Hay Festival Medellín 2023

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Event 5

Andrés Felipe Solano in conversation with Isabel Botero

 Teatro MAMM
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Andrés Felipe Solano (Colombia) is a writer and chronicler, author, among other titles, of the journalistic book Salario mínimo: vivir con nada (Minimum wage: living on nothing), in which he recounts his experience in Medellín as a textile factory worker for six months; and of Corea, apuntes desde la cuerda floja (Korea, notes from the tightrope), winner of the 2016 Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana Prize. In this conversation with Isabel Botero, he will be presenting his most recent work, Gloria, a novelistic biography in which the author reimagines his mother's experience as a young immigrant in New York in the 1970s. The author, also an immigrant in South Korea, recounts the daily life of immigration, her interaction with the city and with other immigrants, her world of work, her longing for his native country and, ultimately, her loneliness in the face of the difficulty of building a bond with a foreign society and country.

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Event 6

Dan Saladino in conversation with Ana Cristina Restrepo

 Teatro MAMM
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Dan Saladino (UK) is a well-known BBC journalist, for whom he has made gastronomy programmes. For more than a decade, Saladino has travelled the world documenting stories of endangered foods, from cheeses elaborated in a remote Balkan mountain range to unique varieties of rice grown in southern China. His first book, Eating to Extinction, is a fascinating investigation into the thousands of foods around the world that are at risk of being lost forever. He will be talking about the importance of food diversity in conversation with Ana Cristina Restrepo.
Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available
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