Hay Festival Querétaro 2022

We invite you to browse the programme of the seventh edition of the Hay Festival Queretaro, to be celebrated from 1-4 of September 2022. This year, we return with in person activities in the Hay Joven, Hay Festivalito, and Hay Delegaciones sections, and for the first time we present talks in the municipalities of Bernal, Corregidora, and Tequisquiapan.

Event E4

Alberto Villarreal in conversation with Rodrigo Unda

Bernal, Parque Central
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Alberto Villarreal has been a booktuber for over nine years. His YouTube channel, AbriendoLibros, on which he talks about what he has read and his love for books, has over 243 thousand subscribers and his videos have been seen over nine million times. He is the author of the novel Ocho lugares que me recuerdan a ti (2016), and the poetry books Todo lo que fuimos (2017) and Todo lo que dejas cuando llegas y te vas (2020), as well as the collection of short stories Anoche en las trincheras (2018). At this event he will present his new poetry collection, Aquí no hay sed, in conversation with Rodrigo Unda, the creator of Cartas de un Lector.
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Event 51

Eliezer Budasoff and Lucía Lijtmaer in conversation with Camilo Jiménez Santofimio

Todo podcast

Teatro de la Ciudad
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Readers who listen to podcasts; writers, scientists and journalists who make them. The digital audio format, heir to the radio, is being accepted and taken up around the world. We talk to several podcasters whose proposals are enjoying success, and they will tell us about their work. Eliezer Budasoff (Argentina) of El hilo, and Lucía Lijtmaer (Argentina/Spain) of Deforme Semanal, in conversation with Camilo Jiménez Santofimio.
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Event 52

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo in conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Cineteca Rosalío Solano - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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Jean-Baptiste Del Amo is one of the most outstanding writers in contemporary French fiction. Une éducation libertine (2008) won the Goncourt First Novel Prize. It was followed by Le sel (2010), Pornographia (2013) and Animalia (2019). His most recent novel, Le fils de l’homme (2022), tells the story of a man who is reunited with his partner and his son after a long absence, and who takes them to live in a house in a remote mountain area, as his own father once did with him. The mother and child soon feel claustrophobic under the father’s control. In conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo.

Translation from French to Spanish available

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Event 53

Poetry reading presented by Juan Carlos Franco

Some Young Poets from Mexico (86-96)

Museo de la Ciudad (espacio escénico)
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Presentation of the book 86-96 (La Ruina, 2021), an anthology which gathers 33 of the most important young writers of Mexico, designed by Omar Carbajal and edited by Juan Carlos Franco. With Andrea Alzati, Nadia Bernal, Xel-ha López Méndez, Dafne Martínez, Clyo Mendoza, Anaclara Muro, Pablo Piceno and Horacio Warpola, who will be participating with poems by Gerardo Arana (1987-2012) who will be reading their text for the Hay Festival public, and offering a very necessary perspective of Mexican poetry.
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Event 54

Cristina Rivera Garza in conversation with Francisco Carrillo

Jardín Guerrero
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Cristina Rivera Garza is the author of over 20 publications, including novels, short stories, essays, opera and poetry. She has received numerous awards, including the Anna Seghers Prize, the Roger Caillois Prize for Latin American Literature and the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize, twice. In 2020 she was a MacArthur Fellow and she has lectured at a number of universities, including UNAM and Monterrey Tec. She is the driving force behind the doctorate in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Houston. Her most recent book, El invencible verano de Liliana (2021), is the distressing testimony of the femicide of her sister, Liliana Rivera Garza. This forms part of the Volver a contar: Historias latinoamericanas en el Museo Británico project, a collaboration between the Hay Festival and the Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research (SDCELAR) at the British Museum. In conversation with Francisco Carrillo.

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Event 55

Reading in homage to Almudena Grandes

Patio de la Delegación del Centro Histórico
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Almudena Grandes, a Spanish writer loved and read on both sides of the Atlantic, an outstanding fiction writer who understood how to deal with the painful episodes in her country’s past and who, through novels, offered feminist readings of our reality. Her death marks the end of an era for literature in Spanish. We celebrate her work, legacy and exceptional qualities through her books, with a continuous reading of her Episodes from an Unending War series, made up of five novels, which programme participants and the public are invited to join.

To join the reading, please send an email with your details to contacto@hayfestival.org

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Reading in homage to Almudena Grandes

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