Writers and Company"Carpentaria" with author Alexis Wright (2010 Encore)Aug 10, 2014 | 52:10Eleanor spoke with Alexis Wright when she was in Australia for a special series. Wright's novel "Carpentaria" is described as The Great Australian Novel.
Writers and CompanyNovelist Khushwant Singh interview (1998 Encore)Aug 3, 2014 | 52:45The wonderfully entertaining Khushwant Singh had at least seven different careers. Fortunately for us, one of them was 'novelist'. He died last March at 99 years old.
Writers and Company"Leaving the Atocha Station" with author Ben Lerner (2012 Encore)Jul 27, 2014 | 52:42Formerly a successful (but obscure) poet, Ben Lerner's first novel garnered a lot of attention, and a lot of praise.
Writers and CompanyNovelist Nadine Gordimer interviews (1991 & 2000 Encores)Jul 20, 2014 | 52:32South African writer Nadine Gordimer has died, aged 90. Eleanor spoke with her on two occasions, once in 1991 and once in 2000. This week we give you both those conversations.
Writers and CompanyWriter Louise Erdrich interview at Toronto's International Festival of Authors (2012 Encore)Jul 13, 2014 | 52:08Eleanor spoke with Louise Erdrich, onstage, in front of a packed house at Harbourfront in Toronto.
Writers and Company"Capital" with author John Lanchester (2012 Encore)Jul 6, 2014 | 52:25English journalist and novelist John Lanchester's book, "Capital", is a wonderfully Dickensian take on the 2008 financial crisis.
Writers and Company"My Struggle" with autobiographer Karl Ove Knausgaard (2013 Encore)Jun 29, 2014 | 52:55Karl Ove Knausgaard's six volume autobiographical novel "My Struggle" has won every Norwegian prize, and has been hailed as "a masterpiece." Knausgaard writes (and speaks) with raw honesty.
Writers and Company"Nox" with author Anne Carson (2011 Encore)Jun 22, 2014 | 53:06Canadian poet Anne Carson has just become the first two-time winner of the $65,000 Griffin Prize for Poetry. Eleanor spoke with her in 2011.
Writers and Company"Children of Paradise" with author Fred D'AguiarJun 15, 2014 | 1:02:41British-Guyanese poet, novelist, and playwright, Fred D'Aguiar. His new novel "Children of Paradise" is inspired by the horrific events at Jonestown in 1978.
Writers and CompanyPoet Luis Alberto Urrea InterviewJun 8, 2014 | 52:08Born to a Mexican father, and a mother from New York City, Luis Alberto Urrea's background allows him to write about cross-cultural issues from a unique perspective.
Writers and Company"Kinder Than Solitude" with author Yiyun LiJun 1, 2014 | 53:15Yiyun Li was 16 years old at the time of Tiananmen, but she felt it was her generation who put their lives on the line. Her new novel "Kinder Than Solitude" looks back on those horrific events.
Writers and Company"Boy, Snow, Bird" with author Helen OyeyemiMay 25, 2014 | 51:28Helen Oyeyemi's new novel "Boy, Snow, Bird" exhibits her fascination with doubles and with fairy tales. Here she takes a fresh look at the story of Snow White.
Writers and CompanyJournalist Ece Temelkuran interviewMay 18, 2014 | 52:23From Istanbul, an exclusive interview with the Turkish political activist, journalist, writer, poet, and novelist, Ece Temelkuran.
Writers and CompanyBrazil Inside Out: Filmmaker Karim Ainouz & Writer Michel Laub (Interviews)May 11, 2014 | 57:11The conclusion of our 5-part series on Brazil, with filmmaker Karim Ainouz. His first feature debut "Madame Sata" premiered in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival. Also Michel Laub, one of top names among the younger generation of Brazilian writers.
Writers and CompanyBrazil Inside Out: Writer Luis Fernando Verissimo InterviewMay 4, 2014 | 52:15Our special Brazil series continues with Luis Fernando Verissimo, one of the country's most popular and witty writers.