January 2014

Alice McDermott Interview

Eleanor speaks with American writer Alice McDermott. Her novel Someone evokes the Irish-American world of early 20th century Brooklyn, and is "told in prose that...


Tan Twan Eng Interview

This week, Eleanor speaks with the Malaysian writer Tan Twan Eng.  His latest novel, The Garden of Evening Mists was shortlisted for the Man Booker...


Tomalin on Dickens

Claire 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...


James McBride Interview

James 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...


Elizabeth Jane Howard Encore

English novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard has just died at the age of 90.  The author of the wonderful Cazalet Chronicles was - sadly - consistently...


Hilary Mantel Encore

Eleanor Wachtel speaks with two-time Man Booker prize winner, Hilary Mantel. Her trilogy about the court of Henry VIII and the life of Thomas Cromwell...


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