Writers and CompanyRemembering Novelist Elizabeth Jane HowardOct 19, 2014 | 52:46English novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard was famous for the "Cazalet Chronicle" and a dozen other books. She was also married to Kingsley Amis and was Martin Amis's wicked (as in good) step-mother. She died last January.
Writers and Company"The Zone of Interest" with author Martin AmisOct 12, 2014 | 1:02:24British novelist Martin Amis has been extremely controversial in his lifetime, and has been described as a master of "the new unpleasantness." His most recent novel is called "The Zone of Interest."
Writers and Company"How to Be Both" with author Ali SmithOct 5, 2014 | 53:01Scottish writer Ali Smith said "that it is the duty of both readers and writers to 'be as open as a book, and alive to the life in language." Her dazzling new novel "How to Be Both" has landed her a third short-listing for the Man Booker prize.
Writers and Company"Men We Reaped" with author Jesmyn WardSep 28, 2014 | 52:44Jesmyn Ward's novel "Salvage the Bones" won the National Book Award in 2011. Her memoir "Men We Reaped" is about the deaths of five black men who include her own brother.
Writers and CompanyAuthor Daniel Alarcon interviewSep 21, 2014 | 52:11Peruvian-American novelist Daniel Alarcon is described as a writer who thrives in two cultures: “I’m an American writer writing about Latin America, and I’m a Latin American writer who happens to write in English.”
Writers and CompanyNovelist Kamila Shamsie InterviewSep 14, 2014 | 52:46This week Kamila Shamsie. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan she now lives in London. Last year she was named one of Granta Magazine's Best Young Novelists.
Writers and Company"May We Be Forgiven" with author A.M. HomesSep 7, 2014 | 52:36This week, Eleanor speaks with the darkly funny A.M. Homes. She turns the American Dream upside down in her prize-winning novel "May We Be Forgiven."
Writers and CompanyWriter Ingo Schulze interview (2009 Encore)Aug 24, 2014 | 52:50This coming November marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Eleanor speaks with Ingo Schulze about life in post-unification Germany.
Writers and Company“The Testament of Mary” with author Colm Toibin at Montreal's Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival (2013 Encore)Aug 17, 2014 | 52:51Irish writer Colm Toibin was the 2013 grand prize winner at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival in Montreal. His latest novel, "The Testament of Mary," takes place twenty years after Jesus's death.
Writers and Company"Carpentaria" with author Alexis Wright (2010 Encore)Aug 10, 2014 | 52:10Eleanor spoke with Alexis Wright when she was in Australia for a special series. Wright's novel "Carpentaria" is described as The Great Australian Novel.
Writers and CompanyNovelist Khushwant Singh interview (1998 Encore)Aug 3, 2014 | 52:45The wonderfully entertaining Khushwant Singh had at least seven different careers. Fortunately for us, one of them was 'novelist'. He died last March at 99 years old.
Writers and Company"Leaving the Atocha Station" with author Ben Lerner (2012 Encore)Jul 27, 2014 | 52:42Formerly a successful (but obscure) poet, Ben Lerner's first novel garnered a lot of attention, and a lot of praise.
Writers and CompanyNovelist Nadine Gordimer interviews (1991 & 2000 Encores)Jul 20, 2014 | 52:32South African writer Nadine Gordimer has died, aged 90. Eleanor spoke with her on two occasions, once in 1991 and once in 2000. This week we give you both those conversations.
Writers and CompanyWriter Louise Erdrich interview at Toronto's International Festival of Authors (2012 Encore)Jul 13, 2014 | 52:08Eleanor spoke with Louise Erdrich, onstage, in front of a packed house at Harbourfront in Toronto.