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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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Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Guadalupe Nettel

Arequipa 2017, 

Maylis de Kerangal (France) has worked in publishing and is the author of novels including Birth of a Bridge, translated into eight languages and winner of the Médicis, Franz Hessel and Gregor von Rezzori prizes, and Mend the Living, winner in 2015 of the Llibreter Prize awarded by Catalan booksellers. She will speak with Guadalupe Nettel.

Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Guadalupe Nettel

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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.

12+

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The Bookseller YA Book Prize

Hay Festival 2019, 

Who will win the 2019 YA Book Prize? Join the host of the award presentation to hear from authors on the shortlist, which this year includes Sara Barnard, Juno Dawson, Laura Dockrill, Muhammad Khan, Louise O’Neill, Alice Oseman, Tom Pollock, Fiona Shaw, Katherine Webber and Laura Wood.

12+
2 hours

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Gillian Clarke

Making Beds for the Dead

Hay Festival 2004, 
The great Welsh poet discusses and reads her new collection which celebrates her themes of family, landscape and nature. The title poem charts the journey of a virus in 'the plague year'. Come from outer space, it travels - on a fox's paw, the beak of a kite and a crow and a buzzard - into the very heart of our lives.

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Peter Florence en conversación con Irene Zegarra-Ballón Quintanilla

La gran aventura del Hay Festival

Arequipa 2016, 
Peter Florence (Reino Unido) y su padre, Norman Florence, fundaron en 1988 la organización Hay Festival, que a través de festivales y eventos celebra lo mejor de la cultura y las artes internacionales, con presencia en países como el Reino Unido, donde atrae a más de 200,000 visitantes, España, Irlanda, México, Colombia o Perú. Florence dirige los Hay Festivals y además asesorar y coordina muchos otros festivales y eventos, todos dedicados a celebrar la cultura y el intercambio.

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Nicola Green

Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue

Hay Festival 2019, 

The 21st century is a new era for interfaith dialogue. While in the past such encounters might have been stiff affairs contrived to generate a politically expedient photo-op, what is remarkable today is the depth of relationships being formed across historically deep divides. In her wide-ranging work Encounters acclaimed artist Nicola Green is a first-hand witness to this new era in our collective history; for the first time in history religious leaders are publicly articulating their respect for other faiths without undermining the absolute truth of their own. Green presents a series of artworks and a book created in collaboration with global religious leaders including Archbishop Rowan Williams, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the Dalai Lama, the Grand Mufti of Egypt and former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

Encounters: The Art of Interfaith  Dialogue uses Nicola Green’s artwork as a lens through which to explore and analyse the state of interreligious dialogue today. It includes essays by leading global scholars, theologians and art historians: Dr Rowan Williams, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Professor Ben Quash, Professor Aaron Rosen, Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Professor David Ford OBE, Revd William Danaher, Maryanne Saunders, Dr Lieke Wijnia, Dr Chloe Reddaway, Dua Abbas, Jibran Khan, Gabrielle Rifkind and Skinder Hundal.

Chaired by Simon Lockett.

Nicola Green

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Patrick McGrath and Orhan Pamuk

The Artist at the Heart

Hay Festival 2004, 
A conversation with two of the greatest contemporary writers. The Turkish novelist and IMPAC-winner Pamuk introduces his new novel Snow in which a poet and political exile returns to Turkey as a journalist, assigned to write an investigative piece about troubling events in the small and mysterious city of Kars near the Armenian border. McGrath's Port Mungo explores the relationships around a charismatic and dissolute artist in London, New York, and the mangrove swamps of Honduras.

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William Nicholson

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Oscar-winning screenwriter (Gladiator, Shadowlands) and children's novelist (The Wind Singer) introduces his first novel for adults, The Society of Others. 'He has nowhere to go. So he goes there. It's a journey. Just not the usual kind.

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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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Poetry Slam

Hay Festival 2004, 
The first Hay Open Poetry Slam with Lloyd Robson, irrepressible author of bbboing and associated weirdness hosts the first late night open slam shut. Got something to say?

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Belonging

Dhaka 2014, 
Ten years in the making, Munem Wasif's book on old Dhaka makes its debut in Bangladesh. He discusses the changing urban landscape with architect Salauddin Ahmed Patash, and photographer Shahidul Alam.

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Andrew Roberts

What Might Have Been

Hay Festival 2004, 
The acclaimed historian, author of Napolean and Wellington, HItler and Churchill, Eminent Churchillians and  The Holy Fox asks, WHat if Lenin had been assassinated on arrival at Finland Station, St Petersburg in 1917?

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Heston Blumenthal

Hay Festival 2004, 
The superb chef, whose Fat Duck restaurant at Bray was recently awarded the exceptional third Michelin star, demonstartes his spectacular command of the science of cooking, his culinary aesthetic (the man who gave the world snail porridge), and the brilliant and imaginative recipes from his new book Family Food.

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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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Joseph O’Connor talks to Deborah Moggach

Fictions: Shadowplay

Hay Festival 2019, 

The author of The Star of the Sea discusses his new novel. 1878: the Lyceum Theatre, London. Three extraordinary people begin their life together, a life that will be full of drama, transformation, passionate and painful devotion to art and to one another. Henry Irving, the Chief, is the volcanic leading man and impresario; Ellen Terry is the most lauded and desired actress of her generation, outspoken and generous of heart; and ever following along behind them in the shadows is the unremarkable theatre manager, Bram Stoker. O’Connor explores the complexities of love that stands dangerously outside social convention, the restlessness of creativity and the experiences that led to Dracula, the most iconic supernatural tale of all time.

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José Alejandro Restrepo in conversation with Juan David Correa

Cartagena 2018, 

José Alejandro Restrepo is one of the most consolidated creators of national contemporary art. During his studies in the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris he had personal contact with thinkers such as Deleuze and Foucault, became interested in their approaches and discovered the work of emblematic video artists such as Bill Viola and Gary Hill, who asserted his interest in video instalations as the proper means for his research. Since 1988 he has become a pioneer using this technique in Colombia. His work´s second basic aspect is the profound investigation he carries out into national history. He displays his works regularly throughout Europe, Latin America and the US. 

In conversation with Juan David Correa, Director of ARCADIA.


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José Alejandro Restrepo in conversation with Juan David Correa

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Hay Writer's Circle

Hay Festival 2005, 
New work from the well-established and highly regarded group. All welcome.

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Pep Durán

Xalapa 2014, 
Librero desde 1970 y trajinante de cuentos, Pep Durán está especializado en contar álbumes ilustrados para niños y adultos. Su trabajo en el ámbito de la promoción de la lectura ha sido galardonado con el Premio Nacional al Fomento de la Lectura del Ministerio de Cultura Español, entre otros. En este evento, Pep contará varios cuentos acompañado de sus maletas, siempre llenas de tesoros y secretos.
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF

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Tony Lewis

Taking Fresh Guard

Hay Festival 2004, 
England Cricket Captain, Test Match Special commentator, MCC President and Chairman of large parts of Wales' establishment: the gifted raconteur tells the tales.

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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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Roger Scruton

Goodwill Hunting

Hay Festival 1999, 
An open debate about the rights and wrongs of hunting.

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Hilary Spurling

A Life of Henri Matisse

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954, the concluding volume of Spurling's magisterial biography situates the serenity, sensuality and radiance of the later work within the context of family trauma and the wreckage of World War II. Illustrated lecture.

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Antonio Carluccio talks to Sarah Miller

The Condé Nast Traveller Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
The chef, raconter and funghiphile talks and tastes Italian food, Welsh mushrooms and British gastronomy.

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Teju Cole, Lucho Lama and Natalia Majluf in conversation with Carlo Trivelli

On photography

Arequipa 2017, 

The novels and essays on art and photography of Teju Cole (United States/Nigeria) have been praised by publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian and Time magazine. In his most recent work, Blind Spot, Cole plays with a mixture of photography and text. Natalia Majluf is an art historian and director of the Museo de Arte de Lima. Lucho Lama is a curator and art critic for the El Comercio newspaper. These three experts will talk to Carlo Trivelli about the art of photography in contemporary culture.