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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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    • 4.7 • 149 Ratings

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.

    Veep creator Armando Iannucci finds the comic in the absurd, from The Death of Stalin to David Copperfield

    Veep creator Armando Iannucci finds the comic in the absurd, from The Death of Stalin to David Copperfield

    The Scottish writer and director spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about Charles Dickens, finding truth in satire, and his latest movie, The Personal History of David Copperfield.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    For Valentine's Day, six writers on love, sex, passion and desire — in life and literature

    For Valentine's Day, six writers on love, sex, passion and desire — in life and literature

    In 2001, Eleanor Wachtel was joined by Ian McEwan, A.L. Kennedy, Clare Boylan, Rosemary Sullivan, Shyam Selvadurai and Esta Spalding to talk about romance and writing.

    • 53 min
    Adrian Tomine on The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist — and finding solace in storytelling

    Adrian Tomine on The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist — and finding solace in storytelling

    The acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator talks to Eleanor Wachtel about his latest book, a graphic memoir that explores his childhood and considers how solitude has shaped his life.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Margot Livesey on The Boy in the Field and the presence of ghosts in her fiction — and in her life

    Margot Livesey on The Boy in the Field and the presence of ghosts in her fiction — and in her life

    The bestselling author of Eva Moves the Furniture and The House on Fortune Street talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her new novel, and about reimagining the life of her mother — and her fabled connection to the supernatural.

    • 56 min
    Original Minds: Jane Goodall, Oliver Sacks, Amartya Sen, Jane Jacobs and Desmond Tutu

    Original Minds: Jane Goodall, Oliver Sacks, Amartya Sen, Jane Jacobs and Desmond Tutu

    In celebration of Writers & Company’s 30th anniversary, we present some of the best interviews from the special series Original Minds — five inspiring people whose work has made a difference to how we see the world.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Travels with Graham Greene — the remarkable life and times of a master storyteller

    Travels with Graham Greene — the remarkable life and times of a master storyteller

    Biographer, poet and editor Richard Greene talks to Eleanor Wachtel about his new book, The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

20digits ,

No equal among author interviewers

An incredibly prepared and thoughtful interviewer of authors . Superior to all other book podcasts

trillionshelper ,

Excellent

Always fascinating, insightful and absorbing—-a brilliant interviewer and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you

lukequinton ,

The best

Eleanor Wachtel is one of the best interviewers in the world.

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