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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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Who? Why? Where?

Hay Festival 1996, 
An open Question Time for travel writers with several of the writers taking part in the Hakluyt and Folio Society celebrations - Gavin Young, Charles Nicholl, Joyce Lorimer who are joined by the supreme travel-writers agent George Greenfield.

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The Duchess of Devonshire and Charlotte Mosley

The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters

Hay Festival 2008, 
The twentieth century filtered through the correspondence of the most glamorous and controversial English literary dynasty. Debo Mitford and Diana’s niece, who edited the letters, talk to Hannah Rothschild.

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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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Billie Charity, Kate Harding, Sarah Stone and Benna Waites

The legacy for those bereaved by suicide

Hay Festival 2019, 

The impact of suicide on friends and family can be devastating and far-reaching. Kate Harding and Billie Charity, who lost a husband and brother to suicide respectively, and Sarah Stone, Director of Samaritans in Wales, join Benna Waites to talk about the experience of grieving following suicide. Kate is a palliative care doctor and GP, Billie Charity is an award-winning photographer and Benna Waites is Joint Head of Psychology for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

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David Cannadine

The British Academy Platform 1: Churchill – The Statesman as Artist

Hay Festival 2019, 

Over 50 years, Winston Churchill wrote extensively about art and produced more than 500 paintings. In this lavishly illustrated lecture, the historian offers an entirely new perspective on Churchill and his paintings. Professor Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and President of the British Academy. His publications include The Undivided PastIn Churchill’s ShadowClass in Britain and The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy

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Stephen Frears in conversation with Peter Florence

Segovia 2018, 

A conversation with the legendary British film director, whose award-winning films include The Queen, Philomena, Dangerous Liaisons, Florence Foster Jenkins, My Beautiful Laundrette and Dirty Pretty Things. He talks with Peter Florence, founder and director of the Hay Festivals.

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Martin Jones

Cambridge Series 10: Food Security Past and Present – What Archaeology Tells Us About the Food We Eat

Hay Festival 2019, 

Martin Jones is Emeritus Professor of Archaeological Science at Cambridge University and a member of its Global Food Security research centre. An expert in archaeobotany and archaeogenetics, he will discuss how our prehistoric ancestors built resilience into their food supply and what we can learn from them.

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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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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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Upcoming Misfits

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

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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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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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John Lanchester talks to Claire Armitstead

Fictions: The Wall

Hay Festival 2019, 

The new book by the author of Capital is a dystopian thriller set in a near-future Britain that invites comparison with Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Orwell’s 1984. Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. But somewhere, in the dark cave of his mind, he thinks: wouldn’t it be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if you had to fight for your life?

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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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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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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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Roger Pratt

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Cinematographer 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Interview with the cinematographer whose credits include Mona Lisa, Bayman, Shadowlands, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, Not I, Chocolat, 102 Dalmations, Iris, Troy and Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.

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Ben Macintyre

Hay Festival 2019, 

The author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat tells the story of Oleg Gordievsky – described by John le Carré as “the best true spy story I have ever read”. On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy for MI6. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

Ben Macintyre

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David Puttnam

The Dilys Powell Lecture

Hay Festival 1996, 
The inaugural lecture to commemmorate the revered Sunday Times cinema critic who died last year is given by the producer whose films include The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Local Hero, The Mission and Midnight Express.

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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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A Modern Approach to Folklore in Bangladesh

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

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The New South Asia

Dhaka 2013, 
Prajwal Parajuly, Samit Basu, Tishani Doshi, Janice Pariat and Rimi Chatterjee talk about the contemporary South Asian writing scene.

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Damian Barr and Gabriela Ybarra talk to Rosie Goldsmith

Fictions: Parallels

Hay Festival 2019, 

A conversation with authors of two of the most extraordinary and powerful first novels of recent years, both of which explore true histories of extremity and aftermath. You Will Be Safe Here is the brilliant debut novel set in South Africa between 1900 and 2010 from the award-winning author of Maggie & Me. Inspired by real events, Barr uncovers a hidden colonial history and present-day darkness while exploring our capacity for cruelty and kindness. The Dinner Guest is a Spanish novel with the feel of documentary non-fiction. It connects two life-changing events – the very public death of Ybarra’s grandfather, and the more private pain as her mother dies from cancer and Gabriela cares for her. 

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Matt Haig

Evie and the Animals

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join bestselling author Matt Haig as he talks about his new children’s book Evie and the Animals, illustrated by Emily Gravett. It’s a heartwarming story about daring to be different, growing up and staying true to yourself. Evie is a girl with a Special Talent who is different from her friends. In fact, she seems to have an actual, secret superpower: she can understand and talk to animals.

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