Feb 10, 2013 | 52:44Writers and Company Jeet Thayil Interview Audio
Writers and Company Jeet Thayil Interview Feb 10, 2013 | 52:44Performance poet, journalist, and former drug addict, Jeet Thayil. His debut novel, "Narcopolis", has won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013. Set in the opium dens of Bombay, the novel was also shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.
Jan 13, 2013 | 52:43Writers and Company Marina Warner NEW Interview Audio
Writers and Company Marina Warner NEW Interview Jan 13, 2013 | 52:43On December 16th we aired (on the podcast and streaming audio versions only) our 1995 interview with Marina Warner about Fairy Tales. Now, in this brand new interview, Marina Warner talks about Scheherazade and her book "Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights."
Jan 6, 2013 | 51:26Writers and Company Robert Hughes Encore Audio
Writers and Company Robert Hughes Encore Jan 6, 2013 | 51:26Our 2006 conversation with Robert Hughes, the Australian art critic and social historian. He spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about his memoir, "Things I Didn't Know". Sadly, Robert Hughes died last August at age 74.
Dec 30, 2012 | 52:32Writers and Company Francine du Plessix Gray Encore Audio
Writers and Company Francine du Plessix Gray Encore Dec 30, 2012 | 52:32"Them: A Memoir of Parents" by novelist and biographer, Francine du Plessix Gray. We go back to our 2006 interview when Eleanor Wachtel spoke with her about her portrait of her mother and step-father - a "power couple" whose lives reflect the upheaval and displacement of the 20th century.
Dec 23, 2012 | 52:37Writers and Company David Mitchell Encore Audio
Writers and Company David Mitchell Encore Dec 23, 2012 | 52:37Eleanor Wachtel goes back to her 2004 conversation about "Cloud Atlas" - the book. Six novels in one from England's David Mitchell. Exhilarating, entertaining, and elegant, it's now been made into a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.
Dec 16, 2012 | 48:07Writers and Company Fairy Tale Special Audio
Writers and Company Fairy Tale Special Dec 16, 2012 | 48:07Fairy Tale special: Due 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.
Nov 25, 2012 | 59:25Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz Interview Audio
Writers and Company Fran Lebowitz Interview Nov 25, 2012 | 59:25In a candid and personal conversation, Fran Lebowitz talks about her upbringing in New Jersey, about her early success, and about her writer's block-or, as she calls it, a writer's "blockade"-an ongoing problem that she explores with Eleanor. But she remains a sharp observer of modern American culture. This file contains bonus audio, not heard on the broadcast version of the show.
Nov 11, 2012 | 52:09Writers and Company Paul Fussell Encore Interview Audio
Writers and Company Paul Fussell Encore Interview Nov 11, 2012 | 52:09In observance of Remembrance Day, we're rebroadcasting our 1997 interview the late Paul Fussell. His award-winning book, "The Great War and Modern Memory" was a ground-breaking work that explored how war is remembered and mythologised in literature and in life.
An American war veteran and renowned academic, Paul Fussell died in May at the age of 88.
Nov 4, 2012 | 52:23Writers and Company Louise Erdrich Interview Audio
Writers and Company Louise Erdrich Interview Nov 4, 2012 | 52:23Native American writer, Louise Erdrich, is the author of fourteen novels, short stories, poetry and children's books. She made a rare public appearance in Toronto, and Eleanor Wachtel spoke with her, onstage, in front of a packed house at the International Festival of Authors.