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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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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.

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Janice Hadlow, AC Grayling, Frederick Taylor, Antony Beevor

World War II

Hay Festival 2004, 
On the sixtieth anniversary of D-Day, Janice Hadlow chairs this discussion about the political and ethical legacy of the last world war. She is joined by the philosopher A.C. Grayling, Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad and Berlin, and Frederick Taylor, author of Dresden.

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Louis de Bernieres

Hay Festival 2003, 
A reading and conversation chaired by Peter Florence.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Beverley Naidoo

One Story, Many Voices and Cinderella of the Nile

Hay Festival 2018, 

For thousands of years, people have been telling stories that are strikingly similar. Beverley introduces Cinderella of the Nile, a 2,000-year-old Greek version of the familiar folk tale that includes the great storyteller Aesop. Drawing from the stories of her own childhood, she will discuss different Cinderella versions and how stories cross boundaries, making new tales out of the old.

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Leonie Frieda and Paul Strathern

The Medicis

Hay Festival 2004, 
Strathern's The Medici: Godfathers of The Renaissance charts the rise and fall of the family who ran Florence, The Vatican and the throne of France. Frieda's biography of Catherine de Medici, widow of Henri II of France, seeks to rehabilitate the woman who served 30 years as regent to her three sons and instigated the St.Bartholomew's Day Massacre.

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The Orange Prize

Hay Festival 1999, 
The first opportunity to hear the shortlisted authorsreading from their books and discussing their work.

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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.

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Saci Lloyd

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Teresa Arrieta, Orlando Mazeyra y José Luis Vargas Gutiérrez en conversación con Arthur Zeballos

Evento homenaje a Oswaldo Reynoso

Arequipa 2016, 
A unos meses del triste fallecimiento del gran escritor arequipeño Oswaldo Reynoso, varios conocedores de su obra y legado conversan con el editor Arthur Zeballos sobre su trabajo e impacto en generaciones de escritores y lectores peruanos. Con Teresa Arrieta, Orlando Mazeyra y José Luis Vargas Gutiérrez.

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Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers talk to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2005, 
The inspiring River Cafe chefs dicuss the textures, flavours and speed of the recepes in River Cafe Two Easy.

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Eleanor Updale, David Starky, Michael Wood, Andrew Marr

Writers Workshop

Hay Festival 2005, 
The legendary essayist, screenwriter and poineer of confessional journalism is celebrated for her writing about American life and politics and about international affairs. 'My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests.'

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Posy Simmonds talks to Annalena McAfee

The Illustrator

Hay Festival 2005, 
An informal masterclass with the great satirical cartoonist, creator of The Webers, Gemma Bovery and Literary Life.

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Ian Stewart - The Royal Society Michael Faraday Lecture

The Science of Discworld

Hay Festival 1999, 
Maths guru Ian Stewart explores the science bits in Terry Pratchett's completely new 30,000 world Discworld short story in which the wizards of Unseen University accidentally set in train the Roundworld Project - our universe!

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Dylan Moran and Ash Atalla talk to Daisy Goodwin

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The star and writer of Channel 4's Black Books and the producer of The Office talk about their comedy to the television producer Diasy Goodwin.

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Anne Fine

Raking the Ashes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The celebrated children's writer discusses her new fiction for adults, a coruscating comedy of domestic warfare.

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Yolanda Reyes

Xalapa 2014, 
La escritora colombiana Yolanda Reyes presenta en este evento dos de sus trabajos: El terror de Sexto «B», Premio Fundalectura 1994 y obra seleccionada en la lista de Honor de la Biblioteca de la Juventud de Munich; y Los agujeros negros, libro con el que participó en la colección Derechos del Niño, un proyecto de UNICEF y la editorial Alfaguara. Edades: 10-13 años
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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Wilf Mbanga and Owen Sheers

Hay Festival 2005, 
The former editor of The Daily News, Blacklisted by Mugabe, now publishes The Zimbabwean from London. He talks with the poet and author of The Dust Diaries.

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The invention of nature. Andrea Wulf in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

Querétaro 2017, 

The fascinating story of discovery, scientific curiosity and adventure by the German explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt in the Americas is a story that is intimately linked to the history of Colombia, in whose territory he carried out some of his explorations. The British historian and writer Andrea Wulf gives a masterful version of this encounter with nature in The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science. The book has received awards such as the 2016 Royal Society Science Book Prize and was selected by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2015. She will talk to Gabrielle Walker about this extraordinary work.

The invention of nature. Andrea Wulf in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

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Laura Carlin

Creativity and Life

Hay Festival 2018, 

The illustrator is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and the winner of the V&A Book Illustration Award. Her work has appeared iVogue, the Guardian and the New York Times. Her books include The Promise by Nicola Davies and The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, which was awarded an honourable mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Award fiction category. 

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Álvaro Enrigue y Mario Jursich en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Xalapa 2014, 
Crecer a golpes: Crónicas y ensayos de América Latina a cuarenta años de Allende y Pinochet, es el título de la última obra editada por Diego Fonseca, trabajo en el que han participado 13 de los escritores más destacados de América Latina. Fonseca hablará con dos de los autores: Álvaro Enrigue, escritor mexicano autor de los premiados libros La muerte de un instalador y Muerte súbita y Mario Jursich, escritor y periodista cultural colombiano, director de la revista El Malpensante.
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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Jonathan Coe, Jonathan Foer, Zadie Smith

Penguin Breakfast 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the iconic paperback publishers with three stories from the Penguin roster.