Dec 25, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company "Beyond Black" with author Hilary Mantel (2005 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "Beyond Black" with author Hilary Mantel (2005 Interview) Dec 25, 2011 | 54:00You won't hear us on Radio One on Christmas Day but you can listen to this program on Sirius 159 either on streaming audio, or on our podcast. An encore presentation of Eleanor Wachtel's 2005 conversation with English novelist Hilary Mantel. The surprising and extraordinarily candid writer travels to the dark side of the psyche in her witty novel "Beyond Black."
Aug 14, 2011 | 52:28Writers and Company Writer Jenny Diski interview (2005 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Writer Jenny Diski interview (2005 Encore) Aug 14, 2011 | 52:28This summer as part of Writers and Company's 20th anniversary the weekly podcast will feature some of the best shows from the archives. This week from England an unusually candid writer, Jenny Diski. She writes novels, memoirs, travel books, essays, and criticism. Eleanor Wachtel spoke with her in 2005.
Jan 9, 2011 | 53:59Writers and Company "The War That Killed Achilles" with historian Caroline Alexander Audio
Writers and Company "The War That Killed Achilles" with historian Caroline Alexander Jan 9, 2011 | 53:59Classics scholar Caroline Alexander is most famous for two books: "The Endurance," about Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition, and "The Bounty," subtitled "The True Story of Mutiny on the Bounty" where she reveals that Bligh, the ostensible villain, was in fact something of a hero. Now she's written "The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Illiad and the Trojan War."