Nov 17, 2013 | 1:00:00Writers and Company Margaret Drabble Interview Audio
Writers and Company Margaret Drabble Interview Nov 17, 2013 | 1:00:00Margaret Drabble and Eleanor Wachtel have spoken a number of times over the years - but they always find something new and fascinating to talk about. Eleanor spoke with Margaret Drabble, onstage, at the International Festival of Authors.
Sep 8, 2013 | 52:21Writers and Company Richard Sennett Interview Audio
Writers and Company Richard Sennett Interview Sep 8, 2013 | 52:21Richard Sennett is a social analyst and writer, with his work falling under the heading 'culture studies'. But this isn't dry stuff - his work is "an elegant mix of interview, anecdote and wide, deep book-research."
Sep 29, 2013 | 52:24Writers and Company Rupert Thomson Interview Audio
Writers and Company Rupert Thomson Interview Sep 29, 2013 | 52:24English novelist Rupert Thomson is one of those writers who, for some reason, is not as well known as he should be. So, we're doing our bit to remedy the situation. Eleanor speaks with him about his memoir, and about his new novel, "Secrecy".
Oct 20, 2013 | 55:31Writers and Company Lore Segal Interview Audio
Writers and Company Lore Segal Interview Oct 20, 2013 | 55:31Lore Segal's 1964 memoir "Other People's Houses" is a sharp and moving account of her time as a 'Kindertransport' child in England during the war. Now, at 85, she has a quirky new novel called "Half the Kingdom".
Sep 15, 2013 | 51:58Writers and Company Roddy Doyle Interview Audio
Writers and Company Roddy Doyle Interview Sep 15, 2013 | 51:58Irish writer Roddy Doyle clearly loves to talk - and his characters do too, in their own lively, expletive-ridden way. Doyle's new novel "The Guts" brings back Jimmy Rabbitte from the "Barrytown Trilogy". There's life in the old boy yet.
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"