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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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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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Catherine Fisher, Marcus Sedgwick and Jonathan Stroud

Hay Festival 2004, 
With J.R.R Tolkien's on-going success proving the nation-wide love of fantasy, three of the best of today's fantasy writers talk about their books, the public image of fantasy and the scope it offers a writer to explore the darker side of life.

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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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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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Paloma Sánchez Ibarzábal

Ven que te cuento cómo nace un cuento.

Xalapa 2014, 
¿Cómo nacen las historias? En este taller de animación a la lectura y a la escritura, la autora contará a los niños cómo se le ocurren sus historias y contestará a todas las preguntas de los participantes, animando el encuentro con la lectura de fragmentos de sus obras.
Edades: 7-9 años
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF

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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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Eleanor Updale

Montmorency

Hay Festival 2005, 
Winner of the Blue Peter Prize for 'The Book I Couldn't Put Down', Eleanor will talk about her intriguing hero and introduce his newest adventures Montmorency and the Assassins. She talks to Paul Blezard. (Age 9+)

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Sioned Davies

An Arthurian tale from The Mabinogion

Hay Festival 2005, 
Stepmothers, curses and heroes at the court of King Arthur. This reading of a new translation of How Cullwch won Olwen re-creates the performance of the medieval storyteller.

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Peter Hobbs, Stephanie Merritt and Niall Griffiths

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
The hero of Hobbs' The Short Day Dying is a Methodist lay preacher and an apprentice blacksmith in 1870s Cornwall. Merritt's Real explores a contemporary relationship between actor and playwright. In Griffiths' lyrical and superverbal Wreckage his scouser characters get hammered and hammer others. Chair Paul Blexard.

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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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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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Niall Ferguson

Colossus

Hay Festival 2004, 
The provocative historian follows his anatomy of the British imperial project with a fascinating analysis of American internationalism. Ferguson sees an empire with attention deficit disorder, imposing unrealistic timescales on its overseas interventions. Worse, it's an empire in denial - a hyperpower which simply refuses to admit the scale of its global responsibilities.

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Thomas Asbridge and Jonathan Phillips

The Crusades

Hay Festival 2004, 
In 1905 at the Clermont Council Pope Urban invented atrocities against Christian pilgrims commited by Muslims in Jerrusalem, so launching a hundred years of sanctimony, sadism and butchery that still resonates throughout the world today. Asbridge describes the First Crusade to capture Antioch and Jerusalem. Phillips recounts the travesty of the Forth Crusade in which Venetian capitalists contrived the sack of Constantinople, the Christian world's wealthiest and most cultured city, so ensuring centuries of Orthodox fury against Catholics.

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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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Art, not Chance - Science, not Art

Hay Festival 2004, 
How do artworks emerge? How does scientific research progress? Avoiding both stereotype and romantic fantasy, mathematician MArcus du Sautoy, neurophysiologist Mark Lythgoe, performance artist Bobby Baker and sculptor Richard Wentworth open their diaries.

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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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Iranian Film Day

Presented by Channel 4

Hay Festival 2005, 
A day of Iranian cinema, screenings and interviews featuring critically acclaimed director Abbas Kiarostami and Mania Akbari's provocative directorial debut 20 Fingers, winner of the Best Film Cinema Digitale award at the Venice Film Festival 2004. Full details will be published online on 20 May at www.hayfestival.com/closeup

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Chris Smith

The Houseman Lecture 2005: The Name and Nature of Poetry

Hay Festival 2005, 
The politician and cultural godfather explores his relationship with language.

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Simon James

Hay Festival 2005, 
The dynamic and captivating illustrator, author of the award winning Leon and Bob and Days Like This unveils his latest creation, Baby Brains, a picture book as bright and engaging as it's extraordinary young hero. (Age 6+)

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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.

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Coexistence in Europe: past, present and future

DOROTA MASLOWSKA, SARAH HALL, RADKA DENEMARKOVÁ AND MICHAEL KRÜGER WITH MARTA DEL RIEGO

Segovia 2018, 

EUNIC Spain, Network of European Cultural Institutes, has organized this round table under the concept of "Coexistence in Europe: past, present and future" in which, through the meeting, the authors will discuss the issues of diversity and coexistence nowadays.

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The first round table organized by EUNIC Spain will feature European writers: Dorota Masłowska (Wejherowo, Poland), "enfant terrible" of Polish literature, essayist, composer, singer and one of the most acclaimed and awarded voices of contemporary European dramaturgy. Representative of "the bridge generation", her childhood was marked by the fall of communism and a wave of Western consumer culture. Sarah Hall, translated into more than a dozen languages ​​and considered one of the 20 best young writers of 2013 by Granta, is a multi-award-winning writer of five novels including Haweswater (Commonwealth Writers Award 2013 for Best First Novel), and The Electric Michelangelo (Finalist of the Man Booker Awards, Prix Femina Etranger and Commonwealth Writers Prize). Chaired by Marta del Riego.

Event in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.

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The second round table organized by EUNIC Spain will feature two European authors: Radka Denemarková (Kutná Hora, Czech Republic), Czech novelist, playwright, screenwriter, translator and essayist who received the Magnesia Litera prize for best prose work of the year in the Czech Republic and the Usedom Literature Prize and Georg Dehio in Germany, and Michael Krüger (Wittgendorf, Germany), editor and indispensable figure of the European literary scene, as well as one of the most outstanding contemporary writers in the German language. He is the author of stories, novels, translations and several collections of poetry. Moderated by Marta del Riego.

Event in German with simultaneous translation into Spanish

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Christopher Lee, Jim Naughtie and John Davies

England and the Celts

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this second turning points session, the historian examines Athelstan's unification of tenth-century England and the peace with the Scots. With Wales historian John Davies and the broadcaster Jim Naughtie, he looks at the subsequent relationship with England's Celtic neighbours.

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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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Jason Byrne

Hay Festival 2005, 
Brilliantly inventive stand-up from the mercurial comedian. 'The greatest improviser I've ever seen.' (Peter Florence)