Alejandro del Castillo

Querétaro 2017, 

Two outstanding Mexican poets and writers will talk to Alejandro del Castillo about their latest work. With David Huerta, author of the essay on poetry El vaso de tiempo, and Alberto Ruy Sánchez, author of the poetic diary Luz del colibrí.

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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.