Episodes

Colm Toibin Encore

Irish writer Colm Toibin was the 2013 grand prize winner at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival in Montreal. His latest, The Testament of Mary,...

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Alexis Wright Encore

Eleanor spoke with the Aboriginal writer, Alexis Wright, when she was in Australia for a special series.  Wright's novel, Carpentaria, is described as The Great...

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Khushwant Singh Encore

The wonderfully entertaining Khushwant Singh had at least seven different careers. Fortunately for us, one of them was 'novelist'.  He died last March at 99...

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Ben Lerner Encore

Formerly a successful (but obscure) poet, Ben Lerner's first novel garnered a lot of attention, and a lot of praise....

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Nadine Gordimer Encore

South African writer Nadine Gordimer has died, aged 90.  Eleanor spoke with her on two occasions, once in 1991 and once in 2000.  This week...

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Louise Erdrich Encore

Eleanor spoke with Louise Erdrich, onstage, in front of a packed house at Harbourfront in Toronto....

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John Lanchester Encore

English journalist and novelist John Lanchester's book, Capital, is a wonderfully Dickensian take on the 2008 financial crisis....

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Karl Ove Knausgaard Interview

Karl Ove Knausgaard's six volume autobiographical novel My Struggle has won every Norwegian prize, and has been hailed as "a masterpiece". Knausgaard writes (and speaks)...

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Anne Carson Encore

Canadian poet Anne Carson has just become the first two-time winner of the $65,000 Griffin Prize for Poetry.  Eleanor spoke with her in 2011....

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Fred D'Aguiar Interview

British-Guyanese poet, novelist and playwright, Fred D'Aguiar. His new novel, Children of Paradise, is inspired by the horrific events at Jonestown in 1978....

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