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Writers and Company from CBC Radio

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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

104 Ratings
Average Ratings
85
9
4
2
4

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

Updated 4 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: John le Carré on his legacy as a spy-turned-novelist

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In this interview from 2017, the former British intelligence officer and master of the political thriller talks to Eleanor Wachtel about A Legacy of Spies, his latest novel to feature the iconic character, George Smiley.

Jun 30 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 100 years after the Treaty of Versailles, Niall Ferguson and Margaret MacMillan on the lasting impact of WWI

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Speaking to Eleanor Wachtel in 2003, the two historians look back on the First World War and its far-reaching aftermath.

Jun 02 2019

53mins

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Rank #4: Min Jin Lee on the untold story of Koreans in Japan

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The acclaimed novelist talked to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about her second book, Pachinko, and about growing up Korean in Queens, New York.

Aug 04 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: Remembering Toni Morrison: the iconic author reflects on family, race and coping with personal tragedy

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The Nobel Prize-winning American author is being celebrated around the world following her death on August 5th, age 88. She spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2012.

Aug 18 2019

53mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: Aleksandar Hemon on how his parents fled the Siege of Sarajevo and started a new life in Canada

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The Bosnian-American writer talked to Eleanor Wachtel about his two new works, My Parents and This Does Not Belong to You, which explore his parents' memories of displacement, his own identity and the very nature of storytelling itself.

Jun 23 2019

53mins

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Rank #8: Federico Veiroj mixes deadpan comedy with existential drama in his prize-winning movies

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The Uruguayan filmmaker spoke to Eleanor Wachtel during TIFF 2019, shortly after the world premiere of his new movie, The Moneychanger.

Sep 29 2019

52mins

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Rank #9: Anuradha Roy's elegant, provocative fiction explores power in modern India

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The Indian novelist talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her award-winning book, Sleeping on Jupiter, in this conversation from 2017.

Aug 25 2019

53mins

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