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Carmen Boullosa en conversación con Xavi Ayén

Querétaro 2016, 

El periodista y escritor Xavi Ayén conversa una autora que ha abordado la problemática del narco desde una interesante perspectiva: la mexicana Carmen Boullosa, cuya obra, traducida a diez idiomas, incluye 17 novelas (la más reciente, Texas, 2013), poesía y ensayo, género en el que se inscribe su último trabajo, Narco historia, escrito junto con Mike Wallace.

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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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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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Jennifer Johnston, Kamila Shamsie, Tash Aw

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
The multi-award winning Irish novelist Johnston intrduces her Grace and Truth. Shamsie's Karachi story Broken Verses spans a generation. Aw's The Harmony Silk Factory is set in his native Malaysia in the 1930s. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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Anne Fines talks to Terence Blacker

Hay Festival 1999, 
The pre-eminent children's writer and creator of Madame Doubtfire talks about her adult novel Telling Liddy. She "writes like an angel: flawless prose, perfect pitch, and a follow-through that knocks the wind from your lungs" Scotland on Sunday

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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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Sara Barnard, Muhammad Khan and Laura Wood

The Bookseller YA Book Prize Panel

Hay Festival 2019, 

The YA Book Prize singles out the best new young adult fiction every year. Join shortlisted authors Sara Barnard (Goodbye, Perfect), Muhammad Khan (I Am Thunder) and Laura Wood (A Sky Painted Gold) for a discussion of their books and the the importance of YA fiction. Chaired by Sian Cain, Online Books Editor at the Guardian.

14+

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Cerrie Burnell

The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth

Hay Festival 2019, 

Celebrated children’s author and former CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell presents her magical novel The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth. Meet Minnow, a seafaring girl with an incredible underwater ability, who goes on a journey from Brighton to Iceland to Barbados with her friend Raife on a mission to rescue her mother. Follow the call of the wild deep and be immersed in an event with mermaids, sharks and a magical mystery to be solved. Cerrie will share fascinating shark facts, reveal her top storytelling tips, and inspire children to go on their own creative writing adventures.

9+

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Bangla Poetry over the last Millenia

Dhaka 2013, 

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Gerald Martin

Arequipa 2015, 
Gerald Martin, profesor y crítico de literatura hispanoamericana, conversará sobre el proceso de escritura de una biografía, sobre los problemas que entraña todo el proceso de documentación y búsqueda de información. Gerald es conocido por su cuidada y extensa edición crítica de Hombres de maíz, del escritor guatemalteco Miguel Ángel Asturias, y sobre todo por su detallada biografía de Gabriel García Márquez (Gabriel García Márquez. Una vida). Actualmente está escribiendo una sobre Mario Vargas Llosa. 

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Alan Yentob

Artists on Film

Hay Festival 2003, 
The BBC's creative leader introduces the Artists on Film Trust progect which collects film of visual artists at work and in interview that was started when rare footage of Monet and Renoir was discovered.

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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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Bivash Roy Chowdhury, Rafique-um-Munir Chowdhury, Hamim Kamrul Haque, Jewel Mostafiz, Badrun Nahar.

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Bivash Roy Chowdhury, Rafique-um-Munir Chowdhury, Hamim Kamrul Haque, Jewel Mostafiz, Badrun Nahar. Moderated by Muhammad Muhsin.

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Roger Kimball

Political Correctness

Hay Festival 2003, 
Kimball is one of America's leading cultural critics and editior of the magazine New CriterionHis latest book is Lives of the Mind.

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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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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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Gill Lewis

The Closest Thing to Flying

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Gill Lewis as she discusses her thoughtful and wide-ranging new novel, which explores the plight of refugees in the UK, the origins of the RSPB and the beginnings of the women’s suffrage movement. Gill weaves together all of these strands and shares her own journey to becoming an author.

9+

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Nick Sharratt

Animal Pants

Hay Festival 2019, 

"Pants for iguanas and ravenous piranhas, groovy pants for gibbons, with pictures of bananas!" Come and join Nick Sharratt as he introduces his latest hilarious picture book.

3+

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Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich

Honey & Co: At Home – Middle Eastern Recipes From Our Kitchen

Hay Festival 2019, 

The charismatic, award-winning chefs behind the Honey & Co empire introduce and demo their scrumptious new cookbook. From breads to bakes, salads to sweets, there is something for everyone in this celebration of Middle Eastern cooking. They offer authentic recipes like Jerusalem sesame bread filled with harissa and lemon chicken, a crisp salad with saffron-poached pears and walnut tahini, a fish pastilla and a rabbit stifado. The mouth-watering recipes featured in this book are quick and simple to make. Whip them up for lunch or a weekend meal without forward planning, special ingredients or fancy equipment – these will quickly become staple recipes that you, your friends and family will revisit again and again.

Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich

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Chanchal Ashraf, Shakhawat Tipu, Sohel Hassan Galib, Shamset Tabrejee.

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Chanchal Ashraf, Shakhawat Tipu, Sohel Hassan Galib, Shamset Tabrejee. Moderated by Farid Kabir.

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Bryan Magee

The Story of Philosophy

Hay Festival 1999, 
The philosopher makes the introductions "As a popularizer of Philosophy, Magee is unsurpassed" - The Times.

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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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Brenda Maddox

A Tale of Two Chemists

Hay Festival 2003, 
The award-winning biographer looks at the lives and legacies of Rosalind Franklin, the woman whose work led James Watson to the DNA double helix; and Margaret Thatcher, the first British woman Prime Minister.

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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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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+)