Apr 6, 2014 | 53:23Writers and Company Ruth Reichl Encore Audio
Writers and Company Ruth Reichl Encore Apr 6, 2014 | 53:23When it comes to food, Ruth Reichl has done it all - waitress, cook, cookbook author, restaurant critic for the New York Times, and editor of Gourmet Magazine. Eleanor spoke with Ruth Reichl when she visited Montreal in 2006.
Mar 16, 2014 | 52:32Writers and Company Middlemarch Panel Audio
Writers and Company Middlemarch Panel Mar 16, 2014 | 52:32This week, a panel discussion about George Eliot's masterpiece, "Middlemarch". Panellist Rebecca Mead said of the book, "Middlemarch...has an incredible depth and maturity of vision that grows with you as you age."
Mar 2, 2014 | 52:41Writers and Company Rabih Alameddine Interview Audio
Writers and Company Rabih Alameddine Interview Mar 2, 2014 | 52:41Lebanese-American writer Rabih Alameddine's new book, "An Unnecessary Woman" is about a reclusive woman living in Beirut. The thirty-seven books she has translated into Arabic have been stowed away, and never read - by anyone.
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.