Bookwaves on Cover to Cover – March 2, 2017

Bookwaves on Cover to Cover

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. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

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Matthew Montfort: Cover to Cover Theme Music

The theme music for all the Cover to Cover shows is excerpted from the the track “Amber” , which is available on iTunes and the like under the name of its composer/performer, Matthew Montfort. On CD and cassette, it was released by Narada Records on two guitar samplers: Guitar Works and Narada Guitar. They are … Continued


Bookwaves – January 26, 2017: Robert Olen Butler

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Robert Olen Butler, author of the novel “Perfume River,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Robert Olen Butler is the author of several novels and short story collections. His collection, “A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain” won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, his best-known works focus on the legacy of Vietnam, either looking at the war itself or on its aftermath in Vietnam and in America.


Bookwaves – January 19, 2017: Margot Livesey

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Margot Livesey discusses her latest novel, “Mercury,” with host Richard Wolinsky. Margot Livesey is known for writing literary psychological thrillers. Born and raised in Britain, she’s lived in the United States for several years, and “Mercury,” a tale of obsession and misunderstanding, is her first set in America. In this interview, she talks about writing the … Continued


Bookwaves – Jan. 12, 2017: Bill Irwin

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Bill Irwin, creator and performer of “On Beckett,” at A.C.T.’s Strand Theatre through January 22, 2017, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Bill Irwin is a Tony Award winning actor and performer, known for his work n Samuel Beckett plays. His day job consists of roles in multiple television series, most notably Sesame Street and the upcoming Legion.


Bookwaves – January 5, 2017: Rabih Alameddine

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abih Alameddine, author of “The Angel of History” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Born in Kuwait and now living in San Francisco and Beirut, Rabih Alameddine is the atuhor of several novels, including “The Hakawati” and “An Unnecessary Woman.” His latest novel deals with memory and forgetting, as a poet remembers his lover and others who died of AIDS during the ’80s in the context of both the real world and a fantasy dialogue between Satan and Death.


Bookwaves – Dec. 29, 2016: Anne Rice Part Two

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Anne Rice discusses her latest novel, “Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis” along with her entire career as a novelist with host Richard Wolinsky. Second of two parts; The first part aired Monday on Arts-Waves. Anne Rice achieved success in 1976 with her novel “Interview with the Vampire,” which spawned a series of novels titled “The Vampire Chronicles” and became a world-wide phenomenon. Along the way, she also wrote several other novels including the Mayfair Witches trilogy, Cry to Heaven, a series of books under pseudonyms, and the screenplay for “Interview with the Vampire” was turned into a successful film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.


Bookwaves – December 22, 2016: Jonathan Safran Foer

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Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the novel “Here I Am” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. In his latest novel, the author of “Everything is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” focuses on the question of what it means to be a secular Jew in America today in the story of an American family on the verge of crisis, set against the backdrop of turmoil in the Middle East. In this wide-ranging interview, he talks about the characters in his book, why he chose its various elements, and how he relates his own life and ideas to those in his book. “Here I Am” was named as one of the 100 notable books of 2016 by the New York Times.


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