Bookwaves/Artwaves – September 24, 2020

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.

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Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Links to announced on-line and streaming local theatre & book events   Bookwaves Gail Sheehy, one of America’s most distinguished journalists, known for her incisive profiles in the New Yorker and other magazines, died on August 24, 2020 of complications from pneumonia, possibly brought on by Covid-19. … Continued


The full hour is devoted to an interview with Roger Kahn, who died on February 6, 2020 at the age of 92, one of the icons in the world of baseball writing. In this 70-minute interview recorded on October 13, 1993, he discusses racism in baseball, his friendship with Jackie Robinson, the glory days of baseball in New York in the 1950s, and several other topics, and reads excerpts from his writing. He was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. At the top of the hour, announcements of bookstore and theatre digital events.


Book and theatre on-line announcements, followed by: Bookwaves, an interview with the late Tony Horwitz about his last work, “Spying on the South,” which was released in trade paperback this past spring. ArtWaves: An interview with Mavis Gallant (1922-2014), legendary New Yorker short story writer, recorded in 1993 while she was on tour for her collection, “Across The Bridge.” Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Links to announced on-line events below program description   Bookwaves Dave Eggers discusses his novel, “The Parade” with host Richard Wolinsky. The author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, Dave Eggers is best known for the memoir “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” a finalist for … Continued


Erik Larson discusses his new book of narrative non-fiction, “The Splendid and the Vile,” about Churchill’s first year in office, May 1940-May 1941, which coincided almost to the day with the beginning and the end of the Blitz, the German air campaign that bombed English cities on an almost nightly basis. Recorded July 9, 2020. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Also, on an abbreviated Arts-Waves, an excerpt from a 1998 interview with Gore Vidal in which he discusses his work in film, theatre and television.


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.