May 25, 2012 | 56:02Writers and Company Writers and Co. - 01/11/1998 - James Salter Interview Audio
Writers and Company Writers and Co. - 01/11/1998 - James Salter Interview May 25, 2012 | 56:02James Salter interview - aired 1 November 1998. In 1998 Eleanor Wachtel spoke with the American novliest and short-story writer, James Salter. Known for his precise and elegant style, he wrote a classic, erotic novel of the early 60s, "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.
Jun 24, 2012 | 53:16Writers and Company Edmund de Waal Interview (Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Edmund de Waal Interview (Encore) Jun 24, 2012 | 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"
Oct 7, 2012 | 1:00:16Writers and Company Zadie Smith Interview Audio
Writers and Company Zadie Smith Interview Oct 7, 2012 | 1:00:16Zadie Smith is the author of "White Teeth" and "On Beauty". Now she has a new novel, "NW", set in her home turf in 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.
Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Writers and Company Harold Bloom interview from 1995 (Bonus Streaming Audio) Audio
Writers and Company Harold Bloom interview from 1995 (Bonus Streaming Audio) Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Our bonus streaming audio this week: 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.
Nov 25, 2012 | 59:25Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz Interview Audio
Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz Interview 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.
Nov 4, 2012 | 52:23Writers and Company Louise Erdrich Interview Audio
Writers and Company 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.
Jun 17, 2012 | 50:56Writers and Company Irvine Welsh Interview Audio
Writers and Company Irvine Welsh Interview Jun 17, 2012 | 50:56Scotland's Irvine Welsh - "the poet laureate of the chemical generation", as he's sometimes called. His first novel, "Trainspotting" changed the world's view of Edinburgh. Now, he's written a prequel, called "Skagboys".
Dec 16, 2012 | 48:07Writers and Company Fairy Tale Special Audio
Writers and Company Fairy Tale Special Dec 16, 2012 | 48:07Fairy Tale special: Due 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.
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.
Feb 12, 2012 | 54:00Writers and Company Dante's "Inferno" Audio
Writers and Company Dante's "Inferno" Feb 12, 2012 | 54:00Dante's "Inferno." You'll hear poet Robert Pinsky reading from his award-winning verse translation. And Eleanor Wachtel talks to John Freccero about why 'The Divine Comedy' is up there with Shakespeare and the Bible.