August 2013

Robertson Davies Interview

Robertson Davies, the Canadian novelist, critic, playwright and journalist, would have been 100 years old today (born 28 August 1913).  Eleanor spoke with him in...

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Ruth Reichl Encore

During the summer, the weekly podcast and streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from our archives.  This week, from 2006, the candid...

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Toni Morrison Encore

Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison, about her latest, called Home....

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Elmore Leonard Interview

The great American crime novelist Elmore Leonard has died at the age of 87.  Eleanor Wachtel spoke with him in December of 1991 - here...

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Simon Winchester Encore

During the summer, the weekly podcast and streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from our archives.   This week,  Eleanor's 2004 conversation with...

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Edward St. Aubyn Encore

English writer Edward St Aubyn has written a series of novels about Patrick Melrose, a young man who - like himself - was abused by...

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Caedmon Records Encore

During the summer the weekly podcast and streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from our archives.  This week, from 2002, a look...

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Chan Koonchung Encore

Eleanor Wachtel spoke with writer Chan Koonchung last year in Beijing.  His novel The Fat Years is a dystopian critique of modern China set in...

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Deborah Eisenberg Encore

During the summer, the weekly podcast and streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from our archives.  This week, from 2006, New York short...

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Francisco Goldman Encore

Eleanor Wachtel spoke with Francisco Goldman, onstage, at the International Festival of Authors in 2011. His most recent book is a haunting memoir called Say...

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