The sixteenth edition of the Hay Festival Segovia will be held from September 16 to 19, 2021. For the first time, to celebrate the heritage of Castilla y León there will be a series of previous events in various venues in the region. All events will be in-person — some will be streamed too — respecting the security protocols. More information here.
Jesús Carrasco is one of those authors whose outstanding debut has set the pace for his literary career. In his case, the book was Out in the Open, a phenomenon whose outstanding storytelling continues to attract readers. The characters, a boy fleeing violence and a goatherd who takes him under his wing, have been brought to life by Jaime López and the acclaimed actor Luis Tosar, who star in the film version of the novel, directed by Benito Zambrano. After this striking debut, which has been translated into 28 languages and has won various international prizes, and the author’s second novel, La tierra que pisamos, Carrasco returns with Llévame a casa. This is a story of flight and return, of the responsibility of caring for the elderly, and the weight of family. Critics and readers often compare the writer to the great Miguel Delibes, whose legacy will be considered at this event.
Jesús Carrasco will talk to the cultural journalist and writer Angélica Tanarro. Presented by Elisa Delibes, Chair of The Delibes Foundation and Javier Ortega, Minister of Culture in the Castile and Leon Regional Government.
The legacy of Richard Rogers is the topic of this event in the company of the architect Edgar González and his students at the IE University School of Architecture and Design, whose Design degree has been coordinated by González since 2016. The venue will be one of Rogers’ own buildings, the Protos winery in Peñafiel (Valladolid).
The students that will take part are Nicole Limpo (Philippines), of fourth year; Javier Madero (Spain), from the third year and Danielle White (Canada) and Sebastián Arguello (Nicaragua), fifth year students.
Edgar González took his degree in architecture at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico) and has worked at architectural practices of international renown, such as those of Zara Hadid and Torres Nadal, and also as an editorial designer for major firms in the United Kingdom. He has his own design studio in Madrid where he works as a strategic consultant, specializing in applying design processes in the contemporary city in relation to the new technologies.
During the event there will be a screening of the pre-recorded conversation between Richard Rogers and Martha Thorne. In it, Rogers –a distinguished architect, winner of the 2007 Pritzker Prize and considered to be one of the foremost representatives of contemporary urban planning– talks about his vision regarding the future of the city. Rogers’ major buildings include the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd’s building in London and the Terminal 4 building at Madrid’s Barajas Airport, as well as the winery where the event will be held.
Martha Thorne is the Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Deacon of the IE University’s School of Architecture and Design. Presented by Geoffroy Gerard, Director of the IE Foundation and María Sheila Cremaschi, Director of Hay Festival Segovia.