Jan 4, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company December 26, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company December 26, 2010 Jan 4, 2011 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel speaks with native American writer, Sherman Alexie. Funny, perceptive, fearless, Sherman Alexie talks about two books - a collection of poetry called "Face" and a book of stories, called "War Dances".
Dec 10, 2010 | 1:07:27Writers and Company December 12, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company December 12, 2010 Dec 10, 2010 | 1:07:27Michael Ondaatje interviews Eleanor Wachtel —
This week, we continue our 20th anniversary celebrations as Michael Ondaatje turns the tables on Eleanor Wachtel, and interviews her. This conversation was recorded on December 2nd at the Appel Salon of the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library in front of a capacity audience.
Dec 5, 2010 | 54:00Writers and Company December 5, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company December 5, 2010 Dec 5, 2010 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Russian-American novelist Gary Shteyngart. They talk about his previous novel <i>Absurdistan</i> and his latest, <i>Super Sad True Love Story</i>. He's been described as "one of his generation's most original and exhilarating writers."
Nov 28, 2010 | 54:00Writers and Company November 28, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company November 28, 2010 Nov 28, 2010 | 54:00This week, Eleanor Wachtel speaks with one of the most inventive writers of the 21st century, Tom McCarthy. From his surprising first novel, "Remainder" to his latest, "C" which was shortlisted for the Man Booker.
Nov 18, 2010 | 54:01Writers and Company May 28, 2008 Audio
Writers and Company May 28, 2008 Nov 18, 2010 | 54:01Nuala O'Faolain: By 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.
Nov 14, 2010 | 54:00Writers and Company November 14, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company November 14, 2010 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.
Oct 31, 2010 | 54:30Writers and Company October 31, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company October 31, 2010 Oct 31, 2010 | 54:30Eleanor Wachtel and special guests Dionne Brand, Margaret Drabble, Deborah Eisenberg, and Andrew O'Hagan discuss the dynamic world of books over the past 20 years, and talk about some of their favourite titles.
Oct 24, 2010 | 54:00Writers and Company October 24, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company October 24, 2010 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.