A.S. Byatt (1936-November 18, 2023), in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky on ​​​​​January 27, 2003 while on tour for the novel, “A Whistling Woman. Winner of the 1990 Booker Prize for her novel “Possession,” and for her two-novella collection, “Angels and Insects,” A.S. Byatt was one of Britain’s most celebrated authors.
Theatre Reviews: Guys and Dolls at SF Playhouse; Harry Clarke at Berkeley Rep.

Jan Morris (1926-2020) was a noted travel writer and historian, and a leading figure in the trans world. This program contains two interviews with Jan Morris, the first from August, 1999 which focuses on her career as a travel writer and historian, and the second from November 2001, recorded during the tour for her book, “Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere.” Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. Produced and introduced by host Richard Wolinsky.
Also: Review of “1984” a new adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan of the novel by George Orwell, at Aurora Theatre Company through December 10, 2023.

Tim O’Brien, whose latest novel is a contemporary satire, “America Fantastica,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky, recorded at Book Passage on November 6, 2023. The author of ten previous novels, winner of the National Book Award in 1978 for “Going After Cacciato,” and acclaimed for his linked collection of stories about the Vietnam War, “The Things They Carried”. Also: Review of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage in Berkeley through December 30, 2023.

Nobel Prize winning novelist and screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro, interviewed October, 2000 while on tour for his novel, “When We Were Orphans.” Part two of an interview with Mick Herron, author of the Slough House series of spy novels, about his latest novel, “The Secret Hours.” Review of “Bulrusher” at Berkeley Rep Peets Theatre through December 3, 2023.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Mick Herron, author of the Slough House series of spy novels (“Slow Horses”) discusses his latest novel, a stand alone in the same world as his series, “The Secret Hours” and his career.
Vauhini Vara, author of the novel “The Immortal King Rao,” a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize and now out in trade paperback, talks about her career and about reporting on the digital world.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Heather Cox Richardson discusses her latest book, “Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America” and recent political issues with host Richard Wolinsky. Heather Cox Richardson is the author of “How the South Won the Civil War” and the popular newsletter, “Letters from an American” available on Facebook or Substack. Also; Review of “Nollywood Dreams” at San Francisco Playhouse thru November 4, 2023.