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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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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.

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Jours de Papier en conversación con Carmen Rioja

Querétaro 2016, 

Los mexicanos Tania Camacho y Esteban Martínez son los autores de un exitoso y novedoso web comic llamado Jours de Papier, la vida sensual de Tania y Esteban, un manual de supervivencia para la pareja moderna, con más de 300,000 seguidores, que ha sido convertido en libro. Conversan con la escritora y gestora cultural Carmen Rioja.

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The Economist Debate

The Energy Revolution

Hay Festival 2004, 
Are we entering the end of the oil era, on the cusp of transition to a post-fossil-fuel world? Some experts worry about the scarcity of oil, while others point to its environmental and geopolitical costs. How will people in Britain and the developing world be effected by an energy revolution? 

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La literatura mexicana hoy.

José de la Colina e Ignacio Díaz de la Serna en conversación con Rodolfo Mendoza

Xalapa 2014, 
El escritor, periodista, ensayista y crítico literario José de la Colina, galardonado en 2014 con el Premio Xavier Villaurrutia por su libro De libertades fantasmas o de la literatura como juego conversará con Ignacio Díaz de la Serna, filósofo, escritor y académico en el Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN-UNAM) sobre la situación de la literatura mexicana en la actualidad y los retos a los que se enfrenta. Moderará la conversación Rodolfo Mendoza.
Con el apoyo del Fondo de Cultura Económica

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Ronan Bennett, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Lelia Aboulela

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Bennett's Havoc in its Third Year is a moral thriller set in the upheavals of Puritan England. Gurnah's Desertion tells of forbidden love across cultures in twentieth-century Mombassa and Zanzibar. Aboulela's Minaret explores the Islamic awakening of an exiled Sudanese woman in contemporary London.

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Helena Kennedy, Tom Bingham, Lisa Jardine

Pembertons Book Club: To Kill a Mocking Bird

Hay Festival 2005, 
Chair Kate Mosse hosts this discussion about Harper Lee's twentieth-century classic tale of prejudice in the deep South.

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What Is Art For? Lecture by Jeanette Winterson

Querétaro 2018, 

Jeanette Winterson (UK) took the literary scene by storm in 1985 when she published the semi-autobiographical novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Now, with more than 25 books published over more than 30 years as a writer, reflecting on matters such as religion, the LGTB community and art, Winterson is one of the major figures in contemporary British literature. Talking about art, she wrote in one of her columns for The Guardian: “We censor it, sentimentalise it, treat it as a commodity. But we can’t reduce its power.” So, what is art for? This outstanding English writer reflects on this question to talk about art’s incredible transformational power.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available.

With the support of the British Council Mexico and Wom@rts.

What Is Art For? Lecture by Jeanette Winterson

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Chris Ryan

Special Forces Cadets

Hay Festival 2019, 

Chris Ryan, ex-SAS hero turned author, introduces his brand new action packed series Special Forces Cadets, which is inspired by his fascinating real-life army experiences. A top-secret government programme needs a crack team of undercover military operators. They must have awesome levels of determination, endurance and fitness. And in order to operate in circumstances where adult forces would be compromised, the recruits must be under sixteen. Only a few are tough enough and smart enough to make it… And once out in the field, they will require all their skills just to stay alive.

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Spiritual Writing in the Modern World

Dhaka 2013, 
Patrick Laude and Mara Matta in conversation.

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Pura López Colomé y SJ Fowler en conversación con Rocío Cerón

Enemies/Enemigos.

Xalapa 2014, 

La coordinadora de este interesante proyecto de traduc- ción poética, Rocío Cerón, modera una conversación entre el poeta londinense y la poeta mexicana para debatir sobre cómo la traducción es un multiespacio de varios significados; el desencadenante de las nuevas creaciones a partir de la traducción de poesía, la traducción creativa, los usos indebidos de la lengua, etc. 

Con el apoyo del British Council

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Melvyn Bragg

The Adventure of English

Hay Festival 2004, 
How the guttural language that came over to the fifth-century Britain with Germanic invaders saw off Norse, Welsh, Latin and French, and became the great, acquisitive global currency of today.

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Jimmy Hill

Hay Festival 1999, 
As player, manager and commentator Hill has been the face and voice of football for decades. He talks about his career to the sportswriter Grahame Lloyd whose biography of Jan Molby is published this week.

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Vicki Goodwin

Open University Breakfast 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
In this first of four weekday OU sessions, the expert explores Living with Dyslexia in a World of Books.

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Simon Signh

Big Bang

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book asks: What is the Big Bang? Who came up with the idea and why do we believe in it? The illustrated lecture will also include Led Zeppelin, the Teletubies and a gherkin.

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Ian Rankin

Fleshmarket Close

Hay Festival 2005, 
The great Edinburgh crimewrite discusses his latest Inspector Rebus novel with Raj Persaud.

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Mark Thompson in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson

Querétaro 2017, 

The publisher of one of the world’s most important newspapers, The New York Times, is also the author of Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?, a book that looks at how the political, social, technological and economic changes of recent decades have forever changed the way in which we analyse reality. In conversation with Jon Lee Anderson.

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Julia Carabias in conversation with Arturo Wallace

Querétaro 2017, 

Julia Carabias, a biologist and ecologist, is one of the country’s foremost authorities on environmental conservation policies. Environmental Secretary from 1994 to 2000, Carabias lectures at UNAM and is the director of Natura Mexicana, an NGO that carries out conservation programmes in the Lacandona Jungle and surrounding areas. He will talk to Gabrielle Walker about his work as an ecologist and the environmental challenges facing Mexico.

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Chang-rae Lee, Luke Sutherland, Nadeen Aslam

Hay Discovery Fictions

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three more break-through novels. Selected by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American novelists under forty, the South Korean-born Lee's thrid novel Aloft is the portrait of Jerry Battle. Whitbread-shortlisted Sutherland's Venus as a Boy is the story of a boy's mithical journey from a bullied and heartbroken childhood in Orkney and the sort of sex that makes people see angels, to a man in a room in Soho whose flesh is turning to gold. Aslam's Maps for Lost Lovers is set in a northern English town where two Pakistani boys Jugnu and Chanda, disappear. Chanda's brothers are arrested for murder.

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Walther Salas y David Villanueva en conversación con Tito Cáceres

Bolero y poesía

Arequipa 2016, 
Los amantes del bolero saben que la complejidad estilística y formal de las letras de los grandes autores de bolero comparte mucho con la tradición poética en español. Escuchar un buen bolero puede ser como leer una poesía. Con el sociólogo Walther Salas (Perú) y el editor y músico David Villanueva (España), en conversación con Tito Cáceres.

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Mark Billingham

Hay Festival 2005, 
The new cult crime-fiction star discusses his latest Tom Thorne work Lifeless. He talks to the distinguished legal commentator Marcel Berlins.

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Howard Jacobson and Deborah Moggach

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Wodehouse Prize-winner launches his new novel The Making of Henry, a brilliant bawdy and agonizing comedy about changing your life and falling in love. Moggach's These Foolish Things is a glorious 'silver' comedy about Dunroamin, a converted guesthouse in Bangalore where British pensioners can enjoy the hot weather and mango juice with their gin.

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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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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.

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Karen Armstrong talks to Joan Bakewell

Hay Festival 2004, 
America's need to educate itself about Islam post 9/11 established the former nun as one of the world's most respected theologians, a bridge between cultures and the three Abrahamic faiths. Her memoir The Spiral Staircase relates her writing career to her personal odyssey.