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.
 
On Line: http://www.kpfa.org/, 
Thursdays 3:00 pm Pacific

On Line: see individual station listings.
 
On Line archive: KPFA Cover to Cover Archives
 
 
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Denny Smithson
1942-2014

Judith S. Green
June 18, 1924-September 17, 2013


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, 
Frank M. Robinson
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Wesley Burton, KPFA Engineer

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Mar. 15, 1989 - June 17, 2007 

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.

Also special thanks to all previous Cover to Cover Thursday & Probabilities former co-hosts and reviewers: Richard A Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson, Lisa Goldstein and Shelley Singer..

Recommended by the Independent Media Guild of Marin

Special thanks to Richard Lavin at Compass Digital for his assistance on this website.




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Up Front Bay Area Theatre reviews

Radio Wolinsky Podcast:
George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo.

KPFA Fund Drive: Feb 21-Mar 11, 2017

February 20, 2017
Arts-Waves: Dan Hoyle, writer/performer, The Real Americans, at The Marsh thru Feb. 25
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 16, 2017
Bookwaves; Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, author of Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute web edit

February 13, 2017
Arts-Waves: Paul Theroux, author of Deep South
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute web edit

February 9, 2017
Bookwaves: Maria Semple, author of the novel Today Will Be Different
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 6, 2017
Arts-Waves: Carey Perloff interviews Khaled Hosseini, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns, and Ursula Rani Sarma, playwright of the ACT production.
Program as heard on KPFA

February 2, 2017
Bookwaves: Cleve Jones, author of When We Rise. Q&A from January 25, 2017 event
Program as heard on KPFA

January 30, 2017
Arts-Waves: Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic novel, and Jeanine Tesori, composer of the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home, at the Curran Theatre through February 19, 2017.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 26, 2017
Bookwaves: Robert Olen Butler, author of the novel Perfume River.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

January 23, 2017
Arts-Waves: Ashley Judd, author of All That Is Bitter and Sweet.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 47-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

January 19, 2017
Bookwaves: Margot Livesey, author of Mercury
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 16, 2017
Arts-Waves: Rick Moody, author of Hotels of North America
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute web edit

January 12, 2017
Bookwaves: Bill Irwin, writer/performer, On Beckett, at ACT's Strand Theatre through January 22, 2017
Program as heard on KPFA

January 9, 2017
Arts-Waves: Adam Johnson, author of Fortune Smiles and The Orphan Master's Son
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45-minute web edit

January 5, 2017
Bookwaves: Rabih Alameddine, author of The Angel of History
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 46-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 2, 2017
Arts-Waves: Richard Adams (1920-2016)
Interview with the author of Watership Down and The Plague Dogs, recorded spring, 1978
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 26, 2016
December 29. 2016
Bookwaves/Arts-Waves: Anne Rice, author of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis.
Arts-waves, Part One
Bookwaves, Part Two
Complete 60-minute interview podcast

December 22, 2016
Bookwaves: Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the novel Here I Am.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

December 19, 2016
Arts-Waves: Emma Rice, co-adaptor & director of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Berkeley Rep through January 15th.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 30-minute podcast.

December 5, 2016
Arts-Waves: John Lahr, author of Joy Ride
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 58-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 1, 2016
BookwavesJane Smiley, author of the Last Hundred Years trilogy: Some Luck, Early Warning, and Golden Age. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute web edit

November 28, 2016 
Arts-Waves: Martin Moran, playwright and performer, The Tricky Part and All The Rage, at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater November 29th through December 11th.
Program as heard on KPFA

November 24, 2016
Bookwaves: Lynsey Addario, author of It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45-minute web edit

November 21, 2018
Arts-Waves: Arthur Laurents (1917-2011)
Interview recorded April 7, 2000. Co-hosted by Richard A. Lupoff.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 17, 2016
Bookwaves: James Gleick, author of Time Travel
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 14, 2016
Arts-Waves: Ed Decker, Artistic Director, New Conservatory Theatre Center
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

November 10, 2016
Bookwaves: Marisa Silver, author of Little Nothing.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37 minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 7, 2016
Arts-Waves: Election Special: Carl Hiaasen and Adam Haslett.
Program as heard on KPFA​

November 3, 2016
Bookwaves: Jacqueline Woodson author of Another Brooklyn.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 31, 2016
Arts-Waves: Gore Vidal, 1990
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 27, 2016
Bookwaves: Elizabeth Alexander, author of The Light of the World
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 32-minute web edit

October 24, 2016
Arts-WavesACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff interviews playwright Tom Stoppard
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 70-minute interview

October 17, 2016
October 20, 2016
Arts-Waves/Bookwaves. Joel Selvin, author of Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day (aired in two parts).
Complete 53-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

October 13, 2016
Bookwaves: Joe McGinnis Jr., author of the novel, Carousel Court.
Extended 37-minute web edit

October 10, 2016
Arts-Waves: Bill English, Artistic Director of San Francisco Playhouse
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 6, 2016
Bookwaves: Susan Faludi, author of In The Darkroom
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 3, 2016
Arts-Waves: Jonathan Lethem in Berkeley. Excerpts from a live interview recorded March 3, 3016 as a benefit for KPFA
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 70-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 29, 2016
BookwavesCarl Hiaasen, author of Razor Girl, and Miami Herald political columnist
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 50-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 26, 2016
Arts-Waves: W.P. Kinsella (1935-2016)
Interview recorded April 19, 1988 with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff
Program as heard on KPFA

Pre-empted Sept. 8-22 for fund drive

September 5, 2016
Arts-Waves: Carolina de Robertis, author of The Gods of Tango, now out in trade paperback.
Extended 37 minute web edit

Thursday September 1, 2016
Bookwaves: Adam Haslett author of the novel, Imagine Me Gone. Sept 15: Imagine Me Gone named to the National Book Award long list for fiction.
Program as heard on KPFA

Monday August 29, 2016
Arts-Waves:  The Gershwin Project I: English Strunsky. Ira Gershwin's brother in law, recorded August 25, 1992.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 60-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 25, 2016
Bookwaves: Matti Friedman, author of Pumpkinflowers.
Program as heard on KPFA
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

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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