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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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Mujeres, México y la violencia de género

Las Hijas de Violencia y Sanjuana Martínez en conversación con Juan Carlos Pérez

Querétaro 2016, 

El movimiento feminista en México lucha constantemente contra una sociedad machista y desigual en la que ser mujer conlleva múltiples desventajas y a menudo riesgos tan serios como la desaparición o la muerte. Colectivos como Las Hijas de Violencia o periodistas como Sanjuana Martínez dan voz a las inquietudes y demandas de mujeres mexicanas de todas las edades, que luchan por una sociedad igualitaria y segura en donde las personas, independientemente de su género o preferencia sexual, puedan vivir libremente y ejercer sus derechos. En conversación con el periodista de la BBC Juan Carlos Pérez.

Este evento sirve como preludio al encuentro de la BBC 100 mujeres en la Ciudad de México, que se celebrará en octubre de 2016

Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)

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Saci Lloyd

Fictions: It's The End of the World As We Know It

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Welcome to a universe controlled by a megalomaniac Lolcat., where data pirates, zombies and infobots on surfboards roam free, and a war wages over cheese. A laugh-out-loud new sci-fi series from the Costa-shortlisted author. Perfect for devotees of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.

12+years
Saci Lloyd

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Booktubers y novelistas. Javier Ruescas y Benito Taibo en conversación con Magali Velasco

Querétaro 2016, 

El escritor, comunicador y docente Benito Taibo (México) es muy conocido por su trabajo de difusión de la literatura, así como por su labor como escritor; su libro Cómplices es una invitación a descubrir el placer de la lectura. Javier Ruescas (España) es probablemente uno de los booktubers más conocidos en el mundo hispano, ofreciendo crítica literaria online; es además autor, entre otras, de las novelas PLAY y Pulsaciones. Conversarán con Magali Velasco sobre la interesante combinación entre medios aparentemente tan diferentes como la literatura tradicional y las redes sociales.

Para jóvenes a partir de 12 años

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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.

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Valeria Parrella and Gernot Wolfram

Hay Festival 2004, 
This is the third year of the project conceived with our partners at Festivaletteratura Mantova, Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin, and the Bjornsonfestivalen in Molde. Four young writers from across Europe are commissioned to write a story on the theme of Monsters. They visit each of the Festivals and discuss the themes of their work and the cultural translation involved in international publication. In this first session, Parella, the Italian writer is joined by the German author Wolfram.

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Denis Judd

The Lion and The Tiger

Hay Festival 2004, 
Professor Judd examines the relationship between Britain and India from the first Elizabethan pirates and the foundation of the East India Company in 1600 to the overthrow of the Raj.

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William Dalrymple

The Age of Kali

Hay Festival 1999, 
William Dalrymple returns to HAy to tell of his travels in India and Pakistan. He becomes the first European ever to be permitted to witness the macabre nightly offering to the goddess Parashakti; he meets such figures as Imran Khan and Benazir Bhutto; he experiences civil war in Kashmir; and discovers such Indian oddities as the last of the great tiger-stuffers.

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Helen Moore and Jane Davidson

The 2018 INSPIRE/ASLE-UKI Lecture: Is Love the Answer? Personal and Planetary Wellbeing Through the Lens of Poetry

Hay Festival 2018, 

Helen Moore is an eco-poet based in north-east Scotland. She has published two poetry collections, Hedge Fund, and Other Living Margins and ECOZOA. A third collection, The Mother Country, is due in 2019. Chaired by Jane Davidson, director of the award-winning INSPIRE at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

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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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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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Richard Jones

Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life

Hay Festival 2005, 
Why the nano-world is so different to the macro-world that we are all familliar with, and how nanotechnology may have more in common with biology than conventional engeneering.

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David Lodge

Hay Festival 1999, 
The great comic novelist presents his play Home Truths focussing on the central scene of an interview of a writer by a journalist.

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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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20th century cultures. Carmen Pardo in conversation with Carlos Fonseca

Querétaro 2017, 

Carmen Pardo, author of En el silencio de la cultura, is a lecturer at the University of Girona and teaches on Barcelona University’s Sound Art Master’s programme. A specialist in contemporary music and author of a major study of John Cage (La escucha oblicua: Una invitación a John Cage), Pardo’s book is about the complex development of Western culture throughout the 20th century, directly linked to the aestheticisation of socio-political contexts.

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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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Eoin Colfer

The Federation Lecture

Hay Festival 2005, 
The fantasist-thriller writer will introduce the fourth in his series, Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception, in a talk full of fun, laughter and fascination.
(Age 9+)

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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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Babette Cole

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer and illustrator of The Trouble with Dad, Mumy Laid an Egg, Dr  Dog and numerous pop-up books featuring every animal you can think of, will read us one of her favourite stories, draw some of her characters and ask the audience to help her create a story book on stage. (Age 4-6)

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The Colonel Who Would Not Repent

Dhaka 2014, 
Salil Tripathi's new bookis about the far-reaching consequences of Bangladesh's brutal birth. He is in conversation with freedom fighter A Qayyum Khan, marking the launch of his book In Bangladesh.

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Luis Felipe Fabre in conversation with Irma Gallo

Querétaro 2017, 

Salvador Novo is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in contemporary Mexican literature, and has attracted the attention of figures as outstanding as Octavio Paz and Carlos Monsiváis. In Escribir con caca, the Mexican poet Luis Felipe Fabre looks at the figure of the author and his complex writing through an exhaustive yet playful review of Novo’s life and work. In conversation with Irma Gallo.

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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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Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Shared Space

Hay Festival 2005, 
The inspirational traffic, transport and design consultant is causing a revolution in urban planning and is set to radically improve the way we live and move around.

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Sting

Hay Festival 2005, 
The songwriter and bass player discusses his work and his memoir Broken Music with David Sinclair.

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Six Seasons Review Launch

Dhaka 2013, 
Launch of the English literature journal with Fakrul Alam.