Hay Festival 2018 Early birds

We are pleased to announce the first events for Hay Festival 2018. The full programme will be released in the Spring.

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Event 38

Laura Bates and Kishwar Desai in conversation with Peter Florence

Venue: Capilla del Museo Esteban Vicente

British journalist Laura Bates founded an online project called Everyday Sexism and wrote a book with the same title. Kishwar Desai is an Indian journalist and writer. She has written several novels including Witness the Night which won the Costa Award for Best First Novel. The writers talk about their work to Peter Florence, Director of Hay Festival.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event 68

Alvin Pang, Annie Bennett, Santiago Gamboa, Ann Bateson and José Félix Valdivieso

My Words, Others’ Words

Venue: Romeral de San Marcos
Authors Alvin Pang, Annie Bennett and Santiago Gamboa recite poems and read from their work. They are accompanied by Ann Bateson and Félix Valdivieso and guided through the garden by Claudia Schaefer.

Event in English and Spanish

If it rains the event will take place at Palacio Quintanar at the same time.
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Event 39

César Antonio Molina, Javier Gomá and Gabriel Albiac in conversation with Bieito Rubido

Spain Should Place More Value on its Culture

Venue: Palacio Quintanar

Spanish society’s recent massive political and economic challenges represent one of the all-time lows of Spanish culture. Glaring problems in the field of education coupled with infrequent public debates, especially on television, demonstrate the need for ‘high culture’ to be promoted more than ever. Spain’s present and Spain’s future depend to a large degree on acknowledging Spain’s past and realising what Spanish culture has to offer the rest of the world. Other problems cannot be overcome without actively promoting Spain’s great culture. Writer and politician César Antonio Molina and philosophers Javier Gomá and Gabriel Albiac talk to the Director of ABC, Bieito Rubido.

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Event 69

Norman Foster, Elena Ochoa Foster, Mauricio Vicent and David Trueba

Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

The publishing house Ivorypress presents its latest book Havana, Autos and Architecture which is inspired by various trips British architect Norman Foster made to Havana, the capital of Cuba. It also focuses on the Cuban passion for classic cars. This event features Mauricio Vicent,who wrote the book, film director David Trueba, architect Norman Foster and the founder and director of Ivorypress, Elena Ochoa Foster.


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Event 40

Etgar Keret in conversation with Marta del Riego

Venue: Capilla del Museo Esteban Vicente

Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer of award-winning stories, comics and novels, which have been translated into over 30 languages. Intensive research over a seven-year period into his family background gave rise to his latest novel The Seven Good Years, which is a reflection of Etgar’s own life story and at the same time a reflection of current Israeli society. Etgar Keret discusses his work with author Marta del Riego, Features Editor at Vanity Fair.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event 41

Luis García Montero in conversation with Miguel Ríos

Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Luis García Montero, winner of the 2003 National Critics’ Prize for La intimidad de la serpiente, presents his latest novel Alguien dice tu nombre, and talks to rock-star Miguel Ríos.

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Event 42

Péter Esterházy, Georg von Habsburg and Arpad Von Lazar

Venue: Capilla del Museo Esteban Vicente

The internationally famous writer Péter Esterházy is well-known for his work Harmonia Caelestis, which tells the story of his aristocratic ancestors during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, when Haydn composed music in his family’s palace. The grandson of the last prime minister of the Austro-Hungarian Empire talks to the grandson of the last Emperor, HM Georg von Habsburg. Chaired by Arpad von Lazar, Emeritus Professor of the Fletcher School of Tufts University (USA) and member of the advisory board of IE University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Simultaneous translation from German into Spanish

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Event 71

Carlos León, Mari Pau Domínguez and José María Lancho in conversation with Jesús García Calero

We Beat the Treasure Hunters: What should Spain do with the galleons now?

Venue: Palacio Quintanar

 

The story of the frigate Mercedes and the return of its treasures to Spain has caught people’s attention over the last few months. But one question remains unanswered. Why has Spain still not managed to set up a major scientific study of the galleon and its treasure? Carlos León, archeologist, technical director of the exhibition The last voyage of Mercedes; writer Mari Pau Domínguez, author of Las dos vidas del capitán, and lawyer José María Lancho, specialist in underwater archeological heritage, talk to Jesús García Calero, director of the culture section of ABC newspaper.
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Event 72

Chinese Film Series

Venue: La Cárcel–Filmoteca de Segovia

2.30pm, Screening: Yi Dai Zong Shi (The Grand Master)

(Karwai Wong, 2013. Duration: 125 minutes)
Ye Wen was born in Foshan. He loves the Wing Chun style so much that he often visits the Gold Pavilion, a stylish brothel where Kung Fu masters meet. Grand Master Gong Yutian visits Foshan with his daughter, who has inherited the deadly ‘64 hands’ technique. Gong’s world is turned upside-down due to a betrayal related to the Japanese occupation of Northeast China, and Gong’s daughter Gong Er takes a decision which will change her life. Despite the difficulties he encounters, Ye Wen does not surrender and sets up a Wing Chun school in Hong Kong.
Chinese original version with Spanish subtitles

5pm, Screening: Xiao Shi De Zi Dan (The Bullet Vanishes)
(Lo Chi-Leung, 2012. Duration: 108 minutos)
Song and Guo are detectives who are sent to try and find out who committed murder in a bullet factory in Shanghai in the thirties. However, the deaths seem to be unreal as the bullets mysteriously disappear.

Chinese original version with Spanish subtitles
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Event 73

Jesús Carrasco and Gerbrand Bakker

Venue: Capilla del Museo Esteban Vicente
The author of Intemperie, Jesús Carrasco, talks to Dutch novelist Gerbrand Bakker who wrote It’s Quiet Upstairs and Ten White Geese.

With simultaneous translation from English into Spanish.
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Event 74

Miguel Angel Díaz, Enrique Ortego and Silvia Barba

Venue: Palacio Quintanar
Books about great athletes can stimulate young people to read. In this event, Hay Festival has invited three famous sports journalists and authors, Miguel Angel Díaz, Enrique Ortego and Silvia Barba, to share their experiences and discuss ‘La Roja’ (the Spanish football team), and Raúl and Sergio Ramos.

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Event 43

Nativel Preciado in conversation with Fernando Delgado

Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Journalist and author Nativel Preciado discusses her latest novel Canta solo para mí, which won the 2014 Premio Fernando Lara de Novela. The novel depicts the journalistic profession in Spain in the 1970s, a very turbulent period during which huge changes took place. This provides the backdrop for a passionate love story. She talks to writer Fernando Delgado.

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Event 44

Screening: BAFTA Short Film 2014 Nominees

Venue: La Cárcel–Filmoteca de Segovia

The British Council, which is in partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), presents this programme which is dedicated to the promotion of the best British short films. Three sessions have been programmed on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, which will last for a total of 120 minutes.


Original version in English with Spanish subtitles

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Event 75

Fermín Herrero, Carlos Aganzo and Teresa Sanz

My Words, Others’ Words: Gil de Biedma

Venue: Capilla del Museo Esteban Vicente

The latest Jaime Gil de Biedma Poetry Award winner, Fermín Herrero, talks to the poet and director of the Norte de Castilla paper, Carlos Aganzo, and journalist Teresa Sanz. They also recite extracts from Gil de Biedma’s work. De Biedma was one of the key authors of the 1950s generation.

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Event 45

Juan José Millás in conversation with Marisol Teso

Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Writer and journalist Juan José Millas tells us how he went about writing his novel La mujer loca, a game of mirrors in which the author is also the protagonist. Is this reality or imagination? Is this journalism or a novel? A woman’s life can be the subject of highly extravagant fiction. Millás talks to journalist Marisol Teso.

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