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Lisa Jardine

Robert Hooke and the Art of Always Coming Second

Hay Festival 2004, 
Illuminating London's critical role in the emergence of modern science, the acclaimed biographer and critic rediscovers and decodes a great original thinker of indefatigable curiosity and imagination, a major figure in the seventeenth century intellectual and scientific revolution.

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Walther Salas y David Villanueva en conversación con Tito Cáceres

Bolero y poesía

Arequipa 2016, 
Los amantes del bolero saben que la complejidad estilística y formal de las letras de los grandes autores de bolero comparte mucho con la tradición poética en español. Escuchar un buen bolero puede ser como leer una poesía. Con el sociólogo Walther Salas (Perú) y el editor y músico David Villanueva (España), en conversación con Tito Cáceres.

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Raymond Tallis

The sighted Watchmaker: how we got to be so different

Hay Festival 2005, 
The distinguished physician and thinker, author of Hippocratic Oaths argues that it is possible to defend human exceptionalism without rejecting Darwin. He identifies the hand as the biological means by which man transcended it's biologcal roots and hominids evolved towards self-consciousness and freedom.

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Robert Bartlett

The Hanged Man

Hay Festival 2004, 
700 years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel named William Cragh to a wintry hill to be hanged. They placed a noose around his neck, droped him from the gallows, and later pronounced him dead. But Cragh later proved to be very much alive. Bartlett leads us deep into the world of lords, rebels, churchmen, papal inquisitors, and other individuals living at the time of conflict and conquest in Wales.

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John Sergeant, Robin Cook, John Kampfner

Hay Festival 2004, 
Post-watershed Westminster from the former BBC Political Reporter, author of Give Me Ten Seconds, the former Foreign Secretary and Kampfner, author of Blair's Wars.

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Spheres of Cricket

Dhaka 2014, 
The award-winning journalist discusses the real stories that equally shaped and disturbed the world of cricket in the last decade. Chaired by Ahsan Akbar.

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Belonging

Dhaka 2014, 
Ten years in the making, Munem Wasif's book on old Dhaka makes its debut in Bangladesh. He discusses the changing urban landscape with architect Salauddin Ahmed Patash, and photographer Shahidul Alam.

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Tom Maschler talks to Peter Florence.

Hay Festival 2005, 
An interview with the man who defined literary taste for a quarter of a century as publisher Janathan Cape and founder of The Booker Prize. He discusses his memoir Publisher.

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Letters to a young woman disillusioned with democracy. José Woldenberg in conversation with Sergio Ortíz Leroux

Querétaro 2017, 

José Woldenberg, a political scientist and expert on the Mexican political system, presents Cartas a una joven desencantada de la democracia, a book that, in epistolary form, tackles the challenges, problems and complexities of Mexican democracy. A vital, critical book given the current political situation in which millions of young people, particularly young people, do not feel represented by their political system and in which it is necessary to question and analyse citizens’ participatory systems and institutions. In conversation with Sergio Ortíz Leroux.

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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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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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Anne Fine

Calling All Children

Hay Festival 2005, 
An hour with the Pied Piper of children's tales who was the second Children's Laureate between 2001 and 2003 and is twice winner of the Carnegie Medal. She has also won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award twice, and a Smarties Prize.
(Age 8+)

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Peter Lord

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+)

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Marian Keyes

Hay Festival 2004, 
The best-selling novelist gives a special preview of her forthcoming The Other Side of the Story, a novel set in the world of publishing about love, loyalty, glass ceilings and survival tactics - and what to do when you get your chance for revenge.

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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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J.M. Coetzee in conversation with Soledad Costantini

Cartagena 2018, 

The author, translator, linguist and literary critic, is without a doubt one of South Africa’s most important writers. Winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature, his novels, which are often allegorical or symbolic, question the narratives of multiculturalism. Few contemporary writers have managed to balance the claims of social justice with the aesthetic and technical demands of the novel in the way Coetzee has. He will talk to the publisher Soledad Costantini about the literatures of the South.

J.M. Coetzee in conversation with Soledad Costantini

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Sir Simon Schama

THE STORY OF THE JEWS

Segovia 2018, 

Jewish history is also the history of Humanity. Now that thousands of people are being forced to leave their native country and to traverse an incredibly tense way looking for a new home, it is worth contemplating again the exile that jews went into over five hundred years ago. Schama's presence in HAY FESTIVAL Segovia coincides with the publication of the second volume from his enormous work ´The Story of the Jews'. Schama covers the expulsion of the jews from Spain in 1492. He navigates among miracles and massacres, persecutions and tolerance, and reaches the beginning of the 20th century, which will mark a turning point, as it was profoundly promising in its first few years.

Simon Schama is professor in History and History of Arts at Columbia University, and a widely awarded author of fourteen history books translated into twenty different languages. Among them, Rembrandt's Eyes (2002), Rise and Fall of the British Empire (2004), and both two volumes from The Story of the Jews'.

Presented by Caroline Michel, CEO of leading literary and talent agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop, Chair of The Hay Festivals.

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Jeannette Winterson

Lighthousekeeping

Hay Festival 2004, 
The author of The PowerbookThe Passion and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit presents her new novel. Her writing is poetically rich, politically exciting and of the rarest sensibility. But what thrills you is her passion - for art, for language, and for love. She demands much of her readers, and rewards in equal measure.

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Heart to Heart 2004: Jack Monsanto and his GM beanstalk

Hay Festival 2004, 
Diana Schumacher, chairs the annual half-day rally. Terry Jones, Monty Python and medieval historian, on the destructive powers of large organizations. Robert Kennard of Graig Farm Organics on successful food production. Mark Measures on small local farms and food producers. Michael Antoniou on the experience of sitting on a government science review panel for the GM Debate and Lim Li Ching on the hazards of GM and benefits of sustainable argriculture.

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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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Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton

Minotaur

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two great story-tellers tell the tale of Daedalus' creations. An artificial cow, a labrynith, and wings for human flight. This enthralling retelling of the classic story was comissioned by the National Theatre.

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Wheels In Motion

Dhaka 2014, 
Mimi Khalvati reads from her kaleidoscopic collection of poetry.

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Nick Broomfield talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2004, 
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)

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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.