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Lee Maracle and Miguel Rocha Vivas in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Indigenous rights and traditions

Cartagena 2018, 

 

Lee Maracle is a member of the Stó:lō nation whose territory is located in Canada. She is a poet and the author of a number of novels, short stories and non-fiction books in which her culture and traditions are represented. In 2016 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among young aboriginals. In a conversation chaired by the journalist and researcher Ingrid Bejerman, Maracle will talk to Miguel Rocha Vivas about indigenous rights and traditions.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

 

 

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Gabrielle Walker in conversation with Peter Florence

Hay Festival Reforms: the politics of climate change

Arequipa 2017, 

The 30th Hay Festival coincides with the 500th anniversary of the reforms proposed by Martin Luther. So, we have asked a number of thinkers to present new reforms on matters that are relevant today. Gabrielle Walker, a Doctor of Chemistry from Cambridge University and presenter of the BBC programme Planet Earth Under Threat, proposes a change of approach to the “climate war”, considering a positive perspective for tackling the problem.

Gabrielle Walker in conversation with Peter Florence

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Political memory in Latin America. David Rieff and Enrique Krauze in conversation with Ricardo Cayuela

Querétaro 2017, 

David Rieff (United States) and Enrique Krauze (Mexico) will talk to Ricardo Cayuela about forms of political memory in the Latin American region, the advantages and disadvantages of promoting this exercise of looking at the past, and the link between history and recent political phenomena in countries such as Venezuela, Mexico and Colombia.

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Fernando Iwasaki y Marta Sanz en conversación con Dante Trujillo

Arequipa 2016, 
Dante Trujillo conversa con dos autores muy literarios sobre sus últimos trabajos. Con Fernando Iwasaki (Perú), narrador, ensayista, crítico e historiador. Autor de novelas, libros de relato y ensayos, sus relatos han sido recogidos en varias antologías de España y América Latina, y su obra ha sido traducida al ruso, inglés, francés, italiano, checo, rumano y coreano. Su último libro es Nueva Corónica del Extremo Occidente (2016). La escritora y docente Marta Sanz (España), es autora de novelas como La lección de anatomía (2008), Black, black, black (2010), Daniela Astor y la caja negra (2013) y la más reciente Farándula, ganadora del Premio Herralde de Novela 2015.

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Reading the Soul

Dhaka 2014, 
The self as a sacred text in different traditions. Author and scholar Patrick Laude and Michael Puett, chair of committee of the study of religion at Harvard, in conversation with Nilonjon. Moderated by S B Veda.

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China Old And New

Dhaka 2014, 
Bestselling author and academic Jung Chang and renowned China scholar Michael Puett talk about the rapid transformations underway in China and how these transformations are being represented in literature within and about China. Chaired by Patrick French.

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FT Weekend Debates Part 1: Coexistence under threat – Winds of separatism in the EU

MARÍA TERESA FERNÁNDEZ DE LA VEGA SANZ, SIR SIMON SCHAMA AND NATIVEL PRECIADO TALK TO TONY BARBER

Segovia 2018, 

As winds of separatism blow through the EU, and further afield, are ideals of coexistence and the nation state damaged beyond repair? President of the Spanish Council of State, Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega Sanz, British historian Sir Simon Schama and Spanish journalist Nativel Preciado discuss in a wide-ranging conversation with FT Europe Editor Tony Barber.

See Event [110] for FT Weekend Debates Part 2.

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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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Lydia Cacho in conversation with Arturo Wallace

Querétaro 2017, 

Lydia Cacho is one of the Mexican journalists and activists who is best known internationally. The author of a number of books, founder of the Centro Integral de Atención a las Mujeres in Cancun, women’s and children’s rights activist and defender of human rights, Cacho has received several international awards for her work. She will talk about her experience with Arturo Wallace.

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Marina Perezagua y Kirmen Uribe en conversación con Laura Revuelta

Arequipa 2016, 
Los escritores Marina Perezagua y Kirmen Uribe conversan con la periodista cultural Laura Revuelta sobre sus últimos trabajos. Marina Perezagua es una autora española, licenciada en Historia del Arte por la Universidad de Sevilla y profesora en el Master de Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de Nueva York. Ha publicado Criaturas abisales (2011), Leche (2013) y Yoro (2015), libro con el que ha sido galardonada en 2016 con el Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Kirmen Uribe es uno de los escritores más representativos en euskera; poeta, narrador y también autor de literatura infantil y juvenil, su libro Bilbao-New York-Bilbao (2008) ganó el Premio Nacional de Literatura 2009 (España). Su última novela lleva por título La hora de despertarnos juntos (2016).

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Carolina Jeux

Education seen through the Digital Revolution

Segovia 2018, 

Carolina Jeux, CEO of Telefónica Educación Digital, exposes how the digital revolution is transforming all aspects of our lives. It is not a matter of a period of change, but rather of a change of period that needs us all to understand the role that technology is playing and how it is going to change the world. Digitalization is having an impact on education, a key pillar of progress for society and the well-being of all citizens. It is fundamental today to integrate technology in education to achieve democratization of access to knowledge, and guarantee greater equality of opportunities, even if it forces us to keep on learning throughout our lives.

Carolina Jeux

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Laline Paull in conversation with Toby Lichtig

Arequipa 2017, 

The British writer Laline Paull, an English graduate from Oxford University, is the author of the novels The Bees and The Ice, a futuristic story about a planet that suffers the effects of climate change and the tactics of the richest in a bid to live in the areas least affected by this devastating phenomenon. She will talk about both books with the Times Literary Supplement journalist, Toby Lichtig.

Laline Paull in conversation with Toby Lichtig

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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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What The Jaguar Knows We Don't Know

Dhaka 2014, 
Kindle magazine lauches its first book edition with a conversation between Oxford mathemtician and polymath Marcus du Sautoy and Kindles Magazine's Editior-in-Chief, Pritha Kejriwal, on the limits and scope of knowledge, both cientific and philosopical, and the difficulty of finding an authentic language to explain the world.

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Héctor Abad Faciolince in conversation with Mónica Maristain

Querétaro 2017, 

Héctor Abad Faciolince has become an outstanding voice in contemporary Colombian literature thanks to books such as Tratado de culinaria para mujeres tristes, Basura and El olvido que seremos. His latest novel, La Oculta, tells the story of three brothers who are descendants of old colonialists. They love, and at the same time hate, their farm with its old house and dark lake, hidden in Jericó,  the mountains of Antioquia.

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Jordi Montero in conversation with Hassan Nassar

Cartagena 2018, 

For the Spanish neurologist, Jordi Montero, who in 2017 published the book Permiso para quejarse, what is behind chronic pain is emotion. We do not take into consideration our own culture when we have physical pain treated, nor do we listen to our own bodies. From a rigorous and optimistic point of view, this doctor has helped us to understand ourselves as humans and our reality, based on neurology and the relationship between the brain and pain. He will talk about these matters with the intellectual and Minister of Health and Social Protection. He will talk with journalist Hassan Nassar.

Jordi Montero in conversation with Hassan Nassar

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Del texto a la pantalla

Arequipa 2015, 
Vicente Molina Foix, Premio Nacional de Literatura 2007 por su libro El abrecartas, es un cineasta y prolífico escritor español que ha cultivado la poesía, la narrativa y el teatro. David Trueba es un reconocido escritor, director de cine y guionista, ganador de seis premios Goya por Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados. Por su parte, el escritor, periodista y cineasta chileno Alberto Fuguet recibió el premio al mejor largometraje nacional en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia 2011 por Música campesina. Estos tres expertos cineastas hablarán de los reveses, las dificultades y las licencias en la adaptación de textos literarios al cine acompañados por Anna Soler-Pont, agente literaria desde 1992 y más recientemente también productora audiovisual.

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Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Guadalupe Nettel

Arequipa 2017, 

Maylis de Kerangal (France) has worked in publishing and is the author of novels including Birth of a Bridge, translated into eight languages and winner of the Médicis, Franz Hessel and Gregor von Rezzori prizes, and Mend the Living, winner in 2015 of the Llibreter Prize awarded by Catalan booksellers. She will speak with Guadalupe Nettel.

Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Guadalupe Nettel

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Luis Rojas Marcos in conversation with Margarita Mayo

Segovia 2018, 

Psychiatrist Dr. Luis Rojas Marcos, one of the most internationally respected science communicators and a highly-reputed doctor and health system manager was closely involved with 9-11. He is the author of Más allá del 11 de septiembre, where he narrates his experience and analyses the key for overcoming trauma. He is also an author of books on happiness and coexistence, for example Todo lo que he aprendido: 303 ideas para una vida mejor. He talks with Margarita Mayo, an expert on leadership, author of Yours Truly, Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life.

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Poetry gala

Querétaro 2017, 

Local and international poets offer readings of their work at the now traditional Hay Festival Querétaro poetry gala. With Hernán Bravo Varela (Mexico), Malika Booker (UK), Rocío Cerón (Mexico), Antonio del Toro (Mexico), Luis Felipe Fabre (Mexico), David Huerta (Mexico), Lee Maracle (Canada), Benjamín Moreno (Mexico), Johnny Payne (UK) and Horacio Warpola (México). Moderado por Fernando del Castillo.

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Fietta Jarque, Jorge Nieto Montesinos, Sergio Ramírez y Renato Sandoval en conversación con Dante Trujillo

El Comercio conversa: Gestión cultural en Latinoamérica

Arequipa 2016, 
La dinamización de la actividad cultural en todos sus ámbitos pasa en gran medida por contar con propuestas de gestión cultural innovadoras, de calidad y socialmente responsables. Varios invitados procedentes de diferentes países y de distintas vertientes de práctica cultural conversan con Dante Trujillo sobre sus experiencias y sobre los retos encontrados a lo largo de su trayectoria. Con la crítica de arte y escritora Fietta Jarque (Perú), el actual Ministro de Cultura del Perú Jorge Nieto Montesinos (Perú), el escritor y presidente de Centroamérica cuenta Sergio Ramírez (Nicaragua), y el poeta y director del FIP Lima Renato Sandoval (Perú).

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Manifestos. Emiliano Monge, Eduardo Rabasa and Elena Reygadas in conversation with Luciano Concheiro

Querétaro 2017, 

In the convulsive times in which we live, what are the proposals for change that might affect our ways of seeing and interpreting the world? Following the publication of Inventar lo posible. Manifiestos mexicanos contemporanéos,, proposals are presented by three of the participants in this exercise in constructive criticism of the social and cultural context. With Emiliano Monge (writer), Eduardo Rabasa (writer and publisher) and Elena Reygadas (chef), in conversation with Luciano Concheiro.

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Julianne Pachico and Sarah Hall in conversation with Ludovic Assémat

Segovia 2018, 

Translated into more than a dozen languages and considered one of the 20 best young writers of 2013 by Granta, Sarah Hall (The Wolf Border, Madame Zero, The Beautiful indifference, The Electric Michelangelo) is a multi-award-winning novelist. Julianne Pachico (The Lucky Ones, The Tourists) is one of the great promises of British literature. Her first novel was finalist for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award. Both share love and talent for short novels.

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Hanif Kureishi in conversation with Gabriela Jauregui

Querétaro 2017, 

Hanif Kureishi (United Kingdom) is the author of The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), a landmark novel in its time. A novelist and screenwriter, Kureishi has published works such as Intimacy, My Son the Fanatic and the recent The Last Word. He will talk to Gabriela Jauregui about his writings.

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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