Join cardigan-wearing Armadillo and tuba-playing Hare along with their bestselling creator Jeremy Strong as they ponder the meaning of life and cheese sandwiches! Jeremy will be talking about his inspiration for this new collection of funny tales, and the generally strange life of the writer.
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.
El historiador y escritor Alejandro Rosas (México), con gran trayectoria en el campo de la divulgación histórica, nos hablará sobre su libro Érase una vez México 1, en el que narra los acontecimientos que determinan la historia mexicana.
El escritor español Marcos Giralt Torrente obtuvo el Premio Herralde de Novela 1999 por París, su primera novela. Posteriormente, su libro Tiempo de vida, sobre la figura de su padre, el pintor Juan Giralt, le valió el Premio Nacional de Narrativa y el Premio Strega Europeo. El periodista y escritor Renato Cisneros acaba de publicar La distancia que nos separa (Planeta, 2015), novela sobre la figura desaparecida del padre y las incógnitas que encierra su vida. Modera el coloquio Jeremías Gamboa, escritor y periodista peruano que ha cautivado al público y a la crítica con su libro de cuentos Punto de fuga y su novela Contarlo todo.
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.
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.
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.