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.

This program features two recent interviews that resonate with the week’s protests and with the push toward fascism in Washington. Tayari Jones, author of “An American Marriage,” about an African American family torn apart by a false accusation and incarceration, talks about her work and her life. Theatre director Frank Galati discusses “Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco, a parable about the rise of fascism, which played at ACT last June. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

A program in solidarity with protestors for social justice, and with the fight against fascism in America and overseas. First, Erik Larson looks at the rise of fascism in Germany in his book, “In The Garden of Beasts,” recorded in 2011, and the resonance with America today is uncanny. And then, an interview with the Oscar winning screenwriter and acclaimed African American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, recorded in 2014, discussing two of his plays, along with his career. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.