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Writers and Company - Writer Tayeb Salih interview (2002 Encore)Jul 24, 2011 | 50:43Writers and Company Writer Tayeb Salih interview (2002 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Writer Tayeb Salih interview (2002 Encore) 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 Company - Writing in times of crisis (2002 Encore)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.
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 - Author Muriel Spark interview (1999 Encore)Jul 31, 2011 | 52:06Writers and Company Author Muriel Spark interview (1999 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Author Muriel Spark interview (1999 Encore) 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 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 - Author David Lodge interviewJul 10, 2011 | 52:41Writers and Company Author David Lodge interview Audio
Writers and Company Author David Lodge interview Jul 10, 2011 | 52:41Streaming version.
Writers and Company - 9/11 10th Anniversary PanelSep 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.
Writers and Company - "Lost Memory of Skin" with author Russell BanksOct 23, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company "Lost Memory of Skin" with author Russell Banks Audio
Writers and Company "Lost Memory of Skin" with author Russell Banks Oct 23, 2011 | 54:00Russell Banks is described by the New York Times as "the most compassionate fiction writer working today." His new novel "Lost Memory of Skin" explores the marginal and the outsider with grit and humour.
Writers and Company - "Beyond Black" with author Hilary Mantel (2005 Interview)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."
Writers and Company - Rabindranath Tagore's 150th Anniversary Panel (2011)Oct 2, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company Rabindranath Tagore's 150th Anniversary Panel (2011) Audio
Writers and Company Rabindranath Tagore's 150th Anniversary Panel (2011) 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 (2009 Encore)Jan 4, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company Writer Edna O'Brien interview (2009 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Writer Edna O'Brien interview (2009 Encore) Jan 4, 2011 | 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 - "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 & "Canada" with author Richard FordFeb 6, 2011 | 54:00Writers and Company The Bascombe trilogy & "Canada" with author Richard Ford Audio
Writers and Company The Bascombe trilogy & "Canada" 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."

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