Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014)
Century: An Illustrated History; Waiting
Recorded February 9, 2000 (40 min)
Aired September 9, 2004 (34 min)
'Bookwaves & Cover to Cover Monday'
Monday, December 8
Molly Ivins Fund Drive Special
Thursday, December 4
Steven Pinker, author of A Sense of Style
Monday, December 1
Stephen King. Archive interview from 1979
Thursday, November 27
Martin Cruz Smith, author of Tatiana
Monday, November 24
Kathleen Turner, star of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at Berkeley Rep.
Thursday, November 20
Martin Amis, author of The Zone of Interest
Monday November 17
Cary Elwes, author of As You Wish
Thursday, November 13
Vikram Chandra, author of Geek Sublime.
Monday, November 10
Andrea Martin, two-time Tony Award winner, author of the essay collection, Andrea Martin's Lady Parts
Monday, November 3
Thursday, November 6
Colm Toibin, author of Nora Webster, and playwright of Testament at ACT in San Francisco.
Thursday, October 30
Bookwaves: David Mitchell, author of the novel,
The Bone Clocks.
Monday, October 27
Cover to Cover: Tribute to KPFA host Denny Smithson (1942-2014).
Thursday, October 23
Bookwaves: Gail Sheehy, author of the memoir, Daring: My Passages.
Bookwaves pre-empted on KPFA
October 9th, October 16th.
October 2, 2014
Fund Drive: Richard Flanagan (excerpt)
September 25, 2014
Daniel Alarcon, author of At Night We Walk in Circles. (rebroadcast)
September 22, 2014
Cover to Cover: Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco.
September 18, 2014
Richard Flanagan, author of the novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
September 11, 2014
Richard Powers, author of Orfeo (rebroadcast)
September 10, 2014
Open Book: Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep in Berkeley.
September 4, 2014
Amy Bloom, author of Lucky Us
August 28, 2014
Previously unaired excerpts from 2014:
Alan Furst and Sue Monk Kidd
August 21, 2014
Alan Furst, author of Midnight in Europe
August 14, 2014
Lisa See, author of China Dolls
August 13, 2014
Open Book: 1999 interview with the late film director Paul Mazursky (1930-2014), with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
July 31, 2014
Fund Drive: Seth Rosenfeld, Subversives.
Excerpts from the Q&A session of the KPFA event.
July 24, 2014
Amy Tan, author of The Valley of Amazement
July 17, 2014
Edwidge Danticat, author of Claire of the Sea Light
July 14, 2014
Cover to Cover: Colum McCann
July 10, 2014
Tom Rachman, author of The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
July 9, 2014
Open Book: Bill English, Artistic Director of SF Playhouse.
July 3, 2014
Colson Whitehead, author of The Noble Hustle
June 26, 2014
Mona Simpson, author of Casebook
June 19, 2014
Michael Cunningham, author of The Snow Queen
June 16, 2014
Cover to Cover: Sitting in for Denny Smithson
Archive 1991 interview with George R. R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones. hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
June 12, 2014
Susan Minot, author of Thirty Girls
June 11, 2014
Open Book: Tony Kushner, playwright, The Intellligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, at Berkeley Rep through June 29th (live phone interview).
June 5, 2014
Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker and author of How About Never - Is Never Good for You?
May 29, 2014
Lorrie Moore, author of the collection, Bark.
May 9, 2014
Open Book: One Hour Fund Drive Special
Brian Copeland, playwright and author of Not a Genuine Black Man.
May 8, 2014
One Hour Fund Drive Special
Teju Cole, author of Every Day is for the Thief
May 1, 2014
One Hour Fund Drive Special:
Dinaw Mengestu/Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Helen Oyeyemi, author of Boy Snow Bird
(no extended edit available)
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Dinaw Mengestu, author of All Our Names
Friday, April 11, 2014
Open Book: Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of A.C.T., American Conservatory Theatre in SF.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Edmund White, author of the memoir, Inside a Pearl.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Roddy Doyle, author of the novel, The Guts.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Gary Shteyngart, author of the memoir, Little Failure.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Yiyun Li, author of the novel, Kinder Than Solitude.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Open Book: Jasson Minidakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sean Strub, author of the memoir, Body Counts.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Jehane Noujaim, director; and Karim Amer, producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary, The Square.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Sam Harris, author of Ham: Slices of a Life
Thursday, February 13, 2014
John Schwartz, author of Oddly Normal (one-hour fund drive broadcast)
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Invention of Wings (one-hour fund-drive broadcast).
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Alissa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Richard Powers, author of Orfeo.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Chang Rae Lee, author of On Such a Full Sea
Friday, January 10, 2014
Open Book: John Fisher discusses Rhino's production of Stephen Sondheim's Road Show, and in a 2011 interview, Sondheim himself discusses his career, including this particular musical.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Amy Tan, author of The Valley of Amazement
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) Documentary on the life and career of the great thriller writer, based on archive interviews.
Featured Interviews from 2013
George Packer, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for The Unwinding.
Edwidge Danticat, author of Claire of the Sea Light
Jamie Ford, author of Songs of Willow Frost.
Judy Juanita, author of Virgin Soul
Margaret Atwood, author of the novel Maddaddam.
Michael Paterniti, author of The Telling Room
Helen Thomas (1920-2013) 1998 interview conducted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Joyce Carol Oates, author of The Accursed.
Glenn Frankel, author of The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
Colum McCann, author of Transatlantic
Richard Matheson (1927-2013), author of What Dreams May Come and other novels. Recorded in 1992, hosts: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Americanah.
David Sedaris, author of
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.
Paul Theroux, author of The Last Train to Zona Verde and The Lower River.
Mary Roach, author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal.
Walter Mosley, author of LIttle Green
Gerald Shea, author of Song Without Words (
Aired May 2, 2013
Elizabeth Strout, author of The Burgess Boys
Roger Ebert (1942-2013). 2005 Interview
Manil Suri, author of City of Devi
Cory Doctorow, author of Home Land
Dave Barry, author of Insane City.
Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear. and playwright of Fallaci (50 min)
George Saunders, author of Tenth of December.
Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Amy Wilentz, author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo.
Feastured Interviews from 2012
Sandra Cisneros, author of Have You Seen Marie?
A.M. Homes, author of May We Be Forgiven
Salman Rushdie, author of Joseph Anton
Program aired October 4, 2012.
Ray Bradbury, 1992 interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff
Christopher Hayes, author of Twilight of the Elites.
Garry Marshall, author of the memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood.
Program aired July 12 & 13, 2012
Peter Carey, author of The Chemistry of Tears
Program aired June 28, 2012
Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
Program aired April 19 & May 20, 2012
Katherine Boo, author of beneath the beautiful forevers. Program aired March 22 & May 3, 2012
Hari Kunzru, author of the novel Gods Without Men.
Program aired April 12th & 13th, 2012
William Gibson, author of Distrust That Particular Flavor. Aired February 9, 2012
Alan Hollinghurst, author of The Stranger's Child.
Featured Interviews from 2011
Tony Horwitz, author of Midnight Rising.
Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve
Neal Stephenson, author of REAMDE
Rita Moreno, star of Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup at Berkeley Rep through October 30, 2011
Kurt Vonnegut Archive interview from 1991, hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
Ashley Judd, author of All That is Bitter and Sweet. Abbreviated Fund Drive rebroadcast.
Henning Mankell, author of The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Book.
Jacques d'Amboise, author of I Was a Dancer
Andre Dubus III, author of Townie
Ann Beattie, author of The New Yorker Stories
Colm Toibin, author of The Empty Family
Roseanne Barr, author of Roseanne-archy.
Featured Interviews from 2010
A.S. Byatt, author of The Children's Book
Michael Cunningham, author of By Nightfall.
Nora Ephron, author of I Remember Nothing.
Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood.
Gail Collins, author of When Everything Changed and New York Times Op-Ed columnist. Aired October 21 & 28, 2010
David Mitchell, author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Jane Smiley, author of Private Life
David Grann, author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes.
Ian McEwan, author of the novel Solar
Clark Blaise & Bharati Mukherjee at Pegasus Bookstore in Berkeley, 2011
All Bookwaves shows that can be heard on-line are listed and linked alphabetically.
Amy Bloom, Vikram Chandra, Teju Cole, Brian Copeland, Michael Cunningham, Roddy Doyle, Cary Elwes, Bill English, Richard Flanagan, Alan Furst, Loretta Greco, Sam Harris, Sue Monk Kidd, Stephen King (1979), Tony Kushner, Chang-Rae Lee, Elmore Leonard tribute, Yiyun Li, Lorrie Moore, Bob Mankoff, Andrea Martin, Paul Mazursky (1999), Jasson Minidakis, Susan Minot, David Mitchell, Carey Perloff, Richard Powers, John Schwartz (2012), Lisa See, Gail Sheehy, Mona Simpson, Martin Cruz Smith (2013), Alissa Solomon, Stephen Sondheim (2011), Gary Shteyngart, Tony Taccone, "The Square" director & producer, Amy Tan, Colm Toibin, Kathleen Turner, Edmund White, Colson Whitehead.
Chimananda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcon, Margaret Atwood, Dave Barry, Terry Bisson, Edwidge Danticat, Ed Decker, Cory Doctorow, Emma Donoghue, Roger Ebert (2005), Bill English, Hershey Felder, John Fisher, Jamie Ford, Glenn Frankel, David Gilbert, Mona Golabek, Loretta Greco, Andrew Sean Greer, Oscar Hijuelos (2011), Gish Jen, Judy Juanita, Sam Lipsyte, Alexander Maksik, Richard Matheson (1992), Ayana Mathis, Colum McCann, Walter Mosley, Jasson Minadakis, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Paterniti, Carey Perloff, Mary Roach, Salman Rushdie (2012), Douglas Rushkoff, George Saunders, Will Schwalbe, David Sedaris, Gerald Shea, David Shields, Robin Sloan, Martin Cruz Smith, Elizabeth Strout, Manil Suri, Tony Taccone, Paul Theroux, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jess Walter (2012), Amy Wilentz, Lawrence Wright.
Martin Amis, Shalom Auslander, Katherine Boo, Ray Bradbury (1992), William J. Broad, Ty Burr, Peter Carey, Brian Castner, Catherine Chung, Sandra Cisneros, James Curtis, Junot Diaz, Eve Ensler, Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron (2010), Joshua Foer, Thomas Frank, Nell Freudenberger, William Gibson, Christopher Hayes, Alan Hollinghurst, A.M. Homes, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, Anne Lamott, Laura Lippman, Ben Marcus, Garry Marshall, Tea Obreht, Nick Olivero, Carey Perloff, Lorenzo Pisoni, Anna Quindlen, Ron Rash, Tom Reiss, Salman Rushdie, John Schwartz, Cheryl Strayed, Margaret Talbot, Tony Taccone, Thrity Umrigar, David Vann, Mark Vonnegut, Jess Walter, Edmund White, Don Winslow, Henry Woronicz, Mary Zimmerman
Roseanne Barr, Ann Beattie, Helen Benedict, Cara Black, Clark Blaise, Kenneth Bowser, Mark Childress, Jasmin Darznik, Andre Dubus III, Steve Earle, John Fisher, Joshua Foer, Amitav Ghosh, Loretta Greco, Stephen Greenblatt, Oscar Hijuelos, Tony Horwitz, Ashley Judd, Maxine Hong Kingston, Erik Larson, Richard A. Lupoff, Henning Mankell, Paula McLain, Jasson Minadakis, Rita Moreno, Bharati Mukherjee, Gerald Nachman, Joseph O'Connor, Susan Orlean, Julie Otsuka, Carey Perloff, Arthur Phillips, Janet Reitman, Tom Ross, Salman Rushdie, Lisa See, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Sondheim, Neal Stephenson, Tony Taccone, Colin Thubron, Colm Toibin, Calvin Trillin, David Vann. Kurt Vonnegut (1991), Sarah Vowell.
Dave Barry, Best of Bookwaves, Deborah Blum, A.S. Byatt, Peter Carey, Gail Collins, Justin Cronin, Michael Cunningham, Sarah Dunant, Jennifer Egan, Barry Eisler, Bret Easton Ellis, James Ellroy, Nora Ephron, Jonathan Safran Foer, Alan Furst, William Gibson, Sharon Gless, David Grann, Sam Harris (performer), Adam Haslett, Myrlin A. Hermes, Peter Hessler, Mary Karr, Robert Kelley, Nicole Krauss, Mark Kurlansky, Anne Lamott, Janice Y.K. Lee, Norris Church Mailer, Tom McCarthy, Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Eddie Muller, Audrey Niffenegger, Anna Quindlen, Carey Perloff, Julie Powell, Mary Roach, Indhu Rubasingham, Mark Rucker, Lionel Shriver, Gary Shteyngart, Mona Simpson, Jane Smiley, Stephen Sondheim, Les Waters, Garry Wills, Panel on bookstores & publishing.
Margaret Atwood, Nicholson Baker, Cari Beauchamp, T.C. Boyle, David Carr, Kate Christensen, Ed Decker, E.L. Doctorow, Sarah Dunant, John Fisher, Glen David Gold, Adam Gopnik, Amy Goodman & David Goodman, David Grann, Allegra Huston, Steven Johnson, John Irving, Tracy Kidder, John Lescroart, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Lewis (2006), Yiyun Li, Colum McCann, Nicholas Meyer, Lorrie Moore, Walter Mosley, Azar Nafisi, Sharon Ott, George Pelecanos, Carey Perloff, Francine Prose, Sherri Reynolds, Richard Russo, Lisa See, Neil Sheehan, Jerry Stahl, Jonathan Tropper, Thrity Umrigar, John Updike (2006), Abraham Verghese, Norah Vincent, Colson Whitehead, John Wray
Paul Auster, Stefan Merrill Block, Augusten Burroughs, Ian Buruma, Peter Carey, Vikram Chandra, Sloane Crossley, Louise Erdrich, John Fisher, Karen Joy Fowler, Thomas Frank, Andrew Sean Greer, David Guterson, Jennifer Haigh, Scott Heim, Aleksander Hemon, Tony Hillerman (2002), Ha Jin, Janis Ian, Stefan Kanfer, Hanif Kureishi, Dennis Lehane, Annie Leibovitz, Anthony Lewis, Delroy LIndo, Norman MailerTribute, James McBride, Sue Miller, Stewart O'Nan, Joseph O'Neill, Ann Packer, Richard Preston, Richard Price, David Rieff, Salman Rushdie, Mary Doria Russell, John Burnham Schwartz, David Sedaris, David Shields, Tony Taccone, Paul Theroux. David Thomson
Kim Addonizio, Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, Steven Bach, John Banville, Elizabeth Berg, Amy Bloom, Bill Bradley, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Joe Conason, Edwidge Danticat, Eugene Drucker, Barry Eisler, Nathan Englander, Steve Erickson, Sebastian Faulks, Charles Frazier, William Gibson, David Halberstam (1994), Robert Harris, Jim Harrison, A.M.. Homes, Nalo Hopkinson, Nancy Horan, Nick Hornby, Molly Ivins (2003), Elizabeth Kolbert, Paul Krugman, Armistead Maupin, Colum McCann, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Ondaatje, Orhan Pamuk, Ann Patchett, Francine Prose, Nicky Silver, Scott Smith, Susan Sontag (2000), Judith Stone, Robert Stone, Jeffrey Toobin, Bruce Wagner, Alison Weir, Marianne Wiggins, Douglas Wolk.
Monica Ali, Julian Barnes, John Baxter, John W. Dean, Elizabeth Dewberry, Jennifer Egan, Katrina Firlik, Tim Flannery, Alan Furst, Alan Hollinghurst, Patricia Holt, Tony Kushner, George Lakoff, Anne Lamott, David Leavitt, Annie Leibovitz, Michael Lewis, Gayle Lynds, Stephen McCauley, Jay McInerney, Mark Crispin Miller, Cynthia Ozick, Thomas Perry, Frank Rich, Lisa See, Zadie Smith, Dana Spiotta, George Stevens Jr., Gay Talese, Michael Tolkin, John Updike, Sarah Vowell, Gore Vidal, Edmund White, Colson Whitehead, Michael York
John Berendt, David Bezmozgis, Russell Banks, Robert Olen Butler, Margaret Cho, Susanna Clarke, Michael Cunningham, Francine du Plessix Gray, Bret Easton Ellis, Roger Ebert, Umberto Eco, Nicholas Evans, John Falk, Jonathan Safran Foer, Thomas Frank, Adam Gopnik, Steven Greenblatt, Jonathan Harr, Rupert Holmes, Diane Johnson, Gerard Jones, Neil Jordan, Anne Lamott, Peter Lefcourt, Vyvyanne Loh, Chris Mooney, Martin Moran, Kem Nunn, Amos Oz, George Pendle, David Plotz, David Rakoff, Marilynne Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Mary Doria Russell, Bart Schneider, Martin Cruz Smith, Amy Tan, David Thomson, Mychael Urban, John Vaillant, William T. Vollman.
Chris Abani, Diane Ackerman, Ken Auletta, Peter Biskind, Augusten Burroughs, Donald Currie, E. L. Doctorow, Maureen Dowd, Firoozeh Dumas, Sarah Dunant, Nerrudin Farah, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew Sean Greer, Kent Haruf, Daniel Hecht, Ursula Hegi, Edward P. Jones, Faye & Jonathan Kellerman, Gayle Lynds, Barry Lopez, Walter Mosley, Garth Nix, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Richard Price, Mary Roach, Frank M. Robinson, Jerry Stahl, Jeff Stetson, Paul Theroux.
Margaret Atwood, James Carroll, Richard Chamberlain, Joan Didion, Louise Erdrich, Arthur Gelb, Molly Ivins, Diane Johnson, Fenton Johnson, Erica Jong, Lauren Kessler, Anne Lamott, Dennis Lehane, Barry Levinson, Robert McNeil, John Murray, Edna O'Brien, Suzan-Lori Parks, Arthur Phillips, Annie Proulx, Dan Savage, Richard Schickel, Alexander McCall Smith, Bruce Sterling, Robert Stone, Garry Wills.
Terrence McNally, Molly Ivins,: Barry Levinson, Richard Chamberlain, Dennis Lehane, Margaret Atwood, Erica Jong, Michael Ondaatje, Erik Larson, Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Jeffrey Eugenides,
Mart Crowley, Anne Lamott, Salman Rushdie, Carol Channing, Ann Patchett.