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Pierre Vasarely in conversation with Guillermo Solana

Polychromatic City of Happiness

Segovia 2018, 

The president of the Vasarely Foundation and grandson of Victor Vasarely talks to Guillermo Solana, Director of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza de Madrid, about the recent exhibition Victor Vasarely: The Birth of Op Art, which covers the chronological evolution of the Hungarian-French artist’s body of work. They discuss the influence of the Bauhaus movement in the work of the father of Op Art and his utopic vision Polychromatic City of Happiness, which defines the artist’s interest in integrating art into architecture and public spaces.

 

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Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren in conversation with Azriel Bibliowicz

Cartagena 2018, 

The journalists and co-authors of the history Giants: the Dwarfs of Auschwitz, about the Ovitz family’s struggle to survive the terrors of Auschwitz, will talk to the sociologist and writer Azriel Bibliowicz. Any story set in the concentration camps is disturbing, but that about the Ovitz family is all the more surprising because seven of them were dwarves, studied by the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr Josef Mengele. At this event, they will talk about how history can help to cure the wounds of the past.

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David Starkey

Marriage, Faith and Leadership Laid Bare

Hay Festival 2005, 
In his book Monarchy, the historian follows the sex and the money in his exposure of ythe British monarchy, from Ethelred the Unready to Charles the still-ready-and-waiting.

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James Naughtie and guests

The Special Relationship

Hay Festival 2005, 
The broadcaster and author of The Accidental American hosts this late-night political tabletalk.

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Disobedient Children

Dhaka 2014, 
Novelist Manju Kapur is the author of five novels, including Difficult Daughters, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Daman Singh has just published a memoir about her parents Manmohan Singh and Gursharan Kaur. Chaired by Sandip Roy.

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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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Pedro Baños in conversation with José María Beneyto

ALLIANCES, MANIPULATION, RIVALITY…

Segovia 2018, 

Psychological war. Better than Game of Thrones. The keys of the global geostrategy.

For some years now, due to the complex current situation, the science of geopolitics is acquiring an importance that it had lost after the Second World War. How are the countries related? What power strategies do they use? Through numerous examples, we will see that there are a series of classic strategies, all with a background of hypocrisy and taking advantage of the weaknesses of others, which have prevailed over time.

The colonel and expert strategist Pedro Baños takes us into the unknowns of these games of domination between countries and reveals the keys and tricks of world power. He talks with José María Beneyto, writer of El spy who deceived Hitler, with a background in Nazi Germany.

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Literature and film. Guillermo Arriaga, Hanif Kureishi and Lionel Shriver in conversation with Ángeles González-Sinde

Querétaro 2017, 

The seventh art is often based on quality screenplay writing, sometimes written by novelists or adapted by them from literary originals. What happens when a literary text is made into a screenplay? What are the differences compared with traditional writing? With Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico), Hanif Kureishi (United Kingdom) and Lionel Shriver (United States) in conversation with Ángeles González-Sinde.

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Recitations in Bangla

Dhaka 2014, 
Recitations in Bangla featuring Vasswar Bandapaddhy, Laila Afroz, Enamul Huq Babu, Hasan Arif, Simul Mustafa, Rajina Wali Leena, Ahkam Ullah, Mahidul Islam, Naila Tarannum Choudhury Kakoli, Ononna Laboni Putul.

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Gala del libro favorito

Arequipa 2015, 
La periodista Clara Elvira Ospina modera a un selecto grupo de intelectuales que compartirá con el público cuáles son sus libros favoritos, qué les llamó la atención cuando los leyeron y qué les movió a conservarlos en el recuerdo.

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Juan Manuel de Prada en conversación con Gonzalo Banda

Arequipa 2015, 
Juan Manuel de Prada es un escritor español. Su obra ha recibido numerosos premios, como el Premio Nacional de Narrativa en 2004 por La vida invisible o el Premio Biblioteca Breve de novela en 2007 con El séptimo velo. Sus últimas novelas, Morir bajo tu cielo y El castillo de diamante, han vuelto a cautivar a la crítica. Conversa sobre estas y su trayectoria como escritor con Gonzalo Banda, profesor de la UCSP.

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Erling Kagge in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

On Silence

Cartagena 2018, 

Traffic noise, mobile phone alerts and even the hum of our own thoughts... silence seems unachievable. Yet what is it really? Where can it be found? Why is it more important now than ever before? In his book Silence: In the Age of Noise, the Norwegian adventurer and publisher Erling Kagge explores the importance of isolating oneself from the world based on his personal experience and the ideas of classical and modern philosophers, writers and artists. Because silence does not necessarily mean “absence of noise”. It is within reach of everyone, anywhere: we can experience perfect calm in the middle of a desert, but also in the shower or on the dancefloor. 

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Luisgé Martín in conversation with Dante Trujillo

Arequipa 2017, 

Luisgé Martín is a Spanish writer and journalist. A member of the founding team of two Spanish cultural magazines (Esperpento and Perchero) and a contributor to several publications, he advised the Minister of Culture, Ángeles González-Sinde, in 2010 and 2011. He currently combines writing with work for Thinking Heads. This author of novels and short stories will talk to Dante Trujillo about his latest work, El amor del revés, an autobiographical work that talks honestly and clearly about how he gradually accepted his feelings and sexual preferences.

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Dylan Moore talks to Peter Florence

DRIVING HOME BOTH WAYS

Segovia 2018, 

Moore has been awarded the 2018 Creative Wales Hay Festival International Fellowship/Cymrawd Rhyngwladol Cymru Greadigol Hay Festival, and is visiting all our festivals worldwide over the next 12 months. He talks with Peter Florence, founder of the Hay Festivals, about his collection of travel writing, which takes him from bull runs in the Basque Country to the mangrove swamps of the Gulf of Guinea. Driving Home Both Ways is part essay collection, part travelogue through life. It offers fresh reflections on the changing nature of the local and the global, epiphanies of tribe and faith, and is underscored always by the enduring allure of elsewhere and the constant pull of home.

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Nadifa Mohamed en conversación con Ana Soler-Pont

Arequipa 2015, 
La mamba negra se publicó en español en 2011 y fue galardonado con el Premio Betty Trask 2010. Conversará con Peter Florence, director y fundador del Hay Festival.

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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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David Rieff in conversation with Rodrigo Pardo

In praise of forgetting

Cartagena 2018, 

Saying that the past should not be forgotten has become a mantra, especially in contexts of political transition. However, if it is painful and counterproductive, should we still hold on to the past? In his latest book In Praise of Forgetting, the writer and journalist David Rieff questions the way in which peoples tend to relate to the past. The articles of Rieff, an expert on immigration, international conflicts and humanitarianism, appear in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El País and other publications. He will talk to the journalist, academic and diplomat Rodrigo Pardo.

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Cultural journalism(s). Jesús Alejo and Mónica Maristain in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Querétaro 2017, 

The contribution of cultural journalism to the critical and intellectual debate of a country can give us many clues to that place’s critical culture. Two cultural journalists from three different countries and with long careers, will talk to the cultural journalist Inés Martín Rodrigo about their particular form of understanding this kind of communication. With Jesús Alejo (Mexico) and Mónica Maristain (Argentina).

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Rithy Panh en conversación con Óscar Guardiola Rivera

Xalapa 2014, 
“A los trece años –dice Rithy Panh–, perdí a toda mi familia en pocas semanas... Todos ellos barridos por la crueldad y la locura de los jemeres rojos. [...] Y fue así como seguí con vida, porque me había quedado sin nada”. Treinta años después del fin del régimen de Pol Pot en Camboya, este cineasta y documentalista de prestigio, conocido por cintas como La gente del arrozal y S-21: La máquina de matar de los jemeres rojos, decide entrevistar a uno de los grandes responsables de ese genocidio: Duch. La eliminación es un libro que ha recibido el premio Joseph Kessel, el Grand Prix de SGDL de l’Essai, el premio Essai France Télévisions y el premio Aujourd’hui.
Con el apoyo del Festival Internacional de Cine y Foro de Derechos Humanos de México

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Arthur Smith

Dante's Inferno

Hay Festival 2004, 
A new translation of Dante's masterpiece by the beloved comedian and writer Arthur Smith. The show features medieval Italian poetry, yodelling and the world's sexiest woman. 'Stand-up for the emotionally mature' (The Scotsman).

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Eduardo Rabasa en conversación con Xavi Ayén

Xalapa 2014, 

La suma de los ceros es la primera novela de Eduardo Rabasa. Se trata de una historia instalada en un microcosmos que podría ser cualquier barrio de América Latina, en la que los personajes intentan escapar de un destino aparentemente ineludible; un texto crítico con el poder y sus formas, incluso aquellas que se disfrazan de democracia. Eduardo Rabasa es editor, escribe una columna semanal para Milenio y ha traducido libros de autores como Morris Berman, George Orwell y Somerset Maugham.

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Recitations In English: Crossing Cultures

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Kosal Khiev, TJ Dema, Sabrina Mahfouz and Laksmi Pamuntjak

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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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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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Power Paola en conversación con Josué Martínez

Xalapa 2014, 

Power Paola es autora de libros ilustrados, de fanzines como Todo bien pero todo mal o Los demás y de novelas novelas gráficas como QP y Virus tropical. Ésta última dará lugar a una película de animación en 3D que se estrenará en 2016. Esta autora colombo-ecuatoriana ha publicado en editoriales como Carboncito, Argh, Granta o La Fierro; y mensualmente publica una tira cultural en la revista colombiana Arcadia.
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia