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Mark Thomas, stand-up

Hay Festival 2004, 
Mark is working on some new stuff. He will be talking about transvestite direct action, adventures with the confetti-istas, blocking the traffic in Scotland, arms dealers in East London, and DIY places of worship. He will also be having a closer look at The Real Thing and asking why anyone would want to teach the world to sing. 'A supurbly funny show ... Thomas has a delightfully tiggerish enthuaisam for his stories ... If comedy could ever be described as necessary, this is it' (The Observer)

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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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Pato Fernández Chadwick, Ed Vulliamy y Pedro Salinas en conversación con Marco Zireli

Arequipa 2015, 

En torno al ensayo de investigación hablarán Patricio Fernández Chadwick, fundador y editor del semanario The Clinic, de carácter satírico y el de mayor lectura en su país; Ed Vulliamy, periodista británico —ganador del Amnesty International Media Award— que trabaja para The Observer y The Guardian, experto en el conflicto bosnio y autor de Améxica, y el escritor y periodista Pedro Salinas, que publicó recientemente Mitad monejes, mitad soldados, una investigación sobre el Sodalicio.Modera la charla el periodista Marco Zileri.

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Patrick McGrath and Orhan Pamuk

The Artist at the Heart

Hay Festival 2004, 
A conversation with two of the greatest contemporary writers. The Turkish novelist and IMPAC-winner Pamuk introduces his new novel Snow in which a poet and political exile returns to Turkey as a journalist, assigned to write an investigative piece about troubling events in the small and mysterious city of Kars near the Armenian border. McGrath's Port Mungo explores the relationships around a charismatic and dissolute artist in London, New York, and the mangrove swamps of Honduras.

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Richard Overy

Comparing Dictatorship

Hay Festival 2004, 
Half a century after their deaths, the dictatorships of Stalin and Hitler still cast a long and terrible shadow over the modern world. They were the most destructive and lethal regimes in history, murdering millions. They fought the largest and costliest war in all history. Yet millions of Germans and Russians enthusiastically supported them and the values they stood for. Overy asks how they gained and kept their power.

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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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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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Owne Sheers and Ingeborg Arvola

Scritture Giovani

Hay Festival 2004, 
In the second session the Norwegian writer Ingeborg Arvola will be joined by the Welsh representative Owen Sheers.

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Minette Walters, Susan Hill, Jake Arnott

Hay Festival 2004, 
Author and crator of Orange Labyrinth, Kate Mosse chairs this conversation about contemporary crime writing. Walters is the Gold Dagger-winning author of The Sculptress and most recently Disordered Minds. Hill has been one of Britains' most successful novelists for children and adults for many years and launches her first crime novel The Various Haunts of Men. Arnott's True Crime is out now in paperback. 

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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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Bill Bryson

Hay Festival 1999, 
The outrageously funny humorist and travel-writer, author of Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, and Notes from a Big Country is the winner of this years Madoc Award for travel writing, sponsored by The Wales Tourist Board. 

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Héroes latinoamericanos: Octavio Paz

Arequipa 2015, 
El reconocido historiador, ensayista y crítico literario mexicano Christopher Domínguez ha recibido distinciones como el Premio del Círculo de Críticos de Arte de Chile a la mejor obra literaria de 2009 por La sabiduría sin promesa. Vida y letras del siglo XX. Junto con el poeta peruano Maurizio Medo, desgranará su último libro, Octavio Paz en su siglo, trabajo sobre la figura y obra del escritor y poeta mexicano ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura 1990.

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Manuel Astur, Susanne Noltenius y Claudia Salazar en conversación con Anna Soler-Pont

Arequipa 2016, 
La agente literaria Anna Soler-Pont conversa con tres interesantes autores. Manuel Astur (España), escritor, periodista y productor musical, es autor de Seré un anciano hermoso en un gran país, que describe como «ensayo emocional». La escritora Susanne Noltenius (Perú) ha publicado los libros de cuentos Tres Mujeres Crisis respiratoria, algunos de cuyos relatos han aparecido también en diversas antologías. Claudia Salazar (Perú) es una escritora, crítica literaria y gestora cultural residente en Nueva York, ganadora del Premio las Américas de Narrativa 2014 por su novela La sangre de la aurora.

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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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Robin Williamson in concert and conversation

The Incredible Quest

Hay Festival 2004, 
The founder member of the iconic Incredible String BAnd talks to Phil Rickman about musical influences from the 1960s to the present. He discusses the bardic craft and explains how his life as storyteller and songwriter remains inspired by the Celtic tradition. 

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Richard Williams and Miranda Seymour

Drive Time

Hay Festival 2004, 
Williams' The Last Road Race is the story of the 1957 Pescara Grand Prix, the last race of the heroic age of motor racing when Stirling Moss beat the great Fangio. Seymour's The Bugatti Queen focous on Helle Nice, the roaring girl who held the racing world of the 1930s in thrall.

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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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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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Guillermo Arriaga in conversation with Laura Revuelta

Querétaro 2017, 

The novelist and screenwriter, Guillermo Arriaga, renowned for his work on the scripts for Amores perros, 21 Grams and Babel, presents his latest novel, El salvaje, which tells the parallel stories of Juan Guillermo, a teenage orphan with a desire for revenge, and Amaruq, a man obsessed with the persecution of a wolf in the icy lands of the Yukon. In conversation with Laura Revuelta.

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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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Darren Shan

Hay Festival 2004, 
Introducing the tenth part of the Saga of Darren Shan, The Lake of Souls. Darren will talk about his hugely popular series, compelling story-lines and how Warner Bros will turn his words into film.

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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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Brian Fagan

The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization

Hay Festival 2004, 
Fagan examines the unprecedented prolonged global warming of the last 15,000 years that has shaped the modern world. Today 200,000,000 people barely survive on marginal agricultural land in places such as North-eastern Brazil, Ethopia and the Saharan Sahel.

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Tony Robinson

Hay Festival 2004, 
Make a cunning plan to meet the comedy writer, children's author, actor and broadcaster who effortlessly spans acrhaeology, history, heroism and the world's worst jobs. Come and ask him about his work from Baldrick to Time Team and Made Marian and her Merry Men.

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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.