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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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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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Sgript Cymru presents Livewire

Hay Festival 2004, 
Wales' national new writing company presents a showcase of rehearsed readings by new English language writers from across Wales. Livewire is designed to develop creative writing skills for the stage. The scheme included workshops with some of Wales' premiere dramatists as well online dramaturgical support

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Catherine Fisher and Kevin Crossley-Holland

BBC Radio 4 Hayfever Readings

Hay Festival 2004, 
Two new stories for younger readers written and recorded for broadcast later this week.

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Discovering Sylhet

Dhaka 2014, 
Photographer, columist and nature lover Ihtisham Kabir launches his photo book on Sylhet through a slideshow, and shares his favourite adventures.

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Joe Sacco en conversación con Julio Villanueva Chang

Más allá del periodismo

Arequipa 2016, 
Joe Sacco (Malta) es probablemente uno de los periodistas y dibujantes más conocidos del mundo por su trabajo investigando e informando sobre situaciones de conflicto y emergencia en diversos lugares del mundo. Obras suyas como Palestina, Notas al pie de Gaza o Gorazde, zona segura, han definido un género entre el reportaje, la novela gráfica y el ensayo visual que ha influido profundamente en cómo percibimos y reflexionamos sobre estos sucesos. En conversación con Julio Villanueva Chang.
Joe Sacco en conversación con Julio Villanueva Chang

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Michael Schmidt

The First Poets

Hay Festival 2004, 
The PN Review editor and Carcanet publisher talks about the pleasures and responsibilities of reading the lives and works of the Classical Greek poets, who can often be seen as the preserve of specialist academic interests. He finds them immediate and resonant.

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Kevin Powers talks to Claire Armitstead

Fictions: A Shout in the Ruins

Hay Festival 2018, 

Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds, Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and then 90 years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, the necessity of love and compassion, and the fragility and preciousness of life.

Kevin Powers talks to Claire Armitstead

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Nick Arnold

Hay Festival 2004, 
Back by popular demand, the best-selling author of the Horrible Science series launches his latest book Painful Poison. Learn how to dish up a deadly dose or turn your brother or sister into a zombie slave.

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Kirén Miret en conversación con Magali Velasco

Xalapa 2014, 
Kirén Miret es escritora, productora y presentadora del programa de radio Niñonautas. Es autora de los libros Espejos, mocos, cucarachas... y otras pócimas curiosas y De los pies apestosos a las papas fritas... y otras curiosidades. En ellos explica con datos científicos y mucho humor todas aquellas cosas que los niños que escuchan el programa siempre han querido saber.
Edades: a partir de 8 años

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Michael Morpurgo and Kate Adie

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Children's Laureate and BBC War Correspondent talk about the fact and the fiction of war.

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Brian Cathcart

The Fly in The Cathedral

Hay Festival 2004, 
The investigative journalist tells the story of paper-and-pencil calculations, hand-made apparatus and the occasional lump of plasticine, in How a Small Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the Race to Split the Atom.

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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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Tom Stuttaford

Stress and How to Avoid It

Hay Festival 2004, 
One in three of us suffer from stress. Only one in twenty does anything about it. The Times mediacl expert gets us on track.

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The Fabian Society Platform

Hay Festival 2004, 
Minister of State for Culture Estelle Morris is joined by critic and novelist D.J.Taylor and the historian Tristram Hunt to discuss the interaction of politics, the arts and literature.

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Simon Wright and Shaun Hill

Tough Cookies: Tales of Obsession, Toil and Tenacity from Britain's Culinary Heavyweights

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author is joined by the Michelin-starred chef of The Merchant House to lift the lid on those who can stand the head... and relish it.

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Gerald Edelman

Wider than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Hay Festival 2004, 
How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations, thoughts, and emotions? How can the disparate domains of mind and body be reconciled? The Nobel Laureate's analysis of the brain activities underlying consciousness is based upon recent remarkable advances in biochemistry, immunology, medical imaging, neuroscience and evolutionary biology.

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Arnold Wesker

Hay Festival 2004, 
The playwright's residency ends with his reading of a new work in rogress called Honey.

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Ricardo Cayuela y José Carreño en conversación con Nubia Macías

Editoriales estatales: ¿bendición o maldición?

Xalapa 2014, 
Según el Estudio de Producción y Comercio del Libro en México realizado en 2013, el 57% de los libros publicados en el país son producidos por el sector público. En este contexto, Ricardo Cayuela, Director General de Publicaciones del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Conaculta), y José Carreño, Director del Fondo de Cultura Económica, charlarán sobre el papel que juegan actualmente las editoriales estatales en el sector editorial y los retos a los que se enfrentan.

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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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Pato Fernández Chadwick, Ed Vulliamy y Pedro Salinas en conversación con Marco Zireli

Arequipa 2015, 

En torno al ensayo de investigación hablarán Patricio Fernández Chadwick, fundador y editor del semanario The Clinic, de carácter satírico y el de mayor lectura en su país; Ed Vulliamy, periodista británico —ganador del Amnesty International Media Award— que trabaja para The Observer y The Guardian, experto en el conflicto bosnio y autor de Améxica, y el escritor y periodista Pedro Salinas, que publicó recientemente Mitad monejes, mitad soldados, una investigación sobre el Sodalicio.Modera la charla el periodista Marco Zileri.

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John Emsley

Vanity Vitality Virility

Hay Festival 2004, 
There is the chemistry of sex and the chemistry of molecules, and though we imagine these to be very different, the former depends very much on the latter. Whether it's lipstick, Viagra, nappies, Prozac, or chewing gum, it's chemistry that explains how they work.

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Philip Reeve

Hay Festival 2004, 
A rare chance to meet the best-selling author of the award-winning Mortal Engines and Predators Gold

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Celia Rees

Hay Festival 2004, 
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.

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Next Generation Poets

Hay Festival 2004, 
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.