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Writers and Company - Remembering writer Susan Sontag (2000 Interview)Aug 17, 2012 | 52:57Writers and Company Remembering writer Susan Sontag (2000 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Remembering writer Susan Sontag (2000 Interview) Aug 17, 2012 | 52:57Eleanor Wachtel's 2000 conversation with the late American writer and critic Susan Sontag about fiction, ethics, and illness.
Writers and Company - Remembering poet Seamus Heaney (May 2010 Interview)Sep 1, 2013 | 52:35Writers and Company Remembering poet Seamus Heaney (May 2010 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Remembering poet Seamus Heaney (May 2010 Interview) Sep 1, 2013 | 52:35As a tribute to Ireland's Seamus Heaney who died on August 30th, we aired our conversation from May 25th, 2010 with the Nobel prize-winning poet.
Writers and Company - "Half the Kingdom" with author Lore SegalOct 20, 2013 | 55:31Writers and Company "Half the Kingdom" with author Lore Segal Audio
Writers and Company "Half the Kingdom" with author Lore Segal Oct 20, 2013 | 55:31Lore Segal's 1964 memoir "Other People's Houses" is a sharp and moving account of her time as a "Kindertransport" child in England during the war. Now at 85, she has a quirky new novel called "Half the Kingdom."
Writers and Company - Writer Aleksandar Hemon interviewNov 3, 2013 | 52:01Writers and Company Writer Aleksandar Hemon interview Audio
Writers and Company Writer Aleksandar Hemon interview Nov 3, 2013 | 52:01Bosnian-American writer Aleksandar Hemon spoke with Eleanor onstage at the International Festival of Authors. His work displays a "bountiful gift for language" and blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction.
Writers and Company - Author Margaret Drabble and Biographer Michael Holroyd (2001 Interview )Mar 10, 2013 | 53:02Writers and Company Author Margaret Drabble and Biographer Michael Holroyd (2001 Interview ) Audio
Writers and Company Author Margaret Drabble and Biographer Michael Holroyd (2001 Interview ) Mar 10, 2013 | 53:02This week families and memoir - or is it fiction? An encore presentation of Eleanor Wachtel's 2001 conversation with the popular English novelist, Margaret Drabble, and her husband, the biographer, Michael Holroyd, about memoir, biography and putting their lives on the page.
Writers and Company - Greece: The Unfolding Drama - Part 5May 5, 2013 | 51:38Writers and Company Greece: The Unfolding Drama - Part 5 Audio
Writers and Company Greece: The Unfolding Drama - Part 5 May 5, 2013 | 51:38We wrap up our series “Greece: The Unfolding Drama” with the Albanian-Greek writer Gazmend Kapllani. Before the economic crisis (and possibly racism) cost him his job, he was the only immigrant journalist writing columns in the big Greek dailies.
Writers and Company - Fran Lebowitz EncoreDec 22, 2013 | 52:41Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz Encore Audio
Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz Encore Dec 22, 2013 | 52:41In a candid and personal conversation, cultural commentator Fran Lebowitz talks about her upbringing in New Jersey, about her early success, and about her writer's block - or, as she calls it, her writer's "blockade".
Writers and Company - "Tenth of December" with writer George SaundersMar 3, 2013 | 52:52Writers and Company "Tenth of December" with writer George Saunders Audio
Writers and Company "Tenth of December" with writer George Saunders Mar 3, 2013 | 52:52A conversation with the American writer George Saunders. When Saunders won a MacArthur "genius grant" - half a million dollars, no strings - they talked about how he brings "a sense of humour, pathos and literary style all his own" to contemporary American fiction. He's an original.
Writers and Company - "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" with autobiographer Jeanette Winterson (Feb. 2012 Encore)Feb 5, 2012 | 52:24Writers and Company "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" with autobiographer Jeanette Winterson (Feb. 2012 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" with autobiographer Jeanette Winterson (Feb. 2012 Encore) Feb 5, 2012 | 52:24English writer Jeanette Winterson's adoptive mother said to her, "Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal?" That's the title of her memoir, and - both in the book, and in conversation - Winterson is remarkably funny and brutally honest.
Writers and Company - Professor Richard Sennett interviewSep 8, 2013 | 52:21Writers and Company Professor Richard Sennett interview Audio
Writers and Company Professor Richard Sennett interview Sep 8, 2013 | 52:21Richard Sennett is a social analyst, and writer, with his work falling under the heading "culture studies." But this isn't dry stuff - his work is "an elegant mix of interview, anecdote, and deep book-research."
Writers and Company - Making Waves: Voices from the Jaipur Festival - Part 3Feb 24, 2013 | 52:31Writers and Company Making Waves: Voices from the Jaipur Festival - Part 3 Audio
Writers and Company Making Waves: Voices from the Jaipur Festival - Part 3 Feb 24, 2013 | 52:31The conclusion of our series Making Waves: Voices from the Jaipur Festival with Tarun Tejpal, one of India's most respected journalists and novelists.
Writers and Company - "The Sense of an Ending" with author Julian Barnes (Nov. 2011 Encore)Nov 20, 2011 | 53:18Writers and Company "The Sense of an Ending" with author Julian Barnes (Nov. 2011 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "The Sense of an Ending" with author Julian Barnes (Nov. 2011 Encore) Nov 20, 2011 | 53:18This week, an encore presentation of Eleanor Wachtel's remarkably expansive and personal conversation with English writer Julian Barnes. This interview is not currently available as a podcast.
Writers and Company - "The Professor and the Madman" with author Simon Winchester (2004 Interview)Aug 18, 2013 | 52:07Writers and Company "The Professor and the Madman" with author Simon Winchester (2004 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "The Professor and the Madman" with author Simon Winchester (2004 Interview) Aug 18, 2013 | 52:07During the summer, the weekly podcast and streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from our archives. This week, Eleanor's 2004 conversation with Simon Winchester about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Writers and Company - "Runaway" with author Alice Munro (2004 Interview)Oct 13, 2013 | 53:03Writers and Company "Runaway" with author Alice Munro (2004 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "Runaway" with author Alice Munro (2004 Interview) Oct 13, 2013 | 53:03Alice Munro is now Canada's first Nobel Prize winner for Literature. Eleanor spoke with her in a restaurant in Goderich, Ontario in 2004, just before Munro won the Giller Prize for "Runaway." Now, with the Nobel, our joy knows no bounds!
Writers and Company - 2013 Fairy Tales (Special)Jan 13, 2013 | 52:43Writers and Company 2013 Fairy Tales (Special) Audio
Writers and Company 2013 Fairy Tales (Special) Jan 13, 2013 | 52:43On December 16th we aired (on the podcast and streaming audio versions only) our 1995 interview with Marina Warner about Fairy Tales. Now, in this brand new interview, Marina Warner talks about Scheherazade and her book "Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights."

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