The award-winning writer Isabella Hammad (United Kingdom) is the author of the novels The Parisian and Enter Ghost. She was selected in 2023 as one of the best of British writers by Granta magazine, and she has been a fellow of the Rockefeller and Lannan foundations. In The Parisian, Hammad examines the history of Palestine in the early 20th century, following a young Palestinian who studies in France during the First World War and returns to his country to find it enveloped in a new war. Aura García-Junco (Mexico) has been a fellow of both FONCA and the Foundation for Mexican Literature. She was one of those selected by Granta in 2021 to draw attention to some of best young Spanish-language writers. She is the author of El día que aprendí que no sé amar, Anticicitera, artefacto dentado, Mar de piedra and the most recent Dios fulmine a la que escriba sobre mí. This is the first talk of the Hay Festival and British Council “Literary Duos” series. Each “Literary Duo” will repeat their talk at the Wales Hay Festival 2024. They will talk to the BBC journalist Daniel García Marco.
Simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish available