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Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. He has been described as a “rock star moralist” (Newsweek) and “the world's most famous philosopher” (El País). Sandel´s books, including What Money can't Buy and Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?, have been translated to 30 languages. His legendary course at Harvard, Justice, was the first one to be available online from the university, and thousands of people have watched it. He was awarded the 2018 Princesa de Asturias prize for Social Science. His latest book, The Tyranny of Merit. What's Cecome of the Common Good? argues that, in order to overcame today’s polarizing politics, we have to rethink our attitude towards success and failure, that are part of globalization and utter lack of equality. Bloomberg, The Guardian, New Statesman and the Times Literary Suplement named the book as the best of 2020. The Tyranny of Merit offers hope to heal divided societies, moving forward towards common good politics.
This event is in English.
With the support of Sura, Bancolombia and Protección
In a conversation with Claudia Morales, the author of the novel Call Me By Your Name, André Aciman, presents Find Me, the sequel to his celebrated book, which has been made into a film by Luca Guadagnino. Born in Egypt and with double nationality (Italian and US), Aciman has lectured in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at the universities of Princeton and New York, as well as at Bard College. He is an expert in the work of Marcel Proust and has published non-fiction, novels and the memoire Out of Egypt.
This event is in English.
With the support of the US Embassy
Philippe Sands (United Kingdom-France) is a writer and lawyer specializing in international law, and has worked in cases connected to Pinochet, the War in Yugoslavia, the Rwanda genocide, the invasion of Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. In his latest book, The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive (2020), Sands follows the trail of Otto Freiherr von Wächter, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Poles and Jews. After the end of the Second World War in 1945, he spent years fleeing from international justice, hiding in the Austrian Alps and in Rome, intending to make his way to Argentina. Sands portrays a troubled time, and the everyday life of a Nazi fugitive, his private relationships with his wife and son, the involvement of the Vatican, and the transition to the Cold War.
This event is in English.
With the support of the British Council
The writer and philosopher Fernando Savater (Spain) is the author of an extensive bibliography of over 50 books, covering political essays, literary criticism, fiction and drama, including the outstanding works of popular philosophy Ética para Amador (1991) and Política para Amador (1992). He has been awarded honorary doctorates by many universities in Europe and Latin America and has won prestigious awards, including the Ortega y Gasset Award (2000) and the Planeta Prize (2008). In conversation with Alejandro Gaviria he will tak about his most personal book, La peor parte, how the anguish for the death of his wife Sara was the payment for the happiness of a life together. A tough book that speaks bluntly about loss, but also about love and memory.
With the support of Sura, Bancolombia and Protección and the Spanish Embassy
A unique opportunity to talk with Javier Barden, one of the great actors of the world. He has worked with directors such as Woody Allen, Ridley Scoot, the Coen Brothers, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Milos Forman, Michael Mann, Bigas Luna, Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Anemábar or Fernando León and has received, among other awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, five Goyas, a BAFTA and the award for Best Actor at the film festivals of Cannes, San Sebastián and, on two occasions, Venice. He will talk about his career and his social engagement with professor, journalist and filmmaker Luis Alegre.
In conversation with Claudia Morales, the Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez presents his latest book, Volver la vista atrás, together with Sergio Cabrera, who will take part on-screen from Spain. This novel, based on the life of the well-known Colombian film director, is a fascinating social and political investigation, as well as an intimate portrait; it also presents a picture of half a century of history that shook the world. Among other awards, Vásquez has received the 2011 Alfaguara Novel Prize, the IMPAC Prize for The Sound of Things Falling and the 6th Biblioteca Prize for Colombian Fiction for his volume of short stories Canciones para el incendio. His novels and stories have been translated into a dozen different languages.
The Antioquia writer, Tomás González, is the author of a dozen novels, poetry collections and books of short stories, which have been translated into French, English, German and Italian. His most recent novel, El fin del Océano Pacífico (2020), tells the story of Ignacio, a doctor who undertakes a trip to the Pacific accompanied by his family, in search of the meaning of life. In conversation with Camilo Hoyos.
Johana Bahamón is an actor, entrepreneur and Executive President of the Acción Interna Foundation, an organization that supports and manages opportunities for the prison and former convict populations of Colombia. She is the author of Historias privadas de la libertad, eight stories telling the lives of present and former prisoners, along with a testimony given by the writer of how her experience with them transformed her completely. Bahamón will talk to the journalist Juan Lozano.
Imagine the world a jazz and literature musical journey in homage to all the writers and artists that have made possible this edition of Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2021.
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