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Tim Lott and Hari Kunzru

Penguin Breakfast 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Readings of new short works to celebrate the paperback publisher's seventieth anniversary.

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Brian Appleyard talks to Phil Rickman

Aliens

Hay Festival 2005, 
Why are they here, out there, everywhere? Do we need them? Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Wales.

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Hay Writer's Circle

Hay Festival 2005, 
New work from the well-established and highly regarded group. All welcome.

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Robbie Stamp, Ed Victor, Tim Lott

Douglas Adams and The Hitch Hiker's Guide

Hay Festival 2005, 
Associate producer, agent and novelist fan discuss the twenty year journey back from radio curiosity through cult novels to Hollywood blockbuster, and remember their friend, the author. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

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Posy Simmonds talks to Annalena McAfee

The Illustrator

Hay Festival 2005, 
An informal masterclass with the great satirical cartoonist, creator of The Webers, Gemma Bovery and Literary Life.

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Jasper Fforde

Hay Festival 2005, 

The cult fantasist and winner of the 2004 Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction previews his post-Thursday-Next creation The Big Over Easy.

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Jon Snow

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Channel 4 News anchor and author of Shooting History discusses broadcast news, conflict and the new world disorder with Peter Florence.

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Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers talk to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2005, 
The inspiring River Cafe chefs dicuss the textures, flavours and speed of the recepes in River Cafe Two Easy.

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Terry Pratchett talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
The brilliantly imaginative inventor of Discworld discusses his work and his latest satire Going Postal.

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Joanna Bourke

Fear

Hay Festival 2005, 
What are we most afraid of? God? Pain? War? Terror? The historian and acclaimed author of Fear analyses our profoundest anxieties and who benefits from them.

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Helen Cross, Delia Jarrett-Macauley, Patrick O'Keeffe

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Cross' The Secrets She Keeps is a wildly ltrical tale of dark secrets in deepest Yorkshire. Jannett-Macauley's Moses, Citizen and Me tackles the issues of the Sierra Leonian civil war and the use of child soldiers. O'Keeffe has created spectacularly chilling tales set in a beguiling Irish landscape in his The Hill Road. Chaired by

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Katharine Hollabird

Angelina Ballerina 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, Thursday 2 June, 9:20 am.

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Julian Clary talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
Sex, frocks, death and double-entendre in the comedian's cheeky memoir A Young Man's Passage.

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Bill Deedes talks to Alan Rusbridger

Hay Festival 2005, 
Cabinet Minister, journalist and adventurer, Deedes moved and shook throughout the twentieth century and has lived well to tell the tales.

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John Mullan

The Raymond Williams Lecture 2005: Critisism and the Common Reader

Hay Festival 2005, 
What is the point of academic or journalistic literary critisism? Do readers need to care about it? Mullan is a UCL Don whose Elements of Fiction appears in Guardian Review and whose study Anonymity will appear in 2006.

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Nicole Krauss, Wesley Stace, Clare Sambrook

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Krauss' The History of Love ranges across lifetimes from New York to Poland. Stace's Misfortune is a vivid gothic masterpiece. Sambrook's Hide and Seek captures with startling truth and clarity the perspective of a confused nine year old boy. Chaired by Claire Armitstead.

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Christopher Hitchens

Hay Festival 2005, 
Love Poverty War collects the majestic ire and love of this great contrarian. The objects of his attention include Michael Moore, David Irving and the Kennedys on the one side and Joyce, Proust and Borges on t'other.

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Kazuo Ishiguro talks to John Wilson

Hay Festival 2005, 
Set among clone donors in a rural English conter-idyll, the classic scripts for Morecambe and Wise. A fond masterclass about Eric and Ernie comedy.

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Eddie Braben talks to Laurence Marks

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Book What I Wrote is the memoir of the man who wrote the classic scripts for Morecambe and Wise. A fond masterclass about Eric and Ernie and comedy.

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George McDonald Fraser talks to Bernard Cornwell

Hay Festival 2005, 
Mad, bad and wonderful to read. The creator of magnificent anti-hero Flashman in conversation with the best-selling author of the military cult Sharp.

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Malcolm Gladwell talks to Jim Ledbetter

The Time Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
The business guru, author of The Tipping Point and now Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking suggests how we can hone and nurture intuition; how we might fundamentally transform our relationships, the way we consume, create and communicate; how we run our businesses and even our societies.

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Eleanor Updale, David Starky, Michael Wood, Andrew Marr

Writers Workshop

Hay Festival 2005, 
The legendary essayist, screenwriter and poineer of confessional journalism is celebrated for her writing about American life and politics and about international affairs. 'My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests.'

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Joann Fletcher and Stephen Buckley

The Search for Nefertiti

Hay Festival 2005, 
Egyptologists recount their quest to positively identify the mummy of the enigmatic Pharaoh and to understand her world.

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Glyn Maxwell

The Sugar Mile

Hay Festival 2005, 
In Blitz London and contemporary New York, the poet explores the effects and experiences of conflict, terror, resilience, community and faith.

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Christopher Hampton

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Screenwriter 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the screenwriter and director whose credits include The Honorary consul, Carrington, the Oscar-winning Dangerous Liaisons, The Secret Agent, The Quiet American and Imagining Argentina.

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