Aug 30, 2015 | 52:26Writers and Company James McBride Interview Audio
Writers and Company James McBride Interview Aug 30, 2015 | 52:26James McBride was the surprise winner of the 2013 National Book Award, for his novel "The Good Lord Bird". It's a comic treatment of controversial abolitionist John Brown, who led a violent crusade against slavery.
Aug 9, 2015 | 52:30Writers and Company Amy Tan Interview Audio
Writers and Company Amy Tan Interview Aug 9, 2015 | 52:30This week, Eleanor speaks with Amy Tan about her gripping novel "The Valley of Amazement", her first in eight years. The book revolves around the world of the courtesan in early 20th century Shanghai.
Aug 16, 2015 | 51:56Writers and Company Aminatta Forna Interview Audio
Writers and Company Aminatta Forna Interview Aug 16, 2015 | 51:56Aminatta Forna has first-hand knowledge of civil war. Her father was hanged in 1975 by the regime in Sierra Leone, on false charges of treason. Forna writes about civil war in her latest book - this time about Yugoslavia.
Jun 28, 2015 | 52:53Writers and Company Ali Smith Interview Audio
Writers and Company Ali Smith Interview Jun 28, 2015 | 52:53Scottish writer Ali Smith said "that it is the duty of both readers and writers to 'be as open as a book, and alive to the life in language.'" Her dazzling novel, "How to Be Both" has just won the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction.