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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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Paul Fletcher

Cambridge Series 13: Apples or Ice Cream?

Hay Festival 2019, 

Who or what determines what we eat? The Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience at Cambridge University will outline the brain processes involved in responding to environmental stimuli and determining our food choices.

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Mary Norris

Greek to Me

Hay Festival 2019, 

The Comma Queen, the bestselling author of Between You & Me, delivers another wise and witty paean to the art of expressing oneself clearly and convincingly, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek. From convincing her New Yorker bosses to pay for Ancient Greek studies to travelling the sacred way in search of Persephone, Norris gives an unforgettable account of both her lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way she explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Chaired by Sameer Rahim of Prospect.

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Fay Weldon talks to Francine Stock

Auto Da Fay

Hay Festival 2002, 
The authorized autobiography covers love, sex, babies, blokes, poverty, work, politics, and very famous names. And of course a bibliography that includes Praxis, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, The Bulgari Connection, The Cloning of Joanna May and Big Women.

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Upcoming Misfits

Dhaka 2013, 
Graphic Stories with Samir Rahman and Nuhash Humayun.

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Angela Gallop talks to Oliver Balch

When the Dogs Don’t Bark: A Forensic Scientist’s Search for Truth

Hay Festival 2019, 

Never before has criminal justice rested so heavily on scientific evidence. Gallop is one of the world’s most eminent forensic scientists. During a career spanning more than forty years, she has helped to drive change and transformation within the field. A specialist in cold-case investigations, Gallop has led forensic teams to find vital evidence in many of the UK’s most challenging cases, including the investigation that finally absolved the Cardiff Three and the killings of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor and Rachel Nickell.

Angela Gallop talks to Oliver Balch

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Adam Nicholson

Men of Honour: Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero

Hay Festival 2005, 
Trafalgar gripped the nineteenth-century imagination like no other battle. It finished the global ambitions of a European tyrant but culminated in the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest hero of the era.

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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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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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Antonella Lattanzi in conversation with Lorenzo de’ Medici

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Segovia 2018, 
Antonella Latanzzi presents her latest novel, Una historia negra, an addictive thriller that deals with topics of raging news, such as the miseries that sustain a marriage where abuse prevails. A dark novel full of questions about the ambiguity and violence of love, which begins with a disappearance and does not stop until it uncovers the truth about everything that happened on a fateful summer night in Rome. Lattanzi proves to be a masterful author in the handling of ethical questions without renouncing the maximum literary requirement. The author talks with Lorenzo de’ Medici, current Renaissance, author of a large number of books and radio journalist.

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Jenny Matthews talks to Yasmin Alibhai Brown

The Action Aid Platform: Women and War

Hay Festival 2003, 
The distinguished photojournalist discusses her photographs of women's lives, taken over twenty years in the world's worst conflict spots. ActionAid's mission is to work with poor and marginalised people to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequity that cause it.

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Rose Tremain in conversation with Michele Roberts

Hay Festival 1996, 
"One of the finest short story writers in the country" (Independent), Tremain's Collected SHort Stories have just been published. Her novels include the Booker-shortlisted Restoration recently filmed at Tretower with Meg Ryan, HUgh Grant and Ian McKellen. Michele Roberts, compared by critics to Joyce at his most voluptuous, Carter at her most inventive, and Woolf at her most flirtatious, won the W.H. Smith Literary Award for Flesh and Blood.

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Periodismo de investigación

Arequipa 2015, 

El analista político e historiador peruano Jorge Bedregal modera esta charla sobre el periodismo de investigación en la que participan cuatro destacados periodistas. Ed Vulliamy es un periodista británico que escribe para The Observer y The Guardian. Finalista del Amnesty International Media Award por sus reportajes sobre México y autor del libro Seasons in Hell. Understanding Bosnia’s War (1994). Jon Lee Anderson es un reportero estadounidense del The New Yorker que lleva muchos años cubriendo Latinoamérica y está especializado en temas de conflictos armados. Además, es autor de una de las biografías más importantes de Ernesto Guevara: Che Guevara: Una Vida Revolucionaria (1997). El periodista Gustavo Gorriti, fundador y director de IDL-Reporteros, la primera publicación electrónica creada en el Perú de periodismo de investigación sin fines de lucro, ha sido codirector del diario La República y ha obtenido varias distinciones internacionales, entre ellas, el Premio Nuevo Periodismo CEMEX+FOPI en la modalidad de Homenaje. Por su parte, Marco Zileri es director de Caretas, revista semanal publicada en Lima reconocida por su periodismo de investigación.

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Booktubeando. Valeria Hernández y Alberto Villarreal en conversación con Benito Taibo

Querétaro 2016, 

El aparentemente analógico mundo de la literatura es también un tema tratado por los youtubers, que en el caso de nuestros invitados demuestran ser no sólo apasionados lectores sino también apasionados críticos literarios. Conversan con Benito Taibo sobre lo que les gusta leer, sus libros favoritos y cómo es hablar sobre libros a través de la red.

Para niños a partir de 14 años

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A Modern Approach to Folklore in Bangladesh

Dhaka 2013, 
Chaired by Shamsuzzaman Khan, with Shahid Alam and Firoz Mahmud.

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Richard Price, T.C. Boyle

Hay Festival 2003, 
Price's most recent work is Samaritan, set in New Jersey. His fifth novel, Clockers, was made into a film directed by Spike Lee. He has also written numerous screenplays, including Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Colour of Money. Boyle, the author of the great American novel The Tortilla Curtain introduces the denizens of Drop City, a counterculture California commune the welcomes anyone wanting to live off the grid, use drugs and practise free love.

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Jon Lee Anderson

Arequipa 2015, 

Este periodista norteamericano, especializado en temas de guerra, comenzó su andadura en el mundo del periodismo a los veintidós años, en Perú, hasta que en 1998 pasó a formar parte del equipo del The New Yorker, aunque colabora en numerosos periódicos de todo el mundo. Es autor de una de las biografías más importantes de Ernesto Guevara: Che Guevara: Una Vida Revolucionaria. Sus últimos libros son La herencia colonial y otras maldiciones y Crónicas de un país que ya no existe. Libia, de Gadafi al colapso.

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Daniel Alarcón y Juan Manuel Robles en conversación con Clara Elvira Ospina

Arequipa 2015, 

El peruano Daniel Alarcón, escritor, periodista y editor asociado de la revista Etiqueta Negra, nos presenta su última novela, De noche andamos en círculos. Ganador de varios premios internacionales de literatura, ha sido seleccionado como uno de los mejores escritores jóvenes de Perú por la revista Granta y The New Yorker. Por su parte, Juan Manuel Robles, autor de Lima Freak. Vidas insólitas en una ciudad perturbada y de relatos y reportajes ampliamente antologados, ha publicado su primera novela, Nuevos juguetes de la Guerra Fría. Dirige la entrevista la periodista colombiana Clara Elvira Ospina.

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John Thomas

The West, the East and the Rule of Law

Hay Festival 2019, 

The West has traditionally seen the rule of law as one of the cornerstones of liberty and freedom, of prosperity and an accountable democracy. It has had worldwide influence. But there are other approaches to the rule of law. One is the rule of law with Chinese characteristics; another is in effect rule by law. The former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales examines the impacts that economic success and the technological revolution are having on the different approaches, and how the Western approach can be promoted.

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Éric Vuillard talks to Philippe Sands

Fictions: The Order of the Day

Hay Festival 2019, 

Vuillard’s gripping The Order of the Day, a mesmerising work of black comedy, won the Prix Goncourt in 2017 and is regarded as one of the great contemporary novels. It tells the story of the pivotal meetings that took place between the European powers in the run-up to World War Two. What emerges is a fascinating and incredibly moving account of failed diplomacy, broken relationships and the catastrophic momentum that led to conflict.

This event will be conducted in French, with consecutive translation by Amanda Galsworthy.

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Isabel Fonseca en conversación con Patricio Fernández Chadwick

Arequipa 2015, 
La escritora y periodista norteamericana Isabel Fonseca, autora de Enterradme de pie. La odisea de los gitanos y Vínculo, conversará con Patricio Fernández Chadwick, fundador y editor de la revista The Clinic y autor de libros como Ferrantes, Escritos plebeyos.

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Valeria Luiselli en conversación con Pablo Duarte

Querétaro 2016, 

La escritora mexicana Valeria Luiselli, autora de los libros Papeles falsos, Los ingrávidos y La historia de mis dientes, todos traducidos al inglés y otros idiomas, conversa sobre estos libros y en particular sobre su trabajo de próxima publicación: Odisea de los niños perdidos. Un ensayo en cuarenta preguntas. Se trata de un ensayo inteligente y reflexivo sobre la experiencia de los niños migrantes en Estados Unidos en el que la autora, a través de su experiencia como traductora para niños migrantes, considera temas como la migración, el impacto especialmente duro que estas experiencias tienen en los más jóvenes y las complejas situaciones en los países de origen. En conversación con el periodista y escritor Pablo Duarte.

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Jeremy Paxman

The English

Hay Festival 1999, 
What is it with the English and sex, food, games and hypocrisy? The nations favourite sceptic and scrouge of humbug asks the questions.

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Francine Stock, Caroline Michel, Toby Mundy, Clare Alexander

Hay Festival 2005, 
Are readers getting what they want and deserve from publishing? The novelist and broadcaster is joined by major industry players from the independent and conglomerate sectors to debate the matter with the audience.

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Instrumental. James Rhodes in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

The pianist James Rhodes (United Kingdom) has found in music not only a profession but also a kind of safe space in which to develop his creativity and deal with the terrible events which, from age six, marked his life, when a school teacher began to sexually abuse him. In his extraordinary autobiography, Instrumental (2015), Rhodes tells how a relationship with music allowed him to keep on living and become a well-known pianist.