Sep 23, 2012 | 52:58Writers and Company Julia Otsuka Interview Audio
Writers and Company Julia Otsuka Interview Sep 23, 2012 | 52:58Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the award-winning Japanese-American novelist, Julie Otsuka. Her latest book, "The Buddha in the Attic", is a poetic evocation of the life of the Japanese 'picture brides' who came to America a century ago.
Oct 28, 2012 | 53:01Writers and Company Mohammed Hanif Interview Audio
Writers and Company Mohammed Hanif Interview Oct 28, 2012 | 53:01Pakistani writer, Mohammed Hanif, is the author of a dark, subversive, funny - as he says - "alleged novel", "A Case of Exploding Mangoes", about the death of General Zia. His latest
book, set in today's Karachi, is called "Our Lady of Alice Bhatti".
Nov 11, 2012 | 52:09Writers and Company Paul Fussell Encore Interview Audio
Writers and Company Paul Fussell Encore Interview Nov 11, 2012 | 52:09In observance of Remembrance Day, we're rebroadcasting our 1997 interview the late Paul Fussell. His award-winning book, "The Great War and Modern Memory" was a ground-breaking work that explored how war is remembered and mythologised in literature and in life.
An American war veteran and renowned academic, Paul Fussell died in May at the age of 88.
Dec 30, 2012 | 52:32Writers and Company Francine du Plessix Gray Encore Audio
Writers and Company Francine du Plessix Gray Encore Dec 30, 2012 | 52:32"Them: A Memoir of Parents" by novelist and biographer, Francine du Plessix Gray. We go back to our 2006 interview when Eleanor Wachtel spoke with her about her portrait of her mother and step-father - a "power couple" whose lives reflect the upheaval and displacement of the 20th century.
May 27, 2012 | 52:38Writers and Company Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Interview - 27/05/2012 Audio
Writers and Company Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Interview - 27/05/2012 May 27, 2012 | 52:38Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the Booker Prize-winning novelist, short story writer, and Oscar-winning screenwriter, is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory productions (with director James Ivory and the late producer Ismail Merchant). Together they created movies such as "Howards End", "Room with a View", and "The Remains of the Day".