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Geoff Dyer in conversation with Toby Lichtig

Arequipa 2017, 

Geoff Dyer is one of the most outstanding contemporary British writers. A regular contributor to publications such as Esquire, The Guardian and The New York Times, he is also the author of books such as But Beautiful and Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It. He will talk to Toby Litchtig about his latest book, White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, in which he deals with the power of memory, a wonderful homage to art and literature.

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Héctor Abad Faciolince and Leila Guerriero in conversation with Jaime Abello

Cartagena 2018, 

Two masters of creative non-fiction will talk about the attractions of their genre. Héctor Abad has published books such as Oblivion: A Memoir, which tells the story of his father, the doctor Héctor Abad Gómez, and the circumstances of his murder, as well as works of fiction such as The Farm. A regular columnist, Guerriero has also published outstanding works such as Los suicidas del fin del mundo and A Simple Story. In 2013 she received the González-Ruano Journalism Prize, granted by the Mapfre Foundation.

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Remembering Judith Kerr

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Michael Rosen, Lauren Child and Philippa Perry, friends and colleagues of the best loved author and illustrator Judith Kerr, in an event to celebrate her life and work.

Chaired by Julia Eccleshare, Director, Hay Children's Director.

Remembering Judith Kerr

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Beatriz Helena Robledo in conversation with Carlos Sánchez Lozano

The twenties in Colombia: La Virgen Roja

Cartagena 2018, 

The last book by Beatriz Helena Robledo, María Cano: La Virgen Roja, portrays the life of a woman of libertarian spirit and who was ahead of her time –the 1920s, with its climate of revolution and protest– yet who was also a leader. Robledo is a fiction and essay writer, and lectures at the Universidad Javeriana. With this biography, she leaves children’s and young adult literature to show us a woman and a period full of contradictions, where the first signs of progress were accompanied by political sectarianism and violence. Carlos Sánchez is a lecturer, essayist, literary critic and editor.

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Guillermo Arriaga in conversation with Marianne Ponsford

Film and literature

Cartagena 2018, 

The novelist and screenplay writer, Guillermo Arriaga, the acclaimed author of the screenplays for Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel, presents his latest novel, El salvaje, which tells the parallel stories of Juan Guillermo, a teenaged orphan with a desire for revenge, and Amaruq, a man obsessed with the persecution of a wolf in the frozen lands of the Yukon. He will talk about his film work and his new novel with the publisher Marianne Ponsford.

Cinecolombia event

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What We Cannot Know. Marcus du Sautoy in conversation with Carlos Arredondo

Querétaro 2018, 

Science has given us unprecedented knowledge about the big questions that have faced humanity. Where do we come from? What is the ultimate end of the universe? What is our physical world made up of? What is consciousness? The mathematician Marcus du Sautoy (UK), Professor of Mathematics and the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford, deals with the issues that make us human in his book What We Cannot Know. He will talk about his work with the professor Carlos Arredondo.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

What We Cannot Know. Marcus du Sautoy in conversation with Carlos Arredondo

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Biotechnologies in the 21st century. Lecture by Venki Ramakrishnan

Querétaro 2018, 

Recent advances in molecular biology and biotechnology have enormous implications for the future of genetic technologies. The ability to modify or synthesize genes in all kinds of organisms, including in human beings, has tremendous potential benefits for the future of humanity. However, this technology also has a dark side. The rector of Querétaro’s Universidad Autónoma, Margarita Teresa de Jesús García Gasca, presents the Nobel Chemistry Laureate and current President of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, who will talk about how the development of genetics has contributed to combatting diseases, to reproductive health and even to the food chain but, at the same time, he will set out the challenges we face as the result of these advances.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish.

Event sponsored by SURA.

Biotechnologies in the 21st century. Lecture by Venki Ramakrishnan

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Yaa Gyasi in conversation with Peter Florence

Cartagena 2018, 

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and was brought up in the United States, where she studied English and became a resident on the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her first novel, Homegoing, about two half-sisters whose destinies part ways in 18th-century Ghana, has been a popular and critical success, winning the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award. She will talk to the founder of the Hay Festival, Peter Florence.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Gabrielle Walker in conversation with Rosie Boycott

SURA talk: Climate Change

Cartagena 2018, 

Dr Gabrielle Walker is an expert on sustainability, clean energies and climate change and has written extensively for The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, offering different perspectives on the climate issue will talk about climate change with Rosie Boycott who, as well as having a distinguished career as a journalist, editor, author and consultant to the Mayor of London on sustainable food matters, often writes about the role of food in health and the fight against climate change.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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What is philosophy for? Javier Gomá in conversation with Winston Manrique

Cartagena 2018, 

 

Javier Gomá is a Spanish writer of both fiction and non-fiction, author of the Tetralogía de la ejemplaridad and Filosofía mundana, in which he explains that in today’s world the mission of philosophy is to make itself ‘worldly’: philosophy about, but also for, the whole world. In his book, La imagen de tu vida, he proposes using existence to build up a lasting example and also invites us to live a dignified and beautiful life, one in which we can feel the sublime nature of existence, as against the nihilism that has been appropriated from culture in today’s mass society. He will talk to the journalist Winston Manrique.

 

What is philosophy for? Javier Gomá in conversation with Winston Manrique

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Gustavo Gorriti in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

Cartagena 2019, 

The Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti has occupied the posts of associate director of La Prensa of Panama and co-director of La República, and is the founding director of IDL-Reporteros, the first digital publication of non-profit investigative journalism in Peru. In 2010 he was awarded the Premio Nuevo Periodismo CEMEX+FNPI, in the category of Homage. For far do the new projects of journalism extend, without thinking of borders, is the central theme of this conversation with Colombian journalist María Jimena Duzán.

Gustavo Gorriti in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

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Michael Bhaskar and Peter Florence in conversation with Marianne Ponsford

The future of reading

Cartagena 2018, 

Two views of the world of reading with two interesting thinkers. Michael Bhaskar is a publisher and writer who has drawn a map of the future of publishing, the media and the creative industries in his book The Content Machine. Peter Florence is the founder and director of the Hay Festival and has been working over 30 years in the book sector. This promises a fascinating discussion regarding the future of publishing, reading, and the book with Marianne Ponsford, director of CERLALC.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Luisa Valenzuela in conversation with Alonso Rabí

Hay Festival Reforms: Reforming money

Arequipa 2017, 

The 30th Hay Festival coincides with the 500th anniversary of the reforms proposed by Martin Luther. In the same spirit, we have asked a number of thinkers to present new reforms on matters that are relevant today. The great Argentinean writer, Luisa Valenzuela, proposes a change in the value of money, that hollow promise that rules the world. She will talk about its origin, its sacred value and profound emptiness.

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Gilmer Mesa in conversation with Jorge Eduardo Espinosa

Telling the story of those awful 1980s

Cartagena 2018, 

The events of the first novel by Gilmer Mesa, La Cuadra, is settled on the most intense period of Pablo Escobar. In it, a group of friends from a neighbourhood infiltrated by drug trafficking take refuge in love, despite the brutality that mars their relationships. At this event, the journalist Jorge Eduardo Espinosa will ask about forms of narrating those times, including the role of memory and popular music.

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Sebastián Alanya and Yi Li in conversation with Iván Thays

Booktubers

Arequipa 2017, 

Reading and literature are gaining ground in the social media. There are now literary critics on the Internet, and they work very differently from those who work in more traditional formats, using a fresher and less specialised language. They have their detractors and supporters. Two of Peru’s most followed booktubers will talk to the writer Iván Thays about this fascinating phenomenon.

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Lydia Davis in conversation with Elvira Liceaga

Querétaro 2018, 

The US writer Lydia Davis has made a name for herself in the literary world for her very short works, characterised by their brilliant observations about everyday matters and routine occurrences. Her works include Can’t and Won’t and The End of the Story, her only novel - or, as the author would say, “a long story”. Her works have won major prizes including the Man Booker International. At this event she will talk to Elvira Liceaga.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Lydia Davis in conversation with Elvira Liceaga

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Rosemary Sullivan in conversation with Emma Tucker

Cartagena 2018, 

Rosemary Sullivan is the author of 15 books, including five biographies, three poetry books, travel diaries, short fiction and essays. Her most recent work, Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, won the 2016 Plutarch Biography Award and other Canadian prizes for non-fiction, and was named Book of the Year by the UK’s Daily Mail. She will talk about this fascinating biography with the journalist Emma Tucker.

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Sergio Ramírez in conversation with Juanita León and Jaime Abello

Cartagena 2018, 

En noviembre de 2017  el escritor nicaraguense Sergio Ramirez fue elegido ganador del Premio Cervantes. Su amplia obra literaria incluye, entre otros libros, , Margarita, está linda la mar (1998) , El cielo llora por mí (2008) y Sara (2015),  Ya nadie llora por mí (2017)Es miembro del Consejo Rector del Premio Gabriel García Márquez de Periodismo. El escritor nicaraguense Sergio Ramirez participó en la lucha para derrocar la dictadura de la familia Somoza y tras el triunfo de la revolución fue electo vicepresidente en 1985. Juanita León es directora de La Silla Vacía y ganadora del Premio Gabo 2016 en la categoría innovación. Jaime Abello es director de La Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano.

Con apoyo de SURA y del Premio Gabo

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Lecture by Jordi Montero

Neuroscience

Cartagena 2018, 

For the Spanish neurologist, Jordi Montero, who in 2017 published the book Permiso para quejarse, what is behind chronic pain is emotion. We do not take into consideration our own culture when we have physical pain treated, nor do we listen to our own bodies. From a rigorous and optimistic point of view, this doctor has helped us to understand ourselves as humans and our reality, based on neurology and the relationship between the brain and pain.

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José Luis Trueba en conversación con Nivardo Trejo

Demiurgo: un beso y el infierno

Querétaro 2017, 
El autor de la trilogía Amor, zombis y otras desgracias, presenta su nueva aventura literaria, Demiurgo: un beso y el infierno, en la que El Profeta se enfrenta a Meguido para cumplir la profecía de los libros sagrados. José Luis Trueba (México) es docente en la universidad Tecnológica de México, y autor de numerosos libros y ensayos.
A partir de 14 años

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Charla SURA. Carlos Castaño Uribe in conversation with Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

Cartagena 2019, 

Carlos Castaño Uribe is an anthropologist of the Universidad de los Andes and has a doctorate in American Anthropology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has stood out for his contributions to public environmental policy of Colombia and Latin America, having taken up the directorate of the System of National Natural Parks for over a decade, the directorate of IDEAM, the directorate of the Secretariat for the Environment of Bogotá and the vice-ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, among other positions. He was one of the expeditionaries who, during the 90s, discovered the mountain range of Chiribiquete, between the departments of Guaviare and Caquetá, nowadays focus of the Amazonian biodiversity and one of the most important findings in cave paintings in the whole continent. Since then, he has worked on the research of this corner of Colombian geography, which, to him, represents the origins of Colombia and the home of the jaguar. He will be in conversation with Jesús Ruiz Mantilla.

Co-organized with SURA

Charla SURA. Carlos Castaño Uribe in conversation with Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

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Tamar Cohen sobre Orfanato Lachina

Querétaro 2017, 
La escritora mexicana Tamar Cohen, ganadora del Premio Gran Angular México 2015 por la novela El año terrible, presenta Orfanato Lachina, la historia de un peculiar orfanato para niños y niñas traviesos, al que llegará Lenny.
A partir de 7 años  

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Ignacio Escolar in conversation with Jaime Abello

Arequipa 2018, 

The Spanish journalist and political analyst Ignacio Escolar has worked with, among others, media organizations such as Cinco Días, El Mundo, Muy Interesante, Rolling Stone, GEO,Quoand Telecinco, and has acted as a press consultant in Mexico and Ecuador. In 2003 he founded escolar.net, Spain’s most popular political blog; in 2007 he founded Público newspaper; and in 2012, eldiario.es, of which he is the Managing Director. In 2018 he was awarded the Garbiel García Márquez Journalism Prize by the Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) for his great contribution to multimedia journalism. He will reflect on a life dedicated to press, television and digital journalism, from creating content to his thoughts about the trade, with Jaime Abello Banfi, the director and founder member of the FNPI.

Supported by SURA and the GABO Prize

Ignacio Escolar in conversation with Jaime Abello

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Rutger Bregman and Marina Garcés in conversation with Juan David Correa

Cartagena 2018, 

Two thinkers who are off the beaten track when it comes to proposing solutions to the problems that face societies will talk to the writer Juan David Correa.  Rutger Bregman is the author of Utopia for Realists and journalist with the Dutch newspaper De Correspondent. The Spanish philosopher Marina Garcés is the author of the books En las prisiones de lo posible (Bellaterra, 2002), Un mundo común (Bellaterra, 2012) and Fuera de clase (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2016). Thinking radically makes us relate to what we are and do by means of unexpected questions with unforeseen consequences. In this way, philosophy creates its own battlefield. This event is for those who think it is not possible to change the world.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Jago Cooper, Deyan Sudjic and Antonio Huitrón Santoyo in conversation with Natalia Majluf

Heritage: three models for working

Arequipa 2017, 

The cataloguing, study, conservation and exhibition of a country’s artistic and archaeological heritage is a matter of great importance, given that what is at stake is the management of that country’s cultural history. Three experts with different approaches to their work will talk to Natalia Majluf about their experiences. With Jago Cooper, Curator of the Americas at the British Museum (United Kingdom), Deyan Sudjic, Director of London’s Design Museum (United Kingdom), and Antonio Huitrón Santoyo, expert in public archaeology at Mexico’s National Institute of Archaeology and History.