The writer and publisher of medieval history discusses the creation of the Holy Grail icon, its roots in Christian culture, and its refashioning down the centuries through literature, visual art and music.
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.
The Olympian and 110-meters hurdles world-record holder, now a senior figure in UK athletics and a regular commentator, talks about his career and previews the 2004 Olympics with the BBC Wales broadcaster.
Ten years on from the promotion that celebrated the emergence of the Armitage/Maxwell New Generation, The Poetry Book Society has identified twenty of the most exciting new voices in poetry. Come and meet and hear members of the class of 2004 in this celebration gala.
The award-winning historian examines the court surrounding the Soviet tyrant and reveals the inside stories of the Great Terror, the Axis summit with Roosevelt and Churchill and Stalins relationships with Beria and Molotov.
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.
We're filling up the world wuth technology and devices, but what is this stuff for? And what value does it add to our lives? Thackara's In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World is about a world based less on stuff, and more on people.
An extended interview with the provocative and relentless investigative documentary film-maker, illustrated with clips from his multi-award-winning films Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Biggie and Tupac and The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife. 'If Broomfield took up wedding photography, the divorce rate would be even higher.' (The Guardian)
Since last appearing at Hay, Celia Rees has truly established herself as the best teller of tales based in historical fact with the phenomenally best-selling Pirates! Come and hear her talk about wonderful writing, riviting research and swashbuckling adventure.
Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit by Nick Park and Steve Box
Hay Festival 2005,
Peter Lord introduces preview clips form the forthcoming Aardman feature film. It's 'vege-mania' in Wallace and Gromit's neighbourhood and our two enterprising chums are chasing in with their humane pest-control outfit, Anti-Pesto. (Age 4+)
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.
The writer and filmaker has written three acclaimed novels, Sunrise with Sea Monster, The Past and The Dream of a Beast. His films include Company of Wolves, Mona Lisa, Interview with the Vampire and The Crying Game. He discusses his new novel Shade.
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.
Taking his forthcoming small screen series on the monarchy as a starting point, Starkey examines what you lose or gain from the medium when you televise history? Hadlow is an acclaimed history producer and is Head of Specialist Factual programming at Channel 4.
Hilarious, hair-raising fun with the author of the brilliant Georgia Nicholson stories as she entertains us with tales of her new book, And That's When It Fell Off In My Hand. Described by The Sunday Telegraph as 'Bridget Jones for teenagers, but funnier'.
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.