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Henriette van der Blom

The Art of Political Rhetoric: Antiquity and Today

Hay Festival 2019, 

Focusing on republican politics in ancient Rome, the speeches of Cicero and parallels between ancient and modern political speech, Van der Blom explores what the study of ancient rhetoric contributes to current debates about political communication. Van der Blom is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Birmingham, founding director of the Network for Oratory and Politics and the leader of a research project into the crisis of speech in modern British politics.

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François-Xavier Fauvelle talks to Georgina Godwin

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages

Hay Festival 2019, 

From the birth of Islam in the 7th century to the voyages of European exploration in the 15th, Africa was at the centre of a vibrant exchange of goods and ideas. It was an African golden age in which places like Mali, Ghana, Nubia and Zimbabwe became the crossroads of civilisations, and where African royals, thinkers and artists played celebrated roles in the globalised world of the Middle Ages.

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Eleanor Updale, David Starky, Michael Wood, Andrew Marr

Writers Workshop

Hay Festival 2005, 
The legendary essayist, screenwriter and poineer of confessional journalism is celebrated for her writing about American life and politics and about international affairs. 'My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests.'

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Bill Deedes talks to Alan Rusbridger

Hay Festival 2005, 
Cabinet Minister, journalist and adventurer, Deedes moved and shook throughout the twentieth century and has lived well to tell the tales.

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Martin Harrison

Francis Bacon in Camera

Hay Festival 2005, 
Harrison reveals how photography, film, mass media imagery and other sources informed Bacon's painting.

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John Sutherland and Peter Parker

Spender and Isherwood

Hay Festival 2004, 
Their biographers discuss the lives and work of the two twentieth century giants whose writing, politics and sexuality defined a literary generation that rose to prominence in the 1930s. Parker publishes Isherwood in 2004 to celebrate the centenary of Isherwood's birth. Sutherland is the authorized biographer of Stephen Spender.

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Simon Signh

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of The Cracking Code Book looks at secret codes from Ancient Rome toi the Internet. How do you make codes and how do you break them? How can you protect your diary from prying eyes and how can you sneak a peak at someone else's emails? Simon will have a genuine German World War II Enigma code machine to show how secret codes changed history.
(Age 10+)

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Saul David

Zulu

Hay Festival 2005, 
A magisterial account of British Imperial ignominy: ivasion, deception, atrocity, cover-up and election disaster in nineteenth century Southern Africa.

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Matt Whyman talks to Matt Seaton

Hay Festival 2004, 
Agony uncle for AOL and 19 Magazine, Matt Whyman really knows what makes teenage boys tick. He also knows about gun running, street gangs and the Columbian underworld. Matt will be interviewed about the incredible research behind his hard-hitting Boy Kills Man as well as talking about his insights into teenage tensions and taboos.

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Jonathan Coe, Jonathan Foer, Zadie Smith

Penguin Breakfast 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the iconic paperback publishers with three stories from the Penguin roster.

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Sandi Toksvig

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Hans Christian Anderson Bicentenary Ambassador celebrates her illustrious compatriot, creator of some of the most potent and loved myths and fables of all literature.

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Eddie Braben talks to Laurence Marks

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Book What I Wrote is the memoir of the man who wrote the classic scripts for Morecambe and Wise. A fond masterclass about Eric and Ernie and comedy.

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Leonie Frieda and Paul Strathern

The Medicis

Hay Festival 2004, 
Strathern's The Medici: Godfathers of The Renaissance charts the rise and fall of the family who ran Florence, The Vatican and the throne of France. Frieda's biography of Catherine de Medici, widow of Henri II of France, seeks to rehabilitate the woman who served 30 years as regent to her three sons and instigated the St.Bartholomew's Day Massacre.

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Helen Walsh, M.J.Hyland, Tessa Hadley

Hay Festival 2004, 
Walsh's Brass is a brutally powerful story of love set in the underbelly of Liverpool's Cathedral area. Hyland's How the Light Gets In conjures an Australian scholarship exchange visit to the USA. Hadley's Everything Will Be Alright spans five decades of post-war Britain.

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Yoani Sánchez en conversación con Diego Enrique Osorno

Evento Gatopardo.

Xalapa 2014, 

La periodista Yoani Sánchez ha documentado desde 2007 la vida en Cuba a través de su blog Generación Y. Galardonado con el Premio de Periodismo Digital Ortega y Gasset que otorga el diario español El País, el blog de Yoani es elmás visitado del país y es traducido regularmente a catorce lenguas por un equipo de voluntarios. Este año ha presentado su nuevo proyecto digital, 14ymedio, un periódico digital independiente. Conversa sobre su trabajo diario por la libertad de expresión con el reportero y escritor Diego Enrique Osorno. Presentado por Felipe Restrepo Pombo, director de la revista Gatopardo.

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Manuel Astur, Susanne Noltenius y Claudia Salazar en conversación con Anna Soler-Pont

Arequipa 2016, 
La agente literaria Anna Soler-Pont conversa con tres interesantes autores. Manuel Astur (España), escritor, periodista y productor musical, es autor de Seré un anciano hermoso en un gran país, que describe como «ensayo emocional». La escritora Susanne Noltenius (Perú) ha publicado los libros de cuentos Tres Mujeres Crisis respiratoria, algunos de cuyos relatos han aparecido también en diversas antologías. Claudia Salazar (Perú) es una escritora, crítica literaria y gestora cultural residente en Nueva York, ganadora del Premio las Américas de Narrativa 2014 por su novela La sangre de la aurora.

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Molly Scott Cato (Green), Jonathan Evans (Conservative), Glenys Kinnock (Labour), David J. Rowlands (UKIP), David John Williams (LibDem), Eilian Williams (Plaid Cymru)

Euro-Question Time

Hay Festival 2004, 
In the week before Wales elects four MEPS to serve in Brussels, please join us to hear what each of the main parties is offering, and question candidates on all the major issues.

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John Man

Attila the Hun

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Biographer pursues the murderous military genius who united a vast terrorist network and brought down the world's greatest superpower.

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Ann Pettifor, Herbert Girardet, James Vaccaro, Kika Williamson

Money

Hay Festival 2005, 
Ann Pettifor (Advocacy International), Herbert Girardet (Schumacher Society), James Vaccaro (Investment Manager, Triodos Bank) and Kika Williamson (Time Banks UK) will be exploring notions of real wealth in the age of the consumer, ethical investment, time as 'money' and changes in the relationshoip between money and value.

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John Pilger

Tell Me No Lies

Hay Festival 2004, 
An audience discussion on propaganda, journalism and the war on terror with the investigative journalist.

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Francisco Hinojosa

Xalapa 2014, 
El popular narrador y poeta mexicano Francisco Hinojosa, autor de libros llenos de humor y fantasía como La peor señora del mundo, A golpe de calcetín y De domingo a lunes, entre muchos otros, contará en esta ocasión un cuento para niños.
Edades: 8-12 años

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Meic Povey talks to Simon Harris

Sgript Cymru

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Welsh language playwright has begun an exciting and award-winning transition into writing English. The conversation will be illustrated with performed extracts from his recent English work: Three Women, Indian Country and his new play Life of Ryan ... and Ronnie, to be produced by Sgript Cymru.

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Doreen Massey

For Space

Hay Festival 2005, 
An impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space.

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Spheres of Cricket

Dhaka 2014, 
The award-winning journalist discusses the real stories that equally shaped and disturbed the world of cricket in the last decade. Chaired by Ahsan Akbar.

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Graham Swift talks to Claire Armitstead

Hay Festival 2003, 
The Booker-winner, author of Last Orders and Waterland discusses his new novel The Light of Day with the literary editor of The Guardian. Swift reworks the noir crime thriller into a beautiful understanding of his characters' lives and souls.