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Anne Fine

Raking the Ashes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The celebrated children's writer discusses her new fiction for adults, a coruscating comedy of domestic warfare.

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Christopher Lee, Marcel Berlins, Tom Bingham

The Trial of Raleigh

Hay Festival 2004, 
The historian considers the story and repercussions of the seventeenth century trial of the former royal favourite which radically overturned the natural 'presumption of guilt' and began the evolution of the modern justice system. He is joined by Lord Bingham, the senior Law Lord, and The Guardian's legal correspondent Marcel Berlins.

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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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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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Jonathan Safran Foer

Extremely Lous and Incredibly Close

Hay Festival 2005, 
The American's second novel is a work of genius exploring the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre. He talks to Peter Florence.

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Charles Spencer

Blenheim: Battle for Europe

Hay Festival 2005, 
The historian analyses one of the decisive European turning points, when in 1704 the Duke of Malborough comprehensively defeated the rampant armies of Louis XIV, and thwarted their aim of continental domination.

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Joanna Bourke

Fear

Hay Festival 2005, 
What are we most afraid of? God? Pain? War? Terror? The historian and acclaimed author of Fear analyses our profoundest anxieties and who benefits from them.

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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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Carl Djerassi

Smuggling Science to the Page or Stage: From the Pill to Newton

Hay Festival 2004, 
The inventor of the birth-control pill is the author of This Man's Pill and now a consideration of Newton Newton's Darkness. He is also an acclaimed playwright, and has danced over the barriers between art and science for decades. He discusses the connections.

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Frank Foer, Trevor Fishlock, Revel Guest

Globetrotters

Hay Festival 2004, 
Foer examines the most popular form of globalization and its political repercussions in How Soccer Explains the World. In Conquerors of Time Fishlock tells the story of the seafearers, engineers, inventors and trailblazers who built the sinews of transport and communication that held together the British Empire. They talk to the Trailblazers producer Revel Guest.

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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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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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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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Yolanda Reyes

Xalapa 2014, 
La autora colombiana Yolanda Reyes presenta Los años terribles, un libro que cuenta la historia de tres chicas adolescentes y las experiencias que cada una de ellas vive de manera distinta: su primer amor, su relación con sus hermanos, los vínculos con sus amigas y la manera que tienen de enfrentarse a secretos familiares que marcarán sus vidas.
Edades: 10-13 años
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Colombia

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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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Temple Grandin

Animals in Translation

Hay Festival 2005, 
The animal scientist explores consiousness and communication in Using the Myseteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour. The horse might not talk, but it understands far more than we have ever guessed.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Roger McGough

Hay Festival 2004, 
Round off your day with poetic fun from one of Britain's best loved poets. Described as 'the patron saint of poetry' Roger's newest books include All The Best and The Bee's Knees. He also currently hosts Radio 4's Poetry Please.

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Discover Story Building

Bear Hunt

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Story Builders from Discover Children’s Story Centre (discover.org.uk) as they swish-swash, splash-splosh, squelch-squerch, stumble-trip and tiptoe their way through this classic adventure from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Help celebrate the 30th year of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in this interactive storytelling event.

0–3 – older siblings welcome
30 mins
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