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Writers and Company - Poet Seamus Heaney interview (2010 Encore)Sep 1, 2013 | 52:35Writers and Company Poet Seamus Heaney interview (2010 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Poet Seamus Heaney interview (2010 Encore) Sep 1, 2013 | 52:35As a tribute to Ireland's Seamus Heaney who died on August 30th, we aired our conversation from May 25th, 2010 with the Nobel prize-winning poet.
Writers and Company - "Unless" with author Carol Shields (2003 Encore)Jul 17, 2013 | 50:43Writers and Company "Unless" with author Carol Shields (2003 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "Unless" with author Carol Shields (2003 Encore) Jul 17, 2013 | 50:43Carol Shields was a remarkable writer, and a dear friend to Eleanor Wachtel. Ten years ago, on the day after her passing, we aired our 2002 interview with her about "Unless." This is the program we broadcast on July 17th, 2003.
Writers and Company - Author Fran Lebowitz interview (2012 Encore)Dec 22, 2013 | 52:41Writers and Company Author Fran Lebowitz interview (2012 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Author Fran Lebowitz interview (2012 Encore) Dec 22, 2013 | 52:41In a candid and personal conversation, cultural commentator Fran Lebowitz talks about her upbringing in New Jersey, about her early success, and about her writer's block - or, as she calls it, her writer's "blockade".
Writers and Company - "Runaway" with author Alice Munro (2004 Encore)Oct 13, 2013 | 53:03Writers and Company "Runaway" with author Alice Munro (2004 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "Runaway" with author Alice Munro (2004 Encore) Oct 13, 2013 | 53:03Alice Munro is now Canada's first Nobel Prize winner for Literature. Eleanor spoke with her in a restaurant in Goderich, Ontario in 2004, just before Munro won the Giller Prize for "Runaway." Now, with the Nobel, our joy knows no bounds!
Writers and Company - Author Doris Lessing interview (2003 Encore)Nov 24, 2013 | 52:18Writers and Company Author Doris Lessing interview (2003 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Author Doris Lessing interview (2003 Encore) Nov 24, 2013 | 52:18Independent and outspoken, the Nobel prize-winning author of "The Golden Notebook" (and dozens of other novels) has just died at the age of 94. Eleanor spoke with Doris Lessing at her home in 2003.
Writers and Company - Writer Aminatta Forna interviewSep 22, 2013 | 52:25Writers and Company Writer Aminatta Forna interview Audio
Writers and Company Writer Aminatta Forna interview Sep 22, 2013 | 52:25Aminatta Forna has first-hand knowledge of civil war. Her father was hanged in 1975 by the regime in Sierra Leone, on false charges of treason. Forna writes about civil war in her latest book - this time about Yugoslavia.
Writers and Company - "A Delicate Truth" with Novelist John le Carre (Extended)May 26, 2013 | 1:06:42Writers and Company "A Delicate Truth" with Novelist John le Carre (Extended) Audio
Writers and Company "A Delicate Truth" with Novelist John le Carre (Extended) May 26, 2013 | 1:06:42This week, a brand new interview with John le Carré. We last spoke with him in 2010, and he was so articulate and charming that we were delighted to have a chance to speak with him again. This file contains audio not heard on the broadcast version.
Writers and Company - "The Sense of an Ending" with author Julian Barnes (Nov. 2011 Encore)Nov 20, 2011 | 53:18Writers and Company "The Sense of an Ending" with author Julian Barnes (Nov. 2011 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "The Sense of an Ending" with author Julian Barnes (Nov. 2011 Encore) Nov 20, 2011 | 53:18This week, an encore presentation of Eleanor Wachtel's remarkably expansive and personal conversation with English writer Julian Barnes. This interview is not currently available as a podcast.
Writers and Company - Feminist Gloria Steinem interview (2001 Encore)Jul 7, 2013 | 51:15Writers and Company Feminist Gloria Steinem interview (2001 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Feminist Gloria Steinem interview (2001 Encore) Jul 7, 2013 | 51:15During the summer the weekly bonus streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from our archives. This week Eleanor's 2001 conversation with feminist icon Gloria Steinem.
Writers and Company - Novelist Nick Hornby interview (2006 Encore)Sep 1, 2013 | 51:35Writers and Company Novelist Nick Hornby interview (2006 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Novelist Nick Hornby interview (2006 Encore) Sep 1, 2013 | 51:35During the summer the weekly podcast and streaming audio has featured some of the best shows from our archives. This week from 2006 the popular English novelist, and essayist Nick Hornby.
Writers and Company - "David and Goliath" with author Malcolm Gladwell (2012 Encore)Dec 1, 2013 | 1:13:09Writers and Company "David and Goliath" with author Malcolm Gladwell (2012 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "David and Goliath" with author Malcolm Gladwell (2012 Encore) Dec 1, 2013 | 1:13:09Eleanor spoke to Malcolm Gladwell onstage at McGill University about his latest book "David and Goliath." Though he's a self-professed introvert, he does a pretty terrific job of entertaining an audience.
Writers and Company - "We're Flying" with writer Peter StammJan 20, 2013 | 52:39Writers and Company "We're Flying" with writer Peter Stamm Audio
Writers and Company "We're Flying" with writer Peter Stamm Jan 20, 2013 | 52:39This week, from Switzerland, the highly-acclaimed novelist, playwright, and journalist Peter Stamm. His latest book to be translated into English is called "We're Flying".
Writers and Company - Writer Lydia Davis interview (2007 Encore)Jun 10, 2013 | 53:59Writers and Company Writer Lydia Davis interview (2007 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company Writer Lydia Davis interview (2007 Encore) Jun 10, 2013 | 53:59Lydia Davis has won the fifth International Man Booker Prize in May of 2012. Here's our June 10th, 2007 conversation with her.
Writers and Company - "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" with autobiographer Jeanette Winterson (Feb. 2012 Encore)Feb 5, 2012 | 52:24Writers and Company "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" with autobiographer Jeanette Winterson (Feb. 2012 Encore) Audio
Writers and Company "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" with autobiographer Jeanette Winterson (Feb. 2012 Encore) Feb 5, 2012 | 52:24English writer Jeanette Winterson's adoptive mother said to her, "Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal?" That's the title of her memoir, and - both in the book, and in conversation - Winterson is remarkably funny and brutally honest.
Writers and Company - Novelist Elmore Leonard (1991 Encore) & Author Michael Ondaatje interviewsAug 21, 2013 | 52:29Writers and Company Novelist Elmore Leonard (1991 Encore) & Author Michael Ondaatje interviews Audio
Writers and Company Novelist Elmore Leonard (1991 Encore) & Author Michael Ondaatje interviews Aug 21, 2013 | 52:29The great American crime novelist Elmore Leonard has died at the age of 87. Eleanor Wachtel spoke with him in December of 1991 - here is that interview. (Also, in his first appearance on our show, Michael Ondaatje talks about his love of film.)

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