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Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Producers

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the Working Title partners whose films range from My Beautiful Launderette to Four Weddings and a Funeral, Fargo and Bridget Jones. 

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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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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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David Hurn

Finding Ones Culture

Hay Festival 2004, 
The great Magnum photographer shows and discusses his collection of portraits of interesting people Living In Wales and his groundbreaking photo-journal Wales: Land of My Father.

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Hanif Kureishi in conversation with Peter Florence

The Nothing

Segovia 2018, 

The critically acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, whose credits include The Buddha of Suburbia, My Beautiful Laundrette, Venus and Le Week-End, talks with Peter Florence about his body of work and discusses his latest novel The Nothing, due out in Spanish in October.

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Launch of the anthology ¿Por qué escribo?

Querétaro 2017, 

In a time when anybody can write and be published without the need for editors or criteria, we ask what are the impulses that drive writers and what is the relevance of literature, from an intimate point of view, but also social and transcendental. Despite of the massive consumption and the standardised thought, our daily experience is still been defined by local idiosyncrasies. What is the role of the writers within this contradiction? What can we say here, from here, that cannot be said in other places? The texts included on this anthology could be read as an collective thought essay that tries to answer this questions.

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Journalism in the post-truth era. Jon Lee Anderson, Lydia Cacho and Mark Thompson in conversation with Peter Florence

Querétaro 2017, 

How can a journalist work when faced with the proliferation of fake news? What is the impact of disinformation? How can it be ensured that the profession is being exercised rigorously, independently and responsibly? Three professionals with international careers, Jon Lee Anderson (United States), Lydia Cacho (Mexico) and Mark Thompson (United States), will talk to Peter Florence.

Journalism in the post-truth era. Jon Lee Anderson, Lydia Cacho and Mark Thompson in conversation with Peter Florence

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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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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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Catherine Fisher and Kevin Crossley-Holland

BBC Radio 4 Hayfever Readings

Hay Festival 2004, 
Two new stories for younger readers written and recorded for broadcast later this week.

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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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Las palabras del Perú. Con Daniel Mordzinski

Arequipa 2016, 
En nuestra fascinación —inevitable, legítima y más que justificada— por los grandes de la literatura peruana, desde Ricardo Palma, César Vallejo o el Nobel Mario Vargas Llosa, hasta los jóvenes traducidos en todo el mundo, podríamos pensar que ya está todo escrito. Sin embargo, la literatura peruana no deja de sorprendernos. Con sus maestros de la novela, el teatro, la poesía y el relato, Perú es un país de palabras. Daniel Mordzinski, conocido como el «fotógrafo de los escritores», compartirá sus historias, sus retratos de autores peruanos y un vídeo inédito con sus fotografías de la primera edición del Hay Arequipa. Adriana Melgar Rimachi apoyará a Daniel durante el turno de preguntas.

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Juan Carlos Reyna en conversación con Edgar Onofre Fernández

Xalapa 2014, 
El Extraditado, es el último trabajo de Juan Carlos Reyna, una novela de no ficción basada en sus encuentros con el narcotraficante Benjamín Arellano Félix, líder y fundador del Cártel de Tijuana. Este periodista es también autor de La(s) estética(s) de la mundialización, libro merecedor en 2008 del Premio Estatal de Literatura de Baja California en la categoría de periodismo cultural.

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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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Helena Kennedy

Just Law

Hay Festival 2004, 
The left-wing QC Baroness prosecutes a savage indictment of the government's record on liberty and justice. Blair (shallow), Blunket (feeble) and Falconer are the accused over the burden of proof, fat-cat lawyers, old white judges, terrorism special powers, and the legal opinion on the Iraq War.

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Fernando Ampuero en conversación con Andrés Delgado Cáceres

Arequipa 2016, 
El escritor Fernando Ampuero (Perú) es además dramaturgo y periodista,. Ha sido subdirector de la revista Caretas, director de las revistas Jaque y Somos, editor general de Canal N, director de los programas de tv Documentoy Uno más uno, y director de la Unidad de Investigación y del suplemento cultural El Dominical del diario El Comercio. En su obra literaria, destacan las novelas Caramelo verde (1992), Hasta que me orinen los perros (2008) y El peruano imperfecto (2011), así como las colecciones de cuentos Malos modales (1994) o Cuentos (2013). En 2014 publicó la novela Loreto y el volumen de ensayos Tambores invisibles y estrenó la tragicomedia Un fraude epistolar, y en 2015 apareció la novela Sucedió entre dos párpados.

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José Alejandro Restrepo in conversation with Juan David Correa

Cartagena 2018, 

José Alejandro Restrepo is one of the most consolidated creators of national contemporary art. During his studies in the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris he had personal contact with thinkers such as Deleuze and Foucault, became interested in their approaches and discovered the work of emblematic video artists such as Bill Viola and Gary Hill, who asserted his interest in video instalations as the proper means for his research. Since 1988 he has become a pioneer using this technique in Colombia. His work´s second basic aspect is the profound investigation he carries out into national history. He displays his works regularly throughout Europe, Latin America and the US. 

In conversation with Juan David Correa, Director of ARCADIA.


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José Alejandro Restrepo in conversation with Juan David Correa

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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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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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La Dichosa Palabra

Xalapa 2014, 
El programa cultural más famoso de la televisión mexicana se transmite en directo desde el festival. Los presentadores Laura García, Pablo Boullosa, Germán Ortega y Eduardo Casar responden a las dudas de los telespectadores sobre el uso del idioma, el origen y significado de algunas palabras y los aspectos literarios.

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Images

Dhaka 2014, 
Aamer Hussein, Mimi Khalvati and Laksmi Pamuntjak discuss the evocation of places through the power of lyricism. Moderated by Olivia Smith.

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Julian Barnes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of Flaubert's Parrot, The Lemon Table and The Pendant in the Kitchen previews his forthcoming fiction Arthur & George.

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Giles Tremlett

Isabella of Castile, Europe's First Great Queen

Segovia 2018, 

The writer and historian Giles Tremlett was awarded the prestigious 2018 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography for Isabella of Castile, Europe’s First Great Queen. Segovia, where Isabella proclaimed herself queen, plays a central role in a controversial story of ambition, violence and success. Tremlett is a Fellow of the London School of Economic’s Cañada Blanch Centre. He has previously published a biography of Isabella’s daughter Catherine of Aragon and a celebrated study of contemporary Spain, Ghosts of Spain. He is a former Madrid correspondent for The Guardian and The Economist, and is currently Contributing Editor at The Guardian.

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Teju Cole, Lucho Lama and Natalia Majluf in conversation with Carlo Trivelli

On photography

Arequipa 2017, 

The novels and essays on art and photography of Teju Cole (United States/Nigeria) have been praised by publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian and Time magazine. In his most recent work, Blind Spot, Cole plays with a mixture of photography and text. Natalia Majluf is an art historian and director of the Museo de Arte de Lima. Lucho Lama is a curator and art critic for the El Comercio newspaper. These three experts will talk to Carlo Trivelli about the art of photography in contemporary culture.

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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.