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Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd

Come Together

Hay Festival 1999, 
The writing partnership of Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd read from and answer questions about their collaboration on their extravagantly heralded novel, one of the publishing triumphs of the year.

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Helen Fielding talks to John Walsh

Hay Festival 2002, 
The creator of Bridget Jones in a rare interview about her writing, comedy, and Hollywood.

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Valeria Gallo y Carlos Vélez en conversación con Julieta Díaz Barrón

Ilustrando para niños

Querétaro 2017, 
Cuentos, novelas juveniles, libros de imágenes…la creatividad e inventiva de los ilustradores especializados en literatura infantil y juvenil no tiene límites. Dos destacados ilustradores mexicanos, Valeria Gallo, con formación de diseño, experiencia televisiva en Canal ONCE y autora de las ilustraciones de libros publicados en México, Brasil y España; y Carlos Vélez, ilustrador, amante del cómic y autor de las ilustraciones de libros como La noche de los batracios, con texto de Martha Riva Palacio, conversan con Julieta Díaz Barrón sobre sus trabajo.
A partir de 10 años 

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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.

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The Roundhouse Poetry Collective

Live at Hay

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.

The Roundhouse Poetry Collective

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Maddox on Yeats

What's Liking Got To Do With It?

Hay Festival 1999, 
In writing her new biography of W.B.Yeats, George's GhostsBrenda Maddox found Yeat's belief that he and his young wife spent five years of communication with spirits an initial obstacle. She talks with psychotherapist Susie Orbach author of The Impossibility of Sex about how this supposed magic worked - to save the Yeats's marriage and give Yeats the metaphors for his late great poetry. But do biographers, or therapists, need to like the people they are analysing?

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Melvyn Bragg

Crossing the Lines

Hay Festival 2003, 
We are delighted to launch the new, third novel in what is becoming a significant twentieth century series. W H Smith Award-winner, Bragg follows the story of Joe from A Son of War from working class Wigton to the gleaming spires of Oxford in 1950s Britain where profound changes are taking place in morals, religion, music and class.

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John Julius Norwich

Byzantium

Hay Festival 1998, 
On the 545th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople John Julius Norwich tells the story of the decline and fall of the Byzantine Empire, which lasted 1,123 years.

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Richard Ingrams

The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Oldie Editor offers a vivid and perceptive account of the great nineteenth-cenury English radical and author of Rural Rides. Chaired by Palash Dave.

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Bob Geldof

Hay Festival 2005, 
The musician marks the twentieth anniversary of Live Aid talking about Africa Commission, the G8, and launches his book Geldof in Africa.

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Peter Rabbit 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, Saturday 4 June, 5:30 pm.

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Malcolm Gladwell talks to Jim Ledbetter

The Time Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
The business guru, author of The Tipping Point and now Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking suggests how we can hone and nurture intuition; how we might fundamentally transform our relationships, the way we consume, create and communicate; how we run our businesses and even our societies.

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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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Dave Harker and Marion Walls

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Hay Festival 2005, 
Reg Johnson of The Robert Tressell Estate introduces this expert discussion of Robert Tressell's 1914 classic of socialism and political awakening.

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Valeria Parrella and Gernot Wolfram

Hay Festival 2004, 
This is the third year of the project conceived with our partners at Festivaletteratura Mantova, Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin, and the Bjornsonfestivalen in Molde. Four young writers from across Europe are commissioned to write a story on the theme of Monsters. They visit each of the Festivals and discuss the themes of their work and the cultural translation involved in international publication. In this first session, Parella, the Italian writer is joined by the German author Wolfram.

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Coup D'Etat

Dhaka 2013, 
Nadeem Aslam and K Anis Ahmed talk about how power corrupts with, Sandip Roy

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Ben Shephard

After Daybreak: The Liberation of Belsen

Hay Festival 2005, 
British troops entered Bergen-Belsen in April 1945. By June they had saved 46,000 prisoners from typhoid and starvation, but 14,000 died. The historian examines the medical relief and it's planning.

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Peter Rabbit 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Hop along to this charming interactive puppet show where The Tale of Peter Rabbit is brought to life.
(Age 4-7)

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Owen Sheers, Joseph Fiennes, Josie Rourke

Unicorns, Almost

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer, the actor and the director discuss their work in progress on Sheers' stage adaptation of the life and poetry of World War II poet Keith Douglas with Peter Florence.

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Recreando historia

Arequipa 2015, 

La directora de teatro y dramaturga peruana Mariana de Althaus es una de las figuras hispanas más afianzadas del panorama teatral actual. Sus obras se han presentado en festivales internacionales como el Festival Mirada (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Santiago a Mil (Chile) y Festival de Cádiz (España). Por su parte, Bacha Caravedo es un guionista y director de cine limeño (Perro guardián) que adaptará al cine la obra de De Althaus, El sistema solar. Ambos conversarán sobre cine, teatro y adaptaciones literarias al mundo del celuloide con Miguel Barreda Delgado, cineasta arequipeño que ha estrenado recientemente el largometraje Encadenados.

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The World of Quinten Blake

Hay Festival 2003, 
The world's greatest illustrator, Britain's first Children's Laureate and the genius behind hundreds of books like Clown, Zagazoo, The Green Ship, Fantastic Daisy Artichoke and the extraordinary and prolific collaboration with Roald Dahl, creates magic before your eyes and talks about his imagination and drawing.

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Tony Prater

The RSPB Cymru Lecture

Hay Festival 2005, 
The RSPB's Head of Conservation celebrates the joy of the graceful red kite and the powerful peregrine falcon as he explains the chequered history of birds of prey in Wales, from periods of severe persecution in the early twentieth century, through the pesticide problems in the 1960s to the current recovery phase.

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Allan Sutherland

Hidden Dragons

Hay Festival 2004, 
Sutherland is the editor of a sparkling and surprising new anthology of prose and poetry d=from writers who are disabled. He gives a personal view of the editing process in conversation with Maggie Hampton of Arts Disability Wales.

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Robert Elms talks to Paul Blezard

The Way We Were

Hay Festival 2005, 
Face editor and cult radio host on his obsession with fashion.

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Cristina Manzano and Sam Wilkin in conversation with Andy Mackay

Segovia 2018, 
Throughout the world coexistence is continuously scrutinised in present democracies for the inequality between the elite and the rest of society. Cristina Manzano, journalist specialised in global matters and director of the digital medium EsGlobal, and Brown University Professor Sam Wilkin, author of Wealth Secrets of the One Percent: A Modern Manual to Getting Marvellously, Obscenely Rich, discuss the status of these significant current affairs with Andy Mackay, director of the British Council in Spain.