The Hay Festival Arequipa is one of the most important Spanish-speaking culture festivals, in which arts and sciences are celebrated through inclusive, accessible and playful events.
The eighth edition, which will be held between November 3 and 6, 2022, once again has the support of Acción Cultural Española in the presence of the following Spanish authors:
Rocío Quillahuaman (1994, Barcelona) is an illustrator who creates content in image and video format. She studied Audiovisual Communication in Barcelona, has worked in audiovisual production and as an editor for television programs such as Operación Triunfo 2020. In 2017 she started drawing fanarts of friends and celebrities for fun, and ended up drawing more than 300 portraits that she has exhibited in Madrid and Barcelona . In 2018, she started creating animated videos, which quickly became very popular on social media due to their critical and humorous tone. Currently, she makes animations for her personal Instagram account where she has a legion of 40,000 Instagram followers and contributes monthly to Yorokobu magazine, APM TV show, and other brands.
Nuria Barrios is a writer, poet and translator who has won the Princess of Asturias Award and the Booker Prize. She is the author of novels such as Todo Arde (Alfaguara 2020) and won the VII Hermanos Machado Ibero-American Poetry Prize with her book La luz de la dinamo (Vandalia, Fundación José Manuel Lara 2017). Her latest book is “La Impostora: A writer's translation notebook” (Foam Pages 2022).
Adela Muñoz Páez is a professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Seville. Her research work has been documented in almost 100 articles in specialized international scientific journals and in numerous popular science articles in the press. Among her books, it is worth highlighting “History of poison, from hemlock to polonium” (Debate 2018), “Wise Women” (Debate 2017) and the biographies of the scientists Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Antoine Lavoisier. Her latest book is “Witches” (Debate 2022).
César Rendueles is professor of Sociology at the Complutense University, researcher and translator. He has directed cultural projects for the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid and has published the non-fiction books “Sociofobia” (Capitán Swing 2013) and “Capitalismo scoundrel” (Seix Barral 2015), which have established him as an outstanding thinker of the panorama current. His latest book is “Against equal opportunities” (Seix Barral 2022).
Nando López is a novelist, playwright and doctor cum laude in Hispanic Philology. He has worked as a secondary and high school teacher and, since 2014, has dedicated himself entirely to narrative and theatrical writing. Among his outstanding works we find "When everything was easy", "No one hears us", "The lives we invented" or "The immortality of the crab", many of them aimed at young audiences. His latest book is "The river of the first times" (Planeta 2022).