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.

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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The English director, producer and screenwriter shares stories and insights from his award-winning career that spans 50 years.
The English director, producer and screenwriter shares stories and insights from his award-winning career that spans 50 years.
On the 150th anniversary of Dickens's death, Eleanor revisits her 2011 conversation with British biographer Claire Tomalin.
On the 150th anniversary of Dickens's death, Eleanor revisits her 2011 conversation with British biographer Claire Tomalin.
The winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the legacy of racial injustice and his award-winning collection, The Tradition.
The winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the legacy of racial injustice and his award-winning collection, The Tradition.
The author of These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann explores how Dickinson wrote impassioned poetry from a life of solitude and seclusion.
The author of These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann explores how Dickinson wrote impassioned poetry from a life of solitude and seclusion.
The acclaimed Flemish author talks to Eleanor about The Convert, a love story between a young Christian woman and a Jewish student amid the chaos and terror of the First Crusade.
The acclaimed Flemish author talks to Eleanor about The Convert, a love story between a young Christian woman and a Jewish student amid the chaos and terror of the First Crusade.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet spoke with Eleanor Wachtel in 2016 about her collection Odes — a celebration of the ordinary.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet spoke with Eleanor Wachtel in 2016 about her collection Odes — a celebration of the ordinary.