Clive Cussler (1931-2020) The best-selling author of the Dirk Pitt series, and several other adventure novels, died at the age of 88 on Feb. 24, 2020. This interview was recorded in 1994 on the publication of his novel, “Inca Gold” for the Probabilities radio series, he is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.

Andrew Altschul discusses his latest novel, The Gringa, with host Richard Wolinsky. The Gringa tells the story of an American activist who goes to Peru in the early 1990s and becomes involved with a radical group who is eventually charged and incarcerated with terrorist crimes, based loosely on the real-life story of Lori Berenso

E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015). A look at the life and career of E.L. Doctorow, author of Ragtime, The Book of Daniel, The March, Loon Lake and other novels, one of America’s greatest writers, who died on July 21, 2015. Interview One: Recorded May 12, 2004, while on tour for his collection, Sweet Land Stories. Interview Two: Recorded Sept/Oct 2009, while on tour for his novel Homer & Langley.

Mary Higgins Clark (1927-2020) died January 31, 2020 at the age of 92. Best-selling author of 51 novels, many of which were adapted into theatrical and made-for-television films, she was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff on May 24, 1989 in San Francisco. From the Probabilities archive.

Colum McCann, whose latest novel is Apeirogon, in conversation with  host Richard Wolinsky. Apeirogon is the story of two men, Rami Elhanan, an Israeli, and Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian, best of friends, who have been traveling the world attempting to bring about peace in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Apeirogon is only tangentially a novel. These are real people and this reads more like augmented non-fiction.

Katya Cengel, whose latest book is a memoir, “From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union,” is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky. She talks about her life in Ukraine and Latvia as a reporter in the years just before and after 9/11, and how these countries were affected by the fall of the Soviet Union.