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Six Seasons Review and Jamini

Dhaka 2014, 
Launching the latest editions from Bengal Publications.

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China Old And New

Dhaka 2014, 
Bestselling author and academic Jung Chang and renowned China scholar Michael Puett talk about the rapid transformations underway in China and how these transformations are being represented in literature within and about China. Chaired by Patrick French.

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Towards Light

Dhaka 2014, 
Dance and recitations celebrating the prose, poetry and music of Rabindranath Tagore. Production by Shadhona.

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Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren in conversation with Azriel Bibliowicz

Cartagena 2018, 

The journalists and co-authors of the history Giants: the Dwarfs of Auschwitz, about the Ovitz family’s struggle to survive the terrors of Auschwitz, will talk to the sociologist and writer Azriel Bibliowicz. Any story set in the concentration camps is disturbing, but that about the Ovitz family is all the more surprising because seven of them were dwarves, studied by the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr Josef Mengele. At this event, they will talk about how history can help to cure the wounds of the past.

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Adam Zamoyski

1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow

Hay Festival 2004, 
Tsar Alexander refuses to join the blockade of Britain. The French Emperor moves to effect retribution but meets his nemesis, and the balance of Europe is changed forever.

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Literature and film. Guillermo Arriaga, Hanif Kureishi and Lionel Shriver in conversation with Ángeles González-Sinde

Querétaro 2017, 

The seventh art is often based on quality screenplay writing, sometimes written by novelists or adapted by them from literary originals. What happens when a literary text is made into a screenplay? What are the differences compared with traditional writing? With Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico), Hanif Kureishi (United Kingdom) and Lionel Shriver (United States) in conversation with Ángeles González-Sinde.

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Fernando Iwasaki y Marta Sanz en conversación con Dante Trujillo

Arequipa 2016, 
Dante Trujillo conversa con dos autores muy literarios sobre sus últimos trabajos. Con Fernando Iwasaki (Perú), narrador, ensayista, crítico e historiador. Autor de novelas, libros de relato y ensayos, sus relatos han sido recogidos en varias antologías de España y América Latina, y su obra ha sido traducida al ruso, inglés, francés, italiano, checo, rumano y coreano. Su último libro es Nueva Corónica del Extremo Occidente (2016). La escritora y docente Marta Sanz (España), es autora de novelas como La lección de anatomía (2008), Black, black, black (2010), Daniela Astor y la caja negra (2013) y la más reciente Farándula, ganadora del Premio Herralde de Novela 2015.

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Stevie Davies and Nicholas Shakespeare

Hay Festival 2004, 
Davies' Kith and Kin is a gleaming portrait of family rivalries. 'There are good writers, there are very good writes. And there is Stevie Davies who is in a class of her own' (The Independent). Shakespeare's Snowleg is a seductive masterpiece; a novel of passion and betrayal set in the Stasi-state of East Germany, a world where voyeurism has no limits.

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James Naughtie and guests

The Special Relationship

Hay Festival 2005, 
The broadcaster and author of The Accidental American hosts this late-night political tabletalk.

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Kirén Miret en conversación con Magali Velasco

Xalapa 2014, 
Kirén Miret es escritora, productora y presentadora del programa de radio Niñonautas. Es autora de los libros Espejos, mocos, cucarachas... y otras pócimas curiosas y De los pies apestosos a las papas fritas... y otras curiosidades. En ellos explica con datos científicos y mucho humor todas aquellas cosas que los niños que escuchan el programa siempre han querido saber.
Edades: a partir de 8 años

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Marçal Aquino en conversación con Élmer Mendoza

Xalapa 2014, 
Escritor, periodista y guionista brasileño, Marçal Aquino ha publicado libros de cuentos, poesía y no- velas juveniles, así como tres novelas de alta intensidad: O invasor, Cabeça a prêmio y Yo recibiría las peores noticias de tus lindos labios. Autor considerado como uno de los renovadores de la narrativa brasileña y galardonado en varias ocasiones. Es además responsable de guiones para cine y televisión; además, tres de sus libros han sido llevados a la gran pantalla por el director de cine Beto Brant.

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Patricia Lara and Francisco de Roux in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

War and peace, readings of the Colombian conflict

Cartagena 2019, 

The journalist Patricia Lara is the author of Adiós a la guerra. Una historia breve de los conflictos en Colombia, a book that transcends the nature of Colombia’s internal conflict in its current state, going back to the wars of the 19th century, contextualizing them from the origin of the transition to be a republic today. The current president of the Truth Commission, Francisco de Roux, is a Jesuit priest who has dedicated his life to the cause of peace in Colombia. In 2018 he published La audacia de la paz imperfecta, in which he talks about his experiences as a mediator in the armed conflict, as a target both for guerillas and paramilitaries, about the year that followed the signature of the agreements, and the visit of Pope Francis to Colombia. They will be in conversation with the journalist Juan Carlos Pérez in a talk which is an invitation to peace.

Patricia Lara and Francisco de Roux in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

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Disobedient Children

Dhaka 2014, 
Novelist Manju Kapur is the author of five novels, including Difficult Daughters, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Daman Singh has just published a memoir about her parents Manmohan Singh and Gursharan Kaur. Chaired by Sandip Roy.

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David Starkey

Marriage, Faith and Leadership Laid Bare

Hay Festival 2005, 
In his book Monarchy, the historian follows the sex and the money in his exposure of ythe British monarchy, from Ethelred the Unready to Charles the still-ready-and-waiting.

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Erling Kagge in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

On Silence

Cartagena 2018, 

Traffic noise, mobile phone alerts and even the hum of our own thoughts... silence seems unachievable. Yet what is it really? Where can it be found? Why is it more important now than ever before? In his book Silence: In the Age of Noise, the Norwegian adventurer and publisher Erling Kagge explores the importance of isolating oneself from the world based on his personal experience and the ideas of classical and modern philosophers, writers and artists. Because silence does not necessarily mean “absence of noise”. It is within reach of everyone, anywhere: we can experience perfect calm in the middle of a desert, but also in the shower or on the dancefloor. 

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David Rieff in conversation with Rodrigo Pardo

In praise of forgetting

Cartagena 2018, 

Saying that the past should not be forgotten has become a mantra, especially in contexts of political transition. However, if it is painful and counterproductive, should we still hold on to the past? In his latest book In Praise of Forgetting, the writer and journalist David Rieff questions the way in which peoples tend to relate to the past. The articles of Rieff, an expert on immigration, international conflicts and humanitarianism, appear in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El País and other publications. He will talk to the journalist, academic and diplomat Rodrigo Pardo.

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Lydia Cacho in conversation with Jacobo García

Cartagena 2019, 

The Mexican journalist, activist and writer Lydia Cacho published in 2018 the book #EllosHablan: Testimonios de hombres, la relación con sus padres, el machismo y la violencia. In this work, she interviews a group of men aged between 15 and 70 to find out, first of all, what their childhood was like and how society in a way built their masculinity around violence. In conversation with the journalist Jacobo Garcia, Lydia Cacho opens a new perspective on machismo and gender debates.

Lydia Cacho in conversation with Jacobo García

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Juan Manuel de Prada en conversación con Gonzalo Banda

Arequipa 2015, 
Juan Manuel de Prada es un escritor español. Su obra ha recibido numerosos premios, como el Premio Nacional de Narrativa en 2004 por La vida invisible o el Premio Biblioteca Breve de novela en 2007 con El séptimo velo. Sus últimas novelas, Morir bajo tu cielo y El castillo de diamante, han vuelto a cautivar a la crítica. Conversa sobre estas y su trayectoria como escritor con Gonzalo Banda, profesor de la UCSP.

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Recitations in Bangla

Dhaka 2014, 
Recitations in Bangla featuring Vasswar Bandapaddhy, Laila Afroz, Enamul Huq Babu, Hasan Arif, Simul Mustafa, Rajina Wali Leena, Ahkam Ullah, Mahidul Islam, Naila Tarannum Choudhury Kakoli, Ononna Laboni Putul.

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Gala del libro favorito

Arequipa 2015, 
La periodista Clara Elvira Ospina modera a un selecto grupo de intelectuales que compartirá con el público cuáles son sus libros favoritos, qué les llamó la atención cuando los leyeron y qué les movió a conservarlos en el recuerdo.

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Cultural journalism(s). Jesús Alejo and Mónica Maristain in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Querétaro 2017, 

The contribution of cultural journalism to the critical and intellectual debate of a country can give us many clues to that place’s critical culture. Two cultural journalists from three different countries and with long careers, will talk to the cultural journalist Inés Martín Rodrigo about their particular form of understanding this kind of communication. With Jesús Alejo (Mexico) and Mónica Maristain (Argentina).

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Luisgé Martín in conversation with Dante Trujillo

Arequipa 2017, 

Luisgé Martín is a Spanish writer and journalist. A member of the founding team of two Spanish cultural magazines (Esperpento and Perchero) and a contributor to several publications, he advised the Minister of Culture, Ángeles González-Sinde, in 2010 and 2011. He currently combines writing with work for Thinking Heads. This author of novels and short stories will talk to Dante Trujillo about his latest work, El amor del revés, an autobiographical work that talks honestly and clearly about how he gradually accepted his feelings and sexual preferences.

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Nadifa Mohamed en conversación con Ana Soler-Pont

Arequipa 2015, 
La mamba negra se publicó en español en 2011 y fue galardonado con el Premio Betty Trask 2010. Conversará con Peter Florence, director y fundador del Hay Festival.

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Fietta Jarque, Jorge Nieto Montesinos, Sergio Ramírez y Renato Sandoval en conversación con Dante Trujillo

El Comercio conversa: Gestión cultural en Latinoamérica

Arequipa 2016, 
La dinamización de la actividad cultural en todos sus ámbitos pasa en gran medida por contar con propuestas de gestión cultural innovadoras, de calidad y socialmente responsables. Varios invitados procedentes de diferentes países y de distintas vertientes de práctica cultural conversan con Dante Trujillo sobre sus experiencias y sobre los retos encontrados a lo largo de su trayectoria. Con la crítica de arte y escritora Fietta Jarque (Perú), el actual Ministro de Cultura del Perú Jorge Nieto Montesinos (Perú), el escritor y presidente de Centroamérica cuenta Sergio Ramírez (Nicaragua), y el poeta y director del FIP Lima Renato Sandoval (Perú).

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Arthur Smith

Dante's Inferno

Hay Festival 2004, 
A new translation of Dante's masterpiece by the beloved comedian and writer Arthur Smith. The show features medieval Italian poetry, yodelling and the world's sexiest woman. 'Stand-up for the emotionally mature' (The Scotsman).