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Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Producers

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the Working Title partners whose films range from My Beautiful Launderette to Four Weddings and a Funeral, Fargo and Bridget Jones. 

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Raymond Tallis

The sighted Watchmaker: how we got to be so different

Hay Festival 2005, 
The distinguished physician and thinker, author of Hippocratic Oaths argues that it is possible to defend human exceptionalism without rejecting Darwin. He identifies the hand as the biological means by which man transcended it's biologcal roots and hominids evolved towards self-consciousness and freedom.

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Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

The Great Hydrogen Hoax

Hay Festival 2004, 
The European Commission has officially declared that it will be the 'world's first hydrogen superpower'. Governor Schwarzenegger vowed to build Hydrogen Highway from Vancouver to Tijuanna - and this comes from a man who owns seven Hummer SUV's! OUr intrepid energy correspondent tangles with Exxon, BUsh and Cindy Crawford on the trail of this years grand delusion.

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La Dichosa Palabra

Xalapa 2014, 
El programa cultural más famoso de la televisión mexicana se transmite en directo desde el festival. Los presentadores Laura García, Pablo Boullosa, Germán Ortega y Eduardo Casar responden a las dudas de los telespectadores sobre el uso del idioma, el origen y significado de algunas palabras y los aspectos literarios.

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Comedy with Naveed

Dhaka 2014, 
Daily Star Books launches Houmorously Yours by comedian Naveed Mahbub.

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Antony Beevor and Lynne Truss

Writers at Work

Hay Festival 2004, 
The two best-selling authors discuss building a career, working with publishers and agents, and how the royalties system works.

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Peter Hobbs, Stephanie Merritt and Niall Griffiths

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
The hero of Hobbs' The Short Day Dying is a Methodist lay preacher and an apprentice blacksmith in 1870s Cornwall. Merritt's Real explores a contemporary relationship between actor and playwright. In Griffiths' lyrical and superverbal Wreckage his scouser characters get hammered and hammer others. Chair Paul Blexard.

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Robin Williamson in concert and conversation

The Incredible Quest

Hay Festival 2004, 
The founder member of the iconic Incredible String BAnd talks to Phil Rickman about musical influences from the 1960s to the present. He discusses the bardic craft and explains how his life as storyteller and songwriter remains inspired by the Celtic tradition. 

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Jo Brand

Sorting Out Billy

Hay Festival 2004, 
The comedian adapts her humour from stage to page in her debut novel which asks: What do you do when your man misbehaves: stay silent, sweet-talk or shoot him?

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Helena Kennedy

Just Law

Hay Festival 2004, 
The left-wing QC Baroness prosecutes a savage indictment of the government's record on liberty and justice. Blair (shallow), Blunket (feeble) and Falconer are the accused over the burden of proof, fat-cat lawyers, old white judges, terrorism special powers, and the legal opinion on the Iraq War.

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Jeremy Strong

Armadillo and Hare

Hay Festival 2019, 

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.

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Dan Cruickshank

Hay Festival 2005, 
From the solemn heads of Easter Island to the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru, the intrepid explorer discovers the pinnacles of human achievement as he travels Around the World in 80 Treasures.

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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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Alejandro Rosas sobre Érase una vez en México

Xalapa 2014, 

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.

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Novela del padre

Arequipa 2015, 

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.

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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.

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Tom Stuttaford

Stress and How to Avoid It

Hay Festival 2004, 
One in three of us suffer from stress. Only one in twenty does anything about it. The Times mediacl expert gets us on track.

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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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Louise Rennison

Hay Festival 2004, 
Hilarious, hair-raising fun with the author of the brilliant Georgia Nicholson stories as she entertains us with tales of her new book, And That's When It Fell Off In My Hand. Described by The Sunday Telegraph as 'Bridget Jones for teenagers, but funnier'.

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Jacqueline Wilson

Hay Festival 2004, 
The hard-hitting author, whose books are the most borrowed from libraries in Britain, introduces her newest story Best Friends and answers questions about all her books.

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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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Nick Arnold

Hay Festival 2004, 
Back by popular demand, the best-selling author of the Horrible Science series launches his latest book Painful Poison. Learn how to dish up a deadly dose or turn your brother or sister into a zombie slave.

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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.