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David Lodge

Hay Festival 1999, 
The great comic novelist presents his play Home Truths focussing on the central scene of an interview of a writer by a journalist.

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Zizou Corder, Ann Halam, Stuart Hill

The Story Journey

Hay Festival 2005, 
Louisa Young, one half of Zizou Corder, has created the best-selling trilogy Lion Boy, the glorious and exotic adventures of the boy who can speak Cat. Ann Halam's most recent heroine embarks on an epic journey throught snow, ice, science and fairy tale in the dazzling Siberia. Stuart Hill's Cry of the Icemark, followed the wondrous adventures of Thirrin Strong-in-the-Arm as she travels across the Land-of-the-Ghosts to the frozen Hub of the World. 
(Age 12+)

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Babette Cole

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer and illustrator of The Trouble with Dad, Mumy Laid an Egg, Dr  Dog and numerous pop-up books featuring every animal you can think of, will read us one of her favourite stories, draw some of her characters and ask the audience to help her create a story book on stage. (Age 4-6)

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William Dalrymple

The Age of Kali

Hay Festival 1999, 
William Dalrymple returns to HAy to tell of his travels in India and Pakistan. He becomes the first European ever to be permitted to witness the macabre nightly offering to the goddess Parashakti; he meets such figures as Imran Khan and Benazir Bhutto; he experiences civil war in Kashmir; and discovers such Indian oddities as the last of the great tiger-stuffers.

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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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Denis Judd

The Lion and The Tiger

Hay Festival 2004, 
Professor Judd examines the relationship between Britain and India from the first Elizabethan pirates and the foundation of the East India Company in 1600 to the overthrow of the Raj.

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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.

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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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Gary Sheffield and Hew Pike

Haig

Hay Festival 2005, 
The historian is joined by the former Commander in The Falklands, Northern Ireland and Bosnia to read the private diaries and reassess the reputation of General Haig. Incompetant and callous butcher of World War I, or the leader and strategist who galvanized ' the war to end all wars' and achieved the greatest series of victories in British Military history?

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Cressida Cowell

How to Be a Pirate and How to Train your Dragon

Hay Festival 2005, 
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III has been a pirate in training and has struggled with a somewhat brawny dragon. The creator of this dashing, brave and everso hairy Viking brings her raucous and slapstick books to life on stage. 'Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.'
(The Independent on Sunday) (Age 6-10)

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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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Armand Marie Leroi talks to Olivia Judson

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Erros of the Human Body

Hay Festival 2004, 
'Once, people with disfiguring or bizzare mutations were thought monstrous. Now they give vital clues to the dance of genes during the body's growth. Leroi combines meticulous historical research, brand-new genetic understanding and consummate skill with words to tell an absorbing tale' (Matt Ridley)

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Yoani Sánchez en conversación con Diego Enrique Osorno

Evento Gatopardo.

Xalapa 2014, 

La periodista Yoani Sánchez ha documentado desde 2007 la vida en Cuba a través de su blog Generación Y. Galardonado con el Premio de Periodismo Digital Ortega y Gasset que otorga el diario español El País, el blog de Yoani es elmás visitado del país y es traducido regularmente a catorce lenguas por un equipo de voluntarios. Este año ha presentado su nuevo proyecto digital, 14ymedio, un periódico digital independiente. Conversa sobre su trabajo diario por la libertad de expresión con el reportero y escritor Diego Enrique Osorno. Presentado por Felipe Restrepo Pombo, director de la revista Gatopardo.

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Poetry. David Huerta and Alberto Ruy Sánchez in conversation with Alejandro del Castillo

Querétaro 2017, 

Two outstanding Mexican poets and writers will talk to Alejandro del Castillo about their latest work. With David Huerta, author of the essay on poetry El vaso de tiempo, and Alberto Ruy Sánchez, author of the poetic diary Luz del colibrí.

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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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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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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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Bill Deedes talks to Alan Rusbridger

Hay Festival 2005, 
Cabinet Minister, journalist and adventurer, Deedes moved and shook throughout the twentieth century and has lived well to tell the tales.

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Emyr Humphreys At Eighty

Hay Festival 1999, 
An interview with the celebrated novelist, shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award for The Gift of a Daughter. He talks to Jason Walford Davies.

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David Starkey

Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

Hay Festival 2004, 
The charismatic and meticulous historian focuses on Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, on translation of love letters and the schism with Rome. The scholarship is thrilling, the gossip is salacious and true, but the genius is in the telling of the tale.

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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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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.

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Saul David

Zulu

Hay Festival 2005, 
A magisterial account of British Imperial ignominy: ivasion, deception, atrocity, cover-up and election disaster in nineteenth century Southern Africa.

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Nigel Warburton

Open University Breakfast 3: Erno Goldfinger and the Sensation of Space

Hay Festival 2005,