Michael Crichton (1942-2008). This interview was recorded in 1990 while on tour for his novel “Jurassic Park.” He was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff and discusses his novel, as well as his entire career.
Arts-Waves on Cover to Cover
3:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays
Interviews devoted to the arts, focusing on theatre and literature, with side-trips to film and non-fiction narratives. Also on tap: archive interviews from Probabilities and Bookwaves. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Kate Jessica Raphael is the author of Murder Under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery, based on her experience as a Jewish-American anti-Israel activist in Palestine during 2002-2003. Her main characters are a female Palestinian detective and an American activist, and the action takes place both in the West Bank and in Israel. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Everyone is doing a top ten list at the end of the year. Here’s my list for the best books and best theater experiences of the past year, in no particular order. – Richard Wolinsky Non-fiction GHETTOSIDE by Jill Leovy IN MANCHURIA by Michael Mayer FOLLIES OF GOD by James Grisson IT’S WHAT I DO by Lynsey … Continued
Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker and author of How About Never – Is Never Good for You? is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. The book is an illustrated memoir, featuring memorable cartoons by the author and by other New Yorker artists.
Ayad Akhtar is the Pakistani-American author of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play, Disgraced, now at Berkeley Rep through December 27, 2015. A powerful look at a secular Muslim attorney whose inner feelings come out during a dinner with friends.He is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.
Susi Damilano is the co-founder of San Francisco Playhouse, and director of their most recent production, Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, which plays through January 8, 2016. She talks about the play and about her work as both an actor and director. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky
Amy Bloom, author of the novel “Lucky Us,” now out in trade paperback is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Two sisters escape from their father and go to Hollywood, and then on to New York. An examination of life in America before, during and after World War II.
Judd Winick is a cartoonist and illustrator whose latest book is Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed To Earth, a graphic novel for middle school kids (and adults). Judd Winick also wrote for DC comics and became an AIDS and gay rights activist following his stint on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco in 1994. He talks about his work and career with host Richard Wolinsky.
First of a two-part interview with John Lahr, former theater critic for The New Yorker magazine, and author of both “Joy Ride,” a collection of his profiles and reviews, and a recent biography of Tennessee Williams. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Interview concludes on Bookwaves, October 29.
Henning Mankell (1948-2015). An interview recorded in 2011 with the great Swedish crime novel writer and author of the Kurt Wallander series of mysteries, who died on October 5, 2015 of cancer. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.