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Gerald Edelman

Wider than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Hay Festival 2004, 
How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations, thoughts, and emotions? How can the disparate domains of mind and body be reconciled? The Nobel Laureate's analysis of the brain activities underlying consciousness is based upon recent remarkable advances in biochemistry, immunology, medical imaging, neuroscience and evolutionary biology.

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Simon Winchester

The Meaning of Everything

Hay Festival 2005, 
A wonderful celebration of the English language and of it's unrivaled treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary. The award-winning historian yarns the dictionary-makers and the words that got away.

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Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt

Tracy Beaker

Hay Festival 2005, 
The gutsy, troublesome but fun-loving Tract is loved by children across the globe. Writer and illustrator recreate their heroine.
(Age 8+)

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China Old And New

Dhaka 2014, 
Bestselling author and academic Jung Chang and renowned China scholar Michael Puett talk about the rapid transformations underway in China and how these transformations are being represented in literature within and about China. Chaired by Patrick French.

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Jessica Townsend

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Hay Festival 2019, 

Expect magic, mayhem and more when you join the Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow author as she talks about her new book. A publishing sensation, the infectiously entertaining and deliciously dark series is winning fans and awards across the globe.

9+

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Fernando Iwasaki y Marta Sanz en conversación con Dante Trujillo

Arequipa 2016, 
Dante Trujillo conversa con dos autores muy literarios sobre sus últimos trabajos. Con Fernando Iwasaki (Perú), narrador, ensayista, crítico e historiador. Autor de novelas, libros de relato y ensayos, sus relatos han sido recogidos en varias antologías de España y América Latina, y su obra ha sido traducida al ruso, inglés, francés, italiano, checo, rumano y coreano. Su último libro es Nueva Corónica del Extremo Occidente (2016). La escritora y docente Marta Sanz (España), es autora de novelas como La lección de anatomía (2008), Black, black, black (2010), Daniela Astor y la caja negra (2013) y la más reciente Farándula, ganadora del Premio Herralde de Novela 2015.

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Lina Meruane, Óscar Guardiola Rivera y Diego Enrique Osorno en conversación con Diego Fonseca

Crónicas políticas.

Xalapa 2014, 
Los recientes acontecimientos en Oriente Medio y en Ucrania nos llevan a reflexionar sobre cómo se narran los conflictos en la prensa ¿Cuáles son las claves de la crónica política? Participan Lina Meruane, escritora chilena, profesora de cultura latinoamericana en la Universidad de Nueva York y directora del sello independiente Brutas Editoras; Óscar Guardiola Rivera, filósofo colombiano y profesor de derecho de la Universidad de Birkbeck en Londres, cuya obra versa sobre el funcionamiento de los diferentes sistemas políticos y Diego Enrique Osorno, periodista y escritor mexicano especializado en conflictos políticos.

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Discover Story Building

Bear Hunt

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Story Builders from Discover Children’s Story Centre (discover.org.uk) as they swish-swash, splash-splosh, squelch-squerch, stumble-trip and tiptoe their way through this classic adventure from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Help celebrate the 30th year of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in this interactive storytelling event.

0–3 – older siblings welcome
30 mins
Discover Story Building

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David Rieff in conversation with Rodrigo Pardo

In praise of forgetting

Cartagena 2018, 

Saying that the past should not be forgotten has become a mantra, especially in contexts of political transition. However, if it is painful and counterproductive, should we still hold on to the past? In his latest book In Praise of Forgetting, the writer and journalist David Rieff questions the way in which peoples tend to relate to the past. The articles of Rieff, an expert on immigration, international conflicts and humanitarianism, appear in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El País and other publications. He will talk to the journalist, academic and diplomat Rodrigo Pardo.

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Ian Whybrow

Hay Festival 2004, 
A fun , lively romp through the Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs books, with Harry and dinosaur goodies to give away. Learn the Dinosaur Song and hear Ian read a few of the Harry stories.

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Nick Broomfield

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Documentary Director 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Broomfield on Broomfield editor Jason Wood interviews the provocateur film-maker whose formidable credits include Biggie and Tupac, Fetishes, Tracking Down Maggie, Aileen and The Leader, His Driver and The Driver's Wife.

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Science Matters

Dhaka 2014, 
Lucy Hawking, popular sci-fi writer Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Marcus du Sautoy discuss the challenges and excitement of making science popular. Moderated by Hossain Zillur Rahman. Supported by Standard Chartered Bank.

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Six Seasons Review and Jamini

Dhaka 2014, 
Launching the latest editions from Bengal Publications.

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The Book Of Gold Leaves

Dhaka 2014, 
After his celebrated debut The Collaborator, Mirza Waheed has set his second novel in the Kashmiri capital of Srijagar, where two star-crossed lovers find themselves in the midst of war. Chaired by Alex Clark. Supported by British Council.

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Ricardo Cayuela y José Carreño en conversación con Nubia Macías

Editoriales estatales: ¿bendición o maldición?

Xalapa 2014, 
Según el Estudio de Producción y Comercio del Libro en México realizado en 2013, el 57% de los libros publicados en el país son producidos por el sector público. En este contexto, Ricardo Cayuela, Director General de Publicaciones del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Conaculta), y José Carreño, Director del Fondo de Cultura Económica, charlarán sobre el papel que juegan actualmente las editoriales estatales en el sector editorial y los retos a los que se enfrentan.

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Jenny Uglow

A Little History of English Gardening

Hay Festival 2004, 
A romp through British gardening from the stone-age to today. The historian looks at the grand designers, plant hunters and allotment tenderrs of England, and asks: Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem reallyt really weird when it arrived on our shores?

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Juan Manuel de Prada en conversación con Gonzalo Banda

Arequipa 2015, 
Juan Manuel de Prada es un escritor español. Su obra ha recibido numerosos premios, como el Premio Nacional de Narrativa en 2004 por La vida invisible o el Premio Biblioteca Breve de novela en 2007 con El séptimo velo. Sus últimas novelas, Morir bajo tu cielo y El castillo de diamante, han vuelto a cautivar a la crítica. Conversa sobre estas y su trayectoria como escritor con Gonzalo Banda, profesor de la UCSP.

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Towards Light

Dhaka 2014, 
Dance and recitations celebrating the prose, poetry and music of Rabindranath Tagore. Production by Shadhona.

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Fietta Jarque, Jorge Nieto Montesinos, Sergio Ramírez y Renato Sandoval en conversación con Dante Trujillo

El Comercio conversa: Gestión cultural en Latinoamérica

Arequipa 2016, 
La dinamización de la actividad cultural en todos sus ámbitos pasa en gran medida por contar con propuestas de gestión cultural innovadoras, de calidad y socialmente responsables. Varios invitados procedentes de diferentes países y de distintas vertientes de práctica cultural conversan con Dante Trujillo sobre sus experiencias y sobre los retos encontrados a lo largo de su trayectoria. Con la crítica de arte y escritora Fietta Jarque (Perú), el actual Ministro de Cultura del Perú Jorge Nieto Montesinos (Perú), el escritor y presidente de Centroamérica cuenta Sergio Ramírez (Nicaragua), y el poeta y director del FIP Lima Renato Sandoval (Perú).

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Marta Williams and Stephen Adamson

LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Segovia 2018, 
 

The Leadership experts present the results of a two year study on the leadership behaviours of 600 Spanish executives. Looking at today’s leaders and executives, can we identify styles and needs for the future?  Are there notable differences between the leadership strengths of male and female executives?  What behavioral weaknesses are most likely to derail their careers?  How can we help them to reach their maximum potential?    

Marta Williams and Stephen Adamson, have created a unique Personal Development Program for more than 600 executives studying at Madrid’s IE University.  For the past two years these executives/students have received a creative combination of specialized psychometric testing, in-depth analysis of their leadership styles, and feedback from their co-workers back at their jobs.  Measurements were conducted on a continuous basis to track growth and perceptions of change from multiple points of view.

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Adam Zamoyski

1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow

Hay Festival 2004, 
Tsar Alexander refuses to join the blockade of Britain. The French Emperor moves to effect retribution but meets his nemesis, and the balance of Europe is changed forever.

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Leo Hickman and Lucy Siegle

Ethical Living

Hay Festival 2005, 
Which should I buy: an organic apple from New Zealand, a Fairtrade apple from New Zealand, a non-organic apple grown locally? The author of A Good Life and A Life Stripped Bare explores what it means to 'live ethically' with the Observer eco-columnist.

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Greyson Perry talks to Sarah Thornton

The Art Review Platform

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Turner Prize-winning potter discusses his work and his female alter-ego Claire, with the sociologist. 'I want to make something that lives with the eye as a beautiful piece of art, but on closer inspection, a polemic or an ideology will come out of it'.

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Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

Barry the Fish with Fingers

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet for a brand new singing-and-prancing show. Supertato and Barry the Fish with Fingers are back and this time they are joined by new friends, Cake and Snowball. Find out more about their fun-filled stories in this mad-capped interactive and veg-tastic event.

3+

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Stevie Davies and Nicholas Shakespeare

Hay Festival 2004, 
Davies' Kith and Kin is a gleaming portrait of family rivalries. 'There are good writers, there are very good writes. And there is Stevie Davies who is in a class of her own' (The Independent). Shakespeare's Snowleg is a seductive masterpiece; a novel of passion and betrayal set in the Stasi-state of East Germany, a world where voyeurism has no limits.