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María José Caro, Frank Báez and Mauro Libertella in conversation with Paula Canal

Bogotá39-2017. The road to writing.

Cartagena 2018, 

Three of the best Latin American writers aged under 40 will talk about how they found the road to writing.

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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.

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Jonathan Aitken and Erwin Jones

Hay Festival 2005, 
Joan Bakewell chairs this discussion of life in and outside prison with former politician Aitken and James, author of A Life Inside and The Home Stretch.

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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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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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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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Kieran Larwood

The Beasts of Grimheart

Hay Festival 2019, 

Hop into a fantasy adventure with Blue Peter award-winning author Kieran Larwood. Hear about the inspiration behind the fearsome warrior rabbits of the Five Realms series and help Kieran create a new land in an interactive map-making experience.

9+

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Sergio del Molino in conversation with Xavi Ayén

Arequipa 2017, 

The Spanish writer and journalist, Sergio del Molino, author of La España vacía, which won the Madrid Booksellers’ Prize for non-fiction, and the Cálamo Prize for best book of the year, will talk to Xavi Ayén about this book and his new novel, La mirada de los peces. The novel starts with a text about his charismatic mentor, the activist Antonio Aramayona, a defender of public education, the lay society and the right to die a dignified death, and becomes a dialogue with the past and with the author’s own memory.

Sergio del Molino in conversation with Xavi Ayén

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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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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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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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Hay Writer's Circle

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

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Alma Guillermoprieto

Inaugural Gabriel García Marquez talk

Cartagena 2019, 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) is a fiction and non-fiction writer whose work is pivotal to an understanding of contemporary literature. She is the author of novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah, as well as one of the most read essays in recent years: We Should All be Feminists. In this lecture, Adichie will reflect on the closeness between journalistic and literary work, using Gabriel García Márquez’s reflections as a starting point. Following the lecture, she will take part in a conversation with journalist and writer Alma Guillermoprieto.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of SURA

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Alma Guillermoprieto

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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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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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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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Octavius Black and Sebastian Bailey

The Mind Gym: wake your mind up

Hay Festival 2005, 
A practical and lively workout for your mind from the authors of this bestseller. Discover how to change the way you think so you get less stressed, more time, stronger relationships and simple solutions to age-old problems. A no-brainer?

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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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Alfredo Bryce Echenique y Fernando Ampuero en conversación con Germán Coronado

Arequipa 2016, 
El escritor peruano Alfredo Bryce Echenique figura entre los autores más destacados de la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea. Es autor de Un mundo para Julius, obra que le consagró internacionalmente como escritor. Ha recibido numerosas distinciones a lo largo de su carrera, como el Premio Planeta 2002 por la obra El huerto de mi amada. Durante años ha compaginado su vida literaria con la docencia, trabajando como profesor en universidades de prestigio como La Sorbona y Yale. Fernando Ampuero es escritor, periodista y dramaturgo. En conversación con el editor Germán Coronado.

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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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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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Storytelling in the Digital Age

Dhaka 2014, 
Shahidul Alam provides insights into the craft of storytelling through pictures in this digital age.

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The Federation Lecture

Hay Festival 2004, 
The multi-award-winning author Malorie Blackman gives this inaugural lecture. She talks about her childhood love of reading, her use of writing to tackle social issues, and her razor sharp sequel to Noughts and Crosses, Knife Edge.

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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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Noreena Hertz, Phillipe Sands, Michela Wrong

One World

Hay Festival 2005, 
Michael Buerk hosts this exploration of first and third world catastrophe. Hertz, the globalization expert,, is the author of IOU: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It. Sands is the author of Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules. Wrong's study of Eritrea is titled I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation.