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Antony Beevor and Lynne Truss

Writers at Work

Hay Festival 2004, 
The two best-selling authors discuss building a career, working with publishers and agents, and how the royalties system works.

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Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

The Great Hydrogen Hoax

Hay Festival 2004, 
The European Commission has officially declared that it will be the 'world's first hydrogen superpower'. Governor Schwarzenegger vowed to build Hydrogen Highway from Vancouver to Tijuanna - and this comes from a man who owns seven Hummer SUV's! OUr intrepid energy correspondent tangles with Exxon, BUsh and Cindy Crawford on the trail of this years grand delusion.

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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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Dan Cruickshank

Hay Festival 2005, 
From the solemn heads of Easter Island to the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru, the intrepid explorer discovers the pinnacles of human achievement as he travels Around the World in 80 Treasures.

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Anthea Bell

Asterix in Hay

Hay Festival 2005, 
The great European translator who gave us Getafix, Dogmatix and Knavishtrix and redoubled the playful joy of the original French versions of the Asterix books.

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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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Simon Sebag Montefiore

Stalin

Hay Festival 2004, 
The award-winning historian examines the court surrounding the Soviet tyrant and reveals the inside stories of the Great Terror, the Axis summit with Roosevelt and Churchill and Stalins relationships with Beria and Molotov.

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Next Generation Poets

Hay Festival 2004, 
Ten years on from the promotion that celebrated the emergence of the Armitage/Maxwell New Generation, The Poetry Book Society has identified twenty of the most exciting new voices in poetry. Come and meet and hear members of the class of 2004 in this celebration gala.

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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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Jorge Volpi in conversation with Laura Revuelta

Querétaro 2017, 

Jorge Volpi, one of Crack’s selected writers and the author of several novels and works of non-fiction, talks to Laura Revuelta about his latest book, Examen de mi padre, a personal, intimate work about the figure of his father which also reflects on Mexico, creating a relationship between the private sphere and the social context.

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Jo Brand

Sorting Out Billy

Hay Festival 2004, 
The comedian adapts her humour from stage to page in her debut novel which asks: What do you do when your man misbehaves: stay silent, sweet-talk or shoot him?

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The Fabian Society Platform

Hay Festival 2004, 
Minister of State for Culture Estelle Morris is joined by critic and novelist D.J.Taylor and the historian Tristram Hunt to discuss the interaction of politics, the arts and literature.

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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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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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Folk Music

Dhaka 2014, 
Sufi-based music from Chittagong.

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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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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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Richard Barber

The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief

Hay Festival 2004, 
The writer and publisher of medieval history discusses the creation of the Holy Grail icon, its roots in Christian culture, and its refashioning down the centuries through literature, visual art and music.

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Robin Williamson in concert and conversation

The Incredible Quest

Hay Festival 2004, 
The founder member of the iconic Incredible String BAnd talks to Phil Rickman about musical influences from the 1960s to the present. He discusses the bardic craft and explains how his life as storyteller and songwriter remains inspired by the Celtic tradition. 

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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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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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John Thackara

Hay Festival 2005, 
We're filling up the world wuth technology and devices, but what is this stuff for? And what value does it add to our lives? Thackara's In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World is about a world based less on stuff, and more on people.

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Isabel Coixet in conversation with Raphael Minder

IDENTITY AND COEXISTENCE: A LOOK AT CATALONIA

Segovia 2018, 

The Spanish Film Director Isabel Coixet, one of the most recognized Spanish film creators in the international scene, awarded several Goya Awards, talks about coexistence and identity with Raphael Minder born in Switzerland, correspondent in Spain for the New York Times since 2010 and author of the book  La lucha por Catalunya (The Stuggle for Catalonia). 

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Luis Rojas Marcos in conversation with Margarita Mayo

Segovia 2018, 

Psychiatrist Dr. Luis Rojas Marcos, one of the most internationally respected science communicators and a highly-reputed doctor and health system manager was closely involved with 9-11. He is the author of Más allá del 11 de septiembre, where he narrates his experience and analyses the key for overcoming trauma. He is also an author of books on happiness and coexistence, for example Todo lo que he aprendido: 303 ideas para una vida mejor. He talks with Margarita Mayo, an expert on leadership, author of Yours Truly, Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life.

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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.