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Héroes latinoamericanos: Octavio Paz

Arequipa 2015, 
El reconocido historiador, ensayista y crítico literario mexicano Christopher Domínguez ha recibido distinciones como el Premio del Círculo de Críticos de Arte de Chile a la mejor obra literaria de 2009 por La sabiduría sin promesa. Vida y letras del siglo XX. Junto con el poeta peruano Maurizio Medo, desgranará su último libro, Octavio Paz en su siglo, trabajo sobre la figura y obra del escritor y poeta mexicano ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura 1990.

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Chris Smith

The Houseman Lecture 2005: The Name and Nature of Poetry

Hay Festival 2005, 
The politician and cultural godfather explores his relationship with language.

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Emily Perkins, Ali Smith, Jeanette Winterson

Short Stories

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three of the finest exponents of the form read and discuss the art of the short story. Perkins is the author of Not Her Real Name, Smith's latest collection is The Whole Story and Other Stories, Winterson, an avowed fan of Chekov, Angela Carter and fairy stories has published one collection The World and Other Stories.

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Tim Bowler

Apocalypse

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Carnegie Award-winner's spellbinding Apocalypse is a terrifying story of a boy's desperate struggle to survive amid horrific circumstances. It is also a tale of hope, love and redemption. 
(Age 10+)

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Henry Chapman

Climate Change and Wetland Archaeology

Hay Festival 2019, 

Historically often considered as worthless morasses, peat bogs cover three per cent of the world’s land surface. They are unique records of history and today they are recognised as beautiful habitats providing environmental benefits from biodiversity to climate regulation. However, they are threatened by drainage, land reclamation for agriculture and peat cutting for fuel, which has significantly reduced the extent and condition of these ecosystems on a global scale. Transforming the management of wetland, peatland and waterlogged sites is crucial. Henry Chapman is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Birmingham and is a regular guest on archaeological programmes including C4’s Time Team.

Henry Chapman

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Claire Armistead, Julia Eccleshare, Jacqueline Wilson and friends

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Hay Festival 2005, 
Announcement of the longlist. Here's your chance to ask the experts what they think of your favourite books and to join our young critics' competition.

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Brian Platt

Cartoon Masterclass

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Hay cartoonist teavhes the basic principles outlined in his book How to DRaw Cartoons. No previous experience required.

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Katharine Hollabird

Angelina Ballerina 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Katharine will share Angelina stories and then welcome in the mouse herself. Wear your tutu and join the dance.
(Ages 4-7)

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Marc Hamer and David Barrie talk to Kitty Corrigan

Animal Wonders

Hay Festival 2019, 

A conversation with two outstanding nature writers. Although common, moles are mysterious: their habits are inscrutable, they are anatomically bizarre and they live completely alone. Marc Hamer has come closer to them than most, through both his long working life out in the Welsh countryside and his experiences of rural homelessness as a boy, sleeping in hedgerows. In How to Catch a Mole: And Find Yourself in Nature, Hamer tells his story and explores what moles, and a life in nature, can tell us about our own humanity and our search for contentment. Barrie’s Incredible Journeys shines a light on the astounding navigational skills of animals of every stripe. Dung beetles steer by the light of the Milky Way. Ants and bees navigate using patterns of light invisible to humans. Sea turtles, spiny lobsters and moths find their way using the Earth’s magnetic field. Salmon return to their birthplace by following their noses and birds can locate their nests on a tiny island after crisscrossing an entire ocean. Corrigan is a journalist and travel writer.

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CLiPPA Poetry Award

Shortlist announcement

Hay Festival 2019, 

An energetic poetry show celebrating the shortlist for CLiPPA 2019. Join poet and 2019 CLiPPA Chair of Judges AF Harrold, 2018 CLiPPA shortlisted poet Ruth Awolola and previous CLiPPA winner Rachel Rooney for a conversation about the magic and power of poetry for all - and hear more about this year's shortlist. Former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell will live illustrate throughout.

Photo: Ellie Kurttz
9+

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Anthony Shillito and Neil Davies

Cambridge Series 8: A Path Well-trodden

Hay Festival 2019, 

The two geologists from the Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University follow the footprints of fearsome beasts from Britain’s deep past. Throughout its ancient history, the UK has been home to many amazing creatures that are now long extinct. From dinosaurs to giant millipedes, discover how these animals shaped the land around them and what secrets are held within their prehistoric footprints.

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This Old World

Dhaka 2014, 
This old world - by Zeeshan Khan - a photo-essay which visually illustrates the crosscurrents of civilisations that have shaped the world we live in today. Marks launch by Bengal Publications.

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James Campbell

Comedy4Kids

Hay Festival 2004, 
Probably the only stand-up comedian for children in the universe. His unique blend of stories, surreal observations, improvisation and extremely silly songs is guaranteed to keep kids and their parents in stitches.

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Nigel Calder

Magic Universe

Hay Festival 2004, 
Subtitled The Oxford Guide to Modern Science, Clader's latest book ranges from quarks and galaxies to genes and brain wiring. He'll encapsulate it by explaining 'why the top experts are usually wrong!'

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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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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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Anna Cocchiarella

Dhaka 2014, 
Anna Cocchiarella talks about her experience with the Sufi order in Mirashorai, Chittagong with Atunvav Sinha.

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Honey Hunters

Dhaka 2014, 
Karthika Nair and Joelle Jolivet launch their beautifully illustrated book on the Sundarbans. With Munize Manzur. Supported by Alliance Francaise de Dhaka.

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Discovering Sylhet

Dhaka 2014, 
Photographer, columist and nature lover Ihtisham Kabir launches his photo book on Sylhet through a slideshow, and shares his favourite adventures.

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Anthony Sattins, Tom Stacey, Giles Milton

Africa Hands

Hay Festival 2004, 
Sattin is the author of The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery and the Search for Timbuktu. Milton has written White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africs's One Million European Slaves. Stacey's Tribe: The Hidden History of the Mountains of the Moon is the hidden history of the Ruwenzori Mountains, the glacier crowned range in the heart of equatorial Africa.

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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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Kathleen Taylor

Brainwashing

Hay Festival 2005, 
Brainwashing inspires fear and fascination. How can people believe such strange and often dangerous notions as, for example, some cults and terrorists do? The eminent neuroscientist put the brain back into brainwashing to reveal the emerging science of belief.

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Virginia Nicholson, C.K Stead

Among the Bohemians

Hay Festival 2004, 
In her study of the era, Nicholson explores the lives and work of the Bloomsbury set including Dylan and Caitlin Thomas, Augustus John and her grandmother, Vanessa Bell. Stead conjures the same set in his novel Mansfield, a fictionalised account of his fellow New Zealander and Bloomsbury star Katherine Mansfield.

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James Hall

Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body

Hay Festival 2005, 
The art critic and author of The World as Sculpture exaamines the Renaissance master's revolutionary depiction of the human form in sculpture, drawing and paint.

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Anna Funder, Anne Applebaum

East is East

Hay Festival 2003, 
Terror States in the old Eastern Europe with Funder, author of Stasiland: tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany, and Applebaum, author of Gulag, a study of the Soviet labour camps which were once scattered across Russia from the White Sea to the Black Sea, and from the Arctic circle to the plains of Central Asia. Chaired by the film-maker Simon Finch.