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Brian Appleyard talks to Phil Rickman

Aliens

Hay Festival 2005, 
Why are they here, out there, everywhere? Do we need them? Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Wales.

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Greg Dyke talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
Discussing the future of TV, Manchester United and the media's treatment of the government with the ex-Director General and author of Inside Story.

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Rageh Omaar and Gavin Hewitt

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two frontliners discuss their work in the Middle East, the limits of what can be broadcast, issues of neutrality, and extremes of reporting in war zones.

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The Economist Debate

The Energy Revolution

Hay Festival 2004, 
Are we entering the end of the oil era, on the cusp of transition to a post-fossil-fuel world? Some experts worry about the scarcity of oil, while others point to its environmental and geopolitical costs. How will people in Britain and the developing world be effected by an energy revolution? 

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Kevin Crossley-Holland

Hay Festival 2004, 
The author of the spellbinding Arthur trilogy talks about bringing historical stories to life for young readers. King of the Middle March is an action-packed tale of war, romance, murder, power, politics and the medieval conflict between Christianity and Islam.

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Margo Glantz y Pablo Quintanilla en conversación con Willard Díaz

El lenguaje de la escritura

Arequipa 2016, 
La escritora, académica y crítica literaria Margo Glantz (México), miembro de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua y Doctora en Letras Hispánicas por la Universidad de la Sorbona, y autora de libros como Las genealogías o el reciente Por breve herida; y el ensayista y filósofo peruano Pablo Quintanilla, Doctor en Filosofía por la Universidad de Virginia y magíster en filosofía por la Universidad de Londres (King’s College), especializado en filosofía del lenguaje y epistemología conversan con Willard Díaz sobre su lenguaje literario particular, el proceso de la escritura y sus trabajos más recientes.
Margo Glantz y Pablo Quintanilla en conversación con Willard Díaz

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Chang-rae Lee, Luke Sutherland, Nadeen Aslam

Hay Discovery Fictions

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three more break-through novels. Selected by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American novelists under forty, the South Korean-born Lee's thrid novel Aloft is the portrait of Jerry Battle. Whitbread-shortlisted Sutherland's Venus as a Boy is the story of a boy's mithical journey from a bullied and heartbroken childhood in Orkney and the sort of sex that makes people see angels, to a man in a room in Soho whose flesh is turning to gold. Aslam's Maps for Lost Lovers is set in a northern English town where two Pakistani boys Jugnu and Chanda, disappear. Chanda's brothers are arrested for murder.

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Jonathan Safran Foer

Extremely Lous and Incredibly Close

Hay Festival 2005, 
The American's second novel is a work of genius exploring the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre. He talks to Peter Florence.

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Louis de Bernieres and The Antonius Players

Hay Festival 2005, 
The poet and his ensemble return with a programme of poetry and music from the British Islesincluding Purcell, traditional music from Scotland and Ireland and variations on Greensleeves.

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In Other Words: The New Welsh Review Translation Platform

Hay Festival 2004, 
As Europe enlarges her political and cultural borders NWR Editor Francesca Rhydderch hosts this exploration of linguistic exchange with bi-;ingual poet Gwyenth Lewis, Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation Amanda Hopkinson and Editor of Modern Poetry in Translation David Constantine.

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Andrew Roberts

What Might Have Been

Hay Festival 2004, 
The acclaimed historian, author of Napolean and Wellington, HItler and Churchill, Eminent Churchillians and  The Holy Fox asks, WHat if Lenin had been assassinated on arrival at Finland Station, St Petersburg in 1917?

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Jours de Papier en conversación con Carmen Rioja

Querétaro 2016, 

Los mexicanos Tania Camacho y Esteban Martínez son los autores de un exitoso y novedoso web comic llamado Jours de Papier, la vida sensual de Tania y Esteban, un manual de supervivencia para la pareja moderna, con más de 300,000 seguidores, que ha sido convertido en libro. Conversan con la escritora y gestora cultural Carmen Rioja.

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Simon Signh

Big Bang

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book asks: What is the Big Bang? Who came up with the idea and why do we believe in it? The illustrated lecture will also include Led Zeppelin, the Teletubies and a gherkin.

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Michelle Paver

Hay Festival 2005, 
Wolf Brother is a universal story of friendship survival and betrayal that carries you back thousands of years to the ancient darkness of a prehistoric forest, to a world steeped in magic and elemental terror, of tree spirits and Hidden People.
(Age 9+)

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Literaturas indígenas

Arequipa 2015, 
El mohawk Gerald Taiaiake Alfred es profesor del Departamento de Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de Victoria, Canadá. Su libro Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom  fue nombrado en 2010 por la Asociación de Estudios Indígenas y Americanos Nativos como uno de los trabajos más influyentes en los estudios de los nativos. Jorge Alejandro Vargas Prado hace una defensa del quechua como lengua de transmisión actual en su último libro, el poemario T'ikray. Les entrevistará William Straw, profesor en el Departamento de Historia del Arte y Comunicación de la Universidad McGill (Quebec, Canadá).

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Heston Blumenthal

Hay Festival 2004, 
The superb chef, whose Fat Duck restaurant at Bray was recently awarded the exceptional third Michelin star, demonstartes his spectacular command of the science of cooking, his culinary aesthetic (the man who gave the world snail porridge), and the brilliant and imaginative recipes from his new book Family Food.

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James Hall

Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body

Hay Festival 2005, 
The art critic and author of The World as Sculpture exaamines the Renaissance master's revolutionary depiction of the human form in sculpture, drawing and paint.

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Karen Armstrong talks to Joan Bakewell

Hay Festival 2004, 
America's need to educate itself about Islam post 9/11 established the former nun as one of the world's most respected theologians, a bridge between cultures and the three Abrahamic faiths. Her memoir The Spiral Staircase relates her writing career to her personal odyssey.

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Matt Collings

Matt's Old Masters

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Y(oung) B(ritish) A(rtists) prophet and Channel 4 art critic turns his ironic gaze and entering pen on the greatest of the 'proper' painters of the past: Titan, Rubens, Velazquez and Hogarth. Who's radical now?

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Benjamin Zephaniah

Hay Festival 2004, 
The mesmerising vegan, rastfarian dub/rap poet performs for a young and family audience.

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Héctor Abad Faciolince, Renato Cisneros y Jeremías Gamboa en conversación con Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

Familia y literatura II

Arequipa 2016, 
La importancia de la familia en la identidad del individuo es un asunto que no solo concierne a la vida cotidiana sino también a la literatura. Así, la familia se convierte en uno de los grandes temas para escritores como los que nos acompañan hoy, conversando sobre la temática familiar en sus obras. Con Héctor Abad Faciolince (Colombia), autor de El olvido que seremos; Renato Cisneros (Perú), autor de La distancia que nos separa; y Jeremías Gamboa (Perú), autor de Contarlo todo.
Héctor Abad Faciolince, Renato Cisneros y Jeremías Gamboa en conversación con Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

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Juan Cárdenas y Guadalupe Nettel en conversación con Eduardo Rabasa

Querétaro 2016, 

Dos autores latinoamericanos imprescindibles conversan con el editor y escritor Eduardo Rabasa sobre sus últimos trabajos. Con Juan Cárdenas (Colombia), autor de las novelas Los estratos (Premio Otras Voces, Otros Ámbitos 2014) y Ornamento; y Guadalupe Nettel (México), autora de libros como Pétalos, Después del invierno (Premio Herralde de Novela 2014) y El matrimonio de los peces rojos.

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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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Janine di Giovanni and Jeremy Bowen talk to Michael Buerk

War Correspondence

Hay Festival 2004, 
Di Giovanni's Madness Visible is an account of the award-winning war correspondent's life on the front line in the Balkans. Bowen's Six Days examines how the 1967 war has shaped the Middle East.

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Kathleen Taylor

Brainwashing

Hay Festival 2005, 
Brainwashing inspires fear and fascination. How can people believe such strange and often dangerous notions as, for example, some cults and terrorists do? The eminent neuroscientist put the brain back into brainwashing to reveal the emerging science of belief.