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Screening of the documentary La cláusula Balcells. Pau Subirós in conversation with Ángeles González-Sinde

Querétaro 2017, 

La cláusula Balcells, by Pau Subirós, tells of the life and career of the legendary literary agent Carmen Balcells, through the testimonies of the writers Mario Vargas Llosa, Juan Marsé, Eduardo Mendoza, Carme Riera, Javier Cercas, Isabel Allende, Wendy Guerra, Daniel Vázquez (Vázquez Montalbán’s son); the publishers Ricardo Rodrigo (RBA), Malcolm Otero (Carlos Barral’s grandson) and Juan Cruz; the literary agent Antonia Kerrigan; Rodrigo García (Gabriel García Márquez’s son); Carmen Miracle (Álvaro Mutis’ widow); Ángeles González-Sinde (former Minister of Culture); and people who were close to her, such as her brother Joan Balcells, her son Lluís Miquel Palomares, her driver Dionisio Avilés, and the Agencia Literaria Carmen Balcells astrologer, Guiomar Eguillor. Scripted by Xavi Ayén and Pau Subirós and produced by Neus Ballús. Pau Subirós, co-writer, will be present.

Duration: 59 minutes / Language: Spanish

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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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Sheila Alvarado, Verónica Ferrari and Teresina Muñoz-Nájar in conversation with Francesca Denegri

Violence

Arequipa 2017, 

The implications of violence in a country’s social context are complex, even affecting those who are far from it. Cases such as gender violence in Peru, which was the trigger for the #NiUnaMenos movement, which organized the largest march for women’s rights in Peru’s history, in August 2016, are exemplary when it comes to understanding the awareness of a society beset by violence. Talking to Francesca Denegri about violence and different kinds of violence, are the Peruvian guests Sheila Alvarado, Verónica Ferrari and Teresina Muñoz-Nájar.

Sheila Alvarado, Verónica Ferrari and Teresina Muñoz-Nájar in conversation with Francesca Denegri

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Alejandra Costamagna and Guadalupe Nettel in conversation with Dante Trujillo

Arequipa 2017, 

Two preeminent writers from the Americas, whose works have also been well received in Europe, will talk to the founder of Buensalvaje magazine. They are Guadalupe Nettel and Alejandra Costamagna, in conversation with the publisher and author, Dante Trujillo, who has set himself the goal of helping literature to cross borders.

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Alberto Barrera Tyzska, Claudia Piñeiro and Yolanda Reyes in conversation with Juan Cruz

Narratives

Arequipa 2017, 

Three writers will talk with Juan Cruz about narrative´s versatility, how it can be presented in different formats and its possibilities. Alberto Barrera Tyska is a Venezuelan writer, poet and screenwriter. Claudia Piñeiro is an Argentinian writer and playwright. Yolanda Reyes is a Colombian writer who is well known for her work surrounding both children´s and “grown-ups” literature, a distinction she tries to avoid. Juan Cruz is a Spanish journalist, author of more than twenty books.

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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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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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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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The inconceivable universe: Dreams of unity. José Gordon and Patricio Betteo in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrígo

Querétaro 2017, 

In this fascinating work of non-fiction, the writer José Gordon takes us into an exercise of the imagination, in which science and literature, with their respective instruments, probe into a universe which challenges all our notions. With first-hand information from major scientists like Roger Penrose, Leonard Susskind and the Physics Nobel Laureate, George Smoot, we find the most audacious maps of our time, which aim to open new windows onto nature. These investigations, some of which are controversial, have the mystery and attraction of a good literary story skilfully mixed with the explorations of fiction writers like Isaac Bashevis Singer, Amos Oz and Fernando del Paso, who also follow the dream of a level of existence beyond the borders of space and time: Borges’s Aleph looms into view! The inconceivable universe, marvellously illustrated by Patricio Betteo, invites us to look through the keyhole at a memorable poetic and scientific journey of many strings and dimensions that will resonate in the reader’s imagination. In conversation with Inés Martín Rodrígo.

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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.

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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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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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Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Liz Kessler as she launches her new book, Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince. Discover the tricks and treasures Liz uses to create her worlds both under the sea and on land in this interactive event that will provide plenty of swishy inspiration.

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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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Recitations In English: Crossing Cultures

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

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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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Carlos Magdalena and Andrea Wulf in conversation with Rosie Boycott

The Importance of Nature

Arequipa 2018, 

Two naturalists from different fields come together with the journalist Rosie Boycott to discuss something that is very precious to us: our environment. Carlos Magdalena, the Spanish botanist and star conservationist at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, the world’s most important, is known for his tireless labour recovering and conserving plant species on the edge of extinction, and has recently published The Plant Messiah. The British historian Andrea Wulf presents her work The Invention of Nature, in which she follows the footsteps of the great polymath Alexander von Humboldt and tells how he inspired figures as diverse as Simón Bolívar and Charles Darwin.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of Acción Cultural Española, Wom@rts and the Instituto Cultural Peruano Español

Carlos Magdalena and Andrea Wulf in conversation with Rosie Boycott

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What The Jaguar Knows We Don't Know

Dhaka 2014, 
Kindle magazine lauches its first book edition with a conversation between Oxford mathemtician and polymath Marcus du Sautoy and Kindles Magazine's Editior-in-Chief, Pritha Kejriwal, on the limits and scope of knowledge, both cientific and philosopical, and the difficulty of finding an authentic language to explain the world.

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CREATION AND EDUCATION DEBATE

Segovia 2018, 

Creation, understood as the ability to innovate and produce something new, is one of the characteristics of advanced societies. Therefore, it is necessary that in the educational community there are channels that allow students to know the creative ecosystem in its different aspects and how to promote their own skills. In this session, organized by CEDRO, the relationship between creation and education in Spain will be analyzed. Moderated by the vice president of CEDRO Pedro de Andrés. Participants: Pilar Lozano, writer. Íñigo Picabea, cultural journalist at RNE. Jorge Corrales, CEO of CEDRO.

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Eduardo Rabasa en conversación con Xavi Ayén

Xalapa 2014, 

La suma de los ceros es la primera novela de Eduardo Rabasa. Se trata de una historia instalada en un microcosmos que podría ser cualquier barrio de América Latina, en la que los personajes intentan escapar de un destino aparentemente ineludible; un texto crítico con el poder y sus formas, incluso aquellas que se disfrazan de democracia. Eduardo Rabasa es editor, escribe una columna semanal para Milenio y ha traducido libros de autores como Morris Berman, George Orwell y Somerset Maugham.

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Renato Cisneros and José Ovejero in conversation with Clara Elvira Ospina

Arequipa 2017, 

Two writers present their latest works. With the novelist and journalist, Renato Cisneros (Peru), author of the acclaimed La distancia que nos separa, a book that broke sales records in Peru and which has been translated into a number of languages. Cisneros will present his most recent novel, Dejarás la tierra, which also explores his family history. The writer José Ovejero (Spain) will talk about his latest book, La seducción, in which the author employs the idea of vengeance, with the protagonist leaving a monotonous life and being carried away by malice, something that the character considers throughout the book. Ovejero has written a range of novels, non-fiction works, short stories and poetry, including La invención del amor, 2013 Alfaguara Prize. They will talk to Clara Elvira Ospina.

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Simon Sebag Montefiore in conversation with Liliet Heredero

Jerusalem

Arequipa 2017, 

In Jerusalem: The Biography, Simon Sebag Montefiore (United Kingdom) tells the story of the city that is holy for three religions. This book was a Sunday Times number one bestseller and also won a Book of the Year Prize from the Jewish Book Council (US). Sebag Montefiore is a Doctor in Philosophy and an expert in Russia and the Middle East, as well as the relations between both regions and the West. In this conversation with the BBC journalist Liliet Heredero, he will talk about aspects of his book and his particular relationship with Jerusalem.

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Rithy Panh en conversación con Óscar Guardiola Rivera

Xalapa 2014, 
“A los trece años –dice Rithy Panh–, perdí a toda mi familia en pocas semanas... Todos ellos barridos por la crueldad y la locura de los jemeres rojos. [...] Y fue así como seguí con vida, porque me había quedado sin nada”. Treinta años después del fin del régimen de Pol Pot en Camboya, este cineasta y documentalista de prestigio, conocido por cintas como La gente del arrozal y S-21: La máquina de matar de los jemeres rojos, decide entrevistar a uno de los grandes responsables de ese genocidio: Duch. La eliminación es un libro que ha recibido el premio Joseph Kessel, el Grand Prix de SGDL de l’Essai, el premio Essai France Télévisions y el premio Aujourd’hui.
Con el apoyo del Festival Internacional de Cine y Foro de Derechos Humanos de México

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Juan Manuel Robles, Giuseppe Caputo, Cristian Romero and Felipe Restrepo Pombo in conversation with Guido Tamayo

Bogotá39-2017. Writing and other matters

Cartagena 2018, 

When taking the decision to write full time, particularly for young writers, the matter of earning a living must first be resolved. Juan Manuel Robles (Peru) and the Colombians Giuseppe Caputo, Christian Romero and Felipe Restrepo Pombo will talk about their respective careers as bloggers, translators and secondary school teachers, and what this work has contributed to their literature, or vice versa.

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Christophe Galfard

The universe in your hand, a visual guide to the Big Bang

Cartagena 2018, 

Starting from Earth, you will go through the immensity of the universe and discover its history. You will see how the stars and planets are born, how it is possible to calculate the distance to a far-off galaxy and how the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago. Christophe Galfard (France) is a Doctor of Physics from Cambridge University, where he studied under Stephen Hawking. With the goal of bringing science to those without specialist knowledge, he has featured on television programmes and offers answers on his website. His book The Universe in Your Hand, named best scientific book of 2015 in France, is a synthesis of his efforts to explain the universe to the general public.

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish available