Writers and Company
Eric Bogosian Podcast05/24/15
Actor, playwright and novelist Eric Bogosian has a new non-fiction book about the Armenian genocide of one hundred years ago. It's called "Operation Nemesis."
Andre Aciman Podcast
This week, from Alexandria and New York, Eleanor speaks with André Aciman. His novel "Harvard Square" is an autobiographical story about an unlikely friendship between two immigrants to America.
Aida Begic Podcast
This week, the conclusion of our special series, "Re-imagining the Balkans: How the countries of the former Yugoslavia face their past and their future," with Bosnian filmmaker, Aida Begic.
Sibila Petlevski and David Albahari Podcast
This week, more in our special series, "Re-imagining the Balkans: How the countries of the former Yugoslavia face their past and their future," with Sibila Petlevski and David Albahari.
Ales Debeljak Podcast
More in our special series, "Re-imagining the Balkans: How the countries of the former Yugoslavia face their past and their future," this week with Slovenian poet and cultural critic, Ales Debeljak.
Dubravka Ugresic and Borka Pavicevic Podcast
This week, more in our special series, "Re-imagining the Balkans: How the countries of the former Yugoslavia face their past and their future," with Dubravka Ugresic and Borka Pavicevic.
Muharem Bazdulj Podcast
This week, part one of our special series, "Re-imagining the Balkans: How the countries of the former Yugoslavia face their past and their future," with Bosnian novelist and journalist Muharem Bazdulj.
Kate Atkinson Podcast
Eleanor spoke with Kate Atkinson about her novel "Life After Life" on-stage at Harbourfront in Toronto. And, even though Atkinson says she doesn't like him as much as other women do, they also talk about her detective, Jackson Brodie.
Kazuo Ishiguro Podcast
Eleanor speaks with one of England's finest writers, Kazuo Ishiguro, about his new book, The Buried Giant.
Edwidge Danticat Podcast
This week, from Haiti and the United States, Edwidge Danticat. Her moving book, "Claire of the Sea Light," is set in a Haitian fishing village before the earthquake.
Helen Macdonald Podcast
Helen Macdonald's book "H is for Hawk" is the first memoir to win the Samuel Johnson prize. One judge said that it is “an extraordinary book that displayed an originality and a poetic power."
Gloria Steinem Podcast
This week, in honour of International Women's Day, we're airing Eleanor's conversation with the pre-eminent American feminist, author and activist, Gloria Steinem.
Nick Hornby Podcast
British novelist Nick Hornby's new novel posits an alternative reality in which Britain has its own Lucille Ball-type actress, their own "Funny Girl."
Anne Tyler Podcast
John Updike said of American novelist Anne Tyler that she '... is not merely good, she is wickedly good.' In a rare interview, Eleanor Wachtel speaks with Anne Tyler about her life and work, and about her new novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."
Andrew OHagan Podcast
Eleanor speaks with Scottish novelist and essayist, Andrew O'Hagan. He's been called "the best essayist of his generation." His latest book, a novel, is called "The Illuminations."
Robert Stone Podcast
Robert Stone was often described as one of the most important novelists to emerge from 1960s America. He died last month at the age of 77. Eleanor spoke with him in 1997.
Samantha Harvey Podcast
British novelist Samantha Harvey's new novel, "Dear Thief" is inspired by Leonard Cohen's hit song, "Famous Blue Raincoat" and is in the same key - 'a minor and melancholic one'.
John Burnside Podcast
Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Scottish novelist, short story writer, poet and memoirist, John Burnside. Tessa Hadley says of "I Put a Spell on You", "Women need to read this book."
Peter Carey Podcast
Australian-American writer Peter Carey is one of only three writers to have won the Man Booker prize twice. His latest book, "Amnesia" looks at the relationship between his two countries.
Daniel Kehlmann Podcast
Jonathan Franzen says of German-Austrian novelist Daniel Kehlmann, "[He] has become the go-to guy in Central Europe for engagement with the weirdness of the postmodern world we inhabit."
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