Jan 6, 2013 | 51:26Writers and Company Robert Hughes Encore Audio
Writers and Company Robert Hughes Encore 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.
Dec 16, 2012 | 48:07Writers and Company Fairy Tale Special Audio
Writers and Company Fairy Tale 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.
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.
Nov 11, 2012 | 52:09Writers and Company Paul Fussell Encore Interview Audio
Writers and Company Paul Fussell Encore Interview Nov 11, 2012 | 52:09In observance of Remembrance Day, we're rebroadcasting our 1997 interview the late Paul Fussell. His award-winning book, "The Great War and Modern Memory" was a ground-breaking work that explored how war is remembered and mythologised in literature and in life.
An American war veteran and renowned academic, Paul Fussell died in May at the age of 88.
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.
Oct 28, 2012 | 53:01Writers and Company Mohammed Hanif Interview Audio
Writers and Company Mohammed Hanif Interview Oct 28, 2012 | 53:01Pakistani writer, Mohammed Hanif, is the author of a dark, subversive, funny - as he says - "alleged novel", "A Case of Exploding Mangoes", about the death of General Zia. His latest
book, set in today's Karachi, is called "Our Lady of Alice Bhatti".
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.
Sep 23, 2012 | 52:58Writers and Company Julia Otsuka Interview Audio
Writers and Company Julia Otsuka Interview 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.