Hay Festival Arequipa 2022

Welcome to the Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 programme. After two digital editions, this year we're back in person, with multiple events in different venues around the city.

Hay Forum Moquegua will also take place in person. You can fin the Forum programme here.

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Event 27

Carmen McEvoy and Andrés Velasco in conversation with Natalia Sobrevilla

Future, challenges and hope in Latin America

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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With over 400 million people sharing a single language, one of the most biodiverse territories in the world, connections that date from a colonial past and have continued throughout political history, Latin America enjoys a glorious diversity and richness; it also faces some intimidating challenges: growing poverty and social inequality, corruption, populism and violence. Faced with this unsettling yet dynamic panorama, and in conversation with the historian Natalia Sobrevilla Perea, three key experts will discuss the future: the historian Carmen McEvoy, author of Patrias andinas, patrias citadinas; and the historian (Peru), a doctor in History from the University of London and author of Los inicios de la república peruana and Independencia; and ; the economist Andrés Velasco (Chile), former Finance Minister in the Michelle Bachelet government and the author of Contra la desigualdad and Liberalismo en tiempos del cólera.

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Event 28

Andri Snaer Magnason in conversation with Joseph Zárate

Imagine: Climate emergency. Time and water

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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What happens when a glacier melts? Andri Snaer Magnason (Iceland) is one of the major literary voices in his country, a film director and winner of various prestigious literary awards, including the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award and the Italian Tiziano Terzani Prize in 2021. He has been vice-chairman of the Icelandic Writers’ Union and even been a presidential candidate. His last book, On Time and Water, a publishing success in a number of countries, is a fascinating reflection on the climate emergency. This is a delicate work of literary non-fiction that is a call to responsibility for looking after our home, this planet. He will talk about this urgent matter with the journalist and writer Joseph Zárate.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Event 29

Marco Sifuentes, Esther Paniagua and Alex von Tunzelmann in conversation with Guillermo Olmo

Imagine: Democracy. Deciphering cultural wars

UNSA (Paraninfo)
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Do cultural wars really exist? Are we at a historical moment in which ideological battles will force or demand changes to our societies, bringing modifications in terms of rights and liberties? Is it possible that the social media compartmentalize debates rather than facilitating them? We talk to the journalists and writers Marco Sifuentes (Peru), author of Peru Bizarro, in which he analyses a series of episodes from the Peruvian past and their role in the construction of the country’s identity; Esther Paniagua (Spain), an expert in technology and the author of Error 404. ¿Preparados para un mundo sin internet?; and Alex von Tunzelmann (United Kingdom), author of Fallen Idols, a book that deals with our ways of conserving and confronting our past as a society, particularly through the creation and destruction of monuments. In conversation with the BBC journalist Guillermo Olmo.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available
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Event T3

Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco

Narrative journalism and travel writing workshop

Biblioteca Regional Mario Vargas Llosa (sala de exposiciones 2)
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A workshop for exploring the concepts and tools involved in travel writing, and its link with other ways of expressing the world, with the Argentinian journalists Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco, both winners of the Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Grant. The workshop seeks to strengthen an interest in travel writing, creating a new space for reflecting and working on this genre for interested journalists, and boosting the legacy of Michael Jacobs and his literary bequest. Requirements: journalists or writers from Ibero-America interested in travel writing, with or without experience, who are working on a journalistic or travel writing project.

Call for applications now closed

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Event HF4

Alberto Vergara in conversation with Doris Zuzunaga. With the participation of illustrator Andrea Lértora

Plaza San Francisco
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Alberto Vergara presents his first book for children, Otta, la gaviota que tenía… ¡vértigo!, which tells the story of an unusual friendship between a seagull and a pelican, showing that much more important than differences is the affection that can arise between friends. Vergara will read parts of this charming and special story, in an activity moderated by Doris Zuzunaga. With the participation of Andrea Lértora, the illustrator of the book.

Ages 5 to 8
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Event 31

Esther Paniagua in conversation with Inés Santaeulalia

Imagine: Technology. Error 404. Are we ready for a world without Internet?

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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The Internet is a powerful instrument, yet also a double-edged sword: it has opened up information that can be accessed cheaply and immediately, in an unprecedented transformation; but it, together with the social media, has submitted many people to manipulation and addiction. Another unsettling aspect is that we can now no longer imagine a world without the Internet, a tool that just a few decades ago did not even exist. Esther Paniagua (Spain) is a writer and journalist who specializes in matters related to science and technology. Her brilliant and bold essay Error 404. ¿Preparados para un mundo sin internet? (2021), proposes a vision of what would happen if we were suddenly left without the Internet. How far are we from a life without connection to the web? Perhaps we are closer than we suspect. In conversation with journalist Inés Santaeulalia.

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Event 32

Adela Muñoz Páez and Claudia Núñez in conversation with Emilia Erbetta

Women of history

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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We will talk about historical figures who are essential to an understanding of our region and the world. From pioneers in their fields, to those who were marginalized socially, these people have paradoxically been made invisible, although without these figures, all women, it is impossible to understand our present. With Claudia Núñez (Peru), author of La mariscala, a book that examines the life of the only woman to have been president of Peru; and Adela Muñoz Páez (Spain), who presents her brilliant book Brujas. They will talk with the Radio Ambulante podcast journalist, Emilia Erbetta.

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Event 33

Brigitte Krulic in conversation with Doris Guillén

All about Flora Tristán

UNSA (Paraninfo)
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Rediscovered in the last third of the 20th century, this heroine and martyr of feminism and the working people’s movement, Flora Tristán (1803-1844) was fully dedicated to the defence of these causes up until the end of a short life marked by personal dissidence. Brigitte Krulic shows that she entered into these battles through apostolic preaching, against wind and tide, beating her own path with a view to uniting the working people and keeping alive an ideal of absolute equality between women and men. Krulic (France), who lectures at the University of Paris-Nanterre and is the author of a biography of Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), offers a new biography of Tristán that is particularly precise, empathetic and clear-sighted. She will talk about her book Flora Tristán and its subject with Doris Guillén.

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish available

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Event 34

Teresa Ruiz Rosas in conversation with Enrique Planas

Estación Delirio

UNSA (Sala Mariano Melgar)
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The Arequipa writer Teresa Ruiz Rosas has studied Philology and Translation in Arequipa, Budapest, Freiburg and Barcelona. She speaks German, French, English and Hungarian. She is a prolific author and translator, and has published award-winning stories, essays and novels; she has translated classic German authors such as Rose Ausländer, Stefan Zweig and W. G. Sebald. Her most recent novel, Estación Delirio (2019), tells the story of Silvia Olazábal, a writer remembering the life of her great friend Anne Kahl, who in Stuttgart in 1984, working as a secretary in a prestigious psychiatric clinic, takes on the mission to free 14 women, all inmates of the clinic, sending them by train to different German cities. They will be in conversation with the writer and journalist Enrique Planas.

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Event HF5

Andrea Lértora

Drawing with Sayri

Plaza San Francisco
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The illustrator Andrea Lértora presents and activity based on her books Sayri y el mensaje del cóndor and Sayri y el telar de las estrellas, which tell the tale of Sayri, a very special boy who discovers great secrets in nature, accompanied by condors, the mountain, the sea and the stars. Andrea will share these stories with the young attendees and will lead a drawing session.

For children ages 7 to 11 and teachers
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Andrea Lértora

Event 36

Recommended book gala

Fernando Ampuero, Sarah Churchwell, Rafael Dumett, Teresa Ruiz Rosas, Kathy Serrano, Rosemary Sullivan and Velia Vidal in conversation with Dante Trujillo

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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What books have inspired some of the authors of the festival and what books do they recommend? In conversation with Dante Trujillo (Peru), Fernando Ampuero (Peru), Rafael Dumett (Peru), Sarah Churchwell (United Kingdom), Kathy Serrano (Venezuela), Teresa Ruiz Rosas (Peru), Rosemary Sullivan (Canada) and Velia Vidal (Colombia), who will tell us what books not to miss. A very special event for our reading public.

Simultaneous translation from English available

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Event 37

Stanislas Dehaene in conversation with Nelson Vallejo-Gómez

How does the human brain learn?

Casa Tristán del Pozo
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Stanislas Dehaene, Professor of Experimental Cognitive Psychology at the Collège de France and Chair of the French National Scientific Education Council, will talk to the philosopher Nelson Vallejo-Gómez, General Secretary of the same council, about the marvel that is the human brain. What does the brain’s learning faculty consist of? We are in the presence of an extraordinary and hypercomplex machine for informational and cognitive production and invention which not only produces knowledge, but also knowledge about knowledge; the brain houses the central regulating system for thinking, sleeping and dreaming, for walking, breathing and beating the heart, for processing physical as well as psychic sensory information, and much more. Of all its faculties, the most remarkable is surely its ability to learn, since it can not only adapt to circumstances and contexts, but also eat, sleep, protect itself and reproduce, as well as act as a compass for navigating seas of uncertainty, and discover the unknown.

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish available

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Event 38

César Rendueles and Patricia Nieto in conversation with Carlos León Moya

Inequalities

UNSA (Paraninfo)
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We live in countries with constitutions that, in theory, guarantee individual rights; we live in societies where meritocracy is described as the best system for making progress; we live in societies that define themselves as multicultural. So how then do economic inequalities, racism and the discourses that perpetuate hate arise? We talk about inequalities with three experts who have reflected on why our societies are not yet equal. With César Rendueles (Spain) and Patricia Nieto (Colombia) in conversation with the political commentator Carlos León Moya.

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Event 39

Adela Muñoz Páez in conversation with Patricia del Río

Witches

UNSA (Sala Mariano Melgar)
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Adela Muñoz Páez (Spain) is one of the most brilliant essayists writing today. A professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Seville University, her other great passion is women scientists. She is the creator of Científicas: Pasado, Presente y Futuro, a series of dramatic representations aimed at school children aged between 8 and 14. As a part of her constant concern for vindicating the role of women in society, Muñoz presents her most recent book, Brujas, an essay that explores the process by which women were made into scapegoats in an extraordinarily misogynous society. Although there were no witches’ Sabbaths or flying on broomsticks, there was suffering and death on bonfires all over early modern Europe. In conversation with the RPP journalist Patricia del Río.

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Event 40

Ernesto Picco in conversation with David Marcial Pérez Muñoz

Lithium journeys: South America in dispute over the future of global energy

Biblioteca Mario Vargas Llosa (Sala de exposiciones 2)
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Ernesto Picco has a doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, lectures at the Santiago del Estero National University and has contributed to publications including Crisis, Anfibia, Tucumán Zeta and Subida de Línea. As an independent writer, he has written about Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the Falkland Islands. Crónicas del litio: Sudamérica en disputa por el futuro de la energía global is both an investigation and a work of travel writing, in this case about a journey to parts of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, researching a matter that has become a hot topic. In conversation with the El País journalist, David Marcial Pérez Muñoz.

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Event 41

César Hildebrandt in conversation with Anuska Buenaluque

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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We will talk with one of the great journalists of our time, and without doubt, the most outstanding one of Peru. César Hildebrandt has a long and nurtured journalistic trajectory with ten television shows, multiple published books, and experience with the press as Chief of Information at the magazine Caretas, and as the Director of the magazine Sí, the newspaper Liberación and the magazine Hildebrandt en sus trece. He has recently published his memoire Confesiones de un inquisidor, where he reflects on his career promoting secular and well documented journalism, his personal life, and his journey from highschool to becoming one of the leaders of public opinion of his country. In this session, Hildebrandt will talk about his substantial experience, his most recent books, and his unique and incisive viewpoint on the national and international situation, and the challenges we face as a society. In conversation in journalist Anuska Buenaluque.
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Event HF6

Katya Adaui and Eduardo Tokeshi

Patichueca

Plaza San Francisco
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The Peruvian writer Katya Adaui presents a beautiful book for children, illustrated with the delightful artwork of Eduardo Tokeshi. Paty is a little dog who is growing older, but her companion Ciro is ready to look after her, learning about the passage of time, loyalty and affection.

For children aged 5 and over
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Event 35

Gabriela Wiener in conversation with Gabriela Cabezón Cámara

Huaco retrato

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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The Peruvian writer and journalist Gabriela Wiener is the author of books such as Sexografías, Nueve lunas, Llamada perdida and Dicen de mí. She won the Peruvian National Journalism Prize for an investigation into gender violence in the literary world, and she is a regular columnist for a number of media outlets. Huaco retrato (2021) deals with her family past and, in parallel, with the history of Peru and Latin America; a huaco retrato is a piece of ceramic made by the native peoples of Peru. In 1878, the Austrian Jewish explorer Charles Wiener, the author’s great-great-grandfather, carried four thousand pre-Colombian pieces away from Peru, in the process gaining the recognition of the academic community based on their display at the Paris Universal Exhibition. The protagonist faces up to this instance of stolen memory and reflects on her own family past -which is the history of one continent or two-, and on the consequences of colonization and racism on our lives and in the here and now. In conversation with the Argentinean writer Gabriela Cabezón Cámara.

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Event 42

NPR Presents: Radio Ambulante Live

Daniel Alarcón, Lisette Arévalo, Pablo Argüelles, Camila Segura and David Trujillo

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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For almost a decade, Radio Ambulante has broadcast, from all over Latin America, moving, funny and surprising stories that reveal the diversity of the region in all its complexity. With over 200 episodes produced in more than 20 countries, Radio Ambulante is one of the most well respected podcasts of Latin America and the only one in Spanish by NPR, the United States' National Public Radio. This presentation reimagines the podcast for the stage: a unique experience which includes vieo, illustrations, animations and, of course, the creators of the podcast, live. They will tell six fresh and fun stories from Latin America, from Peru to the United States, including Colombia, Honduras and Mexico. With Daniel Alarcón, Lisette Arévalo, Pablo Argüelles, Camila Segura and David Trujillo.

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Event 43

Gerardo Chávez and Gerardo Amador Chávez-Maza in conversation with Miguel Cordero

Great artists

Casa Tristán del Pozo
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Gerardo Chávez (Peru), one of the region’s most distinguished visual artists, presents his book of memoire, Antes del olvido, in conversation with Arequipa visual artist and editor Miguel Cordero. Retracing his footsteps from his childhood to his rise to recognition, the reader will learn about his youth in Paiján and Trujillo, his artistic education and the influences that he received, as well as his time in Paris, his friendship with famous names from the world of art, such as Roberto Matta and Wifredo Lam, and his personal triumphs and tribulations. A testimony to the life of a man, and an intimate look at his vocation for and devotion to art. Gerardo Amador Chávez-Maza, the son of the artist and curator, will be part of this conversation.

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