Hay Festival Cartagena 2024

Welcome to the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2024 programme, to be held from 25 to 28 January. In this page you can find the events in the general programme as well as Hay Joven activities tor university audiences, Hay Comunitario sessions which will take place in different areas of Cartagena, Reading Clubs and Talento Editorial.

The tickets of the general programme and reading clubs are on sale for in person events. If you wish to register to see the live streaming of events, please select the option "Register to watch online" when this option is available. Hay Joven and Hay Comunitario are free of charge. Access on Sunday will be free of charge for inhabitants of the Department of Bolívar in most of the events.

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Online application for free events is now closed.

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Event 19

Philipp Blom in conversation with Misha Glenny

 Centro de Convenciones (Salón Barahona)
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The novelist, historian and translator Philipp Blom, educated in Vienna and Oxford, has published nine books in Spanish, the last of which is El gran teatro del mundo (Das grosse welttheater). In this new long essay Blom examines the idea that is so common nowadays of “the crisis of the present”: feelings of discouragement with the idea of progress, the threats of populism and the ecological collapse, a lack of the momentum the brought enlightened ideas, the urgent need to reinvent ourselves and to find new paradigms. This lucid, perceptive text deals with our past, our present and the possibilities that exist in the future. In conversation with Misha Glenny.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Philipp Blom in conversation with Misha Glenny

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