Hay Festival Segovia 2023 will run September 14-17. There will also be some events in the run up to the festival.
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The National Photojournalism Award, created and delivered by ANIGP-TV, has collected the most important events that have taken place in Spain and the world over the last decade. Susana Vera, Maysun, Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, Pedro Armestre, Mar Sáez, Samuel Aranda, Domingo J. Casas, Álvaro Barrientos, Olmo Calvo and Santi Palacios are some of the more than 70 photographers participating in this exhibition, where we can appreciate from the riots in Egypt and Tunisia, the migratory flows caused by the war in Syria, the tragedies of the Strait, the evictions of houses in the face of the economic crises, the visit of the Pope to Spain, climate change, regional festivals, armed conflicts, 15M and a long etcetera.
Eduardo Méndez, president of ANIGP-TV, and Antonio Graell, curator of the exhibition, intervene in the presentation of the exhibition.
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The National Photojournalism Award, created and delivered by ANIGP-TV, has collected the most important events that have taken place in Spain and the world over the last decade.
Susana Vera, Maysun, Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, Pedro Armestre, Mar Sáez, Samuel Aranda, Domingo J. Casas, Álvaro Barrientos, Olmo Calvo and Santi Palacios are some of the more than 70 photographers participating in this exhibition, where we can appreciate from the riots in Egypt and Tunisia, the migratory flows caused by the war in Syria, the tragedies of the Strait, the evictions of houses in the face of the economic crises, the visit of the Pope to Spain, climate change, regional festivals, armed conflicts, 15M and a long etcetera.
Eduardo Méndez will speak at this event about the National Photojournalism Award and its photographers. He began his professional career in 1983 working for the magazines Antena Semanal and Antena TV. He makes the leap with the founding team to Suplemento Semanal and Suplemento TV -currently XL Semanal-.In 1989 he joined the team of photographers at Época magazine, where he remained until 2009, the year in which he joined La Gaceta de los Negocios newspaper as chief photography editor. During these years he has been a special envoy in conflicts such as the war in Yugoslavia, the war in Iraq or Kosovo, also participating in numerous reports, interviews and journalistic investigations. He is the author of the book Digital Photography, Little Secrets of a Professional.
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All-terrain journalist is a good way of summing up Javier Pérez de Albéniz. He has been a music critic for El País, where he also wrote sports reports and features in the Sunday supplement. At the newspaper El Mundo, he was part of the team that created La Revista, and he spent a decade there, writing current affairs and travel reports. His blog, El Descodificador, dedicated to television and all that this medium has done in favour of the intellectual deterioration of human beings, has run for over 20 years. This work of social critique won the prestigious Congreso de Periodismo Digital de Huesca Prize in 2009.
Thanks to his enormous capacity to make the most of his time, Pérez de Albéniz has, through these years of intense work, managed to travel without haste, read without pause, listen to music at a deafening volume and, you knew this was coming, write a bunch of books. These include the first Springsteen biography in Spanish, (1986), followed by Lugares poco recomendables and Diez mil kilómetros a través de África, El lince ibérico and La guerra del lobo.
In 2015, he hit a bump in the road; being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. So, at the age of 56, he set off on a different journey in search of ways to control the disease and continue to enjoy life. A game awaited him at the crossroads, to which he sold his soul and to which he dedicates the book, Los Reveses (una historia personal sobre parkinson y ping-pong); a declaration of love for the sport that serves as therapy and at which, in three short years, he managed to become runner-up in the world championship. He won gold in mixed doubles at the 2023 Scottish International Open.
Hay Festival offers Pérez de Albéniz an international, intergenerational challenge. First he will be in conversation with Vicente Jiménez, director of As. Then, he has agreed to face off at the ping-pong table with the UK ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott; with local table tennis coach Paco Gilarranz, and Adrián Jerónimo Pérez, a local young player. Beltrán Gambier will be the substitute player of the challenger.
The author will sign his books at the end of the event.
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Organised together with the Public Library of Segovia and with the support of the sports Journal 'As'
How do you write a news story? How do you choose a good photo? What is a headline? In the El País journalism workshop, children will have the chance to learn about the art of journalism through activities that require no more than the desire to tell a story. In this hands-on session, the students of El Peñascal Primary School will choose their own story, learn how to write it up as a news item and put together a front page to take home as a souvenir. The workshop will be given by El País journalist Noelia Núñez.
The history of the press and journalism is a permanent exercise in tension and the search for flexibility between those who run and those who write for the media. Is a middle ground that leaves everyone satisfied possible, or are such relationships doomed to failure in the end? Nacho Cardero and Juan Soto Ivars talk about freedom in the media and how far it can be maintained without betraying principles and ideals.
Cardero, who has directed El Confidencial since 2011, is an experienced journalist who has worked in media such as El Mundo, and La Clave magazine as finance section head. He is the author of books such as Los PPijos (2004) and Los señores del ladrillo (2011). Soto Ivars is a writer and journalist who has worked in media such as El País and El Confidencial, where he has the section La trinchera cultural (The Cultural Trenches). Much of his literary production has focused on censorship and self-censorship of media and authors, with works such as Un abuelo rojo y otro abuelo facha (2016), Poscensura (2017), and Arden las redes (2017).
At the end of the event, the authors will sign copies of their books at the book stall on Calle Real.
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Print journalism is going through a phase of ongoing change and reinvention. The capacity of culture to reinvent ideas and contribute to business has led to the creation of ABC Cultural Premium, the first initiative that allows you to become a digital subscriber to just the cultural section of a daily newspaper. The Culture section is one of the mainstays of ABC's core offer, which is why it has created this option that offers access to the supplement and much more content. The novelist and journalist Karina Sainz Borgo, currently a columnist for ABC and author of two successful novels (the most recent being El tercer país), and the columnist and writer José Peláez and historian, journalist, and co-founder of Zendalibros.com and the Zenda-Edhasa publishing house, María José Solano. The event will be moderated by the director of ABC Cultural, Jesús García Calero.
At the end of the event, the authors will sign copies of their books at the book stall at the entrance of the IE University.
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Javier Cercas (Ibahernando, Cáceres, 1962) has been saying things since he published his first novel in 1987. Nothing in his fiction is alien to his environment, to the society and circumstances that surround him. They are contexts that help us understand the characters in his works and their stories. But there is also the article writer and essayist Javier Cercas, where reality takes centre stage, and he is the protagonist, as in his latest book No Callar. Crónicas, ensayos y artículos 2000-2022. Author of novels such as El vientre de la ballena (The Whale’s Belly, 1997), Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamis, 2001), Anatomía de un instante (Anatomy of a Moment, 2009), Terra Alta (a Planeta Prize-winner in 2019) and Independencia (Independence, 2021). His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have won the most prestigious awards, such as the Premio Nacional in Spain, the United Kingdom’s Foreign Fiction Prize, the Mondello Prize in Italy, the Malraux Prize in France, and the Prize for the Best European Novel awarded by the European Parliament. He has also been awarded major awards for essays and journalism, such as the Francisco Cerecedo and the Mariano de Cavia awards in Spain.
He will talk about his latest work and his career with the journalist Vicente Vallés, who currently presents and directs the news programme Noticias 2 on Antena 3 TV channel. He is the author of the essay Trump y la caída del imperio Clinton (Trump and the Fall of the Clinton Empire, 2017) and the novel Operación Kazán (Kazan Operation, 2022).
At the end of the event, the authors will sign their works at the bookstand in front of the IE University.
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War Stories is an event in which 7 of El País's 15 special envoys to the war in Ukraine share their experiences. Under the artistic direction of Raúl Fernández de Pablo and with the participation of violinist María Teresa Gamaza, journalists Luis de Vega, Luis Doncel, Albert García, Jacobo García, Óscar Gutiérrez, María Sahuquillo and Cristian Segura tell their personal stories from their coverage of the conflict.
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