From January the 31st
to February the 3rd
of 2019, the Training Center of Spanish Cooperation in Cartagena de Indias will host the 14th
edition of the Hay Festival Cartagena, one of the most important literary events in the country and Latin America.
The programming of the Hay Festival Cartagena ratifies the commitment of the city to offer a festival that celebrates literature and the diversity of ideas. At the same time, it is an event that inspires to talk about the world we live in and that is also a joy for the soul. With an outstanding participation of Spanish authors such as Manuel Vilas, with his most recent publication, Ordesa, the book of the year in Spain; Paula Bonet, Spanish artist that will introduce a book about sudden abortion; José Ignacio Latorre, Theoretical Physics Professor at the Universidad de Barcelona, researcher at the Center for Quantum Technologies of Singapore, and director of the Benasque Pedro Pascual Science Center; and the winner of the Herralde prize for novel, the Spanish Cristina Morales.
The Hay Festival will also welcome Mark Thompson, president of The New York Times; Xavi Ayén, a Spanish journalist and writer who has interviewed 24 Nobel Prize winners in literature and will present the new edition of his book “Aquellos años del Boom”; and Mexican reporter Alma Guillermoprieto, winner of the Princess of Asturias Award.
The poetry will be present with a gala in which poets from Europe and Latin America will share their work with the audience of the Hay Festival Cartagena, among them, Colombian Piedad Bonnett, the awarded Argentine poetess Tamara Kamenszain, and the Spanish Luna Miguel.
There will also be present Carlos Magdalena, a Spanish botanist based in the United Kingdom that has been called “the messiah of the plants” due to the fact he has rescued from oblivion dozens of flora species in danger of extinction.
In addition to the Training Center of Spanish Cooperation, the agenda of the Hay Festival will be developed in various beautiful places such as the Adolfo Mejía Theater, the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel, the University Institution of Fine Arts and Sciences of Bolívar, among other places in the city.
All the Hay Festival programming can be consulted here
Tickets available from December the 7th of 2018.