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Gonzalo Eltesch, Carlos Fonseca, Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón and Samanta Schweblin in conversation with José Hamad

Bogotá39-2017. Displaced writing

Cartagena 2018, 

What is the relationship between writers’ relocations and their work? Four of Latin America’s finest writers, residents outside their countries of origin, talk to the publisher José Hamad about how this experience affects their literature. Gonzalo Eltesch (Chile), Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica), Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón (Puerto Rico) and Samanta Schweblin (Argentina).

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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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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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Hay Festival Reforms: Lee Maracle on indigenous education, in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Reformas Hay Festival: Educación indígena

Arequipa 2017, 

The 30th Hay Festival coincides with the 500th anniversary of the reforms proposed by Martin Luther. In the same spirit, we have asked a number of thinkers to present new reforms on matters that are relevant today. Lee Maracle is one of the most prolific Canadian aboriginal authors and is a recognized authority on indigenous Americans and their literature. An award-winning poet, novelist, storyteller, screenplay writer, actor and preserver of mythology and traditions in Stó:lō, she will talk to Ingrid Bejerman about the place of indigenous knowledge in university education programmes in the Western world.

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Leo Hickman and Lucy Siegle

Ethical Living

Hay Festival 2005, 
Which should I buy: an organic apple from New Zealand, a Fairtrade apple from New Zealand, a non-organic apple grown locally? The author of A Good Life and A Life Stripped Bare explores what it means to 'live ethically' with the Observer eco-columnist.

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Ian Whybrow

Hay Festival 2004, 
A fun , lively romp through the Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs books, with Harry and dinosaur goodies to give away. Learn the Dinosaur Song and hear Ian read a few of the Harry stories.

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Ricardo Cayuela y José Carreño en conversación con Nubia Macías

Editoriales estatales: ¿bendición o maldición?

Xalapa 2014, 
Según el Estudio de Producción y Comercio del Libro en México realizado en 2013, el 57% de los libros publicados en el país son producidos por el sector público. En este contexto, Ricardo Cayuela, Director General de Publicaciones del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Conaculta), y José Carreño, Director del Fondo de Cultura Económica, charlarán sobre el papel que juegan actualmente las editoriales estatales en el sector editorial y los retos a los que se enfrentan.

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Gala de poesía

Arequipa 2016, 
Participan en esta gala los autores siguientes: Luis Felipe Fabre (México), Steven Fowler (Reino Unido), Natasha Kanapé Fontaine (Canadá), Giovanna Pollarolo (Perú), José Carlos Yrigoyen (Perú), Denisse Vega (Perú), Gabriela Wiener (Perú) y Julia Wong (Perú), presentado por Teresa Arrieta.

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Six Seasons Review and Jamini

Dhaka 2014, 
Launching the latest editions from Bengal Publications.

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Greyson Perry talks to Sarah Thornton

The Art Review Platform

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Turner Prize-winning potter discusses his work and his female alter-ego Claire, with the sociologist. 'I want to make something that lives with the eye as a beautiful piece of art, but on closer inspection, a polemic or an ideology will come out of it'.

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Jenny Uglow

A Little History of English Gardening

Hay Festival 2004, 
A romp through British gardening from the stone-age to today. The historian looks at the grand designers, plant hunters and allotment tenderrs of England, and asks: Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem reallyt really weird when it arrived on our shores?

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Mariana de Althaus y Nell Leyshon en conversación con Doris Guillén

De teatro

Arequipa 2016, 
Dos dramaturgas con propuestas de gran calidad conversan con la actriz, narradora y directora del Centro Cultural Artescénica, Doris Guillén. Con Mariana de Althaus (Perú), directora de teatro y dramaturga reconocida a nivel internacional; sus obras se han montado en festivales como el Festival Mirada (Brasil), Santiago a Mil (Chile) o el Festival de Cádiz (España). Algunas de sus obras incluyen El sistema solar (2012) y Padre nuestro (2013). En 2013 publicó el libro Dramas de familia (2013), que reúne tres de sus obras. Y Nell Leyshon (Reino Unido), dramaturga y novelista cuya obra Bedlam ha sido la primera escrita por una mujer para el Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Leyshon ha recibido numerosos galardones, entre ellos, el premio Evening Standard Theatre por su obra teatral Comfort Me with Apples, el Richard Imison por su primera obra teatral para la bbc Radio, y el Premio Libro del Año 2014 otorgado por el Gremio de Libreros de Madrid por su novela Del color de la leche. Su última novela lleva por título El show de Gary (2016).

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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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Fernanda Melchor and Antonio Ortuño in conversation with Emiliano Monge

Querétaro 2017, 

Mexicans writers Fernanda Melchor and Antonio Ortuño speak with Emiliano Monge about their work. Fernanda Melchor, writer and journalist, has published recently Temporada de huracanes and Antonio Ortuño is the author, between others, of the celebrated El buscador de cabezas, published ten years ago.

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Science Matters

Dhaka 2014, 
Lucy Hawking, popular sci-fi writer Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Marcus du Sautoy discuss the challenges and excitement of making science popular. Moderated by Hossain Zillur Rahman. Supported by Standard Chartered Bank.

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Return of the King

Dhaka 2014, 
William Dalrymple tells us about his explosive new book, about the first Anglo-Afghan War and its many repercussions. Followed by Q&A with Somnath Batabyal.

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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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Towards Light

Dhaka 2014, 
Dance and recitations celebrating the prose, poetry and music of Rabindranath Tagore. Production by Shadhona.

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The Book Of Gold Leaves

Dhaka 2014, 
After his celebrated debut The Collaborator, Mirza Waheed has set his second novel in the Kashmiri capital of Srijagar, where two star-crossed lovers find themselves in the midst of war. Chaired by Alex Clark. Supported by British Council.

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Adam Zamoyski

1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow

Hay Festival 2004, 
Tsar Alexander refuses to join the blockade of Britain. The French Emperor moves to effect retribution but meets his nemesis, and the balance of Europe is changed forever.

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Marçal Aquino en conversación con Élmer Mendoza

Xalapa 2014, 
Escritor, periodista y guionista brasileño, Marçal Aquino ha publicado libros de cuentos, poesía y no- velas juveniles, así como tres novelas de alta intensidad: O invasor, Cabeça a prêmio y Yo recibiría las peores noticias de tus lindos labios. Autor considerado como uno de los renovadores de la narrativa brasileña y galardonado en varias ocasiones. Es además responsable de guiones para cine y televisión; además, tres de sus libros han sido llevados a la gran pantalla por el director de cine Beto Brant.

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Kirén Miret en conversación con Magali Velasco

Xalapa 2014, 
Kirén Miret es escritora, productora y presentadora del programa de radio Niñonautas. Es autora de los libros Espejos, mocos, cucarachas... y otras pócimas curiosas y De los pies apestosos a las papas fritas... y otras curiosidades. En ellos explica con datos científicos y mucho humor todas aquellas cosas que los niños que escuchan el programa siempre han querido saber.
Edades: a partir de 8 años

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César Bona in conversation with Carlos Sánchez

The new education

Cartagena 2018, 

César Bona, author of La nueva educación, is one of the fifty best educators in the world according to the Global Teacher Prize, the so-called Nobel for teachers. He will talk about the questions that he has considered in his career as an education reformer: Why are textbooks no longer so important? Why does the importance of homework need to be relativized? Why should education be done with empathy? Why should education be more important than any government?

César Bona in conversation with Carlos Sánchez

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Miquel Molina in conversation with Isabel Fuentes

THE DOUBLE LIFE, THE LOVERS

Segovia 2018, 

Chekhov, a doctor by profession, said that medicine was his legal wife, while literature was only his lover. The Russian author took advantage of this double condition: his consultation served him as a privileged laboratory for the miseries of the soul. The precariousness of the literary profession forces most contemporary writers to practice this double life. The fact that very few can survive dedicated exclusively to creation raises reasonable questions: Does literature feed on the professional knowledge of part-time authors, or does it suffer from the lack of a more complete dedication? Isabel P. Fuentes alternates her position as director of the CaixaForum Madrid with the writing of novels. Miquel Molina also leads a double life: he is deputy editor of the newspaper La Vanguardia and novelist. Both will discuss their status as extramarital writers.

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Stevie Davies and Nicholas Shakespeare

Hay Festival 2004, 
Davies' Kith and Kin is a gleaming portrait of family rivalries. 'There are good writers, there are very good writes. And there is Stevie Davies who is in a class of her own' (The Independent). Shakespeare's Snowleg is a seductive masterpiece; a novel of passion and betrayal set in the Stasi-state of East Germany, a world where voyeurism has no limits.