Bookwaves 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.  Leading authors interviewed have included Peter Carey, Margaret Atwood, Gore Vidal, James Ellroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Norman Mailer, Salman Rushdie, E.L. Doctorow, and many others.

Richard Wolinsky

1005548_10208494692070216_3272881840088223220_nRichard Wolinsky’s interviews have been published in numerous venues, including theSan Francisco Bay Guardian, Heavy Metal magazine, and Mystery Scene Magazine, and such books as Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King, The Louis L’Amour Companion, and Macabre II: Stephen King & Clive Barker. “Bookwaves” is now syndicated through Pacifica’s Audioport website and can be heard on several stations across the country.

Born and raised in New York City with a BA (Philosophy) from SUNY Binghamton and an MA (Philosophy) from the New School for Social Research, NYC, Richard moved to the Bay Area in 1975 and began volunteering at KPFA in May, 1976. From November 1978 through September 1992, Richard Wolinsky was editor/chief writer of the KPFA-FM (Berkeley) publication Folio, the flagship program guide of the Pacifica radio network. Since that time, he has served as free-lance writer and editor , marketing consultant, website coordinator, and elections specialist

The website features extended versions of most interviews. An alphabetical index of authors dating back to 2001 contains podcasts of hundreds or programs. You can also find Richard’s podcasts at KPFA’s Area 941 Radio Wolinsky.

Contact Richard Wolinsky at [email protected]