Interviews conducted by Richard Wolinsky


Featuring stimulating conversations with the world's leading authors.
Produced in the studios of 
KPFA-FM, Berkeley California
 
 

BOOKWAVES
A Radio Program About Books
Bookwaves Heard on:
KPFA, 94.1 FM Berkeley California, Thursdays 3:00 pm. 
WRFA, 107.9 FM, Jamestown, NY
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
WPRR, 1680 AM & 95.3 FM, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Saturdays, 6:00 am
WERU, 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 102.9 FM,    Bangor, Maine
Fridays, 5:00 am
WMNF, HD3, Tampa, Florida
Fridays, 10 am
WAZU, 90.7 FM Peoria, Ill.
Wednesdays. 2:30 pm
KPVL, 89.1 FM, Postville, Iowa
Saturdays, 9:30 am
KGHI, 91.5 FM, Westport, Washington
Sundays, 1 pm
WRFI, 91.1 FM, Watkins Glen; 88.1 FM, Ithaca; 89.9 FM, Odessa, NY
Sundays, 12:30 pm
KKRN, 88.5 FM Round Mountain CA
See listings for time and day.
WOOL, 95.1 FM Southern VT & NH
Saturdays, 7:00 am
KFCF, 88.1 FM, Fresno, California
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm

Selected Programs:
KBOO, 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon
Between The Covers, Thursdays, 11 am
KOWA, 106.5 FM. Olympia, Wash.
 
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Dedicated to the memory of

Andrea Lewis, Arlan Wendland, Wesley Burton,  Denise Foret, Dr. Steve Davis, Kathi Kamen Goldmark,  Molly Ivins, Melvin Wolinsky, Stephanie Harolde, Mary Berg, 
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Special thanks to: Jack Foley, Jennifer Stone, the legendary Susan Stone, Jim Bennett, members and graduates of the KPFA Apprentice Training Program, and many other KPFA staff members.

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Up Front Bay Area Theatre reviews

August 25, 2016
Bookwaves: Matti Friedman, author of Pumpkinflowers.
Extended 41 minute web edit

August 22, 2016
Arts-Waves: Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 18, 2016
Bookwaves: Kim Addonizio, author of Bukowski in a Sundress and Mortal Trash
Program as heard on KPFA

August 15, 2016
Arts-Waves: Garry Marshall 1934-2016. Interview with the director and actor, from 2012.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 53-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast 

August 11, 2016
Bookwaves: Justin Cronin, author of The City of Mirrors, third volume of "The Passage" series.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 8, 2016
Arts-Waves: Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 53-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 18-August 4: pre-empted

July 14, 2016
Bookwaves: Jim Obergefell, co-author of Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

July 11, 2016
Arts-WavesJohn Leguizamo, writer and performer, Latin History for Morons, at Berkeley Rep through August 14, 2016
Program as heard on KPFA
Uncensored John Leguizamo interview 

July 7, 2016
Bookwaves: Barbara Cook, author of Then & Now 
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 4, 2016
Arts-Waves: Paula McLain, author of Circling The Sun, now out in paperback.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

June 30, 2016
Bookwaves: Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the 2016 Pulitzer Award winning novel, The Sympathizer, now out in trade paper.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

June 27, 2016
Arts-Waves: Edwin Outwater, conductor and Richard Lonsdorf, programmer, San Francisco Symphony Summer Concert Series.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 23, 2016
Bookwaves: Jamie Brickhouse, author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex and My Mother
Program as heard on KPFA

June 20, 2016
Arts-Waves: Contributor C.S. Soong with a special report on the re-opening of SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art). Excert of an interview with playwright Ayad Akhtar.
Program as heard on KPFA

June 16, 2016
Bookwaves: Whit Stillman, author and director of Love & Friendship (movie and book)
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 13, 2016
Arts-Waves: Tom Ross, Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 9, 2016
Bookwaves: Adam Hochschild, author of Spain In Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 48-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 6, 2016
Arts-Waves: Yann Martel, author of The High Mountains of Portugal and Life of Pi.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45 minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 2, 2016
Bookwaves: Laura Tillman, author of The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts. 
Program as heard on KPFA

May 30, 2016
Arts-WavesEric Ting, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theatre.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky Podcast

Fund Drive pre-emptions:
May 9-26, 2016

May 5, 2016
Bookwaves: Stewart O'Nan, author of the novel, City of Secrets.
Extended 32-minute web edit

May 2, 2016
Arts-Waves: Evren Odcikin, director  and Humaira Ghilzai, cultural consultant, The Most Dangerous Highway in the World, a Golden Thread production, at Thick House in San Francisco through May 29th.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 28, 2016
Bookwaves: T. Geronimo Johnson, author of Welcom to Braggsville. Rebroadcast
Program as heard on KPFA

April 25, 2016
Arts-WavesJ. G. Ballard (1930-2009)
Archive interview with the author of Empire of The Sun and The Day of Creation
Re-edited program as heard on KPFA

April 21, 2016
Bookwaves: Harlan Coben, author of the novel, Fool Me Once
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 18, 2016
Arts-Waves: Previously unaired excerpts from the Anna Quindlen and A.O. Scott interviews.
Program as heard on KPFA

April 14, 2016
Bookwaves: Anna Quindlen, author of the novel, Miller's Valley.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 48-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 11, 2016
Arts-Waves: Muriel Murch, author of The Bell Lap
Program as heard on KPFA

April 7, 2016
Bookwaves: A.O. Scott, author of Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 4, 2016
Arts-Waves: Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble
2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Rebroadcast
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 44-minute web edit

March 31, 2016
Bookwaves: Jim Harrison (1937-2016)
Interview recorded in 2007 on tour for the novel, Returning to Earth.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

March 28, 2016
Arts-Waves: Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Buried Giant, now out in trade paper. 2015 interview.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

March 24, 2016
Bookwaves: Richard Price, author of The Whites, now out in trade paper. 2015 interview.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 32-minute web edit

March 21, 2016
Arts-Waves: Umberto Eco (1932-2016)
Recorded June 15, 2005 at KPFA. Re-edited for this tribute broadcast.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

March 17, 2016
Bookwaves: Hanya Yanagihara, author of the novel A Little Life.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 48-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

March 14, 2016
Arts-Waves: Rachel Bonds, playwright, Swimmers, at Marin Theatre Company through March 27, 2016
Program as heard on KPFA

March 10, 2016
Bookwaves: Yann Martel, author of The High Mountains of Portugal and Life of Pi.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45 minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

March 7,2016 
Arts-Waves: Jon Beavers, Ian Merrigan, Ramiz Monsef and Casey Lee Hurt, co-creators of The Unfortunates, a theatrical piece at A.C.T.’s Strand Theatre through April 10, 2016
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 39-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 22 - March 3, 2016
Fund Drive pre-emptions.

February 18, 2016
Bookwaves: Fund Drive Special with special guest KPFA Manager Quincy McCoy. Excerpts of interviews with Leonard Nimoy and Gore Vidal.
One-hour program as heard on KPFA

February 15, 2016
Arts-Waves: Matthew McCoy, Artistic Director of Bay Area Musicals.
Program as heard on KPFA

February 11, 2016
Bookwaves: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, author of Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds.
Extended 37-minute web edit

February 8, 2016
Arts-Waves: James Salter (1925-2015)
Interview recorded October 7, 1997 while on tour for his memoir, Burning The Days. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff. Remastered and re-edited by Richard Wolinsky in 2016.
Program as heard on KPFA
Original edited 37-minute interview

February 4, 2016
Bookwaves: Dennis Lehane, author of World Gone By, now out in trade paperback. Rebroadcast
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute web edit

February 1, 2016
Arts-Waves: Michael Socrates Moran and Colin Blattel of Ubuntu Theater Project
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute web edit

January 28, 2016
Bookwaves: Janice Y.K. Lee, author of The Expatriates; Theatre Rhino Artistic Director John Fisher; Rick Moody, author of Hotels of North America, Part Two.
Program as heard on KPFA

January 25, 2016
Arts-Waves: Ann Rule (1931-2015), true crime author. Interview recorded September 28, 1995, hosted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Program as heard on KPFA
32-minute original interview, 2015 web edit

January 21, 2016
Bookwaves: Rick Moody, author of Hotels of North America and The Ice Storm.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute web edit

January 18, 2016
Arts-Waves: Margo Hall, Bay Area actor, who plays the matriarch Aunt Ester in August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean, at Marin Theatre Company through February 14th.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute web edit

January 14, 2016
Bookwaves: David Gans & Blair Jackson, authors of This Was All A Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead.
Program as heard on KPFA
Radio Wolinsky podcast: 41-minute web edit.

January 11, 2016
Arts-Waves: Brian Katz, Artistic Director, Custom Made Theatre Company, San Francisco.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute web edit

January 7, 2016
Bookwaves: Jane Smiley, author of The Last Hundred Years Trilogy (Some Luck, Early Warning, Golden Age)
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute web edit

January 4, 2016
Arts-Waves: Jonathan Moscone, Director of Civic Engagement, Yerba Buean Center for the Arts, Former Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes).
Program as heard on KPFA

December 31, 2015
Bookwaves: Lee Grant, author of I Said Yes to Everything.
Program as heard on KPFA
Radio Wolinsky podcast: extended version

December 28, 2015
Arts-Waves: Lisa Rothman, playwright & performer, Date Night at Pet Emergency, at the Marsh in Berkeley through Jan. 23, 2016.
Program as heard on KPFA

December 24, 2015
Bookwaves: Paul Theroux, author of Deep South
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute web edit

December 21, 2015
Arts-Waves: Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park. Interview recorded in 1990 during the tour for the book.
Program as heard on KPFA
Original program, 33 minute web edit

Dec. 10, 14, 17: pre-emptions for fund drive

December 7. 2015
Arts-WavesKate Jessica Raphael, author of Murder Under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery
Program as heard on KPFA

December 3, 2015
Bookwaves: Adam Johnson, winner of the 2015 National Book Award for his collection, Fortune Smiles, and winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for The Orphan Master's Son.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45 minute web edit

November 30, 2015
Arts-Waves: Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker and author of How About Never - Is Never Good for You?
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45-minute web edit
Cartoons discussed in the web edit

November 26, 2015
Bookwaves: Cary Elwes, author of As You Wish
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

November 23, 2015
Arts-Waves: Ayad Akhtar, playwright, Disgraced, at Berkeley Rep thru Dec. 27, 2015; The Invisible Hand at Marin Theatre Company, June 2016.
Extended 38-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

November 19, 2015
Bookwaves: Mona Simpson, author of Casebook.
Extended 35-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

November 16, 2015
Arts-Waves: Susi Damilano, co-founder of SF Playhouse and director of Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, through January 9, 2016.
Extended 37-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

November 12, 2015
Bookwaves: Colum McCann, author of Thirteen Ways of Looking.
Extended 33-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

November 9, 2015
Arts-Waves: Amy Bloom, author of Lucky Us, now out in trade paper. Rebroadcast
Extended 36-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

November 5, 2015
Bookwaves: Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, author of A Strangeness in My Mind.
Extended 33-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

November 2, 2015
Arts-Waves: Judd Winick, author of Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth.
Extended 50-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

October 29, 2015
October 26, 2015
Arts-Waves/Bookwaves
John Lahr, author of Joy Ride: Show People and their Shows and Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh.
Program as heard on KPFA: Part One
Program as heard on KPFA: Part Two
Complete 55-minute interview

October 22, 2015
Bookwaves: Steve Toltz, author of Quicksand.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 31-minute web edit

October 19, 2015
Arts-Waves: Henning Mankell (1948-2015)
Archive 2011 interview with the great Swedish crime novel writer, creator of the Kurt Wallander series.
Program as heard on KPFA
Original 2011 46-minute web edit

October 15, 2015
Bookwaves: James Grissom, author of Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog.
Extended 49-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

October 12, 2015
Arts-Waves: Laura Nader, author of What the Rest think of the West. Question/Answer session from the September 17, 2015 KPFA event.
Program as heard on KPFA

October 8, 2015
Bookwaves: Paula McLain author of the novel Circling The Sun.
Extended 40-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

October 5, 2015
Arts-Waves: Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company
Extended 40 minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

September 18, 2015
Bookwaves Fund Drive Special:
Salman Rushdie, author of  Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights.
Complete 42-minute interview
KPFA fund drive hour

September 14, 2015
Arts-Waves: Torange Yeghiazarian, Artistic Director of the Re-Orient Festival, through October 4, 2015 at Z Space Below
Program as heard on KPFA

September 10, 2015
Bookwaves: Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, now out in trade paperback. Rebroadcast from 2014.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 39 minute web edit

September 7, 2015
Arts-Waves: Craig Lucas, playwright & librettist for Amelie, playing at Berkeley Rep thru October 4.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 39-minute web edit

September 3, 2015
August 31, 2015
Arts-Waves/Bookwaves:
Don Winslow, author of The Cartel
Program as heard on KPFA: Part One
Program as heard on KPFA: Part Two

August 27, 2015
Bookwaves: Susan Minot, author of Thirty Girls. Rebroadcast from 2014.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute web edit

August 24, 2015
Arts-Waves: Alan Furst, author of Midnight in Europe. Rebroadcast from 2014
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute web edit

August 20, 2015
Bookwaves: Michael Cunningham, author of The Show Queen. Rebroadcast from 2014.
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 34-minute web edit

August 17, 2015
Arts-Waves: Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)
Archive interview with the late actor (The Avengers TV show) from September 29, 1989, hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. 
Remastered and re-edited in 2015.
Program as heard on KPFA

August 13, 2015
Bookwaves: Lee Grant, author of I Said Yes to Everything, a memoir.
Program as heard on KPFA
Bookwaves Conversations Podcast #2: extended 47-minute web edit

August 10, 2015
Arts-Waves: Colson Whitehead, author of The Noble Hustle and Zone One. (rebroadcast)
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute web edit

August 6, 2015
Bookwaves: Carolina de Robertis, author of the novel. The Gods of Tango.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute web edit

August 3, 2015
Arts-Waves: Bill English, Artistic Director of SF Playhouse in San Francisco.
Program as heard on KPFA
Bookwaves Conversations Podcast #1: extended 45-minute web edit.
Bookwaves/Bill English page: earlier interviews

July 30, 2015
Bookwaves: Mary Doria Russell, author of the novel, Epitaph: A Novel of the OK Corral.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

July 27, 2015
Arts-Waves: Gail Sheehy, author of Daring My Passages, now out in trade paper
Program as heard on KPFA

July 23, 2015
Bookwaves Special:
Tribute to E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015)
Documentary look at the life and career of the author of Ragtime, The March, Loon Lake and other novels.
Program as heard on KPFA

July 20, 2015
Arts-Waves: Martin Amis, author of The Zone of Interest, now out in trade paper.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute web edit

July 16, 2015
Bookwaves: Vendela Vida, author of The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 32-minute web edit

July 13, 2015
Arts-Waves: Ivan Doig (1938-2015) Noted writer of the American West, who died June 27, 2015
Interview conducted October 28, 1993 by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Program as heard on KPFA

July 9, 2015
Bookwaves: T. Geronimo Johnson, author of Welcome to Braggsville. Recorded before a live audience at Pegasus Bookstore on Solano Avenue in Berkeley.
Program as heard on KPFA

July 6, 2015
Arts-WavesAnna Deavere Smith, playwright, performer, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, the California Chapter, at Berkeley Rep through August 2nd.
Program as heard on KPFA

July 2, 2015
Arts-Waves: Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, and director of Life is a Dream at Cal Shakes. (postponed from Monday's Arts-Waves).
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute web edit

June 29, 2015
Bookwaves: Matthew Thomas, author of We Are Not Ourselves
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38 minute web edit

June 25, 2015
Bookwaves: Neal Stephenson, author of the novel 
SevenEves.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute web edit

June 22, 2015
Arts-Waves: Edmund White, author of Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute web edit

June 18, 2015
Bookwaves: Greg Iles, author of The Bone Tree and Natchez Burning.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 44-minute web edit

June 15, 2015
Arts-Waves: Chris Hedges, author of Wages of Rebellion. Q&A, KPFA event, June 9, 2015.
Program as heard on KPFA

June 11, 2015
Bookwaves: Erik Larson, author of Dead Wake. Recorded at Dominican College via Book Passage.
Extended 37-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

June 8, 2015
Arts-Waves: From the Probabilities archives, Ruth Rendell (1930-2015), recorded in 1992, hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. Digitized and re-edited in 2015 by Richard Wolinsky.
Program as heard on KPFA

June 4, 2015
Bookwaves: Elizabeth Alexander, poet and author of The Light of the World
Extended 32-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

June 1, 2015
Arts-Waves: Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep
Extended 37-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA
Bookwaves/Tony Taccone page

May 28, 2015
Bookwaves: Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Buried Giant. Recorded at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
Extended 40-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

May 25, 2015
Arts-Waves: Luz Mena, creator of Andares, Part One, at the San Francisco International Arts Festival in Fort Mason, May 29-31.
Program as heard on KPFA

Pre-empted May 7-May 21, 2015

May 4, 2015
Arts-Waves: Teju Cole, author of Every 
Day is for the Thief
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 35-minute interview

Monday, April 27
Thursday, April 30
Arts-Waves and Bookwaves
Michael Meyer, author of In Manchuria
Part One as heard on KPFA
Part Two as heard on KPFA
Complete 60 minute interview

Thursday, April 23
Bookwaves: Carey Perloff, author of a memoir, Beautiful Chaos: A Live in theTheater. 
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, April 20
Arts-Waves: Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater (ACT) talks about the past and upcomin seasons.
Program as heard on KPFA.

Thursday, April 16
Bookwaves: Dennis Lehane, author of World Gone By and Live By Night.
Extended 36-minute web edit

Monday, April 13
Arts-Waves: Tarell Alvin McCraney, playwright, Head of Passes, Choir Boy, The Brothers Size.
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, April 9
Bookwaves: Daniel Handler, author of We Are Pirates and the Lemony Snicket books.
Extended 37-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, April 6
Arts-Waves: Lawrence Wright ,author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief..
Complete  61-minute interview
Program as heard on KPFA 
Against The Grain,  March 12, 2013

Thursday, April 2
Bookwaves: Lynsey Addario, author of It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
Extended 45-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, March 30
Arts-Waves: Caitlyn Louchard of The Free Theatre, Romeo and Juliet plays the first two weekends in April at the Omni Commons in Oakland.
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, March 26
Bookwaves: Richard Price, author of The Whites.
Extended 32-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, March 23
Arts-Waves: Colleen McCullough (1937-2015)
Recorded on January 27, 1996 on the tour for her novel Caesar's Women. (with Richard A. Lupoff). 
Digitized and re-edited original 37 minute interview
Program as heard on KPFA 

Thursday, March 19
Bookwaves: Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble
Extended 44 minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, March 16
Bookwaves: Lisa See, author of China Dolls
Extended 40-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, March 9, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Bookwaves: Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside
Complete 56-minute interview
Part One, heard on KPFA
Part Two, heard on KPFA

Thursday, March 5, 2015
BookwavesStewart O'Nan, author of West of Sunset
Extended 40-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, March 2, 2015
Arts-Waves: Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
Recorded Oct, 26, 1005 during the book tour for his memoir, I Am Spock.
Digitized & re-edited 31-minute original interview
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Bookwaves: Miranda July, author of the novel The First Bad Man.
Extended 43-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, February 23, 2015
Arts-Waves: Bay Area TheatreCharlie Varon, playwright and performer, Feisty Old Jew.
Extended 33-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Bookwaves: Armistead Maupin, author of The Days of Anna Madrigal
Extended 39-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, February 16, 2015
Arts-Waves: David Carr. 2009 interview with the late New York Times columnist and reporter.
Oriiginal extended 40-minute Web Edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, January 26, 2015
Bay Area Theatre: Mona Golabek, star of The Pianist of Willisden Lane, at Berkeley Rep in a return engagement, Feb. 3-22.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 30-minute web edit

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Bookwaves: Tribute to Kent Haruf (1943-2014)
Program as originally heard in 2004 

Monday, January 19, 2015
Bay Area Theatre: Neecole Cockerham, playwright and star of I Am Not My Mother at the Osher Theatre Jan. 24-25, 2015.
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Bookwaves: Richard Blanco, author of The Prince of Los Cacuyos.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute web edit

Monday, January 12, 2015
Film Talk: Richard Wolinsky talks with KPFA film reviewer Reyna Cowan about the year in cinema. 
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Bookwaves: Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination
Extended 39-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday, January 5, 2015
Probabilities Archive: P.D. James (1920-2014), British mystery writer. Interview conducted in 1990 by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
Program as heard on KPFA
Original 1990 interview, remastered and re-edited by Richard Wolinsky in 2014.

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Bookwaves: Chang Rae Lee, author of On Such a Full Sea
Program as heard on KPFA

Selected interview from 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Bookwaves: Steven Pinker, author of A Sense of Style
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 46-minute web edit

Monday, December 1, 2014
Probabilities Archive: Stephen King. Archive interview from 1979
Program as heard on KPFA, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014
Bay Area Theatre: Kathleen Turner, star of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at Berkeley Rep.
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday November 17, 2014
Film Talk: Cary Elwes, author of As You Wish
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Bookwaves: Vikram Chandra, author of Geek Sublime.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute web edit

Monday, November 10
Andrea Martin, two-time Tony Award winner, author of the essay collection, Andrea Martin's Lady Parts
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 50-minute web edit

Monday, November 3, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Colm Toibin, author of Nora Webster, and playwright of Testament at ACT in San Francisco.
Part One, as heard on KPFA November 3rd.
Part Two, as heard on KPFA November 6th
Entire interview. (55 min).

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bookwaves: David Mitchell, author of the novel,
The Bone Clocks.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute web edit

September 18, 2014
Richard Flanagan, author of the novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 39 minute web edit

August 13, 2014
Open Book: 1999 interview with the late film director Paul Mazursky (1930-2014), with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. 
Original 40-minute edited interview
Program as heard on KPFA

June 19, 2014
Michael Cunningham, author of The Snow Queen
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 34-minute web edit

June 16, 2014
Archive 1991 interview with George R. R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones. hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
Program as aired on KPFA

June 11, 2014
Open Book: Tony Kushner, playwright, The Intellligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, at Berkeley Rep through June 29th (live phone interview). 
Program as aired on KPFA

June 5, 2014
Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker and author of How About Never - Is Never Good for You?
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 45-minute web edit
Cartoons discussed in the web edit

May 29, 2014
Lorrie Moore, author of the collection, Bark.
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Helen Oyeyemi, author of Boy Snow Bird 
Program as aired on KPFA
(no extended edit available)

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Dinaw Mengestu, author of All Our Names
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Gary Shteyngart, author of the memoir, Little Failure.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33 minute web edit

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Sam Harris, author of Ham: Slices of a Life
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute web edit.
Bookwaves/Sam Harris page

Thursday, February 13, 2014
John Schwartz, author of Oddly Normal (one-hour fund drive broadcast)
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 36-minute interview

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Amy Tan, author of The Valley of Amazement
Extended 49-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) Documentary on the life and career of the great thriller writer, based on archive interviews.
Extended 36-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA


Featured Interviews from 2013

Daniel Alarcon, author of At Night We Walk in Circles.   Program aired December 5, 2013

George Packer, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for The Unwinding.
Program aired November 28, 2013
Extended 58-minute web edit

Edwidge Danticat, author of Claire of the Sea Light
Program aired November 14, 2013.  
Extended 33-minute web edit

Jamie Ford, author of Songs of Willow Frost.
Program aired October 31, 2013
Extended 33-minute web edit

Judy Juanita, author of Virgin Soul
Program aired Thursday, October 24, 2013
Extended 50-minute Against The Grain edit

Margaret Atwood, author of the novel Maddaddam.
Program aired October 17, 2013
Extended 34-minute web edit

Michael Paterniti, author of The Telling Room
Program aired September 12, 2013
Extended 45-minute web edit

Helen Thomas (1920-2013) 1998 interview conducted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Program aired September 5, 2013.

Joyce Carol Oates, author of The Accursed.
Program aired August 9, 2013
50-minute Against the Grain program

Glenn Frankel, author of The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
Program aired August 8, 2013
Extended 57-minute web edit

Richard Matheson (1927-2013), author of What Dreams May Come and other novels. Recorded in 1992, hosts: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.  Program aired July 12, 2013
Extended 42-minute original program

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of  Americanah. 
Program aired July 11, 2013  
Extended 35-minute web edit

David Sedaris, author of 
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.    
Program aired June 27, 2013
Extended 41-minute web edit

Mary Roach, author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. 
Program aired June 6, 2013
Extended 43-minute web edit.

Walter Mosley, author of LIttle Green
Program aired May 30, 2013
Extended 33-minute web edit

Gerald Shea, author of Song Without Words 
Aired May 2, 2013
Extended 50-minute Against The Grain program

Elizabeth Strout, author of The Burgess Boys
Program aired April 25, 2013
Extended 33-minute web edit.

Roger Ebert (1942-2013). 2005 Interview 
Program aired April 11, 2013
Extended 45-minute original web edit

Manil Suri, author of City of Devi
Program aired March 28, 2013
Extended 40-minute web edit

Cory Doctorow, author of Home Land
Program aired March 21, 2013
Extended 41-minute web edit

Dave Barry, author of Insane City.
Program aired March 14, 2013
Extended 33-minute web edit.
Bookwaves/Dave Barry Page

Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear. and playwright of Fallaci (50 min)
Aired on Against The Grain March 12, 2013
61-minute complete interview

George Saunders, author of Tenth of December.
Program aired  March 7, 2013
Extended 44-minute web edit

Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Program aired February 7, 2013.
Extended 43-minute web edit

Amy Wilentz, author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo.
Program aired January 31, 2013
Extended 42-minute web edit

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

ALPHABETICAL ARCHIVES
All Bookwaves shows that can be heard on-line are listed and linked alphabetically.

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)


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