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Simon Signh

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of The Cracking Code Book looks at secret codes from Ancient Rome toi the Internet. How do you make codes and how do you break them? How can you protect your diary from prying eyes and how can you sneak a peak at someone else's emails? Simon will have a genuine German World War II Enigma code machine to show how secret codes changed history.
(Age 10+)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Juno Dawson, Laura Dockrill and Fiona Shaw

The Bookseller YA Book Prize Panel

Hay Festival 2019, 

The YA Book Prize singles out the best new fiction for young adults every year. Join shortlisted authors Juno Dawson (Clean), Laura Dockrill (Big Bones) and Fiona Shaw (Outwalkers) for a discussion of their books and the importance of YA fiction. Chaired by Anna James.

14+

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Joseph O’Connor talks to Deborah Moggach

Fictions: Shadowplay

Hay Festival 2019, 

The author of The Star of the Sea discusses his new novel. 1878: the Lyceum Theatre, London. Three extraordinary people begin their life together, a life that will be full of drama, transformation, passionate and painful devotion to art and to one another. Henry Irving, the Chief, is the volcanic leading man and impresario; Ellen Terry is the most lauded and desired actress of her generation, outspoken and generous of heart; and ever following along behind them in the shadows is the unremarkable theatre manager, Bram Stoker. O’Connor explores the complexities of love that stands dangerously outside social convention, the restlessness of creativity and the experiences that led to Dracula, the most iconic supernatural tale of all time.

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FT Weekend Debates Part 2: The Future of Europe

MIRIAM GONZÁLEZ, GUILLERMO DE LA DEHESA AND ENRIQUE BARÓN WITH FREDERICK STUDEMANN

Segovia 2018, 

Six years after the global financial crisis threatened Eurozone collapse, it's now political earthquakes posing questions of the "European Project". With reform inevitable, we're joined by the international lawyer specialized in the EU Miriam Gonzalez, the economist and businessman Guillermo de la Dehesa and the politician and former President of the European Parliament Enrique Barón Crespo to analyze the future of the EU together with the literary editor of the FT, Frederick Studemann.

See event [78] for FT Weekend Debates Part 1

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Nigel Spivey

The Ancient Olympics: War Minus the Shooting

Hay Festival 2004, 
The historian tells the classical Greek Olympics as they really wer: fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors won kudos and rewards, and losers faced scorn and even assult. Contested bitterly, and often bloodily, the ancient Olympics wer not an idealistic celebration of unity, but a clash of military powers in an arena not far removed from the battlefield.

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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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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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William Dalrymple

The Age of Kali

Hay Festival 1999, 
William Dalrymple returns to HAy to tell of his travels in India and Pakistan. He becomes the first European ever to be permitted to witness the macabre nightly offering to the goddess Parashakti; he meets such figures as Imran Khan and Benazir Bhutto; he experiences civil war in Kashmir; and discovers such Indian oddities as the last of the great tiger-stuffers.

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Liniers en conversación con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz

Arequipa 2016, 
El dibujante Liniers (Argentina) es el admirado autor de la viñeta Macanudo, que se publica en países como Argentina o España, Liniers además ha realizado varias portadas para el New Yorker y es uno de los dibujantes más importantes e influyentes del momento. Conversará con Daniel Jiménez Quiroz sobre su trabajo.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.