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Nick Broomfield talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2004, 
An extended interview with the provocative and relentless investigative documentary film-maker, illustrated with clips from his multi-award-winning films Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Biggie and Tupac and The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife. 'If Broomfield took up wedding photography, the divorce rate would be even higher.' (The Guardian)

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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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Thomas Asbridge and Jonathan Phillips

The Crusades

Hay Festival 2004, 
In 1905 at the Clermont Council Pope Urban invented atrocities against Christian pilgrims commited by Muslims in Jerrusalem, so launching a hundred years of sanctimony, sadism and butchery that still resonates throughout the world today. Asbridge describes the First Crusade to capture Antioch and Jerusalem. Phillips recounts the travesty of the Forth Crusade in which Venetian capitalists contrived the sack of Constantinople, the Christian world's wealthiest and most cultured city, so ensuring centuries of Orthodox fury against Catholics.

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Minette Walters, Susan Hill, Jake Arnott

Hay Festival 2004, 
Author and crator of Orange Labyrinth, Kate Mosse chairs this conversation about contemporary crime writing. Walters is the Gold Dagger-winning author of The Sculptress and most recently Disordered Minds. Hill has been one of Britains' most successful novelists for children and adults for many years and launches her first crime novel The Various Haunts of Men. Arnott's True Crime is out now in paperback. 

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Marian Keyes

Hay Festival 2004, 
The best-selling novelist gives a special preview of her forthcoming The Other Side of the Story, a novel set in the world of publishing about love, loyalty, glass ceilings and survival tactics - and what to do when you get your chance for revenge.

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Christopher Lee, Jim Naughtie and John Davies

England and the Celts

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this second turning points session, the historian examines Athelstan's unification of tenth-century England and the peace with the Scots. With Wales historian John Davies and the broadcaster Jim Naughtie, he looks at the subsequent relationship with England's Celtic neighbours.

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Fernando Ampuero y Giovanna Pollarolo en conversación con Willard Díaz

Arequipa 2016, 
El prolífico escritor Fernando Ampuero (Perú) es, además, dramaturgo y periodista. Ha trabajado en diversos medios (entre otros, subdirector de la revista Caretas, director de las revistas Jaque y Somos, editor general de Canal N)En su obra literaria destacan las novelas Caramelo verde (1992), Hasta que me orinen los perros (2008) y El peruano imperfecto (2011), así como las colecciones de cuentos Malos modales (1994) y Cuentos (2013). Giovanna Pollarolo (Perú), poeta, periodista, narradora y guionista de teatro y cine, autora de poemarios como A veces ocurre o Las letras de tu nombre, la obra de teatro Donde mis ojos no te vean, y guiones de películas como Pantaleón y las visitadoras (en coautoría con Enrique Moncloa, dirigida por Francisco J. Lombardi) o La boca del lobo (en coautoría con Augusto Cabada y Gonzalo Guerrero, dirigida por Francisco J. Lombardi). En conversación con Willard Díaz.

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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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Sioned Davies

An Arthurian tale from The Mabinogion

Hay Festival 2005, 
Stepmothers, curses and heroes at the court of King Arthur. This reading of a new translation of How Cullwch won Olwen re-creates the performance of the medieval storyteller.

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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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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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Champion of the Word

Dhaka 2014, 
John Ralston Saul, novelist, essayist and activist talks about his commitments to freedom of speech, his championing of indigenous languages and writers in exile, and the bestselling novel that started it all.

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Últimas novelas

Arequipa 2015, 
Orlando Mazeyra, escritor y periodista arequipeño, modera esta mesa sobre las últimas novelas publicadas por los autores Rodrigo Hasbún, escritor y guionista boliviano elegido en 2010 por la revista Granta como uno de los mejores jóvenes escritores en lengua española y cuya última novela se titula Los afectos; y Sara Mesa, escritora española finalista en 2013 del Premio Herralde con su novela Cuatro por cuatro y que recientemente ha publicado Cicatriz.

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Mario Montalbetti y José Carlos Irigoyen en conversación con Renato Sandoval

Poética II

Arequipa 2016, 
Segunda parte de nuestra selección de eventos dedicados a la poesía. En esta ocasión, Renato Sandoval conversa con el poeta y escritor José Carlos Yrigoyen (Perú), autor de poemarios como El libro de las señales (1999) y Horoskop (2007), así como del reciente texto de autoficción Orgullosamente solos; y con el poeta y ensayista Mario Montalbetti (Perú), autor del libro Cualquier hombre es una isla. Ensayos y pretextos, y del reciente El más crudo invierno. Notas a un poema de Blanca Varela, un ensayo virtuoso sobre la obra última de Blanca Varela.

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Performance poética de SJ Fowler

Arequipa 2016, 
El poeta interdisciplinar Steven Fowler (Reino Unido) presenta una performance poética en la que nos dejará ver lo mejor de su trabajo: una actuación que combina poesía y artes visuales a través de la tradición de la performance, la vanguardia y el modernismo. Fowler ha creado trabajos comisionados por instituciones como la Tate Modern, BBC Radio o Wellcome Collection, y su poesía ha sido traducida a 21 idiomas. Kevin Christian Rodríguez Siu apoyará a Fowler durante el turno de preguntas.

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Simon James

Hay Festival 2005, 
The dynamic and captivating illustrator, author of the award winning Leon and Bob and Days Like This unveils his latest creation, Baby Brains, a picture book as bright and engaging as it's extraordinary young hero. (Age 6+)

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Jonathan Freedland talks to Joan Bakewell

Jacob's Gift

Hay Festival 2005, 
The journalist explores his newbord son's Jewish inheritance. Freedland digs deep into his own family's past, telling the story of three remarkable people, each of whom came up with radically different answers to a quintessentially modern dilemma: how to live as a minority in the modern world.

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Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Guadalupe Nettel

Arequipa 2017, 

Maylis de Kerangal (France) has worked in publishing and is the author of novels including Birth of a Bridge, translated into eight languages and winner of the Médicis, Franz Hessel and Gregor von Rezzori prizes, and Mend the Living, winner in 2015 of the Llibreter Prize awarded by Catalan booksellers. She will speak with Guadalupe Nettel.

Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Guadalupe Nettel

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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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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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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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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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Raymond Tallis

The sighted Watchmaker: how we got to be so different

Hay Festival 2005, 
The distinguished physician and thinker, author of Hippocratic Oaths argues that it is possible to defend human exceptionalism without rejecting Darwin. He identifies the hand as the biological means by which man transcended it's biologcal roots and hominids evolved towards self-consciousness and freedom.

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Jeannette Winterson

Lighthousekeeping

Hay Festival 2004, 
The author of The PowerbookThe Passion and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit presents her new novel. Her writing is poetically rich, politically exciting and of the rarest sensibility. But what thrills you is her passion - for art, for language, and for love. She demands much of her readers, and rewards in equal measure.

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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.