Eleanor Wachtel OC is a Canadian writer and broadcaster, she is the host of the flagship literary show Writers & Company on CBC Radio One.


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Bernardine Evaristo on black British identity and her Booker-winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other
The co-winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her ambitious novel, and about growing up in a large, mixed-race family in London in the 1960s and '70s.
How Laura Cumming unearthed the truth about her mother's kidnapping, 90 years later
Art critic Laura Cumming spoke to Eleanor Wachtel about her latest book, Five Days Gone, an investigation into her mother's disappearance as a child in 1929.
The haunted landscapes of Téa Obreht — from the Balkans to the American West
The Serbian-American author spoke to Eleanor Wachtel about mythology and ghosts in her acclaimed novels The Tiger's Wife and Inland.
The multi-talented Jonathan Miller: a life of creativity, curiosity and comedy
Eleanor Wachtel’s conversation from 2000 with Jonathan Miller, the extraordinary British writer, performer, satirist, medical doctor, stage and opera director and artist. He died on Nov. 27, 2019.
The enduring appeal of Middlemarch, 200 years after George Eliot's birth
Eleanor Wachtel's 2014 conversation with Middlemarch enthusiasts Rebecca Mead, Nancy Henry and Francine Prose, to mark George Eliot's bicentenary. 
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Toronto, ON, Canada
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6 days, 9 hours