Deborah Levy fuses the personal and political in her mind-bending new novel, The Man Who Saw Everything Dec. 1, 2019
The British writer talked to Eleanor Wachtel onstage in Toronto about her new novel, an enigmatic story about a striking young man that makes startling connections through time and space.
The award-winning screenwriter of Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour and The Theory of Everything talks to Eleanor Wachtel about his new movie, The Two Popes.
The critically acclaimed British author joined Eleanor Wachtel onstage in Toronto for an exhilarating conversation about Grand Union, her first collection of short stories.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Ingo Schulze captures a world in transition Nov. 10, 2019
Raised in the former East Germany, Schulze draws on his own experience of mayhem and transformation at an unexpected historical moment in his novel, New Lives. He shares his thoughts with Eleanor Wachtel in this revisited conversation from 2009.
Tash Aw on the dark side of the modern Asian dream Nov. 3, 2019
The Malaysian author spoke to Eleanor Wachtel at the Vancouver Writers Festival about his new book, We, the Survivors, a haunting tale of migration and murder.
The celebrated writer talks to Eleanor Wachtel about growing up during Guatemala's civil war, the inspiration he found in Tangier and his new book, Chaos: A Fable.
The prize-winning author talked to Eleanor Wachtel on stage in Toronto about her new novel, Where Reasons End, written in the months following the suicide of her 16-year-old son.
David J. Skal on the enduring appeal of Dracula Oct. 13, 2019
The author of Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man who wrote Dracula spoke to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about the origins of Stoker's vampire, and why he still captures our imagination.
The British writer talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the subtleties of adult love and friendship in her new novel.
Federico Veiroj mixes deadpan comedy with existential drama in his prize- winning movies Sept. 29, 2019
The Uruguayan filmmaker spoke to Eleanor Wachtel during TIFF 2019, shortly after the world premiere of his new movie, The Moneychanger.
Filmmaker Celine Sciamma on looking, longing and falling in love in Portrait of a Lady on Fire Sept. 22, 2019
A powerful love story between women, the French director's new film was a hit at TIFF 2019. Sciamma spoke to Eleanor Wachtel at the festival.
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.
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.
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.
The Indian novelist talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her award-winning book, Sleeping on Jupiter, in this conversation from 2017.
Remembering Toni Morrison: the iconic author reflects on family, race and coping with personal tragedy Aug. 18, 2019
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.
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.
Min Jin Lee on the untold story of Koreans in Japan Aug. 4, 2019
The acclaimed novelist talked to Eleanor Wachtel in 2017 about her second book, Pachinko, and about growing up Korean in Queens, New York.
Adam Hochschild on learning from dark moments in history July 28, 2019
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.
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.