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Virginia Nicholson, C.K Stead

Among the Bohemians

Hay Festival 2004, 
In her study of the era, Nicholson explores the lives and work of the Bloomsbury set including Dylan and Caitlin Thomas, Augustus John and her grandmother, Vanessa Bell. Stead conjures the same set in his novel Mansfield, a fictionalised account of his fellow New Zealander and Bloomsbury star Katherine Mansfield.

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Sgrin Cymru Screening/Q & A

Five award-winning Sghorts

Hay Festival 2005, 
The DM Davies Award is the largest short film prize in Europe and is presented at the Cardiff Screen Festival. Berwyn Rowlands will show five award-winning films and talk with previous award-winning film-makers Chris Forster and Arwel Gruffudd.

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Lucy Moore

Hay Festival 2005, 
Tiger hunts, rxotic places and lavish ceremonies in the historian's Maharanis: The Lives and Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses from the rise and fall of the Raj to the Indian Mutiny and Independence. Chaired by Palash Dave. 

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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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Vicki Goodwin

Open University Breakfast 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
In this first of four weekday OU sessions, the expert explores Living with Dyslexia in a World of Books.

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Hay Writer's Circle

Hay Festival 2005, 
New work from the well-established and highly regarded group. All welcome.

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Arnold Wesker

All About Love

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this forth performance the playwright reads his libretto Grief, the three short monologues The Four Seasons, and the classic Love Letters on Blue Paper. 

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Brian Platt

Cartoon Masterclass

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Hay cartoonist teavhes the basic principles outlined in his book How to DRaw Cartoons. No previous experience required.

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Julia Eccleshare, Bali Rai, Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three of the country's best authors and the Guardian's Children's Books Editor argue the case for their favourite children's classic. Come along to hear which books inspired them, and why.

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Nigel Calder

Magic Universe

Hay Festival 2004, 
Subtitled The Oxford Guide to Modern Science, Clader's latest book ranges from quarks and galaxies to genes and brain wiring. He'll encapsulate it by explaining 'why the top experts are usually wrong!'

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Tony Lewis

Taking Fresh Guard

Hay Festival 2004, 
England Cricket Captain, Test Match Special commentator, MCC President and Chairman of large parts of Wales' establishment: the gifted raconteur tells the tales.

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Empress Dowager CIXI

Dhaka 2014, 
Jung Chang talks to Nilanjann Roy about the most important woman in CHinese history. Empress Dowager Cixi abolished foot binding, introduced railways, electricity and industry , inaugurated women's liberation and embarked on the path to introducing parliamentary elections in China.

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Antonio Carluccio talks to Sarah Miller

The Condé Nast Traveller Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
The chef, raconter and funghiphile talks and tastes Italian food, Welsh mushrooms and British gastronomy.

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I. C. Rapoport talks Jeni Williams

Aberfan: The Days After

Hay Festival 2005, 
On 21 October 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a tip of coal waste slid onto the village of Aberfan in South Wales. The photographer shows and discusses his photodocumentary of the community in the aftermath of the disaster.

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Ian Rankin

Fleshmarket Close

Hay Festival 2005, 
The great Edinburgh crimewrite discusses his latest Inspector Rebus novel with Raj Persaud.

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Anthony Sattins, Tom Stacey, Giles Milton

Africa Hands

Hay Festival 2004, 
Sattin is the author of The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery and the Search for Timbuktu. Milton has written White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africs's One Million European Slaves. Stacey's Tribe: The Hidden History of the Mountains of the Moon is the hidden history of the Ruwenzori Mountains, the glacier crowned range in the heart of equatorial Africa.

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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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Frank Foer, Trevor Fishlock, Revel Guest

Globetrotters

Hay Festival 2004, 
Foer examines the most popular form of globalization and its political repercussions in How Soccer Explains the World. In Conquerors of Time Fishlock tells the story of the seafearers, engineers, inventors and trailblazers who built the sinews of transport and communication that held together the British Empire. They talk to the Trailblazers producer Revel Guest.

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Emily Perkins, Ali Smith, Jeanette Winterson

Short Stories

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three of the finest exponents of the form read and discuss the art of the short story. Perkins is the author of Not Her Real Name, Smith's latest collection is The Whole Story and Other Stories, Winterson, an avowed fan of Chekov, Angela Carter and fairy stories has published one collection The World and Other Stories.

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Octavius Black and Sebastian Bailey

The Mind Gym: wake your mind up

Hay Festival 2005, 
A practical and lively workout for your mind from the authors of this bestseller. Discover how to change the way you think so you get less stressed, more time, stronger relationships and simple solutions to age-old problems. A no-brainer?

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Wales Book of the Year 2005

Hay Festival 2005, 
The announcement introducing the six shortlisted writers (three in English, three in Welsh) who wil be appearing. Simultaneous translation will be available. Hosted by Francesca Rhydderch.

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Richard Hallion

Taking Flight

Hay Festival 2004, 
A century after the Wright brother's historic flight on 17 December 1903, Hallion looks at the pioneers of air travel from early hot air ballons to the jet age.

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Garth Nix

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Australian fantasy superstar entertains with tales from the third book in the Keys to the Kingdom series, Drowned Wednesday, in which our hero, Arthur Penhaligon, finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing-laced gunpowder and a vast and ever-hungry beast.
(Age 10-14)

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Claire Armistead, Julia Eccleshare, Jacqueline Wilson and friends

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Hay Festival 2005, 
Announcement of the longlist. Here's your chance to ask the experts what they think of your favourite books and to join our young critics' competition.

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Katharine Hollabird

Angelina Ballerina 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Katharine will share Angelina stories and then welcome in the mouse herself. Wear your tutu and join the dance.
(Ages 4-7)