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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 - "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 - 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 - Novelist James Salter (1998 Interview)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.
Writers and Company - "Sweet Tooth" with author Ian McEwanSep 30, 2012 | 52:29Writers and Company "Sweet Tooth" with author Ian McEwan Audio
Writers and Company "Sweet Tooth" with author Ian McEwan Sep 30, 2012 | 52:29Eleanor Wachtel speaks with one of England's leading novelists, Ian McEwan. His new novel "Sweet Tooth" is about the private side of Cold War espionage.
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 - South Asian Conversations - Part 3Mar 4, 2012 | 53:59Writers and Company South Asian Conversations - Part 3 Audio
Writers and Company South Asian Conversations - Part 3 Mar 4, 2012 | 53:59This week our special 5-part series South Asian Conversations continues with writer Nayanthara Sahgal. Born in May 1927, she comes from a political family: her uncle Jawaharlal Nehru was India's first prime minister, her mother was the country's first ambassador to the U.N., and Indira Gandhi was her first cousin. Sahgal's whole family was involved in the struggle for Indian Independence. Both her parents and her uncle were often in jail during her childhood, a period she recalled in her first memoir "Prison and Chocolate Cake." She has written numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, as well as a wide range of literary and political commentary. She spoke with Eleanor onstage at the recent Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka.
Writers and Company - South Asian Conversations - Part 4Mar 11, 2012 | 53:59Writers and Company South Asian Conversations - Part 4 Audio
Writers and Company South Asian Conversations - Part 4 Mar 11, 2012 | 53:59More South Asian Conversations with three writers whose work engages in very different ways with the complex ethnic, linguistic, and religious realities of Sri Lanka. Eleanor speaks with S. Pathmanathan, a highly regarded Tamil translator, as well as an accomplished poet, Sunethra Rajakarunanayake, probably the most famous contemporary writer working in Sinhala, and Ayathurai Santhan, a highly respected writer in both Tamil and English.
Writers and Company - South Asian Conversations - Part 5Mar 18, 2012 | 54:00Writers and Company South Asian Conversations - Part 5 Audio
Writers and Company South Asian Conversations - Part 5 Mar 18, 2012 | 54:00Shashi Tharoor, the Indian writer and politician, in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel for the conclusion of our series South Asian Conversations.
Writers and Company - Travel and Voice (Panel) with writer Lijia Zhang and poet Luka Lesson (2012), and poet Xi Chuan (2008 Interview)Apr 8, 2012 | 53:59Writers and Company Travel and Voice (Panel) with writer Lijia Zhang and poet Luka Lesson (2012), and poet Xi Chuan (2008 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Travel and Voice (Panel) with writer Lijia Zhang and poet Luka Lesson (2012), and poet Xi Chuan (2008 Interview) Apr 8, 2012 | 53:59From the International Literary Festival in Beijing - Eleanor Wachtel leads a discussion with Lijia Zhang from China, and Luka Lesson from Australia. Also on the show an encore presentation of Eleanor Wachtel's 2008 conversation with poet Xi Chuan
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 - "The Hare With Amber Eyes" with autobiographer Edmund de Waal (Feb. 2011 Encore)Feb 13, 2011 | 53:16Writers and Company "The Hare With Amber Eyes" with autobiographer Edmund de Waal (Feb. 2011 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "The Hare With Amber Eyes" with autobiographer Edmund de Waal (Feb. 2011 Encore) Feb 13, 2011 | 53:16Edmund de Waal is an English ceramicist whose ancestors were incredibly wealthy. By the end of WWII pretty much all that was left of the family fortune was a collection of Japanese carvings, called netsuke, and it is from these that de Waal created his popular memoir "The Hare With Amber Eyes."
Writers and Company - Author Alan Bennett interview (1995 Interview)Aug 26, 2012 | 48:46Writers and Company Author Alan Bennett interview (1995 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Author Alan Bennett interview (1995 Interview) Aug 26, 2012 | 48:46Our 1995 conversation with England's "National Teddy Bear" writer and wit Alan Bennett.
Writers and Company - "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism" with playwright Tony Kusher (Sept. 2011 Encore)Sep 25, 2011 | 52:28Writers and Company "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism" with playwright Tony Kusher (Sept. 2011 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism" with playwright Tony Kusher (Sept. 2011 Encore) Sep 25, 2011 | 52:28Tony Kushner's conversation with Eleanor Wachtel ranges from his epic "Angels in America" to his latest play "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures" onstage at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake.

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