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.

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Writers and Company from CBC Radio

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41 John le Carré on his legacy as a spy-turned-novelist2019-06-30 12:00:00
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42 Aleksandar Hemon on how his parents fled the Siege of Sarajevo and started a new life in Canada2019-06-23 12:00:00
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43 Award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus on hearing, seeing and grieving through verse2019-06-16 12:00:00
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44 Michelle de Kretser probes the human heart with insight and wit in The Life to Come2019-06-09 12:00:00
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45 100 years after the Treaty of Versailles, Niall Ferguson and Margaret MacMillan on the lasting impact of WWI2019-06-02 12:00:00
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46 From The Shipping News to Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx on the importance of place in her fiction2019-05-26 12:00:00
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47 Doris Lessing on how her childhood in Zimbabwe shaped her visionary fiction2019-05-19 12:00:00
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48 Imani Perry on the remarkable life and legacy of Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun2019-05-12 12:00:00
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49 Whit Stillman on Jane Austen's diabolical, amoral and utterly charming Lady Susan2019-05-05 12:00:00
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50 Widely-acclaimed Irish novelist Sally Rooney offers a sharp and witty take on love, sex, class and politics2019-04-28 12:00:00
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51 Looking back at the extraordinary Simone de Beauvoir on the 70th anniversary of The Second Sex2019-04-21 12:00:00
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52 How the true story of the 'American Taliban' led to John Wray's new novel, Godsend2019-04-14 12:00:00
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53 William Atkins on the beauty, myths and harsh realities of desert life2019-04-07 12:00:00
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54 Aatish Taseer on religion, caste and power in modern India2019-03-31 12:00:00
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55 How John Grisham turned his passion for justice into bestselling legal thrillers2019-03-24 12:00:00
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56 To mark St. Patrick's Day, a conversation with Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney2019-03-17 12:00:00
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57 Nora Krug asks tough questions about her German family's wartime past2019-03-08 12:00:00
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58 Sarah Moss on Brexit, borders and the ghosts of England's Iron Age2019-03-03 12:00:00
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59 Opera superstar Jessye Norman reflects on political activism and her 50-year career in music2019-02-24 12:00:00
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60 Diana Athill: looking back at a remarkable literary life and career2019-02-17 12:00:00
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Diana Athill: looking back at a remarkable literary life and career

The celebrated editor and memoirist died on Jan. 23, 2019, at the age of 101. Speaking to Eleanor Wachtel in 2001, Athill discusses her memoir Stet, and some of the writers she worked with over her 50-year career, including Norman Mailer, Jean Rhys and Mordecai Richler.…read more