Thursday, 31 January 2019

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31

Jan
2019

El Tiempo Talk: Manolo Cardona in conversation with Roberto Pombo

Manolo Cardona started out in Colombian television with his role in the famous series Padres e hijos. As his career progressed, he played several characters in drug war TV series such as El CartelSin tetas no hay paraíso and Narcos. In 2018 he played Porfirio Rubirosa, part of the inner circle of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, dictator for 31 years of the Dominican Republic. A diplomat, military, politician, spy, and above all, an inveterate seducer, Rubirosa had five wives, as well as a list of lovers who lavished him with extravagant gifts, including a plane. Manolo Cardona will talk about his unique role in the film Rubirosa with the director of El Tiempo, Roberto Pombo.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 12:30 - 13:30.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Carlos Castaño Uribe in conversation with Javier Lafuente

SURA talks

Carlos Castaño Uribe is an anthropologist of the Universidad de los Andes and has a doctorate in American Anthropology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has stood out for his contributions to public environmental policy of Colombia and Latin America, having taken up the directorate of the System of National Natural Parks for over a decade, the directorate of IDEAM, the directorate of the Secretariat for the Environment of Bogotá and the vice-ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, among other positions. He was one of the expeditionaries who, during the 90s, discovered the mountain range of Chiribiquete, between the departments of Guaviare and Caquetá, nowadays focus of the Amazonian biodiversity and one of the most important findings in cave paintings in the whole continent. Since then, he has worked on the research of this corner of Colombian geography, which, to him, represents the origins of Colombia and the home of the jaguar. He will be in conversation with Javier Lafuente.

Co-organized with SURA

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 16:00 - 17:00.

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31

Jan
2019

Jean-Christophe Rufin in conversation with Nadia Morales

The French doctor, diplomat and writer Jean-Christophe Rufin is one of the founders of Doctors without Borders and has held the posts of president of Action Against Hunger and ambassador of France in Senegal and Gambia. As a writer, he has written works as varied as essays on geopolitics and human rights, to historical novels such as The Abyssinian and Brazil Red. He will be talking with professor Nadia Morales about his impressive trajectory as a doctor on humanitarian missions, human rights advocate, and award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction.

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish will be available

Escalas Literarias Sofitel

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 16:00 - 17:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Antonio Caballero and Enrique Santos Calderón in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

Let\'s Talk About Colombia

This talk reflects upon contemporary Colombia, contextualized through the gaze of two journalists who have written extensively about the social, political, economic and cultural history of the country. Antonio Caballero, a columnist for the magazine Semana, has worked at the BBC in London, has worked for international newspapers and magazines such as The EconomistCambio 16AlternativaEl TiempoEl Espectador and Diario 16, and has published, among other books, Historia de Colombia y sus oligarquías (2018). Enrique Santos Calderón was an author for forty years of the column Contraescape, of El Tiempo, a magazine he directed for a decade. A close witness of the political life of the country, in 2018 he published a book that is an account of over seventy years of life in Colombia, El país que me tocó, his autobiography. They will be in conversation with the journalist María Jimena Duzán.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Hour: 16:00 - 17:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Pilar Lozano, Celso Román and Irene Vasco in conversation with Fernando Rojas

Three great classics

Three great Colombian children’s literature authors talk about the importance and challenges of writing for children. Pilar Lozano is author of a long list of kids’ books that cover subjects such as the history of Colombia. Her latest book is La historia, los viajes y la abuela, whilst her most well-known work is, without a doubt, Colombia, mi abuelo y yo. Celso Román’s background is as a veterinary doctor and visual artist before he began writing for younger readers. His oeuvre includes 60 titles of children’s books, several of them touching upon the subject of nature and looking after the environment in books such as El árbol de los tucanes (2011), Rogelio y la bolsa (2013) and Hijos de Madre Tierra (2017). He won the Enka Award with Los amigos del hombre. Irene Vasco has written some thirty books, among them titles such as A veces (2005), Medalla de honor (2006), Lugares fantásticos de Colombia (2007), La independencia de Colombia: Así fue (2009), Mambrú perdió la guerra (2012) and Letras al carbón (2015). Fernando Rojas will chair the panel.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 16:00 - 17:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Carlos Magdalena in conversation with Brigitte Baptiste

The Plant Messiah

Carlos Magdalena is one of the most reputable botanists in the UK and the resuscitator of species of plants that have been forgotten. This Spanish botanist has travelled the world rescuing plants in danger of extinction and for that reason he is known as the “Plant Messiah” in the UK. In 2017 he published his book The Plant Messiah, where he talks about his work and his passion for rescuing forgotten flora. In conversation with Brigitte Baptiste.

Supported by Esenttia

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 18:00 - 19:00.

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31

Jan
2019

Morten Strøksnes in conversation with Luna Miguel

Morten Strøksnes was once in search of a beast that surpasses humans in so many barely imaginable ways: eight meters long, weighing in at a thousand kilos, with four hundred years of life expectancy, it inhabits a hidden marine ecosystem in the artic polar circle. In Shark Drunk, this Norwegian historian, writer and photographer tells the story of how, beside his friend Hugo Aasjord, he undertook his ambitious voyage to capture the boreal shark. He will talk with the Spanish editor, writer and journalist Luna Miguel.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Supported by Norla and Wom@rts

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 18:00 - 19:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Patricia Lara and Francisco de Roux in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

War and peace, readings of the Colombian conflict

The journalist Patricia Lara is the author of Adiós a la guerra. Una historia breve de los conflictos en Colombia,a book that transcends the nature of Colombia’s internal conflict in its current state, going back to the wars of the 19th century, contextualizing them from the origin of the transition to be a republic today. The current president of the Truth Commission, Francisco de Roux, is a Jesuit priest who has dedicated his life to the cause of peace in Colombia. In 2018 he published La audacia de la paz imperfecta, in which he talks about his experiences as a mediator in the armed conflict, as a target both for guerillas and paramilitaries, about the year that followed the signature of the agreements, and the visit of Pope Francis to Colombia. They will be in conversation with the journalist Juan Carlos Pérez in a talk which is an invitation to peace.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Hour: 18:00 - 19:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Sabrina Duque, Luz Mely Reyes and Natalia Viana in conversation with Jaime Abello

Journalism that resists

Venezuela, Nicaragua and Brazil are three of the countries on Latin America where working as a journalist has become a real challenge to laws and repressive actions of their governments over the past year. Luz Mely Reyes (Venezuela), director and founder of Efecto Cocuyo; Natalia Viana (Brazil), director and founder of the Public Agency of Research Journalism; and Sabrina Duque (Ecuador), a journalist based in Nicaragua and author of the book VolcáNica, crónicas desde un país en erupción, will talk with Jaime Abello Banfi (Colombia), general director of the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) about the challenges of news coverage in these contexts.

This talk will take place within the framework of the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award and is co-organized with the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI).

UNIBAC.

Hour: 18:00 - 19:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Deirdre McCloskey in conversation with Alejandro Gaviria

How ideas enriched the world.

Distinguished professor of Economics, History, English and Communication at the University of Illinois in Chicago since the year 2000, and Harvard graduate in Economics, Deirdre McCloskey has written 17 books and over 400 articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics and law. In her work she has covered subjects such as the economic “failure” in the UK in the 19th century, the economic growth in the 19th century, agriculture in the Middle Ages, the gold standard, capitalism, free exchange and the industrial revolution. Since 2007 she has received 7 doctorates honoris causa. Her latest book, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, is a study on the social and economic history of Europe. She will talk about how ideas enriched the world with the economist Alejandro Gaviria.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 20:00 - 21:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Cherie Dimaline and Weildler Guerra in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Indigenous cosmovisions

The writer from the Métis community of Canada, Cherie Dimaline, is also the founder of a digital magazine of indigenous culture and is the first indigenous writer-in-residence at the Public Library of Toronto. Weildler Guerra (Colombia) is a wayuu antrophologist, researcher and activist, very much involved in the fight for the preservation of the culture of indigenous communities in Colombia. They will be in conversation with the Brazilian-Canadian journalist, activist, professor, researcher and writer, Ingrid Bejerman.

With the support of Blue Metropolis and McGill University

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 20:00 - 21:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Diana Uribe in conversation with William Márquez

How to read a world that is teetering between crisis and a definitive advancement towards progress in many senses? The historian who has spoken to Colombians for years about humanity’s past in her radio show La historia del mundo, looks at the geopolitical present and future of the planet in her latest book, Brújula para el mundo contemporáneo. The author writes a diagnosis of the most urgent matters of the 21st century: war, politics shifting to the right and the far right in many countries, and the urgent debates around our relationship to the environment. She will be in conversation with the journalist William Márquez.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 20:00 - 21:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Inaugural concert - Wilfrido Vargas - General entry

The renowned "Merengue King", the Dominican Wilfrido Vargas, who won a Latin Grammy in 2018, celebrated 50 years of musical career and published his autobiography Me volviste loco, Wilfrido; he will make our attendees dance with hits as AbusadoraEl jardinero and El comején, among others.

Explanada del Centro de Convenciones.

Hour: 21:00 - 22:30.

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Date

31

Jan
2019

Inaugural concert - Wilfrido Vargas - VIP entry

The renowned "Merengue King", the Dominican Wilfrido Vargas, who won a Latin Grammy in 2018, celebrated 50 years of musical career and published his autobiography Me volviste loco, Wilfrido; he will make dance our attendees with hits as AbusadoraEl jardinero and El comején, among others.

Explanada del Centro de Convenciones.

Hour: 21:00 - 22:30.

Friday, 01 February 2019

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Date

01

Feb
2019

The Witness: Cain and Abel. Screening presented by Kate Horne and Jesús Abad Colorado

Documentary about Colombian photographer Jesús Abad Colorado, directed by Kate Horne

The documentary filmmaker Kate Horne has portrayed stories of Colombia in the projects Hostage in the Jungle (producer, 2010), about the kidnapping during six years of the Colombian former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt; and Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Creation of Gabo(producer and scriptwriter, 2015), about the country’s most renown author. In 2018 she premiered as a director The Witness: Cain and Abela documentary about the life and works of the Colombian photographer Jesús Abad Colorado, a photojournalist who has dedicated the last 25 years of his life to portraying armed conflict in Colombia. The Witness is a film that speaks of how the powerful images that constitute his work are more than a testimony of war: they are an exaltation of life and a message of hope.

Duration: 73 minutes

Language: Spanish With the support of the British Council

Cine Colombia Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande.

Hour: 10:00 - 12:00.

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01

Feb
2019

Wilfrido Vargas in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

In 2018, the king of merengue received a Latin Grammy, celebrated 50 years of his musical career and published his autobiography Me volviste loco, Wilfrido. The beginnings in the Dominican Republic of Wilfrido Vargas, his trajectory on the stage and the impact on a whole generation of lovers of merengue are told in contrast with an inner struggle against apathy and anxiety that he was facing while he sang songs such as Volveré or El hombre divertido. In conversation with Camilo Hoyos.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Eugenio García and Nir Hindi in conversation with David Melo

The orange economy

The arts as a competitive industry that contributes to the development of a country’s economy; literature, visual arts, music and film thought as lucrative, creative and employment-generating activities. The so-called “orange economy” has been identified as one of the areas to be developed within Colombia, a very culturally-rich country with a full calendar of activities such as festivals and art and literature fairs. Two experts in linking creativity and business talk about the orange economy and its possibilities: Eugenio García (Chile), creative director who created the legendary “No” campaign in Chile, which was pivotal in the democratic transition after the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet; and Nir Hindi (Israel), founder of The Artian, a consulting company joining creativity and business, with a training programme based on the renaissance model created for companies and cultural ventures. They will talk with the vice minister of culture David Melo

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Supported by the Embassy of Israel and PROCOLOMBIA

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Maria do Rosário Pedreira and Enrique Redel in conversation with Álvaro Lasso

Bibliodiversity.

How is publishing carried out, here and now? The participants of this talk are in charge of looking after a kingdom of different species of verse and prose, sometimes, never read before. Maria do Rosario Pedreira, editor of Leya, and Enrique Redel, editor of Impedimenta, navigate through the river of letters and scale mountains of meaning. In conversation with Álvaro Lasso.

With the support of the Embassy of Portugal

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Salón del Rey).

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Cristina Morales and Carolina Sanín in conversation with Giuseppe Caputo

Two writers talk with Giuseppe Caputo about their most recent work. Cristina Morales (Spain), the winner of the Premio Herralde de Novela 2018 with Lectura fácil; and with Carolina Sanín (Colombia), writer and critic that in her latest work, Somos luces abismales, immerses herself on an exploration about life, memories and her surrounding world, with a series of texts that mix poetry, narrative and non fiction. 

Supported by Acción Cultural Española

UNIBAC.

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Hay Festival Book Club - Ordesa by Manuel Vilas

In 2019 the festival will present Book Clubs, an initiative which looks to encourage critical reading of books by Hay Festival participants, as well as generating a more intimate space of exchange between the public and the writers. The conversation will be on Ordesa with the participation of its author Manuel Vilas, moderated by Margarita Valencia. It is indispensable to have read the book.

Casa Hay Festival - Sura.

Hour: 11:30 - 12:30.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Lydia Cacho in conversation with Javier Lafuente

The Mexican journalist, activist and writer Lydia Cacho published in 2018 the book #EllosHablan: Testimonios de hombres, la relación con sus padres, el machismo y la violencia. In this work, she interviews a group of men aged between 15 and 70 to find out, first of all, what their childhood was like and how society in a way built their masculinity around violence. In conversation with the journalist Javier Lafuente, Lydia Cacho opens a new perspective on machismo and gender debates.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Sarah Churchwell, Philippe Sands and Mark Thompson in conversation with Andrea Bernal

The failure of democracy

Sarah Churchwell (USA) is the author of Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, a work about the symbolic value of the terms “America first” and “American dream”. Philippe Sands (UK-France) is an expert writer and lawyer specializing in international law who has worked on cases about Pinochet, the war of Yugoslavia, the genocide of Rwanda, the invasion of Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. Mark Thompson (UK) is the general director of the New York Times and author of Enough Said: What's Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?  They will speak with journalist Andrea Bernal about how to face a globalization in crisis.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of the British Council

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Azriel Bibliowicz, Jorge Franco and Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez in conversation with Esteban Carlos Mejía

Returning to the origins.

In his work, the sociologist and writer Azriel Bibliowicz has explored, especially in the novel Migas de pan, part of his family identity: his parents were Jewish migrants who escaped the Holocaust. Jorge Franco narrates his native Medellín in books such as Rosario Tijeras, El mundo de afuera and his most recent work, El cielo a tiros. Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez (Venezuela / España), is a Phd in Hispanic Literature Literature by the University of Salamanca, and is the autor of more tan 20 books including novels, short stories and essays, receiving in 2013 the Book of the Year Award in Venezuela for Arena negra. His most recent book is La ola detenida. They will be in conversation with the writer Esteban Carlos Mejía about narrating their origins.

Supported by Acción Cultural Española

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Salón del Rey).

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Feb
2019

Mario Mendoza and Keco Olano in conversation with David Lara

Illustrated Satan: letter and figure.

Mario Mendoza’s classic is reinvented in 2018 in the format of a graphic novel. It is Satanás (Premio Biblioteca Breve 2002), the novel in which Mendoza reconstructs, through the interlinked stories of four characters, the massacre of Pozzetto, in which a veteran of the Vietnam War murdered thirty people in a restaurant in Bogotá. The narrative is based on the facts that took pace on the 4th of December 1986. Mendoza offers, in the images of the Colombian illustrator Keco Olano, a new representation of those tumultuous events and a commemoration of a tragedy that is difficult to forget. In conversation with the lawyer and journalist David Lara.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Building paths with no labels

In connection with the campaign of Fundación PLAN, #XQSomosIguales (Porque Somos Iguales) which promotes gender equality for girls, two girls who participated in PLAN projects (aged 14-18 years) will be talking with the science communicator Angela Posada Swaford and writer Marta Orrantia about the challenges and opportunities for women in occupations where sexism and stereotypes are still the norm.

Co-organised with Fundación PLAN

UNIBAC.

Hour: 13:30 - 14:30.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Michael Pollan in conversation with Rosie Boycott

How to change your mind

The writer and activist Michael Pollan launches his new book: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. In the last few years, perhaps no one has written as much about food as Michael Pollan, who in 2016 launched the series Cooked on Netflix. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world in 2010, he is author of the books Cooked, Food Rules and The Omnivore’s Dilemma. He will speak with Rosie Boycott.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Kankyo Tannier in conversation with Mario Mendoza

We live in the era of noise. We are part of the busy pace of society. We are constantly faced with excessive amounts of information and, at times, we explode and feel lost. What’s the solution to this problem? Kankyo Tannier (France) is a Buddhist nun, author of the book The Gift of Silence, where she presents us the essence of silence within the incessant noise we are destined to live in. Kankyo Tannier reveals the gift of silence through practical exercises that allow us to evade noise. In this talk she will be in conversation with Mario Mendoza.

Simultaneous French to Spanish translation available

With support from Wom@rts

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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01

Feb
2019

César Pagano in conversation with Juan Gossaín

César Pagano is an award-winning writer, journalist, researcher, melomaniac and lover of Cuba, which he has visited 42 times. He has been a founder of the famous bar El Goce Pagano in Bogotá, radio presenter for over a quarter of a century of the radio show Conversación en tiempo de bolero and has written for magazines such as Semana, Cromos and Soho, and the newspapers El Tiempo, El Espectador, El Colombiano, El Heraldo, El País y El Universal. In his latest book, El imperio de la salsa. Crónicas Paganas: Historia, entrevistas y semblanzas de salseros famosos,  some of the greatest stars of salsa appear: Celia Cruz, Rubén Blades, Héctor Lavoe, Willie Colón and the brothers Palmieri, among many others. In conversation with Juan Gossaín, César Pagano delves into the world of music.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Salón del Rey).

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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01

Feb
2019

Pedro Baños in conversation with Luis Carlos Vélez

Power and geopolitics.

Así se domina el mundo: Desvelando las claves del poder mundial, by Pedro Baños, is an unmissable work for those who want a readable introduction to the intricacies of geopolitics. The colonel and expert strategist Pedro Baños draws us into the mysteries of the games of domination between countries and shows us the keys and tricks of world power through numerous revealing examples that will make us change our perspective on how the balances of power work between countries and regions. He will be in conversation with Luis Carlos Vélez about his own experience as a security consultant for different European organizations and about the concrete cases analyzed in his book, as well as in its second part, El dominio mundial. Elementos del poder y claves geopolíticas.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Doris Salcedo in conversation with Juan David Correa

Doris Salcedo studied Fine Art at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano of Bogota and, from when he began his career as a visual artist, he has given form to the stories of violence and dispossession that have been left behind by the armed conflict in Colombia. As one of the most prominent artists of the moment, his work has been exhibited in museums of the stature of MoMA (New York), Tate Modern (London), Centro Pompidou (Paris) and Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid). He will be in conversation with the writer and journalist Juan David Correa.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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01

Feb
2019

Leonardo Padura in conversation with Javier Moreno

Hay Festival El País América Event

The prize-winning Cuban author, journalist, screenplay writer and literary critic Leonardo Padura again gives life to the detective Mario Conde in his novel La transparencia del tiempo. The statuette of a virgin stolen in the Catalan Pyrenees, a Spaniard fleeing from the  Civil War, foreign gallerists and collectors, and other characters of dubious reputation combine historic and crime fiction, set between contemporary Havana and the Europe of last century. Leonardo Padura will be in conversation with the journalist Javier Moreno.

Centro de Convenciones.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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01

Feb
2019

Luna Miguel and Kim Thúy in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Narrators of imposing stories that explore in their work subjects as complex as death and grief. Luna Miguel (Spain) is an editor, columnist, poet and through her debut published in 2018, El funeral de Lolita, a novelist. Kim Thúy is a Vietnamese-Canadian lawyer, translator and writer who published in 2018 Vi. Una mujer minúscula. The novel narrates the experience of a family who live through the war in Vietnam, spending time in a refugee camp and finally migrating to Canada. They will be in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of Blue Metropolis, McGill University and Wom@rts

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Feb
2019

Lecture by Bianca Jagger

For Nicaragua.

The neighboring Nicaragua is going through critical times: political repression , violence that has taken lives and a society that is seeing their individual liberties cut. On this conversation the activist Bianca Jagger (Nicaragua), funder and president of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, good will ambassador of the European Council and with a life dedicate to fight for human rights, social liberties, the conservation of the environment and social justice, she will talk about the situation in the country and the role of the international community on the resolution of this conflict. Presented by Javier Lafuente.

Co-organised with Centroamérica Cuenta

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio).

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Feb
2019

Diamela Eltit, Patricia Lara and Laura Restrepo in conversation with Marta Orrantia

Comings and goings of a left-wing militant.

Diamela Eltit (Chile) began publishing her work in a society subjected to censorship. As a performance of resistance against the regime of Pinochet, Eltit read an extract of Lumpérica, her first novel in a brothel, reprinted in Colombia in 2018. Patricia Lara (Colombia) dedicated herself to journalism and fiction in a country where violence became the main topic of inspiration for intellectuals; in 2015 she published Las mujeres en la guerra, a collection of reportage on 10 women who were immersed in the internal conflict in Colombia, and in 2018 Adiós a la guerra. Una historia breve de los conflictos en Colombia, which summarizes in simple words the very long struggle experienced in the country. The writer Laura Restrepo (Colombia) worked in the Peace Commission negotiating between the government of Belisario Betancur and the M-19 in the 80s. She lived for five years in exile when the written testimony of these experiences, Historia de un entusiasmo, caused her to receive death threats. These women will be in conversation with Marta Orrantia on how they have used writing as a tool of dissent.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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01

Feb
2019

Joselo Rangel in conversation with ...

Literature and music

Music and literature go hand in hand in the work of Joselo Rangel (Mexico), member and guitarist of the legendary rock band Café Tacvba, whose songs are in Spanish. Author of the short story collection One Hit Wonder and an astute chronicler, Joselo will talk with ... about his double life as a rockstar and writer.

Supported by Cinecolombia

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Feb
2019

Zadie Smith in conversation with Carolina Sanín

The writer Zadie Smith (UK) made her debut in the year 2000 with White Teeth, captivating readers around the world. With another three published novels and two books of essays, her work insistently tackles race, social inequality, and the transcendence of friendship ties. In her recently published book, Feel Free, she combines autobiographical elements with commentary on the culture we are absorbed in. In conversation with the journalist and writer Carolina Sanín, Zadie Smith allows us to see the world through reality and fiction.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of the British Council and ARCADIA

Centro de Convenciones.

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Feb
2019

Rawi Hage and Pablo Montoya in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

At age 18, Rawi Hage emigrated from his native Lebanon to New York, where he lived for six years before moving to Montreal, Canada. There he published his first book, De Niro's Game, an instant success. In his latest novel, Beirut Hellfire Society, Hage situates the reader in the Lebanon of the 70s, in the throes a civil war. There, a young man is called to be a member of an antireligious sect that is in charge of giving a dignified burial to all of those rejected by the regime: homosexuals, atheists and marginals. Oscillating between tragedy and comedy, the book pushes towards the contemplation of what living a war is. Pablo Montoya tells a story about the Tunja of the 80s in his book La escuela de música. With the works of Beethoven, Berlioz and Theodorakis as melodies that emanate from the pages, Montoya builds a novel with autobiographical shades on how music students that lived during a time in which violence in the heart of Colombia was inescapable. They will be in conversation with Camilo Hoyos.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Feb
2019

Poetry Gala

Poets from several countries share with the audiences of Hay Festival Cartagena examples of their beautiful work. With Cecilia Balcázar (Colombia), Piedad Bonnett (Colombia), Mircea Cartarescu (Romania), Tamara Kamenszain (Argentina), Luna Miguel (Spain), Winston Morales Chavarro (Colombia), Ioana Nicolaie (Romania), Maria do Rosário Pedreira (Portugal) and Manuel Vilas (Spain). Moderated by Guido Tamayo.

With the support of the Embassy of Portugal and Wom@rts

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Feb
2019

José Ignacio Latorre in conversation with Claudia Bobadilla

The quantum era.

The future will be quantic or it will not be. But are we prepared for this new era? Opening before us is a world where this science, which is as unknown as it is applicable, can bring innumerable benefits to human beings, especially in the field of medicine, yet also brings with it a more unsettling aspect, including its application in IT in breaking encryptions. The Spanish physicist José Ignacio Latorre, professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Barcelona, a researcher at the Center for Quantum Technologies of Singapore and director of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, tries to answer these and many other questions in his book Cuántica: Tu futuro en juego. He will talk about these issues with Claudia Bobadilla.

With the support of Acción Cultural Española

UNIBAC.

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

Conference by Shirin Ebadi

Freedom and human rights.

The first Muslim woman and first Iranian person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (2003) is a lawyer who, at age 23, also became one of the first women judges of the country, and at age 30, one of the first magistrates in Teheran. Currently exiled in London (UK), she continues to work for human rights and democracy, carrying the message she expresses in her autobiography, Until We Are Free, to every place she visits. From her own experience, far away from her country, but with Iran always in her words, Shirin Ebadi will speak about the value of freedom and the importance of fighting for rights.

Consecutive Persian to Spanish translation available

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 21:00 - 22:00.

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Date

01

Feb
2019

María Jimena Duzán in conversation with Sergio Ocampo Madrid

Story of a Nobel without Peace.

In her latest book, the politologist and columnist of Semana María Jimena Duzán allows Colombians a glimpse of what is on the negotiation tables at Havana, offers a diagnosis of the level of polarization the country arrived to with the signature of the treaties of peace and rebuilds the path that carried Juan Manuel Santos to receive the Nobel Prize. In conversation with the chronicler Sergio Ocampo Madrid, María Jimena Duzán will speak about Santos: Paradojas de la paz y del poder.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 21:00 - 22:00.

Saturday, 02 February 2019

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Alma Guillermoprieto in conversation with Claudio López Lamadrid

Dancer, writer and journalist in Nicaragua when the Sandinists were opposing Somoza, winner of a Premio Princesa de Asturias and avid reader, Alma Guillermoprieto publishes two of her most rigorous journalistic texts in her book Desde el país de nunca jamás. The anxiety left behind by the violence in Mexico is spread through the articles Días de muertos, on the impact of drug trafficking, and Un centenar de mujeres, about femicides. This undeniable reality similar to what is experienced in Colombia, will converse with the Spanish editor Claudio López Lamadrid. 

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Deirdre McCloskey in conversation with Rosie Boycott

The path to being a woman.

Deirdre McCloskey is a Distinguished Professor of English, History, Economy and Communication at the University of Illinois and author of 17 books and hundreds of articles about, among other topics, economic theory, economic history and philosophy. Some of them are under her birth name: Donald McCloskey. In 1995 she started the path to being a woman and in 1999 she told the story in her autobiographic book, Crossing: A memoir. In conversation with the English writer and journalist Rosie Boycott, McCloskey reveals the interior of her voyage of transformation.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Tatiana Andrade and María Camila Sanjinés in conversation with Santiago Rivas

On motherhood.

Tatiana Andrade and María Camila Sanjinés talk with Santiago Rivas about their latest book, La vida láctea. This work offers a dialogue between a text and an image which, in an honest manner, looks at the process of motherhood from the experiences of two mothers with small children. A book which, beyond being a guide for women confronting the role that being a mother implies, is an open letter for any audience about an experience that not everyone encounters, but that does imply a relationship with the other which is primordial in the life of each human being.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Salón del Rey).

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Jorge Franco and Sergio Ocampo in conversation with Esteban Carlos Mejía

New books.

Two very different new novels. Jorge Franco created the unforgettable anti-heroine of Colombian fiction Rosario Tijeras, a woman who incarnates the relationship with violence that so many Colombians encounter, direct or indirectly. In 2018, in El cielo a tiros, she portrays Larry, the son of a powerful drug trafficker who returns to the country 12 years after the disappearance of his father. In his book Es mejor no preguntar, Sergio Ocampo tells a love story which is the incarnation of Romeo and Juliet, with the touches of this century in which love is disposable. Love in the times when screens, chats and social media have sieged emotional relationships. In conversation with Esteban Carlos Mejía.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

[CL2]

Date

02

Feb
2019

Hay Festival Book Club - Los Divinos by Laura Restrepo

In 2019 the will present created Book Clubs, an initiative which looks to encourage critical reading of books by Hay Festival participants, as well as generating a more intimate space of exchange between the public and the writers. The conversation will be on Los Divinos with the participation of its author Laura Restrepo, moderated by Ana María Aponte. It is indispensable to have read the book.

Casa Hay Festival - Sura.

Hour: 11:30 - 12:30.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Mark Thompson in conversation with Moisés Naím

Enough Said: What\'s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?

The CEO of one of the most important newspapers in the world, The New York Times, is also the author of Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics, an essay in which he analyzes how political, social, technological and economic changes in the last decades have forever modified our way of approaching reality. In conversation with Moisés Naím.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Yoko Tawada in conversation with Ana Cristina Restrepo

Memoirs of a Polar Bear, the most recent work of Japanese writer Yoko Tawada, was one of the literary revelations of 2018. The author, based in Germany and winner of the Akutagawa Award, the maximum prize in Japanese works, pleases us with a modern fable whose protagonists are a mother, a son and a grandmother with one peculiarity: that they are polar bears. This way, Tawada makes a journey through a good part of the 20th century and the historical events that marked it through this curious point of view, of some bears with reason and feelings of humans, who live in circuses or act in zoos, but also write their memoirs. The writer will be talking with Ana Cristina Restrepo about this singular and surprising book.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Paula Bonet, Juan Gedovius and Keco Olano in conversation with Sara Malagón

The art of illustration.

These three artists narrate the world through images. Paula Bonet has approached subjects of music, feminism, cinema and literature through graphic novels, illustrations for other authors and books that combine their narrative and illustration. In 2018 she published Roedores. Cuerpo de embarazada sin embrión, a book about spontaneous abortion, with hints of the author’s personal experience. The talented Keco Olano has illustrated Satanás, the story of Campo Elías Delgado, the Vietnam veteran and sad protagonist of the Bogota tragedy of the massacre of Pozzetto. Juan Gedovius is one Mexico’s most prominent authors and illustrators; creator, among others, of the emblematic El más gigante. The art of illustration is in the best hands.

With the support of Acción Cultural Española

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Salón del Rey).

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Juan Gabriel Vásquez in conversation with Yolanda Ruiz

On short stories

The Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez, recently awarded with the Order of Isabella the Catholic, winner of the Alfaguara prize and other awards, is the author of several books translated into English, French and Italian. He presents Canciones para el incendio, a short story collection in which the main characters of the nine stories included have been affected by violence in its multitude of forms. In conversation with Yolanda Ruiz.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Mircea Cartarescu in conversation with Xavi Ayén

Considered as the prodigy of Romanian letters of his generation and winner of the Formentor award in 2018, Mircea Cartarescu develops his work in verse, prose, fiction, memoirs and essay, between the epic, fantastic and lyric narrative. He is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, novels and essay collections, among them his renowned volume Solenoide, and the trilogy Cegador, a masterpiece that earned him international repute. In 2018 he published a Spanish translation of the first part of the trilogy, which divides into three the body of a huge butterfly. The left wing situates the reader in Bucarest which receives communism at the same time as it hosts gypsies, wandering circuses, sects, dead and even stories of maternal love. In conversation with Xavi Ayén, we will discover the narrative universe of one of the cult authors of contemporary Eastern European literature.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Philippe Sands in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Philippe Sands (UK-France) is a professor of law, lawyer and writer, and since 2018, president of English PEN. He has participated in international trials in cases regarding Pinochet, the war of Yugoslavia, the Rwandan genocide, the Iraq invasion and Guantanamo bay. He is the author of numerous essays on geopolitics and has written for Financial TimesThe GuardianThe New York Review of BooksVanity Fair, CNN and BBC. In 2016 he published East West Street, a story about the shadows of the Segunda Guerra Mundial which, through four characters, reconstructs the stories of Jews and nazis, lawyers in the Nuremberg trials and escapes from genocide. He will talk with the renown Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of the British Council

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Fernando Ampuero and Tamara Kamenszain in conversation with Guido Tamayo

Intimacy and fantasy

Tamara Kamenszain is an award-winning Argentinian poet and essayist who has published some twenty books. In her poetry collection El eco de mi madre, the author writes about the illness of Alzheimer and the death of the woman who gave life to her. In Mientras arden los sueños, by renown Peruvian writer Fernando Ampuero, the author shares twenty six short stories selected from his extensive works, including two unpublished stories, organized in reference to subjects such as intimacy, travel, the noir tradition or fantasy stories.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Salón del Rey).

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Piedad Bonnett in conversation with Ana Cristina Restrepo

After her overwhelmingly intimate testimony of the loss of her son in Lo que no tiene nombre, in Donde nadie me espere, Piedad Bonnett delves into the life of a man who has lost everything: his mother, his twin sister and his path. The story unravels in fleeing marginality and sollitude. Piedad Bonnet will talk with Ana Cristina Restrepo about the reality of those who do not have anyone to go back to.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

[52]

Date

02

Feb
2019

Jacobo García, Gustavo Gorriti and Luz Mely Reyes in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi

Migration Alert

Latin America is and has historically been a region of migrants, in which the movement of people for economic and cyclical reasons has been a constant. But in 2019 we have been witnesses of an unprecedented migratory wave, with two large-scale phenomena, the exodus from Venezuela to other countries of the region (mainly Colombia and Perú) and from the countries of Central America to the United States and Mexico. In both cases, poverty, violence and political tensions can be identified as the factors that lead the population to abandon their countries. Three experts on these phenomenons, Jacobo García (España), Gustavo Gorriti (Perú) and Luz Mely Reyes (Venezuela) talk with Jaime Abello Banfi, director of the Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, about this humanitarian crisis.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Shirin Ebadi in conversation with Catalina Gómez

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2003, the first Muslim woman to receive it in history, is an Iranian human rights lawyer. Currently exiled in London, she continues to fight for human rights and democracy, despite having received numerous threats and crack-downs on the part of the Iranian authorities. Ebadi will talk with the Colombian journalist based on Middle East Catalina Gómez about her latest work, Hasta que seamos libres, published in 2017 by Confluencias. It is a biographical story where Ebadi tells the story of bravery and the difficulties she when faced with a government willing to destroy her family and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves.

Consecutive Persian to Spanish translation available

Centro de Convenciones.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Amanda Levete in conversation with Peter Florence

Amanda Levete is an award winning British architect who has worked in projects at the Victoria and Albert Museums in London; the Museo de Arte, Arquitectura y Tecnología of Lisbon; the Central Embassy of Bangkok and the Sky Central of London. Her cutting-edge architectural style follows the work of the architecture and design studio Future Systems, based on the highly technified and conceptual designs of bionic and amorphous architecture. She will speak with Peter Florence about the current state of architecture in the world.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of Wom@rts and British Council

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Mónica Giraldo, Joselo Rangel, David Sánchez and Totó la Momposina in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

Playlists of our life.

There are melodies that evoke moments â?? songs that become the soundtrack of our life. Mónica Giraldo, a songrwriter and singer nominated for the Latin Grammy awards, who studied at the Universidad de los Andes and the Berklee College of Music in Boston; Joselo Rangel, guitarist of the Mexican band Café Tacvba; David Sánchez, Puerto Rican saxophonist and winner of the Grammy award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album; and Totó la Momposina, singer-songwriter of cumbia, bullerengue and fusion with more than half a century of trajectory. These artists talk about their personal playlists with Camilo Hoyos.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Álvaro Enrigue in conversation with Xavi Ayén

Ahora me rindo y eso es todo is the awaited new work from the Mexican writer Álvaro Enrigue, Premio Herralde de Novela in 2013 with Sudden death. Enrigue develops the narrative using the border between the US and Mexico as an starting point, with a family trip and writing as a form of constructing spaces and landscapes. Talks with Xavi Ayén.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Alejandro Gaviria in conversation with Yolanda Ruiz

Hoy es siempre todavía.

The Colombian economist, writer and engineer Alejandro Gaviria was a Minister of Health and Welfare between 2012 and 2018. his extraordinary book Hoy es siempre todavía narrates the personal history of his disease, an aggressive lymphoma which he was treated for. Gavira mixes in this essay his experience with the illness, his experiences as a minister, and establishes very inspiring links with the value of poetry and the arts for the development of human beings. In conversation with Yolanda Ruiz.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Alma Guillermoprieto

Inaugural Gabriel García Marquez talk

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) is a fiction and non-fiction writer whose work is pivotal to an understanding of contemporary literature. She is the author of novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah, as well as one of the most read essays in recent years: We Should All be Feminists. In this lecture, Adichie will reflect on the closeness between journalistic and literary work, using Gabriel García Márquez’s reflections as a starting point. Following the lecture, she will take part in a conversation with journalist and writer Alma Guillermoprieto.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of SURA

Centro de Convenciones.

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Wolfram Eilenberger in conversation with Ricardo Cayuela

Western cosmovisions: how four geniuses revolutionized philosophy.

Wolfram Eilenberger (Germany) is a philosopher, journalist and writer. His passion is the application philosophical ideas to our life today, whether in politics, culture or sports. He is, in addition, the founding editor of Philosophie Magazin. In March 2018 he published Zeit der Zauberer - Das große Jahrzehnt der Philosophie 1919-1929, the history of how four geniuses revolutionized philosophy and changed our way of understanding the world. The book explores the work of philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger. The book become a best seller, and is currently being translated into 20 languages. With a splendid narrative style, Eilenberger draws connections not only between the ways of life and revolutionary thinking of these four philosophers, but also between philosophy and science, art, literature and architecture. In conversation with el editor Ricardo Cayuela.

Simultaneous German to Spanish translation available

Supported by Goethe Institute

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Manuel Vilas in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

In 2018, the Spanish writer Manuel Vilas published Ordesa, a novel with sharp autobiographical elements that immediately caused a sensation among readers in Spain. Vilas is based on the life and death of his parents to draw the Spain of the last decades. He will talk about the role of family with the journalist Héctor Abad Faciolince, who immortalized his family in the memory of Colombians with the work El olvido que seremos.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Lydia Cacho and Gustavo Gorriti in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

Research journalism.

Lydia Cacho is a Mexican journalist, activist and writer researching subjects of gender, violence, childhood, human rights and organized crime. In 2004 she published the novel Los demonios del Edén, about prostitution and child pornography. After the publication of the book, Cacho was illegally detained for 20 hours. In 2018 the UN recognized the human rights violations that the journalist had been subjected to. That same year she premiered the documentary Somos valientes, with testimonies of children who had been victims of violence in Mexico. The Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti has occupied the posts of associate director of La Prensa of Panama and co-director of La República, and is the founding director of IDL-Reporteros, the first digital publication of non-profit investigative journalism in Peru. In 2010 he was awarded the Premio Nuevo Periodismo CEMEX+FNPI, in the category of Homage. For far do the new projects of journalism extend, without thinking of borders, is the central theme of this conversation with Colombian journalist María Jimena Duzán.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Jazz concert with David Sánchez

The Grammy-winning saxophone player David Sánchez explores the relationship between the African drum and traditional melodies of his native Puerto Rico. All the compositions are inspired by traditional melodies of Puerto Rico and Haiti. Carib is a pan-African ensemble based on the roots of African diaspora with a contemporary gaze that reveals the deep connections of these two cultures.

With the support of SURA

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 21:00 - 22:30.

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Date

02

Feb
2019

Enrique Santos Calderón in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

Journalist, writer, rounder of the magazine Alternativa and former director of El Tiempo, Enrique Santos Calderón published in 2018 his memoir, El país que me tocó. From his childhood memories, through to the terror of drug-related violence, to his first-hand perspective on the Peace Process during the government of his brother, Juan Manuel Santos, the author narrates his life through all the social and political transformations the country has seen in the past seven decades. He will be in conversation with the journalist and writer Héctor Abad Faciolince.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Hour: 21:00 - 22:00.

Sunday, 03 February 2019

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Michael Pollan, Rosie Boycott and Brigitte Baptiste in conversation with Ricardo Corredor Cure

Food and climate change.

How can the world change its systems of food production so that they are self-sustainable and healthy both for the planet and for people? Brigitte Baptiste, director of the Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, is a Colombian biologist specializing in biodiversity and the environment. Rosie Boycott is a British author and journalist who has written books such as Spotted pigs & Green tomatoes y Our farm: A Year in the Life of a Smallholding, where she reflects on the environments and food production. Michael Pollan, considered by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in 2010, has published numerous best sellers on food, among them The Omnivore Dilemma, Food Rules and Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, a work that Netflix turned into a successful documentary series. They will be in conversation with Ricardo Corredor Cure about cooking and food nowadays and the long path towards the current situation.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of Coosalud

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

[65]

Date

03

Feb
2019

Madeleine Thien in conversation with Philippe Sands

The Canadian writer Madeleine Thien, of Chinese and Malay descent, captivated readers and international critics with her stunning book Do Not Say We Have Nothing. The story unfolds from Canada in the early 90s, when a 10 year old girl and her mother receive in their home a young Chinese girl who fled her country. With her we traverse the contemporary history of China, from the times of the Maoist revolution in 1949, to the protests of Tiananmén, four decades later. In conversation with Philippe Sands, lawyer, professor and writer of the historical novel East West Street, Madeleine Thien will lead us to within her narrative, which goes beyond cultural and generational barriers.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available With the support of the British Council

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Sabrina Duque and Santiago Gamboa in conversation with Daniel Samper Pizano

Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Fellowship.

The Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Prize, created in homage to the great writer Michael Jacobs (UK), great connoisseur and lover of Latin America, has been awarded this year to Sabrina Duque. She will be speaking with the travel writer Santiago Gamboa (Colombia), and the writer and journalist Daniel Samper Pizano, jury of the prize. The Michael Jacobs Fellowship is an initiative run jointly by the FNPI- Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Iberoamerican Journalism and Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias, with the support of The Michael Jacobs Foundation for Travel Writing.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Salón del Rey).

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Ángela Posada Swafford in conversation with Ana Maria Cano

Ángela Posada Swafford has been writing for 30 years for non-specialist audiences on subjects of science, among many others, astronomy, astronautics, paleontology, geology, oceanography, genetics, the environment, biodiversity, evolution, archaeology and astrophysics. A member of the First Colombian Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic, she will talk with Ana Maria Cano about her latest book, which collects her six expeditions to the Antarctic continent as a scientific journalist. It is a book-diary filled with photos and objects collected in the Antarctic, isolated moments of philosophical, scientific, environmental, historical and geopolitical reflections; the invisible threads that join the Antarctic with Colombia and the tropics; and our relationship as humans with this continent which is capable of creating obsessions and has in its ice caps the answer to our future.

With the support of Banco de la República

UNIBAC.

Hour: 10:00 - 11:00.

[CL3]

Date

03

Feb
2019

Hay Festival Book Club - Lectura Fácil by Cristina Morales

In 2019 the festival will present Book Clubs, an initiative which looks to encourage critical reading of books by Hay Festival participants, as well as generating a more intimate space of exchange between the public and the writers. The conversation will be on Lectura Fácil (Herralde Prize 2018) with the participation of its author Cristina Morales, moderated by Margarita Valencia. It is indispensable to have read the book.

Supported by Acción Cultural Española

Casa Hay Festival - Sura.

Hour: 11:30 - 12:30.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Laura Restrepo in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

Los Divinos.

Based on a true crime, Laura Restrepo builds Los Divinos, a fictional novel that reveals the brilliant and ostentatious world of the Tutti Frutti, five successful upper class professionals, bound since childhood by an unbreakable pact of friendship. Throughout their lives and their relationships with different women, the ground is laid for the brutal femicide that one of them is going to commit. Both the characters and the situations narrated here are the product of imagination, but the tragedy of the victim is brutally real. The author will talk about this work with the journalist Juan Carlos Pérez.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Sarah Corbett in conversation with Camilo Jiménez Santofimio

Craftivism.

Activism does not have to be big, loud and combative to be effective. This is the premise at the heart of Sarah Corbett’s discourse, who uses the process of handicraft and the completed objects with well-thought out messages to successfully change laws, business policies, hearts and minds. She is an award-winning campaigner, Ashoka Fellow, Creative Director of the global Craftivist Collective and consultant in her unique 'gentle protest' methodology. She is the author of the books A Little Book of Craftivism and How to be a Craftivist: the art of gentle protest. She will be talking about her way of campaigning for change in a sustainable and kind way with Camilo Jiménez Santofimio.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

With the support of ARCADIA, British Council and Wom@rts

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Diamela Eltit in conversation with Giuseppe Caputo

The Chilean writer Diamela Eltit is the winner of the National Literature Prize 2018, the maximum literary award in Chile. In 1983 she published her first novel, Lumpérica, a work that marked a landmark in of resistence as it was created within the context of Pinochet’s dictatorship, when censorship reigned with rigor in all its expressions. In her last book, Puño y letra, the author narrates the facts around the judgement against the secret security agent Enrique Arancibia Clavel for the assassination of the Chilean army commander-in-chief, general Prats and his wife Sofía. In conversation with the writer Giuseppe Caputo.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (salon Rey).

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Rafael Cartay and Leonor Espinosa in conversation with Mario Jursich

The Afro-Caribbean Kitchen Pantry.

The gastronomy, cuisine and Gastronomy, cuisine and food culture configure the imaginaries of a region with climatic and geographic similarities, such as the Afro-Caribbean, beyond concrete frontiers established between Colombia and Venezuela. Rafael Cartay (Venezuela), a theorist of Venezuelan gastronomy and author of the book La despensa de la cocina afrocaribeña and Leonor Espinosa (Colombia), a chef awarded with the Basque Culinary World Prize 2017, for helping indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities to empower their gastronomic traditions as a social and economic motor, will converse with the Colombian editor Mario Jursich on the relationship between identity, land and gastronomy. 

This talk is possible thanks to the support from Fundación Bat, Fundación Bigott and Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano

UNIBAC.

Hour: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Antonio Caballero, Jorge Orlando Melo and Daniel Samper Pizano in conversation with Marta Orrantia

History returns.

After years of being brushed aside and left out of the official school syllabus, History is returning to the range of interests of Colombians. But it is no longer History as told by academic historians in an academic fashion, but by writers and journalists with an educational spirit. With Antonio Caballero, writer, journalist and author of the recently published Historia de Colombia y sus oligarquías; Jorge Orlando Melo, historian, professor and journalist, author of Historia mínima de Colombia; and Daniel Samper Pizano, writer, historian and journalist, author of the classic Lecciones de histeria de Colombia, Camas y famas: Las más raras y genuinas historias de amor and Viagra, chats y otras pendejadas del siglo XXI. In conversation with Marta Orrantia.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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03

Feb
2019

Sarah Churchwell in conversation with Dylan Moore

The American Dream.

Sarah Churchwell is professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at the University of London. In her latest book, Behold, America: A history of America First and the American Dream the author approaches two terms that are historically and symbolically loaded for the United States, Latin America and the rest of the world: the “American dream” and “America first”. The origin of these terms, one of them rooted in ideals of progress and equality during times of prosperity and optimism, and the other, a phrase coined by the Ku Klux Klan in their extermination campaign, as well as their shift in meaning based on the current campaign of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, constitute the guiding thread of this text. In conversation with Dylan Moore, here is the United States of America today. Event presented by Catherine Eccles, representing the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Co-organised with The Eccles Centre for American Studies

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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03

Feb
2019

Xavi Ayén in conversation with Santiago Gamboa

Those boom years.

Xavi Ayén (Spain) is a journalist and writer who works for the newspaper La Vanguardia of Barcelona. He has interviewed 23 Nobel Literature Prizes around the world. In 2014 he published Aquellos años del boom: García Márquez, Vargas Llosa y el grupo de amigos que lo cambiaron todo, a book that travels to the sixties and seventies, when García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortázar and José Donoso, by the hand of literary agent Carmen Balcells, revolutionized the history of literature in the West, capturing for the first time massive attention on Latin America. The book has just been republished with new material taken from “those things you’re only allowed to tell after I’m dead”, according to when Balcells told him, and new trips around Colombia, where he has interviewed the siblings and other relatives of García Márquez. Revelations that affect the punch that distanced García Márquez from Vargas Llosa, the illnesses that Gabo or Cortázar suffered in the last years of their lives, and the manoeuvres and shadow sides of the awards and publishing contracts. He will be in conversation with Santiago Gamboa.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Salón del Rey).

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Sergio Ocampo, Santiago Rivas and Carolina Sanín in conversation with Camilo Jiménez Santofimio

How to do away with Colombia and resuscitate it.

The recurring problems of a country, the complexity of violence which affects everyone, the economy inserted in the volatile world context… the difficulties and defects of a country also define it. The writer and journalist Sergio Ocampo Madrid, the visual artist and TV presenter Santiago Rivas, and the lecturer and writer Carolina Sanín, three insightful experts in the country talk with Camilo Jiménez about the positive, the negative and the modifiable in contemporary Colombia.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Conference by Dale Bredesen

The End of Alzheimer\'s.

Dale E. Bredesen is the author of the book that could transform everything that is said and known about the most threatening degenerative disease of our times: Alzheimer. Research director of neurogenerative diseases at the Faculty of Medicine of UCLA, Dale Bredesen proposes in The End of Alzheimer's strategies of care, but especially of prevention, which have started to give hope for the treatment of this disease.

Simultaneous English to Spanish translation available

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

#MeToo: Brigitte Baptiste, Giuseppe Caputo, Diamela Eltit and Cristina Morales in conversation with Margarita Valencia

The #MeToo campaign resonated in social media to give voice to thousands of stories that give a face and name to the feminist movement. The writers and journalists Brigitte Baptiste (Colombia), Giuseppe Caputo (Colombia) Diamela Eltit (Chile) and Cristina Morales talk with Margarita Valencia about initiatives like this one in favour of gender equality. Support by Acción Cultural Española

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Paula Bonet in conversation with Tatiana Andrade

The Spanish artist Paula Bonet explores in her work the music, literature, film and visual arts through poetry and prose, the written word and illustrated image. She has published graphic novels, non-fiction books, poetry and song books, has collaborated with other authors illustrating their books and has illustrated her own work. Her most recent work is Roedores: Cuerpo de embarazada sin embrión, a book that lays bare the subject of miscarriage, with references to the personal experience of the artist. She will be in conversation with Tatiana Andrade.

Supported by Acción Cultural Española

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Moises Naím in conversation with Pilar Reyes

Dos espías en Caracas is an espionage novel interweaved with a love story, disrupted by the passions and betrayals of a revolution. This is a work of fiction, but the story is fed by more than two decades of research, as well as Moisés Naím’s direct access to the best informed sources on what occurred in the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez and the mechanics, details and furtive acts of populism. In conversation with the editor Pilar Reyes.

UNIBAC.

Hour: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Boris Izaguirre in conversation with Claudia Gurisatti

Tiempo de tormentas is the autobiographic novel of Boris Izaguirre (Venezuela), whose story transpires between one of his earliest memories, the earthquake of Caracas in 1967, when he was two years old, to the death of his mother, the renown ballerina Belén Lobo. His family life, homosexuality, political situation of Venezuela, his relationship with sports and art, love, his life in Spain and the importance of the painting that hung for years in his family home, Tiempo de tormentas, are subjects explored in the most recent work of the author. He will be in conversation with Claudia Gurisatti.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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03

Feb
2019

Hispano-American dialogues. Manuel Vilas with Giuseppe Caputo

Hispano-American dialogues.

The Hay Diálogos con Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos project aims to boost knowledge and exchange among writers of different generations and nationalities, united by a single language and a literary tradition enriched by authors of varied origins. The project consists of an established author mentoring a younger one from the other side of the Atlantic. In this case, Manuel Vilas (España) will select Giuseppe Caputo (Colombia), author of Un Mundo Huérfano. This is a dialogue that builds bridges across generations and between countries, with a single literary tradition, the Spanish-speaking one, that acts as a shared language.

Supported by AECID

UNIBAC.

Hour: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Date

03

Feb
2019

Totó La Momposina and Mónica Giraldo in conversation with Juan Gossaín.

One comes with her note.

This will be a conversation between songs that will speak about the life and trajectory of the singer and teacher Totó La Momposina, and the singer and composer Mónica Giraldo. This is a conversation that celebrates the tradition and vanguard through the ancestral music of the Caribbean, the sung dances, guitar and voice. In the musical representation, Totó will be accompanied by her son Marco Vinicio Oyaga, percussionist and music director of her group and Mónica by the bass player Diego Valdés and by the dancer Roiber Jiménez Fuentes.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Hour: 19:30 - 20:30.