Hay Player

Roger McGough

JoinedUpWriting

Hay Festival 2019, 

‘The patron saint of poetry’ is author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children and one of the world’s great live entertainers. His exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough’s signature wit, irreverence and vivacity.

Roger McGough

Hay Player

Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Amanda Levete, Patrick Marnham and Lindy Grant

Notre Dame de Paris

Hay Festival 2019, 
The head of the Quai d’Orsay, France’s top diplomat, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, is joined by the architect Amanda Levete, Lindy Grant, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Reading and the francophile catholic travel writer, Patrick Marnham. They reflect on the fire that destroyed the roof and spire of Notre Dame, the significance and power of the cathedral in French life and the global Catholic communion, and the coming moment of renewal. Chaired by Peter Florence.

Amanda Levete’s 2018 lecture about her renovation of the V&A and her Lisbon Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is available on Hay Player.

Hay Player

Bogotá39 2017 III. Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Brenda Lozano and Felipe Restrepo Pombo in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

The Bogotá39 2017 selection, promoted by the Hay Festival, seeks to focus attention on and celebrate Latin American fiction writers. At this event, the writers Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba), author of La tribu; Brenda Lozano (Mexico), author of Cómo piensan las piedras and Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia), author of Formas de evasion. In conversation with Mariana H.

Hay Player

Sian James, Jacinta Bell

Truth or Dare?

Hay Festival 1999, 
"I am certain of nothing but the truth of imagination"
Novelists Sian James and Jacinta Bell talk to Nigel Jenkins about the hidden experiences that form their fictions. James' new Summer Storm has the same subtle understanding of character displayed in her acclaimed childhood memoir Sky Over Wales. Moving between Mid-Wales, London and Tunisia, Bell's Exiles is the most exciting Welsh debut for many years.

Hay Player

Write a Story with Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Dhaka 2013, 

Hay Player

Susan Greenfield

Chemicals and Consciousness

Hay Festival 1998, 
Consciousness is now attracting the attention of scientists as well as philosophers. Although many physicists and mathematicians anxious to model consciousness in artificial systems have been quite vociferous, there is a need to understand consciousness in a way that catres for the diverse range of chemicals operating in the brain. How else might one explain the various mood modifying and consciousness changing effects of specific drugs?

Hay Player

Óscar Guardiola Rivera en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Xalapa 2014, 

Óscar Guardiola Rivera es escritor, filósofo y profesor de leyes y derechos humanos en la Universidad de Birkbeck en Londres; es también columnista de The Guardian y El Espectador. Hablará sobre uno de los episodios más importantes en la historia de América Latina, el asesinato del presidente chileno Salvador Allende, del que trata en su último libro publicado: Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, 11 September 1973 [Historia de una muerte anunciada: el golpe contra Salvador Allende, 11 de septiembre de 1973].

Óscar Guardiola Rivera en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Hay Player

Jesús Ruiz Mantilla in conversation with Paolo Vasile

TELEVISION: A DEBATE

Segovia 2018, 

Paolo Vasile, CEO of Mediaset, is one of the most important and controversial communication entrepreneurs in Europe. His sincere, raw and untamed vision of the world of television as leader of Cuatro and Telecinco will serve as the axis to the conversation he will have with the writer and journalist of El País, Jesús Ruiz Mantilla. 

Hay Player

Revisiting Razia Khan

Dhaka 2014, 
Rediscovering this multi-talented poet. With Kaiser Haq, Hameeda Hossain, Munize Manzur, Elita Karim and Anika Hossain.

Hay Player

Alexander Waugh

Fathers and Sons: The Autobiography of a Family

Hay Festival 2005, 
Poet Arthur Waugh begat Alec and the great novelist Evelyn, Evelyn begat columnist ad Literary Review Editor Auberon, who fathered our own Alexander, biographer of God and Time

Hay Player

Roy Hattersley talks to John Cole

Hay Festival 1996, 
The rematch of 1995's hit interview with Cole asking the questions this year about the former Labour Deputy-Leader's volume of Westminster memoirs Who Goes Home?

Hay Player

David Owen talks to Martin Bell

Bloody Bosnia

Hay Festival 1996, 
The EU negotiator has written a personal history of his three years in the former Yougoslavia - Balkan Odyssey. He talks to the BBC's Martin Bell, whose account of the same period is published as In Harm's Way.

Hay Player

Phil Rickman and Barbara Erskine

To the Witching Hour

Hay Festival 2003, 
Discovering that their latest novels explore related themes involving witchcraft and exorcism, Barbara Erskine (hiding from the Light) and Phil Rickman (The Lamp of the Wicked) arrange a late-night tryst. Go on, spook yourselves ...

Hay Player

Troy Kennedy-Martin talks to Laurence Marks

Hay Festival 2003, 
Kennedy-Martin created the groundbreaking Z Cars in the 1960s and The Sweeny in the 1970s. He wrote the cult movie The Itailian Job in 1969. His masterpiece is the nuclear thriller Edge of Darkness,  arguably the greatest British television drama series of all time.

Hay Player

Karl Nova

Rhythm and Poetry

Hay Festival 2019, 

Award-winning wordsmith, hip hop artist and poet Karl Nova will perform pieces from his new book Rhythm and Poetry. Karl stitches and weaves his performance to tell stories that are humorous, personal and inspirational. He will perform freestyle, inviting the audience to challenge him to create a verse on the spot.

11+

Hay Player

Mariana Torres, Diego Erlan and Eduardo Plaza in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

Bogotá39-2017. Amphibious writers I

Cartagena 2018, 

Three authors who combine writing with other occupations, in this case publishing, journalism and language teaching, talk about what it means to move between the different worlds in which they live and work. They will also talk about their latest books with the literary critic and columnist Camilo Hoyos: Mariana Torres, Diego Erlan (Argentina) and Eduardo Plaza (Chile).

Hay Player

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.

Hay Player

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.

Hay Player

Richard Suggett

Hay Castle and Hay Lordship: Discovering and Dating the Buildings of a Medieval Frontier Society

Hay Festival 2019, 

The historian will focus on the development of the castle, the discovery of the 15th-century houses of the lordship’s tenants and new ways of dating medieval timberwork, including the extraordinary castle gates. Suggett is Senior Investigator for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments for Wales. Introduced by Justin Albert.

Richard Suggett

Hay Player

John Boyne in conversation with Daniel Hahn

My Brother’s Name is Jessica

Hay Festival 2019, 

John Boyne, award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, discusses his new novel which explores the bravery of transgender youth through the eyes of family. John Boyne will speak to Daniel Hahn, discussing the book and celebrating LGBTQ+ representation in children’s and YA fiction.

9+

Hay Player

Ruth Dudley Edwards

The Faithful Tribe

Hay Festival 1999, 
The novelist discusses her study of The Oeange Order with Nobel Peace Laureate and First Minister Designate of the Northern Ireland Assembly, David Trimble.

Hay Player

The Boys Of The Lough in concert

Hay Festival 1998, 
featuring Aly Bain on Fiddle

Hay Player

Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward

A Devils Chaplain

Hay Festival 2003, 
The pre-eminent evolutionary biologist is joined by his wife, actress Lalla Ward to present a selection of his essays collected in A Devil's Chaplain. Writing on evolution or science in general, on dead comrades or on travel or literature, on education or religion, he shows why he is one of the most influential thinkers of our time.

Hay Player

Russell James, Andrew Taylor, Rebeca Tope, Phil Rickman

Fields of Blood: Really?

Hay Festival 2004, 
It was Sherlock Holmes who said that not even the vilest alleys of London had a more dreadful record of sin than the smiling and beautiful countryside. But it is ture? Russell James, 'The Godfather of British noir' isn't convinced and interrogates his rural crimewriting colleagues, Andrew (The American Boy) Taylor, Phil (The Prayer of the Night Shepherd) Rickman and Rebeca (A Cotswold Killing) Tope on the issue of stiffs in the sticks, guns in the grass and corpses amongst the cows.

Hay Player

Benjamin Woolley, Kate Fox, Nicholas Murray

Tabletalk

Hay Festival 2004, 
Woolley discusses The Herbalist: NIcholas Culpeper and the Fight for Medical Freedom, his biography of the great radical. Fox analyses the hidden rules of national behaviour in Watching the English. Murray discusses the women in the life of the subject of his new book, Kafka.