Writers and CompanyJesmyn Ward InterviewSep 28, 2014 | 52:44Jesmyn Ward's novel "Salvage the Bones" won the National Book Award in 2011. And her memoir, "Men We Reaped" is about the deaths of five black men, including her own brother.
Writers and CompanyDaniel Alarcon InterviewSep 21, 2014 | 52:11Peruvian-American novelist Daniel Alarcon is described as a writer who thrives in two cultures: “I’m an American writer writing about Latin America, and I’m a Latin American writer who happens to write in English.”
Writers and CompanyKamila Shamsie InterviewSep 14, 2014 | 52:46This week, Kamila Shamsie. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, she now lives in London. Last year she was named one of Granta Magazine's Best Young Novelists.
Writers and CompanyA.M. Homes InterviewSep 7, 2014 | 52:36This week, Eleanor speaks with the darkly funny A.M. Homes. She turns the American Dream upside down in her prize-winning novel, "May We Be Forgiven".
Writers and CompanyIngo Schulze EncoreAug 24, 2014 | 52:50This coming November marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Eleanor speaks with Ingo Schulze about life in post-unification Germany.
Writers and CompanyColm Toibin EncoreAug 17, 2014 | 52:51Irish writer Colm Toibin was the 2013 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.
Writers and CompanyAlexis Wright EncoreAug 10, 2014 | 52:10Eleanor spoke with Alexis Wright when she was in Australia for a special series. Wright's novel, "Carpentaria", is described as The Great Australian Novel.
Writers and CompanyKhushwant Singh EncoreAug 3, 2014 | 52:45The wonderfully entertaining Khushwant Singh had at least seven different careers. Fortunately for us, one of them was 'novelist'. He died last March at 99 years old.
Writers and CompanyNadine Gordimer EncoreJul 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 CompanyKarl Ove Knausgaard InterviewJun 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.