David Sedaris, whose latest collection of essays is titled “Happy Go Lucky,” just out in trade paperback, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Recorded June 9, 2022 at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California. David Sedaris is author of thirteen books, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, A Carnival of Snackery, The Best of Me, Calypso, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and others. He has been a commentator on NPR and CBS. Also: A review of “The Wizard of Oz” at ACT’s Toni Rembe Theatre through June 25, 2023.

Recently digitized archive interviews:
Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007). co-author of The Illuminati Trilogy, author of “Cosmic Trigger” and other books. Recorded February, 1983. Interviewer: Richard Wolinsky.
Fay Weldon (1931-2023), discussing her books and ideas while on tour for her novels “Darcy’s Utopia” and “Life Force,” Recorded January, 1992. Interviewers: Richard A. Lupoff and Richard Wolinsky.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Martin Amis (1949-2023), Booker Prize winning novelist and essayist, who died on May 19, 2023, in conversation with Richard Woilnsky for “London Fields” November, 1991 (first of five interviews with Richard Wolinsky).
Bill English, Artistic Director of San Francisco Playhouse, talks about the current and upcoming season.
Review: “Let The Right One In” at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre through June 25, 2023.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Philip K. Dick. The KPFA Memorial program dedicated to the life of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), produced by Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff and Lawrence Davidson, originally aired in the spring of 1982, digitized and edited in 2023. Also: An excerpt from a 2014 interview with spy novelist Alan Furst, recorded while he was on tour for his novel, “Midnight in Europe.” Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Don Winslow discusses his latest novel, “City of Dreams,” a sequel to “City on Fire,” and the second book of a noir trilogy using the plot of the Trojan War and its aftermath. He also discusses his political anti-MAGA work on Twitter. Then we hear from Norah Piehl, the Director of Literary Programs at the Bay Area Book Festival, which occurs in Berkeley the weekend of May 6-7, 2023. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Gemma Whelan discusses her novel, “Painting in the Dark,” which takes place in Ireland and Northern California in the early 1980s. Then, a 2004 interview with Russell Banks (1940-2023) discussing his novel “The Darling,” an interview not heard in nearly two decades. The weekly theatre review looks at “English” now at Berkeley Rep, and “Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone 2” now at ACT’s Strand Theatre. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

1.. Noted biographer Donald Spoto (1941-February 11, 2023) discusses the art of biography and the role of fame in this interview recorded in 1997 while he was on tour for “Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman.” 2. Justine Bateman discusses her book, “Fame, the Hijacking of Reality, recorded October 27, 2018. Justine Bateman is known for her role as Mallory on classic TV show “Family Ties” and was writer/director of the 2021 release, “Violet.” 3. Review of “Triumph of Love” at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage through April 23.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Part One: Rebecca Makkai, author of the new novel, “I Have Some Questions For You,” discusses her work in depth with host Richard Wolinsky.
Part Two: John Sayles, filmmaker and author of “Jaimie McGillivray, The Renegade’s Journey” discusses his work as a director and screenwriter in the second of a two-part interview.
Part Three: Review of “Merrily We Roll Along” at 42nd Street Moon Gateway Theater through April 9th.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.