R.L. Stine, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff, recorded in the KPFA studios on September 22, 1995 during the book tour for the adult novel, “Superstitious.” R.L. Stine is often called the Stephen King of young adult and children’s horror. With nearly 500 books under his belt alongside several film and TV adaptations, he is best known for two series and their later iterations, Fear Street and Goosebumps. Photo: Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons.

Tim O’Brien, whose latest novel is a contemporary satire, “America Fantastica,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky, recorded at Book Passage on November 6, 2023. The author of ten previous novels, winner of the National Book Award in 1978 for “Going After Cacciato,” and acclaimed for his linked collection of stories about the Vietnam War, “The Things They Carried”.

Kazuo Ishiguro, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky, recorded October 6, 2000 while he was on tour for his novel “When We Were Orphans.” The winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, Sir Kazuo Ishiguro is recognized today as one of the world’s leading authors. Nominated four times, he won the Booker Prize in 1989 for The Remains of the Day, and was most recently nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 2022 film “Living,.”

Ben Fountain discusses his latest novel, “Devil Makes Three,” set in Haiti during the coup that overthrew Aristide in 1992. Ben Fountain is the author of the award winning novel “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” and a book of reportage on the 2016 election, “Beautiful Country, Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion and Revolution.”