Stephen Greenblatt, whose latest book is “The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve,” winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction for “The Swerve,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. “The Rise and Fall” chronicles the story of one of the most enduring myths of modern civilization and the effect of its original interpretations. Stephen Greenblatt dissects many of them in his book, and in this interview.

Salman Rushdie, whose latest novel is “The Golden House,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. The author of “The Satanic Verses” and several other novels, discusses his latest work of fiction, which focuses on a wealthy Indian family living in New York, and concerns such topics as the relationship of wealth to criminal enterprises in New York and Bombay (Mumbai), the world of the artist in New York,

Joseph Kanon, author of the spy thriller, “Defectors,” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. One of the leading spy novelists writing today, Joseph Kanon began his career as an editor at a major publishing house. His novel “The Good German” became a successful film. “Defectors” tells the story of American defectors living in Russia during the height of the Cold War.

Tom Perrotta, whose latest novel is “Mrs. Fletcher,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. The author of several best-sellers, Tom Perrotta is perhaps best known these days as the author of the novel “The Leftovers,” and one of the writers of the highly praised HBO show of the same name. He is also the author of other novels, including “Election” and “Little Children,” both of which became Oscar-nominated films. In this broad-ranging interview, he talks in depth about his newest novel, which deals with the problems of a divorced mother faced with empty-nest syndrome,

Hari Kunzru, whose latest novel is “White Tears,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. The author of several novels dealing with race and music, Hari Kunzru uses techniques of magic realism and fantasy to explore critical issues of our time. Born in London in 1969 of an Indian father and Englsh mother, he grew up in the suburb of Essex and went to university in Oxford and Warwick. He later worked as a travel journalist before turning to fiction.