Bookwaves/Artwaves – September 14, 2023


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

TheatreWorks Sililcon Valley Artistic Director Giovanna Sardelli discusses the upcoming season as well as an overview of the state of live theatre both in general and at TheatreWorks specifically.
Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021) discusses the second half of his career in this interview recorded in 2012 in his townhouse in New York.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Wayne Wang, director of such films as “Chan is Missing,” “The Joy Luck Club” and “Smoke,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. In this hour-long conversation, the noted filmmaker discusses, in depth, several of his movies, talks about his origins as a director, his work on Hollywood films like “Anywhere But Here,” “Smoke,” and “Maid in Manhattan,” his difficulties filming in China, his view of Chinatown and Chinese families, and much more. Also: A review of “A Chorus Line” at San Francisco Playhouse through September 16, 2023.

From the Probabilities Archive: Two interviews conducted by the late Richard A. Lupoff. Fritz Leiber, noted fantasy and science fiction author, interviewed in the KPFA studios, September 1977. Tony Hillerman, master of detective fiction, interviewed January, 1987 while on tour for his novel “Skinwalkers.” Digitized, remastered and edited by host Richard Wolinsky in August, 2023. Neither interview has has been heard on radio since the initial airings.

Christopher Moore discusses his latest fantasy noir novel, “Razzmatazz,” now out in trade paperback. Lillian Ross (1918-2017), one of the founders of what became known as the New Journalism, talks about her career and journalism in an interview recorded in 2002. Review of “Josephine’s Feast,” at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco through August 20, 2023.Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.