War veteran Elliot Ackerman on the scars that remain once the battle is over
The American author explores the deeply personal impact of war in his new novel Waiting for Eden.
25 things you might not know about Lee Child and his bestselling Jack Reacher series
Lee Child is about to release Past Tense, the 23rd book in his bestselling Jack Reacher series. He will be on Writers & Company on Oct. 28.
4 reasons why J.K. Rowling is the only person who could have created Harry Potter
Feb. 6 is Harry Potter Book Night! In this interview from 2000, Eleanor Wachtel talks to J.K. Rowling about the complex world of magic in the Harry Potter series.
Listen to Writers & Company's special series with Man Booker Prize winners
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Britain's most important literary award, Writers & Company is airing past interviews with previous winners throughout the summer.
Jonas Hassen Khemiri crosses borders through words and imagination
Swedish novelist and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri has received international acclaim for his innovative, politically charged work. His latest novel, Everything I Don't Remember, received Sweden's top literary prize.
From the archives
The nuances of sex, class and religion in American society, according to the late Tom Wolfe
Looking back at the writing from the Man in the White Suit in this 2005 interview with Eleanor Wachtel.
Listen to Writers & Company's special series on the Nordic imagination
Over four episodes, Eleanor Wachtel explores the popularity of Nordic fiction through interviews with Hans Rosenfeldt, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Dorthe Nors and Hallgrimur Helgason.
Eleanor Wachtel's notes from Stockholm
For a special series on the Nordic imagination, Eleanor Wachtel travelled to Stockholm, Sweden to learn more about the city that inspires such ominous fiction.
Eleanor Wachtel reflects on the life and legacy of Muriel Spark, on the centenary of her birth
Eleanor interviewed the late British author, best known for her novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, on Writers & Company in 1999.
James McBride on the complicated history of race in the United States
The bestselling author examines the racial tensions in national and personal narratives.
Ursula K. Le Guin explored the nature of reality through her imaginative fiction
Known for award-winning fantasy and science fiction, the late author crafted imaginative worlds that explore real-life ideas of compassion, reason, gender and morality.
Ai Weiwei on global resistance and the transformative power of art
The Chinese artist, recipient of the 2017 Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship, spoke with CBC's Eleanor Wachtel in 2016 about how everyone has a role to play in making positive change in the world.
Margarethe von Trotta on telling the story of Germany through the eyes of women
Eleanor Wachtel speaks to revered filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta about highlighting controversial women in German history.
Eleanor's travel blog: Brazil
(5-part series airing April 15 - May 4, 2014) Brazil is not just a country of soccer fans. Eleanor went there to speak with the country's best filmmakers and writers.
Eleanor's Travel Diary: Chile
5 part series aired April 4 - May 2, 2010
Hay Festival in Cartagena
Read Eleanor's description of her time in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia....
Eleanor's travel blog: Greece
(5-part series airing 7 April - 5 May 2013) Eleanor Wachtel travelled to Greece in March to meet with some of the country's most prominent thinkers and authors as part of a special series about the complex and challenging situation there.
Eleanor's travel blog: Jaipur
(3-part series airing 10 February - 24 February, 2013) In this special travel blog, Wachtel describes her journey to the Jaipur Literature Festival, held each year at the grand Diggi Palace, and explain why it's one of the most unique experiences anywhere.
Eleanor's travel blog: Sri Lanka
(5-part series airing Feb. 19 - March 18)
Calgary's rental market tightens
Calgary residents are reporting rent increases across the city, and some are having a hard time finding something they can afford. Now real estate insiders are warning it’s likely going to get worse before it gets better. The CBC’s Elise Stolte joins us with more.
Sarah Uwadiae loves to tell stories through the art of costume design, set design and film-making. Her work has landed her the Emerging Artist Award at the 2022 Cultural Leaders Legacy Arts Awards recently. She is a Nigerian artist based in Calgary and she joins us to talk about her work.
W.O. Mitchell's classic novel Who Has Seen The Wind turns 75 this year. We talk to his son Orm about the book's history and legacy.
ISU World Cup Speed Skating: DAY 3 - Calgary
Watch as the world's best speed skaters take part in Day 3 action in Calgary, Canada at the Calgary Olympic Oval for the ISU World Cup event.
CBC Sports: ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Calgary
The CBC Sports crew takes us through Day 2 action in Calgary, Canada at the Calgary Olympic Oval for the ISU World Cup event.
CBC Sports: FIS Snowboard World Cup - SB Big Air - Edmonton
CBC Sports presents some of the world's best snowboarders visiting Edmonton, Canada to participate in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Team big air event.