May 19, 2013 | 52:53Writers and Company Colm Toibin Interview Audio
Writers and Company Colm Toibin Interview May 19, 2013 | 52:53Irish writer Colm Toibin was this year's grand prize winner at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival in Montreal. His latest, “The Testament of Mary” takes place twenty years after Jesus’s death.
May 12, 2013 | 51:48Writers and Company Kate Atkinson Interview Audio
Writers and Company Kate Atkinson Interview May 12, 2013 | 51:48Kate Atkinson spoke with Eleanor Wachtel onstage at Harbourfront in Toronto. Atkinson’s first Jackson Brodie novel was described by Stephen King as the best mystery of the decade. Her latest wonderful novel (not a Brodie mystery) is called "Life after L
May 5, 2013 | 51:38Writers and Company Gazmend Kapllani Interview Audio
Writers and Company Gazmend Kapllani Interview May 5, 2013 | 51:38We wrap up our series “Greece: The Unfolding Drama”, with the Albanian-Greek writer, Gazmend Kapllani. Before the economic crisis (and possibly racism) cost him his job, he was the only immigrant journalist writing columns in the big Greek dailies.
Apr 7, 2013 | 52:31Writers and Company Yanis Varoufakis Interview Audio
Writers and Company Yanis Varoufakis Interview Apr 7, 2013 | 52:31This week, the launch of a new series, 'Greece: The Unfolding Drama'; from classical mythology to the weakest link in the European Union. To start, Yanis Varoufakis, respected political economist, and author of "The Global Minotaur".
Mar 24, 2013 | 51:54Writers and Company Michel Tremblay Encore Audio
Writers and Company Michel Tremblay Encore Mar 24, 2013 | 51:54This week, our 2003 conversation with one of Quebec's most influential writers, Michel Tremblay. In a career spanning over 40 years, he's written a cycle of plays, a sextet of novels, a trilogy of memoirs, translations, song lyrics, and much more.
Mar 22, 2013 | 54:32Writers and Company Chinua Achebe Encore Audio
Writers and Company Chinua Achebe Encore Mar 22, 2013 | 54:32Sadly, Chinua Achebe, the internationally celebrated Nigerian author, has died following a brief illness. He was 82. Eleanor Wachtel spoke with him in 1994, and we re-aired that interview when Achebe won the Man Booker Prize in 2007.
Mar 10, 2013 | 53:02Writers and Company Margaret Drabble and Michael Holroyd Encore Audio
Writers and Company Margaret Drabble and Michael Holroyd Encore Mar 10, 2013 | 53:02This week, families and memoir - or is it fiction? An encore presentation of Eleanor Wachtel's 2001 conversation with the popular English novelist, Margaret Drabble, and her husband, the biographer, Michael Holroyd, about memoir, biography and putting their lives on the page.
Mar 3, 2013 | 52:52Writers and Company George Saunders Interview Audio
Writers and Company George Saunders Interview Mar 3, 2013 | 52:52A conversation with the American writer George Saunders. When Saunders won a MacArthur "genius grant" - half a million dollars, no strings - they talked about how he brings "a sense of humour, pathos and literary style all his own" to contemporary American fiction. He's an original.