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Antony Beevor

The Mystery of Olga Chekhova

Hay Festival 2004, 
The award-winning historian tells the extraordinary story of Anton Chekov's beautiful niece who left Moscow for Berlin during the Russian Civil War. She became Hitler's favourite film star, yet was a Soviet agent.

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Lucy Hughes Hallett

Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen

Hay Festival 2005, 
From Garibaldi and the greatest of them all, Achilles, to David Beckham, the writer explores how the truest mark of the hero is the ability to inspire in others forms of madness: desire, terror or both.

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Luis Felipe Fabre y Denisse Vega en conversación con Álvaro Lasso

Poética I

Arequipa 2016, 
El editor y escritor Álvaro Lasso conversa con dos grandes poetas: Luis Felipe Fabre (México), autor de libros como Cabaret Provenza y La sodomía en la Nueva España, así como de textos para teatro; y Denisse Vega (Perú), ganadora del premio Poeta Joven del Perú 2008, organizado por el Centro Cultural de España, y cuyo trabajo se ha incluido en antologías como Poetas peruanas de antología y Poesía que gira.

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Escritores en el objetivo de Daniel Mordzinski

Arequipa 2015, 
Conocido como “el fotógrafo de los escritores”, Daniel Mordzinski trabaja desde hace treinta y ocho años en un ambicioso "atlas humano" de la literatura iberoamericana. Este fotógrafo argentino que vive entre París y Madrid ha retratado a los protagonistas más destacados de las letras hispanas. Autor de numerosos libros, Mordzinski expone continuamente en los museos más importantes de América Latina y sus obras están presentes en las mejores colecciones de fotografía contemporánea. Es fotógrafo de los Hay Festival hispanos.

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María José Caro, Frank Báez and Mauro Libertella in conversation with Paula Canal

Bogotá39-2017. The road to writing.

Cartagena 2018, 

Three of the best Latin American writers aged under 40 will talk about how they found the road to writing.

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Timothy West and Jamie Glover

Nearest and Dearest Enemy

Hay Festival 2004, 
This anthology takes a wide ranging journey through English and classic literature, from Oedipus to the present day. Poems, prose and dramatic extracts illustrate the tragic and comic expression of this most fundamental conflict between father and son.

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Francisco Hinojosa

Xalapa 2014, 
Francisco Hinojosa es uno de los escritores de litera- tura infantil y juvenil más populares de México. En este evento, el conocido autor de La peor señora del mundo y A golpe de calcetín hablará sobre su profesión y de lo que significa escribir para niños.
Edades: 8-12 años

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Performing Poets

Dhaka 2014, 
TJ Dema and Sabrina Mahfouz share the excitement of performing the spoken word with Shamsad Mortuza.

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The Art of Maths/The Maths of Art

Dhaka 2014, 
Marcus du Sautoy explores the interconnections of mathematics with the world of literature and art. In conversation with Safi Khan.

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Kieran Larwood

The Beasts of Grimheart

Hay Festival 2019, 

Hop into a fantasy adventure with Blue Peter award-winning author Kieran Larwood. Hear about the inspiration behind the fearsome warrior rabbits of the Five Realms series and help Kieran create a new land in an interactive map-making experience.

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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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Héctor Abad Faciolince in conversation with Mónica Maristain

Querétaro 2017, 

Héctor Abad Faciolince has become an outstanding voice in contemporary Colombian literature thanks to books such as Tratado de culinaria para mujeres tristes, Basura and El olvido que seremos. His latest novel, La Oculta, tells the story of three brothers who are descendants of old colonialists. They love, and at the same time hate, their farm with its old house and dark lake, hidden in Jericó,  the mountains of Antioquia.

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Freedoms of Expression

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Salil Tripathui, C R Abrar and John Ralston Saul. From widesperad government surveillance, to phone-hacking to the recent calls for "cilility", our panelists discuss the new pressures on freedom of expression, and the possible future of the free word. Chaired by Nilanjana Roy.

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Family Matters

Dhaka 2014, 
Mirza Waheed, Sandip Roy and Manju Kapur discuss the politics of writing about families, real or imagined. Moderated by Muneeza Shamsie.

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Michael Schmidt

The First Poets

Hay Festival 2004, 
The PN Review editor and Carcanet publisher talks about the pleasures and responsibilities of reading the lives and works of the Classical Greek poets, who can often be seen as the preserve of specialist academic interests. He finds them immediate and resonant.

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Michael Rosen

Hay Festival 2004, 
Much loved as a radio presenter and respected as an authority on children's literature Michael Rosen is back in Hay by huge demand following his sell-out poetry performance last year. 'Lively, immediate, spiced with doggerel. rap. nonsense rhymes and puns'. (Times Educational Supplement)

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Arnold Wesker

Hay Festival 2004, 
The playwright's residency ends with his reading of a new work in rogress called Honey.

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Mick Brown

The Dance of 17 Lives

Hay Festival 2004, 
In January 2000, the Seventeenth Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism, arrived at the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. He was fourteen years old. Mick Brown travelled to Dharamsala to meet him, and he found himself surrounded by stories of miracles, murder and the settling of two hundred-year-old scores.

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Poetry gala

Querétaro 2017, 

Local and international poets offer readings of their work at the now traditional Hay Festival Querétaro poetry gala. With Hernán Bravo Varela (Mexico), Malika Booker (UK), Rocío Cerón (Mexico), Antonio del Toro (Mexico), Luis Felipe Fabre (Mexico), David Huerta (Mexico), Lee Maracle (Canada), Benjamín Moreno (Mexico), Johnny Payne (UK) and Horacio Warpola (México). Moderado por Fernando del Castillo.

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Patrick McGrath and Patrick Marber

Working Title Masterclass: Adaptation

Hay Festival 2004, 
Conversation with the playwright and screenwriter, Marber (Closer, Coogan's Run, The Day Today) who adapted McGrath's Asylum for the cinema.

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Últimas novelas

Arequipa 2015, 
Hugo Coya es un periodista y escritor dedicado a la docencia y la investigación. Actualmente es el productor general de contenidos editoriales de Latina TV. Sus últimos libros publicados son Los secretos de Elvira y Genaro. El escritor Enrique Planas es actualmente profesor del taller de literatura creativa en el Centro Cultural de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Su último libro es Kimokawaii. Modera la charla el escritor Ricardo Sumalavia.

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Architecture of Cultural Spaces

Dhaka 2014, 
The Architecture of Art and Literature. Former French architect and curator of Architecture of the Centre Pompidou, Aurelien Lemonier and Bangladeshi architect Kashef Chowdhury discuss the crossover between art and acrhitecture and how to move beyond traditional tensions between the two fields. They will also discuss spaces for reading and reflection found within the art sphere. Chaired by Diana Campbell Betancourt.

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Julia Donaldson

Hay Festival 2004, 
A fantastic all singing, all dancing event from the creator of Room on the Broom and Monkey Puzzle. Come dressed as your favourite character, to be ready to join in, and prepared to face a real, live Gruffalo.

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Tertulia cultural

Arequipa 2016, 
Conversación sobre libros, literatura y cultura entre Nicholas Asheshov (Reino Unido), Christopher Roper (Reino Unido) e invitados por confirmar junto con Jon Lee Anderson (Estados Unidos).

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James Campbell

Hay Festival 2005, 
The one and only stand-up comedian for children whose tales of flying MPVs, wasps and widgets will have anyone over the age of five in stiches.