Bookwaves/Artwaves – November 17, 2022

Bookwaves/Artwaves

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

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Richard Powers returns to talk about his latest novel, “Bewilderment,” just out in trade paperback, and about his life during the pandemic, followed by an interview with Bay Area/bicoastal playwright and actor Lisa Ramirez, discussing her career in this second of a two-part interview. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Jesse Green, New York Times theatre critic, discusses his book, “Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers,” co-written by Mary Rodgers as well as some of his views and ideas about criticism, followed by a newly digitized and edited September 1987 Probabilities archive interview co-hosted by the late Richard A. Lupoff, with horror and fantasy author Clive Barker, discussing the nature of horror fiction, as well as his career as a writer and director (“Hellraiser”) to that point. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Links to assorted local theater & book venues   Bookwaves Vauhini Vara, author of the novel,  “The Immortal King Rao,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. Recorded via zencastr September 8, 2022. Vauhini Vara studied at the Iowa Writers Workshop, worked as tech reporter at The Wall … Continued


Peter Straub and Stephen King. Peter Straub (1943-2022), who died on September 4, 2022, was a master of the horror genre. His best known novels include Ghost Story, Hellfire Club and with Stephen King, The Talisman. This interview with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff was recorded in 1993. Stephen King was near the start of his long and prolific career in this interview from September, 1979 with Richard Wolinsky and Lawrence Davidson as he discusses the start to his career and his feelings about horror at the time. Plus: Review of the touring company of “Moulin Rouge: The Musical” at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francsico.


Roz Chast, legendary New Yorker cartoonist, discusses her career and her book “Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York,” recorded October 26, 2017, followed by an interview with Roz Chast and Patricia Marx about their book, “Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother’s Suggestions,” recorded April 8, 2019. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Mary Roach discusses her latest book, just out in trade paperback, “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law,” which delves not only into animals burglarizing homes, trees murdering people, and so on, but also how climate change affects animal behavior. Then, a 1993 interview with novelist Stuart Woods, who died at the age of 84 on July 22, 2022. This interview has not been aired in nearly thirty years. Also: Review of the new musical “Goddess,” at Berkeley Rep through September 25th. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Joyce Carol Oates discusses her masterpiece, “Blonde,” and her career in this interview from 2000 that hasn’t been aired in two decades. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. Then, Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company discusses the upcoming 2022-2034 season. The weekly theatre review: “Oklahoma!” at the Golden Gate Theater. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Tribute to Salman Rushdie: In an interview recorded in September, 2019, Salman Rushdie discusses his latest novel to date, “Quichotte,”
This is followed by an interview with pianist/performer Hershey Felder talking about “Chopin in Paris,” which plays at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts through September 11, 2022.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Paul Rudnick, author of the novel “Playing the Palace,” and the teleplay for the HBO film “Coastal Elites,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. Playwright, screenwriter and novelist Paul Rudnick’s latest novel, “Playing the Palace,” is the story of a gay man living in New York who falls in love with a gay Prince of Wales, and what ensues. Also: Review of “Follies” by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim, at San Francisco Playhouse through September 10, 2022.