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James Naughtie and guests

The Special Relationship

Hay Festival 2005, 
The broadcaster and author of The Accidental American hosts this late-night political tabletalk.

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Marçal Aquino en conversación con Élmer Mendoza

Xalapa 2014, 
Escritor, periodista y guionista brasileño, Marçal Aquino ha publicado libros de cuentos, poesía y no- velas juveniles, así como tres novelas de alta intensidad: O invasor, Cabeça a prêmio y Yo recibiría las peores noticias de tus lindos labios. Autor considerado como uno de los renovadores de la narrativa brasileña y galardonado en varias ocasiones. Es además responsable de guiones para cine y televisión; además, tres de sus libros han sido llevados a la gran pantalla por el director de cine Beto Brant.

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Cultural journalism(s). Jesús Alejo and Mónica Maristain in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Querétaro 2017, 

The contribution of cultural journalism to the critical and intellectual debate of a country can give us many clues to that place’s critical culture. Two cultural journalists from three different countries and with long careers, will talk to the cultural journalist Inés Martín Rodrigo about their particular form of understanding this kind of communication. With Jesús Alejo (Mexico) and Mónica Maristain (Argentina).

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Recitations in Bangla

Dhaka 2014, 
Recitations in Bangla featuring Vasswar Bandapaddhy, Laila Afroz, Enamul Huq Babu, Hasan Arif, Simul Mustafa, Rajina Wali Leena, Ahkam Ullah, Mahidul Islam, Naila Tarannum Choudhury Kakoli, Ononna Laboni Putul.

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Hanoch Piven and Ana Penyas in conversation with Juan Merino

Illustration

Cartagena 2018, 

Illustrators have the difficult task of creating an imaginary world based on a text, without limiting its meaning. The ingenious illustrations of Hanoch Piven have appeared in the most important US magazines and newspapers since 1992, as well as in European publications. He has also worked for children’s books, digital applications, advertising campaigns and television programmes. Ana Penyas, who studied Industrial Design and Fine Art, received the 2017 Fnac-Salamandra Graphic International Graphic Novel Prize. They will talk about the work of the illustrator with Juan Merino.

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Disobedient Children

Dhaka 2014, 
Novelist Manju Kapur is the author of five novels, including Difficult Daughters, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Daman Singh has just published a memoir about her parents Manmohan Singh and Gursharan Kaur. Chaired by Sandip Roy.

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Kirén Miret en conversación con Magali Velasco

Xalapa 2014, 
Kirén Miret es escritora, productora y presentadora del programa de radio Niñonautas. Es autora de los libros Espejos, mocos, cucarachas... y otras pócimas curiosas y De los pies apestosos a las papas fritas... y otras curiosidades. En ellos explica con datos científicos y mucho humor todas aquellas cosas que los niños que escuchan el programa siempre han querido saber.
Edades: a partir de 8 años

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Gala del libro favorito

Arequipa 2015, 
La periodista Clara Elvira Ospina modera a un selecto grupo de intelectuales que compartirá con el público cuáles son sus libros favoritos, qué les llamó la atención cuando los leyeron y qué les movió a conservarlos en el recuerdo.

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Cristina Rivera Garza in conversation with Ignasi Duarte

Fictitious conversation

Arequipa 2017, 

A literary performance in which the writers, on stage, talk through their own characters. In each session, a dialogue is established between the artist Ignasi Duarte and, in this case, Cristina Rivera Garza. Duarte will pose a number of questions asked by the characters of the other author’s books. The project seeks to dramatize writing, not by representing a text, but in order to obtain a new story based on the literature itself.

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Luisgé Martín in conversation with Dante Trujillo

Arequipa 2017, 

Luisgé Martín is a Spanish writer and journalist. A member of the founding team of two Spanish cultural magazines (Esperpento and Perchero) and a contributor to several publications, he advised the Minister of Culture, Ángeles González-Sinde, in 2010 and 2011. He currently combines writing with work for Thinking Heads. This author of novels and short stories will talk to Dante Trujillo about his latest work, El amor del revés, an autobiographical work that talks honestly and clearly about how he gradually accepted his feelings and sexual preferences.

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Nadifa Mohamed en conversación con Ana Soler-Pont

Arequipa 2015, 
La mamba negra se publicó en español en 2011 y fue galardonado con el Premio Betty Trask 2010. Conversará con Peter Florence, director y fundador del Hay Festival.

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David Starkey

Marriage, Faith and Leadership Laid Bare

Hay Festival 2005, 
In his book Monarchy, the historian follows the sex and the money in his exposure of ythe British monarchy, from Ethelred the Unready to Charles the still-ready-and-waiting.

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Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank

B is for Baby

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join storyteller Atinuke and illustrator Angela Brooksbank for a captivating read-along brought to life with live illustration. Hear fascinating folk tales from the bustling city in Nigeria where she grew up as she brings to life traditional stories from her childhood. Full of warmth and colour, Atinuke’s storytelling will have little ones mesmerised.

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Arthur Smith

Dante's Inferno

Hay Festival 2004, 
A new translation of Dante's masterpiece by the beloved comedian and writer Arthur Smith. The show features medieval Italian poetry, yodelling and the world's sexiest woman. 'Stand-up for the emotionally mature' (The Scotsman).

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Recitations In English: Crossing Cultures

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Kosal Khiev, TJ Dema, Sabrina Mahfouz and Laksmi Pamuntjak

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Michael Collins in conversation with Jenny Valentine

Arequipa 2017, 

Irish writer Michael Collins, author of ten works of fiction translated to seventeen languages, will speak to Jenny Valentine about his life and literature. His novel The Keepers of Truth was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the IMPAC Award. His latest book The Death of all Things Seen was the Irish Times Book of the Month in March 2017. Collins is an ultra-runner. He was the captain of the 100k Irish national team. He has ran and won races of that length in Mt. Everest, Antarctica and the Sahara desert. His literature´s fountain for the past decade has been the decline of the American dream in the gigantic rural spaces of the most powerful country in the world and the mark that has left on common people.

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Don Paterson

The Fall at Home: New and Selected Aphorisms

Hay Festival 2019, 

Aphorisms have been described as ‘the obscure hinterland between poetry and prose’ (New Yorker) – short, pithy statements that capture the essence of the human condition in all its shades. 

“Consciousness is the turn the universe makes to hasten its own end.”
“Agnosticism is indulged only by those who have never suffered belief.”
“Poet: someone in the aphorism business for the money.”

In this New and Selected, master of the form Don Paterson brings the best examples from his two previous volumes together with ingenious new material relevant to today’s world. Moving and mischievous, canny and profound, these wide-ranging observations of no more than one or two lines demonstrate that the aphorism is the perfect form for our times.

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Reading the Soul

Dhaka 2014, 
The self as a sacred text in different traditions. Author and scholar Patrick Laude and Michael Puett, chair of committee of the study of religion at Harvard, in conversation with Nilonjon. Moderated by S B Veda.

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Fernando Montaño in conversation with Gustavo Tatis

Cartagena 2018, 

The Colombian dancer Fernando Montaño, a star of the London Royal Ballet, will talk about his life and about the fascinating word of dance, which has taken him all over the world. 

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Ben Garrod

The Chimpanzee & Me

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Professor Ben Garrod as he shares some of his amazing experiences from a lifetime of studying chimps all over the world, from eastern chimps in the humid forests of Uganda to the critically endangered western chimps of Liberia. Ben describes the different threats that chimpanzees face, including the dangers of the illegal international pet trade and the effects of relentless habitat loss – not to mention how your new furniture, your toothpaste and even your mobile phone are all implicated in their falling numbers.

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Marina Perezagua y Kirmen Uribe en conversación con Laura Revuelta

Arequipa 2016, 
Los escritores Marina Perezagua y Kirmen Uribe conversan con la periodista cultural Laura Revuelta sobre sus últimos trabajos. Marina Perezagua es una autora española, licenciada en Historia del Arte por la Universidad de Sevilla y profesora en el Master de Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de Nueva York. Ha publicado Criaturas abisales (2011), Leche (2013) y Yoro (2015), libro con el que ha sido galardonada en 2016 con el Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Kirmen Uribe es uno de los escritores más representativos en euskera; poeta, narrador y también autor de literatura infantil y juvenil, su libro Bilbao-New York-Bilbao (2008) ganó el Premio Nacional de Literatura 2009 (España). Su última novela lleva por título La hora de despertarnos juntos (2016).

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Jonathan Burnham, Claudio López Lamadrid and Caroline Michel in conversation with Miguel Aguilar

Publishing in the digital era

Cartagena 2018, 

This discussion with two directors of major publishing groups will cover topics such as new trends in the market, and the goals of these publishing houses. Jonathan Burnham is Senior Vice President and Publisher at the HarperCollins group, which has 65 imprints. Claudio López Lamadrid is Publishing Director of Literature at Random House, where he implements global content strategies, standardizes editorial criteria and coordinates publishing plans for Spain and Latin America. Caroline Michel is the CEO of the British literary agency Peters Fraser and Dunlop and has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry.

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Liliana Colanzi, Lola Copacabana, Eduardo Rabasa, Mariana Torres and Diego Zúñiga in conversation with José Hamad

Bogotá39-2017. Amphibious writers II

Cartagena 2018, 

Four authors who combine writing with other occupations, in this case publishing, journalism and academia, talk about what it means to move between the different worlds in which they live and work. They will also talk about their latest books with the publisher José Hamad. Liliana Colanzi (Bolivia), Eduardo Rabasa (Mexico), Mariana Torres (Brazil) and Diego Zúñiga (Chile).

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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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Luisgé Martín, Verónica Ferrari and Giuseppe Caputo in conversation with José Luis Ramos Salinas

Let’s talk about gender equality

Arequipa 2017, 

The Spanish writer Luisgé Martín, the writer Giuseppe Caputo (Colombia), and Verónica Ferrari (Peru) will talk with José Luis Ramos Salinas about a matter that divides many Latin American societies. The fiction of Martín, who also writes articles for various newspapers, in part deals with the complexity of sexuality from an intimate viewpoint. Ferrari is considered an important figure in the LGBTQ struggles as in the peruvian feminist movement. In 2016 she actively joined the march Ni una menos in Lima. She is currently in charge of the Itinerant Feminist School, a pedagogical proposal that seeks to spread feminism throughout Peru, especially among young and adolescent girls.