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Jorge Volpi in conversation with Laura Revuelta

Querétaro 2017, 

Jorge Volpi, one of Crack’s selected writers and the author of several novels and works of non-fiction, talks to Laura Revuelta about his latest book, Examen de mi padre, a personal, intimate work about the figure of his father which also reflects on Mexico, creating a relationship between the private sphere and the social context.

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Fariha Shaikh

19th-century Emigration in British Literature and Art

Hay Festival 2019, 

The explosion of settler emigration during the 19th century to colonies in Canada, Australia and New Zealand was supported and underpinned by a vast outpouring of text including printed emigrants’ letters, manuscript shipboard newspapers and settler fiction. These textual cultures pervaded the cultural imagination of 19th century authors such as Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Catherine Helen Spence and Ford Madox Brown, and provided new means of interrogating representations of space and place, home-making and colonial encounters. Fariha Shaikh is Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Birmingham.

Fariha Shaikh

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Stuart McLean

Hay Festival 2005, 
The beloved Canadian broadcaster tells his enchanting Home from the Vinyl Cafe stories to Paul Blezard.

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Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers talk to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2005, 
The inspiring River Cafe chefs dicuss the textures, flavours and speed of the recepes in River Cafe Two Easy.

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David Crystal

Dying, dying, dead: Writing the obituary of languages

Hay Festival 1999, 
Half the world's languages will be dead this time next century. In this Predictions Lecture, Crystal asks why, reflects on what can be done about it, and reads extracts from a play he has written to publicise their plight.

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Dylan Moran

Hay Festival 2004, 
The star of Channel 4's Black Books plays Hay on the last night of his national stand-up tou. One of the all-time greats.

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Irena Edwards, Joep de Roo and Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović with Justin Albert

National Identity and the Idea of European Unity

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join European heritage experts as they tackle questions of local loyalties in relation to the cosmopolitan ideal of world citizenship: what does this all mean for how Europeans relate to Britain today? Dr Irena Edwards is Chairman of the Czech National Trust, Joep de Roo runs the European projects Innocastle and OpenHeritage, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović is Secretary-General of Europa Nostra. Chaired by Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales and Trustee of the International National Trusts Organisation.

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Rosie Boycott, Sarah Dunant

Children

Hay Festival 1999, 
In this Predictions Forum Editor Rosie Boycott and novelist Sarah Dunant consider the future of children and the family.

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Louise Welsh, Mil Millington, Zoe Heller

Hay Festival 2003, 
New fiction from three astounding young writers: Heller's Notes on a Scandal tells of new teacher Sheba's illicit affair with a pupil. Millington's Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About is a cleverly plotted light satire of contemporary gender relations. In Welsh's The Cutting Room a dissolute and promiscious auctioneer comes upon a hidden collection of violent, and highly distubing, erotic photographs, and feels compelled to unearth more about the deceased owner.

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Peter Ustinov

Hay Festival 1999, 
An audience with the master, on the occasion of the publication of his novel Monsieur Rene.

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Geza Vermes

The Passion

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Gospels were written 40-80 years after Jesus's crucifixion and they all contradict each other. Only John has Mary at the foot of the cross; only Luke has Jesus asking his father to forgive his persecutors; only Matthew dwells on Judas. The world's leading biblical expert examines for and by whom they were written and analyes the implications of their divergence for the central tenets of Christianity.

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George Galloway talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2004, 
Late-night conversation with the Glasgow MP, expelled by the Labour Party for his stance on the Iraq War, and author of I'm Not the Only One.

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Luis Felipe Fabre sobre poesía

Xalapa 2014, 
Poeta, ensayista, profesor y editor de la revista de arte contemporáneo Galleta China, Luis Felipe Fabre ha escrito varios libros de poesía a lo largo de su trayectoria, como Cabaret Provenza, La sodomía en la Nueva España y ha editado una antología de poesía mexicana contemporánea titulada Divino Tesoro. Galardonado con diversos premios, se le considera uno de los mejores poetas hispanohablantes de la actualidad. En este evento hablará sobre la creación de poesía y su obra.

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Andrew O'Hagan and Al Kennedy

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading and discussion with two of Scotland's finest writers. The award-winning short story writer Kennedy reads from her novel Everything You Need. Journalist O'Hagan reads from his first work of fiction Our Fathers.

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Teresa Arrieta, Orlando Mazeyra y José Luis Vargas Gutiérrez en conversación con Arthur Zeballos

Evento homenaje a Oswaldo Reynoso

Arequipa 2016, 
A unos meses del triste fallecimiento del gran escritor arequipeño Oswaldo Reynoso, varios conocedores de su obra y legado conversan con el editor Arthur Zeballos sobre su trabajo e impacto en generaciones de escritores y lectores peruanos. Con Teresa Arrieta, Orlando Mazeyra y José Luis Vargas Gutiérrez.

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Philip Pullman

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of His Dark Materials and now The Scarecrow and His Servant talks about making a story and how fairy tales are different from novels. He talk to Peter Florence.

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Patrick Neate's Book Slam@Cherry Jam

Hay Festival 2005, 
The novelist fronts his cult cabaret club of words, music and all things intersected. This showcase of the UK's finest young talent promises modern storytelling in all it's funkiest forms (poetic and rhythmic, electric and acoustic). The full line-up will be published online at www.hayfestival.com and www.bookslam.com.

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Spanish Literature

Dhaka 2013, 
Eliot Weinberger, Mario Bellatin and David Shook with Rafiq un Munir.

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Sophie Windham

Hay Festival 2005, 
Take one dog, add a nasty duck and you have a recipe for frenzy, fowl play and fun. The author and illustrator reads and draws from her new picture book Harold and the Duck.

(Ages 5-7)

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Richard Suggett

Hay Castle and Hay Lordship: Discovering and Dating the Buildings of a Medieval Frontier Society

Hay Festival 2019, 

The historian will focus on the development of the castle, the discovery of the 15th-century houses of the lordship’s tenants and new ways of dating medieval timberwork, including the extraordinary castle gates. Suggett is Senior Investigator for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments for Wales. Introduced by Justin Albert.

Richard Suggett

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An evening with Michael Morpurgo

Hay Festival 2003, 
The enchantment of the great Morpurgo's stories is brought to life on stage. Michael has written over ninety books for children, including The Butterfly Lion and Cool!

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Gay Writing: Fact and Fictions

Hay Festival 2004, 
Peter Burton, former literary editor of Gay Times, talks to Francis King, one of the leading British novelists of his generation whose books cover four decades of writing from Dead Letters to The Nick of Time, John Sam Jones, Stonewall Award-winner for his short fiction Welsh Boys Too and the Fishboys of Vernazza and Richard Zimler with his debut novel Hunting Midnight.

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New Poetry from Eastern Europe

Hay Festival 2004, 
Taja Kramberger from Slovenia, Edward Pasewicz from Poland and Katerina Rudyenkove from the Czech Republic are among the twenty young poets featured in A Fine Line: New Poetry from East and Central Europe, just out from Arc Publications with a preface by Vaclav Havel. These poets' encounter with Western abundance gives them fresh imagery, but also grounds for amusement and irony. This is a poetry of wit and complexity, never raw but always glowing with human feeling.

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Robbie Stamp, Ed Victor, Tim Lott

Douglas Adams and The Hitch Hiker's Guide

Hay Festival 2005, 
Associate producer, agent and novelist fan discuss the twenty year journey back from radio curiosity through cult novels to Hollywood blockbuster, and remember their friend, the author. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

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One on One

Dhaka 2013, 
Ahdaf Soueif in conversation with Razia Iqbal