Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias: 15 years of conversations

Fifteen years ago we came to Cartagena de Indias because Gabo could not go to Hay, in Wales. In those first years we gave life to the festival by inviting authors from all cultures and opening the doors of this magical city to the narrators. Here we present some of the stories they told and the conversations they have been sharing with readers and literature lovers. The festival is part of Gabo's great legacy to Colombia and also a phenomenon that is growing with the new generations that have followed his literary footprint and have written to become part of history.

The book includes the following conversations:

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Alma Guillermoprieto
  • John Maxwell Coetzee in conversation with Soledad Costantini
  • Yuval Noah Harari and Ha-Joon Chang in conversation with Alan Yentob and Rosie Boycott
  • Yaa Gyasi in conversation with Peter Florence
  • Carolin Emcke in conversation with Héctor Abad Faciolince
  • Carmen Boullosa, Valeria Luiselli and Salman Rushdie in conversation with Margarita Valencia
  • Steven Pinker in conversation with Juan Diego Vélez
  • Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio in conversation with Juan Villoro
  • Mircea Cartarescu in conversation with Xavi Ayén
  • Michael Pollan, Rosie Boycott and Brigitte Baptiste in conversation with Ricardo Corredor Cure
  • Alma Guillermoprieto in conversation with Pilar Reyes
  • Jonathan Franzen in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  • Alerta migración: Jacob García, Gustavo Gorriti and Luz Mely Reyes in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi
  • Doris Salcedo in conversation with Juan David Correa
  • Ricardo Piglia: the books of my live. Essay for a future autobiography. Presented by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

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