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Darren Shan

Hay Festival 2004, 
Introducing the tenth part of the Saga of Darren Shan, The Lake of Souls. Darren will talk about his hugely popular series, compelling story-lines and how Warner Bros will turn his words into film.

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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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What Is Art For? Lecture by Jeanette Winterson

Querétaro 2018, 

Jeanette Winterson (UK) took the literary scene by storm in 1985 when she published the semi-autobiographical novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Now, with more than 25 books published over more than 30 years as a writer, reflecting on matters such as religion, the LGTB community and art, Winterson is one of the major figures in contemporary British literature. Talking about art, she wrote in one of her columns for The Guardian: “We censor it, sentimentalise it, treat it as a commodity. But we can’t reduce its power.” So, what is art for? This outstanding English writer reflects on this question to talk about art’s incredible transformational power.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available.

With the support of the British Council Mexico and Wom@rts.

What Is Art For? Lecture by Jeanette Winterson

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Art, not Chance - Science, not Art

Hay Festival 2004, 
How do artworks emerge? How does scientific research progress? Avoiding both stereotype and romantic fantasy, mathematician MArcus du Sautoy, neurophysiologist Mark Lythgoe, performance artist Bobby Baker and sculptor Richard Wentworth open their diaries.

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Julian Barnes

Hay Festival 2004, 
The novelist, treasured for his elegance of style and acuteness of perception, presents his exquisite short stories collected as The Lemon Table. Barnes is also the author of the magical Pedant in the Kitchen cooking column in The Guardian Review.

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Owne Sheers and Ingeborg Arvola

Scritture Giovani

Hay Festival 2004, 
In the second session the Norwegian writer Ingeborg Arvola will be joined by the Welsh representative Owen Sheers.

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Ian Ogilvy

Hay Festival 2004, 
Cult hero and children's author, Ian will talk about life after Saint-hood. From being TV heart-throb to creating the smelly, messy, heart-warming hero of Measle and the Wrathmonk, his magical new adventure story. Be the first in the know! 

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Simon Blackburn

Lust

Hay Festival 2004, 
'Broadminded though we take ourselves to be, lust gets a bad press. It lives on the wrong side of the tracks, lumbers around elbowing its way into too much of our lives, and blushes when it comes into company'. The Cambridge Philosophy Don points to the work of David Hume, who saw lust not only as a sensual delight but also as a joy of the mind. 'Be proud of your lust, says the professor of pleasure.' (Daily Mail)

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Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 3

Second Interview

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above Monday 30 May, 11:30am, below, 2.30pm, 5.30pm.

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Lucy Moore

Hay Festival 2005, 
Tiger hunts, rxotic places and lavish ceremonies in the historian's Maharanis: The Lives and Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses from the rise and fall of the Raj to the Indian Mutiny and Independence. Chaired by Palash Dave. 

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One on One

Dhaka 2013, 
Rosie Boycott with Firdous Azim.

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Fernando Ampuero en conversación con Andrés Delgado Cáceres

Arequipa 2016, 
El escritor Fernando Ampuero (Perú) es además dramaturgo y periodista,. Ha sido subdirector de la revista Caretas, director de las revistas Jaque y Somos, editor general de Canal N, director de los programas de tv Documentoy Uno más uno, y director de la Unidad de Investigación y del suplemento cultural El Dominical del diario El Comercio. En su obra literaria, destacan las novelas Caramelo verde (1992), Hasta que me orinen los perros (2008) y El peruano imperfecto (2011), así como las colecciones de cuentos Malos modales (1994) o Cuentos (2013). En 2014 publicó la novela Loreto y el volumen de ensayos Tambores invisibles y estrenó la tragicomedia Un fraude epistolar, y en 2015 apareció la novela Sucedió entre dos párpados.

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Paloma Sánchez Ibarzábal

Ven que te cuento cómo nace un cuento.

Xalapa 2014, 
¿Cómo nacen las historias? En este taller de animación a la lectura y a la escritura, la autora contará a los niños cómo se le ocurren sus historias y contestará a todas las preguntas de los participantes, animando el encuentro con la lectura de fragmentos de sus obras.
Edades: 7-9 años
Evento para niños de los albergues del DIF

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Adrian Forty

Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture

Hay Festival 2004, 
Forty's analysis of the complex relationship between language and architecture thrillingly opens up new understandings of form and space.

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Cat Weatherill

Hay Festival 2005, 
Two years ago at Hay, Cat had an event detailing the frst chapters of her then uncompleted book. She not only enchanted her audience with Barkbelly's adventures, she asked them to suggest future plots and ideas. Now published with Puffin and set to become a huge hit, come and hear how this magical tale evolved and whether any of your ideas made it to the final draft.
(Age 8+)

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Past Lives

Dhaka 2014, 
Three writers talk about their multiple identities, and how they came to novel writing. WIth Zia Haider Rahman, Namita Gokhale and Shashi Tharoor. Chaired by Salil Tripathi.

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Richard Williams and Miranda Seymour

Drive Time

Hay Festival 2004, 
Williams' The Last Road Race is the story of the 1957 Pescara Grand Prix, the last race of the heroic age of motor racing when Stirling Moss beat the great Fangio. Seymour's The Bugatti Queen focous on Helle Nice, the roaring girl who held the racing world of the 1930s in thrall.

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Richard Eyre talks to Francine Stock

National Service

Hay Festival 2004, 
The theatre and film director discusses his tenure at the National Theatre, his working relationship with writers, and previews his new film Stage Beauty to be released in the Autum.

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Siri Hustvedt talks to John Wilson

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the author of the compelling art-world emotional thriller, What i Loved.

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Francesca Rhydderch, Kathryn Gray, Patrick McGuinness

The New Welsh Review

Hay Festival 2005, 
The NWR Editor hosts a British Poetry session of readings and conversation to launch the Summer Edition.

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Peter Lord

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit by Nick Park and Steve Box

Hay Festival 2005, 
Peter Lord introduces preview clips form the forthcoming Aardman feature film. It's 'vege-mania' in Wallace and Gromit's neighbourhood and our two enterprising chums are chasing in with their humane pest-control outfit, Anti-Pesto.
(Age 4+)

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Journalism in the post-truth era. Jon Lee Anderson, Lydia Cacho and Mark Thompson in conversation with Peter Florence

Querétaro 2017, 

How can a journalist work when faced with the proliferation of fake news? What is the impact of disinformation? How can it be ensured that the profession is being exercised rigorously, independently and responsibly? Three professionals with international careers, Jon Lee Anderson (United States), Lydia Cacho (Mexico) and Mark Thompson (United States), will talk to Peter Florence.

Journalism in the post-truth era. Jon Lee Anderson, Lydia Cacho and Mark Thompson in conversation with Peter Florence

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Launch of the anthology ¿Por qué escribo?

Querétaro 2017, 

In a time when anybody can write and be published without the need for editors or criteria, we ask what are the impulses that drive writers and what is the relevance of literature, from an intimate point of view, but also social and transcendental. Despite of the massive consumption and the standardised thought, our daily experience is still been defined by local idiosyncrasies. What is the role of the writers within this contradiction? What can we say here, from here, that cannot be said in other places? The texts included on this anthology could be read as an collective thought essay that tries to answer this questions.

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Nick Broomfield talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2004, 
An extended interview with the provocative and relentless investigative documentary film-maker, illustrated with clips from his multi-award-winning films Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Biggie and Tupac and The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife. 'If Broomfield took up wedding photography, the divorce rate would be even higher.' (The Guardian)

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John Sergeant, Robin Cook, John Kampfner

Hay Festival 2004, 
Post-watershed Westminster from the former BBC Political Reporter, author of Give Me Ten Seconds, the former Foreign Secretary and Kampfner, author of Blair's Wars.