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William Dalrymple

Hay Festival 2003, 
James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of Hyderabad when he met Khair un-Nissa, 'Most Excellent among Women,' the great neice of the Prime Minister of Hyderabad. He fell in love with her and overcame many obstacles to marry her, converting to Islam and according to Indian sources becoming a double-agent working against the East India Company. The award-winning historian and travel writer tels the story.

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Clive James

The Magic Sentence

Hay Festival 2004, 
The poet, songwriter, essayist and broadcaster, whose work ranges from popular television to the holocaust, talks about his 'search for the magic sentance, in a world all too real'.

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Benjamin Zephaniah

Hay Festival 2004, 
A unique opportunity to have a sneak look into the world famous writer's new book. Not on public release until September 2004, Gangsta Rap is the tough but touching tale of three friends excluded from school, who find their strengths and identity through hip-hop.

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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2014, 
Morning Raga based songs by Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb.

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Asia Rising?

Dhaka 2013, 
Pankaj Mishra with Ahsan Akbar.

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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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Nick Arnold

Hay Festival 2003, 
How to track a bear, why lions roll in dung and what a shark's favourite colour is. The author of Horrible Science introduces his new series Wild Lives, full of action, adventure and facts.

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Tony Harrison

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading by the film-maker~poet whose latest movie is Prometheus.

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Coexistence in Europe: past, present and future

DOROTA MASLOWSKA, SARAH HALL, RADKA DENEMARKOVÁ AND MICHAEL KRÜGER WITH MARTA DEL RIEGO

Segovia 2018, 

EUNIC Spain, Network of European Cultural Institutes, has organized this round table under the concept of "Coexistence in Europe: past, present and future" in which, through the meeting, the authors will discuss the issues of diversity and coexistence nowadays.

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The first round table organized by EUNIC Spain will feature European writers: Dorota Masłowska (Wejherowo, Poland), "enfant terrible" of Polish literature, essayist, composer, singer and one of the most acclaimed and awarded voices of contemporary European dramaturgy. Representative of "the bridge generation", her childhood was marked by the fall of communism and a wave of Western consumer culture. Sarah Hall, translated into more than a dozen languages ​​and considered one of the 20 best young writers of 2013 by Granta, is a multi-award-winning writer of five novels including Haweswater (Commonwealth Writers Award 2013 for Best First Novel), and The Electric Michelangelo (Finalist of the Man Booker Awards, Prix Femina Etranger and Commonwealth Writers Prize). Chaired by Marta del Riego.

Event in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

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The second round table organized by EUNIC Spain will feature two European authors: Radka Denemarková (Kutná Hora, Czech Republic), Czech novelist, playwright, screenwriter, translator and essayist who received the Magnesia Litera prize for best prose work of the year in the Czech Republic and the Usedom Literature Prize and Georg Dehio in Germany, and Michael Krüger (Wittgendorf, Germany), editor and indispensable figure of the European literary scene, as well as one of the most outstanding contemporary writers in the German language. He is the author of stories, novels, translations and several collections of poetry. Moderated by Marta del Riego.

Event in German with simultaneous translation into Spanish

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Marika Cobbold

Hay Festival 1999, 
The author of Guppies For Tea talks to novelist Elizabeth Buchan about the writing of best-selling popular fiction and about her new novel of childhood, love and friendship Frozen Music.

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Ludovic Kennedy

All in the Mind: A Farewell to God

Hay Festival 1999, 
The eminent broadcaster premises a rejection of "belief". Go down the honest, straightforward and admirably clear road which Kennedy has chosen and say that there is no external force of divinity other than the longings of the human mind. Or say with Bishop Rowan Williams: "If we are not self-created, we are answerable to a truth we don't produce"

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Abraham Cruzvillegas sobre arte contemporáneo

Xalapa 2014, 
Abraham Cruzvillegas es un artista mexicano multidisciplinario que ha expuesto su obra en museos, ferias internacionales y galerías, como la Kurimanzutto de la Ciudad de México, la Tate Modern de Londres o dOCUMENTA en Kassel (Alemania). Además, es uno de los fundadores de La Galería de Comercio, un proyecto dedicado a difundir obras de arte en la calle. Hablará con los jóvenes sobre sus experiencias como artista.

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Thomas Bunstead, Roberto Frías, Pura López Colomé y Víctor Andresco en conversación con Maliyel Beverido

Sobre traducción.

Xalapa 2014, 

En este evento Thomas Bunstead, Roberto Frías, Pura López Colomé y Víctor Andresco charlarán sobre sus experiencias como traductores y los
retos que supone este oficio. Thomas Bunstead está especializado en la traducción del español al inglés, ha traducido obras de Eduardo Halfon, cada miembro de la familia se ha redefinido para encontrar su propio destino sin dejar de venerar la memoria del padre.

Con el apoyo de Ambulante

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Barbara Trapido

Hay Festival 1999, 
The author of The Travelling Hornplayer, Juggling, and Brother of the More Famous Jack talks to Philippa Gregory.

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Arnold Wesker 1

Hay Festival 2004, 
The playwright and and spellbinding solo performer, whose plays are currently running in twelve capital cities around the world, embarks on a five night residency reading and previewing new work and classic plays. Tonight he previews extracts from Longitude and Groupie, both of which will open in London later this year, and What Ever Happened to Betty Lemon?

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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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James Dean Bradfield and Patrick Jones

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Manic Street Preacher and his theatre collaborator discuss music, politics and words with the author and broadcaster Jon Gower.

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The Great Adventurer

Dhaka 2014, 
Award winning historian, biographer, traveler, and intrepid wanderer, Patrick French has chronicled a vast swath of history, mostly based around South Asia. He talks to Alex Clark about his uncanny ability to uncover historical truths, his fascination with Tibet, and the trip around Central Asia that gave him his first taste of adventure.

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Raphaël Meltz sobre la novela gráfica contemporánea en Francia

Xalapa 2014, 
El escritor, editor y agregado cultural de la Embajada Francesa Raphaël Meltz, repasará los acontecimientos que han definido a la novela gráfica francesa más reciente: en los últimos treinta años han surgido editoriales independientes especializadas en novela gráfica de todo tipo (autobiografías, relatos históricos, etc.). La apertura de escuelas especializadas, la creación permanente de fanzines, el desarrollo del Festival Internacional de Angoulême y la aparición de dos generaciones consecutivas de destacados y reconocidos novelistas gráficos.
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Francia

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Steven Mithen

After the Ice

Hay Festival 2003, 
Drawing on the latest cutting-edge research in archaeology and the environmental sciences, Mithen leads a sweeping global tour through human history as the last ice age came to its end and the first farming communities and towns appeared. He presents a gripping and intimate picture of minds, cultures, lives and landscapes through 15,000 years that laid the foundations of the modern world.

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Bangla Poetry over the last Millenia

Dhaka 2013, 

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To The Edge

Dhaka 2013, 
Rahunma Ahmed, Sarnath Banerjee and Lubna Marium discuss freedoms and expression, moderated by Shireen Huq. Marking the Launch of Rahnuma Ahmed's book Tortured Truths by DRIK Publications.

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En busca de David Foster Wallace y otros personajes: la vida de un escritor en The New Yorker

Arequipa 2015, 
Julio Villanueva Chang, editor de la revista peruana Etiqueta Negra, conversará sobre la trayectoria profesional de D. T. Max, escritor norteamericano autor de títulos como Todas las historias de amor son historias de fantasmas. David Foster Wallace, una biografía (Debate, 2013), libro publicado en 2012 en Estados Unidos y que se convirtió en un best seller del New York Times, y The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery. D. T. Max escribe además en la revista The New Yorker.

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Tony Wilson talks to John Harris

Hay Festival 2005, 
The iconic Manchester broadcaster and Factory Records founder, immortalised in the film 24-hour Party People, runs the In The City music festival and the Red Cellars label. He presents his new band RAW T later tonight.

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Carmen Boullosa, Valeria Luiselli and Salman Rushdie in conversation with Margarita Valencia

Cervantes and Shakespeare

Cartagena 2018, 

Cervantes and Shakespeare are alive and well. In many ways, Cervantes was the creator of the modern novel, while television dramas and film still use dramatic formulas created by Shakespeare. Salman Rushdie is the author of such well-known books as The Satanic Verses, Midnight’s Children and Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights. Carmen Boullosa is a Mexican novelist, poet, playwright and essayist, author of the novels Las paredes hablan, Texas: The Great Theft and La otra mano de Lepanto, among others. They will talk about two of the most important writers of all time, and what they mean to the present.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Carmen Boullosa, Valeria Luiselli and Salman Rushdie in conversation with Margarita Valencia