Aug 14, 2011 | 52:28Writers and Company Writer Jenny Diski (2005 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Writer Jenny Diski (2005 Interview) 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."