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Joe Wright

Atonement preview screening and Q & A

Hay Festival 2007, 
The director of Pride and Prejudice previews clips from his movie of Ian McEwan's novel.

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Simon Sebag Montefiore

Young Stalin

Hay Festival 2007, 
The historian investigates the development of the charismatic cobbler’s son, who was hailed as a poet, trained as a priest, and became a consummate politician and murderous psychopath.

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Roman Shleinov talks to Asne Seierstad

The Index Anna Politkovskaya Memorial

Hay Festival 2007, 
The Editor of Novaya Gazetta and friend of the assassinated journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, talks about freedom of expression in Putin's Russia

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Catherine Bailey

Black Diamonds

Hay Festival 2007, 
The decline and fall of Wentworth, the finest Georgian house in England, and the dynastic seat of the Fitzwilliam family. A cautionary tale of industrial wealth and social change.

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James Barr

Setting the Desert on Fire

Hay Festival 2007, 
The story of TE Lawrence and Britain’s secret war in Arabia, 1916–1918, driven by the need to arrest the Ottoman call for Islamic Jihad.

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Sarah Raven

Garden Cookbook

Hay Festival 2007, 
Taking us through the year in six seasonal chunks of two months each, the gardener introduces us to the best vegetables, fruit and herbs from around the world, all grown in the UK, and then shows us how to cook them in fresh, simple and delicious recipes.

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Thomas Steinbeck talks to Rosie Boycott

Hay Festival 2007, 
The author talks about his Nobel Prize-winning father and his own new short story collection Down to a Sunless Sea.

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Jeremy Bowen talks to John Harris

Hay Festival 2007, 
The frontline correspondent discusses the nature of his work, humanely and mesmerically examined in War Stories, from El Salvador and Lebanon to Afghanistan, Rwanda and the Middle East.

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Paddy Ashdown

Swords and Ploughshares

Hay Festival 2007, 
The Liberal peer discusses peacekeeping in the Balkans and Iraq.

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Mavis Nicholson, Rachel Trezise and Rebecca Ray

Hay Festival 2007, 
Nicholson and Trezise (winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize) have contributed to Parthian’s Bit on the Side anthology. Ray’s novels are A Certain Age and Newfoundland. They talk to New Welsh Review editor Francesca Rhydderch.

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Neil Pearson and Rick Gekoski

Bibliophile

Hay Festival 2007, 
The actor and author of Obelisk shares his passion for book collecting with the legendary first edition and manuscript dealer, Gekoski, author of Tolkien’s Gown and Other Stories of Famous Authors and Rare Books.

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Marybeth Hamilton talks to Hannah Rothschild

In Search of the Blues

Hay Festival 2007, 
An adventure through the musicology and racial history of C20th America, cut with some of the world's greatest singers.

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John Haynes

Letter to Patience

Hay Festival 2007, 
The Costa Poetry Award-winner reads from his book-length poem in iambic pentameter, set in Patience’s Parlour, a small, mud-walled bar in northern Nigeria in 1993, and he talks to Owen Sheers.

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David Rose and Clive Stafford Smith

American Justice

Hay Festival 2007, 
Stafford Smith (Bad Men: Guantanamo Bay and the Secret Prisons) and Rose (Violation: Justice, Race and Serial Murder in the Deep South; Guantanamo: America's War on Human Rights) explore America's negation of constitutional principle and the rule of law.

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Michael Chabon and Anthony Swofford

Chaired by Peter Guttridge

Hay Festival 2007, 
Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union is a gumshoe thriller set in (alternative history) Yiddish reservation in Alaska; Swofford follows his memoir Jarhead with a debut novel that seeks lost love and identity in Japan, Exit A. Chaired by Peter Guttridge.

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Ronnie Corbett

Interviewed by Mavis Nicholson.

Hay Festival 2007, 
The legendary comedian talks about his autobiography And it’s Goodnight from Him.

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Miranda July and Marina Lewycka chaired by Ariane Koek

Hay Festival 2007, 
The screenwriter, July, launches her debut collection of stories Nobody Belongs Here More Than You. Lewycka discusses her comic jewel Two Caravans set amongst an international brigade of Kent strawberry pickers. They talk to the Arvon Foundation Director.

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David Attenborough

Watching the Wild

Hay Festival 2007, 
The broadcaster reviews the techniques that have been used over the last century to bring natural history to the television screen.

This Joseph Rotblat Lecture was given in association with the WMD Awareness oganisation.
David Attenborough

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Christopher Hitchens talks to Ian McEwan

God Is Not Great

London Events 2007, 
Christopher Hitchens presents his case against religion to a London audience. He talks to Ian McEwan.

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Alan Greenspan talks to Howard Davies

London Events 2007, 
Alan Greenspan, former chairman of ‘The Fed’, in conversation with Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Big Impact

Hay Festival 2008, 
Rob Holt (Ryder Cup 2010) and Dan Epstein (London 2012) discuss their environmental policies and legacy with Greenprint Director Andy Fryers.

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Green Media?

Hay Festival 2008, 
Helen Fraser (Penguin), Jo Confino (Guardian) and Ben Stimson (Sky) talk to film-maker Sasha Norris about being whiter than white and greener than green.

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The Future of Eden

Hay Festival 2008, 
Eco superhero Tim Smit dreams the potential of his Eden Project with Rosie Boycott.

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Katherine Jenkins talks to Nicola Heywood Thomas

Hay Festival 2008, 
The Welsh diva discusses her autobiography Time To Say Hello.

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The Schools Crisis and After

Hay Festival 2008, 
The Golden Valley in Herefordshire has just survived an attempt to ‘rationalise’ its schools network. Can village life survive at all in the C21st? How vital is education to its future? Headmaster Chris Barker hosts a debate to launch a new magazine: How Gold is Our Valley. All welcome.

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