Noted noir and detective fiction writer Andrew Vachss, who died on December 27, 2021, discusses his work in this archive interview from 1991. That’s followed by an interview Charles Yu, author of the 2020 National Book Award winnter for fiction, “Interior Chinatown,” who talks about his book and his career. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
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.
Kathy Geritz, film curator for Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, discusses the films of Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety (1945-1998), followed by a 2003 interview with novelist and essayist Joan Didion (1934-2021). Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Itamar Moses, playwright and librettist for “The Band’s Visit,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky, recorded January 10, 2021. Itamar Moses has written several plays, including “Yellowjackets,” which was performed in 2008 at Berkeley Rep, and the books for three musicals. He won a Tony Award for “The Band’s Visit,” which plays at SF Broadway’s Golden Gate Theater through February 6, 2021.
Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Links to assorted local theater & book venues Bookwaves Anne Rice died of a stroke on December 11, 2021. This career-ranging interview was recorded on December 2, 2016 at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza in San Francisco, while she was on tour for her latest novel, “Prince … Continued
Stephen Sondheim (1930 – November 26, 2021) in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded in San Francisco, November 6, 2010. This interview has not aired since its original broadcast. Also, review of “The Woman in Black,” the original London production, at ACT’s Strand Theater through January 16, 2022.
Susan Hill, author of the classic ghost story, “The Woman in Black,” which is now a play at ACT’s Strand Theatre, discusses her career as a writer. In an interview from 2011, Hollywood legend Rita Moreno talks about her one-woman show and her work in Hollywood. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
The great Broadway composer lyricist Stephen Sondheim died on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the age of 91. Today’s program starts with a 2011 interview with the Broadway legend, recorded for the second volume of his collection of lyrics, “Look! I Made a Hat.” That’s followed by an interview with Broadway performer Nancy Opel, who is currently in “A Christmas Carol” at the Golden Gate Theatre. The weekly theater review looks at “Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley,” now at Marin Theatre Company. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Jan Morris (1926-2020) was a noted travel writer and historian, and a leading figure in the trans world. This program contains two interviews with Jan Morris, the first from August, 1999 which focuses on her career as a travel writer and historian, and the second from November 2001, recorded during the tour for her book, “Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere.” Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. Produced and introduced by host Richard Wolinsky.
Ralph Steadman, the artist known for his work with Hunter S. Thompson, talks about his career, and the late Robert Jordan, whose series of novels, “The Wheel of Time” has been adapted for television,, discusses his career in an interview from January, 2003. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Venessa Veselka discusses her two novels, “The Great Offshore Grounds” and “Zazen,” both just released in trade paperback, then a 1981 interview with Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) about the origins of Spenser and Hawk, and his views on detective fiction. Weekly Review: My Fair Lady, Lincoln Center Revival, at the Orpheum in San Francisco. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Comic thriller writer Carl Hiaasen discusses his latest novel, “Squeeze Me,” and a 1990 interview with the late mystery author P.D. James (1920-2014). Plus a review of “The Great Khan” at San Francisco Playhouse. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.