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Brian Fagan

The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization

Hay Festival 2004, 
Fagan examines the unprecedented prolonged global warming of the last 15,000 years that has shaped the modern world. Today 200,000,000 people barely survive on marginal agricultural land in places such as North-eastern Brazil, Ethopia and the Saharan Sahel.

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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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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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Folk Music

Dhaka 2014, 
Sufi-based music from Chittagong.

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Bill Bryson

Hay Festival 1999, 
The outrageously funny humorist and travel-writer, author of Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, and Notes from a Big Country is the winner of this years Madoc Award for travel writing, sponsored by The Wales Tourist Board. 

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Comedy with Naveed

Dhaka 2014, 
Daily Star Books launches Houmorously Yours by comedian Naveed Mahbub.

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In The LIght of What We Know

Dhaka 2014, 
Zia Haider Rahman's has launched one of the most lauded debut novels of the year, called "dazzling" and "astonishingly achieved" by the New Yorker, and "unsettling and profound" in the Guardian. He talks to Firdous Azim about Godel's theory of incompletness, his writing life, and his connection to Bangladesh.

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Cheryl Suzack y Juan Hernández Ramírez en conversación con Ingrid Bejerman

Literaturas indígenas en las Américas.

Xalapa 2014, 

Cheryl Suzack es docente y autora del libro Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law [Escritos de mujeres indígenas y el estudio cultural del derecho]. Además, ha sido coeditora y colabora- dora de la galardonada colección Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture [Mujeres indígenas y feminismo: política, activismo, cultura]. Junto con Juan Hernández Ramírez, poeta náhuatl ganador del Premio Nezahualcóyotl y el Premio Continental Canto de América de Lenguas Indígenas, hablará sobre el panorama de la literatura indígena en América en la actualidad en una conversación moderada por la periodista e investigadora Ingrid Bejerman.
Con el apoyo de MCgill Institute for the Study of Canada

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Tony Robinson

Hay Festival 2004, 
Make a cunning plan to meet the comedy writer, children's author, actor and broadcaster who effortlessly spans acrhaeology, history, heroism and the world's worst jobs. Come and ask him about his work from Baldrick to Time Team and Made Marian and her Merry Men.

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FT Weekend Debates Part 2: The Future of Europe

MIRIAM GONZÁLEZ, GUILLERMO DE LA DEHESA AND ENRIQUE BARÓN WITH FREDERICK STUDEMANN

Segovia 2018, 

Six years after the global financial crisis threatened Eurozone collapse, it's now political earthquakes posing questions of the "European Project". With reform inevitable, we're joined by the international lawyer specialized in the EU Miriam Gonzalez, the economist and businessman Guillermo de la Dehesa and the politician and former President of the European Parliament Enrique Barón Crespo to analyze the future of the EU together with the literary editor of the FT, Frederick Studemann.

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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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Paul Watkins, Tobias Hill, Desmond Barry

Hay Festival 2004, 
New fiction from three novelists at the height of their powers. Watkins' Thunder God is set at the end of the Viking era when the Norse faith clashes with Christianity. Hill's The cryptographer arcs the fall of the world's first quadrillionaire, inventor of the first global e-currency. Barry launches his third novel, Cressida's Bed, set in India and Bhutan in the 1930s.

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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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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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Lisa Jardine

Robert Hooke and the Art of Always Coming Second

Hay Festival 2004, 
Illuminating London's critical role in the emergence of modern science, the acclaimed biographer and critic rediscovers and decodes a great original thinker of indefatigable curiosity and imagination, a major figure in the seventeenth century intellectual and scientific revolution.

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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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Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton

Minotaur

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two great story-tellers tell the tale of Daedalus' creations. An artificial cow, a labrynith, and wings for human flight. This enthralling retelling of the classic story was comissioned by the National Theatre.

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Fiona Mozley and Lisa McInerney in conversation with Peter Florence

Cartagena 2018, 

Fiona Mozley is an Irish author finalist for the ManBooker Prize with her debut novel Elmet. Lisa McInerney is an Irish writer, author of Glorious Heresies and The Blood Miracles, and winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. They will talk about their work with Peter Florence, founder of the Hay Festival.

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Jesús Ruiz Mantilla in conversation with Paolo Vasile

TELEVISION: A DEBATE

Segovia 2018, 

Paolo Vasile, CEO of Mediaset, is one of the most important and controversial communication entrepreneurs in Europe. His sincere, raw and untamed vision of the world of television as leader of Cuatro and Telecinco will serve as the axis to the conversation he will have with the writer and journalist of El País, Jesús Ruiz Mantilla. 

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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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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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David Crystal

The Stories of English

Hay Festival 2004, 
The encylopaedic language guru and Hay hero turns the history of English on its head and provides a startlingly original view of where the richness, creativity and diversity of the language truly lies - in the accents and dialects of nonstandard English users all over the world. He explores the diversity in local usage and scans the literary inventions of Chaucer, Tolkein and Irvine Welsh.

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A.C. Grayling

COEXISTENCE IN OUR MODERN WORLD

Segovia 2018, 

The renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling returns to Segovia with a provocative lecture on our society today and the threats to coexistence. He addresses the major challenges that the new digital era and the social and political changes make on the structure of our societies. Will social media or populism break democracy? Chaired by Peter Florence.

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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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Alejandro Rosas sobre Érase una vez en México

Xalapa 2014, 

El historiador y escritor Alejandro Rosas (México), con gran trayectoria en el campo de la divulgación histórica, nos hablará sobre su libro Érase una vez México 1, en el que narra los acontecimientos que determinan la historia mexicana.