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John Sutherland and Peter Parker

Spender and Isherwood

Hay Festival 2004, 
Their biographers discuss the lives and work of the two twentieth century giants whose writing, politics and sexuality defined a literary generation that rose to prominence in the 1930s. Parker publishes Isherwood in 2004 to celebrate the centenary of Isherwood's birth. Sutherland is the authorized biographer of Stephen Spender.

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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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Blitzed. Drugs in Nazi Germany. Norman Ohler in conversation with Diego Rabasa

Querétaro 2017, 

The historian Norman Ohler (Germany) is the author of Blitzed. Drugs in Nazi Germany (2016), a book that analyses the systematic and organized consumption of drugs in the army and by high officials in the 3rd Reich, from the rank and file to Hitler himself. He will talk to Diego Rabasa about this practice, widespread among the Nazis, which had historical consequences whose effects we are still living with today. 

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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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Matt Whyman talks to Matt Seaton

Hay Festival 2004, 
Agony uncle for AOL and 19 Magazine, Matt Whyman really knows what makes teenage boys tick. He also knows about gun running, street gangs and the Columbian underworld. Matt will be interviewed about the incredible research behind his hard-hitting Boy Kills Man as well as talking about his insights into teenage tensions and taboos.

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Doreen Massey

For Space

Hay Festival 2005, 
An impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space.

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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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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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Martin Harrison

Francis Bacon in Camera

Hay Festival 2005, 
Harrison reveals how photography, film, mass media imagery and other sources informed Bacon's painting.

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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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Alfredo Bryce Echenique en conversación con Lucía Urtega Tejeda

Arequipa 2016, 
El escritor peruano Alfredo Bryce Echenique figura entre los autores más destacados de la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea. Es autor de Un mundo para Julius, obra que le consagró internacionalmente como escritor. Ha recibido numerosas distinciones a lo largo de su carrera, como el Premio Planeta 2002 por la obra El huerto de mi amada. Durante años ha compaginado su vida literaria con la docencia, trabajando como profesor en universidades de prestigio como La Sorbona y Yale.

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Helen Walsh, M.J.Hyland, Tessa Hadley

Hay Festival 2004, 
Walsh's Brass is a brutally powerful story of love set in the underbelly of Liverpool's Cathedral area. Hyland's How the Light Gets In conjures an Australian scholarship exchange visit to the USA. Hadley's Everything Will Be Alright spans five decades of post-war Britain.

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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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Eddie Braben talks to Laurence Marks

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Book What I Wrote is the memoir of the man who wrote the classic scripts for Morecambe and Wise. A fond masterclass about Eric and Ernie and comedy.

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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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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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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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María Teresa Ruiz in conversation with Gerardo Herrera Corral

Querétaro 2017, 

The Chilean astronomer, María Teresa Ruiz, recently given the L’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, is the author of the extraordinary Hijos de las estrellas. Un maravilloso recorrido sobre los orígenes del universo y del ser humano, which tells about the origins of the universe, where we are now, and how heavenly bodies are studied and explored. In conversation with the physicist Gerardo Herrera Corral.

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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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Sandi Toksvig

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Hans Christian Anderson Bicentenary Ambassador celebrates her illustrious compatriot, creator of some of the most potent and loved myths and fables of all literature.

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Margo Glantz en conversación con Juan Carlos Valdivia

Arequipa 2016, 
La escritora, ensayista, crítica y académica Margo Glantz (México) fue galardonada con el prestigioso Premio Iberoamericano de Narrativa Manuel Rojas 2015. Miembro de número de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, también ha recibido otros galardones como el Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz por su novela El rastro (2003), el Premio Xavier Villaurrutia por su novela Síndrome de naufragios (1984) y el Premio fil de Literatura en Lenguas Romances (antes Juan Rulfo). La autora de la celebrada Las genealogías, ávida tuitera y hablante más que solvente de varios idiomas, cuenta entre sus últimos trabajos con Coronada de moscas, Yo también me acuerdo y el reciente Por breve herida. En conversación con Juan Carlos Valdivia.
Margo Glantz en conversación con Juan Carlos Valdivia

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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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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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Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

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

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Molly Scott Cato (Green), Jonathan Evans (Conservative), Glenys Kinnock (Labour), David J. Rowlands (UKIP), David John Williams (LibDem), Eilian Williams (Plaid Cymru)

Euro-Question Time

Hay Festival 2004, 
In the week before Wales elects four MEPS to serve in Brussels, please join us to hear what each of the main parties is offering, and question candidates on all the major issues.