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Writers and Company from CBC Radio

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Writers and Company from CBC Radio
Writers and Company from CBC Radio

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.

Latest Episodes

Leanne Shapton on what objects tell us about the lives of others

The artist and author talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her evocative new work, Guestbook: Ghost Stories, and how the stuff of everyday life inspires her uniquely creative vision.

57 MIN12 hours ago
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Leanne Shapton on what objects tell us about the lives of others

Why George Orwell's 1984 still matters, 70 years since publication

Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Dorian Lynskey about the dystopian classic and its lasting impact on society. Lynskey is the author of The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984.

61 MIN1 weeks ago
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Why George Orwell's 1984 still matters, 70 years since publication

Kei Miller maps the intersections of race, class and privilege in Jamaica

The award-winning poet and novelist spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about his novel Augustown, and his collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion.

52 MIN2 weeks ago
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Kei Miller maps the intersections of race, class and privilege in Jamaica

Anuradha Roy's elegant, provocative fiction explores power in modern India

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

53 MIN3 weeks ago
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Anuradha Roy's elegant, provocative fiction explores power in modern India

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

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.

53 MINAUG 18
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Remembering Toni Morrison: the iconic author reflects on family, race and coping with personal tragedy

The striking works of Anish Kapoor challenge our ideas about art and reality

The influential sculptor is known for iconic works of art in cities around the world, such as Cloud Gate (aka 'the bean') in Chicago's Millennium Park. He talked to Eleanor Wachtel in 2015.

51 MINAUG 11
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The striking works of Anish Kapoor challenge our ideas about art and reality

Min Jin Lee on the untold story of Koreans in Japan

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

63 MINAUG 4
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Min Jin Lee on the untold story of Koreans in Japan

Adam Hochschild on learning from dark moments in history

The author of King Leopold's Ghost talked to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about his powerful book, Spain in Our Hearts, which explores the story of American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.

61 MINJUL 28
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Adam Hochschild on learning from dark moments in history

âFredrik Sjöberg on the art and joy of collecting hoverflies

The Swedish naturalist and bestselling author of The Fly Trap and The Art of Flight spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2016 about how he found his unusual calling.

52 MINJUL 21
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âFredrik Sjöberg on the art and joy of collecting hoverflies

From Shakespeare to The Lion King, Julie Taymor brings magic and drama to classic stories

The theatre director and filmmaker talked to Eleanor Wachtel in 2014 about the phenomenal success of her musical, The Lion King; adapting Shakespeare's plays to the screen; and her film linking the lyrics of hit Beatles songs, Across the Universe.

54 MINJUL 14
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From Shakespeare to The Lion King, Julie Taymor brings magic and drama to classic stories

Latest Episodes

Leanne Shapton on what objects tell us about the lives of others

The artist and author talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her evocative new work, Guestbook: Ghost Stories, and how the stuff of everyday life inspires her uniquely creative vision.

57 MIN12 hours ago
Comments
Leanne Shapton on what objects tell us about the lives of others

Why George Orwell's 1984 still matters, 70 years since publication

Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Dorian Lynskey about the dystopian classic and its lasting impact on society. Lynskey is the author of The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984.

61 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Why George Orwell's 1984 still matters, 70 years since publication

Kei Miller maps the intersections of race, class and privilege in Jamaica

The award-winning poet and novelist spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about his novel Augustown, and his collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion.

52 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Kei Miller maps the intersections of race, class and privilege in Jamaica

Anuradha Roy's elegant, provocative fiction explores power in modern India

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

53 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Anuradha Roy's elegant, provocative fiction explores power in modern India

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

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.

53 MINAUG 18
Comments
Remembering Toni Morrison: the iconic author reflects on family, race and coping with personal tragedy

The striking works of Anish Kapoor challenge our ideas about art and reality

The influential sculptor is known for iconic works of art in cities around the world, such as Cloud Gate (aka 'the bean') in Chicago's Millennium Park. He talked to Eleanor Wachtel in 2015.

51 MINAUG 11
Comments
The striking works of Anish Kapoor challenge our ideas about art and reality

Min Jin Lee on the untold story of Koreans in Japan

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

63 MINAUG 4
Comments
Min Jin Lee on the untold story of Koreans in Japan

Adam Hochschild on learning from dark moments in history

The author of King Leopold's Ghost talked to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about his powerful book, Spain in Our Hearts, which explores the story of American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.

61 MINJUL 28
Comments
Adam Hochschild on learning from dark moments in history

âFredrik Sjöberg on the art and joy of collecting hoverflies

The Swedish naturalist and bestselling author of The Fly Trap and The Art of Flight spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2016 about how he found his unusual calling.

52 MINJUL 21
Comments
âFredrik Sjöberg on the art and joy of collecting hoverflies

From Shakespeare to The Lion King, Julie Taymor brings magic and drama to classic stories

The theatre director and filmmaker talked to Eleanor Wachtel in 2014 about the phenomenal success of her musical, The Lion King; adapting Shakespeare's plays to the screen; and her film linking the lyrics of hit Beatles songs, Across the Universe.

54 MINJUL 14
Comments
From Shakespeare to The Lion King, Julie Taymor brings magic and drama to classic stories

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