Feb 16, 2014 | 52:02Writers and Company Hector Abad Interview Audio
Writers and Company Hector Abad Interview Feb 16, 2014 | 52:02From the Hay-Cartagena Festival, the prolific Colombian writer and essayist, Hector Abad. His moving memoir "Oblivion" is a memorial to his father, killed in 1987 for his criticism of the repressive Colombian regime.
Feb 9, 2014 | 52:48Writers and Company Sjon Interview Audio
Writers and Company Sjon Interview Feb 9, 2014 | 52:48Eleanor speaks with the Icelandic novelist, poet, librettist and lyricist, Sjon. A.S. Byatt said that he is one of those writers who have "changed the whole map of literature" inside her head.
Feb 2, 2014 | 52:42Writers and Company Gary Shteyngart Interview Audio
Writers and Company Gary Shteyngart Interview Feb 2, 2014 | 52:42When satirist Gary Shteyngart was 5, his grandmother gave him a piece of waxy Russian cheese for every page he wrote. It must have been excellent training, as he's now written a touching new memoir, "Little Failure."
Jan 16, 2014 | 21:29Writers and Company Tomalin on Dickens Audio
Writers and Company Tomalin on Dickens Jan 16, 2014 | 21:29Claire Tomalin's book "The Invisible Woman", about the relationship between Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan, has now been made into a movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones. Eleanor spoke with Claire Tomalin in 1991. Here's that interview.
Jan 12, 2014 | 52:41Writers and Company James McBride Interview Audio
Writers and Company James McBride Interview Jan 12, 2014 | 52:41James McBride was the surprise winner of the 2013 National Book Award, for his novel "The Good Lord Bird". It's a comic treatment of controversial abolitionist John Brown, who led a violent crusade against slavery.
Dec 29, 2013 | 52:01Writers and Company Diana Athill Encore Audio
Writers and Company Diana Athill Encore Dec 29, 2013 | 52:01For copyright reasons, we are not able to bring you Eleanor's conversation with Rohinton Mistry. Instead, on the podcast and streaming version of the show this week, the remarkable writer and editor, Diana Athill.
Dec 22, 2013 | 52:41Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz Encore Audio
Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz 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".