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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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Alexi Sayle and Jasper Fforde

Hay Festival 2004, 
A reading and Q&A with two cult novelists. Sayle's novel Overtaken is a spectacularly unsentimental satire with real comic power. Fforde's brand of surreal humour in The Well of Lost Plots locates him in a Lewis Carrol - or Douglas Adams - like realm.

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La literatura mexicana hoy.

José de la Colina e Ignacio Díaz de la Serna en conversación con Rodolfo Mendoza

Xalapa 2014, 
El escritor, periodista, ensayista y crítico literario José de la Colina, galardonado en 2014 con el Premio Xavier Villaurrutia por su libro De libertades fantasmas o de la literatura como juego conversará con Ignacio Díaz de la Serna, filósofo, escritor y académico en el Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN-UNAM) sobre la situación de la literatura mexicana en la actualidad y los retos a los que se enfrenta. Moderará la conversación Rodolfo Mendoza.
Con el apoyo del Fondo de Cultura Económica

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John Mullan

The Raymond Williams Lecture 2005: Critisism and the Common Reader

Hay Festival 2005, 
What is the point of academic or journalistic literary critisism? Do readers need to care about it? Mullan is a UCL Don whose Elements of Fiction appears in Guardian Review and whose study Anonymity will appear in 2006.

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Andrew Marr

Hay Festival 2005, 
What is a 'story' and what isn't? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? The BBC's Political Editor trades secrets from his book My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism.

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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.

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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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Literature from the peripheries. Roland Brival and Carlos Velázquez in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Querétaro 2017, 

Two authors from different countries and regions that are not part of the hegemonic centres of literary production will talk to Ingrid Bejerman about their latest books and about how their locations on the periphery define their writing. With Roland Brival (France), author of Sato San, le maître des corsets, and Carlos Velázquez (Mexico), author of the recently published book of short stories La efeba salvaje.

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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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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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Beyond Modernism

Dhaka 2013, 

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Autobiographical Forays

Dhaka 2013, 

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Jimmy Hill

Hay Festival 1999, 
As player, manager and commentator Hill has been the face and voice of football for decades. He talks about his career to the sportswriter Grahame Lloyd whose biography of Jan Molby is published this week.

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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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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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Simon Thurley

The Lost Buildings of Britain

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Head of English Heritage re-examines Britain's oldest monastery at Glastonbury, desecrated during the Reformation, the elegant Palace of Whitehall, home to the Tudor and Staurt kings, Nottingham Castle, Millbank Penitentiary, Fonthill Abbey and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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Bill Bryson talks to Mariella Frostrup

Hay Festival 2003, 
The humorist, language expert and traveller launches his new book A Short History of Nearly Everything. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million yeras ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? He also reports on his trip to Kenya, All the author's royalties from Bryson's African Diary and the publisher, Transworld's profits, will go to CARE International.

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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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Kevin Crossley Holland, Beverley Naidoo, Will Hill, A. F. Harrold

Missing out on medals

Hay Festival 2018, 

Previous CILIP Carnegie medal winners Kevin Crossley Holland and Beverley Naidoo join two authors who have been longlisted and shortlisted for the 2018 for a look at some of the classic titles which missed out on the coveted medal. Chaired by Claire Armitstead.

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Graham Swift talks to Claire Armitstead

Hay Festival 2003, 
The Booker-winner, author of Last Orders and Waterland discusses his new novel The Light of Day with the literary editor of The Guardian. Swift reworks the noir crime thriller into a beautiful understanding of his characters' lives and souls.

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Dylan Moran

Hay Festival 2004, 
The star of Channel 4's Black Books plays Hay on the last night of his national stand-up tou. One of the all-time greats.

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Helen Walsh, M.J.Hyland, Tessa Hadley

Hay Festival 2004, 
Walsh's Brass is a brutally powerful story of love set in the underbelly of Liverpool's Cathedral area. Hyland's How the Light Gets In conjures an Australian scholarship exchange visit to the USA. Hadley's Everything Will Be Alright spans five decades of post-war Britain.

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New Poetry from Eastern Europe

Hay Festival 2004, 
Taja Kramberger from Slovenia, Edward Pasewicz from Poland and Katerina Rudyenkove from the Czech Republic are among the twenty young poets featured in A Fine Line: New Poetry from East and Central Europe, just out from Arc Publications with a preface by Vaclav Havel. These poets' encounter with Western abundance gives them fresh imagery, but also grounds for amusement and irony. This is a poetry of wit and complexity, never raw but always glowing with human feeling.

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Bivash Roy Chowdhury, Rafique-um-Munir Chowdhury, Hamim Kamrul Haque, Jewel Mostafiz, Badrun Nahar.

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Bivash Roy Chowdhury, Rafique-um-Munir Chowdhury, Hamim Kamrul Haque, Jewel Mostafiz, Badrun Nahar. Moderated by Muhammad Muhsin.