Writers and Company | Oct 20, 2013 | 55:31

"Half the Kingdom" with author Lore Segal

Lore 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."

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Writers and Company - Nadine Gordimer EncoreJul 20, 2014 | 52:32Writers and Company Nadine Gordimer Encore Audio
Writers and Company Nadine Gordimer Encore Jul 20, 2014 | 52:32South African writer Nadine Gordimer has died, aged 90. Eleanor spoke with her on two occasions, once in 1991 and once in 2000. This week we give you both those conversations.
Writers and Company - Louise Erdrich EncoreJul 13, 2014 | 52:08Writers and Company Louise Erdrich Encore Audio
Writers and Company Louise Erdrich Encore Jul 13, 2014 | 52:08Eleanor spoke with Louise Erdrich, onstage, in front of a packed house at Harbourfront in Toronto.
Writers and Company - John Lanchester EncoreJul 6, 2014 | 52:25Writers and Company John Lanchester Encore Audio
Writers and Company John Lanchester Encore Jul 6, 2014 | 52:25English journalist and novelist John Lanchester's book, "Capital", is a wonderfully Dickensian take on the 2008 financial crisis.
Writers and Company - Karl Ove Knausgaard InterviewJun 29, 2014 | 52:55Writers and Company Karl Ove Knausgaard Interview Audio
Writers and Company Karl Ove Knausgaard Interview Jun 29, 2014 | 52:55Karl Ove Knausgaard's six volume autobiographical novel "My Struggle" has won every Norwegian prize, and has been hailed as "a masterpiece". Knausgaard writes (and speaks) with raw honesty.
Writers and Company - Anne Carson EncoreJun 22, 2014 | 53:06Writers and Company Anne Carson Encore Audio
Writers and Company Anne Carson Encore Jun 22, 2014 | 53:06Canadian poet Anne Carson has just become the first two-time winner of the $65,000 Griffin Prize for Poetry. Eleanor spoke with her in 2011.
Writers and Company - Fred D'Aguiar InterviewJun 15, 2014 | 1:02:41Writers and Company Fred D'Aguiar Interview Audio
Writers and Company Fred D'Aguiar Interview Jun 15, 2014 | 1:02:41British-Guyanese poet, novelist and playwright, Fred D'Aguiar. His new novel, "Children of Paradise", is inspired by the horrific events at Jonestown in 1978.
Writers and Company - Luis Alberto Urrea InterviewJun 8, 2014 | 52:08Writers and Company Luis Alberto Urrea Interview Audio
Writers and Company Luis Alberto Urrea Interview Jun 8, 2014 | 52:08Born to a Mexican father, and a mother from New York City, Luis Alberto Urrea's background allows him to write about cross-cultural issues from a unique perspective.
Writers and Company - Yiyun Li InterviewJun 1, 2014 | 53:15Writers and Company Yiyun Li Interview Audio
Writers and Company Yiyun Li Interview Jun 1, 2014 | 53:15Yiyun Li was 16 years old at the time of Tiananmen, but she felt it was her generation who put their lives on the line. Her new novel "Kinder Than Solitude" looks back on those horrific events.
Writers and Company - Helen Oyeyemi InterviewMay 25, 2014 | 51:28Writers and Company Helen Oyeyemi Interview Audio
Writers and Company Helen Oyeyemi Interview May 25, 2014 | 51:28Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, "Boy, Snow, Bird" exhibits her fascination with doubles and with fairy tales. Here, she takes a fresh look at the story of Snow White.
Writers and Company - Ece Temelkuran InterviewMay 18, 2014 | 52:23Writers and Company Ece Temelkuran Interview Audio
Writers and Company Ece Temelkuran Interview May 18, 2014 | 52:23From Istanbul, an exclusive interview with the Turkish political activist, journalist, writer, poet, and novelist, Ece Temelkuran.
CBC Books - Bernardo CarvalhoMay 12, 2014 | 29:22CBC Books Bernardo Carvalho Audio
CBC Books Bernardo Carvalho May 12, 2014 | 29:22Novelist Bernardo Carvalho takes readers on a fascinating journey among the indigenous peoples of Brazil's heartland.
CBC Books - Michel LaubMay 12, 2014 | 24:37CBC Books Michel Laub Audio
CBC Books Michel Laub May 12, 2014 | 24:37Michel Laub, one of top names among the younger generation of Brazilian writers.
CBC Books - Sergio RodriguesMay 12, 2014 | 23:48CBC Books Sergio Rodrigues Audio
CBC Books Sergio Rodrigues May 12, 2014 | 23:48Sergio Rodrigues makes connections between Brazilian's passion for soccer and their political history.
CBC Books - Ana Maria MachadoMay 12, 2014 | 31:48CBC Books Ana Maria Machado Audio
CBC Books Ana Maria Machado May 12, 2014 | 31:48Ana Maria Machado, one of Brazil's most respected writers.
Writers and Company - Karim Ainouz, Michel Laub InterviewsMay 11, 2014 | 57:11Writers and Company Karim Ainouz, Michel Laub Interviews Audio
Writers and Company Karim Ainouz, Michel Laub Interviews May 11, 2014 | 57:11The conclusion of our 5-part series on Brazil, with filmmaker Karim Ainouz. His first feature debut, Madame Sata, premiered in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival. Also, Michel Laub, one of top names among the younger generation of Brazilian writers.

1 of 11