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Garth Nix

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Australian fantasy superstar entertains with tales from the third book in the Keys to the Kingdom series, Drowned Wednesday, in which our hero, Arthur Penhaligon, finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing-laced gunpowder and a vast and ever-hungry beast.
(Age 10-14)

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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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Roger McGough

Hay Festival 2004, 
Round off your day with poetic fun from one of Britain's best loved poets. Described as 'the patron saint of poetry' Roger's newest books include All The Best and The Bee's Knees. He also currently hosts Radio 4's Poetry Please.

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Anthony Sattins, Tom Stacey, Giles Milton

Africa Hands

Hay Festival 2004, 
Sattin is the author of The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery and the Search for Timbuktu. Milton has written White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africs's One Million European Slaves. Stacey's Tribe: The Hidden History of the Mountains of the Moon is the hidden history of the Ruwenzori Mountains, the glacier crowned range in the heart of equatorial Africa.

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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 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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I. C. Rapoport talks Jeni Williams

Aberfan: The Days After

Hay Festival 2005, 
On 21 October 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a tip of coal waste slid onto the village of Aberfan in South Wales. The photographer shows and discusses his photodocumentary of the community in the aftermath of the disaster.

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James Hawes, Robert Lewis, Charlie Williams

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Hawes introduces his satire Speak for England. Lewis talks about his blackest of black comedies The Last Llanelli Train. Williams' hero gets ensnared in the crap town Mangel in his novel Fags and Lager.

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Wales Book of the Year 2005

Hay Festival 2005, 
The announcement introducing the six shortlisted writers (three in English, three in Welsh) who wil be appearing. Simultaneous translation will be available. Hosted by Francesca Rhydderch.

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Graphic Fiction - More than Words

Dhaka 2013, 
Karrie Fransman, Sarnath Banerjee, SJ Harris and Samit Basu discuss this exciting genre. Moderated by Rosie Boycott.

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James Campbell

Comedy4Kids

Hay Festival 2004, 
Probably the only stand-up comedian for children in the universe. His unique blend of stories, surreal observations, improvisation and extremely silly songs is guaranteed to keep kids and their parents in stitches.

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This Old World

Dhaka 2014, 
This old world - by Zeeshan Khan - a photo-essay which visually illustrates the crosscurrents of civilisations that have shaped the world we live in today. Marks launch by Bengal Publications.

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Tanni Grey Thompson

Hay Festival 2005, 
Britain's greatest  Paralympian, made Dame in the new year's honours, talks to Nicola Heywood Thomas.

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Pep Durán

Xalapa 2014, 
Librero desde 1970 y trajinante de cuentos, Pep Durán está especializado en contar álbumes ilustrados para niños y adultos. Su trabajo en el ámbito de la promoción de la lectura ha sido galardonado con el Premio Nacional al Fomento de la Lectura del Ministerio de Cultura Español, entre otros. En este evento, Pep contará varios cuentos acompañado de sus maletas, siempre llenas de tesoros y secretos.
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF

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Rageh Omaar and Gavin Hewitt

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two frontliners discuss their work in the Middle East, the limits of what can be broadcast, issues of neutrality, and extremes of reporting in war zones.

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Robin Dunbar

The Human Story

Hay Festival 2004, 
The evolutionary psychologist looks at new research into genetics, behaviour and psychology to examine the evolution of the human mind, with particular attention to the deep psychological and biological bases of music and religion.

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Alonso Cueto en conversación con Pedro Llosa Vélez

Arequipa 2015, 
Alonso Cueto es un reconocido escritor peruano. Entre sus obras se encuentran El tigre blanco (1985), Premio Viracocha del Grupo Editorial Planeta, y La hora azul (2005), ganadora del Premio Herralde. Ha publicado recientemente La pasajera, un thriller que indaga en la violencia política. Ambos autores conversarán con el escritor Pedro Llosa Vélez.

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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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Héroes latinoamericanos: Miguel Asturias y Gabriel García Márquez

Arequipa 2015, 
Gerald Martin es un profesor y crítico de literatura hispanoamericana conocido por su cuidada y extensa edición crítica de Hombres de maíz, del escritor guatemalteco Miguel Ángel Asturias, y sobre todo por su detallada biografía de Gabriel García Márquez. Actualmente se encuentra inmerso en la escritura de otra sobre Mario Vargas Llosa. Hablará sobre sus obras biográficas con Malcolm Otero Barral, editor de Malpaso Ediciones.

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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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Gillian Clarke

Making Beds for the Dead

Hay Festival 2004, 
The great Welsh poet discusses and reads her new collection which celebrates her themes of family, landscape and nature. The title poem charts the journey of a virus in 'the plague year'. Come from outer space, it travels - on a fox's paw, the beak of a kite and a crow and a buzzard - into the very heart of our lives.

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Richard Jenkyns, Robert Irwin, Mary Beard

Wonders of the World

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three contributors to the Profile series look at the world's architectural masterpieces and consider their significance. Jenkyns examines Westminster Abbey, Irwin The Alhambra, and Beard The Parthenon.

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Lecture by Wade Davis

Indigenous wisdom

Arequipa 2017, 

All cultures are a response to the same question: what does it mean to be human and alive? The anthropologist and National Geographic Society resident explorer, Wade Davis, winner of a Samuel Johnson Prize, celebrates the wisdom of indigenous cultures in his latest book, The Wayfinders. From the sailors who settled in the Pacific ten centuries before Christ, to Borneo, where a nomadic way of life survived. In this way, the author encourages appreciation of cultural diversity.

Lecture by Wade Davis

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Juan Bonilla en conversación con Yael Weiss

Xalapa 2014, 
Juan Bonilla es autor de novelas, poemas, ensayos y relatos; entre sus obras destacan El Estadio de Mármol, Yo soy, yo eres, yo es, Nadie conoce a nadie, una novela llevada a la gran pantalla por el director Mateo Gil, y Los príncipes nubios (Premio Biblioteca Breve de Seix Barral). Además, es coordinador de la revista Zut. Juan Bonilla presentará Prohibido entrar sin pantalones, novela protagonizada por el poeta revolucionario ruso Vladimir Maiakovski con la que ha ganado la primera edición de la Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa en 2014.
Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española