Bookwaves/Artwaves – July 16, 2020


Bookwaves/Artwaves presents in-depth interviews with authors of fiction and narrative non-fiction, delving deeply into political and social issues, literary technique, and the life of the author, along with interviews devoted to theatre and film, and archive interviews from Bookwaves and Probabilities. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Upcoming Episode

Bookwaves: Barry Lopez, whose latest book is “Horizon”, now out in trade paperback, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters–human, animal, and natural–that have shaped an extraordinary life. ArtWaves: Margaret Atwood, in November 1993, discussing her novel “The Robber Bride” with Probabilities hosts Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. First airing of this interview in 25 years.

Bookwaves: Carlos Ruiz Zafon, who died on June 19, 2020 at the age of 55, is best known for his novel “The Shadow of the Wind.” In this interview from 2009, he is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky about that book and about the next book in the series, “The Angel’s Game.”
Arts-Waves: Rupert Everett, actor, writer and director, discusses his career with Richard Wolinsky, and his film “The Happy Prince” which is now streaming On Demand and on STARZ. Recorded September, 2018 in San Francisco.

This program features two recent interviews that resonate with the week’s protests and with the push toward fascism in Washington. Tayari Jones, author of “An American Marriage,” about an African American family torn apart by a false accusation and incarceration, talks about her work and her life. Theatre director Frank Galati discusses “Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco, a parable about the rise of fascism, which played at ACT last June. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

A program in solidarity with protestors for social justice, and with the fight against fascism in America and overseas. First, Erik Larson looks at the rise of fascism in Germany in his book, “In The Garden of Beasts,” recorded in 2011, and the resonance with America today is uncanny. And then, an interview with the Oscar winning screenwriter and acclaimed African American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, recorded in 2014, discussing two of his plays, along with his career. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Bookwaves: Andrew Altschul dsicusses his latest novel, “The Gringa,” the story of an American’s involvement in Peruvian politics in the 1990s, and the aftermath of her involvement; a look at the modern effects of American exceptionalism.
Arts-Waves: A 2003 interview with Pulitzer and Obie prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Park.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.