May 25, 2012 | 56:02Writers and Company Novelist James Salter (1998 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Novelist James Salter (1998 Interview) May 25, 2012 | 56:02In 1998 Eleanor Wachtel spoke with the American novelist and short-story writer, James Salter (interview aired November 1st, 1998). Known for his precise and elegant style, he wrote a classic, an erotic novel of the early 60s called "A Sport and a Pastime." The author of prize-winning books including "Dusk and Other Stories" has now received a lifetime achievement award for short fiction. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced on Monday, 21 May 2012 that the 86-year-old Salter has won the 25th annual PEN/Malamud Award.
May 27, 2012 | 52:38Writers and Company Novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala interview Audio
Writers and Company Novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala interview 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."