Oct 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.