The Best Of Writers & Company

The Best Of Writers & Company

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"[Eleanor's] sense of respect, her tact, her utter lack of obsequiousness . . . and her uncanny ability to ask difficult questions . . . have endeared her to readers and listeners."--Carol Shields

Eleanor Wachtel is one of the English-speaking world's most respected interviewers. This book, celebrating her show's twenty-five-year anniversary, presents her best conversations from the show, including Jonathan Franzen, Alice Munro, J.M. Coetzee, Zadie Smith, W.G. Sebald, Toni Morrison, Seamus Heaney, and nearly a dozen others who share their views on process and the writing life.

Eleanor Wachtel has been host of CBC Radio's Writers & Company since its inception in 1990.

Publisher: Windsor, Ontario :, Biblioasis,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781771960748
Characteristics: xx, 355 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Best of writers and company


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Aug 02, 2016

I read the biographical sketch that introduced each author before deciding whether or not to read the following interview. The audio interviews are superior to these printed transcripts as they lack the nuance of the spoken word, the emphatic pause, and the emotional response of the interviewee.


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Aug 02, 2016

The transcripts from the long-running CBC Radio program "Writers & Company" for host Eleanor Wachtel's interviews of 15 of the world's greatest authors. Each author is introduced with a brief biographical sketch. Some chapters involve multiple interviews of the same author.

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