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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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CLiPPA Poetry Award

Shortlist announcement

Hay Festival 2019, 

An energetic poetry show celebrating the shortlist for CLiPPA 2019. Join poet and 2019 CLiPPA Chair of Judges AF Harrold, 2018 CLiPPA shortlisted poet Ruth Awolola and previous CLiPPA winner Rachel Rooney for a conversation about the magic and power of poetry for all - and hear more about this year's shortlist. Former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell will live illustrate throughout.

Photo: Ellie Kurttz
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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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Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

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

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Rafiqul Haque, Khaleque Bin Jainuddin, Rahim Shah, Rokeya Khatun Rubee, M R Mojnu, Anjir Liton, Ahmed Kaiser, Amirul Islam, Akhtar Hossain, Ahmed Ali Aziz

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Rafiqul Haque, Khaleque Bin Jainuddin, Rahim Shah, Rokeya Khatun Rubee, M R Mojnu, Anjir Liton, Ahmed Kaiser, Amirul Islam, Akhtar Hossain, Ahmed Ali Aziz. Moderated by Aslam Sani.

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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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Helena Kennedy and Sadakat Kadri

A Jury of My Peers?

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two human rights barristers examine the workings of the law. Baroness Kennedy has updated her 1992 classic Eve was Framed: Women and British Justice. Kadri's The Trial traces the development of judicial process from Athens to Guantanamo Bay. They talk to Marcel Berlins.

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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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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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Fiona Ross and Sarah-Jane Arbury

Roald Dahl’s Rotsome & Repulsant Words

Hay Festival 2019, 

Calling all human beans! Join Word Wizards Sara-Jane Arbury and Fiona Ross, and gobblefunk with Roald Dahl’s redunculously rude and rotsome words. Learn how to curse like a Giant and insult like a Trunchbull! Oodles of foulsome fun with wacky word games, mouth manglers, explosive expletives, shouting matches and whizzpopping poppyrot.

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Fiona Ross and Sarah-Jane Arbury

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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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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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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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David Lodge

Hay Festival 1999, 
The great comic novelist presents his play Home Truths focussing on the central scene of an interview of a writer by a journalist.

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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.

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Babette Cole

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer and illustrator of The Trouble with Dad, Mumy Laid an Egg, Dr  Dog and numerous pop-up books featuring every animal you can think of, will read us one of her favourite stories, draw some of her characters and ask the audience to help her create a story book on stage. (Age 4-6)

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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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Jerry Brotton

'Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!' Shakespeare and Islam.

Hay Festival 2004, 
The scholar will explore relations between the Islamic East and the Christian West during the sixteenth century. Brotton will reveal that the contemporary understanding of Islam was far more complex than has been realised, as suggested in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaires.

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A Connected Past

Dhaka 2014, 
Bangla, English and Urdu poetry - with Muneeza Shamsie, Asad Chowdhury, Fatema Hassan and Kaiser Haq. Chaired by Pritha Kejriwal.

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In the Age of the Aggregator

Dhaka 2014, 
Eminent journalists Dwight Garner, Carolyn Kellog and Issac Fitzgerald discuss the future of journalism. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.

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Matt Collings

Matt's Old Masters

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Y(oung) B(ritish) A(rtists) prophet and Channel 4 art critic turns his ironic gaze and entering pen on the greatest of the 'proper' painters of the past: Titan, Rubens, Velazquez and Hogarth. Who's radical now?

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George Carey talks to Mary Loudon

Hay Festival 2004, 
The 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury discusses his memoir Know The Truth. At the time of going to press the book is under embargo. Woman priests, gay Bishops, Christian fundamentalism, the morality of War and how to hold together the Anglican Communion of 400 million people across the globe may all be on the agenda.

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Gary Sheffield and Hew Pike

Haig

Hay Festival 2005, 
The historian is joined by the former Commander in The Falklands, Northern Ireland and Bosnia to read the private diaries and reassess the reputation of General Haig. Incompetant and callous butcher of World War I, or the leader and strategist who galvanized ' the war to end all wars' and achieved the greatest series of victories in British Military history?

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Guillermo Arriaga in conversation with Laura Revuelta

Querétaro 2017, 

The novelist and screenwriter, Guillermo Arriaga, renowned for his work on the scripts for Amores perros, 21 Grams and Babel, presents his latest novel, El salvaje, which tells the parallel stories of Juan Guillermo, a teenage orphan with a desire for revenge, and Amaruq, a man obsessed with the persecution of a wolf in the icy lands of the Yukon. In conversation with Laura Revuelta.

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Joselo Rangel in conversation with Rulo

Querétaro 2017, 

Music and literature go together in the work of Joselo Rangel (Mexico), member of and guitarist with the legendary rock group Café Tacuba, whose songs are in Spanish. Author of the book of short stories One Hit Wonder (2015) and an astute journalist, Joselo will talk to Rulo about his double life as a rock star and writer.