Writers and CompanyRemembering writer Tayeb Salih (2002 Interview)Jul 24, 2011 | 50:43This week from Sudan we remember Tayeb Salih. A mix of east and west, European modernist and classical Arabic, Tayeb Salih died in 2009 at the age of 80. Eleanor Wachtel spoke to him in 2002.
Writers and CompanyRemembering author Muriel Spark (1999 Interview)Jul 31, 2011 | 52:06Dame Muriel Spark, the author of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and "Memento Mori" talks with Eleanor Wachtel in 1999 about her life and work, and her career as an expatriate in Italy. Muriel Spark died in 2006 at the age of 88.
Writers and CompanyFranco's Ghosts: The Remaking of Spain - Part 1Apr 17, 2011 | 54:00Javier Cercas is the author of "Soldiers of Salamis" and "The Anatomy of a Moment" which both explore Spain's dramatic and violent recent history. Javier joins us for an interview.
Writers and Company9/11 10th Anniversary (Panel)Sep 11, 2011 | 53:59A panel discussion to mark the tenth anniversary of September 11th. Host Eleanor Wachtel with guests Amy Waldman, Sinan Antoon and Jane Kramer talk about how the events of September 11th have influenced literature over the intervening years, both in the west and in the Arab and Muslim world.
Writers and Company"On Canaan's Side" with author Sebastian BarryOct 16, 2011 | 53:59Sebastian Barry, the Irish novelist, playwright, and poet. He had great success with his last novel "The Secret Scripture." His latest book "On Canaan's Side" is an ode to 20th century America.
Writers and Company"Land of Marvels" with author Barry UnsworthJan 23, 2011 | 54:00This week Eleanor Wachtel speaks with England`s Booker Prize-winner Barry Unsworth. A socially and politically engaged writer, a captivating storyteller, and the author of "Sacred Hunger," now has a novel called "Land of Marvels."
Writers and CompanyThe Bascombe trilogy with author Richard FordFeb 6, 2011 | 54:00This week on Writers & Company American writer Richard Ford talks about his ground-breaking Frank Bascombe trilogy. Also, a preview of his next novel, set in southern Saskatchewan, called "Canada."
Writers and CompanyRemembering author Christopher Hitchens (2002 Interview)Dec 16, 2011 | 54:30Sadly, Christopher Hitchens passed away on Thursday, 15 December 2011. Eleanor Wachtel spoke with him in December of 2002 about George Orwell. We now present that interview as bonus audio on our website.
Writers and CompanyRabindranath Tagore's 150th Anniversary (Panel)Oct 2, 2011 | 54:00To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore's birth, Eleanor Wachtel speaks with literary scholar Uma Dasgupta and American philosopher Martha Nussbaum.
Writers and CompanyWriter Edna O'Brien interview (Sept. 2009 Encore)Sep 13, 2009 | 54:00A conversation with one of Ireland's classic writers Edna O'Brien about her "Country Girls" trilogy, her latest novel about mothers and daughters, and her portrait of the Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Writers and CompanyModern Day Shahrazads (Panel)Jun 26, 2011 | 53:59Modern Day Shahrazads: Eleanor Wachtel in an onstage discussion with Leila Aboulela, Elizabeth Hay, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Miriam Toews.