Highlights

Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias presents the ideas that will guide the conversation in 2019

“The Hay Festival Cartagena 2019 programme confirms the commitment to offer a festival that celebrates literature and diversity of ideas, which inspires us to talk about the world we live in and that it is also a joy for the soul” Cristina Fuentes La Roche, international director of the Hay Festival

Ticket sales will begin on December 7th. 

Authors as Shirin Ebadi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Mircea Cartarescu, Deirdre McCloskey, Diamela Eltitt, Dale Bredesen, Yoko Tawada, Zadie Smith, Michael Pollan, Leonardo Padura, Laura Restrepo and Pablo Montoya, among others, stand out from the programme.

Music will be present with Wilfrido Vargas, Totó La Momposina, the jazz musician David Sánchez and Joselo Rangel, guitarist of the legendary Mexican group Café Tacvba, who will talk about his work as writer.


LITERATURE

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Mircea Cartarescu, Diamela Eltitt, Álvaro Enrigue, Tamara Kamenszain, Cristina Morales, Leonardo Padura, Philippe Sands, Zadie Smith, Yoko Tawada, Madeleine Thien and Manuel Vilas.

COLOMBIAN LITERATURE

Piedad Bonnett, Santiago Gamboa, Jorge Franco, Mario Mendoza, Laura Restrepo, Carolina Sanín and Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

VISUAL ARTS

Jesús Abad Colorado, Kate Horne and Doris Salcedo

ACTIVISM

Sarah Corbett, Shirin Ebadi and Bianca Jagger

ECONOMY

Eugenio García, Nir Hindi and Deirdre McCloskey

JOURNALISM

Xavi Ayén, Lydia Cacho, Gustavo Gorriti, Alma Guillermoprieto and Mark Thompson, 

MUSIC

Mónica Giraldo, César Pagano, Joselo Rangel, David Sánchez, Totó La Momposina and Wilfrido Vargas

AND MANY MORE

Dale Bredesen, Wolfram Eilenberg, José Ignacio Latorre, Carlos Magdalena, Michael Pollan, Luz Mely Reyes, Jean Christophe Rufin...

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