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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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Anne Fine

Calling All Children

Hay Festival 2005, 
An hour with the Pied Piper of children's tales who was the second Children's Laureate between 2001 and 2003 and is twice winner of the Carnegie Medal. She has also won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award twice, and a Smarties Prize.
(Age 8+)

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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)

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Robert Bartlett

The Hanged Man

Hay Festival 2004, 
700 years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel named William Cragh to a wintry hill to be hanged. They placed a noose around his neck, droped him from the gallows, and later pronounced him dead. But Cragh later proved to be very much alive. Bartlett leads us deep into the world of lords, rebels, churchmen, papal inquisitors, and other individuals living at the time of conflict and conquest in Wales.

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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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Thomas Asbridge and Jonathan Phillips

The Crusades

Hay Festival 2004, 
In 1905 at the Clermont Council Pope Urban invented atrocities against Christian pilgrims commited by Muslims in Jerrusalem, so launching a hundred years of sanctimony, sadism and butchery that still resonates throughout the world today. Asbridge describes the First Crusade to capture Antioch and Jerusalem. Phillips recounts the travesty of the Forth Crusade in which Venetian capitalists contrived the sack of Constantinople, the Christian world's wealthiest and most cultured city, so ensuring centuries of Orthodox fury against Catholics.

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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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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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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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Eugenie Harvey and David Robinson

Change the World for a Fiver

Hay Festival 2005, 
The mega-selling authors find ways to live well and improve our world, exactly as it says on the book cover.

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Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart

Hay Festival 2005, 
The prolific and wildly entertaining author-illustrator team behind the best-selling Edge Chronicles won both the Smarties Gold Prize and the 4Children Special Award for Fergus Crane in 2004. They explore some of their delightfully disgusting creatures and the magical adventures of a boy, a winged mechanical horse and a mysterious flying box.
(Age 7-11)

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Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Anne Cassidy

Writing for Young Adults

Hay Festival 2005, 
What you can and cannot say when writing for young adults. Brooks' Candy is a tale of love and hope, but also one of drugs, violence and utter hopelessness. Carnegie Medal-winner Burgess is famous for his explicit and controversial novels, including Doing It and Bloodsong. Cassidy's Looking for JJ won the Booktrust Teenage Prize and is based, in part, on the cases of Mary Bell and the boys who killed the toddler Jamie Bulger.
(Age 14+)

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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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Roger Scruton

Goodwill Hunting

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

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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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Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 3

Second Interview

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above Monday 30 May, 11:30am, below, 2.30pm, 5.30pm.

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Ian Livingstone

Hay Festival 2005, 
Recipient of the BAFTA Special Award for outstanding contribution to the interactive entertainment and the gaming industry, Livingstone is the creator of the Fighting Fantast books of the 1980s; founder of the Games Workshop and chairman of the technology company behind Lara Croft, Championship Manager and Commandos. He has recently returned to books, his first love. Eye of the Dragon is the first Fighting Fantast title in ten years.

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Hilary Spurling

A Life of Henri Matisse

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954, the concluding volume of Spurling's magisterial biography situates the serenity, sensuality and radiance of the later work within the context of family trauma and the wreckage of World War II. Illustrated lecture.

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Sioned Davies

An Arthurian tale from The Mabinogion

Hay Festival 2005, 
Stepmothers, curses and heroes at the court of King Arthur. This reading of a new translation of How Cullwch won Olwen re-creates the performance of the medieval storyteller.

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Spheres of Cricket

Dhaka 2014, 
The award-winning journalist discusses the real stories that equally shaped and disturbed the world of cricket in the last decade. Chaired by Ahsan Akbar.

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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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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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Cathy Cassidy and Louise Rennison

Hay Festival 2005, 
Cassidy is the author of the beguiling Dizzy and Indigo Blue. Rennison's latest Georgia Nicholson story is called Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers. Raucous and all embracing, her personality is as engaging as her books.

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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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Lisa Jardine

Robert Hooke and the Art of Always Coming Second

Hay Festival 2004, 
Illuminating London's critical role in the emergence of modern science, the acclaimed biographer and critic rediscovers and decodes a great original thinker of indefatigable curiosity and imagination, a major figure in the seventeenth century intellectual and scientific revolution.