May 18, 2010 | 54:01Writers and Company Remembering writer Nuala O'Faolain (2003 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Remembering writer Nuala O'Faolain (2003 Interview) May 18, 2010 | 54:01By popular demand we are making this program available to our listeners in remembrance of Nuala O’Faolain, the wonderfully funny and moving Irish memoirist and novelist best known for her utterly candid book "Are You Somebody." She died on May 9, 2008 of lung cancer. She was 68 years old. Eleanor was able to interview Nuala O'Faolain during the 2003 Victoria Literary Arts Festival.
Aug 22, 2010 | 52:13Writers and Company Novelist Nadine Gordimer (1991 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Novelist Nadine Gordimer (1991 Interview) Aug 22, 2010 | 52:13Our summer of Nobel prize winners continues with South African novelist Nadine Gordimer. Since she won the Nobel Prize in 1991, she’s published five novels and two books of essays. And if anything, she’s more politically engaged than ever. Eleanor was able to interview Nadine Gordimer in 1991 over the phone at her home in Johannesburg.
Aug 8, 2010 | 52:23Writers and Company Humanist economist Amartya Sen interview Audio
Writers and Company Humanist economist Amartya Sen interview Aug 8, 2010 | 52:23Our summer of Nobel prize winners continues with the humanist economist, Amartya Sen. Drawing on his own experience growing up in India, he brings a unique perspective to the complex issues of famine, inequality and development. Eleanor was able to interview him at Harvard in 2000.
Oct 24, 2010 | 54:00Writers and Company Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa (Jan. 1995 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa (Jan. 1995 Interview) Oct 24, 2010 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel speaks with Peruvian novelist, playwright, and essayist Mario Vargas Llosa. The man who ran for president of Peru is also the country's most famous living writer. Eleanor went to see Mario Vargas Llosa in 1995 - just after he'd won the highest literary award in the Spanish-speaking world, the Cervantes Prize. Now, he's just won the Nobel Prize for literature.
Nov 14, 2010 | 54:00Writers and Company "Freedom" with author Jonathan Franzen Audio
Writers and Company "Freedom" with author Jonathan Franzen Nov 14, 2010 | 54:00Jonathan Franzen is the first author in ten years to make the cover of Time magazine with the banner headline "Great American Novelist." Eleanor Wachtel spoke to him in 2001 about his bestseller "The Corrections." Now he has a new blockbuster, "Freedom," which tracks the lives of an unconventional family through a time of crisis.