Sep 9, 2011 | 54:29Writers and Company Writing in times of crisis (2002 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Writing in times of crisis (2002 Encore) Sep 9, 2011 | 54:29On September 8, 2002 Eleanor Wachtel spoke with American novelist Russell Banks, Canadian poet and novelist Dionne Brand, New York art historian and critic Simon Schama, and English biographer and novelist, Victoria Glendinning, to reflect on writing in times of crisis.
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."
Sep 11, 2011 | 53:59Writers and Company 9/11 10th Anniversary Panel Audio
Writers and Company 9/11 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.
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."