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Sergio Rossi

Un viaje a la Antártida. Un científico en el continente olvidado.

Xalapa 2014, 
El biólogo Sergio Rossi ha participado en tres campañas de investigación polar, y en este evento hablará sobre cuestiones fundamentales relacionadas con el continente blanco: la supervivencia en un clima tan extremo, la formación del agujero de ozono, los efectos del cambio climático, el deterioro ecológico que generan las bases permanentes allí instaladas, la posibilidad (y los peligros) de explotar económicamente las inmensas riquezas de todo tipo que se esconden en la Antártida, y por qué un recóndito acúmulo de hielo en el confín más alejado del planeta es esencial para nuestro futuro como especie. Pablo Meyer presenta el evento.

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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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Mick Brown

The Dance of 17 Lives

Hay Festival 2004, 
In January 2000, the Seventeenth Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism, arrived at the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. He was fourteen years old. Mick Brown travelled to Dharamsala to meet him, and he found himself surrounded by stories of miracles, murder and the settling of two hundred-year-old scores.

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Michael Rosen

Hay Festival 2004, 
Much loved as a radio presenter and respected as an authority on children's literature Michael Rosen is back in Hay by huge demand following his sell-out poetry performance last year. 'Lively, immediate, spiced with doggerel. rap. nonsense rhymes and puns'. (Times Educational Supplement)

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Bogotá39 2017 I. Gabriela Jauregui, Eduardo Rabasa and Diego Zúñiga in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

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 Gabriela Jauregui (Mexico) author of  La memoria de la cosas, Eduardo Rabasa (Mexico), author of Cinta negra, and Diego Zúñiga (Chile), author of Niños héroes, will talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo about their latest books.

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Daniel Espartaco y Benito Taibo en conversación con Mariana H

Xalapa 2014, 

Daniel Espartaco Sánchez, galardonado en diver- sas ocasiones por sus relatos, publicó en 2012 su primera novela Autos usados. Este libro, ganador del Premio Bellas Artes Narrativa Colima, cuenta la historia de la generación que vivió su adolescencia en el norte de México de los años noventa a través de la mirada y experiencias de Elías, su protagonista. La última obra de Benito Taibo, Desde mi muro, es una selección de escritos y anécdotas que ha posteado en su muro de Facebook, presentando esta plataforma como un instrumento de comunicación que, a través de la mirada del otro, nos habla de nuestra propia humanidad.

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Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt

Tracy Beaker

Hay Festival 2005, 
The gutsy, troublesome but fun-loving Tract is loved by children across the globe. Writer and illustrator recreate their heroine.
(Age 8+)

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Shakespeare Is Ours : Celebrating 450 Years of Shakespeare

Dhaka 2014, 
Celebrating 450 years of Shakespeare: Shakespeare"s plays have been widely translated, performed and beloved in Bangladesh. These vignettes cover four decades of Shakespeare in Bangladesh, featuring iconic performances by Aly Zaker, Firdousi Majumdar and Sara Zaker, followed by a panel discussion with poet, playwright and translator Syed Shamsul Haq and legendary veteran actor Aly Zaker. Moderated by Samina Luthfa. Featuring Nagorik, DU theatre department and Podatik.

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Rithy Panh en conversación con Óscar Guardiola Rivera

Xalapa 2014, 
“A los trece años –dice Rithy Panh–, perdí a toda mi familia en pocas semanas... Todos ellos barridos por la crueldad y la locura de los jemeres rojos. [...] Y fue así como seguí con vida, porque me había quedado sin nada”. Treinta años después del fin del régimen de Pol Pot en Camboya, este cineasta y documentalista de prestigio, conocido por cintas como La gente del arrozal y S-21: La máquina de matar de los jemeres rojos, decide entrevistar a uno de los grandes responsables de ese genocidio: Duch. La eliminación es un libro que ha recibido el premio Joseph Kessel, el Grand Prix de SGDL de l’Essai, el premio Essai France Télévisions y el premio Aujourd’hui.
Con el apoyo del Festival Internacional de Cine y Foro de Derechos Humanos de México

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Ian Stewart

Math Hysteria

Hay Festival 2004, 
Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale: Counting the Cattle of the Sun; The Great Drain Robbery; and Preposterous Piratical Predicaments.

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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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Álvaro Enrigue en conversación con Rubén Gallo

Xalapa 2014, 
Álvaro Enrigue es uno de los autores mexicanos con- temporáneos más reconocidos. Es autor de obras como Hipotermia, Vidas perpendiculares, Decencia o Valiente clase mediaDinero, letras y cursilería. Su última novela, Muerte súbita, fue la ganadora del Premio Herralde 2013. También ha sido editor, profesor universitario y publica con frecuencia críticas literarias.

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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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The Woman As A Writer

Dhaka 2014, 
What does it mean to be a woman writer? Novelists Manju Kapur and Nilanjana Roy and critic Muneeza Shamsie discuss some of the challanges - and opportunities - faced by women writers. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.

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Leo Hickman and Lucy Siegle

Ethical Living

Hay Festival 2005, 
Which should I buy: an organic apple from New Zealand, a Fairtrade apple from New Zealand, a non-organic apple grown locally? The author of A Good Life and A Life Stripped Bare explores what it means to 'live ethically' with the Observer eco-columnist.

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Writing The Region: Is There A South Asian Identity

Dhaka 2014, 
Is there a South Asian identity? Writers Aamer Hussein, Namita Gokhale and Fakrul Alam explore cross border connections and the possibilities of a South Asian identity.

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Commonwealth Writers Session

Dhaka 2014, 
Translations - coming out of the Dhaka translation centre workshop. With Kaiser Haq, Ahsheen Akhtar and Arunava Sinha, moderated by Katie Griffin of British Centre for Literary Translation.

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Greyson Perry talks to Sarah Thornton

The Art Review Platform

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Turner Prize-winning potter discusses his work and his female alter-ego Claire, with the sociologist. 'I want to make something that lives with the eye as a beautiful piece of art, but on closer inspection, a polemic or an ideology will come out of it'.

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Transmedia Borders: Language borders / creative expansions. Malika Booker, Rocío Cerón, Gaspar Orozco and Johny Payne in conversation with Edgardo Bermejo

Querétaro 2017, 

Creators that work with language and with other creative media speak about how creative migrations and appropiative strategies can result in new creative forms athat call for the collective and the comunal. Edgardo Bermejo (Mexico) speaks with Malika Booker (UK), Johnny Payne (USA), Rocío Cerón (Mexico) and Gaspar Orozco (Mexico).

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Lina Meruane, Óscar Guardiola Rivera y Diego Enrique Osorno en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Crónicas políticas.

Xalapa 2014, 
Los recientes acontecimientos en Oriente Medio y en Ucrania nos llevan a reflexionar sobre cómo se narran los conflictos en la prensa ¿Cuáles son las claves de la crónica política? Participan Lina Meruane, escritora chilena, profesora de cultura latinoamericana en la Universidad de Nueva York y directora del sello independiente Brutas Editoras; Óscar Guardiola Rivera, filósofo colombiano y profesor de derecho de la Universidad de Birkbeck en Londres, cuya obra versa sobre el funcionamiento de los diferentes sistemas políticos y Diego Enrique Osorno, periodista y escritor mexicano especializado en conflictos políticos.

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Lionel Shriver in conversation with Kirsty Lang

Querétaro 2017, 

Lionel Shriver is a writer and Guardian journalist. In 2005 she won the Orange Prize for Fiction for her seventh novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin. She is also the author of The Post-birthday World, So Much For That and Big Brother, which reflects on the cult of the body, obesity and junk food, while also dealing with family relationships and the struggle against the self-destruction of the people we love. She will talk to Kirsty Lang about her latest work, The Mandibles. A family: 2029-2047.

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Luis Felipe Fabre in conversation with Irma Gallo

Querétaro 2017, 

Salvador Novo is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in contemporary Mexican literature, and has attracted the attention of figures as outstanding as Octavio Paz and Carlos Monsiváis. In Escribir con caca, the Mexican poet Luis Felipe Fabre looks at the figure of the author and his complex writing through an exhaustive yet playful review of Novo’s life and work. In conversation with Irma Gallo.

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Recitations In English (2)

Dhaka 2014, 
English poetry recitations featuring Ahsan Akbar, Kathryn Hummel, Ikhtisad Ahmed and Sadaf Saaz. Presented by Kaiser Haq.

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That Which Cannot Be Said

Dhaka 2014, 
Inspired by the Vagina Monologues, this performance is based on the lives of Bangladeshi women. Production by Naripokkho.

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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.