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Bruno Bimbi and Jesús Álvarez in conversation with Silvana Paternostro

The end of the closet.

Arequipa 2018, 

What does it mean to be homosexual in the 21st century? This is the major question tackled by the Argentinean journalist, writer and activist, Bruno Bimbi, in his book El fin del armario: Lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y trans en el siglo XXI (2017). This writer took part in the movement that culminated in the approval of equal marriage in Argentina and coordinated the campaign for the same cause in Brazil, where he currently lives. Jesús Alvarez is a Peruvian artist and activist who has been working on the recovery of the story of choqollas, an Aymara term used in the Loncca culture to designate homosexuals, and how we are to situate ourselves in this historical context of resistance and transformation. They will be in conversation with Silvana Paternostro. 

Bruno Bimbi and Jesús Álvarez in conversation with Silvana Paternostro

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Sarah Churchwell, Philippe Sands and Mark Thompson in conversation with Andrea Bernal

The failure of democracy

Cartagena 2019, 

Sarah Churchwell (USA) is the author of Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, a work about the symbolic value of the terms “America first” and “American dream”. Philippe Sands (UK-France) is an expert writer and lawyer specializing in international law who has worked on cases about Pinochet, the war of Yugoslavia, the genocide of Rwanda, the invasion of Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. Mark Thompson (UK) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The New York Times and author of Enough Said: What's Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?  They will speak with journalist Andrea Bernal about how to face a globalization in crisis.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of the British Council

Sarah Churchwell, Philippe Sands and Mark Thompson in conversation with Andrea Bernal

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Jacobo García, Gustavo Gorriti and Luz Mely Reyes in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi

Migration Alert

Cartagena 2019, 

Latin America is and has historically been a region of migrants, in which the movement of people for economic and cyclical reasons has been a constant. But in 2019 we have been witnesses of an unprecedented migratory wave, with two large-scale phenomena, the exodus from Venezuela to other countries of the region (mainly Colombia and Perú) and from the countries of Central America to the United States and Mexico. In both cases, poverty, violence and political tensions can be identified as the factors that lead the population to abandon their countries. Three experts on these phenomenons, Jacobo García (España), Gustavo Gorriti (Perú) and Luz Mely Reyes (Venezuela) talk with Jaime Abello Banfi, director of the Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), about this humanitarian crisis.

Jacobo García, Gustavo Gorriti and Luz Mely Reyes in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi

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Michela Murgia in conversation with Clara Elvira Ospina

Arequipa 2018, 

Michela Murgia’s (Italy) debut novel, Accabadora (2011) made a great success with critics as well as readers, heading bestseller lists around her country for weeks and winning awards such as the Dessì Prize, the Super Mondello, the Viadana Awards, the Alassio, the Città di Cuneo and especially the Campiello, the most prestigious literary award in Italy. In Ave Mary (2012), Murgia focuses on the figure of Mary of Nazareth and analyses how the image of womanhood that prevails nowadays has been formed around catholic paradigm. In conversation with Clara Elvira Ospina, Murgia observes the place of women in her work, in literature and in society.

Simultaneous translation from Italian to Spanish available

With the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Michela Murgia in conversation with Clara Elvira Ospina

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Carlos Magdalena in conversation with Daniel Montesinos

The Plant Messiah.

Arequipa 2018, 

Carlos Magdalena is one of the most highly-reputed botanists in the United Kingdom, and an expert in saving rare plant species. This Spanish naturalist has travelled the world rescuing plants in danger of extinction, earning him the nickname, “the plant messiah”. He has recently published the book The Plant Messiah, which talks of his work and his passion for keeping species alive. At this event he will talk to the Peruvian botanist Daniel Montesinos about his role as horticulturalist and his commitment to plants.

With the support of Acción Cultural Española

Carlos Magdalena in conversation with Daniel Montesinos

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Deirdre McCloskey in conversation with Rosie Boycott

The path to being a woman.

Cartagena 2019, 

Deirdre McCloskey is a Distinguished Professor of English, History, Economy and Communication at the University of Illinois and author of 17 books and hundreds of articles about, among other topics, economic theory, economic history and philosophy. Some of them are under her birth name: Donald McCloskey. In 1995 she started the path to being a woman and in 1999 she told the story in her autobiographic book, Crossing: A memoir. In conversation with the English writer and journalist Rosie Boycott, McCloskey reveals the interior of her voyage of transformation.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Deirdre McCloskey in conversation with Rosie Boycott

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Julianne Pachico, Karolina Ramqvist, William Sieghart and Janne Teller in conversation with Maya Jaggi

About the #MeToo campaign

Arequipa 2018, 

The US feminist campaign, #metoo, has shaken the world and struck a blow in favour of gender equality. International artists such as British author Julianne Pachico; the Swedish writer Karolina Ramqvist; the British businessman, philanthropist and publisher William Sieghart; and the renowned Danish author Janne Teller, accompany us, together with the journalist Maya Jaggi, to talk about this most important subject.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of Swedish Arts Council, Danish Arts Foundation, British Council and Británico

Julianne Pachico, Karolina Ramqvist, William Sieghart and Janne Teller in conversation with Maya Jaggi

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Lydia Cacho in conversation with Javier Moreno

Querétaro 2018, 

The struggle for gender equality is one of the most important of our times. The journalist, social activist and writer Lydia Cacho has dedicated her career to researching gender violence, health, children’s rights and organized crime. This year sees the publication of the life stories of men who have suffered from sexism and violence in her book #EllosHablan. Testimonios de hombres, la relación con sus padres, el machismo y la violencia. She will talk to Javier Moreno, director El País América

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Misha Glenny in conversation with Jacqueline Fowks

McMafia.

Arequipa 2018, 

Misha Glenny is an award-winning journalist, historian and presenter, who has published various books. His bestseller McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld, in which he describes the globalization of organized crime, has been dramatized and is now a successful BBC series. He has also written books such as Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio, the biography of Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, alias Nem, who ran Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela for over five years. He will talk to Jacqueline Fowks about what in the BBC series McMafia caused such a stir, and about his career as a writer.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Misha Glenny in conversation with Jacqueline Fowks

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Christophe Galfard and Andrés Goberoff in conversation with Marco Sifuentes

Understanding Einstein.

Arequipa 2018, 

How to Understand E=mc is an exciting look at the theory of relativity. The theory states that energy can be converted into mass, and mass into energy. It explains why we can split the atom and why the stars shine. It also tells us that space and time are not what they seem. And neither is our planet, nor even ourselves. Einstein’s formula is one of the most important and beautiful in the history of humanity and Christophe Galfard will talk to Andrés Gomberoff about it.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of the Embassy of France and the Embassy of Chile

Christophe Galfard and Andrés Goberoff in conversation with Marco Sifuentes

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Carlos Granés and Jesús Ruiz Mantilla in conversation with Jose Luis Vargas

May ‘68.

Arequipa 2018, 

The Colombian writer and academic, Carlos Granés, is a Doctor in Social Anthropology from Madrid’s Universidad Complutense. He has published several books about the impact of art on society, such as El puño invisible. Arte, revolución y un siglo de cambios culturales (2011) and La invención del paraíso: El Living Theatre y el arte de la osadía (2015). He will talk with the Spanish journalist and writer Jesús Ruiz Mantilla and the Peruvian sociologist and communicator Jose Luis Vargas about how we are, 50 years after May ‘68, and what those movements mean for our common contemporary history.

Carlos Granés and Jesús Ruiz Mantilla in conversation with Jose Luis Vargas

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Sabrina Duque, Luz Mely Reyes and Natalia Viana in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi

Journalism that resists

Cartagena 2019, 

Venezuela, Nicaragua and Brazil are three of the countries on Latin America where working as a journalist has become a real challenge to laws and repressive actions of their governments over the past year. Luz Mely Reyes (Venezuela), director and founder of Efecto Cocuyo; Natalia Viana (Brazil), director and founder of the Public Agency of Research Journalism; and Sabrina Duque (Ecuador), a journalist based in Nicaragua and author of the book VolcáNica, crónicas desde un país en erupción, will talk with Jaime Abello Banfi (Colombia), general director of the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) about the challenges of news coverage in these contexts.

This talk will take place within the framework of the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award and is co-organized with the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI).

Sabrina Duque, Luz Mely Reyes and Natalia Viana in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi

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Tatiana Andrade and María Camila Sanjinés in conversation with Santiago Rivas

On motherhood.

Cartagena 2019, 

Tatiana Andrade and María Camila Sanjinés talk with Santiago Rivas about their latest book, La vida láctea. This work offers a dialogue between a text and an image which, in an honest manner, looks at the process of motherhood from the experiences of two mothers with small children. A book which, beyond being a guide for women confronting the role that being a mother implies, is an open letter for any audience about an experience that not everyone encounters, but that does imply a relationship with the other which is primordial in the life of each human being.

Tatiana Andrade and María Camila Sanjinés in conversation with Santiago Rivas

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Memorial Device. David Keenan in conversation with Mariana H

Querétaro 2018, 

This is Memorial Device, the first novel by David Keenan, the British writer and musician, tells the story of a band from Airdrie, Scotland, through a series of interviews. This work of fictitious journalism is a homage to the recent musical history of the UK and a look at the everyday lives of people from this period. Keenan will talk to the journalist Mariana H about the novel, chosen by the Telegraph newspaper and the Rough Trade record label as one of the best books of 2017.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish.

With the support of the British Council.

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Sergio del Molino and Vicente Molina Foix in conversation with Eliezer Budasoff

Querétaro 2018, 

In his novel El joven sin alma, Vicente Molina Foix evokes Spain in the mid-20th century and makes his protagonist -and his readers- find new life through a passion for film, poetry and life itself. The novel is enriched by the writer’s own experiences being brought up in a country where echoes of the Spanish Civil War could still be heard. Sergio del Molino covers this same Spain through the gaze of his teacher Antonio Aramayona, whose experiences form the basis of his book La mirada de los peces. These writers will talk to the Mexican journalist Eliezer Budasoff so that, by reviewing a Spain of the past, we may have a clearer view of the Spain of the present.

With the support of AECID and the Government of Aragón.

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Que nadie duerma. Juan José Millás in conversation with Mónica Maristain

Querétaro 2018, 

With its quirky, personal tone, the Spanish writer Juan José Millás adds a touch of humour to an original narrative thread. His novel, Que nadie duerma, tells the story of the life that Lucía makes for herself after losing her job. She becomes a taxi driver, accompanied by a tune from a Puccini opera, with which she strongly identifies. She hopes one day to pick up her former neighbour, a man who has disappeared and who was the love of her life. The real world and the main character’s inner world are separated by a very fine line indeed. Millás will talk about the creative process involved in inventing Lucía’s world. In conversation with the Argentinean journalist Mónica Maristain.

With the support of Acción Cultural Española.

Que nadie duerma. Juan José Millás in conversation with Mónica Maristain

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Conference by Dale Bredesen

The End of Alzheimer's.

Cartagena 2019, 

Dale Bredesen is the author of the book that could transform everything that is said and known about the most threatening degenerative disease of our times: Alzheimer. Research director of neurogenerative diseases at the Faculty of Medicine of UCLA, Dale Bredesen proposes in The End of Alzheimer's strategies of care, but especially of prevention, which have started to give hope for the treatment of this disease.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Conference by Dale Bredesen

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Juan Carlos Belon and Daniel Mordzinski in conversation with Alejandra Bedoya

On Photography.

Arequipa 2018, 

The Franco-Peruvian Juan Carlos Belon is a Doctor of Politics and the creator and organizer of cultural events; he has worked on different photography projects in France and Peru, carried out photography workshops with indigenous communities and given talks at conferences around the world. Daniel Mordzinski, known as the "writers' photographer", has been taking the portrait of storytellers from all around the globe for almost 40 years. They will talk to Alejandra Bedoya.

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Lydia Cacho in conversation with Brian Lara, about Somos valientes

Cartagena 2019, 

Somos valientes is a documentary series which aims to educate for peace through the testimonies of Mexican children. It is a project headed up by the journalist, writer and activist Lydia Cacho, who will talk about it.

Lydia Cacho in conversation with Brian Lara, about Somos valientes

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José Ignacio Latorre with Mariana Camacho

The quantum future.

Cartagena 2019, 

The future will be quantic or it will not be. But are we prepared for this new era? Opening before us is a world where this science, which is as unknown as it is applicable, can bring innumerable benefits to human beings, especially in the field of medicine, yet also brings with it a more unsettling aspect, including its application in IT in breaking encryptions. The Spanish physicist José Ignacio Latorre, professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Barcelona, a researcher at the Center for Quantum Technologies of Singapore and director of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, tries to answer these and many other questions in his book Cuántica: Tu futuro en juego.

With the support of Acción Cultural Española

José Ignacio Latorre with Mariana Camacho

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Jaime Abello, Kate Horne and Silvana Paternostro in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

Remembering Gabo.

Arequipa 2018, 

Jaime Abello, Director and co-founder of the Gabriel García Máruqez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) and two writers who have used the life of the Colombian Nobel laureate in their work, talk to the journalist Juan Carlos Pérez about this fundamental author. With Kate Horne (United Kingdom), the producer of Gabo, the first international documentary about the life and work of García Márquez; and Silvana Paternostro (Colombia), writer of Soledad & Compañía: Un retrato a voces de Gabriel García Márquez, a biography written based on testimony by the family, friends and detractors of Gabo, which will be translated into English by Edith Grossman, the translator par excellence of the work of García Márquez.

With the support of the British Council

Jaime Abello, Kate Horne and Silvana Paternostro in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

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Azriel Bibliowicz and Jeremías Gamboa in conversation with Enrique Planas

Creative writing: Can writing be taught?

Arequipa 2018, 

Azriel Bibliowicz, writer and founder of the Master’s in Creative Writing at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, the first in South America; and Jeremías Gamboa, the author of Contarlo todo, who gives reading workshops, will talk to the journalist and writer Enrique Planas, who teaches a creative writing workshop at the Universidad Católica’s Cultural Centre.

Azriel Bibliowicz and Jeremías Gamboa in conversation with Enrique Planas

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Katherine Pascuales (Mildre) in conversation with Verónica Monterrosa

Mildre Cartagena

Cartagena 2019, 

In 2016 a character arrived to social media who emulates the sort of everyday Cartagena with which so many have felt identified: Mildre. Viral from the start, the videos of Mildre and her children José Antonio, Carolina and Julio Alfredo, illustrate the day to day life of the city, with a good dose of costeño humour, from hilarious situations to the political and social reality that surrounds them. On the life of a typical mother from Cartagena, Mildre will talk with Verónica Monterrosa.

Katherine Pascuales (Mildre) in conversation with Verónica Monterrosa

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Fernando Trujillo with Fernando Rojas

Cartagena 2019, 

The Madrid writer Fernando Trujillo started writing to put his nights of insomnia to use. He started publishing texts online in 2010, becoming one of the authors of the Kindle generation. Currently, his work includes six novels and the sagas La biblia de los caídos, La prisión de Black Rock and La guerra de los cielos, with books of science fiction, fantasy, suspense and mystery. His latest publications are Agua roja and La biblia de los caídos. Tomo 2 del testamento de Sombra.

Fernando Trujillo with Fernando Rojas

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Mario Mendoza and Keco Olano in conversation with David Lara

Illustrated Satan: letter and figure.

Cartagena 2019, 

Mario Mendoza’s classic is reinvented in 2018 in the format of a graphic novel. It is Satanás (Premio Biblioteca Breve, 2002), the novel in which Mendoza reconstructs, through the interlinked stories of four characters, the massacre of Pozzetto, in which a veteran of the Vietnam War murdered thirty people in a restaurant in Bogotá. The narrative is based on the facts that took pace on the 4th of December 1986. Mendoza offers, in the images of the Colombian illustrator Keco Olano, a new representation of those tumultuous events and a commemoration of a tragedy that is difficult to forget. In conversation with the lawyer and journalist David Lara.

Mario Mendoza and Keco Olano in conversation with David Lara