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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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Julian Barnes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of Flaubert's Parrot, The Lemon Table and The Pendant in the Kitchen previews his forthcoming fiction Arthur & George.

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Siri Hustvedt talks to John Wilson

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the author of the compelling art-world emotional thriller, What i Loved.

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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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Ignacio Martínez de Pisón in conversation with Irma Gallo

Querétaro 2017, 

The Spanish writer Ignacio Martínez de Pisón presents his latest work, Derecho natural, in a conversation with Irma Gallo. The author of novels such as Carreteras secundarias (1996) and the award-winning non-fictional work Enterrar a los muertos (2005), winner of the Rodolfo Walsh and Dulce Chacón awards, tells the story of Ángel, a boy who passes from childhood to adult life during the Transition, the political process that restored democracy in Spain.

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David Starkey talks to Janice Hadlow

The History Man

Hay Festival 2004, 
Taking his forthcoming small screen series on the monarchy as a starting point, Starkey examines what you lose or gain from the medium when you televise history? Hadlow is an acclaimed history producer and is Head of Specialist Factual programming at Channel 4.

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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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Lucy Hughes Hallett

Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen

Hay Festival 2005, 
From Garibaldi and the greatest of them all, Achilles, to David Beckham, the writer explores how the truest mark of the hero is the ability to inspire in others forms of madness: desire, terror or both.

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Simon Winchester

The Meaning of Everything

Hay Festival 2005, 
A wonderful celebration of the English language and of it's unrivaled treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary. The award-winning historian yarns the dictionary-makers and the words that got away.

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Jacqueline Wilson

Hay Festival 2004, 
The hard-hitting author, whose books are the most borrowed from libraries in Britain, introduces her newest story Best Friends and answers questions about all her books.

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Juan Carlos Reyna en conversación con Edgar Onofre Fernández

Xalapa 2014, 
El Extraditado, es el último trabajo de Juan Carlos Reyna, una novela de no ficción basada en sus encuentros con el narcotraficante Benjamín Arellano Félix, líder y fundador del Cártel de Tijuana. Este periodista es también autor de La(s) estética(s) de la mundialización, libro merecedor en 2008 del Premio Estatal de Literatura de Baja California en la categoría de periodismo cultural.

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Neil Jordan

Hay Festival 2004, 
The writer and filmaker has written three acclaimed novels, Sunrise with Sea Monster, The Past and The Dream of a Beast. His films include Company of Wolves, Mona Lisa, Interview with the Vampire and The Crying Game. He discusses his new novel Shade.

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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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Poetry Slam

Hay Festival 2004, 
The first Hay Open Poetry Slam with Lloyd Robson, irrepressible author of bbboing and associated weirdness hosts the first late night open slam shut. Got something to say?

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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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Kevin Crossley Holland, Beverley Naidoo, Will Hill, A. F. Harrold

Missing out on medals

Hay Festival 2018, 

Previous CILIP Carnegie medal winners Kevin Crossley Holland and Beverley Naidoo join two authors who have been longlisted and shortlisted for the 2018 for a look at some of the classic titles which missed out on the coveted medal. Chaired by Claire Armitstead.

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Julian Barnes

Hay Festival 2004, 
The novelist, treasured for his elegance of style and acuteness of perception, presents his exquisite short stories collected as The Lemon Table. Barnes is also the author of the magical Pedant in the Kitchen cooking column in The Guardian Review.

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Élmer Mendoza en conversación con Mariana H

Xalapa 2014, 

Ante el éxito obtenido con la saga del detective Edgar “el Zurdo” Mendieta, Élmer Mendoza presenta la primera entrega de la serie protagonizada por “el Capi” Garay, El misterio de la orquídea Calavera. Mendoza es miembro de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, así como del Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte y del Colegio de Sinaloa. Es además un autor de referencia en novela negra. Hablará con la periodista cultural Mariana H.

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Comedy with Naveed

Dhaka 2014, 
Daily Star Books launches Houmorously Yours by comedian Naveed Mahbub.

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Anthea Bell

Asterix in Hay

Hay Festival 2005, 
The great European translator who gave us Getafix, Dogmatix and Knavishtrix and redoubled the playful joy of the original French versions of the Asterix books.

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Past Lives

Dhaka 2014, 
Three writers talk about their multiple identities, and how they came to novel writing. WIth Zia Haider Rahman, Namita Gokhale and Shashi Tharoor. Chaired by Salil Tripathi.

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Francesca Simon and Tony Ross

Hay Festival 2004, 
In their first ever joint event the author and illustrator of the Horrid Henry series talk about the creation and team work involved in bringing the country's naughtiest nuisance to life.

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Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

The Great Hydrogen Hoax

Hay Festival 2004, 
The European Commission has officially declared that it will be the 'world's first hydrogen superpower'. Governor Schwarzenegger vowed to build Hydrogen Highway from Vancouver to Tijuanna - and this comes from a man who owns seven Hummer SUV's! OUr intrepid energy correspondent tangles with Exxon, BUsh and Cindy Crawford on the trail of this years grand delusion.

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David Hurn

Finding Ones Culture

Hay Festival 2004, 
The great Magnum photographer shows and discusses his collection of portraits of interesting people Living In Wales and his groundbreaking photo-journal Wales: Land of My Father.

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Germaine Greer

The Quintessential Love Poem

Hay Festival 2004, 
In her annual poetry lecture at Hay, the formidable Shakespeare scholar and poetry publisher analyses Sappho's Phaentai moi and its Latin version, Catullus's Beatus ille - 'We'll look at the original and the Latin, quickly, and then at English versions. This is the quintessential love poem?: every love poem written in Europe is descended, however distantly, from Sappho's ur-statement of love-longing.'