Welcome to the Hay Festival Arequipa 2023 programme. This celebration of literature, culture and ideas will run 9-12 November, presenting 109 activities with 145 guests from 15 countries. We will offer 17 talks and workshops for students at the Hay Joven programme and 7 events for children at Hay Festivalito.
Hay Forum Moquegua will take place on 8 November with four activities on education and current affairs.
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Emma Graham-Harrison (United Kingdom) is an award-winning reporter who works as an international correspondent for The Observer and The Guardian newspapers. She has covered conflicts in Zimbabwe, Iraq, Syria and, currently, Ukraine. On this occasion, she will talk to Luis del Carpio about her work as a reporter in the different regions of the world that she has travelled to, as well as the difficulties of working in this profession and some ideas about what the future will bring. In conversation with Walter Mello.
Two journalists at one of the world’s most important and prestigious media organisations will give this workshop for university students. Alejandro Millán and Juan Carlos Pérez, members of the BBC Mundo team, will explain the working model of the Spanish-language operations of this British news service which has been running for over a hundred years and is renowned for its news rigor and quality, talking about how it broadcasts its news and content in this digital era.
Journalist, essayist and translator. Sabrina Duque won the Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Scholarship in 2018 and has been a finalist for the Gabriel García Márquez Prize for Journalism. In 2017 she published Lama (Turbina), a chronicle about the lives of the survivors of Bento Rodrigues and Paracatú de Baixo, towns in the interior of Brazil buried by toxic mud that overflowed from a mining waste dam. In 2019, she published VolcáNica (Debate), which covers both the volcanic nature of Nicaragua and its shocks, explosions and political flare-ups, regarding the protests of April 2018, which gave way to intense repression in the country. Her latest book, Necesito saber hoy de tu vida, a collection of profiles written in Portugal and Brazil, was published in 2023 by Anagrama. Excerpts from it have been translated into Portuguese, Italian and English. She has published in Etiqueta Negra, Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil), O Estado de S. Paulo (Brazil), Internazionale (Italy), The New York Times (USA), GK (Ecuador), El Malpensante (Colombia), Gatopardo (Mexico) and Brecha (Uruguay). She has lived in Portugal, Brazil, and Nicaragua, but currently resides in the United States.. In conversation with Jorge Jaime Valdez.
Lindsey Hilsum (United Kingdom) has reported on conflicts and refugee movements in the Ukraine, Syria, Mali, Iraq, Palestine, Libya and Kosovo and has recently covered the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan. She was the only foreign English-speaking correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began. A press and television journalist, a regular contributor to outlets such as The Guardian, The Observer and Granta, in 2019 she published In Extremis, a biography of the war correspondent Marie Colvin. Winner of numerous awards, she will talk about her work, career and experiences with Christiane Félip Vidal, author of Mujeres en conflictos.
Simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish available
Digitalising 184 years of journalism has been a titanic task. This has involved processing thousands of articles, which were once news and now form a part of a legacy that is changing over time, always revealing something new. The El Comercio historical archive has made a technological leap through digitalisation, starting with the first printed issue of 4 May 1839. Juan Aurelio Arévalo Miró Quesada, the paper’s News Editor, talks about this project and invites festival-goers to browse this archive, accessible during the period of the Hay Festival. At this event he is accompanied by the Head Writer of the El Dominical supplement of El Comercio, Enrique Planas.
At this event with the British journalist Emma Graham-Harrison, a doctor and a war correspondent will talk about the present conflict, whose repercussions go beyond the borders of countries and continents. Lindsey Hilsum (United Kingdom) has reported on conflicts and refugee movements in Syria, Mali, Iraq, Palestine, Libya, Kosovo, Afghanistan and, of course, Ukraine. Henry Marsh (United Kingdom) is a renowned former neurosurgeon and author of publishing successes such as Do No Harm and the more recent And Finally. Matters of Life and Death, which tells the story of his experiences as a cancer patient. With a long career in the profession, Henry Marsh is known for having supported the development and practice of neuroscience in the Ukraine.
Simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish available
Jugo de Caigua (or simply Jugo) is an independent platform made up of committed writers and educators, and it has put together a special event at which the members will recreate one of their editorial meetings in order to cover some of the big issues that we face today, from a critical and informed perspective. Participating are three outstanding contributors who bring a unique viewpoint to some of the most important current affairs. The writer and communicator Gustavo Rodríguez, who recently won the Alfaguara Novel Prize, will offer his view on the region’s day-to-day life, just as he does in his weekly column. Natalia Sobrevilla, Professor of Latin American History at the University of Kent, will cover the historical background of the present social and political context. Dante Trujillo, journalist, editor and cultural manager, will add to the mix some of the latest happenings of the present cultural moment.
What do we expect from cultural journalism in the 21st century? What spaces remain for cultural magazines in these times of accelerated communication? Join us for a special event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the El Dominical cultural supplement of the El Comercio newspaper, in order to reflect on these and other urgent matters. The guests, talking to Enrique Planas, will be two eminent panellists: Sergio del Molino (Spain), acclaimed author, essayist and regular contributor to El País newspaper; and Fernando Gómez (Colombia), El Tiempo journalist.