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Julian Barnes

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of Flaubert's Parrot, The Lemon Table and The Pendant in the Kitchen previews his forthcoming fiction Arthur & George.

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David Starkey talks to Janice Hadlow

The History Man

Hay Festival 2004, 
Taking his forthcoming small screen series on the monarchy as a starting point, Starkey examines what you lose or gain from the medium when you televise history? Hadlow is an acclaimed history producer and is Head of Specialist Factual programming at Channel 4.

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John Thackara

Hay Festival 2005, 
We're filling up the world wuth technology and devices, but what is this stuff for? And what value does it add to our lives? Thackara's In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World is about a world based less on stuff, and more on people.

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Simon Wright and Shaun Hill

Tough Cookies: Tales of Obsession, Toil and Tenacity from Britain's Culinary Heavyweights

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author is joined by the Michelin-starred chef of The Merchant House to lift the lid on those who can stand the head... and relish it.

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Lydia Cacho in conversation with Arturo Wallace

Querétaro 2017, 

Lydia Cacho is one of the Mexican journalists and activists who is best known internationally. The author of a number of books, founder of the Centro Integral de Atención a las Mujeres in Cancun, women’s and children’s rights activist and defender of human rights, Cacho has received several international awards for her work. She will talk about her experience with Arturo Wallace.

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Writing The Region: Is There A South Asian Identity

Dhaka 2014, 
Is there a South Asian identity? Writers Aamer Hussein, Namita Gokhale and Fakrul Alam explore cross border connections and the possibilities of a South Asian identity.

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The Number Mysteries

Dhaka 2014, 
Maths professor Marcus du Sautoy with Maths Olympiad's Munir Hossain talk about the magic of numbers in this bi-lingual session.

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Élmer Mendoza en conversación con Mariana H

Xalapa 2014, 

Ante el éxito obtenido con la saga del detective Edgar “el Zurdo” Mendieta, Élmer Mendoza presenta la primera entrega de la serie protagonizada por “el Capi” Garay, El misterio de la orquídea Calavera. Mendoza es miembro de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, así como del Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte y del Colegio de Sinaloa. Es además un autor de referencia en novela negra. Hablará con la periodista cultural Mariana H.

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Hay Festival Reforms: Lee Maracle on indigenous education, in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Reformas Hay Festival: Educación indígena

Arequipa 2017, 

The 30th Hay Festival coincides with the 500th anniversary of the reforms proposed by Martin Luther. In the same spirit, we have asked a number of thinkers to present new reforms on matters that are relevant today. Lee Maracle is one of the most prolific Canadian aboriginal authors and is a recognized authority on indigenous Americans and their literature. An award-winning poet, novelist, storyteller, screenplay writer, actor and preserver of mythology and traditions in Stó:lō, she will talk to Ingrid Bejerman about the place of indigenous knowledge in university education programmes in the Western world.

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Felipe Fernandez Armesto

So You Think You Are Human?

Hay Festival 2004, 
The harder we cling to the concept of humanity, the more slippery it becomes. But if it breaks down altogether, what will this mean for human values, human rights, and the defence of human dignity? The encyclopaedic and imaginative historian confronts these problems from a historical perspective, showing how our current understanding of what it means to be human has been shaken by new challenges from science and philosophy.

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Colin Jackson talks to Nicola Heywood Thomas

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Olympian and 110-meters hurdles world-record holder, now a senior figure in UK athletics and a regular commentator, talks about his career and previews the 2004 Olympics with the BBC Wales broadcaster.

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Andrew Davies

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The creator of A Ver Peculiar Practice and co-writer of the Bridget Jones movies conducts a masterclass in writing comedy for the screen.

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Pedro Baños in conversation with José María Beneyto

ALLIANCES, MANIPULATION, RIVALITY…

Segovia 2018, 

Psychological war. Better than Game of Thrones. The keys of the global geostrategy.

For some years now, due to the complex current situation, the science of geopolitics is acquiring an importance that it had lost after the Second World War. How are the countries related? What power strategies do they use? Through numerous examples, we will see that there are a series of classic strategies, all with a background of hypocrisy and taking advantage of the weaknesses of others, which have prevailed over time.

The colonel and expert strategist Pedro Baños takes us into the unknowns of these games of domination between countries and reveals the keys and tricks of world power. He talks with José María Beneyto, writer of El spy who deceived Hitler, with a background in Nazi Germany.

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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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The Medici String Quartet

Hay Festival 2004, 
The third and final concert relocates to Hay. Haydn: Quartet in E flat major, opus 76/6, 'Fantasia'; Mozart: Quartet in G major, K387; Beethoven: Quartet in C major, opus 59/3, 'Razumosvky'.

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Francesca Rhydderch

Wales Book of the Year Shortlist

Hay Festival 2004, 
The announcement introducing the six short listed writers for the Book of the Year 2004 award.

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Vernon Bogdanor

A Tale of Two Constitutions: New Labour, Europe and Britain

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Oxford Professor of Government juggles Runnymede, Brussles, woolsacks and gravy trains as he analyses the state of our Democracy. Chaired by Tom Bingham, Festival President and Senior Law Lord.

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Stand-up ilustrado con Liniers y Montt

Arequipa 2016, 
Dos ilustres dibujantes, uno argentino y otro chileno aceptan el desafío de estar sobre un escenario compartiendo sus historias con el público y demostrando que hacen un gran equipo. La ironía, el humor ácido, las ocurrencias y todo el talento de los dos, que conocemos sobre el papel, ahora se despliega en escena e interactúa con sus propios autores y el público en un momento singular. La galería de temas y personajes es casi infinita: Messi, el papa Francisco, ewoks sensuales y los personajes de cada uno que su público pide a gritos para ver nacer una vez más. Con Liniers (Argentina) y Alberto Montt (Chile).

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Ian Stewart

Math Hysteria

Hay Festival 2004, 
Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale: Counting the Cattle of the Sun; The Great Drain Robbery; and Preposterous Piratical Predicaments.

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Sgript Cymru presents Livewire

Hay Festival 2004, 
Wales' national new writing company presents a showcase of rehearsed readings by new English language writers from across Wales. Livewire is designed to develop creative writing skills for the stage. The scheme included workshops with some of Wales' premiere dramatists as well online dramaturgical support

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John Sutherland

So You Think You Know Jane Austen?

Hay Festival 2005, 
The top Prof and literary sleuth delves into what's really going on beneath the perfect surface of Austen's novels. Essential and delightful insider nous for students, Andrew Davies fans and quizzers.

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Lloyd Robson

The Parthian Open Poetry Grand Slam

Hay Festival 2005, 
Roll up, roll up for the 2005 all-comers competition. Bring your poems and performance. £100 first prize.

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Hanif Kureishi in conversation with Gabriela Jauregui

Querétaro 2017, 

Hanif Kureishi (United Kingdom) is the author of The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), a landmark novel in its time. A novelist and screenwriter, Kureishi has published works such as Intimacy, My Son the Fanatic and the recent The Last Word. He will talk to Gabriela Jauregui about his writings.

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Agustín Fuentes in conversation with Hassan Nassar

Creativity

Cartagena 2018, 

Our imaginations make us human, argues the zoologist and anthropologist who has been exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, primates, for decades. Fuentes, a National Geographic explorer, will talk about his latest book, The Creative Spark, which traces the origins of creativity and collaboration in order to explain human nature. He will talk to the journalist Hassan Nassar.

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Manifestos. Emiliano Monge, Eduardo Rabasa and Elena Reygadas in conversation with Luciano Concheiro

Querétaro 2017, 

In the convulsive times in which we live, what are the proposals for change that might affect our ways of seeing and interpreting the world? Following the publication of Inventar lo posible. Manifiestos mexicanos contemporanéos,, proposals are presented by three of the participants in this exercise in constructive criticism of the social and cultural context. With Emiliano Monge (writer), Eduardo Rabasa (writer and publisher) and Elena Reygadas (chef), in conversation with Luciano Concheiro.