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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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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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Héctor Abad Faciolince, Renato Cisneros y Jeremías Gamboa en conversación con Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

Familia y literatura II

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 como los que nos acompañan hoy, conversando sobre la temática familiar en sus obras. Con Héctor Abad Faciolince (Colombia), autor de El olvido que seremos; Renato Cisneros (Perú), autor de La distancia que nos separa; y Jeremías Gamboa (Perú), autor de Contarlo todo.
Héctor Abad Faciolince, Renato Cisneros y Jeremías Gamboa en conversación con Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

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Bogotá39 2017 III. Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Brenda Lozano and Felipe Restrepo Pombo in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

The Bogotá39 2017 selection, promoted by the Hay Festival, seeks to focus attention on and celebrate Latin American fiction writers. At this event, the writers Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba), author of La tribu; Brenda Lozano (Mexico), author of Cómo piensan las piedras and Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia), author of Formas de evasion. In conversation with Mariana H.

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Owen Sheers and Andrea Levy

A Common Wealth of Stories

Hay Festival 2004, 
Owen Sheers' The Dust Daries is a daring cutting of biography and fiction about the poet's search for his ancestor Aurther Shearly Cripps, a legendary missionary in nineteenth-century Rhodesia. Andrea Levy's Small Island explores the Windrush-generation's experience of Caribbean immigration into post-war Britain.

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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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Jenny Uglow

A Little History of English Gardening

Hay Festival 2004, 
A romp through British gardening from the stone-age to today. The historian looks at the grand designers, plant hunters and allotment tenderrs of England, and asks: Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem reallyt really weird when it arrived on our shores?

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In The LIght of What We Know

Dhaka 2014, 
Zia Haider Rahman's has launched one of the most lauded debut novels of the year, called "dazzling" and "astonishingly achieved" by the New Yorker, and "unsettling and profound" in the Guardian. He talks to Firdous Azim about Godel's theory of incompletness, his writing life, and his connection to Bangladesh.

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Cheryl Suzack y Juan Hernández Ramírez en conversación con Ingrid Bejerman

Literaturas indígenas en las Américas.

Xalapa 2014, 

Cheryl Suzack es docente y autora del libro Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law [Escritos de mujeres indígenas y el estudio cultural del derecho]. Además, ha sido coeditora y colabora- dora de la galardonada colección Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture [Mujeres indígenas y feminismo: política, activismo, cultura]. Junto con Juan Hernández Ramírez, poeta náhuatl ganador del Premio Nezahualcóyotl y el Premio Continental Canto de América de Lenguas Indígenas, hablará sobre el panorama de la literatura indígena en América en la actualidad en una conversación moderada por la periodista e investigadora Ingrid Bejerman.
Con el apoyo de MCgill Institute for the Study of Canada

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Adam Zamoyski

1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow

Hay Festival 2004, 
Tsar Alexander refuses to join the blockade of Britain. The French Emperor moves to effect retribution but meets his nemesis, and the balance of Europe is changed forever.

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Wheels In Motion

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

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Against All Odds

Dhaka 2014, 
Tatoo artist and performance poet Kosal Khiev talks to Ikhtisad Ahmed about his extraordinary life, survival and poetry.

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Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell Boyce

Hay Festival 2004, 
Best-selling Malorie Blackman has adapted many of her books for the screen including the award winning Pig Heart Boy. Frank Cottrell Boyce, the screenwriter of Welcome to Sarajevo and Hilary and Jackie has just written his first, fantastic children's novel Millions.

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Francesca Rhydderch

Wales Book of the Year Shortlist

Hay Festival 2004, 
The announcement introducing the six short listed writers for the Book of the Year 2004 award.

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Poetry. David Huerta and Alberto Ruy Sánchez in conversation with Alejandro del Castillo

Querétaro 2017, 

Two outstanding Mexican poets and writers will talk to Alejandro del Castillo about their latest work. With David Huerta, author of the essay on poetry El vaso de tiempo, and Alberto Ruy Sánchez, author of the poetic diary Luz del colibrí.

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50 years of Sgt. Pepper. Joselo, Hanif Kureishi and Carmen Pardo in conversation with Rulo

Querétaro 2017, 

The release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered not only a milestone in terms of The Beatles discography, but also in 20th century pop music. With this concept album, in which the band experimented with very different rhythms and subjects, and full of references to the 1960s context, the Fab Four left a musical legacy that is still with us today. Three fans and admirers of The Beatles talk to Rulo about the album that revolutionised music history. With the musician and writer Joselo, the novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, and the academic and writer Carmen Pardo.

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The Romanovs. Simon Sebag Montefiore in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2017, 

Few family histories have captured the collective imagination in the same way as that of the Romanov dynasty. The family that governed Russia with an iron fist for four centuries abruptly disappeared with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of, among other books, Jerusalem. The Biography and Titans of History, tells in The Romanovs: 1613-1918, the story of this famous dynasty in the Russian Revolution’s centenary year. In conversation with Mariana H.

The Romanovs. Simon Sebag Montefiore in conversation with Mariana H

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Patrick McGrath and Patrick Marber

Working Title Masterclass: Adaptation

Hay Festival 2004, 
Conversation with the playwright and screenwriter, Marber (Closer, Coogan's Run, The Day Today) who adapted McGrath's Asylum for the cinema.

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Joanne Harris and Sue Gee talk to Phil Rickman

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Chocolat bestseller introduces her first collection of malevolent and mischievous short stories, Jigs and Reels. Gee launches The Mysteries of Glass, the story of the illicit passion of a young curate for his vicar's wife in 1860s Herefordshire.

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Nick Broomfield

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Documentary Director 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Broomfield on Broomfield editor Jason Wood interviews the provocateur film-maker whose formidable credits include Biggie and Tupac, Fetishes, Tracking Down Maggie, Aileen and The Leader, His Driver and The Driver's Wife.

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James Campbell

Hay Festival 2005, 
The one and only stand-up comedian for children whose tales of flying MPVs, wasps and widgets will have anyone over the age of five in stiches.

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Marçal Aquino en conversación con Élmer Mendoza

Xalapa 2014, 
Escritor, periodista y guionista brasileño, Marçal Aquino ha publicado libros de cuentos, poesía y no- velas juveniles, así como tres novelas de alta intensidad: O invasor, Cabeça a prêmio y Yo recibiría las peores noticias de tus lindos labios. Autor considerado como uno de los renovadores de la narrativa brasileña y galardonado en varias ocasiones. Es además responsable de guiones para cine y televisión; además, tres de sus libros han sido llevados a la gran pantalla por el director de cine Beto Brant.

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Miguel Gutiérrez en conversación con Enrique Planas

Arequipa 2015, 
El escritor Enrique Planas, periodista cultural del diario El Comercio y autor, entre otros trabajos, de Kimokawaii, conversa con Miguel Gutiérrez, uno de los más importantes escritores peruanos de la actualidad. Además de una amplia trayectoria novelística —desde El viejo saurio se retira  hasta Kymper—, es fundador del Grupo Narración (1966-1980). Su último libro es Las aventuras del señor Bauman de Metz. El otro género que cultiva es el ensayo, entre los que destacan La generación del 50: un mundo dividido y la trilogía conformada por El pacto con el diablo, La invención novelesca y La cabeza y los pies de la dialéctica.

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Antony Beevor

The Mystery of Olga Chekhova

Hay Festival 2004, 
The award-winning historian tells the extraordinary story of Anton Chekov's beautiful niece who left Moscow for Berlin during the Russian Civil War. She became Hitler's favourite film star, yet was a Soviet agent.

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Helen Moore and Jane Davidson

The 2018 INSPIRE/ASLE-UKI Lecture: Is Love the Answer? Personal and Planetary Wellbeing Through the Lens of Poetry

Hay Festival 2018, 

Helen Moore is an eco-poet based in north-east Scotland. She has published two poetry collections, Hedge Fund, and Other Living Margins and ECOZOA. A third collection, The Mother Country, is due in 2019. Chaired by Jane Davidson, director of the award-winning INSPIRE at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.