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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, 127 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.

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

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

    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.

    • 51 min
    The imaginative leaps of German filmmaker Wim Wenders

    The imaginative leaps of German filmmaker Wim Wenders

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

lukequinton ,

The best

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

Jan from the REAL Northern Cal ,

Eleanor Wachtel Hits It out of the Park!

What a great podcast. I listen to every one of them, always meeting new people and launching explorations of authors I have often not met before. Eleanor Wachtel is such a perfect interviewer--so smart, so open, so in touch with her guest. I hope this podcast continues forever!

PatriciaLouise12 ,

The best

This is the best author interview program and the best author interviewer. Outstanding.

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