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Our November 4th, 2007 interview with Mohsin Hamid about his novel "The Reluctant Fundamentalist."

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Writers and Company - "Open City" with novelist Teju ColeNov 18, 2012 | 53:03Writers and Company "Open City" with novelist Teju Cole Audio
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Writers and Company - Author Fran Lebowitz interview (Extended)Nov 25, 2012 | 59:25Writers and Company Author Fran Lebowitz interview (Extended) Audio
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Writers and Company - "The Year of Magical Thinking" with autobiographer Joan Didion (2005 interview)Jul 20, 2012 | 51:56Writers and Company "The Year of Magical Thinking" with autobiographer Joan Didion (2005 interview) Audio
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Writers and Company "The Buddha in the Attic" with author Julia Otsuka 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.
Writers and Company - "Cloud Atlas" with author David Mitchell (2004 Encore)Dec 19, 2012 | 52:37Writers and Company "Cloud Atlas" with author David Mitchell (2004 Encore) Audio
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