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Siri Hustvedt talks to John Wilson

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the author of the compelling art-world emotional thriller, What i Loved.

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Andrew Roberts

Churchill: Walking With Destiny

Winter Weekend 2018, 

The award-winning historian introduces his masterwork Churchill: Walking With Destiny, a landmark reconsideration of the iconic war leader based on Roberts’ exclusive access to extensive new material, from private diaries and letters to detail from war cabinet meetings.

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Richard Overy

Comparing Dictatorship

Hay Festival 2004, 
Half a century after their deaths, the dictatorships of Stalin and Hitler still cast a long and terrible shadow over the modern world. They were the most destructive and lethal regimes in history, murdering millions. They fought the largest and costliest war in all history. Yet millions of Germans and Russians enthusiastically supported them and the values they stood for. Overy asks how they gained and kept their power.

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Richard Williams and Miranda Seymour

Drive Time

Hay Festival 2004, 
Williams' The Last Road Race is the story of the 1957 Pescara Grand Prix, the last race of the heroic age of motor racing when Stirling Moss beat the great Fangio. Seymour's The Bugatti Queen focous on Helle Nice, the roaring girl who held the racing world of the 1930s in thrall.

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Comedy with Naveed

Dhaka 2014, 
Daily Star Books launches Houmorously Yours by comedian Naveed Mahbub.

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Daniel Nettle

Happiness: What is it?

Hay Festival 2005, 
Is it affected by what is around us in the world, or what is inside our minds? Is it possible to improve personal happiness, and if so, how? Nettle uses evidence from sources as diverse as brain science and sociology to explore the paradoxes of happiness.

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Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Producers

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the Working Title partners whose films range from My Beautiful Launderette to Four Weddings and a Funeral, Fargo and Bridget Jones. 

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Bill Bryson

Hay Festival 1999, 
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. 

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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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Ben Fountain in conversation with Eduardo Rabasa

Querétaro 2017, 

Ben Fountain (United States) is the author of the novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, recently made into a film by the director Ang Lee. This funny and moving story is set during an American football match and features a young soldier who is back in the United States to promote the American army’s work in Iraq. Just about to return to combat, he reflects on his life, the implications and complexities of the armed conflict, and the value of propaganda as well as people’s perception of a country when building a communal image. Also the author of the book of short stories Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, Ben Fountain will talk to Eduardo Rabasa.

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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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Juan Carlos Reyna en conversación con Edgar Onofre Fernández

Xalapa 2014, 
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.

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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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Paul Watkins, Tobias Hill, Desmond Barry

Hay Festival 2004, 
New fiction from three novelists at the height of their powers. Watkins' Thunder God is set at the end of the Viking era when the Norse faith clashes with Christianity. Hill's The cryptographer arcs the fall of the world's first quadrillionaire, inventor of the first global e-currency. Barry launches his third novel, Cressida's Bed, set in India and Bhutan in the 1930s.

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Tony Robinson

Hay Festival 2004, 
Make a cunning plan to meet the comedy writer, children's author, actor and broadcaster who effortlessly spans acrhaeology, history, heroism and the world's worst jobs. Come and ask him about his work from Baldrick to Time Team and Made Marian and her Merry Men.

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David Crystal

The Stories of English

Hay Festival 2004, 
The encylopaedic language guru and Hay hero turns the history of English on its head and provides a startlingly original view of where the richness, creativity and diversity of the language truly lies - in the accents and dialects of nonstandard English users all over the world. He explores the diversity in local usage and scans the literary inventions of Chaucer, Tolkein and Irvine Welsh.

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Helena Kennedy

Just Law

Hay Festival 2004, 
The left-wing QC Baroness prosecutes a savage indictment of the government's record on liberty and justice. Blair (shallow), Blunket (feeble) and Falconer are the accused over the burden of proof, fat-cat lawyers, old white judges, terrorism special powers, and the legal opinion on the Iraq War.

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Writing The Self

Dhaka 2014, 
Maria Chaudhuri and Abeer Hoque discuss the challenges and pleasures of the tell-all biography and linked short stories with SB Veda.

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The Great Indian Statesman

Dhaka 2014, 
Sashi Tharoor discusses the intersection of his writing and political life, the recent debate on colonialism and the book with the unforgettable title. Chaired by K Anis Ahmed.

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Colin Dexter

The Name and Nature of Poetry

Hay Festival 2004, 
The creator of Morse gives this year's lecture in the spirit of the Shropshire poet.

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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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Darren Shan

Hay Festival 2004, 
Introducing the tenth part of the Saga of Darren Shan, The Lake of Souls. Darren will talk about his hugely popular series, compelling story-lines and how Warner Bros will turn his words into film.

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Germaine Greer

The Quintessential Love Poem

Hay Festival 2004, 
In her annual poetry lecture at Hay, the formidable Shakespeare scholar and poetry publisher analyses Sappho's Phaentai moi and its Latin version, Catullus's Beatus ille - 'We'll look at the original and the Latin, quickly, and then at English versions. This is the quintessential love poem?: every love poem written in Europe is descended, however distantly, from Sappho's ur-statement of love-longing.'

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Catherine Nixey in conversation with Guillermo Altares

THE AGE OF PENUMBRA. HOW CHRISTIANITY DESTROYED THE CLASSICAL WORLD

Segovia 2018, 
 

Nixey tells the largely unknown story of how a militant religion deliberately subjected and annihilated the teachings of the classical world, and opened the way to centuries of unconditional adherence to "a single true faith”. The Roman Empire had been generous in welcoming new beliefs, but the arrival of Christianity changed everything. This new religion, despite preaching peace, was violent, ruthless and decidedly intolerant. Catherine Nixey studied Classical History in Cambridge, worked for many years as a teacher before turning to journalism. She talks to the journalist Guillermo Altares.

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Raquel Castro en conversación con Paulina del Collado

Un beso en tu futuro

Querétaro 2017, 
 
La escritora mexicana Raquel Castro presenta su nueva novela, Un beso en tu futuro, una bella historia de amor y amistad. Castro es guionista, periodistas y escritora; es la autora entre otros de Exiliados, Lejos de casa y Dark Doll.
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