Sep 27, 2015 | 52:44Writers and Company Valeria Luiselli Interview Audio
Writers and Company Valeria Luiselli Interview Sep 27, 2015 | 52:44From Mexico and New York, and many places in between, a conversation with the virtuoso young writer, Valeria Luiselli. The National Book Foundation named her one of its “5 Under 35” award. An exciting new voice and original sensibility.
Sep 6, 2015 | 52:30Writers and Company Oliver Sacks Interview Audio
Writers and Company Oliver Sacks Interview Sep 6, 2015 | 52:30Eleanor spoke with Oliver Sacks four times over the years, and he was always remarkably warm and engaging. In 2001 they spoke about his book, "Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood."
Oliver Sacks died earlier this week at the age of 82.
Aug 30, 2015 | 52:26Writers and Company James McBride Interview Audio
Writers and Company James McBride Interview Aug 30, 2015 | 52:26James McBride was the surprise winner of the 2013 National Book Award, for his novel "The Good Lord Bird". It's a comic treatment of controversial abolitionist John Brown, who led a violent crusade against slavery.
Aug 16, 2015 | 51:56Writers and Company Aminatta Forna Interview Audio
Writers and Company Aminatta Forna Interview Aug 16, 2015 | 51:56Aminatta Forna has first-hand knowledge of civil war. Her father was hanged in 1975 by the regime in Sierra Leone, on false charges of treason. Forna writes about civil war in her latest book - this time about Yugoslavia.
Aug 9, 2015 | 52:30Writers and Company Amy Tan Interview Audio
Writers and Company Amy Tan Interview Aug 9, 2015 | 52:30This week, Eleanor speaks with Amy Tan about her gripping novel "The Valley of Amazement", her first in eight years. The book revolves around the world of the courtesan in early 20th century Shanghai.
Jul 19, 2015 | 52:01Writers and Company Hector Abad Interview Audio
Writers and Company Hector Abad Interview Jul 19, 2015 | 52:01This week, during the Pan Am games, Eleanor speaks with Colombian writer and essayist, Hector Abad. His moving memoir "Oblivion" is a tribute to his father, killed in 1987 by a repressive regime for his human rights activism.