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Spanish Literature

Dhaka 2013, 
Eliot Weinberger, Mario Bellatin and David Shook with Rafiq un Munir.

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Raj Persaud

The Motivated Mind

Hay Festival 2005, 
What distinguishes Donald Trump from this year's failed diet? The psychiatrist investigates the latest psychological research on motivation, proposing startling conclusions.

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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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Olivier Kugler

Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 4. Picture Editing and Illustration

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above [118], [123], [129], below [143].

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An evening with Michael Morpurgo

Hay Festival 2003, 
The enchantment of the great Morpurgo's stories is brought to life on stage. Michael has written over ninety books for children, including The Butterfly Lion and Cool!

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Nicola Green

Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue

Hay Festival 2019, 

The 21st century is a new era for interfaith dialogue. While in the past such encounters might have been stiff affairs contrived to generate a politically expedient photo-op, what is remarkable today is the depth of relationships being formed across historically deep divides. In her wide-ranging work Encounters acclaimed artist Nicola Green is a first-hand witness to this new era in our collective history; for the first time in history religious leaders are publicly articulating their respect for other faiths without undermining the absolute truth of their own. Green presents a series of artworks and a book created in collaboration with global religious leaders including Archbishop Rowan Williams, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the Dalai Lama, the Grand Mufti of Egypt and former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

Encounters: The Art of Interfaith  Dialogue uses Nicola Green’s artwork as a lens through which to explore and analyse the state of interreligious dialogue today. It includes essays by leading global scholars, theologians and art historians: Dr Rowan Williams, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Professor Ben Quash, Professor Aaron Rosen, Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Professor David Ford OBE, Revd William Danaher, Maryanne Saunders, Dr Lieke Wijnia, Dr Chloe Reddaway, Dua Abbas, Jibran Khan, Gabrielle Rifkind and Skinder Hundal.

Chaired by Simon Lockett.

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Ma Jian and Sjón talk to Daniel Hahn

Fictions: The Big Picture

Hay Festival 2019, 

A conversation with two international superstar novelists who’ve created new works of extraordinary scale and scope. From exile, Ma Jian shoots an arrow at President Xi Jinping’s China Dream propaganda, creating a biting satire of totalitarianism that reveals what happens to a nation when it is blinded by materialism and governed by violence and lies. Sjón’s Codex 1962 is a breathtakingly ambitious novel. As the late, great Eileen Battersby wrote of him, the Icelandic writer “has mastered the fabulist’s technique of merging history with high-speed comedy and surreal profundity. With a man made of clay and a bewildered angel struggling to get rid of a symbolic trumpet, there are shades of the Bible as well as Milton. Sjón, an heir of Mikhail Bulgakov and Laurence Sterne, eases literary references into the text as mere suggestions.” 

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One on One

Dhaka 2013, 
Ahdaf Soueif in conversation with Razia Iqbal

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Patrick Neate's Book Slam@Cherry Jam

Hay Festival 2005, 
The novelist fronts his cult cabaret club of words, music and all things intersected. This showcase of the UK's finest young talent promises modern storytelling in all it's funkiest forms (poetic and rhythmic, electric and acoustic). The full line-up will be published online at www.hayfestival.com and www.bookslam.com.

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Jonathan Coe, Meir Shalev, Nick Laird

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Coe introduces The Closed Circle, his sequel to The Rotter's Club. Israeli novelist Shalev discusses The Blue Mountain and Four Meals. Laird introduces his contemprary comedy adventure Utterly Monkey. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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Yolanda Reyes

Xalapa 2014, 
La escritora colombiana Yolanda Reyes presenta en este evento dos de sus trabajos: El terror de Sexto «B», Premio Fundalectura 1994 y obra seleccionada en la lista de Honor de la Biblioteca de la Juventud de Munich; y Los agujeros negros, libro con el que participó en la colección Derechos del Niño, un proyecto de UNICEF y la editorial Alfaguara. Edades: 10-13 años
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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Roman Shleinov talks to Asne Seierstad

The Index Anna Politkovskaya Memorial

Hay Festival 2007, 
The Editor of Novaya Gazetta and friend of the assassinated journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, talks about freedom of expression in Putin's Russia

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Jordi Sierra i Fabra sobre el oficio de escribir

Xalapa 2014, 
Jordi Sierra i Fabra es un prestigioso autor de numerosas obras de literatura infantil y juvenil. Desde la Fundación Jordi Sierra i Fabra en España y la Fundación Taller de Letras Jordi Sierra i Fabra en Colombia, realiza proyectos para ayudar y orientar a jóvenes escritores, promover la creación literaria y fomentar el placer por la lectura.
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española

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Brian Patten

In Performance

Hay Festival 2003, 
Our Sister the Mad Scientist, The VAmpire Duck, Three Frazzles in a Frimple, Earwigs and many more new creations! Meet the author of all-time children's cult classics Gargling With Jelly, Thawing Frozen Frogs, The Utter Nutters and The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry, and hear him read from his hilarious new book  Juggling With Gerbils.

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Booktubers y novelistas. Javier Ruescas y Benito Taibo en conversación con Magali Velasco

Querétaro 2016, 

El escritor, comunicador y docente Benito Taibo (México) es muy conocido por su trabajo de difusión de la literatura, así como por su labor como escritor; su libro Cómplices es una invitación a descubrir el placer de la lectura. Javier Ruescas (España) es probablemente uno de los booktubers más conocidos en el mundo hispano, ofreciendo crítica literaria online; es además autor, entre otras, de las novelas PLAY y Pulsaciones. Conversarán con Magali Velasco sobre la interesante combinación entre medios aparentemente tan diferentes como la literatura tradicional y las redes sociales.

Para jóvenes a partir de 12 años

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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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Julie Myerson, Esther Freud

Hay Festival 2003, 
New fiction from two of Britain's most accomplished novelists at the height of their form. Myerson's Something Might Happen is an utterly compelling emotional thriller set in Southwold in the aftermath of a murder. Freud previews her forthcoming The Sea House.

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Glyn Maxwell

The Sugar Mile

Hay Festival 2005, 
In Blitz London and contemporary New York, the poet explores the effects and experiences of conflict, terror, resilience, community and faith.

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Jung Chang

Mao: The Unknown Story

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Wild Swans author launches her revelatory and shocking study of Mao Tse Tung, in conversation with Rosie Boycott.

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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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Patrick Neate, Jemima Hunt, John Williams

Hay Festival 2003, 
Readings and conversation. Whitbread Award-winning Neate introduces his new novel The London Pigeon Wars, a hilarious satirical thriller about ambition and failure, materialism and morality and pigeons with a taste for blood. Hunt reads from her stalker novel The Late Arrival. Williams launches the climax of his Cardiff underworld trilogy The Prince of Wales. They talk to the broadcaster Carolyn Hitt.

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Elvira Navarro y Jorge Alberto Gudiño con César Silva Márquez

Xalapa 2014, 

La española Elvira Navarro, considerada una de las 22 mejores voces narrativas menores de 35 años en lengua española por la revista Granta, es autora de La ciudad en invierno y La ciudad feliz. El escritor mexicano Jorge Alberto Gudiño es autor de Los trenes nunca van hacia el este, Con amor, tu hija y su última novela, Instrucciones para mudar un pueblo; es además profesor universitario y crítico literario, conocido por su labor al frente del programa radiofónico La Tertulia y por sus colaboraciones para revistas como Rolling Stone.
Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española

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Jesús Miguel Soto and Luciana Sousa in conversation with Marta Orrantia

Bogotá39-2017. On violence

Cartagena 2018, 

The levels of economic, gender, police and organized criminal violence in Latin America are among the highest in the world. Literature is one of the few ways of fleeing from it or responding to it without perpetuating its vicious circle. In this discussion, three of Latin America’s finest writers will talk about the degree to which the writings of the region’s writers are permeated in this violence. Jesús Miguel Soto (Venezuela) and Luciana Sousa (Argentina), authors from the Bogotá39 selection, will talk to Marta Orrantia about these matters.

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Lecture by Wade Davis

Indigenous wisdom

Arequipa 2017, 

All cultures are a response to the same question: what does it mean to be human and alive? The anthropologist and National Geographic Society resident explorer, Wade Davis, winner of a Samuel Johnson Prize, celebrates the wisdom of indigenous cultures in his latest book, The Wayfinders. From the sailors who settled in the Pacific ten centuries before Christ, to Borneo, where a nomadic way of life survived. In this way, the author encourages appreciation of cultural diversity.

Lecture by Wade Davis

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Nick Lane

Oxygen: The Molecule that Changed the World

Hay Festival 2004, 
Oxygen is the engine of life and evolution. Lane explores the impact that oxygen has had on Earth, tracing the history of life from the very beginning. He explains the rise of animals and plants, the origin of two sexes, and the evolution of ageing and death.