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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

121 Ratings
Average Ratings
100
11
5
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

Latest release on Aug 02, 2020

All 26 episodes from oldest to newest

P.D. James at 100: the thrills and mysteries of her life as a crime writer

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To mark the anniversary of the birth of P.D. James, Eleanor revisits her 2000 conversation with the late British author of the Adam Dalgleish crime series. James died on Nov. 27, 2014, at age 94.

Aug 02 2020

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The imaginative leaps of German filmmaker Wim Wenders

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The iconic German director spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2011 about choreographer Pina Bausch — and how his encounter with her and her work changed his life.

Jul 26 2020

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Opera superstar Jessye Norman reflects on political activism and her 50-year career in music

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The gifted soprano spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about her life and work on stage in Toronto in early 2019. Norman died on Sept. 30, 2019.

Jul 19 2020

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The legacy of Milton Glaser: designer of the iconic I Love New York logo

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Speaking to Eleanor in 2010, the influential graphic designer shared stories behind his famous creations, from I Love NY to his Bob Dylan poster. Glaser died on June 26, 2020, his 91st birthday.

Jul 12 2020

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Eva Hoffman on getting lost — and found — in time, language and memory

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The author of Lost in Translation and After Such Knowledge talked to Eleanor in 2010 about her experience of emigrating from post-war Poland to suburban Vancouver, and retracing her family's Holocaust history.

Jul 05 2020

52mins

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From The Book of Salt to The Sweetest Fruits, Monique Truong's fiction explores the hunger of the soul

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The Vietnamese American writer spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about the meaning of food in her life and work, and why she writes about characters in the margins of history.

Jun 28 2020

59mins

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Filmmaker John Boorman on Point Blank, Deliverance and his new memoir, Conclusions

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The English director, producer and screenwriter shares stories and insights from his award-winning career that spans 50 years.

Jun 21 2020

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The enduring appeal of Charles Dickens: still entertaining us, 150 years later

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On the 150th anniversary of Dickens's death, Eleanor revisits her 2011 conversation with British biographer Claire Tomalin.

Jun 14 2020

53mins

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American poet Jericho Brown speaks with power and urgency about racism and violence

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The winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the legacy of racial injustice and his award-winning collection, The Tradition.

Jun 07 2020

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How Emily Dickinson was fuelled by the light of her brilliant interior world

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The author of These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann explores how Dickinson wrote impassioned poetry from a life of solitude and seclusion.

May 31 2020

55mins

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