Bookwaves/Artwaves – April 16, 2020: E.L. Doctorow; Margaret Atwood

A special KPFA 71st Birthday edition featuring two popular programs from the recent past.

Links from the program: Shotgun Players; Other Minds; Book Passage; Books Inc.


Tribute to 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. The material in this documentary was taken from two interviews conducted by Richard Wolinsky, in 2004 and 2009. Hosted and produced by Richard Wolinsky. Both complete interviews: 69 minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.
Richard Wolinsky and Margaret Atwood in 2008.

Margaret Atwood, interviewed February 22, 1989 in San Francisco, focusing on her two most recent novels, The Handmaid’s Tale and Cat’s Eye. In the interview she also discusses her early career as a writer, feminism, her views on being a Canadian writer, and other topics. She was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky, along with novelists Richard A. Lupoff and Lisa Goldstein.

The interview was digitized, remastered and re-edited in 2018 by Richard Wolinsky. An extended version of this interview can be found as a Radio Wolinsky podcast.

Photos: Richard Wolinsky. Creative Commons.

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