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Posy Simmonds talks to Annalena McAfee

The Illustrator

Hay Festival 2005, 
An informal masterclass with the great satirical cartoonist, creator of The Webers, Gemma Bovery and Literary Life.

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Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Hay Festival 2004, 
Writers shortlisted for the international women's novel award discuss their work.

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Juan Gedovius imagina Peter Pan

Querétaro 2017, 
Juan Gedovius (México), uno de los autores e ilustradores infantiles mexicanos más destacados, creador de, entre otros, el emblemático El más gigante, nos presenta una divertida actividad en la que, a través de la ilustración y la imaginación, se acerca a Peter Pan.
A partir de 7 años 

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Steven Mithen

The Singing Neanderthal

Hay Festival 2005, 
The professor of Early Prehistory and Head of the Scholl of Human and Environmental Sciences explores The Origins of Music, Language, MInd and Bodyi

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Luiz Ruffato en conversación con Diego Rabasa

Xalapa 2014, 

Luiz Ruffato es considerado uno de los escritores más brillantes de la literatura brasileña contemporánea. Galardonado por la Fundación Biblioteca Nacional con el premio Machado de Assis y por la Asociación Paulista de Críticos de Arte, también ha sido reconocido con el Premio Literario Casa de las Américas de Cuba. Sus últimos libros traducidos al español son Mamma, son tanto felice y El mundo enemigo.

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Eoin Colfer

The Federation Lecture

Hay Festival 2005, 
The fantasist-thriller writer will introduce the fourth in his series, Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception, in a talk full of fun, laughter and fascination.
(Age 9+)

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Jane Fonda talks to Mark Lawson

My Life So Far

Hay Festival 2005, 
The actor and activist discusses her life and career with the writer and broadcaster.

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The Orange Prize

Hay Festival 1999, 
The first opportunity to hear the shortlisted authorsreading from their books and discussing their work.

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Margo Glantz y Pablo Quintanilla en conversación con Willard Díaz

El lenguaje de la escritura

Arequipa 2016, 
La escritora, académica y crítica literaria Margo Glantz (México), miembro de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua y Doctora en Letras Hispánicas por la Universidad de la Sorbona, y autora de libros como Las genealogías o el reciente Por breve herida; y el ensayista y filósofo peruano Pablo Quintanilla, Doctor en Filosofía por la Universidad de Virginia y magíster en filosofía por la Universidad de Londres (King’s College), especializado en filosofía del lenguaje y epistemología conversan con Willard Díaz sobre su lenguaje literario particular, el proceso de la escritura y sus trabajos más recientes.
Margo Glantz y Pablo Quintanilla en conversación con Willard Díaz

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Richard Jones

Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life

Hay Festival 2005, 
Why the nano-world is so different to the macro-world that we are all familliar with, and how nanotechnology may have more in common with biology than conventional engeneering.

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Mary Loudon and Sameer Rahim talk to Olivia Cole

Fiction: First Novels

Hay Festival 2019, 

A conversation with two very experienced and acclaimed writers venturing for the first time into fiction. Loudon’s My House is Falling Down is a vivid and compelling novel about a modern love triangle that asks some provocative questions: what happens when you tell the whole truth in marriage? Is it still infidelity if nobody lies? Can you really love two people at once? Rahim’s Asghar and Zahra is a funny, sympathetic and very human novel about the first year of a marriage, and the difficulties of reconciling the sometimes conflicting demands of family, religion and society. 

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Jenni Murray and guests

The Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Hay Festival 2005, 
The chair of the tenth anniversary prize hosts this reading and discussion with the six shortlisted authors. Names will be posted at www.hayfestival.com on 26 May.

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Menna Elfyn talks to Ceri Sherlock

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate Perffaith Nam (Perfect Law), the new poetry collection from the leading Welsh language poet, in reading and conversation.

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John Mullan

The Raymond Williams Lecture 2005: Critisism and the Common Reader

Hay Festival 2005, 
What is the point of academic or journalistic literary critisism? Do readers need to care about it? Mullan is a UCL Don whose Elements of Fiction appears in Guardian Review and whose study Anonymity will appear in 2006.

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Kate Adie

Corsets and Camouflage

Hay Festival 2004, 
With some acute fashion analysis thrown in, Adie confronts big questions of gender and murder. When licensing a combatant to kill, are women different soldires from men, or precisely equal to them? And where does a lone female journalist among thousands of desert troops go to pee?

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Emyr Humphreys At Eighty

Hay Festival 1999, 
An interview with the celebrated novelist, shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award for The Gift of a Daughter. He talks to Jason Walford Davies.

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Juan Cárdenas y Guadalupe Nettel en conversación con Eduardo Rabasa

Querétaro 2016, 

Dos autores latinoamericanos imprescindibles conversan con el editor y escritor Eduardo Rabasa sobre sus últimos trabajos. Con Juan Cárdenas (Colombia), autor de las novelas Los estratos (Premio Otras Voces, Otros Ámbitos 2014) y Ornamento; y Guadalupe Nettel (México), autora de libros como Pétalos, Después del invierno (Premio Herralde de Novela 2014) y El matrimonio de los peces rojos.

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Katharine Hollabird

Angelina Ballerina 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, Thursday 2 June, 9:20 am.

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Oratory Coming to Theory: Indigenous Writing and Education in Mexico and Canada.

Luz María Lepe and Lee Maracle in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Querétaro 2017, 

Dr. Luz María Lepe is a leading expert in indigenous literature, bilingual education, multiculturalism, oral/written cultures, and she is the coordinator of the MA in Amerindian Studies and Bilingual Education at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. Lee Maracle is one of the most prolific aboriginal authors in Canada and a recognized authority on issues pertaining to aboriginal people and aboriginal literature. She is an award-winning poet, novelist, performance storyteller, scriptwriter, actor and keeper/mythmaker among the Stó:lō. Both will join in a conversation about the place of indigenous knowledges in Western higher education curricula Ingrid Bejerman.

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Francesca Simon and 25 Years of Horrid Henry

Up, Up and Away

Hay Festival 2019, 

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this ever-popular character. Join author Francesca Simon to find out what Henry gets up to in his latest mischievous adventure Up, Up and Away – a brand new collection of wickedly funny and totally brilliant stories.

6+

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Gill Lewis

The Closest Thing to Flying

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Gill Lewis as she discusses her thoughtful and wide-ranging new novel, which explores the plight of refugees in the UK, the origins of the RSPB and the beginnings of the women’s suffrage movement. Gill weaves together all of these strands and shares her own journey to becoming an author.

9+

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Fergal Keane

All of These People

Hay Festival 2005, 
The living and dead presence of Keane's alcoholic father haunts this memoir of his journalism training and experience of the Rwanda genocide.

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David Ramsbotham, Francis Gilbert

State of the Nation

Hay Festival 2004, 
Formerly HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Ramsbotham is the author of Prisongate: The Shocking State of Britains Prisons and the Need for Visionary Change. Gilbert's I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here! recounts his induction into the British education system.

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Anthony Sampson

Who Runs This Place?

Hay Festival 2004, 
In his updated anatomy of Britain, Sampson examines the accountability of the media, the pension-fund managers, the EU Commissioners and the multinationals. He pits Parliment against Downing Street, the marchers against the arms trade, and aspirations of democracy against the realities of political life in Blair's new world.

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Thomas Graves talks to Chris Salewicz

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Publsiher, musician and writer introduces his witty and captivating Mallorcan memoir Tuning up at Dawn.