Bookwaves/Artwaves – April 30, 2020: Ann Beattie; Peter Carey

Announcements and links:
Bay Area Book Festival Live Event: Anthony Doerr, RO Kwon, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Saturday May 2, 7 pm Pacific.
The Booksmith May on-line schedule. Mikel Jollet, author of Hollywood Park, May 2, 2020.
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, live from Italy. Berkeley Rep and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Mothers Day, May 10th, at 5 pm Pacific.
Magic Theatre: Don’t Eat The Mangos by Ricardo Perez Gonzalez. Video of the Magic Theatre production. Streaming April 28-May 11.
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein, April 30; Antony and Cleopatra, May 7.
Theatre Rhino: on-line plays through Facebook live.
New Conservatory Theatre Center: Off-stage to On-line.
Public Theater New York: What Do We Need To Talk About?, world premiere play by Richard Nelson, through May 3rd.


Ann Beattie, author of the novel, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck, released this month in trade paperback, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

Known primarily as one of the finest short story writers alive today, Ann Beattie also has a long and distinguished career as a novelist. Her latest work, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck, follows a group of millennials, and one in particular, as they (and he) negotiate the aftermath of 9/11 on their lives, through the following two decades of the 21st Century. Special thanks to Cherilyn Parsons and the Bay Area Book Festival. Complete 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.


Peter Carey, author of True History of the Kelly Gang, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded March 7, 2001. On Aprll 24, 2020, the film True History of the Kelly Gang, starring George McKay, Russell Crowe, Charlie Hunnam and Nicholas Hoult was supposed to land in theatres. Instead it’s gone directly to On Demand viewing. So today’s Arts-Waves features an interview recorded in 2001 with Peter Carey about his then new novel, True History of the Kelly Gang, which puts the story of Ned Kelly in the context of modern Australian mythology. This interview was digitized and reedited in April 2020, and has not been heard in nearly two decades.

Peter Carey is the author of several novels, including Jack Maggs, My Life as a Fake, Parrot and Olivier in America, and most recently A Long Way from Home. He is a two-time winner of the Booker Prize.


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