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The Roundhouse Poetry Collective

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Hay Festival 2019, 

The Roundhouse Poetry Collective is a group of some of the most exciting young, emerging poets in the country. Previous collective members include Jack Rooke, Caleb Femi and Cecilia Knapp. The group meets weekly to create and experiment under guidance from lead tutors Bridget Minamore (a former Poetry Collective member herself) and Cecilia Knapp. The Poetry Collective performs a mix of heartfelt, funny and challenging material, which they tour across the UK. We are delighted to present a selection of poems from this year’s collective.

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Fiona Mozley and Lisa McInerney in conversation with Peter Florence

Cartagena 2018, 

Fiona Mozley is an Irish author finalist for the ManBooker Prize with her debut novel Elmet. Lisa McInerney is an Irish writer, author of Glorious Heresies and The Blood Miracles, and winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. They will talk about their work with Peter Florence, founder of the Hay Festival.

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Mujeres, México y la violencia de género

Las Hijas de Violencia y Sanjuana Martínez en conversación con Juan Carlos Pérez

Querétaro 2016, 

El movimiento feminista en México lucha constantemente contra una sociedad machista y desigual en la que ser mujer conlleva múltiples desventajas y a menudo riesgos tan serios como la desaparición o la muerte. Colectivos como Las Hijas de Violencia o periodistas como Sanjuana Martínez dan voz a las inquietudes y demandas de mujeres mexicanas de todas las edades, que luchan por una sociedad igualitaria y segura en donde las personas, independientemente de su género o preferencia sexual, puedan vivir libremente y ejercer sus derechos. En conversación con el periodista de la BBC Juan Carlos Pérez.

Este evento sirve como preludio al encuentro de la BBC 100 mujeres en la Ciudad de México, que se celebrará en octubre de 2016

Con interpretación a Lengua de Señas Mexicana (LSM)

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Jorge Edwards

Arequipa 2015, 
El Premio Miguel de Cervantes 1999 Jorge Edwards (Santiago de Chile, 1931), es escritor, diplomático y periodista. Diplomático de carrera ente 1957 y 1973, también ha ejercido de embajador de Chile en Francia. Fundó, y posteriormente presidió, el Comité de Defensa de la Libertad de Expresión, formado por escritores y periodistas. Autor de numerosas novelas, cuentos y ensayos, entre su obra cabe destacar La casa de Dostoievski, Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América 2008, y El descubrimiento de la pintura (Mondadori, 2013), su última publicación. 

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Anna Wirz Justice

Light therapy: How, What, When and Why

Hay Festival 2003, 
How much light do you need? The international expert describes jow light therapy has entered establishment psychiatry and medicine through its success in improving winter depression and delineates the role of light for the biological clock, sleep and mood.

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Leon Kreitzman and Russell Foster

The Rhythms of Life

Hay Festival 2004, 
Why are people who work anti-social shifts more illness-prone and likely to die younger? What is jet-lag and can anything help? Why do teenagers refuse to get up in the morning, and are the rest of us really 'larks' or 'owls'? Why are most people born (and die) between three and five in the morning? Kreitzman and foster consult the biological clocks.

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Kim Manresa y Xavi Ayén en conversación con Josué Martínez

Xalapa 2014, 
Kim Manresa es un fotoperiodista cuyo trabajo tiene un elevado componente social. Ha fotografiado desde las figuras más sobresalientes de la literatura, hasta los grupos sociales más vulnerables del globo. Ha expuesto en París, Nueva York, Managua, Bangkok, Dakar o La Habana y recibido numerosos premios. Xavi Ayén, escritor y periodista de La Vanguardia, ha sido su compañero de viaje en estos últimos diez años en los que han recorrido el mundo para retratar a algunos de los más afamados ganadores del Premio Nobel de Literatura. Hablarán de esta experiencia con Josué Martínez.

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Recitations in English: Crossing Cultures

Dhaka 2013, 
Kamal Chowdhury, Asad Choudhury, Tishani Doshi, William Sieghart, Kaiser Haq and Syed Shamsul Haq.

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Rory Maclean

Hay Festival 1999, 
The author of the best-seller Stalin's Nose expands the boundries of travel writing by trampling the borders between fact and fiction. He reads from his new book Under the Dragon a vivid, passionate journey around beautiful, betrayed Burma.

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Sean O'Brien with Lily Dunn, Em Brett, RYth Valentine, Mandy Sutter, Iain Broome, John Beevers, Tony Williams, Byrony Doran

Matter Magazine

Hay Festival 2004, 
Poet, playwright and critic, O'Brien is joined by talented new voices from Sheffield Hallam MA in Creative Writing. In its fourth year, Matter has established itself as a unique and collectable anthology, combining beautiful design with excellent writing.

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Juliet Gardiner

Wartime Britain 1939-45

Hay Festival 2005, 
The historian has had access to a staggering wealth of rich, new material which covers all aspects of the conflict from conscription, rationing, propaganda and censorship to the plight of seperated families, lack of money, entertainment and victory.

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Sven Beckert en conversación con Gaby Wood

Querétaro 2016, 

Sven Beckert, profesor de Historia de América en la Universidad de Harvard, conversará con la periodista Gaby Wood, sobre su último libro, El imperio del algodón, un estudio sobre la formación del capitalismo moderno a través de la historia del algodón. Beckert ha recibido la Beca Guggenheim en Humanidades y fue finalista del Premio Pulitzer de Historia en 2015.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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Letters to a young woman disillusioned with democracy. José Woldenberg in conversation with Sergio Ortíz Leroux

Querétaro 2017, 

José Woldenberg, a political scientist and expert on the Mexican political system, presents Cartas a una joven desencantada de la democracia, a book that, in epistolary form, tackles the challenges, problems and complexities of Mexican democracy. A vital, critical book given the current political situation in which millions of young people, particularly young people, do not feel represented by their political system and in which it is necessary to question and analyse citizens’ participatory systems and institutions. In conversation with Sergio Ortíz Leroux.

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Saci Lloyd

Fictions: It's The End of the World As We Know It

Winter Weekend 2015, 

Welcome to a universe controlled by a megalomaniac Lolcat., where data pirates, zombies and infobots on surfboards roam free, and a war wages over cheese. A laugh-out-loud new sci-fi series from the Costa-shortlisted author. Perfect for devotees of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.

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Saci Lloyd

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Pablo Meyer y Guillermo Cecchi sobre ciencia

Xalapa 2014, 
Los investigadores Guillermo Cecchi y Pablo Meyer contarán en este evento cómo las nuevas tecnologías y el mundo digital han ayudado a desarrollar las investigaciones en el campo de la neurociencia, y el impacto que este tipo de estudios científicos tienen en nuestra vida cotidiana.

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GRANTA - The Best Young Novelists.

Dhaka 2013, 
Tahmima Anam and Ned Beauman, talk with Ellah Allfrey.

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José Manuel Rodríguez Canales, Pedro Salinas y Paola Ugaz en conversación con Giulio Valz-Gen

El Comercio conversa: La orden del Sodalicio

Arequipa 2016, 
Dos periodistas y un teólogo peruanos conversan con el periodista Giulio Valz-Gen sobre la orden del Sodalicio, institución presente en la historia reciente del Perú. Con José Manuel Rodríguez Canales, teólogo y docente, perteneciente a la orden del Sodalicio, y Paola Ugaz y Pedro Salinas, autores del libro de investigación sobre esta misma orden Mitad monjes, mitad soldados.

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J.M. Coetzee in conversation with Soledad Costantini

Cartagena 2018, 

The author, translator, linguist and literary critic, is without a doubt one of South Africa’s most important writers. Winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature, his novels, which are often allegorical or symbolic, question the narratives of multiculturalism. Few contemporary writers have managed to balance the claims of social justice with the aesthetic and technical demands of the novel in the way Coetzee has. He will talk to the publisher Soledad Costantini about the literatures of the South.

J.M. Coetzee in conversation with Soledad Costantini

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Rosemary Conley

Hay Festival 1999, 
Lunchtime with the diet guru, author of the world bestselling Hip and Thigh Diet and the delightfully wicked Low Fat Cookbook.

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Andrew Roberts

Hitler and Churchill

Hay Festival 2003, 
Developing the ideas of his popular TV series, prize-winning historian Andrew Roberts investigates the leadership techniques and rhetorical skills employed by Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, as well as the effect that each man's style of leadership had upon the outcome of the Secon World War.

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John Harris and Polly Tonybee and David Walker

Is Labour Working?

Hay Festival 2005, 
We test the new political water one month after the election. Harris is the author of So Now Who Do We Vote For? Tonybee and Walker co-wrote Better or Worse? Has Labour Delivered? Chaired by Jonathan Heawood.

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Ian McEwan

Hay Festival 2003, 
The writer, whose most recent novel was the global hit Atonement reads and talks to Peter Florence.

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Gabrielle Walker

Snowball Earth

Hay Festival 2003, 
The science-writer explores the theory that 700 million years ago, the earth was a vast, whited-out iceball. Paul Hoffman, a brilliant and irascible Harvard scientist, claims that a climactic cataclysm 700 million years ago triggered the great Cambrian Explosion, the hitherto unexplained moment in geological time when a profusion of complex life forms first sprang from the primordial soup. Walker tells his story.

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Ferdinand Mount

The TLS Lecture: Pepys the Novel

Hay Festival 1999, 
The Hawthornden-prizewinning novelist and TLS editor talks about the remarkable rebirth of the historical novel and recounts how a chance discovery in Pepys' diary led him to write Jem (and Sam), a Restoration saga of ambition and revenge, the second of his Tales of History and Imagination.

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Jenny Uglow

'Hogarth: Luxury and Excess in the Eighteenth Century'

Hay Festival 1999, 
In his penetrating satirical series like The Rakes Progress, and in his paintings of the polite and impolite society of his century, William Hogarth pulled the screen from the vices and follies of his day. In this talk, biographer Jenny Uglow gives a vivid account of his life, personality and work and shows his prints form part of the powerful debates about luxury, speculation and excess that troubled this new, thrusting commercial world.