Writers and Company
Nadine Gordimer Podcast07/20/14
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 we give you both those conversations.
Louise Erdrich Podcast
Eleanor spoke with Louise Erdrich, onstage, in front of a packed house at Harbourfront in Toronto.
John Lanchester Podcast
English journalist and novelist John Lanchester's book, "Capital", is a wonderfully Dickensian take on the 2008 financial crisis.
Karl Ove Knausgaard Podcast
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) with raw honesty.
Anne Carson Podcast 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.
Fred D'Aguiar Podcast
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.
Luis Alberto Urrea Podcast
Born to a Mexican father, and a mother from New York City, Luis Alberto Urrea's background allows him to write about cross-cultural issues from a unique perspective.
Yiyun Li Podcast
Yiyun Li was 16 years old at the time of Tiananmen, but she felt it was her generation who put their lives on the line. Her new novel "Kinder Than Solitude" looks back on those horrific events.
Helen Oyeyemi Podcast
Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, "Boy, Snow, Bird" exhibits her fascination with doubles and with fairy tales. Here, she takes a fresh look at the story of Snow White.
Ece Temelkuran Podcast
From Istanbul, an exclusive interview with the Turkish political activist, journalist, writer, poet, and novelist, Ece Temelkuran.
Karim Ainouz, Michel Laub Podcast
The conclusion of our 5-part series on Brazil, with filmmaker Karim Ainouz. His first feature debut, Madame Sata, premiered in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival. Also, Michel Laub, one of top names among the younger generation of Brazilian writers.
Luis Fernando Verissimo Podcast
Our Brazil Inside Out series continues with an interview with Luis Fernando Verissimo, one of the country's most popular and witty writers.
Bernardo Carvalho, Roberta Estrela D'Alva Podcast
Novelist Bernardo Carvalho takes readers on a fascinating journey among the indigenous peoples of Brazil's heartland. Writer and performer Roberta Estrela D'Alva's striking productions meld epic theatre with the hip-hop culture of the favelas.
Jose Padilha Podcast
Our special Brazil series continues with filmmaker Jose Padilha. His documentaries have tackled crime and corruption. His latest project - RoboCop!
Ana Maria Machado, Sergio Rodrigues Podcast
The launch of a new series, Brazil Inside Out. To start, Ana Maria Machado, one of the country's most respected writers. Also, Sergio Rodrigues makes connections between Brazilian's passion for soccer and their political history.
Jennifer Egan Podcast
This week, on podcast and live-streaming, Jennifer Egan. The Pulitzer-prize winning American writer talks about her surprising and engaging novel, "A Visit From the Goon Squad".
Jackie Kay Podcast
This week, from our 2007 Scottish series, Eleanor's warm and lively conversation with the poet, playwright, memoirist, and novelist Jackie Kay.
Mohsin Hamid Podcast
Eleanor speaks with Pakistani writer, Mohsin Hamid. His new novel is called (in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the self-help book) "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia."
This week, a panel discussion about George Eliot's masterpiece, "Middlemarch". Panellist Rebecca Mead said of the book, "Middlemarch...has an incredible depth and maturity of vision that grows with you as you age."
Emmanuel Carrere Podcast
Emmanuel Carrere is an award-winning, novelist, filmmaker, journalist and biographer. He unapologetically puts himself in his books, and his "frankness about his worst self is a constant in his work."
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