Mar 2, 2014 | 52:41Writers and Company Rabih Alameddine Interview Audio
Writers and Company Rabih Alameddine Interview Mar 2, 2014 | 52:41Lebanese-American writer Rabih Alameddine's new book, "An Unnecessary Woman" is about a reclusive woman living in Beirut. The thirty-seven books she has translated into Arabic have been stowed away, and never read - by anyone.
Feb 9, 2014 | 52:48Writers and Company Sjon Interview Audio
Writers and Company Sjon Interview Feb 9, 2014 | 52:48Eleanor speaks with the Icelandic novelist, poet, librettist and lyricist, Sjon. A.S. Byatt said that he is one of those writers who have "changed the whole map of literature" inside her head.
Feb 2, 2014 | 52:42Writers and Company Gary Shteyngart Interview Audio
Writers and Company Gary Shteyngart Interview Feb 2, 2014 | 52:42When satirist Gary Shteyngart was 5, his grandmother gave him a piece of waxy Russian cheese for every page he wrote. It must have been excellent training, as he's now written a touching new memoir, "Little Failure."
Jan 16, 2014 | 21:29Writers and Company Tomalin on Dickens Audio
Writers and Company Tomalin on Dickens Jan 16, 2014 | 21:29Claire Tomalin's book "The Invisible Woman", about the relationship between Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan, has now been made into a movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones. Eleanor spoke with Claire Tomalin in 1991. Here's that interview.
Oct 7, 2012 | 1:00:16Writers and Company "NW" with novelist Zadie Smith Audio
Writers and Company "NW" with novelist Zadie Smith Oct 7, 2012 | 1:00:16Zadie Smith is the author of "White Teeth" and "On Beauty." Now she has a new novel called "NW" set in her home turf of London. Eleanor Wachtel spoke with her onstage in front of a sold-out audience at Harbourfront in Toronto. Our streaming version contains bonus audio, not heard in the broadcast version.
Feb 16, 2014 | 52:02Writers and Company Hector Abad Interview Audio
Writers and Company Hector Abad Interview Feb 16, 2014 | 52:02From the Hay-Cartagena Festival, the prolific Colombian writer and essayist, Hector Abad. His moving memoir "Oblivion" is a memorial to his father, killed in 1987 for his criticism of the repressive Colombian regime.
Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Writers and Company "The Western Canon" with literary critic Harold Bloom (1995 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "The Western Canon" with literary critic Harold Bloom (1995 Interview) Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Our bonus streaming audio this week is Eleanor Wachtel's 1995 conversation with Harold Bloom about "The Western Canon."
During the summer, our weekly podcast and bonus streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from the archives. We hope you'll enjoy listening to these programs that haven't been available as a podcast or as streaming audio before.