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Louis de Bernieres

Hay Festival 2003, 
A reading and conversation chaired by Peter Florence.

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Rosa Beltrán y Edgardo Cozarinsky en conversación con Irma Gallo

Querétaro 2016, 

Dos escritores con una gran trayectoria y relevancia internacional charlan con la periodista cultural Irma Gallo sobre sus últimos trabajos. A lo largo de su carrera, la escritora, traductora y académica Rosa Beltrán (México) ha recibido galardones como el Premio Planeta 1995 por su novela La corte de los ilusos y el Reconocimiento Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 2011. Su último libro es El cuerpo expuesto (2013). Por su parte, el cineasta y escritor Edgardo Cozarinsky (Argentina) es autor de seis novelas, incluida la reciente Dark, y ha dirigido varias películas en las que se diluyen los límites de la ficción y el documental.

Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)

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John Pilger

Tell Me No Lies

Hay Festival 2004, 
An audience discussion on propaganda, journalism and the war on terror with the investigative journalist.

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In the Age of the Aggregator

Dhaka 2014, 
Eminent journalists Dwight Garner, Carolyn Kellog and Issac Fitzgerald discuss the future of journalism. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.

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Steven Mithen

The Singing Neanderthal

Hay Festival 2005, 
The professor of Early Prehistory and Head of the Scholl of Human and Environmental Sciences explores The Origins of Music, Language, MInd and Bodyi

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Meic Povey talks to Simon Harris

Sgript Cymru

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Welsh language playwright has begun an exciting and award-winning transition into writing English. The conversation will be illustrated with performed extracts from his recent English work: Three Women, Indian Country and his new play Life of Ryan ... and Ronnie, to be produced by Sgript Cymru.

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Julie Myerson, Esther Freud

Hay Festival 2003, 
New fiction from two of Britain's most accomplished novelists at the height of their form. Myerson's Something Might Happen is an utterly compelling emotional thriller set in Southwold in the aftermath of a murder. Freud previews her forthcoming The Sea House.

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Leonie Frieda and Paul Strathern

The Medicis

Hay Festival 2004, 
Strathern's The Medici: Godfathers of The Renaissance charts the rise and fall of the family who ran Florence, The Vatican and the throne of France. Frieda's biography of Catherine de Medici, widow of Henri II of France, seeks to rehabilitate the woman who served 30 years as regent to her three sons and instigated the St.Bartholomew's Day Massacre.

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Luiz Ruffato en conversación con Diego Rabasa

Xalapa 2014, 

Luiz Ruffato es considerado uno de los escritores más brillantes de la literatura brasileña contemporánea. Galardonado por la Fundación Biblioteca Nacional con el premio Machado de Assis y por la Asociación Paulista de Críticos de Arte, también ha sido reconocido con el Premio Literario Casa de las Américas de Cuba. Sus últimos libros traducidos al español son Mamma, son tanto felice y El mundo enemigo.

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Bogotá39 2017 III. Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Brenda Lozano and Felipe Restrepo Pombo in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

The Bogotá39 2017 selection, promoted by the Hay Festival, seeks to focus attention on and celebrate Latin American fiction writers. At this event, the writers Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba), author of La tribu; Brenda Lozano (Mexico), author of Cómo piensan las piedras and Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia), author of Formas de evasion. In conversation with Mariana H.

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Jenni Murray and guests

The Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Hay Festival 2005, 
The chair of the tenth anniversary prize hosts this reading and discussion with the six shortlisted authors. Names will be posted at www.hayfestival.com on 26 May.

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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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25 Years with Spot 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, [343] 2.15pm

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Lisa Jardine

The Awful Death of Prince William the Silent

Hay Festival 2005, 
A brilliantly detailed and gripping account of the assassination in the 1584 of Prince William of Orange, and the shockwaves it sent through an era.

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Autobiographical Forays

Dhaka 2013, 

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Jim Al Khalili

Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed

Hay Festival 2003, 
Everyone has heard of quantum theory but no one really understands it. It is without doubt the single most important scientific theory of the past century. It underpins the fields of physics, chemistry, electronics and material science. Without it we would have no computers, televisions, mobile phones, CD players, microwaves. This lecture traces the origins of quantum mechanics and explores its astonishing future potential.

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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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Dylan Moran and Ash Atalla talk to Daisy Goodwin

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The star and writer of Channel 4's Black Books and the producer of The Office talk about their comedy to the television producer Diasy Goodwin.

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Germaine Greer

The Boy

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this illustrated lecture the critic examines the erotic image of the male nude in Western Culture form Michelangelo and Caravaggio to the photographs of Nan Goldin and Sally Mann and the images of David Beckham.

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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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Kate Adie

Corsets and Camouflage

Hay Festival 2004, 
With some acute fashion analysis thrown in, Adie confronts big questions of gender and murder. When licensing a combatant to kill, are women different soldires from men, or precisely equal to them? And where does a lone female journalist among thousands of desert troops go to pee?

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The Government Inspector by Peter Kosminsky

Presented by Channel 4

Hay Festival 2005, 
UK, 2005, 105 mins
Based on the extensive original research and written and directed by the BAFTA-winning Peter Kosminsky, this drama tells the story of the late Dr David Kelly, an expert caught in the crossfire between the government and the BBC over the war in Iraq. Followed by Peter Dale in coversation with writer-director Peter Kominsky.

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Charles Jencks and Deyan Sudjic

The Prospect Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
Has the age of iconic building come to an end? Prospect Deputy Editor Alex Linklater is joined by Jencks, author of The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and The Iconic Building and Sudjic author of The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World.

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Katharine Hollabird

Angelina Ballerina 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, Thursday 2 June, 9:20 am.

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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.