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.
Mar 24, 2013 | 51:54Writers and Company Michel Tremblay Encore Audio
Writers and Company Michel Tremblay Encore Mar 24, 2013 | 51:54This week, our 2003 conversation with one of Quebec's most influential writers, Michel Tremblay. In a career spanning over 40 years, he's written a cycle of plays, a sextet of novels, a trilogy of memoirs, translations, song lyrics, and much more.
Mar 22, 2013 | 54:32Writers and Company Chinua Achebe Encore Audio
Writers and Company Chinua Achebe Encore Mar 22, 2013 | 54:32Sadly, Chinua Achebe, the internationally celebrated Nigerian author, has died following a brief illness. He was 82. Eleanor Wachtel spoke with him in 1994, and we re-aired that interview when Achebe won the Man Booker Prize in 2007.
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.