Bookwaves/Artwaves – October 21, 2021


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

Masters of Science Fiction: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) and Ray Bradbury (1920-2012). These two giants were interviewed for KPFA’s “Probabilities” program, Asimov in 1983 by Richard Wolinsky and Bradbury in 1992 by Richard A. Lupoff and Richard Wolinsky. The Isaac Asimov interview has not been heard in nearly forty years. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Film director Jack Arnold (1916-1992), best known for his science fiction movies of the 1950s including It Came From Outer Space, Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Incredible Shrinking Man, interviewed in 1980 by the Probabilties crew (Richard A. Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson & Richard Wolinsky). The interview has not been heard in nearly forty years. Produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

The program starts with an interview with Sean San Jose, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco; then a theatre review (“The Song of Summer” at SF Playhouse), and finally excerpts from a 2011 interview with the late Tony Horwitz about his book, “Midnight Rising” which dealt in detail with John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Mystery and thriller writer Tess Gerritsen is the subject of this hour-long exploration of her work, beginning with excerpts from a 2004 interview focusing on how she became a writer, and the development of the Rizzoli & Isles series of books, then continues with a June, 2021 interview about her latest novel, “Choose Me,” co-authored with Gary Braver, which takes a look at the #metoo movement. She also discusses her feelings about Black Lives matter, the pandemic, and her projects in television and film. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.