Thursday, 30 January 2020

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Screening of Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power

For a year a Canadian film crew had exclusive access to Margaret Atwood as she travelled the world to speaking engagements (including the Hay Festival), and a family vacation to Iceland. Everywhere, she is welcomed by admiring crowds of all ages. The documentary delves into Atwood’s “backstory”, growing up in the Canadian wilderness, her early days as a poet at Harvard where she married a classmate, later in Toronto meeting her life-partner, author and activist Graeme Gibson. Atwood’s major works are threaded through the film, revealing the personal and societal factors that inform her stories. Atwood has written 60 books translated into 20 languages - poetry, prose, non-fiction and a graphic novel. Co-Directors/Producers Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont will introduce the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A.

Duration: 92 minutes

Event in English

Multiplex Plaza Bocagrande (sala 5).

Time: 10:00 - 12:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Maribel Verdú in conversation with Roberto Pombo

Maribel Verdú is a Spanish actor and winner of two Goya Awards, the Spanish National Cinematography Prize and a Gold Medal given by the Spanish Film Academy in recognition of her career in Spain. In Mexico she won an Ariel Award for Best Actress for Pan’s Labyrinth, a film directed by Guillermo del Toro and that won three Oscars. She has worked with international directors such as Bigas Luna, Francis Ford Coppola and Alfonso Cuarón, under whose direction she starred in Y tu mamá también, a film that has become a classic in Latin American cinema. She is a member of the Hollywood, Spanish, Mexican and European film academies, and is the actress who has been nominated for most Goya Awards. She will talk to Roberto Pombo.

Supported by El Tiempo

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Diaries and life. Héctor Abad Faciolince in conversation with Guillermo Altares

The Colombian writer, translator and journalist Héctor Abad Faciolince is the author of over fifteen books of short stories, essays, poetry and fiction for adults and children, including his award-winning book, Oblivion (2006). It tells the story of his father, the doctor and human rights activist Héctor Abad Gómez, and the circumstances of his killing at the hands of a paramilitary group. In 2016 he founded the independent publishing company Angosta Editores and in 2019 he published Lo que fue presente: Diarios (1985-2006). He will talk to Guillermo Altares.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 16:00 - 17:00.

COP $35,000

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Maribel Abello and Dionne Brand in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

The poet, novelist, essayist and documentary-maker Dionne Brand (Trinidad and Tobago-Canada) won the Toronto Book Award for her novel Theory (2019). The book features a protagonist whose gender and name are not specified, who tells of amorous adventures with Selah, Yara and Odalys while writing an ambitious doctoral thesis with the goal of transforming the way the world understands history, culture, gender, race and social class. The book by Maribel Abello Banfi, Hasta ahora te creo, is a gripping book telling a number of stories of women oppressed by the patriarchal structure of the Colombian Caribbean. They will talk to Ingrid Bejerman.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available 

Sponsored by Blue Metropolis

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 16:00 - 17:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Camilo Restrepo in conversation with Camilo Jiménez Santofimio

In 2010, the Colombian artist Camilo Restrepo won a Fulbright Scholarship and a year later he was nominated for a Luis Caballero Prize, Colombia’s most important award for artists aged over 35. Since then he has shown his work at solo exhibitions in Medellin, Bogota, Los Angeles and Encinitas. In 2002 he published his first book, La foto de identidad: Fragmentos para una estética. His latest book is called Alias (2019). He will talk to Camilo Jiménez Santofimio, editor of Arcadia magazine.

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 16:00 - 17:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Reading club: Melba Escobar, La mujer que hablaba sola

These book club events are a forum for presenting the work of our favourite writers in an intimate format and in the company of Ana María Aponte. Melba Escobar is the author of La mujer que hablaba sola (2019), a novel that gives voice to the character of Cecilia Palacios, a mother whose monologue depicts the violence of Colombia. As in previous books, Escobar shows the reality of a country characterized by classicism and radical ideologies, while questioning the constant contradiction of it all. Those attending should read the book before the event.

Casa HAY - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 16:00 - 17:30.

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30

Jan
2020

Philippe Claudel in conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Philippe Claudel is the author of well-known books including Grey Souls and Brodeck which, with an atmosphere enshrouded in mystery, deal with the events of the past and how they determine our perception of the present. Claudel, who is also a film director, has received numerous recognitions of his literary merit since the early stages of his career and is one of French literature’s most outstanding figures. At this event he will talk to Felipe Restrepo Pombo about his latest novels, Inhumaines (2017) and L’archipel du chien (2018), in which Claudel uses the fable form to question the most absurd and alienating facets of our existence, subtly undertaking a biting criticism of today’s society.

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish available 

With the support of the Embassy of France  

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 18:00 - 19:00.

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30

Jan
2020

Identity, migration and living together. Inua Ellams in conversation with Claire Armitstead

Poet, dramatist, performer and designer, Inua Ellams is one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed creators today for his varied body of work. He is a member of the Royal Society of Literature in that country and is an ambassador of the Ministry of Stories, an organization that promotes writing potential among young people aged 8 to 18. He has published four poetry books, including The Half-God of Rainfalland, and he won the Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival for his play The 14th Tale. He is also the creator of the multi-award winning international hit play The Barbershop Chronicles. As well as his graphic and literary production, he created the Midnight Run events, urban walks from dusk until dawn, and the R.A.P. Parties, which combine the poetry slam format with urban music. He will talk to Claire Armitstead about his work, which skilfully deals with identity, migrations and learning to live together.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room.They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of the British Council

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 18:00 - 19:00.

COP $35,000

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Date

30

Jan
2020

William Ospina in conversation with Sandra Borda

The award-winning poet, non-fiction writer and novelist William Ospina has doctorates from three universities: the Autónoma Latinoamericana in Medellin, Tolima University and the University of Santiago de Cali. His sixth novel, Guayacanal (2019), tells the story of his great-grandparents and grandparents, set on the family farm which gives its name to the book. Among the magic of music and horrors of war, Ospina covers the history of the conquest and colonial period, as well as the early 20th century in a country of exuberant vitality that has never escaped from violence. He will talk to Sandra Borda.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Time: 18:00 - 19:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Joseph Zárate in conversation with Javier Lafuente

The Peruvian writer, publisher and journalist Joseph Zárate talks about his first book, Guerras del interior, which presents, through individual stories, three of Latin America’s central problems: the search for gold, oil and wood. In it, Zárate denounces the social, economic, political and environmental conflicts that are tearing inland Peru apart, while also examining the personal, psychological and emotional struggles of the people who decide to defend and preserve their lands, customs and identities. In conversation with Javier Lafuente.

With the support of the Embassy of Peru 

UNIBAC.

Time: 18:00 - 19:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Constitutional populism. Allan Brewer-Carias and Rodrigo Uprimny in conversation with Sergio Dahbar

Should elected representatives be allowed to make changes to a country’s Constitution? Many of today’s leaders wish to do so. Allan Brewer-Carías (Venezuela), one of the most prominent jurists in the Americas, has written extensively on legal issues. Rodrigo Uprimny, a Colombian jurist who specializes in constitutional law, currently works as a member of the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and as a researcher at the Dejusticia Centre for Legal, Juridical and Social Studies, an organization he has been at the head of for ten years. They will talk to the publisher Sergio Dahbar.

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 18:00 - 19:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Latin America's challenges. Juan Manuel Santos in conversation with Moisés Naím

The former president and 2016 Nobel Peace laureate, Juan Manuel Santos, talks about the journey he undertook during his presidency in his book La batalla por la paz (2019). He will talk to the journalist Moisés Naím about the challenges facing the continent: environmental issues, the rise of populism, migrations, etc.

The book signing will take place the following day, Friday 31 January, at 11 am at Casa HAY (first floor terrace)

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 20:00 - 21:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Fernando Trueba in conversation with Luis Alegre

The film screenwriter, director and producer Fernando Trueba (Spain) has been working in the industry since 1980 when he directed his first work, Ópera prima. Since then he has worked with actors such as Ana Belén, Miranda Richardson, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Penelope Cruz, Jean Rochefort and Claudia Cardinale. He has been the Chair of the Spanish Film Academy (which gives the Goya Awards), has been made a Knight of the Arts and Letters in France and has his own star on the Cannes Walk of Fame. In 1993 he won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for Belle Époque and his films have won a total of nine Goya awards. He will talk about his cinematographic work with Luis Alegre.

Spain - Colombia Dialogues. With the support of the Embassy of Spain in Colombia

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Time: 20:00 - 21:00.

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Date

30

Jan
2020

Participante

Juan Perro in concert - General ticket

The former vocalist of the Spanish band Radio Futura, Santiago Auserón, presents his new repertory under the name Juan Perro, combining the Afro-American inheritance (the blues, R&B, rock, soul and jazz standards) with the Afro-Latin -particularly Cuban- tradition and the musics of the Iberian Peninsula. At this gala, Juan Perro shares the stage with five top jazz musicians: guitarist Joan Vinyals, trumpet player David Pastor, saxophone player Gabriel Amargant, bassist Isaac Coll and drummer Pere Foved. Auserón completes the unbeatable sextet of Juan Perro. General ticket.

Explanada del Centro de Convenciones.

Time: 21:00 - 22:00.

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30

Jan
2020

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Juan Perro in concert - Stalls

The former vocalist of the Spanish band Radio Futura, Santiago Auserón, presents his new repertory under the name Juan Perro, combining the Afro-American inheritance (the blues, R&B, rock, soul and jazz standards) with the Afro-Latin -particularly Cuban- tradition and the musics of the Iberian Peninsula. At this gala, Juan Perro shares the stage with five top jazz musicians: guitarist Joan Vinyals, trumpet player David Pastor, saxophone player Gabriel Amargant, bassist Isaac Coll and drummer Pere Foved. Auserón completes the unbeatable sextet of Juan Perro. Stalls.

Explanada del Centro de Convenciones.

Time: 21:00 - 22:00.

Friday, 31 January 2020

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Date

31

Jan
2020

Presentation of the 10th Editorial Talent Event. TABLE 1. Bigger and bigger. Is the concentration of publishing companies an unstoppable phenomenon?

Presentation of the 10th Editorial Talent Event

Speakers: First Lady María Juliana Ruiz, Adriana González Hassig, coordinator of the Cultural Entrepeneur Group of the Culture Ministery of Colombia, Miguel Albero, AECID’s Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations, Sofía Mata, Director of the Cartagena Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española and Cristina Fuentes La Roche, International director of Hay Festival. 

Featuring the show by the master Guillermo Valencia from the village of Palenquito - Bolívar, who will read the story El entierro de Cha Lole, which becomes lumbalú, son de negro and bullerengue. A literary stage production which becomes theater and bullerengue.

TABLE 1. Bigger and bigger. Is the concentration of publishing companies an unstoppable phenomenon?

Moderator: Daniel Fernández. President of Edhasa Editorial and Castalia and president of CEDRO.

Participants: Mariana Marczuk. Editorial Planeta Colombia

Sigrid Kraus. Ediciones Salamandra, Spain

Eduardo Riestra. Ediciones del Viento, Spain

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (salón Mutis).

Time: 09:30 - 10:30.

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Date

31

Jan
2020

What's going on with left wing politics? Dilma Rousseff in conversation with Javier Moreno

Dilma Rousselff is a Brazilian economist and politician who occupied the presidency of her country from January of 2011 to August of 2016, being the first woman to be elected President of Brazil. She was reelected in 2014,  defeating the coalition of center-right wing parties and thus giving continuity to her center-left wing government with the Worker's Party, succeding President Lula. Rouseff will talk to Javier Moreno, director of El País América, about the future of left wing politics in Latin American.

Simultaneous translation from Portuguese to Spanish available 

Event coorganized with El País

Centro de Convenciones.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2020

Ha-Joon Chang in conversation with Adolfo Meisel

Ha-Joon Chang (UK/South Korea) is a specialist in development economics, studying and criticizing the neoliberal model. He has been an advisor to the World Bank and the United Nations and has written over 15 books. His most recent work is Economics. The User’s Guide, which sets out the pros and cons of different economic theories and how different models which operate around the world influence the daily lives of every person on the planet. He will talk to Adolfo Meisel.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available 

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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31

Jan
2020

Tracking down Colombia's other histories. Maribel Abello, Juan Leonel Giraldo and Vanessa de la Torre in conversation with Margarita Vidal

With a gripping narrative, Hasta ahora te creo by Maribel Abello Banfi tells a number of stories of women oppressed by the patriarchal structure of the Colombian Caribbean. Juan Leonel Giraldo is the author of El agua de abajo, a collection of 25 essays which show Colombia from the point of view of craftspeople, fishermen, peasants, artists, sportspeople and activists who make up a country of great human diversity, but one which is hardly known. Vanessa de la Torre (Colombia) has just published the book Historias de amor en campos de guerra, which brings together the testimonies of six extraordinary women who, for different reasons, became victims during an armed conflict they thought they could never escape and who, in the midst of this drama, experienced intense and memorable amorous adventures. They will talk to Margarita Vidal.

UNIBAC.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2020

Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos. Miguel Barrero in conversation with Alberto Manguel

Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos (Hispano-American Notebooks) promotes knowledge and exchange among writers of different generations and nationalities, united by the same language and a literary tradition enriched by authors of different origins. The project consists of an established author choosing a young writer from the other shore of the Atlantic. In this case, Alberto Manguel (Argentina-Canada) has chosen the Spanish writer Miguel Barrero, author of El rinoceronte y el poeta, among many other novels. This is an event that aims to build bridges between different continents and perspectives.

With the support of AECID

Casa HAY (Salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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31

Jan
2020

Etgar Keret in conversation with Diego Rabasa

Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer, television screenwriter and film director, as well as one of the most read contemporary Hebrew-language authors. He has recently published a book of collected stories in Spanish, which submits the reader to his trademark situations: both extraordinary and everyday at the same time. He will talk to Diego Rabasa.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2020

Reading club: Javier Cercas, Terra Alta

These book club events are a forum for presenting the work of our favourite writers in an intimate format and in the company of Margarita Valencia. Javier Cercas is the author of the award-winning Terra Alta, a novel which recently won the 2019 Planeta Prize. The story tells of a crime in the Terra Alta district, which is investigated by a young police office called Melchor Martín. This event and the subsequent investigation introduce a character who is trying to find his place in the world, while offering us the chance to reflect on the value of the law, justice and vengeance. Those attending should read the book before the event.

Casa HAY - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30.

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Date

31

Jan
2020

Participante

Screening of La niña de tu ojos

The Spanish director Fernando Trueba presents one of his most acclaimed films, La niña de tus ojos (1998), starring Penelope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Loles León, Rosa María Sardà, Jesús Bonilla, Neus Asensi and Santiago Segura. The film was nominated for 18 Goya Awards, of which it won seven, including Best Film. In the film, Trueba tells us the story of a group of Spanish filmmakers who are invited to Nazi Germany to film the double version -that is, German and Spanish- of a musical drama set in Andalucía, La niña de tus ojos, in the UFA Berlin Studios. 

Language: Spanish 

Running time: 121 minutes

Universidad Los Libertadores.

Time: 10:00 - 12:00.

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31

Jan
2020

TABLE 2. Books on their travels. The present and future of commercial distribution

Moderator: Andrés Ossa, director of CERLALC

Speakers: Emilia Franco De Arcila. Siglo del Hombre, Colombia

Juan Orozco, Ícaro Libros, Colombia  

Paca Flores. Contexto de Editores, Colombia

Diego Rabasa. Sexto Piso, México

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (salón Mutis).

Time: 11:15 - 12:15.

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Date

31

Jan
2020

David Wallace-Wells in conversation with Rosie Boycott

David Wallace-Wells (United States) graduated in History from Brown University and since then has worked as a journalist, producing some outstanding reporting on climate change. He is the author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming (2019), a book that deals with the urgent nature of the threats that climate change poses to life on Earth and the ecological disaster that could occur within a generation. He will talk to Rosie Boycott. 

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available 

Sponsored by Coosalud

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2020

Margaret Atwood in conversation with Peter Florence

The acclaimed Canadian writer Margaret Atwood presents her most recent work, The Testaments (2019), co-winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize. After 34 years, Atwood expands on the universe of The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) with a sequel situated fifteen years after the events related in the first book and told from the perspective of Aunt Lydia, an antagonist in The Handmaid’s Tale; Agnes, an inhabitant of the country of Gilead, a dystopian version of what the United States could become, governed by a theocratic regime; and Daisy, a woman who lives in Canada. Cracks are beginning to appear in the Republic of Gilead and these three women come together, despite their radically different realities, at a time of potential change. Margaret Atwood talks to Peter Florence.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available 

Sponsored by SURA, Bancolombia and Protección

 

Centro de Convenciones.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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31

Jan
2020

Trans.MISSION II: The history of life. Understanding the natural resources of Colombia. Juan Cárdenas, María Paula Escobar Tello and Julieth Serrano in conversation with Alejandro Millán

What happens when you bring together people who hold outstanding positions in their field, but when these fields are very different from each other? The result is a unique perspective and a new way of seeing the world. Our participants have collaborated to create a piece of original work that will explore the problems in socio-ecological systems in the regions of Boyacá and Cundinamarca, and their response to environmental transformations, including climate change, land use, social and political changes, and the role and value underlying the biodiversity of these ecosystems. Juan Cárdenas is a writer, creative writing teacher and activist who has worked extensively with Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities in order to track oral traditions. The lead scientists are Dr Millner, of Bristol University; Professor White, of York University; and France Gerard, a scientist from the UK’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. They will be represented by Dr Julieth Serrano an expert in biodiversity, forest resilience and ecosystem services in Colombia. Dr María Paula Escobar Tello is a cultural and environmental geographer and Lecturer in Farm Animal Science at the University of Bristol. In conversation with BBC journalist Alejandro Millán. Presented by Andy Fryers.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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31

Jan
2020

Dolores Reyes in conversation with Margarita Valencia

Dolores Reyes (Argentina) presents her literary debut, Cometierra, a novel set among violence and injustice. The protagonist, Cometierra, is an adolescent who has demonstrated clairvoyant powers from a young age. She has the difficult task of helping others find disappeared loved ones while she lives with her brother. This new fiction writer will talk about her powerful first work with Margarita Valencia.

UNIBAC.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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31

Jan
2020

10*30 selection. Miguel Barrero, Inés Martín Rodrigo and Alejandro Morellón in conversation with Miguel Albero

10 de 30 is a group publication promoted by the AECID programme which compiles texts by ten writers aged under 40 in order to promote new Spanish writing abroad. The book includes all the writing in two languages (Spanish and English). On this occasion, we host three of the selection’s authors. Miguel Barrero, author of El rinoceronte y el poeta, Inés Martín Rodrigo, author of Azules son las horas, and judge of the Ojo Crítico Fiction Prize. Alejandro Morellón, author of the novel Caballo sea la noche and winner of the Gabriel García Márquez Hispano-American Short Story Prize. They will talk to Miguel Albero, Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations of AECID.

With the support of AECID

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Date

31

Jan
2020

MESA 3. Right to dream, right to earn. Copyright and intellectual property

Speakers: Ana María Cabanellas, Vicepresident of the Argentinian Centre for Reprographic Rights, Daniel Fernández, President of the Spanish Centre for Reprographic Rights (CEDRO), Spain, and a Nathalia Gómez Vargas manager from the Colombian Centre for Reprographic Rights

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (salón Mutis).

Time: 12:30 - 13:30.

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31

Jan
2020

Istanbul. A Tale of Three Cities. Bettany Hughes in conversation with Peter Florence

Bettany Hughes is an English historian who specializes in classical history. She is the author of Istanbul. A Tale of Three Cities, about the great city which has been the capital of four empires and is the perfect example of the meeting between the Eastern and the Western worlds. From Christianity to Islam; from Phoenicians and Greeks to Vikings; and from Byzantium and Constantinople to today’s Turkish capital, Hughes tells of the great transformations undergone by the city, central to so many peoples and cultures. She will talk to Peter Florence.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of the British Council

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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31

Jan
2020

The Genius of Birds. Lecture by Jennifer Ackerman

Jennifer Ackerman (United States) has dedicated the last three decades to writing about nature and science. The author of seven books, her most recent work is the international bestseller The Genius of Birds (2017). In her talk, based on her latest book, she explores the genius of birds and gives us a close-up view of the mysteries of the brains and clever behavior of birds. Ackerman will tell us stories and show photographs that document her global research. We will learn how birds use their remarkable mental abilities, how they learn from each other, navigate, use their extraordinary memories, create artworks, communicate using systems that are similar to our own languages, and even transfer cultural traditions from bird to bird.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

COP $35,000

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Date

31

Jan
2020

Valeria Luiselli in conversation with Sara Malagón

Valeria Luiselli was one of the Bogotá39-2017 writers, a list of 39 outstanding Latin American fiction writers under 40. Her most recent books include Los niños perdidos (2016), about the treatment received under the US immigration system by children who cross the border alone; and the novel Lost Children Archive (2019), which tells the story of a couple in crisis who travel overland from New York to Arizona with their children. Both parents are documentary makers wrapped up in their own projects: he studies the Apaches and the terrible abuses against them and she works on child migrations. Caught up in occurrences and conversations, the children mix up the two subjects and start to imagine adventures of indigenous resistance, violence and displacement. Luiselli will talk to Sara Malagón.

Sponsored by Arcadia

UNIBAC.

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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31

Jan
2020

Clara Grima in conversation with Ana Pais

Clara Grima, a Mathematics doctor from the University of Seville, lecturer and popular mathematician, is the author of ¡Que las matemáticas te acompañen!, a book that talks about all kinds of situations in which numbers are present in everyday life, often without us noticing it at first sight. She will also talk about Mujeres de ciencia, a fascinating look at the lives and especially the important discoveries of four major women scientists in a world that was not prepared to recognize their great scientific talent. She will talk to the BBC journalist Ana Pais.

With the support of PROMIGAS/SURTIGAS and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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TABLE 4. National literatures & global markets

Moderator: Nubia Macías 

Participants: Diego Rabasa. Editorial Sexto Piso, Mexico

Catalina González Restrepo. Luna Libros, Colombia

Raquel Franco. Pequeño Editor, Argentina

Julián Lacalle. Pepitas Ed., Spain

 

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (salón Mutis).

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

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WORKSHOP. How to sell translation rights to English-language publishers

Given by Anne-Solange Noble, Editions Gallimard, France

Anne-Solange Noble, who was born and grew up in Canada, has been an International Rights Manager for 34 years in Paris, first with Flammarion, and since 1992 at the prestigious French literary publishing house, Gallimard.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (salón Blas de Lezo).

Time: 15:30 - 16:30.

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Reading Club: Guillermo Martínez, Los crímenes de Alicia

These book club events are a forum for presenting the work of our favourite writers in an intimate format and in the company of Ana María Aponte. Guillermo Martínez is the author of Los crímenes de Alicia, which takes us back to Oxford in 1994 and tells the story of a series of crimes involving a young woman, Kristen Hill, the celebrated professor of Logic, Arthur Seldom, and a young Maths student, who together will try to find the answer to the mystery. Martínez brings literary history to the detective story, mingling bookishness and intrigue. Those attending should read the book before the event. 

Casa HAY - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 16:00 - 17:30.

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TABLE 5. Women edit

This table is organized in homage to the book of the same name edited by Margarita Valencia and Paula Andrea Marín and published by Editorial Ariel. Without a doubt, one of the great pieces of news in the last 15 years is the massive incorporation of women into the world of publishing.

Speakers: Paula Andrea Marín and Margarita Valencia, educators and researchers on the Master’s in Publishing Studies programme of the Caro y Cuervo Institute, Pilar Gutiérrez, an editor at Tragaluz Editores and Marianne Ponsford.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (salón Mutis).

Time: 16:45 - 17:45.

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Theatre. Lisa Dwan and Alice Zeniter in conversation with Jonathan Levi

Lisa Dwan is an Irish performer, director and writer, member of MIT Arts. Dwan writes, presents, lectures and teaches regularly on theatre, culture, genre and Beckett. She is also co-author with Margaret Atwood of a new version of the play Medea. She is crrently shooting a new TV series called TOP BOY. Alice Zeniter is a French novelist and dramatist. Her second novel, Jusque dans nos bras, was published in 2010 and received the Porte Dorée and Laurence Trân literary prizes. In 2017 she published L’arte de perdre, which tells a story about identity, with a family history involving both France and Algeria. A novel that talks about the freedom to be who we are, which may go beyond legacies and social norms. The novel won the 2017 Le Monde literary prize, the Nancy-Le Point Booksellers’ Prize, the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens and others. They will talk to Jonathan Levi.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of Culture Ireland and the Embassy of France

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Let's talk about salsa. Leonardo Padura in conversation with Daniel Samper Pizano

In his book Los rostros de la salsa, Leonardo Padura offers profiles of great salsa musicians such as Rubén Blades, Mario Bauzá, Cachao López, Papo Lucca, Juan Luis Guerra, Willie Colón, Johnny Pacheco and Juan Formell. These interviews with those who the author calls “the principal figures in Caribbean music” create a guide for us to sail the waters of one of the great musical styles of the Caribbean. Padura talks to Daniel Samper Pizano.

Sponsored by SURA, Bancolombia and Protección

Centro de Convenciones.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

COP $55,000

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Bolivar: the Liberator. Marie Arana in conversation with William Ospina

The writer, publisher and journalist Marie Arana (Peru-United States) studied Russian Language and Literature at Northwestern University and did a Master’s in Linguistics and Socio-linguistics at Hong Kong University. She has been Vice-president and Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster, Chief Writer of the book section of The Washington Post and is a member of the Academic Council of the US Library of Congress. She has recently published a Spanish-language edition of the incisive biographical work Bolivar.The Epic Life of the Man Who Liberated South America. She will talk to William Ospina.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

COP $35,000

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What do books taste of? Sergio Ramírez in conversation with José Antonio Carbonell

The Nicaraguan Rubén Darío, as well as being a poet, journalist, writer and diplomat, was one of the first foodies, over a century before the term was invented. This fact is clearly reflected in the book A la mesa con Rubén Darío, by Sergio Ramírez. Based on that investigation, Ramírez, winner of the 2017 Cervantes Prize, will talk to José Antonio Carbonell, editor of Biblioteca Básica de Cocinas Tradicionales de Colombia, about the important role that food and drink have played in Latin American literature over the last century and how, through books, we can discover the changes to eating habits in the region, the splendid mixture of Latin and Caribbean cuisines, and the social importance of the art of knowing how to eat.

This event is organized by the Fundación Gabo thanks to the support of the Fundación BAT Colombia

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Latest novels. Juan Cárdenas and Rodrigo Hasbún in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Juan Cárdenas has recently published Elástico de sombra, a novel about a group of practitioners of an ancient Afro-Colombian martial art who are in search of the “games of shadows” combat techniques that have been practically forgotten, especially the legendary art of the “shadow elastic”, which allows the person who masters it to fight in total darkness. The Bolivian author Rodrigo Hasbún has recently published Los años invisibles, a novel set in Cochabamba in the 1990s and present day Houston. A group of teenagers are experiencing a turbulent final year of school, with one involved in several affairs, including one with a teacher twice his age. Twenty years later, a friend from this group decides to tell these stories. Hasbún has lived in Chile, did postgraduate studies in Barcelona and took a doctorate at Cornell University in the United States. They will talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo.

With the support of Banco de la República

UNIBAC.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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TABLE 6. Did it happen all of a sudden? The rise of independent publishing

Moderator: Paco Goyanes, Librerías Cálamo, Spain

Speakers: Rodnei Casares. Libros del Fuego, Venezuela-Colombia-Chile

Alexandra Pareja. Angosta Editores, Colombia

Paca Flores. Editorial Periférica, Spain

Emilia Franco De Arcila. Siglo del Hombre, Colombia

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (salón Mutis).

Time: 18:00 - 19:00.

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Muriel Barbery in conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Muriel Barbery is the author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, winner of the French Booksellers’ Prize, included by The New York Times on its bestseller list, and made into the 2008 film Le Hérisson by director Mona Achache. Her first novel, published in the year 2000, was Gourmet Rhapsody, winner of the Meilleur Livre de Littérature Gourmande award. Her latest novels are The Life of Elves and Un Étrange Pays, an epic fantasy. Born in Casablanca, Barbery has lived in Kyoto, Amsterdam and Paris, and currently lives in the French countryside. She will talk to Felipe Restrepo Pombo.

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish available

With the support of the Embassy of France

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Edoardo Albinati in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

The Italian novelist Edoardo Albinati has won the Strega Prize, Italy’s highest literary award, for his novel, The Catholic School. The work is based on the true story of a group of young students who, in 1975, committed a series of brutal crimes. The perpetrators were former pupils at a prestigious Catholic school, which Albinati was attending when the crimes occurred. This novel examines, from the point of view of someone close to the context, the palpable results in society of an education based on restrictions and pieties. He will talk to Héctor Abad Faciolince.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from Italian to Spanish available

With the support of Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Javier Cercas in conversation with Santiago Gamboa

The work of the Spanish writer Javier Cercas has been translated into over thirty languages. His bibliography includes novels and essays and various mixtures of the two, as well as many translations of authors such as H.G. Wells and Quim Monzó. He has won awards in Italy, France, Chile, the United Kingdom and Spain. His latest novel, Terra Alta, features Melchor Marín, a young police officer who is sent to solve the case of the torture and murder of three businessmen in the Terra Alta district. He will talk to Santiago Gamboa.

Spain - Colombia Dialogues. With the support of the Embassy of Spain in Colombia

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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2020

Poetry gala

The traditional poetry gala is the time for poets to read us a selection of their work, featuring the Portuguese poet Ana Luísa Amaral; the Canadian writer Dionne Brand; the Colombian poet, journalist and translator Gloria Esquivel; the Colombian poet and writer William Ospina; and the Uruguayan poet Ida Vitale. Presented by Liliet Heredero.

With the support of the Embassy of Portugal and Blue Metropolis

UNIBAC.

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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TABLE 7. Looking to the past, seeing the future. Cultural criticism

Moderator: Guillermo Altares, El País, Madrid- Spain

Speakers: Sergio Vila-Sanjuán, Cultura/s La Vanguardia, Barcelona-Spain

Inés Martín Rodrigo, ABC, Madrid-Spain

Sara Malagón Llano, Revista Arcadia, Bogota-Colombia

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (salón Mutis).

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

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Andrea Wulf in conversation with Guillermo Altares

Andrea Wulf is the author of the acclaimed The Invention of Nature, a biography that is so exciting it can be read as an adventure book. In it she tells the story of Alexander von Humboldt, the great German explorer, who opened the doors to an understanding of nature as we perceive it today. In 2019 she published The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, an illustrated book about the travels of this explorer, considered to be the father of Ecology. The ideal visual accessory to Wulf’s studies.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Sponsored by Esenttia and the support of Eccles Centre for American Studies

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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The challenges of climate change 1. Philip Ball, Rosie Boycott and David Wallace-Wells in conversation with Peter Florence

As technology advances, the world population and our consumption levels rise; three participants consider the problems and possible solutions that we should understand and adopt as a species, the species responsible for an unprecedented environmental crisis. The physicist, chemist and popular scientist Philip Ball is the author of many books covering matters from the molecular structure of water to quantum physics. He has a special interest in genetic engineering and its implications for humanity’s future. Rosie Boycott is a writer, publisher, journalist and advisor to the Mayor of London on strategies to guarantee healthy, universal and sustainable food. The historian and journalist David Wallace-Wells specializes in research into climate change, as summarized in his book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. They will talk to Peter Florence.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Sponsored by ISA - Conexiones que Inspiran

Centro de Convenciones.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Telling tales. Karina Pacheco and Evelio Rosero in conversation with Juan Diego Mejía

The writer, publisher and Doctor in American Anthropology from Madrid’s Complutense University, Karina Pacheco (Peru) is the author of four books of short stories, including Lluvia. Evelio Rosero (Colombia) won the 2006 National Literature Prize and the Tusquets Novel Prize. In 2019 he published the collection of his short fiction, Cuentos completos. They will talk about this popular genre with Juan Diego Mejía.

With the support of the Embassy of Peru

UNIBAC.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Strategies for writing a thriller. Santiago Gamboa and Guillermo Martínez in conversation with Sergio Vila-Sanjuán

Santiago Gamboa is one of the most popular Colombian writers in his country and abroad. This philologist, diplomat, journalist and author of 16 books has just published Será larga la noche, whose characters include a boy, a Bogota public prosecutor, a journalist and a former FARC guerrilla who have to untangle a violent confrontation in a remote corner of Cauca. The Argentinean writer and mathematician Guillermo Martínez has recently won the Nadal Novel Prize for Los crímenes de Alicia. Set in Oxford in 1994, the novel tells of a series of crimes that occur when, after the publication of Lewis Carroll’s diaries, a young woman discovers that a key page has been mysteriously torn from the original diaries. They will talk about the challenges of writing suspense with Sergio Vila-Sanjuán.

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Participante

Screening of Chicuarotes

The latest film directed by Gael García Bernal (Mexico) tells the story of "Cagalera" and "Moloteco", two teenagers who live in the town of San Gregorio Atlapulco, in the municipality of Xochimilco, Mexico City. Aming to get out of the poverty they find themselves in, the friends begin to commit a series of criminal acts that start escalating in proportion and severity. The film explores the limits of loyalty and the boldness of characters who are permanently subjected to fear, violence and abandonment.   

Running time: 96 minutes

With the support of Cine Colombia

 

Multiplex Plaza Bocagrande (sala 5).

Time: 10:00 - 12:00.

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Reading Club: Margarita García Robayo, Primera persona

These book club events are a forum for presenting the work of our favourite writers in an intimate format and in the company of David Lara. Margarita García Robayo is the author of the book of autobiographical stories Primera persona, in which the Cartagena writer examines her own private life, touching on experiences connected to themes such as love, sexuality, maternity, frustration and insanity. Those attending should read the book before the event.

Casa HAY - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 11:00 - 12:30.

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Populism on the Rise and the Crisis of Democracy. Alejandro Gaviria and Sergio Ramírez in conversation with Andrea Bernal

Alejandro Gaviria was head of the Ministry of Health and Social Security for six years during the government of Juan Manuel Santos. He directed the Centre for the Objectives of Sustainable Development for Latin America and the Caribbean (CODS), an aliance of universities from Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru, and in August 2019 he became the director of the University of the Andes (Colombia). Sergio Ramírez es the winner of the 2017 Cervantes Award and part of the generation of Latin American authors that rose after the Boom, and after a long exile in Costa Rica and Germany, he abandoned his literary career for a time in order to join the Sandinista Revolution which overthrew the dictatorship of the last Somoza, and he was (later) Vice-president of Nicaragua. His most recent book is Ya nadie llora por mí. They will both talk about the rise of populism in Europe and Latin America and its possible impact on democracy in these regions. In conversation with the journalist Andrea Bernal.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

COP $35,000

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Oblivion. Fernando Trueba in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince

The Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba is taking the masterpiece by Héctor Abad Faciolince, Oblivion, to the big screen. In this conversation, the director of the film and the author of the book will talk about the true story that inspired both, and all those readers for whom the book was a revelation.

Spain - Colombia Dialogues. With the support of the Embassy of Spain in Colombia

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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What memory should we retain of our history? Juan Esteban Constaín and María Elvira Samper in conversation with Juan Lozano

Juan Esteban Constaín has reconstructed the life of Álvaro Gómez Hurtado, one of Colombian 20th-century politics’ key figures, in Álvaro: Su vida y su siglo. More than just a biography, this book is the portrait of a very troubled time and a witness to it, a controversial and central figure for Colombia, as well as a depiction of the role he played. María Elvira Samper takes us to a year of pure crisis for Colombia in her book 1989: narcoterrorism, the paramilitaries, war for the control of resources, general uncertainty and political instability. They will talk to Juan Lozano.

UNIBAC.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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How to live in another language and survive by writing. Marie Arana y Rodrigo Hasbún in conversation with Liliet Heredero

Two Hispanic authors talk about their time away from the lands of their birth. Marie Arana, a native of Peru, is a publisher and journalist, as well as a member of the Academic Council of the US Library of Congress and the author of six books on different subjects which have been fed by her experience in Latin America, China and the United States. The Bolivian author Rodrigo Hasbún is on the Bogotá39-2007 list and is the author of four short story collections and two novels. He lived in Chile, did postgraduate studies in Barcelona and a doctorate at Cornell University in the United States.  They talk to the BBC journalist Liliet Heredero.

 

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Nicole Krauss in conversation Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The novelist Nicole Krauss (United States) presents her fourth novel, Forest Dark, which brings together characters who, in different ways, are ready to leave behind their old lives with the goal of personal transformation. After the death of his parents, the successful New York lawyer Jules Epstein ends his marriage, sells his apartment and, without leaving notice, travels to Israel where he moves into the Tel Aviv Hilton. Nicole, a Brooklyn writer suffering from creative block while her marriage goes through a crisis, decides to visit the same hotel, where she has spent many holidays, inspired by the story of an old man who died there, in order to writer her new novel. She will talk to Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Paolo Giordano in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Paolo Giordano (Italy) studied Physics at Turin University, graduating with honours. In 2008 he published his first novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which soon became a bestseller and won the Strega Prize, Italy’s highest literary award. His most recent book is Heaven and Earth (2019) whose protagonist is Teresa, a young women who spends her summers at her grandmother’s home in a small town in the south of Italy. The ploy unfolds as her life is exposed to and transformed by Nicola, Tommaso and Bern, three boys who live on a nearby property, and she learns how others can have power, or even control -whether it be emotional, social or political- over you. Giordano will talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from Italian to Spanish available

With the support of Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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The future of television. José Tolosa and Javier Gómez in conversation with Juan Lozano

With the appearance of new platforms such as Netflix, Amazon and Apple, and the variety of media on which we can consume them -from a plasma screen to a mobile phone-, the traditional ways of seeing television are becoming only part of a broad range. What is the future for the small screen, given the new technologies? José Tolosa is the Chief Transformation Officer of the US media corporation, Viacom. Javier Gómez is the screenwriting coordinator of Money Heist, which in 2018 become the first Spanish series to win an International Emmy (Best Drama category), one of the most prestigious prizes awarded by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Broadcast in 190 countries and with more than 44 million viewers, it has become the most seen non-English-language production on Netflix. They will talk to Juan Lozano.

Sponsored by RCN

UNIBAC.

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Melba Escobar, Margarita García Robayo and Marta Orriols in conversation with Eduardo Riestra

Melba Escobar (Colombia) is the author of La mujer que hablaba sola, the story of Cecilia Palacios, the mother of Pedro, who is responsible for an accident in a shopping centre that leaves 17 injured and three dead. Cecilia reflects on motherhood with her son approaching adulthood, when he will have to face the consequences of his actions. Margarita García Robayo (Colombia) writes in the grey area between reality and fiction in her book of short stories Primera persona. Marta Orriols (Spain) has written the novel Aprender a hablar con las plantas about Paula Cid, a woman who, when dealing with the death of her husband, finds out he was about to leave her. Three authors who challenge narrative conventions will talk to Eduardo Riestra.

With the support of the Instituto Ramón Llull

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Screening of The Path of the Anaconda. Presented by Wade Davis

Wonderful documentary that shows the beauty and diversity of the Amazon, hand in hand with the anthropologist Martin von Hildebrandt and the biologist and writer Wade Davis. Both of them embark on a journey to tour the indigenous communities of the Apaporis River, following the path taken at the time by Davis's mentor, Professor Richard Evan Schultes. The Path of the Anaconda shows this exploration and at the same time invites us to reflect on the need to conserve Colombian ecosystems. Presented by one of its protagonists, Wade Davis.

Director: Alessandro Angulo

Duration: 73 minutes

With the support of Cine Colombia

Multiplex Plaza Bocagrande (sala 5).

Time: 15:00 - 16:30.

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2020

Reading Club: Ángela Becerra, Algún día, hoy

These book club events are a forum for presenting the work of our favourite writers in an intimate format and in the company of David Lara. Ángela Becerra won the 24th Fernando Lara Prize for her novel Algún día, hoy (2019), based on the true story of Betsabé Espinal, a weaver who, in 1920, aged 23, led one of the first feminist industrial strikes in the history of Colombia and of Latin America, at the Fábrica de Tejidos factory in Bello, Antioquia. The book tells the story of one of the heroines of women’s rights in Colombia, her power for personal and social transformation, and the passionate love affair that changed her life. Those attending should read the book before the event.

Casa HAY - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 16:00 - 17:30.

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Pictoline. Lecture by Eduardo Salles

At a moment in history when it is as relevant to talk about “the age of information” as about “the age of the image”, it is no surprise that a website like Pictoline has experienced a huge rise on the Internet after its creation at the end of 2015. With visual formats as illstrations, comics, infographies and animation, Pictoline creates interesting, entertaining, informative, educational items of content, closely aligned to the current affairs of the moment. Eduardo Salles, the creator of this space for visual information, talks about Pictoline’s success.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Margaret Atwood in conversation with Alberto Manguel

The bibliography of Margaret Atwood (Canada) consists of 18 novels, a dozen books of short stories and over 20 poetry collections, as well as books of children’s literature, essays and television scripts. She has won the Booker Prize twice: for The Blind Assassin (2000) and for her most recent book, The Testaments (2019). Her book Scribbler Moon was the first submission to the Future Library Project, a collection of books written each year from 2014, to be published in 2114. She has created works of dystopia, fantasy and science fiction, dealing with themes such as feminism, Canadian identity and the darkest motivations of human nature. A number of her books have been adapted for cinema and television, including the contemporary classic The Handmaid’s Tale (now an HBO series), set in a near future, when a group of religious fanatics govern what was once the United States, and in which women have lost all rights. Margaret Atwood will talk to Alberto Manguel.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Sponsored by SURA, Bancolombia and Protección

Centro de Convenciones.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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2020

The challenges of climate change 2. Alexandre Antonelli, Wade Davis and Andrea Wulf in conversation with Rosie Boycott

Our present environmental crisis was predicted two hundred years ago by the German botanist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, and the systematic irresponsibility of governments, corporations and individuals who contribute to the problem is being constantly pointed out not only by experts, but by indigenous communities around the globe. Wade Davis is a Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, explorer and writer who has travelled the world finding out about and documenting the ways of life of indigenous communities in remote places such as the Himalayas and the Amazon. Andrea Wulf is the biographer of Alexander von Humboldt, considered to be the father of ecology and one of the first to see nature as an interconnected system in which different species live, prosper and die in relation to each other. Alexandre Antonelli is the Director of Science at Kew Gardens, and he is dedicated to tackling global problems including inequality, climate change and environmental degradation, using plants as a basis for his solutions. They will talk to Rosie Boycott.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Sponsored by ISA - Conexiones que Inspiran

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Writing about experiences. Amalia Andrade and Ricardo Morán in conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Amalia Andrade (Colombia) is a journalist and illustrator who has written the bestsellers You Always Change the Love of Your Life (For Another Love or Another Life) (2015), Tarot magicomístico de estrellas (2018) and Cosas que piensas cuando te muerdes las uñas (2017), which deals with something inevitable within the human experience: fear. The Peruvian theatre and television producer and director, Ricardo Morán, known for the programme Mad Science and for his work as a popular scientist in Experimentores, will talk about his recent fatherhood. Morán became a father in April and has published the book Yo soy tu padre, which deals with his experiences and all the details of the process by which he finally managed to realize one of his greatest desires: to be a father. In conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Relative rights: women, migrants. Sandra Borda, Valeria Luiselli and Joseph Zárate in conversation with Diego Rabasa

Sandra Borda (Colombia) has a doctorate in Politics from the University of Minnesota and did post-doctoral studies in Foreign Policy at the University of Groningen. She is the author of ¿Por qué somos tan parroquiales?, which examines the foreign relations of Colombia from the creation of the republic to the present day. The writer Valeria Luiselli (Mexico), was first confronted with the problem of migration working as a translator at the Immigration Court of New York, and she considers the matter in her book Los niños perdidos, about the way the US immigration system deals with migrant children. Joseph Zárate (Peru) is a journalist and author of the award-winning non-fiction book Guerras del interior (winner, among other awards, of the 2016 Ortega y Gasset Prize). These guests will examine forms of violence that are different, but still so common. They will talk to Diego Rabasa. 

UNIBAC.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Writers with other jobs. Octavio Escobar, Francisco Leal and Luisa Noguera in conversation with Fernando Rojas

Three children’s writers who have other professions, Francisco Leal (doctor), Luisa Noguera (publicist) and Octavio Escobar (doctor) will comment on the advantages and disadvantages of their situations. Do their two professions feed off each other, or do they just take time away from each other? In conversation with the publisher Fernando Rojas.

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Our Universe's Dark Mysteries. Lecture by Christophe Galfard

Christophe Galfard (France) is a Doctor in Physics from the University of Cambridge, where he studied under Stephen Hawking. His concern is to bring science to people without specialized knowledge, and he has presented television programmes and offers answers about this matter on his website. His latest book, How to Understand E=MC2, is an exciting look at relativity theory. The theory tells us that energy can be turned into mass and mass into energy. It explains why we can split the atom and why the stars shine. It also tells us that space and time are not what they seem, and neither is our planet, and neither are we.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of the Embassy of France

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Wade Davis in conversation with Camilo Jiménez Santofimio

Wade Davis (Colombia-Canada) is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, photographer, writer and National Geographic Society explorer in residence, who has dedicated his life to studying indigenous cultures, particularly in the Americas, with a particular interest in the traditional use of psychoactive plants by these cultures. He wrote the famous book One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest, a biographical work about the US academic Richard Evans Schultes who, from 1941, travelled the Amazonian rivers of Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela and particularly Colombia; he inspired two of his disciples -Davis himself and the late Tim Plowman- to travel the same paths thirty years later. Davis also plays a central role in the documentary The Path of the Anaconda (2019), a film which, following the footsteps of Schultes, shows the extraordinary natural and cultural landscape of Amazonia. He will discuss the process of writing his upcoming book Magdalena - River of Dreams. Xandra Uribe will also take part and he will talk to Camilo Jiménez Santofimio.

Sponsored by SURA, Bancolombia and Protección

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Community leaders: Jonathan Luna, Francia Márquez and Isabel Cristina Zuleta in conversation with Juan Cárdenas

The Colombian environmental activist and cultural manager Jonathan Luna; the activist and sociologist Isabel Cristina Zuleta, who is the current chair of the Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia, in defence of communities affected by the Hidroituango project; and the Afrocolombian leader Francia Márquez, winner of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize for her activism for Human Rights and the defense of the environment, will talk to Juan Cárdenas about the difficulties they face in working for their communities and their environment.

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Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Paradigm shift: global rebellions. Mónica González, Marta Peirano and Alejandro Santos in conversation with Yolanda Ruiz

An event with three journalists and writers. Mónica González (Chile), recognized on numerous occasions for her work, won the 2019 National Journalism Prize for her career of over 40 years dedicated to journalism. Marta Peirano (Spain) has been co-director of the COPYFIGHT free culture project and was the founder of the CryptoParty and HackHackers Berlin, initiatives related to Internet privacy and security. Her most popular work, El pequeño libro rojo del activista en la red, was the first book given a prologue by Edward Snowden. Her TEDx talk on privacy has over two million views. Alejandro Santos (Colombia) is the current editor of Semana magazine and has won the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize six times. They will talk to the Colombian journalist Yolanda Ruiz.

UNIBAC.

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Combative journalism. Gloria Esquivel and María Paulina Baena in conversation with Vanessa Rosales

Gloria Esquivel is the creator of the popular podcast series Womansplaining, which talks about economics, ecology, politics and gender, sometimes together, sometimes separately, but always with the understanding that feminism is a way of being in the world. María Paulina Baena is the presenter and screenwriter of La Pulla, a video-column created by El Espectador newspaper; with a sharp sense of humour and a satirical view of Colombia’s political machinery, it has attracted over 824 thousand subscribers on Youtube and Facebook. In conversation with Vanessa Rosales.

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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Joseph Stiglitz in conversation with Moisés Naím

Joseph Stiglitz was an advisor to Bill Clinton during his administration and was Vice-president of the World Bank before winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001. A fervent critic of globalization and free-market economies, he has expressed his vision in books such as The Price of Inequality and Globalization and Its Discontents. His most recent book is People, Power and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontents, which diagnoses the problems that arise from the dominant economic model in the world today: growing social inequality, unemployment and small economies which stagnate to the benefit of major corporations. He will talk to Moisés Naím.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available 

Charla SURA, Bancolombia and Protección

Centro de Convenciones.

Time: 20:30 - 21:30.

COP $55,000

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Santiago Auserón in conversation with Juan Cárdenas

Together with his brother Luis, Santiago Auserón (Spain) founded the band Radio Futura and was the vocalist for three years before continuing his musical career solo, under the name Juan Perro. In 2015 he completed a doctorate in Philosophy at Madrid’s Complutense University with the thesis “Music in the foundations of the logos”, soon to be published. His literary production includes the books El ritmo perdido: Sobre el influjo negro en la canción española (2012) and Semillas de son (2019). This last work portrays the musician’s relationship with Cuba, as well as the links between Cuban and Spanish music. He will talk to Juan Cárdenas.

Spain - Colombia Dialogues. With the support of the Embassy of Spain in Colombia

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 21:00 - 22:00.

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Philip Ball in conversation with Ana Pais

Philip Ball has written over twenty books about molecular chemistry and contemporary science, as well as biographies and novels. His latest book is How to Grow a Human, a book in which Ball, based on an experiment carried out with cells extracted from his own skin, explains how almost any kind of cell in the body can become another, different, kind. Could it be possible to create a complete human being? In conversation with the BBC journalist Ana Pais.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of the British Council

UNIBAC.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Money Heist. Javier Gómez in conversation with Javier Lafuente

Javier Gómez Santander is the screenwriting coordinator and executive producer of the successful serial Money Heist (originally La casa de papel). Gómez worked as a radio, press and television journalist for 15 years, until he decided to leave the trade and write fiction, which is how the series La casa de papel, came about. It was the first Spanish series to win, in 2018, an International Emmy Award (Best Drama category), one of the most prestigious media awards, given by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Broadcast in 190 countries and with over 44 million viewers, it became one of the most popular non-English productions on Netflix. The series, which is now in its fifth season, was one of the ten most successful shown by Netflix in 2019. Gómez will talk to Javier Lafuente.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

COP $35,000

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Alejandro Gaviria in conversation with Sandra Borda

The bibliophile Alejandro Gaviria reflects, in his latest book, Siquiera tenemos las palabras (2019), on matters that are important today and which some of his favourite authors have dealt with in their work, ahead of their time. This is a book that deals with contemporary problems such as social change, the impossibility of total happiness, the corruption of political language and the tensions between human rights and environmental sustainability, among others. He will talk to the political analyst and columnist Sandra Borda.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Literature on the city. Juan Diego Mejía and Sergio Vila-Sanjuán in conversation with Sergio Dahbar

At this event we pay a visit to the cities of Medellin and Barcelona with two acclaimed writers. Juan Diego Mejía is the author of the novel El cine era mejor que la vida, which won the 1996 Colcultura Prize and established his reputation as a poetic writer who takes us into the streets of his city, Medellin, where his characters can be found. His latest novel, Soñamos que vendrían por el mar (2016), goes back to the 1970s and tells of the dreams and disappointments of a generation of young intellectuals who are committed to revolution. The cultural novelist and journalist Sergio Vila-Sanjuán edits the Cultura/s supplement of La Vanguardia newspaper. He is the author of a trilogy set in Barcelona: Una heredera de Barcelona (2010), Estaba en el aire (2013 Nadal Prize) and El informe Casabona (2017), novels that portray a century of life in the city, combining family memoir and social history. They will talk to Sergio Dahbar.

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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2020

Screening of documentary short films Nosotras and Sin tregua. Presented by Diego Rabasa

Mexican editor and director Diego Rabasa presents the short documentaries Nosotras and Sin tregua produced in Mexico by the platform El día después, the initiative of Mexican actor Diego Luna to make social issues visible in Mexico. Nosotras is the first non-fiction work of the film director Natalia Beristáin, where she collects testimonies of people who have lost a member of her family due to a femicide; filmed in Mexico City and in the State of Chihuahua, the two points in Mexico that recorded the most cases of femicide, in a country where on average nine women are murdered every day. Sin Tregua is a documentary work directed by Diego Rabasa, which addresses the problem of forced disappearance in Mexico. After the so-called "War on Drug Trafficking" launched in 2006 by the then President Felipe Calderón, the numbers of disappearances in Mexico skyrocketed. Currently, official statistics estimate that there are forty thousand missing in the country.

With the support of Cine Colombia

Multiplex Plaza Bocagrande (sala 5).

Time: 10:00 - 11:00.

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Reading Club: Héctor Abad Faciolince, Lo que fue presente

These book club events are a forum for presenting the work of our favourite writers in an intimate format and in the company of Margarita Valencia. Héctor Abad is the author of Lo que fue presente, a collection of private recollections which the Colombian writer has gathered from his diary. He began it in 1985, aged 27, when he was living in Italy and, together with his wife, expecting the birth of his daughter. He comments that “a notebook was bought and a diary was begun.” Since then he has continued to buy notebooks and write his diary, which ends with the delivery to his publisher of the novel El olvido que seremos. Those attending should read the book before the event.

Casa HAY - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 11:00 - 12:30.

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Alberto Manguel in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The Argentinean-Canadian writer, publisher and translator Alberto Manguel is a member of the UK’s Royal Society of Literature and of the Argentinean Academy of Letters. As a young man he used to read books out loud to Jorge Luis Borges, who had gone blind. His extensive body of work includes over 40 books of stories, novels, biography and non-fiction. His most recent publication is Curiosity (2019), a kind of history of and reflection on human curiosity, which lies behind all kinds of invention and ingenuity; and on his own curiosity, which has helped to make him one of the most interesting writers of our time. He will talk to Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Anya Schiffrin and Maria Teresa Ronderos in conversation with Jonathan Levi

Anya Schiffrin is the author of Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World. Maria Teresa Ronderos has a long career as a reporter and editor in several media. She has also been director of the Independent Journalism Program of the Open Society Institute. They will talk to Jonathan Levi about the role of the media in promoting economic growth, good governance and governmental responsibility. They will consider the conditions needed so that journalists can become effective guard dogs, and analyse the success and failure of some of the most important journalism campaigns of the last hundred years.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara).

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Democracy in crisis. Guillermo Altares, Leopoldo Martínez Nucete and Alberto Vergara in conversation with Andrea Bernal

Guillermo Altares (Spain) is an El País writer and journalist. His latest book, Una lección olvidada: Viajes por la historia de Europa (2018), traces a route through the different settings and landscapes of European history, offering a reflection on the pain and suffering on which human culture is based. The Venezuelan-American writer and politician Leopoldo Martínez Nucete is a member of the Democratic National Committee in the US and Chair of the Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas. 94 paradojas para pensar el siglo XXI tackles themes including the War in Syria, the decline of the middle class and the rise of cities, contemplating a range of contemporary problems. The Peruvian political analyst and professor Alberto Vergara is the author of numerous essays, a selection of which are included in his book Ciudadanos sin República (2013). He has lectured in Latin American Politics at Harvard University and at the French Institute of Political Studies. His latest book in entitled La danza hostil: Poderes subnacionales y Estado central en Bolivia y Peru (1952-2012). They will talk to Andrea Bernal.

UNIBAC.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Journalistic ethics: the battle for credibility. Homage to Javier Darío Restrepo. Mónica González and Yolanda Ruiz in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi

On 6 October 2019 the journalist Javier Darío Restrepo died in Bogota aged 87. He was a trailblazer for Ibero-America on the issue of journalistic ethics. In over 1,900 replies published as Director of the Fundación Gabo’s Office of Ethics, Restrepo defended, above all, the importance of ethics for achieving quality journalism with a public service vocation. Inspired by his legacy, the journalists Mónica González (Chile) and Yolanda Ruiz (Colombia) will talk to Jaime Abello Banfi (Colombia) about the importance of recovering the trust of readers by exercising the profession in a way that contributes to the information needs of the public and which serves democracy, without forgetting the teaching of Gabo: “Ethics is not an occasional condition, but something that must always go together with journalism, like the buzzing sound together with a bluebottle.”

This event is organized by the Fundación Gabo as part of the Journalism Ethics Programme promoted by Bancolombia and SURA

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 12:00 - 13:00.

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Ida Vitale and Ana Luísa Amaral in conversation with Catalina Oquendo

Ida Vitale is a Uruguayan poet, translator, essayist, lecturer and critic, winner of many literary awards, including the Miguel de Cervantes Spanish-language Literature Prize (2018), the Federico García Lorca International Poetry Prize (2016), the Reina Sofía Ibero-American Poetry Prize (2015), the Alfonso Reyes Prize (2014) and the Octavio Paz Prize (2009). She played an important role in the Uruguayan artistic movement known as the Generación del 45. Under pressure from the dictatorship, in the 1970s she went into exile in Mexico. Vitale lived for many years in Austin (Texas) and now lives in Montevideo. The Lisbon writer and translator Ana Luísa Amaral is the author of works of poetry, drama, non-fiction and children’s fiction. In 2020, a book of essays on her work will come out in the United Kingdom (Poetry, Beauty and Resistance in Ana Luísa Amaral, Ed. Claire Williams).  Vitale and Amaral will talk to Catalina Oquendo, journalist of El País.

With the support of the Embassy of Portugal 

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Mary Costello and Alice Zeniter in conversation with Marianne Ponsford

The collection of short stories by Mary Costello, The China Factory, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and shortlisted for the Irish Book Award. Her first novel, Academy Street, won an Irish Book Award for Best Irish Novel of the year, and was broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime programme. Her second novel is entitled The River Capture. Alice Zeniter is a French novelist and dramatist. Her second novel, Jusque dans nos bras, was published in 2010 and won the Porte Dorée and Laurence Trân literary prizes. In 2017 she published L’arte de perdre, which tells a story about identity, with a family history involving both France and Algeria. It is a novel that talks about the freedom to be who we are, which may go beyond legacies and social norms. The novel won the 2017 Le Monde literary prize, the Nancy-Le Point Booksellers’ Prize, the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens and others. They will talk to Marianne Ponsford.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

With the support of Culture Ireland and the Embassy of France

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Marta Peirano in conversation with Alejandro Santos

The Spanish journalist and writer, Marta Peirano, writes freely for newspapers and magazines about surveillance technologies, mass manipulation and Internet rights. She has been co-director of the COPYFIGHT free culture project and was the founder of the CryptoParty and HackHackers Berlin, initiatives related to Internet privacy and security. Her most popular work, El pequeño libro rojo del activista en la red, was the first book given a prologue by Edward Snowden. Her latest critical work, El enemigo conoce el sistema (2019), talks about the control of democratic processes, the mutations in social structures and the power of algorithms. Her TEDx talk on privacy has over two million views. She will talk to Alejandro Santos.

With the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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The education of the future. Alex Beard in conversation with Alejandro Millán

Alex Beard, a Master’s graduate in Education from London’s Institute of Education, is part of the Teach For All network of independent organizations dedicated to children’s education. He has visited 46 countries, observing and learning different educational systems and practices with teachers and education managers. In his most recent book, Natural Born Learners (2019), Beard transmits some of what he has learned, analysing the current state of education; how the new generations interact with information; how we continue to use schooling models set up at the time of the Industrial Revolution; educational systems in contexts as varied as South Korea, Silicon Valley and Finland; and what we can do to implement better forms of teaching and learning in the future. Beard will talk to Alejandro Millán.

With the support of PROMIGAS/SURTIGAS and the British Council

UNIBAC.

Time: 15:00 - 16:00.

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Ángela Becerra in conversation with Vanessa de la Torre

The writer Ángela Becerra (Colombia), published in over 50 countries and translated into 23 languages, is the winner of the 24th Fernando Lara Prize for her novel Algún día, hoy (2019), based on the true story of Betsabé Espinal, a weaver who, in 1920, aged 23, led one of the first feminist industrial strikes in the history of Colombia and of Latin America, at the Fábrica de Tejidos factory in Bello, Antioquia. The book tells the story of one of the heroines of women’s rights in Colombia, her power for personal and social transformation, and the passionate love affair that changed her life. Becerra She will talk to Vanessa de la Torre.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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The tension between development and conservation. Alexandre Antonelli in conversation with Camilo Jiménez Santofimio

The research of Professor Alexandre Antonelli centres on the origin and evolution of the rich biodiversity of tropical regions, with particular emphasis on the Andean and Amazonian regions of South America. In February 2019, Antonelli was appointed as the new Director of Science at Kew Gardens. In this post, his intention is to have the Kew scientists tackle problems in today’s world with plant-based solutions. Specifically, they aim to discover species that can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals regarding poverty, inequality, climate change and environmental degradation. He will talk to Camilo Jiménez Santofimio about biodiversity and how we can begin to value it in a world where there is constant pressure to develop land for use by humans.

The use of headphones is mandatory due to the acoustics of the room. They will be collected at the venue

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

In collaboration with Royal Kew Gardens

Hotel Sofitel (salón Santa Clara).

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Juan Gossaín and Daniel Samper Pizano in conversation with Margarita Vidal

Juan Gossaín’s first novel, La mala hierba, which has just been republished, immediately became a classic about the marihuana rush in Colombia. It tells the story of Cacique Miranda, a native American from La Guajira, who became the main exporter of marihuana to the United States. Daniel Samper Pizano looks at the private lives of historical figures such as Karl Marx, Marie Curie and Winston Churchill, telling twelve stories of falling in (and out) of love in his book Insólitas parejas (2019). They will talk to Margarita Vidal.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Michael Jacobs Grant award ceremony. The Falklands: a small and different country. Ernesto Picco in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi and Mónica González

Ernesto Picco, winner of the 2019 Michael Jacobs Grant, spent the year researching and writing Un pequeño país aparte, a travel book about the Falkland Islands. What is life on the islands like today? Who do the people look to, socially and politically? Who are its outstanding historical figures? What internal conflicts does it have? How were the islands before the war? What changes have they undergone? Picco answers these questions based on interviews and time spent on the islands, and a close study of local, Argentinean and British archives, in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi, general director of Fundación Gabo, and Mónica González, winner of Premio Nacional de Chile 2019. 

At the end of the event, the winner of the sixth Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Grant will be revealed. This grant is possible thanks to an alliance involving Hay Festival, the Fundación Gabo and the Michael Jacobs Foundation for Travel Writing

UNIBAC.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Gloria Esquivel and Felipe Restrepo Pombo in conversation with Winston Manrique

The journalist, novelist, translator and poet Gloria Esquivel is the creator of the popular podcast series Womansplaining, which talks about economics, ecology, politics and gender. She has published the poetry book El lado salvaje and her debut novel, Animales del fin del mundo, tells us the story of Inés, a six-year-old girl who is afraid of the end of the world. Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Colombia) is a writer and journalist. He has writen the novel Formas de evasión and the profile books Nunca es fácil ser una celebridad and 16 relatos excéntricos. They will talk to Winston Manrique.

 

Casa HAY (salón San Sebastián) - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00.

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Feb
2020

Homage to the Caribbean, in memory of Alberto Abello. Weildler Guerra, David Lara, Adolfo Meisel and Claudia Mosquera Rosero-Labbé in conversation with Juan Gossaín

Alberto Abello, who passed away prematurely on 14 April 2019, dedicated much of his life to studying the Caribbean in his work as a university lecturer and advisor to and creator of many cultural projects in Colombia’s Caribbean region. In his memory, the anthropologist Weildler Guerra, the journalist and teacher David Lara, the economic historian Adolfo Meisel and the university lecturer and researcher Claudia Mosquera Rosero-Labbé will talk to Juan Gossaín about Alberto and about this region by the Caribbean Sea, with all its culture and idiosyncrasies.

Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio).

Time: 19:00 - 20:00.

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02

Feb
2020

Llanera music: Concert and conversation. Walter Silva and Daniel Samper Pizano

For this closing event, we leave aside the accordion and take up the harp: from the other side of the country, llanera music comes to the Hay. Llanero folk culture is basically an amalgam, with characteristics from the culture of Spain and that of America, cultures that began to interact in the 16th century with the first encounters between missionaries and indigenous people. During the colonial period a strong influence came from Venezuela, with the appearance of African characteristics such as the distinctive syncopated rhythm of joropo music. Daniel Samper will talk to one of the great representatives of this kind of music, Walter Silva, and the conversation will be followed by a concert.

Teatro Adolfo Mejía.

Time: 19:30 - 20:30.

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