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.
Jericho Brown's prize-winning poetry speaks with power and urgency about racism and violence
In this 2020 interview, the American poet and Pulitzer Prize winner spoke with Eleanor Wachtel about his poetry collection The Tradition, the legacy of racial violence and hopes of finding justice in an unjust world.
Chan Koonchung's dystopian novel The Fat Years imagines state-engineered amnesia in China
Eleanor speaks to the author of the controversial 2012 novel, which follows a group of friends investigating a mysterious amnesia that takes over China.
Witi Ihimaera and Ali Cobby Eckermann on the power of Indigenous storytelling
Eleanor speaks with the first Maori novelist, whose magical story The Whale Rider was a hit movie. And, the award-winning Aboriginal Australian writer, whose powerful poetry and memoir explore her history as part of Australia’s Stolen Generation.
The legendary Christopher Plummer: from Shakespeare to The Sound of Music to Knives Out
The late, great Canadian actor talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the beginnings--and highlights--of his remarkable career, which spanned nearly seven decades
From Gertrude Stein to true crime, acclaimed journalist Janet Malcolm followed her curiosity
Eleanor Wachtel's 2008 conversation with the late and long-time New Yorker writer - one of the most provocative voices in journalism.
Rivka Galchen’s reimagining of a 17th century witch trial is a story that speaks to our time
The Canadian-born American novelist talks about magic and science and her new book about the real-life witch trial of the mother of 17th century astronomer Johannes Kepler.
No equal among author interviewers
An incredibly prepared and thoughtful interviewer of authors . Superior to all other book podcasts
Always fascinating, insightful and absorbing—-a brilliant interviewer and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you
Eleanor Wachtel is one of the best interviewers in the world.