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Christopher Hampton

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Screenwriter 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the screenwriter and director whose credits include The Honorary consul, Carrington, the Oscar-winning Dangerous Liaisons, The Secret Agent, The Quiet American and Imagining Argentina.

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John Carey

What Good Are The Arts?

Hay Festival 2005, 
Do the arts make us better people? Are they a sign of civilisation? Are judgements about art anything more than personal opinions? What are works of art anyway?

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Álvaro Enrigue y Mario Jursich en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Xalapa 2014, 
Crecer a golpes: Crónicas y ensayos de América Latina a cuarenta años de Allende y Pinochet, es el título de la última obra editada por Diego Fonseca, trabajo en el que han participado 13 de los escritores más destacados de América Latina. Fonseca hablará con dos de los autores: Álvaro Enrigue, escritor mexicano autor de los premiados libros La muerte de un instalador y Muerte súbita y Mario Jursich, escritor y periodista cultural colombiano, director de la revista El Malpensante.
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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Jill Dawson, Carlos Luiz Zafon, Candace Allen

Hay Festival 2004, 
Orange Prize-shortlisted for Fred and Edie, Dawson previews her new novel Wild Boy about a boy with Asperger's syndrome. Allen introduces her story of the great African-American global star of the jazz age Valaida. The Barcelona-born Zafon discusses his multi-award-winning literary thriller The Shadow of the Wind.

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Gala de poesía

Arequipa 2015, 
Los autores compartirán con el público una selección de sus poemas. Modera la gala el escritor Augusto Carrasco Huamaní.

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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.

Jorge Volpi in conversation with Laura Revuelta

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Michael Deeley

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Producer 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
The producer whose credits include The Italian Job, The Deer Hunter, The Man Who Fell to Earth and Blade Runner talks to Peter Florence.

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Jasper Fforde

Hay Festival 2005, 

The cult fantasist and winner of the 2004 Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction previews his post-Thursday-Next creation The Big Over Easy.

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Kjartan Poskitt

Murderous Maths

Hay Festival 2003, 
An event to bend your brain and stimulate your smile. Poskitt owns the amazing mind behind the Murderous Maths series. His other books include The Gobsmacking Galaxy and Killer Puzzles. Learn tips and tricks in this fun session of facts, ridiculous characters and laughter.

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Debutantes: Your First Novel

Dhaka 2013, 
Ellah Allfrey, Ajitha GS, Prajwal Parajuly and Ned Beauman discuss how to have your first novel published.

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James Shapiro

1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Hay Festival 2005, 
In 1599 England became entangled in a war with Ireland, Edmund Spenser died penniless and works by Marlowe and Nashe were publicly burnt. Shakespear bought The Globe Theatre and wrote Henry V, As You Like It, Julius Caesar and Hamlet.

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25 Years with Spot 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, [343] 2.15pm

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Etgar Kerret, Samir El Youssef

Gaza Blues

Hay Festival 2004, 
Discover the new voices of the generation that follows Said, Oz and Grossman. Guardian Weekend editior Katherine Viner chairs this discussion of writing about the Middle East with the Israeli and Palestinian editiors and contributors to a new anthology. They are joined by the diplomat and Middle-East scholar Andrew Burns.

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What Is Art For? Lecture by Jeanette Winterson

Querétaro 2018, 

Jeanette Winterson (UK) took the literary scene by storm in 1985 when she published the semi-autobiographical novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Now, with more than 25 books published over more than 30 years as a writer, reflecting on matters such as religion, the LGTB community and art, Winterson is one of the major figures in contemporary British literature. Talking about art, she wrote in one of her columns for The Guardian: “We censor it, sentimentalise it, treat it as a commodity. But we can’t reduce its power.” So, what is art for? This outstanding English writer reflects on this question to talk about art’s incredible transformational power.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available.

With the support of the British Council Mexico and Wom@rts.

What Is Art For? Lecture by Jeanette Winterson

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Alf Dubs, Renate Collins, Josie Naughton and Barbara Winton

80 Years On, It’s Our Turn

Hay Festival 2019, 

Lord Dubs and Renate Collins were two of 669 Czech-resident, mainly Jewish children saved from the Nazis by the British stockbroker Nicholas Winton and others on the Kindertransport. We mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport with Nicholas Winton’s daughter, Barbara, and survivors of the original operation, and discuss the opportunities today to help children fleeing persecution and seeking refuge in Britain. Josie Naughton is co-founder and CEO of Help Refugees.

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Matt d’Ancona, Olivia Cole and Fintan O'Toole

The Tortoise Think-In: Is the media broken?

Hay Festival 2019, 
Start the day with this special event – modelled on a newsroom meeting – and join Matthew d'Ancona, an Editor at the pioneering new 'slow news' digital venture, Tortoise, and other experts to discuss the future of media, fake news, the decline of trust and what to do about it. Not a traditional panel debate: this your chance to speak up and play your part in Tortoise journalism.

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Electric Shadows

Dhaka 2014, 
Aamer Hussein elaborates on three decades of his writing life, the intersection of the literary and the personal, and his deep connection with Bangladesh. Chaired by Ahsan Akbar. Marking the launch of his collection of short stories by Bengal Books.

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Molly Dineen

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Documentary Director 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Award-winning director of Home from the Hill, The Ark, In The Company of Men, The Lord's Tale in conversation with Rosie Boycott. She previews rushes from her current project The Lie of the Land.

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Piers Morgan talks to Rosie Boycott

The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade

Hay Festival 2005, 
Tabloid thug finds journalistic redemption protesting against Iraq War, then gets fired over dodgy photos.

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David Mitchell and Andrew Miller

Hay Festival 2005, 
Mitchell discusses his acclaimed and brilliantly inventive Cloud Atlas. Miller launches his compelling contemporary novel The Optimists. Chaired by Alex Linklater.

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Measuring Loss

Dhaka 2013, 
Romesh Gunesekera, Florence Noiville and Nadeem Aslam, discuss the themes running through their works of fiction. Moderated by Sandip Roy.

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Vesna Goldsworthy, Matthew Sturgis, Nick Flynn

Biographers' Panel

Hay Festival 2005, 
Although purportedly an account of forty years in the life of a passionate Serbian woman, Goldsworthy's Chernobyl Strawberries traffics in the births and deaths of whole worlds. Sturgis is the biographer of the artist Walter Sickert. Flynn's Another Bullshit Night In Suck City is a darkly comic story of an unconventional reunion between father and son. Chaired by Brenda Maddox.

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Andrew Marr

Hay Festival 2005, 
What is a 'story' and what isn't? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? The BBC's Political Editor trades secrets from his book My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism.

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Carlos Dada, Francisco Goldman y Sergio Ramírez en conversación con Arturo Wallace

Hablemos de Centroamérica

Arequipa 2016, 
Tiempos convulsos para el mundo… y para Centroamérica. A pesar de las dificultades a las que se enfrentan los habitantes de esta región, la producción cultural y literaria no cesa. Tres escritores y periodistas conversan con Arturo Wallace sobre lo que está sucediendo en la región. Con Carlos Dada (El Salvador), Francisco Goldman (Estados Unidos / Guatemala) y Sergio Ramírez (Nicaragua).
Carlos Dada, Francisco Goldman y Sergio Ramírez en conversación con Arturo Wallace

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Tim Lott and Hari Kunzru

Penguin Breakfast 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Readings of new short works to celebrate the paperback publisher's seventieth anniversary.