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Neil Jordan

Hay Festival 2004, 
The writer and filmaker has written three acclaimed novels, Sunrise with Sea Monster, The Past and The Dream of a Beast. His films include Company of Wolves, Mona Lisa, Interview with the Vampire and The Crying Game. He discusses his new novel Shade.

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John Sutherland

So You Think You Know Jane Austen?

Hay Festival 2005, 
The top Prof and literary sleuth delves into what's really going on beneath the perfect surface of Austen's novels. Essential and delightful insider nous for students, Andrew Davies fans and quizzers.

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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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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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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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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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Joselo Rangel in conversation with Rulo

Querétaro 2017, 

Music and literature go together in the work of Joselo Rangel (Mexico), member of and guitarist with the legendary rock group Café Tacuba, whose songs are in Spanish. Author of the book of short stories One Hit Wonder (2015) and an astute journalist, Joselo will talk to Rulo about his double life as a rock star and writer.

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Jody Williams in conversation with Diego Rabasa

Querétaro 2017, 

Jody Williams (United States) defines herself as a Vermont girl whose conscience and desire to contribute to the common good led to a life of activism and her winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work on the elimination of anti-personnel mines. She is currently a professor at the University of Houston and Chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Particularly interested in women’s rights and peaceful activism, Williams will talk to Diego Rabasa.

Jody Williams in conversation with Diego Rabasa

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David Starkey talks to Janice Hadlow

The History Man

Hay Festival 2004, 
Taking his forthcoming small screen series on the monarchy as a starting point, Starkey examines what you lose or gain from the medium when you televise history? Hadlow is an acclaimed history producer and is Head of Specialist Factual programming at Channel 4.

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Colin Jackson talks to Nicola Heywood Thomas

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Olympian and 110-meters hurdles world-record holder, now a senior figure in UK athletics and a regular commentator, talks about his career and previews the 2004 Olympics with the BBC Wales broadcaster.

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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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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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Jacqueline Wilson

Hay Festival 2004, 
The hard-hitting author, whose books are the most borrowed from libraries in Britain, introduces her newest story Best Friends and answers questions about all her books.

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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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Roy Strong

The Laskett

Hay Festival 2004, 
In Herefordshire, the historian and his late wife, Julia Trevelyan Oman, have created the largest and most interesting formal garden of the last 50 years. He introduces the garden and its development.

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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 Last Mughal

Dhaka 2014, 
Enter a world of music and poetry with The Last Mughal, a performance that takes us back to a bygone era of matchless splendour - the period of the last Mughals. This evocative evening features readings by award-winning author from his book The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 and the vocals of Vidya Shah celebrating the poignant and robust folk poetry of the time and ghazals of the Mughal court.

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La Dichosa Palabra

Xalapa 2014, 
El programa cultural más famoso de la televisión mexicana se transmite en directo desde el festival. Los presentadores Laura García, Pablo Boullosa, Germán Ortega y Eduardo Casar responden a las dudas de los telespectadores sobre el uso del idioma, el origen y significado de algunas palabras y los aspectos literarios.

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Louise Rennison

Hay Festival 2004, 
Hilarious, hair-raising fun with the author of the brilliant Georgia Nicholson stories as she entertains us with tales of her new book, And That's When It Fell Off In My Hand. Described by The Sunday Telegraph as 'Bridget Jones for teenagers, but funnier'.

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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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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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Images

Dhaka 2014, 
Aamer Hussein, Mimi Khalvati and Laksmi Pamuntjak discuss the evocation of places through the power of lyricism. Moderated by Olivia Smith.

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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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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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Vernon Bogdanor

A Tale of Two Constitutions: New Labour, Europe and Britain

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Oxford Professor of Government juggles Runnymede, Brussles, woolsacks and gravy trains as he analyses the state of our Democracy. Chaired by Tom Bingham, Festival President and Senior Law Lord.