Interviews conducted by Richard Wolinsky

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July 11, 2024
Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, recorded October 20, 2017.
Complete 58-minute Interview
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, July 11, 2024. 

July 4, 2024
Mystery Authors from the Archive.
Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, recorded October 28, 2004 while on tour for Double Homicide: Boston and Santa Fe.
Complete 38 minute interview.
Walter Mosley, recorded July 9, 2004 while on tour for the Easy Rawlins mystery, Little Scarlet.
Complete 28 minute Interview.
Theatre Review: The Lifespan of a Fact, at Aurora Theatre through July 21, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, July 4, 2024.

June 27, 2024
Pam MacKinnon, Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theatre (ACT).
Complete 42-minute interview.
David Sedaris, humorist and essayist. Recorded June 28, 2008 while on tour for When You Are Engulfed in Flames.
Complete 37-minute Interview.
Theatre Review: Mother Road, at Berkeley Rep's Peets Theatre through July 21, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 27, 2024

June 20, 2024
Helen Benedict, author of the novel, The Good Deed. Columbia University Professor of Journalism.
Complete 42-minute interview
Joseph Hansen (1923-2004) Author of mysteries featuring gay detective Dave Brandstetter. Recorded June 14, 1990. Co-interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
Complete 40-minute Interview
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 20, 2024

June 13, 2024
Colm Tóibín, author of the novel, Long Island. Recorded May 5, 2024 at the Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco. 
Complete 36-minute Interview.
Ayodele Nzinga, Oakland Poet Laureate, director of the play Pac and Biggie Are Dead by Biko Eisen-Martin at BAM House in Oakland through June 30.
Complete 39-minute Interview.
Theatre Review: Company, at BroadwaySF Orpheum through June 23, 2024
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 13, 2024.

June 6, 2024
Maureen Gosling, documentary film-maker, collaborator with Les Blank (1935-2013). A Les Blank retrospective runs at Pacific Film Archive , June 7-July 27, 2024.
Complete 45-minute Interview.
Paul Auster (1947-2024) Part Two, recorded October 2, 2002. Complete Interview.
Theatre Review: The Lehman Trilogy, at ACT Toni Rembe Theatre through June 23, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 6, 2024

May 30, 2024
Aya de Leon, Berkeley Poet Laureate, novelist, Interim Program Director, Bay Area Book Festival, June 1-2, 2024. 
Complete 24-minute Interview (an interview about her career as a writer will post later this year).
Paul Auster (1947-2024), novelist, screenwriter, director, died April 30, 2024. Interview recorded October 2, 2002 while on tour for The Book of Illusions. (Part One).
Complete 48-minute Interview.
Theatre Review: The Glass Menagerie at San Francisco Playhouse through June 15, 2024.
Theatre Review: Galileo, A Rock Musical at Berkeley Rep Roda Theatre through June 23, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, May 30, 2024.

May 2, 2024
Joan Baez, legendary singer and activist, author of When You See My Mother, Ask Her to Dance.
Complete 31-minute interview
Ty Burr, former Boston Globe film critic, author of Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame, recorded November, 2012.
Complete 44-minute Interview.
Theatre Review: A Strange Loop at ACT Toni Rembe Theatre through May 12, 2024.
Theatre Review: Blue Door at Aurora Theatre through May 19, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, May 2, 2024.

April 25, 2024
Trina Robbins (1938-2024), comic book artist and historian, author of the memoir, Last Girl Standing, recorded February 6, 2018.
Complete 43-minute interview.
Robert MacNeil (1931-2024), PBS anchor, the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour, author of the memoir, Looking for My Country, recorded April 12, 2003.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 25, 2024.

April 18, 2024
Don Winslow, author of City in Ruins, third volume in his Danny Ryan trilogy. Creator of anti-Trump videos on X (Twitter).
Complete 33-minute interview.
Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer. Recorded May 5, 2016.
Complete 40-minute interview.
Theatre Review: Tiger Style! at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through Apirl 18, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 18, 2024.

April 11, 2024
Margot Livesey, author of the novel, The Road 
from Belhaven.
Complete 52-minute interview
Theatre Review: Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord at ACT Strand through May 5, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 11, 2024.

April 4, 2024
Rebecca Makkai, author of the novel I Have Some Questions for You, now out in trade paper
Complete 50-minute Interview.
Otessa Moshfegh, author of the short story collection, Homesick for Another World. Recorded February 2, 2017. 
Complete 38-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 4, 2024.

March 28, 2024
Susan Oxtoby, curator, Pacific Film Archive, discussing the films of director Agnes Varda (1928-2019) as part of a retrospective that runs at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive through May 5, 2024.
Complete 41-minute Interview.
Burton Lane (1912-1997) Part Two
Complete 69-minute Interview.
Theatre Review: The 39 Steps at San Francisco Playhouse through April 20, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, March 28, 2024.

March 21, 2024
Burton Lane (1912-1997), Broadway composer, Finian's Rainbow, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. George Gershwin protege. Interview recorded for an uncompleted Gershwin documentary, recorded August 17, 1992. First time airing. Complete 69-minute interview
Theatre Review: The Far Country at Berkeley Rep through April 14, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, March 21, 2024

March 14, 2024
David Thomson, author of The Fatal Alliance: A Century of War on Film, interview in conjunction with Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive.
Complete56-minute Interview.
Theatre Review: Queen at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through March 31, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, March 14, 2024.

February 15, 2024
Walter Mosley, author of the Easy Rawlins mystery series and other works, recorded October 25, 1992 while on tour for White Butterfly. Digitized Feb. 2024. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff. 
Complete 38-minute Interview.
Jack O'Brien, author of Jack in the Box, or How to Goddamn Direct, now out in trade paperback.
Complete 57-minute Interview.
Theatre Review: My Home on the Moon at SF Playhouse through Feb. 24, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, February 15, 2024.

February 8, 2024
Kate Wilhelm (1928-2018), Hugo and Nebula Award winner, science fiction/fantasy and mystery fiction author, recorded on tour for her novel Malice Prepense, August 5, 1996. Digitized Feb. 2024. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Complete 44-minute interview.
Jesse Green, New York Times theatre critic, excerpt from an interview recorded Sept. 28, 2022 while on virtual tour for Shy, co-written with Mary Rodgers.
Complete 48-minute Interview
Theatre Review:  Cult of Love at Berkeley Rep through March 3, 2024.
Theatre Review:  MJ The Musical at BroadwaySF Orpheum Theatre through Feb. 25, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour February 8, 2024

February 1, 2024
The Story of Bushman. Film director Rob Nillson, activist Gail Schickele and archivist Jon Shibata discuss the 1971 film Bushman and its director David Schickele. A restored Bushman is shown at BAMPFA Feb. 4 and 24. 
Complete 54-minute podcast.
Theatre Review: How I Learned What I Learned at TheatreWorks Mountain View thru February 4, 2024.
Theatre Review: Babes in Ho-lland, at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage thru Feb. 10, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, February 1, 2024.

January 25, 2024
Jane Smiley, author of A Dangerous Business, now out in trade paperback.
Complete 35-minute Interview.
Harlan Coben, noir and thriller author, recorded on tour for Fool Me Once, now a television miniseries, on March 26, 2016.
Complete 41-minute Interview.
Theatre Review: The Wiz, at Broadway SF Golden Gate Theatre through February 11, 2024.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 25, 2024.

January 18, 2024
Terry Bisson (1942-2024), science fiction and fantasy author and activist, recorded January20, 2013 on the publication of his final novel, Any Day Now. Complete 41-minute Interview.
Roger Ebert (1942-2013), film critic, recorded March 3, 2005 while on tour for The Great Movies II. Complete 47-minute Interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 18, 2024.

January 11, 2024
Helen Benedict, co-author (with Eyad Awwadawnon) of Map of Hope and Sorrow: Stories of Refugees Trapped in Greece, recorded 
October 25, 2022.
Complete 54-minute Interview
Theatre Podcast: Bay Area Theatre in 2023, and the 10 Best Shows of the Year.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 11, 2024.

January 4, 2024
Martin Amis (1949-2023) recorded on tour for The Zone of Interest, October 29, 2014. 
Complete 35-minute intervew.
Amos Oz (1939-2018) recorded on tour for his memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness, Dec. 7, 2004. 
Complete 44-minute Interview
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 4, 2024.

December 28, 2023
Anne Rice (1941-2021), author of the Vampire Chronicles, career retrospective while on tour for Prince Lestat and the Realm of Atlantis, recorded at Books Inc. Opera Plaza, SF, December 2, 2016.
Complete 58-minute Interview
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, December 28, 2023.

December 21, 2023
Alice McDermott, author of the novel Absolution.
Complete 60-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, December 21, 2023.

November 30, 2023
A.S. Byatt (1936-2023), recorded on tour for her novel A Whistling Woman, January 27, 2003.
Complete 51-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.
Theatre Review: Guys and Dolls, at San Francisco Playhouse through January 13, 2024.
Theatre Review: Harry Clarke, at Berkeley Rep Roda Theatre through December 23, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, November 30, 2023.

November 23, 2023
Jan Morris (1926-2020), travel writer and historian.
1999 Interview. Career retrospective, recorded August 8, 1999. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Complete 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.
2001 Interview. Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere, recorded November 16, 2001.  Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Complete 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.
Theatre Review: 1984 at Aurora Theatre through December 10, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, November 23, 2023.

November 16, 2023
Tim O'Brien, author of America Fantastica.
Complete 58 minute interview.
Theatre Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Shotgun Players through December 30, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, November 16, 2023.

November 9, 2023
Bookwaves: Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winning novelist, recorded October 6, 2000 while on tour for the novel When We Were Orphans
Complete 43-minute Interview
Bookwaves: Mick Herron, author of The Secret Hours, part two of a two part interview. Complete interview
Theatre Review: Bulrusher, at Berkeley Rep's Peets Theatre Through December 3, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, November 9, 2023

November 2, 2023
Bookwaves: Ben Fountain, author of the novel Devil Makes Three. 
Complete 59-minute Interview
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, November 2, 2023

Podcast posted October 29, 2023
Margaret Atwood, recorded June 10, 2003 while on tour for her novel Oryx and Crake.
Complete 50-minute podcast.

October 26, 2023
Bookwaves: Mick Herron, author of The Secret Hours and the Slough House spy novel series.
Complete 47-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Vauhini Vara, author of The Immortal King Rao.
Complete 45-minute Interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, October 26, 2023

October 19, 2023
Bookwaves: John Scalzi, author of Starter VillainComplete 65-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, October 19, 2023

October 12, 2023
Bookwaves: Heather Cox Richardson, author of Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America and the daily newsletter, Letters from an American. Complete 52-minute interview.
Theatre Review: Nollywood Dreams at SF Playhouse through November 5, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, October 12, 2023

September 14, 2023
Documentary Filmmakers
Artwaves: Dawn Porter, documentary film-maker, The Lady Bird Diaries, John Lewis Big Trouble and other films.
Complete 30-minute interview
Artwaves: Errol Morris, documentary film-maker, The Fog of War and other films.
Complete 33-minute interview
Theatre Review: The Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical, at ACT Toni Rembe Theatre through October 8, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, September 14, 2023

September 7, 2023
Artwaves: Giovanna Sardelli, Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Complete 33-minute Interview.
Artwaves: Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021), discussing the second volume of his selected lyrics, "Look i Made A Hat," recorded November, 24, 2011.
Complete 28-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, September 7, 2023.

August 31, 2023
Bookwaves: Martin Amis (1949-2023) discussing his novels NIght Train and The Information. Recorded January 27, 1998. Co-interviewers: Richard A. Lupoff/Richard Wolinsky.
Complete 33-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Jacqueline Woodson, author of Another Brooklyn, recorded Sept. 20, 2016.
Complete 37-minute interview
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, August 31, 2023.

August 24, 2023
Artwaves: Wayne Wang, film director, Career Retrospective: Chan is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, etc.
Complete 64-minute interview
Theatre Review: A Chorus Line at SF Playhouse through September 16, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, August 24, 2023.

August 17, 2023
The Probabilities Archive: Two Interviews 
conducted by Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Fritz Leiber (1910-1992, science fiction, fantasy and horror writer, recorded September, 1977.
Complete 39-minute interview
Bookwaves: Tony Hillerman (1925-2008), mystery novelist focused on the Navajo reservation, recorded January 14, 1987.
Complete 35-minute interview
Theatre Review:  Mahabharata at Z Space through August 20, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, August 17, 2023.

August 10, 2023
Bookwaves: Christopher Moore, author of the novel Razzmatazz.
Complete 48-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Lillian Ross (1918-2017) New Yorker staff writer, one of the founders of the New Journalism. Recorded June 4, 2002.
Complete 41-minute interview
Theatre Review: Josephine's Feast at the Magic through August 20, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, August 10, 2023

August 3, 2023
Bookwaves: Lisa See, author of Lady Tan's Circle of Women. Recorded July 2023.
Complete 60-minute interview
YouTube video of complete interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, August 3, 2023.

July 13, 2023
Two from Pacific Film Archive.
Bookwaves: Stuart Klawans, author of Crooked but Never Common: The Films of Preston Sturges.
Complete 52-minute interview.
Artwaves: Kate MacKay, curator of a retrospective of the films of Luis Bunuel.
Complete 34-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, July 13, 2023.

July 6, 2023
Bookwaves: David Grann, author of The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder and Killers of the Flower Moon. Recorded June, 2023.
Complete 37-minute Interview.
Bookwaves: Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants, recorded February 10, 2009.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, July 6, 2023.

June 29, 2023
Bookwaves: Joanna Trollope, interviewed on tour for the novel Brother and Sister, recorded May 12, 2002.
Bookwaves: Andrew Sean Greer, interviewed for the novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli, recorded March 4, 2004.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 29, 2023.

June 22, 2023
Bookwaves: Alan Hollinghurst, two interviews.
Interview recorded October 18, 2005, on tour for the Booker Prize winning The Line of Beauty.
Complete 34-minute interview.
Interview recorded November 5, 2011 for the novel The Stranger's Child.
Complete interview to come.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 22, 2023.

June 15, 2023
Bookwaves: David Sedaris, author of Happy Go Lucky, just out in trade paperback.
Complete 64 minute Interview 
Theatre Review: The Wizard of Oz, at ACT Toni Rembe Theatre thru June 25, 2023
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 15, 2023.

June 8, 2023
Bookwaves: Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007), noted science fiction and cult author, recorded February, 1983 following the release of Cosmic Trigger. Digitized and edited June 2023.
Complete 33-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Fay Weldon (1931-2023), recorded January 21, 1992 while on tour for Darcy's Utopia and Life Force. Interviewers: Richard A. Lupoff/Richard Wolinsky. Digitized, remastered, and edited, June 2023.
Complete 34-minute Interview
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 8, 2023.

June 1, 2023
Bookwaves: Martin Amis (1949-2023). The great British novelist and essayist died on May 19, 2023 at the age of 73. This interview was recorded November 26, 1991 while on tour for London Fields. Digitized and edited in 2023.
Complete 39-minute interview
Artwaves: Bill English, Artistic Director, San Francisco Playhouse on the upcoming season.
Complete 32-minute Interview
Theatre Review: Let The Right One In, at Berkeley Rep through June 25, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 1, 2023.

May 4, 2023
Bookwaves: Philip K. Dick. Excerpts from various interviews and readings by the late Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), recorded as two memorial Probabilities programs, digitized and edited in 2023. With Richard A. Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson, Richard Wolinsky.
Complete 47-minute recording
Bookwaves: Alan Furst, noted spy novelist, excerpts recorded 2014 while on tour for Midnight in Europe.
Complete 40-minute Interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, May 4, 2023.

April 27, 2023
Bookwaves: Don Winslow, author of the novel, City of Dreams, second in the "City" Trilogy.
Complete 34-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Norah Piehl, Director of Literary Programs at the Bay Area Book Festival, May 6-7, 2023.
Complete 30-minute interview..
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 27, 2023.

April 20, 2023
Bookwaves: Gemma Whelan, author of the novel, Painting in the Dark.
Complete 37-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Russell Banks (1940-2023), recorded November 11, 2004 while on tour for the novel, The Darling.
Theatre Review: English at Berkeley Rep through May 7, 2023; Poor Yella Rednecks at ACT Strand through May 7, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 20, 2023.

April 13, 2023
Artwaves: Jason Graae, performer and actor, at Feinsteins at the Nikko in San Francsico April 14-15 with Faith Prince.
Complete 58-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 13, 2023.

April 6, 2023
Bookwaves: Donald Spoto (1941-2023), biographer, recorded June 18, 1997 while on tour for Notorious, the Life of Ingrid Bergman.
Complete 41-minute Interview
Bookwaves: Justine Bateman, author of Fame, the Hijacking of Reality, recorded October 27, 2018 at Green Apple Books.
Complete 28-minute Interview.
Theatre ReviewTriumph of Love at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage through April 30, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 9, 2023.

March 30, 2023
Bookwaves: Rebecca Makkai, author of the novel I Have Some Questions for You.
Complete 40-minute interview.
Bookwaves: John Sayles, part two. See below.
Theatre Review: Merrily We Roll Along, at 42nd Street Moon Gateway Theatre through April 9, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, March 30, 2023.

March 23, 2023
Bookwaves: John Sayles, author of Jamie McGillivray, the Renegade's Journey, screenwriter and director. Part One.
Complete 45-minute interview
Artwaves: Nora Ephron (1941-2012), Screenwriter and author, recorded  November, 2010. Complete 45-minute interview.
Theatre ReviewCambodian Rock Band at Berkeley Rep through April 2, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, March 23, 2023.

March 16, 2023
Artwaves: Joe Ngo, performer, Cambodian Rock Band, at Berkeley Rep through April 2, 2023.
Complete 42-minute interview
Artwaves: Jesse Green, New York Times theatre critic. Complete 48-minute interview.
Theatre Review: Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer at TheatreWorks Palo Alto through April 2, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, March 16, 2023.

February 16, 2023
Artwaves: Luis Alfaro, playwright, The Travelers, at Magic Theatre through March 5, 2023.
Complete 55-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, February 16, 2023.

February 9, 2023
Bookwaves: Jane Smiley, author of the novel, A Dangerous Business.
Complete 35-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Fay Weldon (1931-2023) noted author of The Life and Loves of a She Devil, recorded March 1990 while on tour for her novel The Cloning of Joanna May. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
Complete 39-minute interview
Theatre Review: Clyde's at Berkeley Rep.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, February 9, 2023.

February 2, 2023
Bookwaves: Wil Haygood, author of Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World.
Complete 42-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves: Dennis Lim, Part Two, discussing his career as a critic.
Theatre Review: In Every Generation at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, February 2, 2023.

January 26, 2023
Bookwaves/Artwaves: Dennis Lim, author of Tale of Cinema, which focuses on the work of South Korean film director Hong Sang-soo.
Complete 44-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Russell Banks (1940-2023) noted novelist and short story writer, recorded June 7, 2000 while on tour for his collection, The Angel on the Roof. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 26, 2023.

January 19, 2023
Bookwaves/Artwaves: Jack O'Brien, author of Jack in the Box, or How to Goddam Direct, and theatre director, winner of three Tony Awards and nominated seven times.
Complete 57-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 19, 2023.

January 12, 2023
Bookwaves: Suzy McKee Charnas (1939-2023), science fiction and fantasy author of The Vampire Tapestry, Motherlines, and other novels, recorded Halloween Weekend, 1981.
Complete 29-minute interview.
Artwaves: Frank Galati (1943-2023), noted stage director, director of Ionesco's Rhinoceros at ACT in 2019. Tony and Oscar nominated director and screenwriter. 
Complete 42-minute interview.
Both artists died January 2, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 12, 2023..

January 5, 2023
Bookwaves: Vanessa Veselka, author of The Great Offshore Grounds and Zazen.
Complete 51-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Robert B. Parker (1932-2010), author of the Spenser novels, recorded Spring, 1981 while on tour for Early Autumn. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Lawrence Davidson.
Complete 40-minute interview.
Theatre Review: As You Like It at SF Playhouse.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 5, 2023.
For older interviews, links to previous years can be found by going to the 2022 archive.

YOU TUBE Excerpt:
Clark Blaise & Bharati Mukherjee at Pegasus Bookstore in Berkeley, 2011

Special Salman Rushdie Video Interview
Richard Wolinsky talks with Salman Rushdie at Montalvo Arts Center, May 20, 2007
Old Photos

In Memoriam
Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014)  
2000 Interview  Science Fiction of the 20th
    Century: An Illustrated History; Waiting
    Recorded February 9, 2000   (40 min)
2004 Interview The Donor
   Aired September 9, 2004 (34 min)