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Antony Beevor

THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Segovia 2018, 

Antony Beevor is renowned as one of the world’s most important historians of World War II. He has had access to a huge amount of secret information about the war, which allowed him to describe meticulously in his books the stories of the most important battles of the war. His award-winning histories include Arnhem, Ardennes, D-Day – the Battle for Normandy and Stalingrad. Chaired by journalist Miguel Mora.

This event is within this year’s education framework for encouraging reading among the youth.

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Greg Dyke talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
Discussing the future of TV, Manchester United and the media's treatment of the government with the ex-Director General and author of Inside Story.

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Benjamin Zephaniah and Oi Va Voi

Hay Festival 2004, 
The dynamic and brilliant dub poet performs his adult, reggae-driven poetry in the first half, and then the cult fusion band parties after the interval. Oi Va Voi draw on the disparate musical experiences including traditional klezmer performances, DJing out leftfield jazz, Latin and drum and bass.

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Arnold Wesker

All About Love

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this forth performance the playwright reads his libretto Grief, the three short monologues The Four Seasons, and the classic Love Letters on Blue Paper. 

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Josceline Dimbleby talks to Katie Hickman

A Profound Secret

Hay Festival 2004, 
The writer describes her quest to discover the truth about her great-grandmother, May Gaskell, who was the last great love of the pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones. 'She has constructed a compelling romance (complete with mystery) ... The whole book is deeply satisfying' (Michael Holroyd)

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Pato Fernández Chadwick, Ed Vulliamy y Pedro Salinas en conversación con Marco Zireli

Arequipa 2015, 

En torno al ensayo de investigación hablarán Patricio Fernández Chadwick, fundador y editor del semanario The Clinic, de carácter satírico y el de mayor lectura en su país; Ed Vulliamy, periodista británico —ganador del Amnesty International Media Award— que trabaja para The Observer y The Guardian, experto en el conflicto bosnio y autor de Améxica, y el escritor y periodista Pedro Salinas, que publicó recientemente Mitad monejes, mitad soldados, una investigación sobre el Sodalicio.Modera la charla el periodista Marco Zileri.

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El oficio de vender las palabras

Arequipa 2015, 
Cómo vender libros, historias, relatos, palabras. En torno a esta cada vez más ardua tarea reflexionan los editores Malcolm Otero Barral (Malpaso Ediciones) y Sergio Vilela (Editorial Planeta Colombia), junto con la agente literaria Anna Soler-Pont, de Pontas Literary & Film Agency. Modera la charla Arthur Zeballos Herrera, editor de La Travesía Editora (Arequipa).

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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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Wales Book of the Year 2005

Hay Festival 2005, 
The announcement introducing the six shortlisted writers (three in English, three in Welsh) who wil be appearing. Simultaneous translation will be available. Hosted by Francesca Rhydderch.

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Tanni Grey Thompson

Hay Festival 2005, 
Britain's greatest  Paralympian, made Dame in the new year's honours, talks to Nicola Heywood Thomas.

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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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Garth Nix

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Australian fantasy superstar entertains with tales from the third book in the Keys to the Kingdom series, Drowned Wednesday, in which our hero, Arthur Penhaligon, finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing-laced gunpowder and a vast and ever-hungry beast.
(Age 10-14)

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Paul Wignall

Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

Hay Festival 2019, 

Most people are familiar with the dodo and the dinosaur, but extinction has occurred throughout history, with the result that nearly all the species that have ever existed are now extinct. Today, species are disappearing at an ever-increasing rate. In this lecture the professor of Palaeoenvironments looks at the causes and nature of extinctions, past and present, and the factors that can make a species vulnerable. Summarising what we know about all of the major and minor extinction events, including meteorite impacts and volcanic eruption, he examines some of the greatest debates in modern science. He analyses the relative role of climate and humans in the death of the Pleistocene megafauna, including mammoths and giant ground sloths, and the roles that global warming, ocean acidification and deforestation are playing in present-day extinctions.

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William Nicholson

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Screenwriter 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the brilliantly entertaining screenwriter of Shadowlands, Life Story and the Oscar-winning Gladiator, whose new love-at-first-sight novel The Trial of True Love has just been published.

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The Antonius Players with Louis de Bernieres

An evening of Medieval and Renaissance Music and Poetry

Hay Festival 2004, 
The consort will play flute trios and will also play keyboard, percussion, piccolo, mandolin and guitar music by T,Susato, T Campion, Henry VIII, T.Weelkes, G Mainerio and others. The writer and musician de Bernieres will read work by Petrarch, Michaelangelo, Jonson, Drayton, the words to Greensleeves and the T.Champion song 'Shall I come sweet love to thee'. The Antonius Players are Ilone Antonius, Sue Sabin and Tina Gandy.

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Mark Lynas

High Tide

Hay Festival 2004, 
A glacier disappears high in the Peruvian Andes. Ten thousand Pacific islanders begin to evacuate their homeland. Floodwaters surge across the English countryside. The earth's climate is in crisis, and after three years of travelling to all these places to witness it, the journalist and campaigner has returned to tell this amazing story.

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Richard Jenkyns, Robert Irwin, Mary Beard

Wonders of the World

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three contributors to the Profile series look at the world's architectural masterpieces and consider their significance. Jenkyns examines Westminster Abbey, Irwin The Alhambra, and Beard The Parthenon.

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Rageh Omar talks to Nik Gowing

Hay Festival 2004, 
The international affairs journalists discuss the society and community od Iraq before and during the bombardment of Baghdad in 2003 and in the subsequent period of Allied administration. Omaar is the author of Revolution Day: The HUman Story of the Battle for Iraq.

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Alonso Cueto en conversación con Pedro Llosa Vélez

Arequipa 2015, 
Alonso Cueto es un reconocido escritor peruano. Entre sus obras se encuentran El tigre blanco (1985), Premio Viracocha del Grupo Editorial Planeta, y La hora azul (2005), ganadora del Premio Herralde. Ha publicado recientemente La pasajera, un thriller que indaga en la violencia política. Ambos autores conversarán con el escritor Pedro Llosa Vélez.

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Robin Dunbar

The Human Story

Hay Festival 2004, 
The evolutionary psychologist looks at new research into genetics, behaviour and psychology to examine the evolution of the human mind, with particular attention to the deep psychological and biological bases of music and religion.

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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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Peter Blake talks to Francine Stock

The Tate Etc Interview

Hay Festival 2004, 
The godfather of Pop Art and co-founder of the Brotherhood of Ruralists, famous for his iconic Sargeant Pepper album cover, and celebrated for his constantly adventerous reinvention of modernity, is the subject of this inaugural Tate conversation at Hay/

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Mark Thomas, stand-up

Hay Festival 2004, 
Mark is working on some new stuff. He will be talking about transvestite direct action, adventures with the confetti-istas, blocking the traffic in Scotland, arms dealers in East London, and DIY places of worship. He will also be having a closer look at The Real Thing and asking why anyone would want to teach the world to sing. 'A supurbly funny show ... Thomas has a delightfully tiggerish enthuaisam for his stories ... If comedy could ever be described as necessary, this is it' (The Observer)

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Treasures in Texts

Dhaka 2014, 
The father of Conceptual Art in Myanmar, Po Po, taught himself art history by salvaging texts from magazines found in old bookshops within his nation's closed borders, while Bangladeshi artists Mustafa Zamen and Naeem Mohaiemen use found texts and images to convey their ideas. Chaired by Diana Campbell Betancourt.

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Ian Livingstone

Hay Festival 2005, 
Recipient of the BAFTA Special Award for outstanding contribution to the interactive entertainment and the gaming industry, Livingstone is the creator of the Fighting Fantast books of the 1980s; founder of the Games Workshop and chairman of the technology company behind Lara Croft, Championship Manager and Commandos. He has recently returned to books, his first love. Eye of the Dragon is the first Fighting Fantast title in ten years.