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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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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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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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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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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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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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Proud: Stories, Poetry and Art on the Theme of Pride

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Juno Dawson as she discusses her new YA anthology Proud with some of its contributors: Simon James Green, Alice Oseman and new author Cynthia So. A rainbow, riotous celebration of talent, Proud is a funny and emotional read, featuring 24 LGBTQ+ YA authors, poets, and artists. All readers deserve to see themselves represented in books, and whether part of the LGBTQ+ community or a supportive ally, we can all read this with pride.

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Miguel Pita in conversation with Liliet Heredero

Arequipa 2017, 

Up to what point do our genes affect our day-to-day decisions? Can genetics determine what is going to happen to us? Miguel Pita, a Doctor in Genetics and Cellular Biology, researcher and lecturer at Madrid’s Autonomous University and a regular visitor to universities in the United States, Chile and Australia, looks at these questions in his latest book: El ADN dictador. He will talk about genetics and its immense importance for us all, with Liliet Heredero.             

Miguel Pita in conversation with Liliet Heredero

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Against All Odds

Dhaka 2014, 
Tatoo artist and performance poet Kosal Khiev talks to Ikhtisad Ahmed about his extraordinary life, survival and poetry.

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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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Six Seasons Review Launch

Dhaka 2013, 
Launch of the English literature journal with Fakrul Alam.

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Julia Eccleshare, Bali Rai, Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three of the country's best authors and the Guardian's Children's Books Editor argue the case for their favourite children's classic. Come along to hear which books inspired them, and why.

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Dylan Moran and Ash Atalla talk to Daisy Goodwin

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The star and writer of Channel 4's Black Books and the producer of The Office talk about their comedy to the television producer Diasy Goodwin.

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Joshua Rozenberg, Michael Crick, Damien Tambini, Hugh Tomlinson, Alan Rusbridger

Sex, Lies and Circulation

Hay Festival 2004, 
Beckham's txts, Naomi's habit, William's mother. Who defines public interest and how? Crick is the biographer of Jeffery Archer and Alex Ferguson. Rozenberg is legal editor of The Telegraph and author of Privacy and The Press. IPPR Fellow, Tambini is the author of Ruled by Reclusives. Matrix Law QC Tomlinson is the author of Privacy and the Media. 

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Denis Judd

The Lion and The Tiger

Hay Festival 2004, 
Professor Judd examines the relationship between Britain and India from the first Elizabethan pirates and the foundation of the East India Company in 1600 to the overthrow of the Raj.

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Trevor Jones

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Composer

Hay Festival 2005, 
Music in the movies, creating character, building emotion and underpinning drama from Lara's theme, the shower scene from Psycho and Harry Lime's zither, to his own scores for Notting Hill, Excalibur, Brassed Odd, Dea of Love, Thirteen Days, In thge Name of the Father and Mississippi Burning: he talks to Peter Florence.

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Cressida Cowell

How to Be a Pirate and How to Train your Dragon

Hay Festival 2005, 
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III has been a pirate in training and has struggled with a somewhat brawny dragon. The creator of this dashing, brave and everso hairy Viking brings her raucous and slapstick books to life on stage. 'Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.'
(The Independent on Sunday) (Age 6-10)

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Miranda Seymour and Fiona Sampson

The Biographer’s Table

Hay Festival 2019, 

Seymour’s new book is a double biography, In Byron’s Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron’s Wife and Daughter, Annabella Millbanke and Ada Lovelace. Her previous book was a lauded biography of Mary Shelley. Sampson’s brilliant debut biography is In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein. They compare notes on female genius, Romanticism, radicalism, the madness and badness of male poets, and the interplay of literature and the sciences, with Rosie Goldsmith in the chair.

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Ali Sparkes

Nightwalker

Hay Festival 2019, 

How did you sleep last night? Not well if you’re a Night Speaker, cursed with insomnia but also gifted with the power to speak any language – human or animal. Or maybe you chose to stay awake because, like self-styled vampire Spin, the shadows are the only place you’re safe… Join Ali Sparkes for a journey through the midnight world of Nightwalker Spin and his strange love-hate relationship with the Night Speakers. Be ready to supply sound effects, get hypnotised, shout fabulous foreign words… and find out what it’s really like to be destroyed by daylight

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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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Rory Bremner

Hay Festival 2005, 
The satirist and political scourge examines the post-election state of the nation articulated in his collaboration with the two John, Fortune and Bird, You Are Here. He talks to James Naughtie.

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Kate Mosse, Emily Angle, Tim Wright

Writers at Work: The Writer Online

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three experts show how to use the net, from research and masterclass support to publication, interactivity and multi-media narrative. Mosse is the creator of Orange Labyrinth, the online writing community. Angle edits the BBC Get Writing website. Wright is the writer-in-residence of Nottingham Trent University's NESTA-funded writersforthefurtue.com.

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The Government Inspector by Peter Kosminsky

Presented by Channel 4

Hay Festival 2005, 
UK, 2005, 105 mins
Based on the extensive original research and written and directed by the BAFTA-winning Peter Kosminsky, this drama tells the story of the late Dr David Kelly, an expert caught in the crossfire between the government and the BBC over the war in Iraq. Followed by Peter Dale in coversation with writer-director Peter Kominsky.

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Sting

Hay Festival 2005, 
The songwriter and bass player discusses his work and his memoir Broken Music with David Sinclair.

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Jason Byrne

Hay Festival 2004, 
Inspired invention form a mercurial comedy genius. His delight in the rapport with his audience is irresistibly infectious. The most exciting comedy discovery in years.