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Writers and Company - Author Ursula Le Guin (1993 Interview)Aug 28, 2011 | 50:22Writers and Company Author Ursula Le Guin (1993 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Author Ursula Le Guin (1993 Interview) Aug 28, 2011 | 50:22Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the "high priestess of fantasy and science fiction," American writer Ursula K. LeGuin.
Writers and Company - Writing in times of crisis (Sept. 2002 Encore)Sep 8, 2002 | 54:29Writers and Company Writing in times of crisis (Sept. 2002 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Writing in times of crisis (Sept. 2002 Encore) Sep 8, 2002 | 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.
Writers and Company - "The Cat's Table" with author Michael OndaatjeNov 6, 2011 | 53:59Writers and Company "The Cat's Table" with author Michael Ondaatje Audio
Writers and Company "The Cat's Table" with author Michael Ondaatje Nov 6, 2011 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to Michael Ondaatje about one of his most personal books yet, "The Cat's Table."
Writers and Company - Charles Dickens biography with biographer Claire TomalinDec 11, 2011 | 53:59Writers and Company Charles Dickens biography with biographer Claire Tomalin Audio
Writers and Company Charles Dickens biography with biographer Claire Tomalin Dec 11, 2011 | 53:59In anticipation of the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, Eleanor Wachtel talks to Claire Tomalin about her new biography. It's already on many best book of the year lists.
Writers and Company - Rabindranath Tagore's 150th Anniversary (Panel)Oct 2, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company Rabindranath Tagore's 150th Anniversary (Panel) Audio
Writers and Company Rabindranath 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 Company - Writer Edna O'Brien interview (Sept. 2009 Encore)Sep 13, 2009 | 54:00Writers and Company Writer Edna O'Brien interview (Sept. 2009 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Writer 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 Company - "The War That Killed Achilles" with historian Caroline AlexanderJan 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."
Writers and Company - "Infidel" and "Nomad" with autobiographer Ayaan Hirsi AliJan 16, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company "Infidel" and "Nomad" with autobiographer Ayaan Hirsi Ali Audio
Writers and Company "Infidel" and "Nomad" with autobiographer Ayaan Hirsi Ali Jan 16, 2011 | 54:00From Somalia, the Netherlands, and the United States, activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She's the author of the memoirs "Infidel" and "Nomad."
Writers and Company - "Land of Marvels" with author Barry UnsworthJan 23, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company "Land of Marvels" with author Barry Unsworth Audio
Writers and Company "Land of Marvels" with author Barry Unsworth Jan 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 Company - "How to Read the Air" with author Dinaw MengestuJan 30, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company "How to Read the Air" with author Dinaw Mengestu Audio
Writers and Company "How to Read the Air" with author Dinaw Mengestu Jan 30, 2011 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Ethiopian-born American novelist Dinaw Mengestu. At 32 he's already winning major prizes for his powerful and insightful work.
Writers and Company - The Bascombe trilogy with author Richard FordFeb 6, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company The Bascombe trilogy with author Richard Ford Audio
Writers and Company The Bascombe trilogy with author Richard Ford Feb 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 Company - Writer Antonio Skarmeta interview (Apr. 2010 Encore)Apr 4, 2010 | 54:00Writers and Company Writer Antonio Skarmeta interview (Apr. 2010 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Writer Antonio Skarmeta interview (Apr. 2010 Encore) Apr 4, 2010 | 54:00On the anniversary of the earthquake in Chile, Eleanor Wachtel's conversation with the charming fiction writer and dramatist Antonio Skarmeta best known for his novel "The Postman."
Writers and Company - "Island Beneath the Sea" with author Isabel Allende (Apr. 2010 Encore)Apr 18, 2010 | 54:00Writers and Company "Island Beneath the Sea" with author Isabel Allende (Apr. 2010 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "Island Beneath the Sea" with author Isabel Allende (Apr. 2010 Encore) Apr 18, 2010 | 54:00This week more from Chile with best-selling novelist and memoirist Isabel Allende. Her latest book takes place in another earthquake zone: Haiti - 200 years ago, during its revolutionary struggle.
Writers and Company - "How to Live" with biographer Sarah BakewellMar 13, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company "How to Live" with biographer Sarah Bakewell Audio
Writers and Company "How to Live" with biographer Sarah Bakewell Mar 13, 2011 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel speaks with England's Sarah Bakewell about Michel Eyquem de Montaigne who lived in south-western France from 1533 to 1592. A "one-man literary revolution," it has been said he was the first writer to make his own personality the subject of his writing.
Writers and Company - "Learning to Die in Miami" with autobiographer Carlos EireMar 20, 2011 | 53:59Writers and Company "Learning to Die in Miami" with autobiographer Carlos Eire Audio
Writers and Company "Learning to Die in Miami" with autobiographer Carlos Eire Mar 20, 2011 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Cuban-American writer Carlos Eire. He's written a number of scholarly books but, about ten years ago, he began to write about his own story. His first, "Waiting for Snow in Havana" won a National Book Award. His new memoir "Learning to Die in Miami" focuses on his experience as a refugee in America.

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