Nov 30, 2014 | 52:07Writers and Company P.D. James Encore Audio
Writers and Company P.D. James Encore Nov 30, 2014 | 52:07English crime writer P.D. James passed away this week at the age of 94. Her books were elegantly written, meticulously plotted – and often quite gruesome. Eleanor spoke with her, onstage, fifteen years ago.
Nov 9, 2014 | 58:17Writers and Company Julia Franck Interview Audio
Writers and Company Julia Franck Interview Nov 9, 2014 | 58:17Julia Franck was 18 when the Berlin Wall came down - 25 years ago - on November 9, 1989. Born in the East, and raised mostly in the West, her life and her writing embody the divide between the two cultures.
Oct 5, 2014 | 53:01Writers and Company Ali Smith Interview Audio
Writers and Company Ali Smith Interview Oct 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.
Aug 17, 2014 | 52:51Writers and Company Colm Toibin Encore Audio
Writers and Company Colm Toibin 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, "The Testament of Mary", takes place twenty years after Jesus's death.
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.