Esi Edugyan, author of the novel, “Washington Black,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. “Washington Black” tells the story of a young slave in Barbados in the 1840s who is taken under the wing of the abolitionist brother of his master. The novel follows his adventures as he wends his way through the world. 

Gary Shtengart, the best selling author of “Absurdistan” and “Little Failure,” discusses his latest novel, “Lake Success,” which eviscerates the lives of hedge fund managers and the very rich, and details life in America in the early summer of 2016. He is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.

Rupert Everett, writer, director and lead actor of the film “The Happy Prince” about the last years of Oscar Wilde, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. In this interview, he discusses his career, coming out as a gay actor, his work on “The Happy Prince,” and his thoughts on today’s world of social media.

David Sedaris has a national following based first on his contributions to the NPR radio show “This American Life,” and later with essays collected in such books as “Barrel Fever,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” His latest collection, “Calypso,” follows on the heels of the publication of his diaries from 1977 to 2002, and while often comedic, also deals with darker issues such as the death of his sister Tiffany, and poltiics in America today. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.