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Geraint Talfan Davies talks to Patrick Hannan

Hay Festival 2008, 
Great and good Taffia boss (BBC Wales, WNO, Arts Council, etc.) discusses his At Arm’s Length: Recollections and Reflections on the Arts, Media and a Young Democracy.

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Lavinia Greenlaw

The Housman Lecture 2009: The Name and Nature of Poetry

Hay Festival 2009, 
The novelist and poet, author of Minsk, Mary George of Allnorthover, and The Importance of Music to Girls gives this year’s lecture about poetry.

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Evelyn Schlag, Patricio Pron and Arno Camenisch talk to Cecilia Dreymüller

Segovia 2011, 
The Swiss Arno Camenisch and the Austrian Evelyn Schlag are two of the most interesting writers in the “peripheral” German speaking world. On the other hand, the Argentine Patricio Pron is doubly “peripheral” with regards to Spanish literature, but also German (which has influenced him considerably). The conversation between the three authors, moderated by the literary critic Cecilia Dreymüller, will allow to address such matters as extraterritoriality, literary periphery and the literary production centres, not only within the German speaking world.
 
Simultaneous translation will be available from German into Spanish.

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Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera and Jaideep Prabhu chaired by John Kampfner

The Google Debates 3: The Future Of Britain In Europe

Hay Festival 2013, 

The international view of Britain’s place in Europe from the French Ambassador to Berlin, the Colombian author of When Latin America Rules The World and the Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

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Peter Cocks & Keren David

Long Reach, Almost True

Hay Festival 2011, 
These two compelling writers know how to deliver their thrillers ice-cold. Join them as they talk flawed heroes, plot twists and danger. Chaired by Pete Hurley
 
12+ years Goosebumps 

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Ken Loach talks to Francine Stock

The 2017 Raymond Williams Lecture

Hay Festival 2017, 

The film director talks about culture and society and his style of socialist realism from his earliest 1960s television plays like Cathy Come Home to the masterpiece I Daniel Blake.

Ken Loach talks to Francine Stock

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Alfred Brendel talks to Nicola Heywood Thomas

Hay Festival 2011, 
The pianist and poet discusses his life and work.
 
Further information www.alfredbrendel.com

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Gareth Thomas talks to Mike Calvin

Proud

Hay Festival 2015, 

Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon. He was a leader of men, captain of Wales and the British Lions. To him, rugby was an expression of cultural identity, a sacred code. It was no mere ball game. It gave him everything, except the freedom to be himself. This is the story of a man with a secret that was slowly killing him. Something he feared might devastate not only his own life but the lives of his wife, family, friends and teammates. His fear that telling the truth about his sexuality would lose him everything he loved almost sent him over the edge. The deceit ended when Gareth became the world’s most prominent athlete to come out as a gay man. His gesture has strengthened strangers, and given him a fresh perspective.

Gareth Thomas talks to Mike Calvin

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Marcus Brigstocke, Steve Punt, Carrie Quinlan and Andre Vincent

Something's Going Funny with the Climate

Hay Festival 2015, 

Climate change is no laughing matter, but when all else fails, perhaps it’s time to take humour a bit more seriously? We really do need something to laugh about.

Marcus Brigstocke, Steve Punt, Carrie Quinlan and Andre Vincent

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John Thompson

Cambridge Series 2 - Merchants of Culture

Hay Festival 2012, 
The publisher and academic updates his landmark study of the publishing industry as it ventures into the digital age.
 

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Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

Hay Festival 2010, 
Take a risk and discover what you should be reading this summer. We don’t know who will appear at this event yet, but they’ll be one step away from joining previous prizewinners such as Philip Pullman, Patrick Ness and Meg Rosoff. Participating writers announced in May at: www.hayfestival.com/hayfever. Chaired by Julia Eccleshare.
 
10+ years

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Norman Mailer talks to Dai Smith

Hay Festival 2000, 
An interview with one of the world's greatest living writers, author of The Naked and the Dead, Barbary Shore, The Executioner's Song, Harlot's Ghost, Ancient Evenings, The Time of Our Time, Oswald's Tale and The Gospel According to the Son. 'Mailer stands toe-to-toe with the heavyweights of literature, trading tale for tale.' He talks to Dai Smith.

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Julie Dodsworth, Alastair Sawday, Fiona Davies and Susy Smith

Country Living Women in Business Forum

Hay Festival 2014, 

The vintage-style homeware entrepreneur, Alastair Sawday of the eponymous 'special places to stay' enterprise, and the Women in Rural Enterprise boss give expert advice about the challenges and opportunities of setting up in business with the magazine’s editor. Chaired by Kitty Corrigan.

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Gyorgy Konrad in conversation with Adan Kovacsics

Segovia 2010, 
The Hungarian novelist and essayist Gyorgy Konrad was awarded the National Jewish Book Award in 2007 with his memoirs, A Guest in My Own Country: A Hungarian Life, in which he recounts his experience as a Holocaust survivor and as a dissident in his own country. He will talk about this work, which is published in Spain in 2010 under the title Viaje de ida y vuelta, with Adan Kovacsics, his translator into Spanish.

Simultaneous translation from Hungarian to Spanish will be provided.

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Rosie Boycott talks to Monty Don

Our Farm: A Year in the Life of a Smallholding

Hay Festival 2007, 
The former newspaper editor discusses her new life on her small farm and her local town’s battle with Tescos and the planners; she explores the complexities of the food chain and its frequent cruelty, the rhythms of the natural world, the healing patterns of nature and the therapeutic effects of a herd of boisterous pigs.

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Rose Tremain

The Gustav Sonata

Hay Festival 2016, 

Fierce, astringent, profoundly tender - and spanning the twentieth century, this beautifully orchestrated novel explores the big themes of betrayal and the struggle for happiness, and above all, the passionate love of a childhood friendship as it is tested over a lifetime. Tremain’s award-winning fiction includes Music and Silence, The Road Home, Sacred Country, Restoration and The Colour. She talks to Peter Florence.

Rose Tremain

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Philip Delves Broughton

What They Teach You at Harvard Business School

Hay Festival 2009, 
An insider’s account from the Cauldron of Capitalism.

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Angela Hobbs and Paul Cartledge talk to Bettany Hughes

The Greeks 3 – Plato

Hay Festival 2012, 
The classicists consider the heft and influence of The Republic and The Symposium.

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Ruth Padel

Darwin – A Life in Poems

Hay Festival 2009, 
With sympathy and grace, the poet moves deftly between vast processes of evolution and Darwin’s personal life; between science, love and family in this homage to her great-great-grandfather.

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Toby Faber

Fabergé’s Eggs

Hay Festival 2008, 
The extraordinary story of the masterpieces that outlived the Tsars and an empire.

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Carme Riera, Mario Merlino y Beatriz de Moura en conversación con Juan Mollá

Del original al lector: los retos de la traducción literaria

Segovia 2008, 
Traducir una obra original a otros idiomas supone mucho más que abrir una puerta a otras culturas, es todo un desafío. El traductor Mario Merlino, la escritora Carme Riera y la editora Beatriz de Moura (Tusquets Editores) compartirán sus experiencias sobre el mundo de la traducción con Juan Mollá, presidente del Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos (CEDRO). CEDRO es la entidad que defiende los derechos de autor de escritores, traductores y periodistas. En la actualidad representa a 14.523 titulares de derechos y a los autores y editores de 28 entidades similares de otros países.

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Darian Leader and David Corfield

Why Do People Get Ill?

Hay Festival 2007, 
Case studies and cutting-edge research inform this intriguing inquiry into the unconscious processes that can make us fall ill.

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Marian Keyes

Fictions – The Woman Who Stole My Life

Hay Festival 2015, 

Keyes’ stunning new novel The Woman Who Stole My Life is about losing the life you had and finding a better one. Her international bestselling novels include Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky and The Mystery of Mercy Close. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.

Marian Keyes

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Catherine Tate

Shakespeare and Me

Hay Festival 2008, 
The actress talks to Fiona Lindsay.

Hay Fever 12 YRS +

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Andrew Rawnsley talks to Guto Harri

The End of the Party

Hay Festival 2010, 
The Observer journalist discusses his swingeing account of the New Labour project, and the rollercoaster relationship between politics and the media.
Andrew Rawnsley talks to Guto Harri