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.
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.
Aug 29, 2010 | 52:38Writers and Company August 29, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company August 29, 2010 Aug 29, 2010 | 52:38Orhan Pamuk Interview: Our summer of Nobel prize winners continues with Turkish writer, Orhan Pamuk. The author of the novel "Snow", and the memoir, Istanbul, talks about his big book of essays, called "Other Colours".
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.
Jul 25, 2010 | 53:03Writers and Company July 25, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company July 25, 2010 Jul 25, 2010 | 53:03Joseph Brodsky/Saul Bellow: Our summer of Nobel Prize winners continues with two extraordinary and influential writers, both sadly now gone, poet and essayist Joseph Brodksy and novelist Saul Bellow.
Jul 11, 2010 | 52:07Writers and Company July 11, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company July 11, 2010 Jul 11, 2010 | 52:07Derek Walcott Interview: Our Sunday summer of Nobel Prize winners continues with the 1992 winner, poet Derek Walcott. From his Homeric evocation of the fishermen of his native St Lucia to "The Prodigal", his newest journey through the landscapes of Europe and the New World.
Jun 6, 2010 | 52:40Writers and Company June 6, 2010 Audio
Writers and Company June 6, 2010 Jun 6, 2010 | 52:40Rebecca Goldstein Interview: This week, "36 Arguments for the Existence of God" - a new novel by philosopher Rebecca Goldstein, author of "The Mind-Body Problem" and "Betraying Spinoza".
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.
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.