Thursday, 25 January 2018

[01]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Ana Belén and Víctor Manuel in conversation with Roberto Pombo

Ana Belén and Víctor Manuel, perhaps the most famous duo in Spanish-language music, will talk about their fascinating career with the journalist Roberto Pombo. Together they have captivated generations of admirers and worked on a vast range of musical and artistic projects. They have just recorded Canciones regaladas, 12 wonderful songs written by Rubén Blades, Leonard Cohen, José Alfredo Jiménez, Carlos Berlanga, Chico Buarque, Astor Piazzolla, Billy Joel and José Afonso.

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[02]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Nando López and Jenny Valentine in conversation with Carlos Sánchez Lozano

Teenagers

The British youth fiction writer Jenny Valentine is touring the world to talk to teenagers in various countries to find out what matters most to them. Fernando “Nando” López is a novelist, playwright and author of several works of children’s and young adult fiction, including Los nombres del fuego and La edad de la ira. His play #malditos16 examines suicide, anorexia and self-harm, and is inspired by his work as a volunteer at a hospital, where he runs literary workshops with teenagers who have tried to take their own lives. Both will talk to the publisher and writer Carlos Sánchez Lozano about worrying, the imagination and what it means to be a teenager in the 21st century.

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[03]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Mariana Torres, Diego Erlan and Eduardo Plaza in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

Bogotá39-2017. Amphibious writers I

Three authors who combine writing with other occupations, in this case publishing, journalism and language teaching, talk about what it means to move between the different worlds in which they live and work. They will also talk about their latest books with the literary critic and columnist Camilo Hoyos: Mariana Torres, Diego Erlan (Argentina) and Eduardo Plaza (Chile).

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de la Cooperación Española (Salón del Rey).

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[04]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Jesús Miguel Soto and Luciana Sousa in conversation with Marta Orrantia

Bogotá39-2017. On violence

The levels of economic, gender, police and organized criminal violence in Latin America are among the highest in the world. Literature is one of the few ways of fleeing from it or responding to it without perpetuating its vicious circle. In this discussion, three of Latin America’s finest writers will talk about the degree to which the writings of the region’s writers are permeated in this violence. Jesús Miguel Soto (Venezuela) and Luciana Sousa (Argentina), authors from the Bogotá39 selection, will talk to Marta Orrantia about these matters.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[05]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Rosemary Sullivan in conversation with Emma Tucker

Rosemary Sullivan is the author of 15 books, including five biographies, three poetry books, travel diaries, short fiction and essays. Her most recent work, Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, won the 2016 Plutarch Biography Award and other Canadian prizes for non-fiction, and was named Book of the Year by the UK’s Daily Mail. She will talk about this fascinating biography with the journalist Emma Tucker.

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[06]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Michael Bhaskar

The Future of Publishing

Technology means that the world of publishing is undergoing constant changes; Michael Bhaskar has drawn a map of the future of publishing, the media and the creative industries. In his book The Content Machine he explains the financial rules that technology has imposed on newspapers, magazines and blogs. He also produced one of the first e-books for iPhone and is currently visiting lecturer at the Oxford Brookes International Centre for Publishing as well as writer in residence at DeepMind. He will talk to the audience about the future of publishing.

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[07]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Eduardo Posada-Carbó in conversation with Juan Esteban Constaín

The novel as history. García Márquez, Barranquilla and Carnival

Could novels be a source of information for those who write history? Should the novelist who tackles historical themes ensure that the story is in line with the facts of the past? The historian Eduardo Posada-Carbó, lecturer at the University of Oxford, and the writer Juan Esteban Constaín, author of various historical novels, will talk about the work of García Márquez and the way in which historians and literary critics have given his novels an historical interpretation.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[08]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Pilar Quintana in conversation with Jorge Eduardo Espinosa

Friendship threatened by social prejudices, compassion in a world full of avarice, happiness just around the corner from sadness. These are areas dealt with in the truest and most humanly complex stories, and also themes touched on by Pilar Quintana, who recently published her fourth novel, La perra, a raw yet beautiful story about maternity and the jungle of the Colombian Pacific. The writer will talk to the journalist Jorge Eduardo Espinosa.

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

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[09]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Sergio Ramírez in conversation with Juanita León and Jaime Abello

En noviembre de 2017  el escritor nicaraguense Sergio Ramirez fue elegido ganador del Premio Cervantes. Su amplia obra literaria incluye, entre otros libros, , Margarita, está linda la mar (1998) , El cielo llora por mí (2008) y Sara (2015),  Ya nadie llora por mí (2017)Es miembro del Consejo Rector del Premio Gabriel García Márquez de Periodismo. El escritor nicaraguense Sergio Ramirez participó en la lucha para derrocar la dictadura de la familia Somoza y tras el triunfo de la revolución fue electo vicepresidente en 1985. Juanita León es directora de La Silla Vacía y ganadora del Premio Gabo 2016 en la categoría innovación. Jaime Abello es director de La Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano.

Con apoyo de SURA y del Premio Gabo

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[10]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Carmen Boullosa and Edurne Portela in conversation with Giuseppe Caputo

Armed violence as an historical scar

Carmen Boullosa is a Mexican novelist, poet, playwright and essayist, author of the novel Texas: The Great Theft and, together with Mike Wallace, of the non-fiction work A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War”. The writer Edurne Portela’s most recent works are El eco de los disparos: Cultura y memoria de la violencia, a non-fiction book about the armed group ETA’s disarmament, and the novel Mejor la ausencia. The two will talk about the scars of armed violence with the Colombian writer Giuseppe Caputo.

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[11]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Natalia Borges, Juan Cárdenas, Damián González Bertolino and Brenda Lozano in conversation with José Hamad

Writers we like I

Four of Latin America’s best writers aged under 40 choose one or two female writers from any Latin American country, plus an international author, whose work they admire. At this event Natalia Borges (Brazil), Juan Cárdenas (Colombia), Damián González Bertolino (Uruguay) and Brenda Lozano (Mexico) will tell the publisher José Hamad and the audience why they recommend these writers.

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio).

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[12]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Carlo Feltrinelli and Heinrich von Berenberg in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

Publishers

Today the publishing industry is more diverse and complex than ever before; in other words, it is full of possibilities. Three very experienced publishers, although with very different careers, will talk about the phenomenon of independent publishing with the writer Héctor Abad Faciolince. Heinrich von Berenberg founded the German publishing company Berenberg Verlag in 2004; Carlo Feltrinelli lives in Milan, where he runs the legendary publishing house founded by his father, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[13]

Date

25

Jan
2018

50 years after May 68. Jon Lee Anderson, Carmen Pardo, Marc Levy, Carmen Boullosa and Rosie Boycott and in conversation with Jonathan Levi.

50 years ago, during the events of May 68, students and workers took the streets in Paris and lighted the spark of a social activism movement that shook the world and that nowadays serves as an inspiration to fight for justice and equity for every citizen. Several of the authors invited to the Hay Festival will talk about the achievements of May 68 and about the goals to be achieved 50 years later. Event moderated by Jonathan Levi.
Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[14]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Jonathan Burnham, Claudio López Lamadrid and Caroline Michel in conversation with Miguel Aguilar

Publishing in the digital era

This discussion with two directors of major publishing groups will cover topics such as new trends in the market, and the goals of these publishing houses. Jonathan Burnham is Senior Vice President and Publisher at the HarperCollins group, which has 65 imprints. Claudio López Lamadrid is Publishing Director of Literature at Random House, where he implements global content strategies, standardizes editorial criteria and coordinates publishing plans for Spain and Latin America. Caroline Michel is the CEO of the British literary agency Peters Fraser and Dunlop and has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry.

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[15]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Alonso Cueto, Alicia Giménez Bartlett and Carlos Zanón in conversation with Ana Gavín

Detective novels

La segunda amante del rey, the latest novel by Herralde Novel prizewinner, Alonso Cueto, is both a love story and a detective novel that takes the reader into the depths of the genre. After the enormous success of her first novels (1997 Lumen Prize for best Spanish woman writer), Alicia Giménez began writing full time. In 2015 she published, with success, the novel Crímenes que no olvidaré, which consolidated her position as one of the most popular voices in detective writing. Carlos Zanón, author of No llames a casa (2012 Valencia Negra Prize for the Best Detective Novel of the Year) and Yo fui Johnny Thunders (2014 Salamanca Negra, 2015 Novelpol and 2015 Dashiell Hammett prizes), has just published Taxi, a moving novel set in Barcelona. The three writers will talk about their novels and the beauty of the genre with the publisher Ana Gavín.

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio).

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[16]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Renato Cisneros and Javier Gomá in conversation with Margarita Valencia

Renato Cisneros is a journalist, poet and fiction writer. La distancia que nos separa, a book that also gave rise to his latest novel, Dejarás la tierra, is based on the search for the man who was Cisneros’ own father before he was born. As the author says, “it is the story of a son who is searching for his place in the world by remembering his father”, General “Gaucho” Cisneros. The philosopher Javier Gomá is the author of the Tetralogía de la ejemplaridad and the monologue Inconsolable, about the unexpected desolation he suffered after the death of his father. The text, which has also been adapted into a play, is the interpretation of a number of situations in which the author experienced mortality and death. The two will talk to the writer Margarita Valencia.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[17]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Inaugural concert: The Suffers

The Suffers (Texas, United States) create their music with a blend of soul and rock, sure to set the audience dancing. This event is the official opening of the 2018 Hay Festival Cartagena.

Cartagena de Indias-Plaza de la Aduana.

Time: 21:00 - 22:00.

COP $50,000

[17]

Date

25

Jan
2018

Participante

The Suffers Concert VIP

The Suffers (Texas, United States) create their music with a blend of soul and rock, sure to set the audience dancing. This event is the official opening of the 2018 Hay Festival Cartagena.

Plaza de la Aduana.

Time: 21:00 - 22:00.

COP $70,000
Friday, 26 January 2018

[18]

Date

26

Jan
2018

RCN â?? National Ministry of Education National Short Story Competition Prize Ceremony

More than 320,000 stories by Colombian students have been received during the 11 years of the National Short Story Competition, run jointly by RCN and the Ministry of Education. This has allowed many thousands of children and young adults to express their emotions, experiences, fantasies and fears through writing. The winners of the 11th competition will read the stories that they wrote for this contest.

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 08:30 - 09:30.

COP $30,000

[19]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Gender equality is men´s business too

Boys, teenagers and young men play an important role in overcoming gender violence and discrimination. Men still have power at many levels and so have the opportunity to promote changes in places and structures where women have not yet been able to access and participate. Working with women of all ages to challenge and reduce inequality is essential, but insufficient. Policies and programmes will transform gender relationships if they also help boys and men face up to unequal power relations and if we work with them as allies in achieving social equality and gender justice. A number of young people talk about their experiences.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 09:00 - 10:00.

COP $30,000

[20]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Screening of El Inca

Film presented by Ignacio Castillo

When Ignacio Castillo drew up the budget for filming El Inca, he had to bear in mind that in Venezuela the prices of certain things, food for example, go up every week. However, the challenges of this film, the tragic love story of the world champion boxer Edwin Valero, did not end there since a judge banned the film in the country after a legal challenge presented by the Valero family. Apart from this, the film, nominated for an Oscar, has been a success. This film’s plot and characters breathe intensity. After opening at the Miami Film Festival, it comes to the Hay Festival Cartagena, where it will be presented by its director.

Cartagena de Indias-Cinecolombia Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande (Sala 1).

Time: 09:30 - 10:30.

COP $30,000

[20B]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Participante

Screening of the documentary Vida y Ficción, presented by its creators Edurne Portela y José Ovejero

“Why fo we continue to write, in a world where literature counts for less and less, is more poorly paid and brings less social prestige…?” So begins the documentary Vida y ficción, directed and produced by José Ovejero and Edurne Portela. Under this premise, 16 writers talk about their creative processes and their need for literature.

In Spanish, 57 minutes

With the support of AECID


Cinecolombia Plaza Bocagrande (Sala 2).

Time: 09:30 - 11:00.

COP $30,000

[21]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Juan Cárdenas, María José Caro, Carlos Fonseca, Pilar Quintana and Felipe Restrepo Pombo in conversation with Jorge Eduardo Espinosa

The art of telling stories

Five fiction writers, judges of the 11th RCN â?? National Ministry of Education National Short Story Competition, will talk to Nicolás Samper about the complex and subjective universe of the writer. How should a story be told? Where does its inspiration come from? With Juan Cárdenas (Colombia), María José Caro (Peru), Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica), Pilar Quintana (Colombia) and Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia).

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[22]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Geoff Dyer in conversation with Jerónimo Pimentel

White Sands

Geoff Dyer is one of the most outstanding contemporary English writers. A regular contributor to publications such as Esquire, The Guardian and The New York Times, he is also the author of titles such as But Beautiful and Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It. He will talk to the writer and publisher Jerónimo Pimentel about his latest book, White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, a work about the power of memory, a beautiful homage to art and literature.

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[23]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Alejandro Gaviria in conversation with María Elvira Samper

The right to die

One of the concerns of Alejandro Gaviria as the Minister of Health and Social Protection has been to regulate euthanasia in order to guarantee the right to a dignified death. He tackles this matter, and others, in his book of essays Alguien tiene que llevar la contraria. Gaviria, who has managed to bring new perspectives to some aspects of the health system, including spraying with glyphosate and the price of medicines, will talk to the journalist María Elvira Samper about this thorny question.

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[24]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Eloy Tizón and Pilar Adón in conversation with Guido Tamayo

Letâ??s talk about stories

Although publishers seem to be convinced that there is not the same demand for short stories as for novels or self-help books, the genre often sparks the beginnings of a passion for books, and also acts as a school for most writers. From the brothers Grimm to Edgar Allan Poe, from Borges, who did not believe in the novel, to Cortázar, who said that the novel won by points but the short story was capable of a knockout, short fiction is full of gems. The Spanish writers Eloy Tizón and Pilar Adón will talk to Guido Tamayo about some of them.

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

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[25]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Screening of Amazona.

Film presented by its director, Clare Weiskopf

What makes a woman a good mother? Is it necessary to give up your own dreams, however extreme they are, when you have children? Clare Weiskopf, the film’s director, was 11 when her mother fled to the Colombian jungle, abandoning her and her little brother. Thirty years later, Weiskopf became pregnant and decided to look for her mother in order to find answers and heal scars. She needed to have her own concept of the meaning of motherhood. A fascinating story of two women, mother and daughter, full of conversations that make sparks fly and which presents us with a moral dilemma about the limits of freedom and responsibility.

In Spanish, 82 minutes

Cartagena de Indias-Cinecolombia Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande (Sala 1).

Time: 11:30 - 13:00.

COP $30,000

[25B]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Participante

Screening of Ciro y Yo. Film presented by its director, Miguel Salazar

Ciro Galindo was born in Colombia on the 19th of August 1952. Wherever he has gone, he has encountered war. After 20 years of friendship with Ciro, Miguel Salazar understood that his life reflects the history of Colombia. As many Colombians,he is a survivor that after sixty years running away from war, dreams with living in peace.

In Spanish, 107 minutes

Cinecolombia Plaza Bocagrande (Sala 2).

Time: 11:30 - 13:00.

COP $30,000

[26]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Against hate. Carolin Emcke in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

In her book, Gegen den Hass, Carolin Emcke studies the violence of the contemporary world. Aggressions by Europeans against asylum seekers in Germany, police violence against black people in the United States and the destructiveness of Islamic State and its forms of negating the other, and the aggressiveness of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia present in every society in the world. These subjects are essential for understanding the liberal struggles of our times. The author will talk to the journalist Rodrigo Pardo.

Simultaneous translation from German to Spanish available

With the support of the Goethe-Institut

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[27]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Erling Kagge in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

On Silence

Traffic noise, mobile phone alerts and even the hum of our own thoughts... silence seems unachievable. Yet what is it really? Where can it be found? Why is it more important now than ever before? In his book Silence: In the Age of Noise, the Norwegian adventurer and publisher Erling Kagge explores the importance of isolating oneself from the world based on his personal experience and the ideas of classical and modern philosophers, writers and artists. Because silence does not necessarily mean “absence of noise”. It is within reach of everyone, anywhere: we can experience perfect calm in the middle of a desert, but also in the shower or on the dancefloor. 

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[28]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Hanoch Piven and Ana Penyas in conversation with Juan Merino

Illustration

Illustrators have the difficult task of creating an imaginary world based on a text, without limiting its meaning. The ingenious illustrations of Hanoch Piven have appeared in the most important US magazines and newspapers since 1992, as well as in European publications. He has also worked for children’s books, digital applications, advertising campaigns and television programmes. Ana Penyas, who studied Industrial Design and Fine Art, received the 2017 Fnac-Salamandra Graphic International Graphic Novel Prize. They will talk about the work of the illustrator with Juan Merino.

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

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[29]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Darío Jaramillo in conversation with Gloria Susana Esquivel

Letâ??s talk about poetry

Unlike prose, where there is more anecdotal development, in poetry, ideas enter the reader’s consciousness, verse after verse, disguised as images. A poem has emotion, feeling and thought, and is also a way of understanding the world. Darío Jaramillo, winner of the 2017 National Poetry Prize with El cuerpo y otra cosa, will talk about poetry with the writer Gloria Esquivel, author of the poetry book El lado salvaje and the novel Animales del fin del mundo.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[30]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Andrés Cepeda in conversation with Andrés Grillo

Songs of love

Andrés Cepeda is one of the most prominent artists on the Latin American music scene. This romantic singer-songwriter, winner of a Latin Grammy, has captivated his audiences with hits year after year since his career began in 1990. He will talk to the journalist Andrés Grillo about his recent book Mil canciones que cantarte, in which he shows photographs taken during his career and talks about 48 songs he has composed, all of which deal with love, and about the people who have inspired his creative process.

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $50,000

[31]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Fiona Mozley and Lisa McInerney in conversation with Peter Florence

Fiona Mozley is an Irish author finalist for the ManBooker Prize with her debut novel Elmet. Lisa McInerney is an Irish writer, author of Glorious Heresies and The Blood Miracles, and winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. They will talk about their work with Peter Florence, founder of the Hay Festival.

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[32]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Liliana Colanzi, Lola Copacabana, Eduardo Rabasa, Mariana Torres and Diego Zúñiga in conversation with José Hamad

Bogotá39-2017. Amphibious writers II

Four authors who combine writing with other occupations, in this case publishing, journalism and academia, talk about what it means to move between the different worlds in which they live and work. They will also talk about their latest books with the publisher José Hamad. Liliana Colanzi (Bolivia), Eduardo Rabasa (Mexico), Mariana Torres (Brazil) and Diego Zúñiga (Chile).

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

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[33]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Agustín Fuentes in conversation with Hassan Nassar

Creativity

Our imaginations make us human, argues the zoologist and anthropologist who has been exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, primates, for decades. Fuentes, a National Geographic explorer, will talk about his latest book, The Creative Spark, which traces the origins of creativity and collaboration in order to explain human nature. He will talk to the journalist Hassan Nassar.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[35]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Marc Levy in conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo

With more than thirty million books sold and translations into over forty languages, Marc Levy is the most read French author. Many of his titles have been translated into English, including P.S. from Paris, All Those Things We Never Read and If Only It Were True. This last novel has been made into a film entitled Just Like Heaven, starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. Levy, who decided to write novels after time in the French Red Cross and running an architecture firm, will talk to the writer Felipe Restrepo Pombo about his extensive and exciting bibliography.

 

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[36]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Daniel Samper Pizano in conversation with Eduardo Posada-Carbó

The historian Eduardo Posada Carbó talks to Daniel Samper Pizano about his most famous book, Camas y famas, a collection of ten strange love stories featuring, among others, Catherine the Great and her lovers; Balzac’s two favourite women; Oscar Wilde’s boyfriends; the exemplary husband that Al Capone was; and, as the stars, Rafael Núñez and Soledad Román, whom Samper accuses of having warped and inhibited the history of Colombia. The setting could not be better: the house where the famous Cartagena couple lived and are buried.

Cartagena de Indias-Casa Museo Rafael Núñez.

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[37]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Poetry readings by the best international poets

Poetry gala

Participating at this gala are the following writers: Ana Alonso (España), Frank Báez (Dominican Republic), Valter Hugo Mãe (Portugal), Rachel Eliza Griffiths (United States), Carlos Zanón (Spain), Darío Jaramillo (Colombia), Gloria Esquivel (Colombia), Rosemary Sullivan (Canada), Gabriela Jauregui (Mexico), Lee Maracle (Canadá), Alan Mills (Guatemala), Mónica Ojeda (Ecuador) and Daniel Saldaña (Mexico).  Moderated by Juan Merino.

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio).

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[38]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Gerardo Bongiovanni and Jorge Quiroga in conversation with Claudia Gurisatti

On populism

In the speeches of politicians, in the media, in advertising, in electoral campaigns: populism is everywhere. Gerardo Bongiovanni is chair of the Fundación Libertad in Argentina, which promotes democracy and the rule of law, and has also edited the book El estallido del populismo; Jorge Quiroga is ex-president of Bolivia; and Yoani Sánchez is a Cuban blogger who has become famous for her critical look at life in Cuba under the present government. These three will talk to the journalist Claudia Gurisatti.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[67]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Carmen Boullosa, Valeria Luiselli and Salman Rushdie in conversation with Margarita Valencia

Cervantes and Shakespeare

Cervantes and Shakespeare are alive and well. In many ways, Cervantes was the creator of the modern novel, while television dramas and film still use dramatic formulas created by Shakespeare. Salman Rushdie is the author of such well-known books as The Satanic Verses, Midnight’s Children and Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights. Carmen Boullosa is a Mexican novelist, poet, playwright and essayist, author of the novels Las paredes hablan, Texas: The Great Theft and La otra mano de Lepanto, among others. They will talk about two of the most important writers of all time, and what they mean to the present.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[39]

Date

26

Jan
2018

David Rieff in conversation with Rodrigo Pardo

In praise of forgetting

Saying that the past should not be forgotten has become a mantra, especially in contexts of political transition. However, if it is painful and counterproductive, should we still hold on to the past? In his latest book In Praise of Forgetting, the writer and journalist David Rieff questions the way in which peoples tend to relate to the past. The articles of Rieff, an expert on immigration, international conflicts and humanitarianism, appear in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El País and other publications. He will talk to the journalist, academic and diplomat Rodrigo Pardo.

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[40]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Participante

Dinaw Mengestu in conversation with Peter Florence

The Ethiopian-American writer Dinaw Mengestu is the author of the award-winning novels Children of the Revolution, All Our Names  and How to Read the Air. Articles and fiction by him have been published in Harper's Magazine, Granta, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal. The Hay Festival founder, Peter Florence, will talk to Mengestu about his impressive body of work.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available
With the support of the US Embassy in Colombia

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[41]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Enrique Serrano and Juan Esteban Constaín in conversation with Juan Merino

Myths of colonization

A myth exists because it helps to justify its own existence. So, it is worth asking, what happens if we are justifying mediocrity? Enrique Serrano recently published the non-fiction ¿Por qué fracasa Colombia?, which was a bestselling book in 2016. In it, he argues that Colombia is an adolescent nation, which still does not know what it wants to be when it grows up. In part, not knowing itself comes from an erroneous reading of history, particularly the colonial period. Juan Esteban Constaín, the writer and journalist, has built a literary edifice in which history can be read as a piece of fiction. The two will talk about the myths and realities of colonization with Juan Merino.

Cartagena de Indias-Casa Museo Rafael Núñez.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[42]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Víctor Manuel in conversation with Daniel Samper Pizano

Music and political protest

The Spanish singer and composer Víctor Manuel, a symbol, together with his wife Ana Belén, of the musical history of the Spanish Transition to Democracy, will talk about music, artists’ commitment and political protest with the journalist and writer Daniel Samper Pizano.

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio).

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[43]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Carlo Feltrinelli in conversation with Mario Jursich

Carlo Feltrinelli’s father founded the publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli after the Second World War, just after he became a communist spy. Originally, the publishing house was a bookshop that documented the history of the worker’s movement in Italy and the world. However, at the same time, the company published writers such as Lampedusa, Borges, Kerouac, Pasternak and García Márquez. Carlo Feltrinelli tells this intricate and exciting history of intellectual struggle in his book Senior Service, and will talk about it to the writer and founder and former editor of the magazine El malpensante, Mario Jursich.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[44]

Date

26

Jan
2018

Fernando Montaño and Suricato

Art changes the world

Fernando Montaño and Suricato come to Cartagena to offer a show that overflows with dance and music, with influences from both urban and classical music. This performance is a project that is unprecedented in terms of both the Colombian and the international scene. The show features the Buenaventura ballet dancer and soloist with the Royal Ballet in London, Fernando Montaño, who has been praised as one of the world’s best classical dancers; and Suricato, a “Colombia brand artist”, member of the Portafolio de la Cancillería and one of the major figures of the Colombian New Music movement.

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 21:00 - 22:00.

COP $50,000
Saturday, 27 January 2018

[45]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Fernando Montaño in conversation with Gustavo Tatis

The Colombian dancer Fernando Montaño, a star of the London Royal Ballet, will talk about his life and about the fascinating word of dance, which has taken him all over the world. 

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[46]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren in conversation with Azriel Bibliowicz

The journalists and co-authors of the history Giants: the Dwarfs of Auschwitz, about the Ovitz family’s struggle to survive the terrors of Auschwitz, will talk to the sociologist and writer Azriel Bibliowicz. Any story set in the concentration camps is disturbing, but that about the Ovitz family is all the more surprising because seven of them were dwarves, studied by the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr Josef Mengele. At this event, they will talk about how history can help to cure the wounds of the past.

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[47]

Date

27

Jan
2018

What is philosophy for? Javier Gomá in conversation with Winston Manrique

<locale name=\"es-ES\">Cuentos memorables</locale>

 

Javier Gomá is a Spanish writer of both fiction and non-fiction, author of the Tetralogía de la ejemplaridad and Filosofía mundana, in which he explains that in today’s world the mission of philosophy is to make itself ‘worldly’: philosophy about, but also for, the whole world. In his book, La imagen de tu vida, he proposes using existence to build up a lasting example and also invites us to live a dignified and beautiful life, one in which we can feel the sublime nature of existence, as against the nihilism that has been appropriated from culture in today’s mass society. He will talk to the journalist Winston Manrique.

 

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

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[48]

Date

27

Jan
2018

David Rieff, Carmen Boullosa and Sergio del Molino in conversation with María Elvira Samper

The new nationalisms

Economic and political protectionism is gaining ground around the world. The changes that have happened in Russia, the United States and Europe have altered the idea of a global citizenship. In their books David Rieff, Sergio del Molino and Carmen Boullosa have explored in detail and in very original ways the consequences of these political transformations for individuals. The three writers will talk to the journalist María Elvira Samper.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[49]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Nadya Tolokonnikova in conversation with Luke Harding

The journalist interviews the musician and activist, Nadya Tolokonnikova (Russia), a member of the punk group Pussy Riot and arrested together with her fellow bandmembers in 2012 because of a performance in Moscow Cathedral. Tolokno was sentenced for crimes of religious hatred and spent two years in jail, a sentence that became a symbol around the world for the Vladimir Putin government’s attitude to freedom of expression. She currently lives in Moscow and continues to work as a human rights activist. In 2017 Nadya Tolokonnikova was selected as part of the Hay30, which, supported by the CASE Foundation, celebrates a new generation of thinkers and activists.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[50]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Andrea Marcolongo in conversation with Juan Esteban Constaín

Words, old or new, are gifts for changing the world. Last year, Andrea Marcolongo published a book about the subject that engrosses her the most. La lingua geniale: 9 ragioni per amare il greco deals with the importance of the language of ancient Greece for the present day. She will talk to the writer Juan Esteban Constaín.

Simultaneous translation from Italian to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[51]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Gonzalo Eltesch, Carlos Fonseca, Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón and Samanta Schweblin in conversation with José Hamad

Bogotá39-2017. Displaced writing

What is the relationship between writers’ relocations and their work? Four of Latin America’s finest writers, residents outside their countries of origin, talk to the publisher José Hamad about how this experience affects their literature. Gonzalo Eltesch (Chile), Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica), Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón (Puerto Rico) and Samanta Schweblin (Argentina).

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

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[52]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Juan Gabriel Vásquez in conversation with Sergio del Molino

The author of The Sound of Things Falling and Reputations will talk to the Spanish writer Sergio del Molino, whose recent works include the historical essay and travel book La España vacía and the novel La mirada de los peces. Both writers, born within six years of each other, often combine grand national subjects with the private lives of their characters, to the point at which public affairs merge with the innermost regions of the soul. Even so, or perhaps for this reason, their stories are some of the most revealing offered by contemporary literature.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[34]

Date

27

Jan
2018

J.M. Coetzee in conversation with Soledad Costantini

The author, translator, linguist and literary critic, is without a doubt one of South Africa’s most important writers. Winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature, his novels, which are often allegorical or symbolic, question the narratives of multiculturalism. Few contemporary writers have managed to balance the claims of social justice with the aesthetic and technical demands of the novel in the way Coetzee has. He will talk to the publisher Soledad Costantini about the literatures of the South.

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Convenciones Julio César Turbay.

Time: 14:00 - 15:00.

COP $30,000

[53]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Collution. Luke Harding in conversation with Rodrigo Pardo

<locale name=\"es-ES\">Contra el odio</locale>

 Luke Harding, the award-winning British journalist, will talk about his newest book Conspiration, where he recounts the convulsed story that reveals the close coonections between Trump´s government and Moscow and the political game set by Russia decades ago in order to unsettle the American democracy. The Specuial Prosecutor Robert Mueller has already submmited an accusation against some of the protagonists in this alleged conspiracy, including Trump´s campaigns manager Paul Manafort. It is higly probable that many more will follow as the crisis within the president´s Executive Office aggravates.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

 

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[54]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Rutger Bregman and Marina Garcés in conversation with Juan David Correa

Two thinkers who are off the beaten track when it comes to proposing solutions to the problems that face societies will talk to the writer Juan David Correa.  Rutger Bregman is the author of Utopia for Realists and journalist with the Dutch newspaper De Correspondent. The Spanish philosopher Marina Garcés is the author of the books En las prisiones de lo posible (Bellaterra, 2002), Un mundo común (Bellaterra, 2012) and Fuera de clase (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2016). Thinking radically makes us relate to what we are and do by means of unexpected questions with unforeseen consequences. In this way, philosophy creates its own battlefield. This event is for those who think it is not possible to change the world.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[55]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Mauro Javier Cárdenas, Mónica Ojeda, Juan Esteban Constaín and Emiliano Monge in conversation with Marta Orrantia

Bogotá39-2017. Writing and activism

Does the writer have a commitment that must be put into action? If so, what are the spaces she or he can and should occupy? Three of Latin America’s most outstanding writers will talk to the journalist Marta Orrantia about the relation between writing and activism from their personal experiences. Mauro Javier Cárdenas (Ecuador), Juan Esteban Constaín (Colombia) and Emiliano Monge (Mexico).

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

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[56]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Beatriz Helena Robledo in conversation with Carlos Sánchez Lozano

The twenties in Colombia: La Virgen Roja

The last book by Beatriz Helena Robledo, María Cano: La Virgen Roja, portrays the life of a woman of libertarian spirit and who was ahead of her time â??the 1920s, with its climate of revolution and protestâ?? yet who was also a leader. Robledo is a fiction and essay writer, and lectures at the Universidad Javeriana. With this biography, she leaves children’s and young adult literature to show us a woman and a period full of contradictions, where the first signs of progress were accompanied by political sectarianism and violence. Carlos Sánchez is a lecturer, essayist, literary critic and editor.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[57]

Date

27

Jan
2018

José Alejandro Restrepo in conversation with Juan David Correa

José Alejandro Restrepo is one of the most consolidated creators of national contemporary art. During his studies in the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris he had personal contact with thinkers such as Deleuze and Foucault, became interested in their approaches and discovered the work of emblematic video artists such as Bill Viola and Gary Hill, who asserted his interest in video instalations as the proper means for his research. Since 1988 he has become a pioneer using this technique in Colombia. His work´s second basic aspect is the profound investigation he carries out into national history. He displays his works regularly throughout Europe, Latin America and the US. 

In conversation with Juan David Correa, Director of ARCADIA.

ARCADIA event

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[58]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Yaa Gyasi in conversation with Peter Florence

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and was brought up in the United States, where she studied English and became a resident on the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her first novel, Homegoing, about two half-sisters whose destinies part ways in 18th-century Ghana, has been a popular and critical success, winning the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award. She will talk to the founder of the Hay Festival, Peter Florence.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[59]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Gabriela Jauregui, Laia Jufresa, Alan Mills and Jesús Miguel Soto in conversation with Winston Manrique

Bogotá39-2017. Writers we like II

Four of Latin America’s best writers aged under 40 choose one or two writers from any Latin American country, plus an international author, whose work they admire. At this event Gabriela Jauregui (Mexico), Laia Jufresa (Mexico), Alan Mills (Guatemala) and Jesús Miguel Soto (México) talk to the journalist Winston Manrique about their recommendations.

 

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

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[60]

Date

27

Jan
2018

César Bona in conversation with Carlos Sánchez

The new education

César Bona, author of La nueva educación, is one of the fifty best educators in the world according to the Global Teacher Prize, the so-called Nobel for teachers. He will talk about the questions that he has considered in his career as an education reformer: Why are textbooks no longer so important? Why does the importance of homework need to be relativized? Why should education be done with empathy? Why should education be more important than any government?

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio).

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[61]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Juan Cárdenas, Renato Cisneros and Samanta Schweblin in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

Latest novels

Three writers who have all recently published an outstanding work will talk to Camilo Hoyos, literary critic and columnist with Arcadia magazine: Juan Cárdenas (Colombia), author of El diablo de las provincias; Renato Cisneros (Peru), author of Dejarás la tierra, a prequel to his celebrated book La distancia que nos separa; and Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), author of Distancia de rescate (shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize). Three novels which take their place in Latin American fiction and which are presented here by their authors.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

[62]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Salman Rushdie in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The author of the acclaimed novel Midnight’s Children, chosen by the public as the best Booker prizewinner in its 40-year history, will talk to the Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez. At this event they will talk about Rushdie’s work, particularly about his latest published book, The Golden House, a brilliant and lucid portrait of North American society in the period from Obama’s presidency to Donald Trump’s.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Convenciones Julio César Turbay.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[63]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Jonathan Levi and Chucho Merchán in conversation with Marta Orrantia

The journalist Marta Orrantia, author of Mañana no te presentes, will talk to the US writer Jonathan Levi and the great Colombian musician Chucho Merchán. The most recent of Levi’s novels, Septimania, described by A. B. Yehoshua as “a love story, a kingdom, a novel of wild and rich imagination,” has recently been translated into Spanish. The work, praised as a “great fictional feat” by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, is set in Rome and Cambridge, UK, where, in the late 1970s, Levi co-founded Granta magazine and created the jazz fusion band Antares with Chucho Merchán. This will be the first time in almost forty years that Levi and Merchán meet to talk about England, love and music, and to play a Septimania song.

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[64]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Guillermo Arriaga in conversation with Marianne Ponsford

Film and literature

The novelist and screenplay writer, Guillermo Arriaga, the acclaimed author of the screenplays for Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel, presents his latest novel, El salvaje, which tells the parallel stories of Juan Guillermo, a teenaged orphan with a desire for revenge, and Amaruq, a man obsessed with the persecution of a wolf in the frozen lands of the Yukon. He will talk about his film work and his new novel with the publisher Marianne Ponsford.

Cinecolombia event

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio).

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[65]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Books and feminism: the library of Marguerite Durand. Lauren Bastide in conversation with Gabriela Jauregui

<locale name=\"es-ES\">Teen manifiesto</locale>

 The feminist journalist Lauren Bastide (France) was the editor of Elle France and television presenter in Canal+ and has created the podcasts Nouvelle Ecoutes, in which she interviews women. Lauren will speak with writer Gabriela Jauregui about the feminism´s history, tradition and its connection with literature through the figure of Marguerite Durand, creator of a library with more than 70,000 books and documents about women´s history and their fight for their rights.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

[66]

Date

27

Jan
2018

Haydée Milanés in concert

Since she started out as a solo singer in 2002 with her album Haydée (EMI Mexico), produced and composed by Descemer Bueno, this singer has taken the scene by storm with one of the most beautiful and genuine voices in Cuban popular music. She has performed concerts at major venues and events, including the San Sebastian International Jazz Festival (Spain), the Sao Paulo Latin American Festival (Brazil), La Trastienda (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the Jazz Café (San José, Costa Rica), and The Living Room, SOBs and the Zinc Bar jazz club (New York, United States).

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 21:00 - 22:00.

COP $50,000
Sunday, 28 January 2018

[68]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Gabrielle Walker in conversation with Rosie Boycott

SURA talk: Climate Change

Dr Gabrielle Walker is an expert on sustainability, clean energies and climate change and has written extensively for The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, offering different perspectives on the climate issue will talk about climate change with Rosie Boycott who, as well as having a distinguished career as a journalist, editor, author and consultant to the Mayor of London on sustainable food matters, often writes about the role of food in health and the fight against climate change.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[69]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Carmen Pardo and Valter Hugo Mãe in conversation with Camilo Hoyos

Music as a political expression

Music can be understood as an ephemeral art and politics as a transitory mood. If this is so, what is the relationship between the two? Carmen Pardo lectures on Barcelona University’s Master’s in Sound Art. She has extensively researched the soundscape of contemporary music and has published some of her findings in two important works: En el silencio de la cultura and La escucha oblicua: una invitación a John Cage. Valter Hugo Mãe is the author of books for children and adults, as well as a publisher, fine artist and singer. They will talk to the literary critic and columnist Camilo Hoyos about music as a political expression.

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

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[70]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Sergio del Molino and Sara Mesa in conversation with Eduardo Rabasa

The novelist and essayist Sergio del Molino has recently published the work of literary non-fiction La España vacía and the novel La mirada de los peces. Sara Mesa is an award-winning author of short stories and novels. Her work Cuatro por cuatro was shortlisted for the Herralde Novel Prize and Cicatriz was chosen as one of El País’s books of the year. These two Spanish writers, much acclaimed for their unique viewpoints and styles, will talk to Margarita Valencia about writing.

 

 

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 10:30 - 11:30.

COP $30,000

[71]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Alejandro Santos, Luke Harding and Yolanda Ruiz in conversation with Alec Russell

The media in the post-truth era

What is the media’s responsibility in this era of false news and disinformation? Alejandro Santos, editor of the magazine Semana; Luke Harding, journalist in The Guardian; and Yolanda Ruiz, producer of RCN Radio’s morning news programme, will talk about this and other matters with the British editor and journalist Alec Russell.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[72]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Michael Bhaskar and Peter Florence in conversation with Marianne Ponsford

The future of reading

Two views of the world of reading with two interesting thinkers. Michael Bhaskar is a publisher and writer who has drawn a map of the future of publishing, the media and the creative industries in his book The Content Machine. Peter Florence is the founder and director of the Hay Festival and has been working over 30 years in the book sector. This promises a fascinating discussion regarding the future of publishing, reading, and the book with Marianne Ponsford, director of CERLALC.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[73]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Magela Baudoin, Luis Noriega, Alejandro Morellón and Guillermo Martinez in conversation with Consuelo Gaitán

Memorable tales

 Four writers who have been awarded with the prestigious Hispano-American Gabriel García Márquez Short Story Prize will talk about the art of writing tales. Guillermo Martínez (Argentina), Magela Baudoin (Bolivia), Luis Noriega (Colombia) and Alejandro Morellón (Spain) are part of the current Spanish literary scenario. All of them will share their ideas and some tecniques about short stories´production with the audience.

 

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

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[74]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Gloria Susana Esquivel, Sara Mesa and Valter Hugo Mãe in conversation with Guido Tamayo

Surviving childhood

Gloria Esquivel’s first novel, Animales del fin del mundo, talks about the discoveries that change our lives in childhood. Hiding the difficult things, says the writer, only makes life more difficult in the long run. For Sara Mesa, an award-winning author of short stories and novels, life is immensely difficult and as soon as we enter the world we carry guilt and blame others. Her works include Cuatro por cuatro (shortlisted for the Herralde Novel Prize) and Cicatriz. Valter Hugo Mãe is the author of books for children and adults, as well as a publisher, fine artist and singer. His book O paraíso são os outros questions different formulas of love among people. This intriguing group will talk to Guido Tamayo about how to enrich the experience of childhood.

With the support of the Embassy of Portugal

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

COP $30,000

[75]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Christophe Galfard

The universe in your hand, a visual guide to the Big Bang

Starting from Earth, you will go through the immensity of the universe and discover its history. You will see how the stars and planets are born, how it is possible to calculate the distance to a far-off galaxy and how the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago. Christophe Galfard (France) is a Doctor of Physics from Cambridge University, where he studied under Stephen Hawking. With the goal of bringing science to those without specialist knowledge, he has featured on television programmes and offers answers on his website. His book The Universe in Your Hand, named best scientific book of 2015 in France, is a synthesis of his efforts to explain the universe to the general public.

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish available

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[76]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Azriel Bibliowicz, Alonso Cueto, Geoff Dyer, Yaa Gyasi, Edurne Portela, Eloy Tizón and Juan Gabriel Vásquez

In conversation with Carolina Robino. Favourite books: classic and contemporary authors

Eight writers from different parts of the world will talk about the books, whether classic or contemporary from female authors, that have most left their mark. This event promises to be a kind of group tour through the best and newest in world literature.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

 

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[77]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Gilmer Mesa in conversation with Jorge Eduardo Espinosa

Telling the story of those awful 1980s

The events of the first novel by Gilmer Mesa, La Cuadra, is settled on the most intense period of Pablo Escobar. In it, a group of friends from a neighbourhood infiltrated by drug trafficking take refuge in love, despite the brutality that mars their relationships. At this event, the journalist Jorge Eduardo Espinosa will ask about forms of narrating those times, including the role of memory and popular music.

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

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[78]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Juan Gossaín, Haydée Milanés and William Navarrete in conversation with Mario Jursich

Cuban music: old and new traditions

Although between the times of Benny Moré and “Cachaíto” López and our own days many new influences have entered into the island’s music, Cuba continues to export an essentially Cuban sound. To try to define what this means, three devotees will talk about Cuban music with the poet and writer Mario Jursich. The journalist and writer Juan Gossaín carries out research into the Caribbean spirit; William Navarrete is a Cuban poet, writer and art critic who now lives in France; and Haydée Milanés is one of the best-known Cuban singers today.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

COP $30,000

[79]

Date

28

Jan
2018

Jordi Montero in conversation with Hassan Nassar

For the Spanish neurologist, Jordi Montero, who in 2017 published the book Permiso para quejarse, what is behind chronic pain is emotion. We do not take into consideration our own culture when we have physical pain treated, nor do we listen to our own bodies. From a rigorous and optimistic point of view, this doctor has helped us to understand ourselves as humans and our reality, based on neurology and the relationship between the brain and pain. He will talk about these matters with the intellectual and Minister of Health and Social Protection. He will talk with journalist Hassan Nassar.

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

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2018

Héctor Abad Faciolince and Leila Guerriero in conversation with Jaime Abello

Two masters of creative non-fiction will talk about the attractions of their genre. Héctor Abad has published books such as Oblivion: A Memoir, which tells the story of his father, the doctor Héctor Abad Gómez, and the circumstances of his murder, as well as works of fiction such as The Farm. A regular columnist, Guerriero has also published outstanding works such as Los suicidas del fin del mundo and A Simple Story. In 2013 she received the González-Ruano Journalism Prize, granted by the Mapfre Foundation.

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

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Jan
2018

Ana Belén in conversation with Luis Alegre

On film

The singer and actor Ana Belén is one of Spain’s outstanding cultural figures, with an artistic career that includes over forty films, around thirty plays and over thirty-five albums. Winner in 2015 of a Latin Grammy for Musical Excellence, the Spanish Film Academy awarded her the 2017 Honorary Goya for being “a paramount figure for generations, whose face and voice play a central role within our filmography”. She will talk about her acting career with Luis Alegre.

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio).

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

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Jan
2018

Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Valeria Luiselli, Eduardo Plaza and Valentín Trujillo in conversation with Max Seitz

Bogotá39-2017. The era of disasters

Four authors reflect on writing during this turbulent period, in which the media constantly talk about natural disasters, political changes, polarization and disillusionment. Valeria Luiselli (Mexico), Valentín Trujillo (Uruguay), Eduardo Plaza (Chile) and Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba) will talk about writing fiction in this context.

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

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

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Jan
2018

Alonso Salazar in conversation with Mario Jursich

There was no party

Alonso Salazar, former Mayor of Medellin, has published a number of books on the reality of Colombia, especially in terms of understanding the phenomenon of drug trafficking and its sickly hold on society. No nacimos pa´semilla (1990), La parábola de Pablo (2001) and Profeta en el desierto: Vida y muerte de Luis Carlos Galán (2003) are his most important books. He will talk to the writer Mario Jursich about his most recent book, No hubo fiesta, in which the author draws intimate portraits of the main figures in the war, including Bateman, Pizarro, Marulanda, Iván Ríos and Carlos Castaño.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 17:30 - 18:30.

COP $30,000

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Jan
2018

Daniel Samper Pizano, and Juan Gossaín in conversation with Hernán Villa Ortega

Be corroncho please!

What does it mean to be corroncho? If it means someone ordinary, without broad horizons, or who dresses in an outlandish matter, then can a corroncho not also be someone who lives in the coastal region? Hernán “El Corroncho” Villa has been advocating corronchismo for fifty years, and has become its ideologue. He also wrote the classic porro, El Corroncho, which Alfredo Gutiérrez recorded in 1980. He is a cultural investigator and has his own definition of the word: a corroncho is an honest, distinguished, cheerful and friendly person. This multi-talented minstrel, winner of a Latin Grammy in 2012, will talk to the corronchólogos Daniel Samper Pizano and Juan Gossaín. The discussion will be accompanied by box drum, guacharaca and accordion.

Cartagena de Indias-Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

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Jan
2018

Lee Maracle and Miguel Rocha Vivas in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Indigenous rights and traditions

 

Lee Maracle is a member of the Stó:lo nation whose territory is located in Canada. She is a poet and the author of a number of novels, short stories and non-fiction books in which her culture and traditions are represented. In 2016 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among young aboriginals. In a conversation chaired by the journalist and researcher Ingrid Bejerman, Maracle will talk to Miguel Rocha Vivas about indigenous rights and traditions.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

 

 

Cartagena de Indias-Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

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Jan
2018

Ignacio Castillo, Miguel Salazar and Clare Weiskopf in conversation with Sergio Dahbar

The challenges of moviemaking in Latin America

The directors of El Inca (Venezuela) Ciro y Yo (Colombia) and Amazona (Colombia) share a stage to talk about the difficulties of making films in the region. From funding to distribution, the independent film industry is changing. But, how far is there still to go?

Cartagena de Indias-Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio).

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000

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Jan
2018

Martín Felipe Castagnet, Daniel Ferreira, Daniel Saldaña París and Claudia Ulloa Donoso in conversation with Leila Guerriero

Bogotá39-2017. Writing and other matters

When taking the decision to write full time, particularly for young writers, the matter of earning a living must first be resolved. Four outstanding Latin American writers aged under 40, Martín Felipe Castagnet (Argentina), Daniel Ferreira (Colombia), Daniel Saldaña París (Mexico) and Claudia Ulloa (Peru) will talk about their respective careers as journalists or publishers, and what this work has contributed to their literature, or vice versa.

Cartagena de Indias-UNIBAC.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

COP $30,000