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Writers and Company - Remembering writer Susan Sontag (2000 Interview)Aug 17, 2012 | 52:57Writers and Company Remembering writer Susan Sontag (2000 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Remembering writer Susan Sontag (2000 Interview) Aug 17, 2012 | 52:57Eleanor Wachtel's 2000 conversation with the late American writer and critic Susan Sontag about fiction, ethics, and illness.
Writers and Company - "The Western Canon" with literary critic Harold Bloom (1995 Interview)Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Writers and Company "The Western Canon" with literary critic Harold Bloom (1995 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "The Western Canon" with literary critic Harold Bloom (1995 Interview) Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Our bonus streaming audio this week is Eleanor Wachtel's 1995 conversation with Harold Bloom about "The Western Canon." During the summer, our weekly podcast and bonus streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from the archives. We hope you'll enjoy listening to these programs that haven't been available as a podcast or as streaming audio before.
Writers and Company - "Mister Pip" with author Lloyd Jones (Nov. 2007 Interview)Nov 18, 2012 | 52:15Writers and Company "Mister Pip" with author Lloyd Jones (Nov. 2007 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "Mister Pip" with author Lloyd Jones (Nov. 2007 Interview) Nov 18, 2012 | 52:15Our interview with Lloyd Jones about his novel "Mister Pip."
Writers and Company - Writer Louise Erdrich interviewNov 4, 2012 | 52:23Writers and Company Writer Louise Erdrich interview Audio
Writers and Company Writer Louise Erdrich interview Nov 4, 2012 | 52:23Native American writer Louise Erdrich is the author of fourteen novels, short stories, poetry, and children's books. She made a rare public appearance in Toronto, and Eleanor Wachtel spoke with her onstage in front of a packed house at the International Festival of Authors.
Writers and Company - "The Marriage Plot" with author Jeffrey Eugenides  (Oct. 2011 Encore)Oct 28, 2011 | 52:28Writers and Company "The Marriage Plot" with author Jeffrey Eugenides (Oct. 2011 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "The Marriage Plot" with author Jeffrey Eugenides (Oct. 2011 Encore) Oct 28, 2011 | 52:28American novelist Jeffrey Eugenides. The author of "Middlesex" and "The Virgin Suicides" has a book - his first in almost ten years - about contemporary romance. It's called "The Marriage Plot."
Writers and Company - "NW" with novelist Zadie SmithOct 7, 2012 | 1:00:16Writers and Company "NW" with novelist Zadie Smith Audio
Writers and Company "NW" with novelist Zadie Smith Oct 7, 2012 | 1:00:16Zadie Smith is the author of "White Teeth" and "On Beauty." Now she has a new novel called "NW" set in her home turf of London. Eleanor Wachtel spoke with her onstage in front of a sold-out audience at Harbourfront in Toronto. Our streaming version contains bonus audio, not heard in the broadcast version.
Writers and Company - "Leaving the Atocha Station" with author Ben LernerOct 14, 2012 | 53:03Writers and Company "Leaving the Atocha Station" with author Ben Lerner Audio
Writers and Company "Leaving the Atocha Station" with author Ben Lerner Oct 14, 2012 | 53:03American poet and novelist Ben Lerner's recent book "Leaving the Atocha Station" is the 33 year old poet's first novel, and was named one of the best books of 2011 by many publications, including The New Yorker, The Guardian, and The New Statesman.
Writers and Company - "Capital" with author John LanchesterOct 21, 2012 | 52:16Writers and Company "Capital" with author John Lanchester Audio
Writers and Company "Capital" with author John Lanchester Oct 21, 2012 | 52:16English writer John Lanchester's novel "Capital" is a big Dickensian take on modern London at the brink of the 2008 financial meltdown.
Writers and Company - "Open City" with novelist Teju ColeNov 18, 2012 | 53:03Writers and Company "Open City" with novelist Teju Cole Audio
Writers and Company "Open City" with novelist Teju Cole Nov 18, 2012 | 53:03Eleanor Wachtel in conversation with the Nigerian-American novelist Teju Cole. His latest book "Open City" is a subtle meditation on history and identity.
Writers and Company - 2012 Fairy Tales (Special)Dec 16, 2012 | 48:07Writers and Company 2012 Fairy Tales (Special) Audio
Writers and Company 2012 Fairy Tales (Special) Dec 16, 2012 | 48:07Due to copyright reasons the Rohinton Mistry interview is not available as a podcast or as streaming audio. Instead - because all things fairy tale are huge at the moment - our 1995 conversation with Marina Warner about her book "From the Beast to the Blonde." Also, the late, great Angela Carter reads a couple of classics.
Writers and Company - Remembering writer Robert Hughes (2006 Interview)Jan 6, 2013 | 51:26Writers and Company Remembering writer Robert Hughes (2006 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Remembering writer Robert Hughes (2006 Interview) Jan 6, 2013 | 51:26Our 2006 conversation with Robert Hughes, the Australian art critic, and social historian. He spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about his memoir "Things I Didn't Know." Sadly, Robert Hughes died last August at age 74.
Writers and Company - Novelist Tessa Hadley interviewApr 15, 2012 | 53:59Writers and Company Novelist Tessa Hadley interview Audio
Writers and Company Novelist Tessa Hadley interview Apr 15, 2012 | 53:59From England Tessa Hadley. She's had almost as many short stories published in the New Yorker in the last ten years as her hero Alice Munro.
Writers and Company - "A Visit from the Goon Squad" with author Jennifer Egan (Jun. 2011 Encore)Jun 9, 2011 | 51:53Writers and Company "A Visit from the Goon Squad" with author Jennifer Egan (Jun. 2011 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "A Visit from the Goon Squad" with author Jennifer Egan (Jun. 2011 Encore) Jun 9, 2011 | 51:53Jennifer Egan's novel "A Visit from the Goon Squad" was apparently inspired by two sources: Proust and TV's "The Sopranos." This week Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Pulitzer-prize winning American writer about how that very strange combination works. It's been described as a surprising, polyphonic, tour de force.
Writers and Company - Author Fran Lebowitz interview (Extended)Nov 25, 2012 | 59:25Writers and Company Author Fran Lebowitz interview (Extended) Audio
Writers and Company Author Fran Lebowitz interview (Extended) Nov 25, 2012 | 59:25In a candid and personal conversation, Fran Lebowitz talks about her upbringing in New Jersey, about her early success, and about her writer's block, or as she calls it, a "writer's blockade," an ongoing problem that she explores with Eleanor. But she remains a sharp observer of modern American culture. This file contains bonus audio not heard on the broadcast version of the show.
Writers and Company - "Cloud Atlas" with author David Mitchell (Nov. 2004 Interview)Nov 21, 2012 | 52:37Writers and Company "Cloud Atlas" with author David Mitchell (Nov. 2004 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "Cloud Atlas" with author David Mitchell (Nov. 2004 Interview) Nov 21, 2012 | 52:37Eleanor Wachtel goes back to her 2004 conversation about "Cloud Atlas" - the book. Six novels in one from England's David Mitchell. Exhilarating, entertaining, and elegant, it's now been made into a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.

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