May 19, 2013 | 52:53Writers and Company Colm Toibin Interview Audio
Writers and Company Colm Toibin Interview May 19, 2013 | 52:53Irish writer Colm Toibin was this year's 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.
May 12, 2013 | 51:48Writers and Company Kate Atkinson Interview Audio
Writers and Company Kate Atkinson Interview May 12, 2013 | 51:48Kate Atkinson spoke with Eleanor Wachtel onstage at Harbourfront in Toronto. Atkinson’s first Jackson Brodie novel was described by Stephen King as the best mystery of the decade. Her latest wonderful novel (not a Brodie mystery) is called "Life after L
May 5, 2013 | 51:38Writers and Company Gazmend Kapllani Interview Audio
Writers and Company Gazmend Kapllani Interview 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.
Apr 7, 2013 | 52:31Writers and Company Yanis Varoufakis Interview Audio
Writers and Company Yanis Varoufakis Interview Apr 7, 2013 | 52:31This week, the launch of a new series, 'Greece: The Unfolding Drama'; from classical mythology to the weakest link in the European Union. To start, Yanis Varoufakis, respected political economist, and author of "The Global Minotaur".
Mar 3, 2013 | 52:52Writers and Company George Saunders Interview Audio
Writers and Company George Saunders Interview 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.
Mar 10, 2013 | 53:02Writers and Company Margaret Drabble and Michael Holroyd Encore Audio
Writers and Company Margaret Drabble and Michael Holroyd Encore 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.
May 27, 2012 | 52:38Writers and Company Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Interview - 27/05/2012 Audio
Writers and Company Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Interview - 27/05/2012 May 27, 2012 | 52:38Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the Booker Prize-winning novelist, short story writer, and Oscar-winning screenwriter, is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory productions (with director James Ivory and the late producer Ismail Merchant). Together they created movies such as "Howards End", "Room with a View", and "The Remains of the Day".
Nov 25, 2012 | 59:25Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz Interview Audio
Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz Interview Nov 25, 2012 | 59:25In a candid and personal conversation, Fran Lebowitz talks about her upbringing in New Jersey, about her early success, and about her writer's block-or, as she calls it, a writer's "blockade"-an ongoing problem that she explores with Eleanor. But she remains a sharp observer of modern American culture. This file contains bonus audio, not heard on the broadcast version of the show.
Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Writers and Company Harold Bloom interview from 1995 (Bonus Streaming Audio) Audio
Writers and Company Harold Bloom interview from 1995 (Bonus Streaming Audio) Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Our bonus streaming audio this week: 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.
Jun 24, 2012 | 53:16Writers and Company Edmund de Waal Interview (Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Edmund de Waal Interview (Encore) Jun 24, 2012 | 53:16Edmund de Waal is an English ceramicist whose ancestors were incredibly wealthy. By the end of WWII, pretty much all that was left of the family fortune was a collection of Japanese carvings, called netsuke, and it is from these that de Waal created his popular memoir, "The Hare With Amber Eyes"
Sep 23, 2012 | 52:58Writers and Company Julia Otsuka Interview Audio
Writers and Company Julia Otsuka Interview Sep 23, 2012 | 52:58Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the award-winning Japanese-American novelist, Julie Otsuka. Her latest book, "The Buddha in the Attic", is a poetic evocation of the life of the Japanese 'picture brides' who came to America a century ago.