Colum McCann, whose latest novel is Apeirogon, is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky. This 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.
Colum McCann is the National Book Award winning author of “Let the Great World Spin,” “Zoli,” “Thirteen Ways of Looking” and other books. 41- minute complete interview.
Terrence McNally (1938-2020) died on March 24, 2020 of complications from COVID-19. A prolific playwright and librettist, among his works are Frankie and Johnny at the Claire de Lune, The Ritz, Lips Together Teeth Apart, Lisbon Traviata and Master Class. Among his musicals are Ragtime, Anastasia, A Man of No Importance, and The Rink.
In this interview conducted by Richard Wolinsky on March 18, 2004, he discusses his history as a playwright as well as his process as a librettist, and his work as an activist writer, most notably for gay causes. 49-minute complete interview