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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

Latest release on Jan 12, 2020

All 26 episodes from oldest to newest

How Laura Cumming unearthed the truth about her mother's kidnapping, 90 years later

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Art critic Laura Cumming spoke to Eleanor Wachtel about her latest book, Five Days Gone, an investigation into her mother's disappearance as a child in 1929.

Jan 12 2020

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The haunted landscapes of Téa Obreht — from the Balkans to the American West

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The Serbian-American author spoke to Eleanor Wachtel about mythology and ghosts in her acclaimed novels The Tiger's Wife and Inland.

Jan 05 2020

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The multi-talented Jonathan Miller: a life of creativity, curiosity and comedy

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Eleanor Wachtel’s conversation from 2000 with Jonathan Miller, the extraordinary British writer, performer, satirist, medical doctor, stage and opera director and artist. He died on Nov. 27, 2019.

Dec 29 2019

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The enduring appeal of Middlemarch, 200 years after George Eliot's birth

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Eleanor Wachtel's 2014 conversation with Middlemarch enthusiasts Rebecca Mead, Nancy Henry and Francine Prose, to mark George Eliot's bicentenary.

Dec 22 2019

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Martin Amis and Ian Thomson on the legacy of Primo Levi

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To mark the centenary of the birth of Primo Levi, the British writers join Eleanor Wachtel to reflect on the late Italian author's exceptional writing about the Holocaust, science and humanity.

Dec 15 2019

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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

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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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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

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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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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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