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Event 1

Emmanuel Carrère in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez

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The award-winning French author and screenplay writer, Emmanuel Carrère, has written around a dozen novels, including major works such as Lives Other Than My Own (2012), a powerful non-fiction novel that reflects on illness, justice, life and death; Limonov (2015), the novelised biography of the controversial Russian writer Eduard Limonov; and The Kingdom (2018), an insightful novel that contrasts the origins of Christianity with modern life. His most recent book is Yoga (2020), a novel that explores the human psyche, from depression to inner peace, achieved through meditation, from the practice of yoga to experiences of terrorism. In conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez.
This event is in French.

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Emmanuel Carrère in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Spanish translation)

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The award-winning French author and screenplay writer, Emmanuel Carrère, has written around a dozen novels, including major works such as Lives Other Than My Own (2012), a powerful non-fiction novel that reflects on illness, justice, life and death; Limonov (2015), the novelised biography of the controversial Russian writer Eduard Limonov; and The Kingdom (2018), an insightful novel that contrasts the origins of Christianity with modern life. His most recent book is Yoga (2020), a novel that explores the human psyche, from depression to inner peace, achieved through meditation, from the practice of yoga to experiences of terrorism. In conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

This is the version with the Spanish simultaneous translation.

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Emmanuel Carrère in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Spanish translation)

Event 2

Paul Theroux in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson

Travel writing

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In homage to the unique genre of travel literature, the celebrated writer Paul Theroux, author of dozens of books, including The Mosquito Coast and Mr. Bones, will talk to the respected US journalist Jon Lee Anderson. This conversation is part of the Michael Jacobs Grant, an initiative by the Fundación Gabo and Hay Festival Cartagena in memory of the travel writer Michael Jacobs, who died in 2014. With the support of The Michael Jacobs Foundation for Travel Writing, the grant seeks to recognize an outstanding practitioner of travel literature.

This event is in English.

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Paul Theroux in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson (Spanish translation)

Travel writing

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In homage to the unique genre of travel literature, the celebrated writer Paul Theroux, author of dozens of books, including The Mosquito Coast and Mr. Bones, will talk to the respected US journalist Jon Lee Anderson. This conversation is part of the Michael Jacobs Grant, an initiative by the Fundación Gabo and Hay Festival Cartagena in memory of the travel writer Michael Jacobs, who died in 2014. With the support of The Michael Jacobs Foundation for Travel Writing, the grant seeks to recognize an outstanding practitioner of travel literature.

This is the version with the Spanish simultaneous translation.

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Paul Theroux in conversation with Jon Lee Anderson (Spanish translation)

Event 3

Ken Follett in conversation with Andrea Bernal

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The Pillars of the Earth is one of the world’s most read novels in recent decades, selling 43 million books in 33 languages; its author, Ken Follett (United Kingdom), is a writer in complete control of language, the creation of fascinating plots and historical contextualization. In 2020 he published The Evening and the Morning, a prequel to his most famous novel. Don’t miss this special event, with Andrea Bernal.

This event is in English.

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Ken Follett in conversation with Andrea Bernal (Spanish translation)

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The Pillars of the Earth is one of the world’s most read novels in recent decades, selling 43 million books in 33 languages; its author, Ken Follett (United Kingdom), is a writer in complete control of language, the creation of fascinating plots and historical contextualization. In 2020 he published The Evening and the Morning, a prequel to his most famous novel. Don’t miss this special event, with Andrea Bernal.

This is the version with the Spanish simultaneous translation.

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Ken Follett in conversation with Andrea Bernal (Spanish translation)

Event 4

Eduardo Infante in conversation with José Manuel Acevedo

Life and learning

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The Spanish philosopher Eduardo Infante will talk to José Manuel Acevedo about educational systems, methods of teaching and the search for learning spaces that will benefit young people. Infante teaches Philosophy at a school in Gijon, Spain, using unorthodox methods: he turns public spaces, and the social media, into classrooms, taking classes in parks or sparking debate on Twitter. In his book Filosofía en la calle (2019), the author talks about this way of doing philosophy with his students, asking questions about daily life and putting them into philosophical context with reference to, for example, Plato, Kant, Bentham or Weil. He will talk to the journalist José Manuel Acevedo.

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Event 5

Steven Levitsky in conversation with Rodrigo Pardo

Are democracies disappearing?

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Steven Levitsky (United States) has a doctorate in Politics from the University of Berkeley and he lectures at Harvard. His research covers political parties, authoritarianism, populism and democracy, with a special focus on Latin America, particularly Argentina and Peru. His most recent book, How Democracies Die, written with Daniel Ziblatt, analyses different examples of populism around the world and the damage it does to the survival of democracy.

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Event 6

Tiago Ferro in conversation with Jerónimo Pizarro

On loss

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Tiago Ferro (Brazil) wrote his first novel, O pai da menina morta, after his own daughter died aged 8 in 2016. Ferro lectures in Social History at the University of Sao Paulo and is a writer, expert on the work of Chico Buarque. He founded and is an editor at the e-book publisher e-galaxia and the magazine Peixe-elétrico. His harrowing personal bereavement has formed the basis of an extraordinary book which was awarded the 2019 Jabuti Prize. He will talk to the publisher and translator Jerónimo Pizarro.

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Tiago Ferro in conversation with Jerónimo Pizarro (Spanish translation)

On loss

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Tiago Ferro (Brazil) wrote his first novel, O pai da menina morta, after his own daughter died aged 8 in 2016. Ferro lectures in Social History at the University of Sao Paulo and is a writer, expert on the work of Chico Buarque. He founded and is an editor at the e-book publisher e-galaxia and the magazine Peixe-elétrico. His harrowing personal bereavement has formed the basis of an extraordinary book which was awarded the 2019 Jabuti Prize. He will talk to the publisher and translator Jerónimo Pizarro.

This is the version with the Spanish simultaneous translation.

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Tiago Ferro in conversation with Jerónimo Pizarro (Spanish translation)

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