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Raj Persaud

The Motivated Mind

Hay Festival 2005, 
What distinguishes Donald Trump from this year's failed diet? The psychiatrist investigates the latest psychological research on motivation, proposing startling conclusions.

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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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Simon Signh

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of The Cracking Code Book looks at secret codes from Ancient Rome toi the Internet. How do you make codes and how do you break them? How can you protect your diary from prying eyes and how can you sneak a peak at someone else's emails? Simon will have a genuine German World War II Enigma code machine to show how secret codes changed history.
(Age 10+)

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Recordando a los grandes: Shakespeare, Cervantes y el Inca Garcilaso

JMG Le Clézio, Margo Glantz y Cees Nooteboom en conversación con Gaby Wood

Querétaro 2016, 

2016 es un año plagado de aniversarios relevantes dentro de la disciplina literaria puesto que se conmemora el 400 aniversario del fallecimiento de tres de los grandes de la literatura universal: Miguel de Cervantes (España), William Shakespeare (Inglaterra) y el Inca Garcilaso (Perú). La periodista Gaby Wood conversa con varios de nuestros ilustres invitados sobre el impacto e inspiración de las obras de estos autores en sus trabajos.

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John Man

Attila the Hun

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Biographer pursues the murderous military genius who united a vast terrorist network and brought down the world's greatest superpower.

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Geza Vermes

The Passion

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Gospels were written 40-80 years after Jesus's crucifixion and they all contradict each other. Only John has Mary at the foot of the cross; only Luke has Jesus asking his father to forgive his persecutors; only Matthew dwells on Judas. The world's leading biblical expert examines for and by whom they were written and analyes the implications of their divergence for the central tenets of Christianity.

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Beyond Modernism

Dhaka 2013, 

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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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Sting

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

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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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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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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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Jane Fonda talks to Mark Lawson

My Life So Far

Hay Festival 2005, 
The actor and activist discusses her life and career with the writer and broadcaster.

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Six Seasons Review Launch

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

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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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The Romanovs. Simon Sebag Montefiore in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

Few family histories have captured the collective imagination in the same way as that of the Romanov dynasty. The family that governed Russia with an iron fist for four centuries abruptly disappeared with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of, among other books, Jerusalem. The Biography and Titans of History, tells in The Romanovs: 1613-1918, the story of this famous dynasty in the Russian Revolution’s centenary year. In conversation with Mariana H.

The Romanovs. Simon Sebag Montefiore in conversation with Mariana H

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Michael Buerk, Kate Adie, John Sergeant

Any Broadcasting Questions

Hay Festival 2003, 
The BBC and ITN memoirist heavyweights take on allcomers. If it's onair it's fair game. From the killing fields to Downing Street briefings, from Reith to Dyke, and from Ethiopian famine to Tiananmen Square, no party lines, no cute dodging.

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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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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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Muhammed Abdel Haleem

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammed 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching. The eminent translator introduces his wok on the most admired contemporary version, which dispels some common misconceptions about Islam, particularly the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims and brings the style into the modern idiom.

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Tomás González en conversación con Rosa Beltrán

Xalapa 2014, 

Tomás González es un autor colombiano que comenzó su carrera literaria a principios de los años 70. Desde entonces ha escrito novelas como Primero estaba el mar, La historia de Horacio, Para antes del olvido y La luz difícil, así como cuentos y poesía.
En esta ocasión nos presenta su último trabajo, Temporal, una historia en la que el autor desciende
a lo más profundo del ser humano, del odio y del desamor.

Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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Fault Lines

Dhaka 2014, 
A collection of short stories on 1971, featuring Niaz Zaman and Md. Badrul Ahsan. Chaired by Mahrukh Mohiuddin.

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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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Gay Writing: Fact and Fictions

Hay Festival 2004, 
Peter Burton, former literary editor of Gay Times, talks to Francis King, one of the leading British novelists of his generation whose books cover four decades of writing from Dead Letters to The Nick of Time, John Sam Jones, Stonewall Award-winner for his short fiction Welsh Boys Too and the Fishboys of Vernazza and Richard Zimler with his debut novel Hunting Midnight.

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Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Hay Festival 2004, 
Writers shortlisted for the international women's novel award discuss their work.