Writers and CompanyNovelist Kamila Shamsie InterviewSep 14, 2014 | 52:46This week Kamila Shamsie. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan she now lives in London. Last year she was named one of Granta Magazine's Best Young Novelists.
Writers and Company"May We Be Forgiven" with author A.M. HomesSep 7, 2014 | 52:36This week, Eleanor speaks with the darkly funny A.M. Homes. She turns the American Dream upside down in her prize-winning novel "May We Be Forgiven."
Writers and CompanyWriter Ingo Schulze interview (2009 Encore)Aug 24, 2014 | 52:50This coming November marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Eleanor speaks with Ingo Schulze about life in post-unification Germany.
Writers and Company“The Testament of Mary” with author Colm Toibin at Montreal's Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival (2013 Encore)Aug 17, 2014 | 52:51Irish writer Colm Toibin was the 2013 grand prize winner at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival in Montreal. His latest novel, "The Testament of Mary," takes place twenty years after Jesus's death.
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.