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The novelist, screenwriter and film director Hanif Kureishi is the author of eight novels, three collections of short stories and over a dozen film and theatre scripts, as well as numerous essays. In 1986 he was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay of My Beautiful Laundrette. He also won the Whitbread Award for his first novel, The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), and the PEN/Pinter Prize in 2010. In 2008 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and that same year was selected by The Times as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. His most recent novel, The Nothing (2017), tells the story of a love triangle involving an elderly, disabled film director, his wife, and a film critic who spies on the couple and who becomes the wife’s lover. A novel about human passions and the emotions that arise among physical infirmity, love and indifference. Kureishi talks to Dante Trujillo.
A conversation about one of the greats of Spanish-language literature, Jorge Luis Borges, between Eva Valero, a Doctor of Spanish Philology at the University of Alicante and Director of the Mario Benedetti Centre for Ibero-American Studies at the same university, and José Carlos Yrigoyen, a writer, journalist and literary critic at El Comercio newspaper, chaired by Raúl Tola. After the conversation, there will be a screening of the pre-recorded talk between Mario Vargas Llosa and Raúl Tola about the Nobel laureate’s most recent book, Medio siglo con Borges (2020), a compilation of interviews and stories about the great author’s life and work.
With the support of the Mario Vargas Llosa Chair
The Colombian dancer Fernando Montaño is a soloist with the Royal Ballet in London, the first Colombian to be a part of this company. He joined in 2006, became First Artist in 2010 and Soloist in 2014. In 2019 he received an honorary degree from the University of Bath. Montaño performs a dance along with readings from his autobiographical publication, Una buena ventura, about his humble origins and his incredible path to stardom. Confined to his Los Angeles studio, Montaño is working on a film adaptation of his book. This event is a contemporary version of The Dying Swan, given while in quarantine, that draws on marimba, classical ballet and Colombian folklore traditions.
Duration: 30 minutes
José Maza (Chile) has a degree in Astronomy from the University of Chile and a doctorate in Astronomy from the University of Toronto. He won the National Science Prize in 1999. He has published six books of popular science, the most recent with the title Bajo el manto de Urania, a study of five thinkers who influenced one of the greatest figures in the history of science: Isaac Newton. Urania, the Greek muse of Astronomy, covers us with her cloak of stars in this fascinating work about our efforts to understand a little more about the universe. In conversation with Aldo Bartra.
With the support of the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín