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Philosophical Excursions

Dhaka 2014, 
South Asia has witnessed the confluence of Sufi, Vedic and Tantric practices which have both informed and enriched each other and brought about new syncretic trends which continue to shape the history of this region. This cultural process will be explored by Sufi-scholar Shankar Nair, Sanskrit researcher and dancer Lubna Marium, and Arunava Sinha, whose translation of Rabi Sankar Bal's astonishing story of Rumi as related by the traveller Ibn-Battuta, will be out soon.

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Inmigración. Conferencia de Ahmed Galai

Querétaro 2016, 

Ahmed ben Tahar Galai es el vicepresidente de la Liga Tunecina de los Derechos Humanos, organización perteneciente al Cuarteto de Diálogo Nacional Tunecino, galardonado con el Premio Nobel de la Paz 2015. Se trata de una asociación que lucha por hacer valer sus derechos y llevar a Túnez una democracia de facto, libre y transparente a raíz de la Revolución de los Jazmines de 2011. Ahmed hablará sobre la inmigración, un imparable fenómeno cuyo impacto y alcance nos afecta a todos

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del francés al español

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Stephen Frears

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Director 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
BBC Radio 4's Francine Stock talks to the director whose credits include The Grifters, My Beautiful Launderette, High Fidelity and The Deal. They also preview clips from his new project Mrs Henderson Presents.

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Antony Beevor

Berlin: the Downfall 1945

Hay Festival 2003, 
April 1945, three years after Stalingrad, 2.5 million Russian troops attacked along the Oder Neisse front, psychologically crushing the 'invincible' Nazi Germany. The battle was one of the most terrifying examples of fire and sword recorded, with mass rape, murder, pillage and destruction. Ensconded deep in his concrete bunker, Hitler could only scream at his military staff, denouncing the cowardice of the Wehrmacht. The award-winning historian tells the story.

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Malachy Doyle

Hay Festival 2005, 
Writing a book can take the popular Welsh writer anything from a day, Well, a Crocodile Can!, to a year, Georgie. Some of the stories he writes are very short, but he goes over and over them hundreds of times until he feels they are just right. He takes them into the garden, or the bathroom if it's raining, and reads them out loud. His most recent book is Amadans, an hilarious combination of fantasy, technology and monsters. 
(Age 8+)

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Cheryl Suzack sobre la justicia reparadora, los derechos humanos y los movimientos feministas indígenas.

Xalapa 2014, 
La docente e investigadora Cheryl Suzack hablará sobre los llamados “rituales de reparación”, en los que la persona o comunidad que ha sufrido una pérdida determina la forma más adecuada para reparar el daño causado. En este contexto, analizará el papel de las mujeres indígenas a partir de tres estudios de caso de los movimientos indígenas canadienses: los esfuerzos de la Sahtu Dene por recuperar la tierra contaminada por la extracción de uranio, la resistencia de Bella Bella al Proyecto Northern Gateway y el trabajo realizado por la Comisión de la Verdad y la Reconciliación de Canadá [Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission].
Con el apoyo de MCgill Institute for the Study of Canada
Cheryl Suzack sobre la justicia reparadora, los derechos humanos y los movimientos feministas indígenas.

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Blue Shield, protegiendo el panorama cultural. Carlos de Habsburgo-Lorena en conversación con Ramón Pérez-Maura

Cartagena 2017, 
Blue Shield es la organización que ha velado por la salvaguarda de importantes yacimientos del patrimonio cultural de Libia, Afganistán y otros lugares azotados por la guerra. El archiduque Carlos de Habsburgo es el presidente de su comité internacional. Conversa con Ramón Pérez-Maura, adjunto al director de ABC.

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Isabel Coixet in conversation with Raphael Minder

IDENTITY AND COEXISTENCE: A LOOK AT CATALONIA

Segovia 2018, 

The Spanish Film Director Isabel Coixet, one of the most recognized Spanish film creators in the international scene, awarded several Goya Awards, talks about coexistence and identity with Raphael Minder born in Switzerland, correspondent in Spain for the New York Times since 2010 and author of the book  La lucha por Catalunya (The Stuggle for Catalonia). 

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Jordi Montero in conversation with Hassan Nassar

Cartagena 2018, 

For the Spanish neurologist, Jordi Montero, who in 2017 published the book Permiso para quejarse, what is behind chronic pain is emotion. We do not take into consideration our own culture when we have physical pain treated, nor do we listen to our own bodies. From a rigorous and optimistic point of view, this doctor has helped us to understand ourselves as humans and our reality, based on neurology and the relationship between the brain and pain. He will talk about these matters with the intellectual and Minister of Health and Social Protection. He will talk with journalist Hassan Nassar.

Jordi Montero in conversation with Hassan Nassar

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Helen Fulton, Geraint Evans, Gillian Clarke and Jon Gower

The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature

Hay Festival 2019, 

The earliest surviving Welsh poetry was forged on the battlefields of post-Roman Wales and the ‘Old North’ of Britain, and the Welsh-language poets of today still write within the same poetic tradition. In the early 20th century, Welsh writers in English outnumbered writers in Welsh for the first time, generating new modes of writing and a crisis of national identity. The editors of the new Cambridge history are joined by the great poet Gillian Clarke and novelist and historian Jon Gower to celebrate one of the oldest continuous literary traditions in Europe.

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Jimmy Carr

Hay Festival 2003, 
The sublime deadpan stand-up, winner of the Time Out Comedy Award for 2002. The satire of liberalism and political correctness is savage and brilliant. He gets more twists in a one-liner than you'd believe possible. Carr is the most original comedy talent to emerge since the last one.

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Rory Maclean

Hay Festival 1999, 
The author of the best-seller Stalin's Nose expands the boundries of travel writing by trampling the borders between fact and fiction. He reads from his new book Under the Dragon a vivid, passionate journey around beautiful, betrayed Burma.

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Tony Parsons

Hay Festival 1999, 
The iconoclastic journalist and single parent launches his autobiograpical novel Man and Boy in conversation with Louise Doughty author of Honeydew and Dance With Me.

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GRANTA - The Best Young Novelists.

Dhaka 2013, 
Tahmima Anam and Ned Beauman, talk with Ellah Allfrey.

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Jorge Edwards

Arequipa 2015, 
El Premio Miguel de Cervantes 1999 Jorge Edwards (Santiago de Chile, 1931), es escritor, diplomático y periodista. Diplomático de carrera ente 1957 y 1973, también ha ejercido de embajador de Chile en Francia. Fundó, y posteriormente presidió, el Comité de Defensa de la Libertad de Expresión, formado por escritores y periodistas. Autor de numerosas novelas, cuentos y ensayos, entre su obra cabe destacar La casa de Dostoievski, Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América 2008, y El descubrimiento de la pintura (Mondadori, 2013), su última publicación. 

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Andrew Roberts

Hitler and Churchill

Hay Festival 2003, 
Developing the ideas of his popular TV series, prize-winning historian Andrew Roberts investigates the leadership techniques and rhetorical skills employed by Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, as well as the effect that each man's style of leadership had upon the outcome of the Secon World War.

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Anna Wirz Justice

Light therapy: How, What, When and Why

Hay Festival 2003, 
How much light do you need? The international expert describes jow light therapy has entered establishment psychiatry and medicine through its success in improving winter depression and delineates the role of light for the biological clock, sleep and mood.

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Matthew d'Ancona, Mark Mills, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three 'break-through' fictions: D'Ancona's Going East is a masterly debut whose heroine Mia misadventures far from her privileged London society to the darker reaches of the East End. It's a great London novel. Mill's amagansett is a literary thriller set in post-war Long Island. MacDonald's international sensation The Way the Crow Flies sees the Cold War impact upon a family on a Canadian Air Force base.

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Jenny Uglow

'Hogarth: Luxury and Excess in the Eighteenth Century'

Hay Festival 1999, 
In his penetrating satirical series like The Rakes Progress, and in his paintings of the polite and impolite society of his century, William Hogarth pulled the screen from the vices and follies of his day. In this talk, biographer Jenny Uglow gives a vivid account of his life, personality and work and shows his prints form part of the powerful debates about luxury, speculation and excess that troubled this new, thrusting commercial world.

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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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Ian McEwan

Hay Festival 2003, 
The writer, whose most recent novel was the global hit Atonement reads and talks to Peter Florence.

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Últimos libros

Arequipa 2015, 

El escritor Jorge Eduardo Benavides es además profesor de escritura creativa, y ha impartido seminarios y cursos en varias universidades internacionales. Ha sido galardonado con el Premio Julio Ramón Ribeyro de novela corta por La paz de los vencidos (Alfaguara, 2009 y Nocturna ediciones, 2014), y con el XXV Premio de Novela Torrente Ballester por su obra El enigma del convento (Alfaguara, 2014), su última novela, ambientada en el Monasterio de Santa Catalina en Arequipa. Conversará con Malcolm Otero Barral, editor de Malpaso Ediciones.

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Pablo Meyer y Guillermo Cecchi sobre ciencia

Xalapa 2014, 
Los investigadores Guillermo Cecchi y Pablo Meyer contarán en este evento cómo las nuevas tecnologías y el mundo digital han ayudado a desarrollar las investigaciones en el campo de la neurociencia, y el impacto que este tipo de estudios científicos tienen en nuestra vida cotidiana.

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Lionel Shriver in conversation with Kirsty Lang

Querétaro 2017, 

Lionel Shriver is a writer and Guardian journalist. In 2005 she won the Orange Prize for Fiction for her seventh novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin. She is also the author of The Post-birthday World, So Much For That and Big Brother, which reflects on the cult of the body, obesity and junk food, while also dealing with family relationships and the struggle against the self-destruction of the people we love. She will talk to Kirsty Lang about her latest work, The Mandibles. A family: 2029-2047.

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Evento Gatopardo. Carmen Aristegui en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Querétaro 2016, 

Indudablemente una de las periodistas más respetada del país, Carmen Aristegui es admirada por su rigor profesional, la exigencia de sus investigaciones periodísticas y la valentía de su trabajo. Conversa con Felipe Restrepo Pombo, director de la revista Gatopardo, sobre cómo vive su profesión en este momento tan complicado para la prensa en México.

Evento Gatopardo. Carmen Aristegui en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo