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Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart

Hay Festival 2005, 
The prolific and wildly entertaining author-illustrator team behind the best-selling Edge Chronicles won both the Smarties Gold Prize and the 4Children Special Award for Fergus Crane in 2004. They explore some of their delightfully disgusting creatures and the magical adventures of a boy, a winged mechanical horse and a mysterious flying box.
(Age 7-11)

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Lucy Moore

Hay Festival 2005, 
Tiger hunts, rxotic places and lavish ceremonies in the historian's Maharanis: The Lives and Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses from the rise and fall of the Raj to the Indian Mutiny and Independence. Chaired by Palash Dave. 

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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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A Woman's Place is on the Shelf

Hay Festival 2004, 
Comedian, novelist and chair of this year's Orange Proze Sandi Toksvig and the louche, superverbal genius that is John Walsh captain star teams to play a few rounds of lavishly entertaining parlour games with pretty tenuous literary connections. We'll steal (pay homage to? Ed.) the best rounds from every other quiz show you love to make it as entertaining as possible.

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Lesley Glaister, Helen Dunmore

Hay Festival 2004, 
Conversation with two leading fiction writers. Glaister discusses As Far As You Can Go, her menacing thriller about two couples on an isolated farm in the Australian outback. Orange Prize-winner Dunmore discusses Morning Ruby which tells not only the story of the loss of a child and it's effect on three people, but an account of a young girl's life in a brothel during the First World War, the magical story of a circus acrobat, and the history of Stalin's first wife and her mysterious fate.

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Simon Blackburn

Lust

Hay Festival 2004, 
'Broadminded though we take ourselves to be, lust gets a bad press. It lives on the wrong side of the tracks, lumbers around elbowing its way into too much of our lives, and blushes when it comes into company'. The Cambridge Philosophy Don points to the work of David Hume, who saw lust not only as a sensual delight but also as a joy of the mind. 'Be proud of your lust, says the professor of pleasure.' (Daily Mail)

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Rafael Gumucio, Karina Pacheco y José Carlos Yrigoyen en conversación con Fernando Iwasaki

Familia y literatura I

Arequipa 2016, 
La importancia de la familia en la identidad del individuo es un asunto que no solo concierne a la vida cotidiana sino también a la literatura. Así, la familia se convierte en uno de los grandes temas para escritores y escritoras como los que nos acompañan hoy, conversando sobre la temática familiar en sus obras. Con Rafael Gumucio (Chile), autor de Memorias prematuras, Karina Pacheco (Perú), autora de La voluntad del molle, y José Carlos Yrigoyen (Perú), autor de Orgullosamente solos, en conversación con Fernando Iwasaki.

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Julia Carabias in conversation with Arturo Wallace

Querétaro 2017, 

Julia Carabias, a biologist and ecologist, is one of the country’s foremost authorities on environmental conservation policies. Environmental Secretary from 1994 to 2000, Carabias lectures at UNAM and is the director of Natura Mexicana, an NGO that carries out conservation programmes in the Lacandona Jungle and surrounding areas. He will talk to Gabrielle Walker about his work as an ecologist and the environmental challenges facing Mexico.

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Rageh Omar talks to Nik Gowing

Hay Festival 2004, 
The international affairs journalists discuss the society and community od Iraq before and during the bombardment of Baghdad in 2003 and in the subsequent period of Allied administration. Omaar is the author of Revolution Day: The HUman Story of the Battle for Iraq.

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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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David Bodanis

Electric Universe

Hay Festival 2005, 
A rollercoaster odyssey of inventors and madmen from James Clerk Maxwell and Michael Faraday to Alexander Graham Bell, remaking the world with electricity: the force responsible for everything from the structure of the atom the the functioning of our brains.

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William Nicholson

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Screenwriter 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the brilliantly entertaining screenwriter of Shadowlands, Life Story and the Oscar-winning Gladiator, whose new love-at-first-sight novel The Trial of True Love has just been published.

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Francesca Rhydderch, Kathryn Gray, Patrick McGuinness

The New Welsh Review

Hay Festival 2005, 
The NWR Editor hosts a British Poetry session of readings and conversation to launch the Summer Edition.

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Wheels In Motion

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

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Storytelling in the Digital Age

Dhaka 2014, 
Shahidul Alam provides insights into the craft of storytelling through pictures in this digital age.

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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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Julian Barnes

Hay Festival 2004, 
The novelist, treasured for his elegance of style and acuteness of perception, presents his exquisite short stories collected as The Lemon Table. Barnes is also the author of the magical Pedant in the Kitchen cooking column in The Guardian Review.

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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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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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Mark Thompson in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson

Querétaro 2017, 

The publisher of one of the world’s most important newspapers, The New York Times, is also the author of Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?, a book that looks at how the political, social, technological and economic changes of recent decades have forever changed the way in which we analyse reality. In conversation with Jon Lee Anderson.

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Richard Eyre talks to Francine Stock

National Service

Hay Festival 2004, 
The theatre and film director discusses his tenure at the National Theatre, his working relationship with writers, and previews his new film Stage Beauty to be released in the Autum.

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Alan Rusbridger, David Yelland and John Lloyd

Why does Everyone Hate the Media?

Hay Festival 2005, 
Alan Rusbridger, David Yelland and John Lloyd discuss why everyone hates the media. Jon Snow in the chair.

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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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Ranulph Fiennes

Captain Scott

Hay Festival 2004, 
The legendary explorer and survivor hails his adventurer predecessor, the subject of his sympathetic biography.

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Alfredo Bryce Echenique y Fernando Ampuero en conversación con Germán Coronado

Arequipa 2016, 
El escritor peruano Alfredo Bryce Echenique figura entre los autores más destacados de la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea. Es autor de Un mundo para Julius, obra que le consagró internacionalmente como escritor. Ha recibido numerosas distinciones a lo largo de su carrera, como el Premio Planeta 2002 por la obra El huerto de mi amada. Durante años ha compaginado su vida literaria con la docencia, trabajando como profesor en universidades de prestigio como La Sorbona y Yale. Fernando Ampuero es escritor, periodista y dramaturgo. En conversación con el editor Germán Coronado.