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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Towards Light

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

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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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Discover Story Building

Perfectly Norman

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Story Builders from Discover Children’s Story Centre (discover.org.uk) to explore picture book Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival. In this interactive event children will hear all about Norman, a boy with an extraordinary secret. Explore why Norman feels the way he does, and reflect on what makes us all unique. The event includes a craft activity for each child to complete and take home.

4–7

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Ottoman Empire: relationships with the Hispanic world and the views of Spanish and Latin American travellers

Lecture by Necati Kutlu

Arequipa 2017, 

The Ottoman Empire covered an immense territory from Central Europe to the Arabian Peninsula, from the Caucasus to North Africa, for almost seven centuries. We will see how the Ottoman Empire became interested in the Americas just after the arrival of Columbus, and hear about social, economic and official relations between the Empire and Latin America, including the experiences of important Latin American travellers to imperial Turkey. With Necati Kutlu (Turkey), director of the Centre for Latin American Studies at Ankara University.

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Yuval Zommer

The Big Book of Birds

Hay Festival 2019, 

Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Join Yuval to find out about some of the world’s most magnificent feathered creatures. His introductory talk will be followed by an illustration session, where you can create unique feathered friends of your own.

3+

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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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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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Magela Baudoin, Luis Noriega, Alejandro Morellón and Guillermo Martinez in conversation with Consuelo Gaitán

Memorable tales

Cartagena 2018, 

 Four writers who have been awarded with the prestigious Hispano-American Gabriel García Márquez Short Story Prize will talk about the art of writing tales. Guillermo Martínez (Argentina), Magela Baudoin (Bolivia), Luis Noriega (Colombia) and Alejandro Morellón (Spain) are part of the current Spanish literary scenario. All of them will share their ideas and some tecniques about short stories´production with the audience.

 

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Mirko Lauer and Alberto Vergara in conversation with Jorge Bedregal de la Vera

Political writing

Arequipa 2017, 

Reflecting on political phenomena, from the local to the global, from political theory to specific facts linked to a country’s reality. Political scientist Alberto Vergara and journalist and writer Mirko Lauer talk to historian Jorge Bedregal de la Vera about a genre of non-fiction whose importance goes beyond casual reading because of its close link to changes in ideologies and thought in general.