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Tim Collins talks to Rosie Boycott

Rules of Engagement

Hay Festival 2005, 
The army Colonel talks for the first time about the accusations of war crimes levelled against him in Iraq, and reveals the truth about US behaviour during the conflit.

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Melvyn Bragg

The Adventure of English

Hay Festival 2004, 
How the guttural language that came over to the fifth-century Britain with Germanic invaders saw off Norse, Welsh, Latin and French, and became the great, acquisitive global currency of today.

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Carl Djerassi

Smuggling Science to the Page or Stage: From the Pill to Newton

Hay Festival 2004, 
The inventor of the birth-control pill is the author of This Man's Pill and now a consideration of Newton Newton's Darkness. He is also an acclaimed playwright, and has danced over the barriers between art and science for decades. He discusses the connections.

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Juan Bonilla en conversación con Yael Weiss

Xalapa 2014, 
Juan Bonilla es autor de novelas, poemas, ensayos y relatos; entre sus obras destacan El Estadio de Mármol, Yo soy, yo eres, yo es, Nadie conoce a nadie, una novela llevada a la gran pantalla por el director Mateo Gil, y Los príncipes nubios (Premio Biblioteca Breve de Seix Barral). Además, es coordinador de la revista Zut. Juan Bonilla presentará Prohibido entrar sin pantalones, novela protagonizada por el poeta revolucionario ruso Vladimir Maiakovski con la que ha ganado la primera edición de la Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa en 2014.
Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española

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Anna Funder, Anne Applebaum

East is East

Hay Festival 2003, 
Terror States in the old Eastern Europe with Funder, author of Stasiland: tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany, and Applebaum, author of Gulag, a study of the Soviet labour camps which were once scattered across Russia from the White Sea to the Black Sea, and from the Arctic circle to the plains of Central Asia. Chaired by the film-maker Simon Finch.

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Roger Scruton

Goodwill Hunting

Hay Festival 1999, 
An open debate about the rights and wrongs of hunting.

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Joanna Bourke

Fear

Hay Festival 2005, 
What are we most afraid of? God? Pain? War? Terror? The historian and acclaimed author of Fear analyses our profoundest anxieties and who benefits from them.

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Yolanda Reyes

Xalapa 2014, 
La autora colombiana Yolanda Reyes presenta Los años terribles, un libro que cuenta la historia de tres chicas adolescentes y las experiencias que cada una de ellas vive de manera distinta: su primer amor, su relación con sus hermanos, los vínculos con sus amigas y la manera que tienen de enfrentarse a secretos familiares que marcarán sus vidas.
Edades: 10-13 años
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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Ian Ogilvy

Hay Festival 2004, 
Cult hero and children's author, Ian will talk about life after Saint-hood. From being TV heart-throb to creating the smelly, messy, heart-warming hero of Measle and the Wrathmonk, his magical new adventure story. Be the first in the know! 

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James Hawes, Robert Lewis, Charlie Williams

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Hawes introduces his satire Speak for England. Lewis talks about his blackest of black comedies The Last Llanelli Train. Williams' hero gets ensnared in the crap town Mangel in his novel Fags and Lager.

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Tim Bowler

Apocalypse

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Carnegie Award-winner's spellbinding Apocalypse is a terrifying story of a boy's desperate struggle to survive amid horrific circumstances. It is also a tale of hope, love and redemption. 
(Age 10+)

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Graphic Fiction - More than Words

Dhaka 2013, 
Karrie Fransman, Sarnath Banerjee, SJ Harris and Samit Basu discuss this exciting genre. Moderated by Rosie Boycott.

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Roy Hudd - Hiss and Boo

Hay Festival 1999, 
The inimitable comedian tops the bill when Britain's brightest and best Music Hall and Variety Company Hiss & Boo bring their gala of laughter, music and song to Hay on Bank Holiday Monday. Leave your inhibitions at home and come and be well and truly entertained.

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Howard Jacobson and Deborah Moggach

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Wodehouse Prize-winner launches his new novel The Making of Henry, a brilliant bawdy and agonizing comedy about changing your life and falling in love. Moggach's These Foolish Things is a glorious 'silver' comedy about Dunroamin, a converted guesthouse in Bangalore where British pensioners can enjoy the hot weather and mango juice with their gin.

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Francisco Hinojosa

Xalapa 2014, 
El popular narrador y poeta mexicano Francisco Hinojosa, autor de libros llenos de humor y fantasía como La peor señora del mundo, A golpe de calcetín y De domingo a lunes, entre muchos otros, contará en esta ocasión un cuento para niños.
Edades: 8-12 años

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Pura López Colomé y SJ Fowler en conversación con Rocío Cerón

Enemies/Enemigos.

Xalapa 2014, 

La coordinadora de este interesante proyecto de traduc- ción poética, Rocío Cerón, modera una conversación entre el poeta londinense y la poeta mexicana para debatir sobre cómo la traducción es un multiespacio de varios significados; el desencadenante de las nuevas creaciones a partir de la traducción de poesía, la traducción creativa, los usos indebidos de la lengua, etc. 

Con el apoyo del British Council

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Simon Blackburn

Lust

Hay Festival 2004, 
'Broadminded though we take ourselves to be, lust gets a bad press. It lives on the wrong side of the tracks, lumbers around elbowing its way into too much of our lives, and blushes when it comes into company'. The Cambridge Philosophy Don points to the work of David Hume, who saw lust not only as a sensual delight but also as a joy of the mind. 'Be proud of your lust, says the professor of pleasure.' (Daily Mail)

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David and Ben Crystal

Shakespeare Miscellany

Hay Festival 2005, 
The cult Linguistics Prof and his actor son work out their issues with Shakespeare, balancing scholarship and showbiz, language and passion: classic Crystal.

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Robin Dunbar

The Human Story

Hay Festival 2004, 
The evolutionary psychologist looks at new research into genetics, behaviour and psychology to examine the evolution of the human mind, with particular attention to the deep psychological and biological bases of music and religion.

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Honey Hunters

Dhaka 2014, 
Karthika Nair and Joelle Jolivet launch their beautifully illustrated book on the Sundarbans. With Munize Manzur. Supported by Alliance Francaise de Dhaka.

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Monty Roberts

Hay Festival 2005, 
The legendary horse whisperer talks to Revel Guest about his lifetime's work and latest book The Horses in my Life.

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70 años de luz: una mirada a la historia de la Universidad

Xalapa 2014, 
Evento conmemorativo por el 70 aniversario de la Universidad Veracruzana. Entre otros participarán: Dr. Carlos Pallán Figueroa, Dra. Esther Hernández Palacios, Dr. Helio Flores, Mtro. José Luis Rivas Vélez, moderados por la Dra. Sara Ladrón de Guevara, Rectora de la UV.
Co-organizado con la Universidad Veracruzana

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The Antonius Players with Louis de Bernieres

An evening of Medieval and Renaissance Music and Poetry

Hay Festival 2004, 
The consort will play flute trios and will also play keyboard, percussion, piccolo, mandolin and guitar music by T,Susato, T Campion, Henry VIII, T.Weelkes, G Mainerio and others. The writer and musician de Bernieres will read work by Petrarch, Michaelangelo, Jonson, Drayton, the words to Greensleeves and the T.Champion song 'Shall I come sweet love to thee'. The Antonius Players are Ilone Antonius, Sue Sabin and Tina Gandy.

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Noreena Hertz, Phillipe Sands, Michela Wrong

One World

Hay Festival 2005, 
Michael Buerk hosts this exploration of first and third world catastrophe. Hertz, the globalization expert,, is the author of IOU: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It. Sands is the author of Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules. Wrong's study of Eritrea is titled I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation.

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Antonella Lattanzi in conversation with Lorenzo de’ Medici

EUROPEANS

Segovia 2018, 
Antonella Latanzzi presents her latest novel, Una historia negra, an addictive thriller that deals with topics of raging news, such as the miseries that sustain a marriage where abuse prevails. A dark novel full of questions about the ambiguity and violence of love, which begins with a disappearance and does not stop until it uncovers the truth about everything that happened on a fateful summer night in Rome. Lattanzi proves to be a masterful author in the handling of ethical questions without renouncing the maximum literary requirement. The author talks with Lorenzo de’ Medici, current Renaissance, author of a large number of books and radio journalist.