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Catherine Fisher, Marcus Sedgwick and Jonathan Stroud

Hay Festival 2004, 
With J.R.R Tolkien's on-going success proving the nation-wide love of fantasy, three of the best of today's fantasy writers talk about their books, the public image of fantasy and the scope it offers a writer to explore the darker side of life.

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Miguel Gutiérrez en conversación con Enrique Planas

Arequipa 2015, 
El escritor Enrique Planas, periodista cultural del diario El Comercio y autor, entre otros trabajos, de Kimokawaii, conversa con Miguel Gutiérrez, uno de los más importantes escritores peruanos de la actualidad. Además de una amplia trayectoria novelística —desde El viejo saurio se retira  hasta Kymper—, es fundador del Grupo Narración (1966-1980). Su último libro es Las aventuras del señor Bauman de Metz. El otro género que cultiva es el ensayo, entre los que destacan La generación del 50: un mundo dividido y la trilogía conformada por El pacto con el diablo, La invención novelesca y La cabeza y los pies de la dialéctica.

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Alan Rusbridger, David Yelland and John Lloyd

Why does Everyone Hate the Media?

Hay Festival 2005, 
Alan Rusbridger, David Yelland and John Lloyd discuss why everyone hates the media. Jon Snow in the chair.

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Champion of the Word

Dhaka 2014, 
John Ralston Saul, novelist, essayist and activist talks about his commitments to freedom of speech, his championing of indigenous languages and writers in exile, and the bestselling novel that started it all.

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Eugenie Harvey and David Robinson

Change the World for a Fiver

Hay Festival 2005, 
The mega-selling authors find ways to live well and improve our world, exactly as it says on the book cover.

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Saúl Craviotto in conversation with Teresa Baca

VALUES, EFFORT AND PASSION

Segovia 2018, 

Double Olympic Gold (Rio and Beijing), Triple World Champion, Masterchef Celebrity Contest Winner, author of "4 years for 32 Seconds", young father, canoeist and national policeman, Saul Craviotto lives at 200%. He talks about his personal recipe with Teresa Baca, sports journalist, host of programs about Michelin stars and one of the most international Spanish models of the moment.

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Political memory in Latin America. David Rieff and Enrique Krauze in conversation with Ricardo Cayuela

Querétaro 2017, 

David Rieff (United States) and Enrique Krauze (Mexico) will talk to Ricardo Cayuela about forms of political memory in the Latin American region, the advantages and disadvantages of promoting this exercise of looking at the past, and the link between history and recent political phenomena in countries such as Venezuela, Mexico and Colombia.

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Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Anne Cassidy

Writing for Young Adults

Hay Festival 2005, 
What you can and cannot say when writing for young adults. Brooks' Candy is a tale of love and hope, but also one of drugs, violence and utter hopelessness. Carnegie Medal-winner Burgess is famous for his explicit and controversial novels, including Doing It and Bloodsong. Cassidy's Looking for JJ won the Booktrust Teenage Prize and is based, in part, on the cases of Mary Bell and the boys who killed the toddler Jamie Bulger.
(Age 14+)

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Cheryl Suzack y Juan Hernández Ramírez en conversación con Ingrid Bejerman

Literaturas indígenas en las Américas.

Xalapa 2014, 

Cheryl Suzack es docente y autora del libro Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law [Escritos de mujeres indígenas y el estudio cultural del derecho]. Además, ha sido coeditora y colabora- dora de la galardonada colección Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture [Mujeres indígenas y feminismo: política, activismo, cultura]. Junto con Juan Hernández Ramírez, poeta náhuatl ganador del Premio Nezahualcóyotl y el Premio Continental Canto de América de Lenguas Indígenas, hablará sobre el panorama de la literatura indígena en América en la actualidad en una conversación moderada por la periodista e investigadora Ingrid Bejerman.
Con el apoyo de MCgill Institute for the Study of Canada

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Niall Ferguson

Colossus

Hay Festival 2004, 
The provocative historian follows his anatomy of the British imperial project with a fascinating analysis of American internationalism. Ferguson sees an empire with attention deficit disorder, imposing unrealistic timescales on its overseas interventions. Worse, it's an empire in denial - a hyperpower which simply refuses to admit the scale of its global responsibilities.

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Tom Maschler talks to Peter Florence.

Hay Festival 2005, 
An interview with the man who defined literary taste for a quarter of a century as publisher Janathan Cape and founder of The Booker Prize. He discusses his memoir Publisher.

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Proud: Stories, Poetry and Art on the Theme of Pride

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Juno Dawson as she discusses her new YA anthology Proud with some of its contributors: Simon James Green, Alice Oseman and new author Cynthia So. A rainbow, riotous celebration of talent, Proud is a funny and emotional read, featuring 24 LGBTQ+ YA authors, poets, and artists. All readers deserve to see themselves represented in books, and whether part of the LGBTQ+ community or a supportive ally, we can all read this with pride.

14+

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Humza Arshad

Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties

Hay Festival 2019, 

Comedian Humza Arshad introduces his latest character creation, Humza Khan aka Little Badman, the star of a hilarious new series for children full of mischief, adventure and evil aunties. Named ‘the most influential Asian of his generation’, Humza Arshad is an ambassador for YouTube’s Creators for Change and is passionate about using creativity and comedy to inspire youngsters from all backgrounds.

9+

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Nicola Green

Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue

Hay Festival 2019, 

The 21st century is a new era for interfaith dialogue. While in the past such encounters might have been stiff affairs contrived to generate a politically expedient photo-op, what is remarkable today is the depth of relationships being formed across historically deep divides. In her wide-ranging work Encounters acclaimed artist Nicola Green is a first-hand witness to this new era in our collective history; for the first time in history religious leaders are publicly articulating their respect for other faiths without undermining the absolute truth of their own. Green presents a series of artworks and a book created in collaboration with global religious leaders including Archbishop Rowan Williams, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the Dalai Lama, the Grand Mufti of Egypt and former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

Encounters: The Art of Interfaith  Dialogue uses Nicola Green’s artwork as a lens through which to explore and analyse the state of interreligious dialogue today. It includes essays by leading global scholars, theologians and art historians: Dr Rowan Williams, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Professor Ben Quash, Professor Aaron Rosen, Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Professor David Ford OBE, Revd William Danaher, Maryanne Saunders, Dr Lieke Wijnia, Dr Chloe Reddaway, Dua Abbas, Jibran Khan, Gabrielle Rifkind and Skinder Hundal.

Chaired by Simon Lockett.

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Richard Overy

Comparing Dictatorship

Hay Festival 2004, 
Half a century after their deaths, the dictatorships of Stalin and Hitler still cast a long and terrible shadow over the modern world. They were the most destructive and lethal regimes in history, murdering millions. They fought the largest and costliest war in all history. Yet millions of Germans and Russians enthusiastically supported them and the values they stood for. Overy asks how they gained and kept their power.

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Daniel Nettle

Happiness: What is it?

Hay Festival 2005, 
Is it affected by what is around us in the world, or what is inside our minds? Is it possible to improve personal happiness, and if so, how? Nettle uses evidence from sources as diverse as brain science and sociology to explore the paradoxes of happiness.

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Writing The Self

Dhaka 2014, 
Maria Chaudhuri and Abeer Hoque discuss the challenges and pleasures of the tell-all biography and linked short stories with SB Veda.

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Últimas novelas

Arequipa 2015, 
Orlando Mazeyra, escritor y periodista arequipeño, modera esta mesa sobre las últimas novelas publicadas por los autores Rodrigo Hasbún, escritor y guionista boliviano elegido en 2010 por la revista Granta como uno de los mejores jóvenes escritores en lengua española y cuya última novela se titula Los afectos; y Sara Mesa, escritora española finalista en 2013 del Premio Herralde con su novela Cuatro por cuatro y que recientemente ha publicado Cicatriz.

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Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart

Hay Festival 2005, 
The prolific and wildly entertaining author-illustrator team behind the best-selling Edge Chronicles won both the Smarties Gold Prize and the 4Children Special Award for Fergus Crane in 2004. They explore some of their delightfully disgusting creatures and the magical adventures of a boy, a winged mechanical horse and a mysterious flying box.
(Age 7-11)

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Performance poética de SJ Fowler

Arequipa 2016, 
El poeta interdisciplinar Steven Fowler (Reino Unido) presenta una performance poética en la que nos dejará ver lo mejor de su trabajo: una actuación que combina poesía y artes visuales a través de la tradición de la performance, la vanguardia y el modernismo. Fowler ha creado trabajos comisionados por instituciones como la Tate Modern, BBC Radio o Wellcome Collection, y su poesía ha sido traducida a 21 idiomas. Kevin Christian Rodríguez Siu apoyará a Fowler durante el turno de preguntas.

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Minette Walters, Susan Hill, Jake Arnott

Hay Festival 2004, 
Author and crator of Orange Labyrinth, Kate Mosse chairs this conversation about contemporary crime writing. Walters is the Gold Dagger-winning author of The Sculptress and most recently Disordered Minds. Hill has been one of Britains' most successful novelists for children and adults for many years and launches her first crime novel The Various Haunts of Men. Arnott's True Crime is out now in paperback. 

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Marian Keyes

Hay Festival 2004, 
The best-selling novelist gives a special preview of her forthcoming The Other Side of the Story, a novel set in the world of publishing about love, loyalty, glass ceilings and survival tactics - and what to do when you get your chance for revenge.

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Germaine Greer

The Quintessential Love Poem

Hay Festival 2004, 
In her annual poetry lecture at Hay, the formidable Shakespeare scholar and poetry publisher analyses Sappho's Phaentai moi and its Latin version, Catullus's Beatus ille - 'We'll look at the original and the Latin, quickly, and then at English versions. This is the quintessential love poem?: every love poem written in Europe is descended, however distantly, from Sappho's ur-statement of love-longing.'

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Paul Watkins, Tobias Hill, Desmond Barry

Hay Festival 2004, 
New fiction from three novelists at the height of their powers. Watkins' Thunder God is set at the end of the Viking era when the Norse faith clashes with Christianity. Hill's The cryptographer arcs the fall of the world's first quadrillionaire, inventor of the first global e-currency. Barry launches his third novel, Cressida's Bed, set in India and Bhutan in the 1930s.

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Christopher Lee, Jim Naughtie and John Davies

England and the Celts

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this second turning points session, the historian examines Athelstan's unification of tenth-century England and the peace with the Scots. With Wales historian John Davies and the broadcaster Jim Naughtie, he looks at the subsequent relationship with England's Celtic neighbours.