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Josceline Dimbleby talks to Katie Hickman

A Profound Secret

Hay Festival 2004, 
The writer describes her quest to discover the truth about her great-grandmother, May Gaskell, who was the last great love of the pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones. 'She has constructed a compelling romance (complete with mystery) ... The whole book is deeply satisfying' (Michael Holroyd)

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Poetry. David Huerta and Alberto Ruy Sánchez in conversation with Alejandro del Castillo

Querétaro 2017, 

Two outstanding Mexican poets and writers will talk to Alejandro del Castillo about their latest work. With David Huerta, author of the essay on poetry El vaso de tiempo, and Alberto Ruy Sánchez, author of the poetic diary Luz del colibrí.

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Azar Nafisi

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Hay Festival 2004, 
For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature: Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller and Lolita. 'We were, to borrow from Nabokov, to experience how the ordinary pebble of oridinary life could be transformed into a jewel through the magic eye of fictiion'.

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Hugh Lupton

True Thomas

Hay Festival 2004, 
Beyond The Border Festival commissioned the great British storyteller to create a new work, based on an incident ('a tale that has always been told in whispers') in the life of his Welsh Victorian great great-grandfather, Thomas Gee. The result is True Thomas, a praise song for Thomas Gee, about his encounter with The Other World. With musicians Chris Wood and Ceri Rhys Matthews.

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The Economist Debate

The Energy Revolution

Hay Festival 2004, 
Are we entering the end of the oil era, on the cusp of transition to a post-fossil-fuel world? Some experts worry about the scarcity of oil, while others point to its environmental and geopolitical costs. How will people in Britain and the developing world be effected by an energy revolution? 

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Benjamin Zephaniah and Oi Va Voi

Hay Festival 2004, 
The dynamic and brilliant dub poet performs his adult, reggae-driven poetry in the first half, and then the cult fusion band parties after the interval. Oi Va Voi draw on the disparate musical experiences including traditional klezmer performances, DJing out leftfield jazz, Latin and drum and bass.

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Liniers en conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz

Arequipa 2016, 
El dibujante Liniers (Argentina) es el admirado autor de la viñeta Macanudo, que se publica en países como Argentina o España, Liniers además ha realizado varias portadas para el New Yorker y es uno de los dibujantes más importantes e influyentes del momento. Conversará con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz sobre su trabajo.

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Margo Glantz en conversación con Juan Carlos Valdivia

Arequipa 2016, 
La escritora, ensayista, crítica y académica Margo Glantz (México) fue galardonada con el prestigioso Premio Iberoamericano de Narrativa Manuel Rojas 2015. Miembro de número de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, también ha recibido otros galardones como el Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz por su novela El rastro (2003), el Premio Xavier Villaurrutia por su novela Síndrome de naufragios (1984) y el Premio fil de Literatura en Lenguas Romances (antes Juan Rulfo). La autora de la celebrada Las genealogías, ávida tuitera y hablante más que solvente de varios idiomas, cuenta entre sus últimos trabajos con Coronada de moscas, Yo también me acuerdo y el reciente Por breve herida. En conversación con Juan Carlos Valdivia.
Margo Glantz en conversación con Juan Carlos Valdivia

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George Carey talks to Mary Loudon

Hay Festival 2004, 
The 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury discusses his memoir Know The Truth. At the time of going to press the book is under embargo. Woman priests, gay Bishops, Christian fundamentalism, the morality of War and how to hold together the Anglican Communion of 400 million people across the globe may all be on the agenda.

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Jonathan Freedland talks to Joan Bakewell

Jacob's Gift

Hay Festival 2005, 
The journalist explores his newbord son's Jewish inheritance. Freedland digs deep into his own family's past, telling the story of three remarkable people, each of whom came up with radically different answers to a quintessentially modern dilemma: how to live as a minority in the modern world.

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Jeannette Winterson

Lighthousekeeping

Hay Festival 2004, 
The author of The PowerbookThe Passion and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit presents her new novel. Her writing is poetically rich, politically exciting and of the rarest sensibility. But what thrills you is her passion - for art, for language, and for love. She demands much of her readers, and rewards in equal measure.

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Lynne Truss

Eats, Shoots and Leaves

Hay Festival 2004, 
The author talks about her acute, elegant and witty Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation and her delightful comic fictions Going Loco and Tennyson's Gift.

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John Sergeant, Robin Cook, John Kampfner

Hay Festival 2004, 
Post-watershed Westminster from the former BBC Political Reporter, author of Give Me Ten Seconds, the former Foreign Secretary and Kampfner, author of Blair's Wars.

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Treasures in Texts

Dhaka 2014, 
The father of Conceptual Art in Myanmar, Po Po, taught himself art history by salvaging texts from magazines found in old bookshops within his nation's closed borders, while Bangladeshi artists Mustafa Zamen and Naeem Mohaiemen use found texts and images to convey their ideas. Chaired by Diana Campbell Betancourt.

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Intelligence Squared Debate

Hay Festival 2004, 
BBC World anchor Nik Gowing chairs this debate on foreign policy and world affairs.

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Marian Keyes

Hay Festival 2004, 
The best-selling novelist gives a special preview of her forthcoming The Other Side of the Story, a novel set in the world of publishing about love, loyalty, glass ceilings and survival tactics - and what to do when you get your chance for revenge.

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Adrian Forty

Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture

Hay Festival 2004, 
Forty's analysis of the complex relationship between language and architecture thrillingly opens up new understandings of form and space.

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Salman Rushdie

Cuentos maravillosos.

Xalapa 2014, 
Salman Rushdie, autor de la celebrada novela Hijos de la medianoche, ganadora del Premio Booker en 1981, es por unanimidad uno de los autores más celebrados de nuestro tiempo. Con más de 11 novelas y una aclamada y honesta autobiografía (Joseph Anton. Memorias del tiempo de la fatua), Rushdie nos ofrecerá una especial conferencia sobre los “cuentos maravillosos” del Este, como Las Mil y Una Noches, Ramayana, Mahabharata o Panchatantra y el impacto de esas obras en su propia escritura, así como su influencia alrededor del mundo, incluyendo el “realismo mágico”. También hablará sobre la importancia de la ficcionalidad de la ficción, de la tradición de la fantasía versus la tradición realista.

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Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Producers

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the Working Title partners whose films range from My Beautiful Launderette to Four Weddings and a Funeral, Fargo and Bridget Jones. 

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El oficio de vender las palabras

Arequipa 2015, 
Cómo vender libros, historias, relatos, palabras. En torno a esta cada vez más ardua tarea reflexionan los editores Malcolm Otero Barral (Malpaso Ediciones) y Sergio Vilela (Editorial Planeta Colombia), junto con la agente literaria Anna Soler-Pont, de Pontas Literary & Film Agency. Modera la charla Arthur Zeballos Herrera, editor de La Travesía Editora (Arequipa).

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Bogotá39 2017 III. Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Brenda Lozano and Felipe Restrepo Pombo in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

The Bogotá39 2017 selection, promoted by the Hay Festival, seeks to focus attention on and celebrate Latin American fiction writers. At this event, the writers Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba), author of La tribu; Brenda Lozano (Mexico), author of Cómo piensan las piedras and Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia), author of Formas de evasion. In conversation with Mariana H.

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Joe Sacco en conversación con Julio Villanueva Chang

Más allá del periodismo

Arequipa 2016, 
Joe Sacco (Malta) es probablemente uno de los periodistas y dibujantes más conocidos del mundo por su trabajo investigando e informando sobre situaciones de conflicto y emergencia en diversos lugares del mundo. Obras suyas como Palestina, Notas al pie de Gaza o Gorazde, zona segura, han definido un género entre el reportaje, la novela gráfica y el ensayo visual que ha influido profundamente en cómo percibimos y reflexionamos sobre estos sucesos. En conversación con Julio Villanueva Chang.
Joe Sacco en conversación con Julio Villanueva Chang

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Rageh Omar talks to Nik Gowing

Hay Festival 2004, 
The international affairs journalists discuss the society and community od Iraq before and during the bombardment of Baghdad in 2003 and in the subsequent period of Allied administration. Omaar is the author of Revolution Day: The HUman Story of the Battle for Iraq.

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Timothy West and Jamie Glover

Nearest and Dearest Enemy

Hay Festival 2004, 
This anthology takes a wide ranging journey through English and classic literature, from Oedipus to the present day. Poems, prose and dramatic extracts illustrate the tragic and comic expression of this most fundamental conflict between father and son.

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Bamber Gasgoine

How to Identify Prints

Hay Festival 2004, 
Is the print in your hand a woodcut, an etching or a lithograph? The scholar and broadcaster introduces the history of printmaking and reveals the detective work involved in formal identification.