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Juan Gabriel Vásquez en conversación con Jorge Eduardo Benavides

Arequipa 2015, 
El colombiano Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2011 por El ruido de las cosas al caer, acaba de publicar la novela La forma de las ruinas, historia sobre un hombre atormentado que busca señales para desentrañar los misterios de un pasado, el de Colombia, que lo obsesiona. El libro es al mismo tiempo una intriga de investigadores e investigados, una novela profundamente autobiográfica y una intensa exploración histórica. Hablará sobre ella y su obra con el escritor Jorge Eduardo Benavides.

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Literaturas indígenas

Arequipa 2015, 
El mohawk Gerald Taiaiake Alfred es profesor del Departamento de Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de Victoria, Canadá. Su libro Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom  fue nombrado en 2010 por la Asociación de Estudios Indígenas y Americanos Nativos como uno de los trabajos más influyentes en los estudios de los nativos. Jorge Alejandro Vargas Prado hace una defensa del quechua como lengua de transmisión actual en su último libro, el poemario T'ikray. Les entrevistará William Straw, profesor en el Departamento de Historia del Arte y Comunicación de la Universidad McGill (Quebec, Canadá).

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Rafael Gumucio, Karina Pacheco y José Carlos Yrigoyen en conversación con Fernando Iwasaki

Familia y literatura I

Arequipa 2016, 
La importancia de la familia en la identidad del individuo es un asunto que no solo concierne a la vida cotidiana sino también a la literatura. Así, la familia se convierte en uno de los grandes temas para escritores y escritoras como los que nos acompañan hoy, conversando sobre la temática familiar en sus obras. Con Rafael Gumucio (Chile), autor de Memorias prematuras, Karina Pacheco (Perú), autora de La voluntad del molle, y José Carlos Yrigoyen (Perú), autor de Orgullosamente solos, en conversación con Fernando Iwasaki.

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Lee Maracle and Ángela Chislla Palomino in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Being indigenous: culture, history and self-definition

Arequipa 2017, 

The Peruvian government is carrying out its first self-definition census, the aim of which is that citizens describe their ethnic origin. In a country as multicultural as Peru, this census can be seen as a historical milestone of great importance in terms of raising the profile of native cultures. Lee Maracle is an expert in indigenous culture, a writer and an academic. Ángela Chissla Palomino is a member of ONAMIAP for Puno. They will talk to Ingrid Bejerman about what it means to be indigenous in the Americas.

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Julian Clary talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
Sex, frocks, death and double-entendre in the comedian's cheeky memoir A Young Man's Passage.

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Commonwealth Writers Session

Dhaka 2014, 
Translations - coming out of the Dhaka translation centre workshop. With Kaiser Haq, Ahsheen Akhtar and Arunava Sinha, moderated by Katie Griffin of British Centre for Literary Translation.

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Peter Lord

Aardman Animations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The co-founder of the animation company behind Wallace and Gromit talks about his life, from Morph to Chicken Run. A fascinating story of plasticine and publicity illustrated with clips from all your favourite animations.

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Lisa Jardine

The Awful Death of Prince William the Silent

Hay Festival 2005, 
A brilliantly detailed and gripping account of the assassination in the 1584 of Prince William of Orange, and the shockwaves it sent through an era.

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Jim Al Khalili

Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed

Hay Festival 2003, 
Everyone has heard of quantum theory but no one really understands it. It is without doubt the single most important scientific theory of the past century. It underpins the fields of physics, chemistry, electronics and material science. Without it we would have no computers, televisions, mobile phones, CD players, microwaves. This lecture traces the origins of quantum mechanics and explores its astonishing future potential.

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Ian Stewart - The Royal Society Michael Faraday Lecture

The Science of Discworld

Hay Festival 1999, 
Maths guru Ian Stewart explores the science bits in Terry Pratchett's completely new 30,000 world Discworld short story in which the wizards of Unseen University accidentally set in train the Roundworld Project - our universe!

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Brian Appleyard talks to Phil Rickman

Aliens

Hay Festival 2005, 
Why are they here, out there, everywhere? Do we need them? Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Wales.

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Richard Hallion

Taking Flight

Hay Festival 2004, 
A century after the Wright brother's historic flight on 17 December 1903, Hallion looks at the pioneers of air travel from early hot air ballons to the jet age.

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Héroes latinoamericanos: Miguel Asturias y Gabriel García Márquez

Arequipa 2015, 
Gerald Martin es un profesor y crítico de literatura hispanoamericana conocido por su cuidada y extensa edición crítica de Hombres de maíz, del escritor guatemalteco Miguel Ángel Asturias, y sobre todo por su detallada biografía de Gabriel García Márquez. Actualmente se encuentra inmerso en la escritura de otra sobre Mario Vargas Llosa. Hablará sobre sus obras biográficas con Malcolm Otero Barral, editor de Malpaso Ediciones.

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Tim Collins talks to Rosie Boycott

Rules of Engagement

Hay Festival 2005, 
The army Colonel talks for the first time about the accusations of war crimes levelled against him in Iraq, and reveals the truth about US behaviour during the conflit.

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Alexi Sayle and Jasper Fforde

Hay Festival 2004, 
A reading and Q&A with two cult novelists. Sayle's novel Overtaken is a spectacularly unsentimental satire with real comic power. Fforde's brand of surreal humour in The Well of Lost Plots locates him in a Lewis Carrol - or Douglas Adams - like realm.

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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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Max Hastings

The Warriors

Hay Festival 2005, 
Tales of exceptional heroism and courage as the journalist profiles sixteen international warriors from across three centuries.

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Deborah Moggach

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Screenwriter 3

Hay Festival 2005, 
The novelist and screen-adaptor discusses her work on, and previews clips from the forthcoming Working Title movie of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen and Judi Dench.

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In Other Words: The New Welsh Review Translation Platform

Hay Festival 2004, 
As Europe enlarges her political and cultural borders NWR Editor Francesca Rhydderch hosts this exploration of linguistic exchange with bi-;ingual poet Gwyenth Lewis, Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation Amanda Hopkinson and Editor of Modern Poetry in Translation David Constantine.

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Mitchell Tonks

Fresh

Hay Festival 2004, 
The seafood guru offers Recipes and Advice from a Fishmonger. Come and ask everything you've ever wanted to know about fish as food.

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Germaine Greer

The Boy

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this illustrated lecture the critic examines the erotic image of the male nude in Western Culture form Michelangelo and Caravaggio to the photographs of Nan Goldin and Sally Mann and the images of David Beckham.

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Louis de Bernieres and The Antonius Players

Hay Festival 2005, 
The poet and his ensemble return with a programme of poetry and music from the British Islesincluding Purcell, traditional music from Scotland and Ireland and variations on Greensleeves.

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Ma Jian and Sjón talk to Daniel Hahn

Fictions: The Big Picture

Hay Festival 2019, 

A conversation with two international superstar novelists who’ve created new works of extraordinary scale and scope. From exile, Ma Jian shoots an arrow at President Xi Jinping’s China Dream propaganda, creating a biting satire of totalitarianism that reveals what happens to a nation when it is blinded by materialism and governed by violence and lies. Sjón’s Codex 1962 is a breathtakingly ambitious novel. As the late, great Eileen Battersby wrote of him, the Icelandic writer “has mastered the fabulist’s technique of merging history with high-speed comedy and surreal profundity. With a man made of clay and a bewildered angel struggling to get rid of a symbolic trumpet, there are shades of the Bible as well as Milton. Sjón, an heir of Mikhail Bulgakov and Laurence Sterne, eases literary references into the text as mere suggestions.” 

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Paul Wignall

Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

Hay Festival 2019, 

Most people are familiar with the dodo and the dinosaur, but extinction has occurred throughout history, with the result that nearly all the species that have ever existed are now extinct. Today, species are disappearing at an ever-increasing rate. In this lecture the professor of Palaeoenvironments looks at the causes and nature of extinctions, past and present, and the factors that can make a species vulnerable. Summarising what we know about all of the major and minor extinction events, including meteorite impacts and volcanic eruption, he examines some of the greatest debates in modern science. He analyses the relative role of climate and humans in the death of the Pleistocene megafauna, including mammoths and giant ground sloths, and the roles that global warming, ocean acidification and deforestation are playing in present-day extinctions.

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Janine di Giovanni and Jeremy Bowen talk to Michael Buerk

War Correspondence

Hay Festival 2004, 
Di Giovanni's Madness Visible is an account of the award-winning war correspondent's life on the front line in the Balkans. Bowen's Six Days examines how the 1967 war has shaped the Middle East.