Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas, featuring a line-up of over 180 artists, thinkers and leaders from around the world.
This year, British Council supported three British writers attending the festival: Misha Glenny, Philippe Sands and Hisham Matar.
In this podcast British Council Arts Podcast presenter Georgina Godwin talks to award-winning journalist, historian and broadcaster, Misha Glenny about his life and fascinating career.
Glenny first made his name as the BBC's Central Europe Correspondent, covering the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe and the wars of the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s. His best-selling book McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime, a non-fiction survey of the globalisation of organised crime, is currently in production as a major new drama series by the BBC with a star-studded cast.
His most recent book Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio is the biography of the man who ran Rio De Janeiro's biggest slum for over five years.
Hear the full series of podcasts from Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2017 at soundcloud.com/artsbritishcouncil.
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