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David Long

Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals

Hay Festival 2019, 

David Long tells the extraordinary stories of amazingly brave animals – dogs, horses, cats and even birds. Their intelligence and loyalty as well as their courage is a model for all,and David explores what humans might learn from them as he retells their fascinating true stories.

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Patricia Lara and Francisco de Roux in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

War and peace, readings of the Colombian conflict

Cartagena 2019, 

The journalist Patricia Lara is the author of Adiós a la guerra. Una historia breve de los conflictos en Colombia, a book that transcends the nature of Colombia’s internal conflict in its current state, going back to the wars of the 19th century, contextualizing them from the origin of the transition to be a republic today. The current president of the Truth Commission, Francisco de Roux, is a Jesuit priest who has dedicated his life to the cause of peace in Colombia. In 2018 he published La audacia de la paz imperfecta, in which he talks about his experiences as a mediator in the armed conflict, as a target both for guerillas and paramilitaries, about the year that followed the signature of the agreements, and the visit of Pope Francis to Colombia. They will be in conversation with the journalist Juan Carlos Pérez in a talk which is an invitation to peace.

Patricia Lara and Francisco de Roux in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

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Alejandro Santos, Luke Harding and Yolanda Ruiz in conversation with Alec Russell

The media in the post-truth era

Cartagena 2018, 

What is the media’s responsibility in this era of false news and disinformation? Alejandro Santos, editor of the magazine Semana; Luke Harding, journalist in The Guardian; and Yolanda Ruiz, producer of RCN Radio’s morning news programme, will talk about this and other matters with the British editor and journalist Alec Russell.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Alejandro Santos, Luke Harding and Yolanda Ruiz in conversation with Alec Russell

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50 years of Sgt. Pepper. Joselo, Hanif Kureishi and Carmen Pardo in conversation with Rulo

Querétaro 2017, 

The release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered not only a milestone in terms of The Beatles discography, but also in 20th century pop music. With this concept album, in which the band experimented with very different rhythms and subjects, and full of references to the 1960s context, the Fab Four left a musical legacy that is still with us today. Three fans and admirers of The Beatles talk to Rulo about the album that revolutionised music history. With the musician and writer Joselo, the novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, and the academic and writer Carmen Pardo.

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Vitali Vitaliev

Borders Up!

Hay Festival 1999, 
Having sought alcoholic oblivion from the oppressive soviet regime, the inimitable Russian jounalist staggers across Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania asking why statistics show that despitre all the benefits of democracy, the people of Eastern Europe are drinking more, not less, than ever before.

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Francine Stock, Caroline Michel, Toby Mundy, Clare Alexander

Hay Festival 2005, 
Are readers getting what they want and deserve from publishing? The novelist and broadcaster is joined by major industry players from the independent and conglomerate sectors to debate the matter with the audience.

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Daniel Alarcón y Juan Manuel Robles en conversación con Clara Elvira Ospina

Arequipa 2015, 

El peruano Daniel Alarcón, escritor, periodista y editor asociado de la revista Etiqueta Negra, nos presenta su última novela, De noche andamos en círculos. Ganador de varios premios internacionales de literatura, ha sido seleccionado como uno de los mejores escritores jóvenes de Perú por la revista Granta y The New Yorker. Por su parte, Juan Manuel Robles, autor de Lima Freak. Vidas insólitas en una ciudad perturbada y de relatos y reportajes ampliamente antologados, ha publicado su primera novela, Nuevos juguetes de la Guerra Fría. Dirige la entrevista la periodista colombiana Clara Elvira Ospina.

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Isabel Fonseca en conversación con Patricio Fernández Chadwick

Arequipa 2015, 
La escritora y periodista norteamericana Isabel Fonseca, autora de Enterradme de pie. La odisea de los gitanos y Vínculo, conversará con Patricio Fernández Chadwick, fundador y editor de la revista The Clinic y autor de libros como Ferrantes, Escritos plebeyos.

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Noel Malcolm

Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450–1750

Hay Festival 2019, 

From the fall of Constantinople in 1453 until the 18th century, many Western European writers viewed the Ottoman Empire with almost obsessive interest. Typically, they reacted to it with fear and distrust; and such feelings were reinforced by the deep hostility of Western Christendom towards Islam. Yet there was also much curiosity about the social and political system on which the huge power of the sultans was based. In the 16th century, especially, when Ottoman territorial expansion was rapid and Ottoman institutions seemed particularly robust, there was even open admiration. Chaired by Tom Clark of Prospect magazine.

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PG Bell, Anna James, Nadine Wild-Palmer

What If…? Creating fantasy worlds

Hay Festival 2019, 

Explore the magical possibilities of stories and the unlikely places they can take you. Travel with PG Bell, whose Train to Impossible Places is a rollicking adventure, fall into the heart of storyland with Anna James in Pages & Co and head down into an unexpectedly different world with Nadine Wild-Palmer in The Tunnels Beneath. Chaired by Sian Cain, Online Books Editor at the Guardian.

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Kobita Parishad Recitations

Dhaka 2013, 
Recitations by Rafiq Azad, Rabiul Husein, Asim Saha, Noo-ul-Alam Lenin, Makid Haider, Anwara Syed Haq, Quazl Rozy, Shihab Sarkar, Kajal Bandyopadhyay, Mohammad Sadik, Harisul Hoque, Samim Reza, Bulbul Mahalanobish and Masud Pothik. Moderated by Habibullah Sirajee.

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Andrew Davies

Adapted for the Screen

Hay Festival 2003, 
The man who brought Darcy, Elizabeth, Zhivago, Deronda' Lydgate, Melmotte and Becky Sharp to our television screens talks about his art and craft, the resolution of sexual tension and how he tipped the velvet over into late night cult viewing.

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Pablo Simonetti en conversación con Jorge Alberto Gudiño

Xalapa 2014, 

Escritor chileno y activista defensor de los derechos de las minorías sexuales, Pablo Simonetti nos presenta su última novela, La soberbia juventud, una historia de amor de un joven homosexual atrapado entre exigencias sociales y familiares. Simonetti es también autor de Madre que estás en los cielos, obra traducida a más de cinco idiomas, así como de La razón de los amantes, La barrera del pudor y del libro de cuentos Vidas vulnerables.

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Grey Gowrie

The Housman Lecture: The Name and Nature of Poetry

Hay Festival 1999, 
Lord Gowrie has been Secetary of State for the Arts, Chairman of both Sothebys and The Arts Council, and has been a Professor of Literature in America. He delivers this year's address about his personal engagement with poetry.

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Mike Kenny, Eluned Morgan and Adam Price chaired by Guto Harri

Cambridge Series 11: Brexit and the Politics of National Identity in Wales and the UK

Hay Festival 2019, 

What are the Brexit implications for Wales and for the coherence of the United Kingdom? Kenny is Co-director of the British Academy’s ‘Governing England’ programme, and is a member of an external experts panel convened by the Scottish Parliament to advise on the constitutional implications of Brexit. Morgan is Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language. Price is leader of Plaid Cymru.

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Lydia Cacho in conversation with Jacobo García

Cartagena 2019, 

The Mexican journalist, activist and writer Lydia Cacho published in 2018 the book #EllosHablan: Testimonios de hombres, la relación con sus padres, el machismo y la violencia. In this work, she interviews a group of men aged between 15 and 70 to find out, first of all, what their childhood was like and how society in a way built their masculinity around violence. In conversation with the journalist Jacobo Garcia, Lydia Cacho opens a new perspective on machismo and gender debates.

Lydia Cacho in conversation with Jacobo García

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Jeremy Paxman

The English

Hay Festival 1999, 
What is it with the English and sex, food, games and hypocrisy? The nations favourite sceptic and scrouge of humbug asks the questions.

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Jon Lee Anderson

Arequipa 2015, 

Este periodista norteamericano, especializado en temas de guerra, comenzó su andadura en el mundo del periodismo a los veintidós años, en Perú, hasta que en 1998 pasó a formar parte del equipo del The New Yorker, aunque colabora en numerosos periódicos de todo el mundo. Es autor de una de las biografías más importantes de Ernesto Guevara: Che Guevara: Una Vida Revolucionaria. Sus últimos libros son La herencia colonial y otras maldiciones y Crónicas de un país que ya no existe. Libia, de Gadafi al colapso.

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Irena Edwards, Joep de Roo and Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović with Justin Albert

National Identity and the Idea of European Unity

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join European heritage experts as they tackle questions of local loyalties in relation to the cosmopolitan ideal of world citizenship: what does this all mean for how Europeans relate to Britain today? Dr Irena Edwards is Chairman of the Czech National Trust, Joep de Roo runs the European projects Innocastle and OpenHeritage, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović is Secretary-General of Europa Nostra. Chaired by Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales and Trustee of the International National Trusts Organisation.

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Richard King talks to Peter Florence

The Lark Ascending: The Music of the British Landscape

Hay Festival 2019, 

Starting from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ classic ‘pastoral romance for orchestra’, King explores how Britain's history and identity have been shaped by the mysterious relationship between music and nature. The landscape we celebrate as unsullied and ripe with mystique is a living, working, and occasionally rancorous environment – not an unaffected idyll – that forged a nation's musical personality, and its dissenting traditions. He listens to the music from the far west of Wales to the Thames Estuary and the Suffolk shoreline, taking in Brian Eno, Kate Bush, Boards of Canada, Dylan Thomas, Gavin Bryars, Greenham Common and the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass to chart a new and surprising course through a familiar landscape.

Richard King talks to Peter Florence

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Egypt and Beyond

Dhaka 2013, 
Ahdaf Soueif and William Sieghart on this hot topic and more, moderated by Zafar Sobhan.

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The Future of the Independent

Dhaka 2014, 
With Penguin Randon House now having formed the biggest publishing company in the world, and Amazon starting a publishing venture, what is the future of the Indie press, and of publishing in general? Featuring Naveen Kishore, Carolyn Kellogand Olivia Smith. Chaired by Dwight Garner.

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Malise Ruthven, Zia Sarder, Stuart Sim, Peter Tatchell

Fundamentalist World

Hay Festival 2004, 
Ruthven's Fundamentalism examines a broad spectrum of radical conservatives and ideological purists, finding 'family resemblances' between different fundamentalist movements, especially in terms of national identity and gender. Sardar is co-author of Why Do People hate America?  Sim is the author of Fundamentalist World: The New Dark Age of Dogma. Tatchell is a gay and human rights campaigner.

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Jude Kelly

The Orange Prize For Fiction Lecture: Fear of the Artist

Hay Festival 2005, 
Jude Kelly speaks about the nature of creative fear and how it can be put to more public use. She dicusses the vital role of the artist in harnessing the power of fear, and how their knowledge of fear and their struggle between expression and invisibility offers an alternative model of courage for society.

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Olivia Judson

Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation

Hay Festival 2003, 
'Dear Dr Tatiana, I'm a queen bee and I'm worried. All my lovers leave their genitals inside me and then drop dead. Is this normal? Perplexed in Cloverhill.' 'Dear Dr Tatiana, My son cuts a fine figure of a manatee and I'm very proud of him. But there's one problem. He keeps kissing other males. What can I do to straighten him out? Don't want no homo in the Florida Keys.' Find out at the Dr Tatiana show! 'Dr Tatiana knows how the other half loves and it's much kinkier than anybody imagined.' (Matt Ridley). The evolutionary biologist's book is longlisted for the Smuel Johnson Prize.