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CBC Radio's Writers and Company offers an opportunity to explore in depth the lives, thoughts and works of remarkable writers from around the world. Hosted by Eleanor Wachtel.

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CBC Radio's Writers and Company offers an opportunity to explore in depth the lives, thoughts and works of remarkable writers from around the world. Hosted by Eleanor Wachtel.

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By lukequinton - Sep 12 2017
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Eleanor Wachtel is one of the best interviewers in the world.

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By PatriciaLouise12 - May 25 2017
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This is the best author interview program and the best author interviewer. Outstanding.

iTunes Ratings

107 Ratings
Average Ratings
89
9
4
2
3

The best

By lukequinton - Sep 12 2017
Read more
Eleanor Wachtel is one of the best interviewers in the world.

The best

By PatriciaLouise12 - May 25 2017
Read more
This is the best author interview program and the best author interviewer. Outstanding.
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Writers and Company from CBC Radio

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Zadie Smith on what keeps her urgently engaged with the world around her

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The critically acclaimed British author joined Eleanor Wachtel onstage in Toronto for an exhilarating conversation about Grand Union, her first collection of short stories.

Nov 17 2019

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Rank #2: Why George Orwell's 1984 still matters, 70 years since publication

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Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Dorian Lynskey about the dystopian classic and its lasting impact on society. Lynskey is the author of The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984.

Sep 08 2019

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Rank #3: Filmmaker Celine Sciamma on looking, longing and falling in love in Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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A powerful love story between women, the French director's new film was a hit at TIFF 2019. Sciamma spoke to Eleanor Wachtel at the festival.

Sep 22 2019

53mins

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Rank #4: Brazilian novelist Julián Fuks on exile, identity and dictatorship

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The acclaimed author spoke to Eleanor Wachtel about his award-winning novel Resistance, which explores the experience of his family who were forced to flee Argentina's dictatorship.

Dec 08 2019

53mins

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Rank #5: Tessa Hadley tests the fault lines of long married love in Late in the Day

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The British writer talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the subtleties of adult love and friendship in her new novel.

Oct 06 2019

53mins

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Rank #6: Kei Miller maps the intersections of race, class and privilege in Jamaica

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The award-winning poet and novelist spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about his novel Augustown, and his collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion.

Sep 01 2019

52mins

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Rank #7: Deborah Levy fuses the personal and political in her mind-bending new novel, The Man Who Saw Everything

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The British writer talked to Eleanor Wachtel onstage in Toronto about her new novel, an enigmatic story about a striking young man that makes startling connections through time and space.

Dec 01 2019

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Rank #8: Anthony McCarten on turning true stories into award-winning movies

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The award-winning screenwriter of Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour and The Theory of Everything talks to Eleanor Wachtel about his new movie, The Two Popes.

Nov 24 2019

52mins

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Rank #9: Master storyteller Rodrigo Rey Rosa on Guatemala, Morocco and his mentor, Paul Bowles

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The celebrated writer talks to Eleanor Wachtel about growing up during Guatemala's civil war, the inspiration he found in Tangier and his new book, Chaos: A Fable.

Oct 27 2019

51mins

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Rank #10: To mark the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Ingo Schulze captures a world in transition

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Raised in the former East Germany, Schulze draws on his own experience of mayhem and transformation at an unexpected historical moment in his novel, New Lives. He shares his thoughts with Eleanor Wachtel in this revisited conversation from 2009.

Nov 10 2019

53mins

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