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Antony Beevor

The Mystery of Olga Chekhova

Hay Festival 2004, 
The award-winning historian tells the extraordinary story of Anton Chekov's beautiful niece who left Moscow for Berlin during the Russian Civil War. She became Hitler's favourite film star, yet was a Soviet agent.

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Arnold Wesker

Hay Festival 2004, 
The playwright's residency ends with his reading of a new work in rogress called Honey.

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Andrew Davies

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The creator of A Ver Peculiar Practice and co-writer of the Bridget Jones movies conducts a masterclass in writing comedy for the screen.

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Stand-up ilustrado con Liniers y Montt

Arequipa 2016, 
Dos ilustres dibujantes, uno argentino y otro chileno aceptan el desafío de estar sobre un escenario compartiendo sus historias con el público y demostrando que hacen un gran equipo. La ironía, el humor ácido, las ocurrencias y todo el talento de los dos, que conocemos sobre el papel, ahora se despliega en escena e interactúa con sus propios autores y el público en un momento singular. La galería de temas y personajes es casi infinita: Messi, el papa Francisco, ewoks sensuales y los personajes de cada uno que su público pide a gritos para ver nacer una vez más. Con Liniers (Argentina) y Alberto Montt (Chile).

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Agustín Fuentes in conversation with Hassan Nassar

Creativity

Cartagena 2018, 

Our imaginations make us human, argues the zoologist and anthropologist who has been exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, primates, for decades. Fuentes, a National Geographic explorer, will talk about his latest book, The Creative Spark, which traces the origins of creativity and collaboration in order to explain human nature. He will talk to the journalist Hassan Nassar.

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Gender alert. Anabel Hernández, Fernanda Melchor and Aleida Quintana in conversation with Guillermo Osorno

Querétaro 2017, 

In Mexico, a person’s gender might expose a person to a series of risks and threats linked to a culture of violence related to a complex context. The journalist and writer Anabel Hernández, he writer Fernanda Melchor and the activist Aleida Quintana will talk to the journalist Guillermo Osorno about the risks of being a woman in Mexico.

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Francisco Hinojosa

Xalapa 2014, 
Francisco Hinojosa es uno de los escritores de litera- tura infantil y juvenil más populares de México. En este evento, el conocido autor de La peor señora del mundo y A golpe de calcetín hablará sobre su profesión y de lo que significa escribir para niños.
Edades: 8-12 años

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Performing Poets

Dhaka 2014, 
TJ Dema and Sabrina Mahfouz share the excitement of performing the spoken word with Shamsad Mortuza.

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Francesca Simon and Tony Ross

Hay Festival 2004, 
In their first ever joint event the author and illustrator of the Horrid Henry series talk about the creation and team work involved in bringing the country's naughtiest nuisance to life.

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Antonio Caballero and Enrique Santos Calderón in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

Let's Talk About Colombia

Cartagena 2019, 

This talk reflects upon contemporary Colombia, contextualized through the gaze of two journalists who have written extensively about the social, political, economic and cultural history of the country. Antonio Caballero, a columnist for the magazine Semana, has worked at the BBC in London, has worked for national and international newspapers and magazines such as The EconomistCambio 16AlternativaEl TiempoEl Espectador and Diario 16, and has published, among other books, Historia de Colombia y sus oligarquías (2018). Enrique Santos Calderón was an author for forty years of the column Contraescape, of El Tiempo, a magazine he directed for a decade. A close witness of the political life of the country, in 2018 he published a book that is an account of over seventy years of life in Colombia, El país que me tocó, his autobiography. They will be in conversation with the journalist María Jimena Duzán.

Antonio Caballero and Enrique Santos Calderón in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

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Julia Donaldson

Hay Festival 2004, 
A fantastic all singing, all dancing event from the creator of Room on the Broom and Monkey Puzzle. Come dressed as your favourite character, to be ready to join in, and prepared to face a real, live Gruffalo.

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Patrick McGrath and Patrick Marber

Working Title Masterclass: Adaptation

Hay Festival 2004, 
Conversation with the playwright and screenwriter, Marber (Closer, Coogan's Run, The Day Today) who adapted McGrath's Asylum for the cinema.

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Family Matters

Dhaka 2014, 
Mirza Waheed, Sandip Roy and Manju Kapur discuss the politics of writing about families, real or imagined. Moderated by Muneeza Shamsie.

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Últimas novelas

Arequipa 2015, 
Hugo Coya es un periodista y escritor dedicado a la docencia y la investigación. Actualmente es el productor general de contenidos editoriales de Latina TV. Sus últimos libros publicados son Los secretos de Elvira y Genaro. El escritor Enrique Planas es actualmente profesor del taller de literatura creativa en el Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Su último libro es Kimokawaii. Modera la charla el escritor Ricardo Sumalavia.

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Michael Schmidt

The First Poets

Hay Festival 2004, 
The PN Review editor and Carcanet publisher talks about the pleasures and responsibilities of reading the lives and works of the Classical Greek poets, who can often be seen as the preserve of specialist academic interests. He finds them immediate and resonant.

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Michael Rosen

Hay Festival 2004, 
Much loved as a radio presenter and respected as an authority on children's literature Michael Rosen is back in Hay by huge demand following his sell-out poetry performance last year. 'Lively, immediate, spiced with doggerel. rap. nonsense rhymes and puns'. (Times Educational Supplement)

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Jung Chang talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2004, 
Ten yeras after the first publication of Wild Swans the writer revisits her family history, her life in East and West, and the future of Communist China. 

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Francesca Rhydderch

Wales Book of the Year Shortlist

Hay Festival 2004, 
The announcement introducing the six short listed writers for the Book of the Year 2004 award.

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Architecture of Cultural Spaces

Dhaka 2014, 
The Architecture of Art and Literature. Former French architect and curator of Architecture of the Centre Pompidou, Aurelien Lemonier and Bangladeshi architect Kashef Chowdhury discuss the crossover between art and acrhitecture and how to move beyond traditional tensions between the two fields. They will also discuss spaces for reading and reflection found within the art sphere. Chaired by Diana Campbell Betancourt.

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Freedoms of Expression

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Salil Tripathui, C R Abrar and John Ralston Saul. From widesperad government surveillance, to phone-hacking to the recent calls for "cilility", our panelists discuss the new pressures on freedom of expression, and the possible future of the free word. Chaired by Nilanjana Roy.

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James Campbell

Hay Festival 2005, 
The one and only stand-up comedian for children whose tales of flying MPVs, wasps and widgets will have anyone over the age of five in stiches.

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Antony Beevor

THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Segovia 2018, 

Antony Beevor is renowned as one of the world’s most important historians of World War II. He has had access to a huge amount of secret information about the war, which allowed him to describe meticulously in his books the stories of the most important battles of the war. His award-winning histories include Arnhem, Ardennes, D-Day – the Battle for Normandy and Stalingrad. Chaired by journalist Miguel Mora.

This event is within this year’s education framework for encouraging reading among the youth.

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Recitations In English (2)

Dhaka 2014, 
English poetry recitations featuring Ahsan Akbar, Kathryn Hummel, Ikhtisad Ahmed and Sadaf Saaz. Presented by Kaiser Haq.

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Mick Brown

The Dance of 17 Lives

Hay Festival 2004, 
In January 2000, the Seventeenth Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism, arrived at the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. He was fourteen years old. Mick Brown travelled to Dharamsala to meet him, and he found himself surrounded by stories of miracles, murder and the settling of two hundred-year-old scores.

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Wade Davis and Miguel Pita in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

Science: stranger than fiction

Arequipa 2017, 

Science and fiction are two very different ways of understanding life, but sometimes making the distinction can be difficult. Wade Davis (United States), anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer who works with different indigenous cultures; and Miguel Pita, a Doctor of Genetics and Cellular Biology from UAM (Spain) and also director of a number of short films and documentaries, will talk about the situations and stories in which science seems stranger than fiction. In conversation with Gabrielle Walker.

Wade Davis and Miguel Pita in conversation with Gabrielle Walker