A special KPFA 71st Birthday edition featuring two popular programs from the recent past. A documentary tribute to E. L. Doctorow, based on two Bookwaves interviews; 1089 interview with Margaret Atwood about “Cat’s Eye” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
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.
Bookwaves: John Lanchester is interviewed about his latest novel, “The Wall,” just out in trade paperback, by host Richard Wolinsky.
ArtWaves: Mary Higgins Clark (1927-2020) died January 31, 2020 at the age of 92. Best-selling author of 51 novels, many of which were adapted into theatrical and made-for-television films, she was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff on May 24, 1989 in San Francisco. From the Probabilities archive.
Colum McCann, whose latest book is “Apeirogon,” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky, followed by a 2004 interview with playwright Terrence McNally, who died on March 24, 2020 at the age of 81.
Bookwaves: Lisa See discusses her latest novel, “Island of Sea Women,” now out in trade paperback, with host Richard Wolinsky.
Arts-Waves: Clive Cussler (1931-2020) The best-selling author of the Dirk Pitt series, and several other adventure novels, died at the age of 88 on Feb. 24, 2020. This interview was recorded in 1994 on the publication of his novel, “Inca Gold” for the Probabilities radio series, he is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Lidia Yuknavitch, whose latest collection of stories, “Verge,” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.
Artwaves: Sondheim at 90. Richard Wolinsky interviews composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, recorded 2011 in New York.
Salman Rushdie discusses his latest novel, “Quichotte” in the Bookwaves portion of the program. Then playwright Ricardo Perez Gonzales discusses his latest work, “Don’t Eat The Mangos” now playing at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Also: Review of “Gloria” at ACT Strand Theatre.