Selected Alphabetical Archive A to L

A selected alphabetical archive of Bookwaves interviews. All interviews conducted by Richard Wolinsky unless otherwise noted. Interviews as heard on KPFA are 28-29 minutes and link to the author's name; extended edits are noted and timed. All links should be working.

Bookwaves
A Radio Program About Books

Chris Abani  Graceland
Aired April 8, 2004  

Diane Ackerman   An Alchemy of Mind
Aired September 2, 2004  

Lysney Addario   It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
Aired April 2, 2015    Extended 45-minute web edit

Kim Addonizio
2007 Interview   Little Beauties, My Dreams Out In The Street
     Aired August 23, 2007 
2016 Interview   Bukowski in a Sundress, Mortal Trash, Palace of Illusions
Aired August 18, 2016

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie    Americanah.   
Aired July 11, 2013  Extended 35-minute web edit

Ayad Akhtar  Disgraced, The Invisible Hand, playwright
Aired November 26, 2015  Extended 38-minute web edit

Daniel Alarcon    At Night We Walk in Circles.
Aired December 5, 2013

Elizabeth Alexander  The Light of the World
Aired June 4, 2015  Extended 32-minute web edit

Robert Alexander The Kitchen Boy
Aired June 5, 2003 
Robert Alexander is the pen name of R.D. Zimmerman

Monica Ali  Brick Lane, Alentejo Blue
Aired September 7, 2006: extended 34-minute edit   

Isabel Allende  City of the Beasts
Aired December 19, 2002 

Martin Amis 
2007 Interview  House of MeetingsKoba the Dread     Aired March 15, 2007: Extended 32-minute edit
2012 Interview    Lionel Asbo: State of England. 
     Aired October 25, 2012.  Extended 41-minute web edit
2014 Interview    The Zone of Interest
Aired November 20, 2014   Extended 33-minute web edit

Margaret Atwood
2007 Interview  Moral Disorder, The Penelopiad, Writing with Intent
Aired January 11, 2007: extended 33-minute edit
2009 Interview  The Year of the Flood
Aired October 15, 2009  extended 40-minute web edit
2013 Interview   Maddaddam.
Aired October 17, 2013  extended 34-minute web edit

Ken Auletta  Back Story, Media Critic for The New Yorker
Aired March 4, 2004  

Shalom Auslander   Hope: A Tragedy, Foreskin's Lament.
Aired March 1, 2012   Extended 40-minute web edit

Paul Auster
2002 Interview  The Book of Illusions, Timbuktu
Aired November 21, 2002  
2008 Interview   Man in the Dark, Travels in the Scriptorium
Aired October 16, 2008: extended 37-minute edit  

Steven Bach   Leni: The Life and Times of Leni Riefenstahl
Aired May 31, 2007: extended 42-minute edit  

Nicholson Baker  The Anthologist, Human Smoke
Aired October 1, 2009: extended 39-minute edit 

J. G. Ballard  The Day of Creation, Empire of the Sun
Recorded May 8, 1988. 
Interviewers: Richard A. Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson, Richard Wolinsky
Digitized, remastered, re-edited by Richard Wolinsky, 2016
Aired April 25, 2016

Russell Banks  The Darling
Aired January 27, 2005: extended 35-minute edit  
    
John Banville   Christine Falls (as Benjamin Black), The Sea
Aired April 19, 2007:  extended 46-minute edit
    
Julian Barnes   Arthur and George
Aired March 9, 2006: extended 33-minute edit

Roseanne Barr   Roseanne-archy
Aired January 20, 2011.  extended 40-minute edit

Dave Barry
2010 Interview  I'll Mature When I'm Dead
Aired June 17, 2010. extended 45- minute edit
2013 Interview   Insane City.
Aired March 14, 2013  extended 33-minute web edit.
Dave Barry Page/Bookwaves

Bay Area Theatre Artistic Director Interviews
Archived by Air Date
Archived by Theatre Company

Ann Beattie   The New Yorker Stories
Aired March 17, 2011   Extended 40-minute web edit

Cari Beauchamp  Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years
Aired May 14, 2009   Extended 40-minute Web Edit

Helen Benedict  Sand Queen.
Aired October 20, 2011   Extended 45-minute web edit
Bookwaves/Helen Benedict page

John Berendt  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, 
City of Falling Angels
Aired November 5, 2005: 41-minute extended edit

Elizabeth Berg    Dream When You're Feeling Blue
Aired June 28, 2007: extended 40 minute edit

Peter Biskind  Down and Dirty Pictures
Aired March 11, 2004: extended 36-minute edit

Terry Bisson    Any Day Now
Aired January 17, 2013   Extended 40-minute web edit

Cara Black   Murder in Passy
Aired June 30, 2011  Extended 31-minute web edit

Clark Blaise  The Meagre Tarmac
Aired November 24, 2011 (with Bharati Mukherjee)  Extended  42-minute web edit (incomplete)

Richard Blanco    The Prince of Los Cacuyos
Aired January 15, 2015   Extended 43-minute web edit

Stefan Merrill Block  The Story of Forgetting
Aired May 29, 2008

Amy Bloom
2007 Interview   Away, Normal
     Aired October 11, 2007   Extended 32-minute Web Edit
2014 Interview    Lucky Us
     Aired September 4, 2014   Extended 36 minute web edit

Deborah Blum  The Poisoner's Handbook
Aired March 11, 2010  Extended 36-minute Web Edit

Katherine Boo   behind the beautiful forevers  
Aired March 22, 2012   Extended 42-minute web edit

Kenneth Bowser  director, Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune.
Aired March 25, 2011  Extended 35-minute web edit

TC Boyle   The Women
Aired March 12, 2009  Extended 38-minute Web Edit

Ray Bradbury   The Martian Chronicles, Farenheit 451, Dandelion Wine
1992 interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff
Re-edited interview aired August 5, 2012 .  Extended 35-minute web edit
Aired September 20, 2012

Bill Bradley The New American Story
Aired April 26, 2006: extended 43-minute edit

Christopher Bram   Eminent Outlaws, Father of Frankenstein 
Aired April 26, 2012   Extended 40-minute web edit

Jamie Brickhouse  Dangerous When Wet
Aired June 23, 2016

William J. Broad   The Science of Yoga, New York Times Science Reporter
Aired April 5, 2012   Extended 51-minute web edit

Ty Burr   Gods Like Us.
Aired Thursday, November 22, 2012    Extended 44 minute web edit

Augusten Burroughs
2008 Interview  A Wolf at the Table
     Aired June 5, 2008
2004 Interview  Running with Scissors, Magical Thinking
     Aired December 9, 2004: extended 33 minute edit

Ian Buruma
2006 Interview  Conversations with John Schlesinger, Occidentalism, The
Missionary and the Libertine
Aired August 17, 2006: extended 33 minute edit
2008 Interview  The China Lover, Occidentalism
Aired November 6, 2008  Extended 37-minute Web Edit

A.S. Byatt   The Children's Book
Aired December 23, 2010
Extended 37-minute Web Edit
Additional 10-minute segment on World War I & modern politics.

Peter Carey  His Illegal Self, Theft, My Life as a Fake, Parrot & Olivier in America, The        Chemistry of Tears
2012 Interview: Aired June 28, 2012 (also extended 34 minute web edit), 
2010 Interview: Aired June 10, 2010, rebroadcast December 20, 2010
(also extended 40-minute web edit)     
2008 Interview: Aired March 13, 2008  (also extended 37-minute web edit)
2001 Interview. Aired April 26, 2001  The True History of the Kelly Gang
1998 Interview. Aired March 26, 1998  Jack Maggs, Oscar and Lucinda
All interviews on Peter Carey page

David Carr   The Night of the GunAired July 9, 2009  2015 revised edit  Extended 40-minute Web Edit

Brian Castner   The Long Walk
Aired September 27, 2012  (abbreviated fund-drive program)
Extended 44-minute web edit

Michael Chabon  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Aired December, 2000  (interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff)

Richard Chamberlain  Shattered Love 
Aired August 28, 2003 

Vikram Chandra 
2008 Interview  Sacred Games
     Aired April 24, 2008  extended 42-minute web edit
2014 Interview   Geek Sublime.
Aired November 13, 2014  extended 38-minute web edit

Rajiv Chandrasekaran  Imperial Life in the Emerald City
Aired May 10, 2007  

Carol Channing  (unedited, one hour)  Just Lucky I Guess
Aired November 24, 2005 The only way to get the full effect of Ms. Channing is to listen to the unedited interview, flubs and all.

Mark Childress  Georgia Bottoms
Aired July 28, 2011   Extended 32-minute web edit

Margaret Cho I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight 
Aired November 24, 2005: extended 33-minute web edit

Michael Crichton  Jurassic Park, Westworld, The Andromeda Strain
Aired December 21, 2015. 33-minute web edit, original program. 
Recorded Dec 5, 1990. Co-hosted by Richard A. Lupoff.

Kate Christensen   Trouble
Aired August 6, 2009  31-minute extended web edit

Catherine Chung   Forgotten Country
Aired July 19, 2012   31-minute extended web edit

Sandra Cisneros    Have You Seen Marie?
Aired November 29, 2012    Extended 46 minute web edit

Susanna Clarke  Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. 
Aired December 22, 2005

Harlan Coben  Fool Me Once, Tell No One
Aired April 21, 2016  Extended 43 minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Teju Cole   Every Day is for the Thief
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 35-minute interview
Aired May 8, 2014; rebroadcast May 4, 2015

Gail Collins  (61-minute complete interview)   When Everything Changed
Part One: Aired October 21, 2010: about the book. Rebroadcast  Sept. 1, 2011
Part Two: Aired October 28, 2010: about politics & The New York Times

Joe Conason   It Can Happen Here
Aired March 29, 2007: extended 43-minute edit

Michael Connolly  City of Bones
Aired June 6, 2002

Barbara Cook  Then & Now, Broadway and cabaret performer
Aired July 7, 2016  Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Justin Cronin
2010 Interview   The Passage
     Aired August 12, 2010  Extended 42-minute web edit
2016 Interview  The Twelve, The City of Mirrors
     Aired August 11, 2016  Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Sloane Crossley   I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Aired June 12, 2008  extended 35-minute web edit

Mart Crowley  The Boys in the Band, The Men from the Boys
Aired November 14, 2002: extended 48-minute edit

Michael Cunningham
2005 Interview  Specimen Days, The Hours
     Aired July 21, 2005: extended 39-minute edit
2010 interview  By Nightfall.
     Aired December 16, 2010  Extended 31-minute web edit
2014 Interview   The Snow Queen
     Aired June 19, 2014    Extended 34-minute web edit

Donald Currie  Sex and Mayhem
Aired September 23, 2004

James Curtis  Spencer Tracy: A Biography
Aired January 12, 2012   Extended 43-minute web edit

Jacques d'Amboise   I Was a Dancer
Aired April 28, 2011; Portions aired September 8, 2011   
Complete 45-minute web edit

Edwidge Danticat
2007 Interview   Brother I'm Dying
     Aired December 6, 2007: extended 40-minute edit
2013 Interview   Claire of the Sea Light
     Aired November 14, 2013  Extended 33-minute web edit

Jasmin Darznik The Good Daughter
Aired March 24, 2011   Extended 38-minute web edit

Carolina de Robertis  The Gods of Tango, Perla
Aired August 6, 2015  Extended 37-minute web edit

John W. Dean (complete interview) Conservatives Without Conscience
Part One. Aired September 28, 2006
Part Two. Aired October 5, 2006

Don DeLillo  Underworld, White Noise, Cosmopolis
Aired May 15, 2003 
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Elizabeth Dewberry  His Lovely Wife
Aired August 31, 2006

Junot Diaz  This Is How You Lose Her., The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 
Aired October 18, 2012, portion rebroadcast December 5, 2012
Extended 35-minute web edit

Ivan Doig  Heart Earth, noted writer of the American West
Recorded Oct. 28, 1993. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
Aired July 13, 2015

Emma Donoghue    Astray,  Room
Aired January 10, 2013   Extended 42-minute web edit

Cory Doctorow    Home Land, Little Brother
Aired March 21, 2013   Extended 41-minute web edit

E.L. Doctorow 
2004 Interview  Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, Sweet Land Stories
     Aired June 17, 2005
2009 Interview  Homer & Langley
     Aired November 12, 2009  extended 38 minute web edit
2014 Documentary Tribute
     Aired July 23, 2015. 

Roddy Doyle   The Guts
Aired April 3, 2014    Extended 40-minute web edit

Eugene Drucker  The Savior, noted classical violinist
Aired August 16, 2007: extended 35-minute edit

Andre Dubus III   Townie
Aired March 31, 2011    Extended 43-minute edit

Sarah Dunant
2004 Interview  The Birth of Venus
     Aired May 6, 2004
2009 Interview  Sacred Hearts, In the Company of the Courtesan
     Aired November 26, 2009   Part One   
     Aired January 7, 2009  Part Two

Francine du Plessix Gray  Them (Winner of 2005 National Book Award)
Aired September 8, 2005: extended 38-minute edit

Steve Earle  I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Aired June 23, 2011   Extended 44-minute web edit

Roger Ebert  The Great Movies II
Part One: Aired May 5, 2005; Aired April 11, 2013
Part Two: Aired May 12, 2005. 
Complete interview: 45 minutes.

Umberto Eco The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
Aired September 1, 2005: extended 33-minute edit

Jennifer Egan
2006 Interview   The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus
     Aired December 28, 2006: extended 40-minute edit
2010 Interview  A Visit from the Good Squad
     Aired July 22, 2010. Extended 40-minute edit

Barry Eisler
2007 Interview  Requiem for an Assassin, John Rain novels
     Aired July 12, 2007: extended 35-minute edit
2010 Interview   Inside Out, Fault Line
     Aired August 5, 2010   .Extended 50-minute edit  
Barry Eisler/Bookwaves page

Bret Easton Ellis
2005 Interview   Lunar Park
Aired October 6, 2005
2010 Interview  Imperial Bedrooms
Aired July 1, 2010  extended 35-minute edit

James Ellroy  The Hilliker Curse  
Aired November 25, 2010   Extended 37-minute edit

Cary Elwes   As You Wish
Aired November 17, 1914   Extended 40-minute web edit

Nathan Englander  The Ministry of Special Cases
Aired June 14, 2007: extended 37-minute edit 

Eve Ensler  Emotional Creature, Vagina Monologues
Aired June 21, 2012   Extended 34 minute web edit

Delia Ephron   The Lion Is In
Aired August 16, 2012   Extended 38-minute web edit  

Nora Ephron  I Remember Nothing  
Aired December 9, 2010 (segment aired Dec. 2, 2010)  
Re-edited broadcast aired July 5, 2012 
Extended 44-minute edit

Louise Erdrich   The Plague of Doves
Aired May 15, 2008

Steve Erickson  Zeroville, film critic for Los Angeles magazine
Aired November 8, 2007: extended 34-minute edit 

Jeffrey Eugenides  Middlesex  
Web segment: Eugenides on Postmodernism  
Aired January 9, 2003

Nicholas Evans   The Horse Whisperer, The Divide
Aired December 29, 2005.

Susan Faludi  In The Darkroom
Aired October 6, 2016  Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Sebastian Faulks   Engleby
Aired October 4, 2007: extended 37-minute edit 

Richard Flanagan    The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Aired September 18, 2014   extended 39 minute web edit

Tim Flannery  The Weather Makers
Aired May 11, 2006: extended edit 

Jonathan Safran Foer
2005 Interview   Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud 
     and Incredibly Close. Aired June 23, 2005
2010 Interview  Eating Animals
     Aired November 5, 2010, rebroadcast Nov. 8, 2010   extended 40-minute web edit
2016 Interview  Here I Am
     Aired December 22, 2016. Extended 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

Joshua Foer   Moonwalking with Einstein
Aired May 17, 2012 (abbreviated fund-drive program)  extended 33-minute web edit

Jamie Ford   Songs of Willow Frost
Aired October 31, 2013  Extended 33-minute web edit

Karen Joy Fowler  The Jane Austen Book Club, Wit's End
Aired May 1, 2008

Thomas Frank
2008 Interview  The Wrecking Crew: How Republicans Rule
     Aired August 28, 2008  Extended 37-minute Web Edit
2012 Interview   Pity the Billionaire
     Aired February 2, 2012  (extended 34-minute web edit) 

Glenn Frankel    The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
Aired August 8, 2013
50-Minute Against The Grain program aired April 6, 2013 
Extended 57-minute web edit

Charles Frazier  Cold Mountain, thirteen moons
Aired March 1, 2007: extended 36-minute edit

Nell Freudenberger  The Newlyweds.
Aired August 30, 2012   Extended 33-minute web edit

Matti Friedman  Pumpkinflowers
Aired August 25, 2016

Alan Furst
2002 Interview  Blood of Victory
     Aired September 26, 2002  16-minute web extra
2006 Interview   Dark Voyage, The Foreign Correspondent
     Aired August 24, 2006
2010 Interview  The Spies of Warsaw, Spies of the Balkans
     Aired July 15, 2010  extended 40-minute web edit
2014 Interview   Midnight in Europe
     Aired August 21, 2014   extended 41-minute web edit

David Gans/Blair Jackson This is All a Dream We Dreamed
Aired January 14, 2016 extended 41-minute podcast 

The Gershwin Project
I: English Strunsky. 60-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Amitav Ghosh   Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke
Aired November 3, 2011   extended 43-minute web ed
Bookwaves/Amitav Ghosh page

David Gilbert   & Sons
Aired August 29, 2013   Extended 35-minute web edit

William Gibson
2003 Interview Pattern Recognition
    Aired May 1, 2003
2007 Interview  Spook Country
    Aired August 30, 2007
2010 Interview  zero history
     Aired October 14, 2010  extended 40-minute web edit
2012 Interview   Distrust That Particular Flavor.
     Aired February 9, 2012  (extended 36-minute web edit)
Bookwaves/William Gibson page

James Gleick  Time Travel
Aired November 17, 2016. Extended 36-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Sharon Gless    A Round Heeled Woman
Aired January 8, 2010  Performer interview (extended 37-minute web edit)

Glen David Gold   Sunnyside
Aired July 30, 2009   extended 38-minute web edit

Adam Gopnik   Angels and Ages
Aired February 5, 2009  extended 34-minute web edit   Gopnik on Updike

Amy Goodman & David Goodman  Standing Up to the Madness
Aired April 23, 2009    extended 35-minute web edit
Bookwaves web page

Stephen Jay Gould  Dinosaur in a Haystack
1996 Archive Interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Rebroadcast July 18, 2002

David Grann
2009 Interview  The Lost City of Z
     Aired March 19, 2009  extended  49-minute web edit
2010 Interview  (complete interview) The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
     Part One:  Aired May 5, 2010; Part Two: Aired May 12, 2010

Lee Grant  I Said Yes to Everything, Oscar-winning actress and director
Aired August 13, 2015.  Extended 47-minute web edit

Stephen Greenblatt
2005 Interview  Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare  
     Aired January 6, 2005
2011 Interview   The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
     Aired December 1, 2011   Extended 42-minute web edit

Andrew Sean Greer
2008 Interview  The Story of a Marriage
     Aired July 3, 2008   spoiler questions
2013 Interview  The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells 
     Aired August 22, 2013

James Grissom  Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog
Aired October 15, 2015  Extended 40-minute web edit

David Guterson  The Other
Aired July 10, 2008: extended 34-minute edit 

Ha Jin  A Free Life, War Trash
Aired January 24, 2008  Extended 38 minute web edit

Jennifer Haigh  The Condition
Aired August 7, 2008   extended 37-minute web edit

David Halberstam  The Best and the Brightest, October 1964
Archive interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff
Recorded in 1994. Rebroadcast July 26, 2007

Daniel Handler   We Are Pirates and the Lemony Snicket books.
Aired April 9, 2015.  Extended 37-minute web edit

Robert Harris  Imperium, Pompeii, Enigma, Fatherland.
Aired January 4, 2007: extended 40 minute edit

Sam Harris
2010 Interview  San Francisco appearance, cabaret performance
     Aired June 25, 2010 (35 min)
2014 Interview   Ham: Slices of a Life
     Aired February 27, 2014   Extended 38-minute web edit.
Bookwaves/Sam Harris webpage

Jim Harrison   Returning to Earth
Aired May 3, 2007

Kitty Carlisle Hart
Phone interview recorded January 13, 2006, unaired.

Kent Haruf  Plainsong, Eventide
Aired August 19, 2004

Adam Haslett
2010 Interview   Union Atlantic
Aired March 26, 2010
2016 Interview  Imagine Me Gone
Aired September 1, 2016. Election 2016 (first four minutes)

Christopher Hayes  Twilight of the Elites.
Aired July 26, 2012 (abbreviated fund drive program)
Extended 49-minute web edit
Program as heard on Letters & Politics, August 3, 2012

Chris Hedges  Wages of Rebellion
Aired June 15, 2015. Q&A, Iive event June 9, 2015,

Ursula Hegi  Sacred Time
Aired February 26, 2004

Scott Heim  We Disappear, Mysterious Skin
Aired April 3, 2008  Extended 35 minute web edit

Joseph Heller  Catch 22, Closing Time, Something Happened
Recorded 1994, rebroadcast February 3, 2000

Zoe Heller   The Believers, What Was She Thinking (Notes on a Scandal)
Aired March 26, 2009   extended 33-minute web edit

Alexander Hemon The Lazarus Project
Aired June 19, 2008: extended 37-minute edit

Myrlin A. Hermes  The Lunatic, The Lover and the Poet
Aired August 19, 2010   Extended 33-minute edit

Peter Hessler   Country Driving
Aired March 19, 2010   Extended 45-minute web edit

Carl Hiaasen  Razor Girl
Aired September 29, 2016  Extended 50-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Oscar Hijuelos
2002 Interview   A Simple Habana Melody
     Aired September 5, 2002
2011 Interview Thoughts Without CigarettesBeautiful Maria of My Soul
     Aired August 18, 2011   Extended 41-minute web edit

Tony Hillerman   The Wailing Wind, Seldom Disappointed
Aired July 11, 2002, rebroadcast Nov. 27, 2008

Adam Hochschild  Spain in Our Hearts
Aired April 9, 2016
Extended 48-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Alan Hollinghurst
2006 Interview   The Line of Beauty
     Aired April 27, 2006: extended 32-minute edit
2012 Interview   The Stranger's Child
Aired January 19, 2012   Extended 43-minute web edit

Rupert Holmes  Swing, composer/playwright, performer
Part One Aired August 18, 2005.
Part Two Aired August 25, 2005
complete interview

A.M. Homes
2007 Interview  The Mistress's Daughter
     Aired May 24, 2007: extended 35-minute edit  
2012 Interview   May We Be Forgiven
     Aired November 1, 2012  Extended 44-minute web edit

Nalo Hopkinson   The New Moon's Arms
Aired September 13, 2007: extended 31-minute edit

Nancy Horan   Loving Frank
Aired September 27, 2007: extended 33-minute edit
Spoiler Questions

Nick Hornby   Slam, A Long Way Down
Aired October 25, 2007: extended 33-minute edit  

Tony Horwitz   Midnight Rising.
Aired December 8, 2011   Extended 43-minute web edit

Allegra Huston   Love Child
Aired May 7, 2009  Extended 38-minute Web Edit

Janis Ian   Society's Child
Part One  Aired Sepember 18, 2008 (fund drive program)
Part Two  Aired September 25, 2008  (fund drive program)
complete interview

John Irving  Last Night in Twisted River
Part One  Aired December 10, 2009
Part Two  Aired December 17, 2009

Kazuo Ishiguro  The Buried Giant
Aired May 28, 2015  extended 40-minute web edit

Greg Iles  Natchez Burning, The Bone Tree
Aired June 18, 2015  extended 44-minute web edit

Molly Ivins  Bushwhacked (co-author), noted columnist
Aired November 20, 2003.  Rebroadcast March 8, 2007

Gish Jen  Tiger Writing 
Aired April 23, 2013 on Against The Grain (50 min)

Adam Johnson  Fortune Smiles, The Orphan Master's Son
Aired December 3, 2015  Extended 45-minute web edit

Diane Johnson   L'Affaire, Le Mariage, Le Divorce.
Aired October 9, 2003 (35-minute web edit)

Steven Johnson   The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map
Aired January 29, 2009   Extended 33-minute Web Edit

T. Geronimo Johnson  Welcome to Braggsville
Aired July 9, 2015

Erica Jong  Fear of Flying, Sappho's Leap
Aired July 17, 2003: extended 37-minute edit.

Robert Jordan  The Wheel of Time series
Aired February 20, 2003

Neil Jordan   Shade, noted film director
Aired March 3, 2005

Judy Juanita    Virgin Soul 
Aired April 30, 2013 on Against The Grain (50 min)

Ashley Judd   All That Is Bitter and Sweet
Aired May 26, 2011; rebroadcast August 4, 2011  Extended 47-minute web edit

Heidi Julavits    The Vanishers
Aired May 31, 2012   Extended 36-minute web edit

Miranda July  The First Bad Man, actor/director
Aired March 2, 2015   Extended 43-minute web edit

Stefan Kanfer
2008 Interview  Somebody
     Aired December 11, 2008  Extended 42-minute web edit
2011 Interview Tough Without A Gun
     Aired April 21, 2011  Extended 40-minute web edit

Mary Karr  Lit, The Liars Club, Cherry
Aired January 14, 2010  Extended 37-minute edit

Sue Monk Kidd   The Invention of Wings 
Aired February 6, 2014 (one-hour fund-drive broadcast).
Extended 40-minute web edit

Stephen King   The Dead Zone, The Stand, The Shining
Archive interview from 1979.  Hosted by Richard Wolinsky & Lawrence Davidson
Digitized & remastered 2014 
Transcript available in Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King.
Aired Monday, December 1, 2014

W.P. Kinsella  Shoeless Joe
Aired September 26, 2016
April 19, 1988 interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff

Elizabeth Kolbert   Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Aired February 8, 2007: Extended 36-minute edit

Nicole Krauss   Great House
Aired Thursday, December 30, 2010; rebroadcast December 29, 2011   
Extended 40-minute web edit

Paul Krugman   Conscience of a Liberal
Part One: aired November 1, 2007:
Part Two: aired November 14, 2007. 
Complete 45-minute Interview

Hari Kunzru   Gods Without Men
Part Oneaired Thurday, April 12, 2012
Part Two: aired Friday, April 13, 2012
Complete 58-minute program

Hanif Kureishi   Something to tell you
Aired October 9, 2008, rebroadcast Dec. 31, 2009   Extended 35-minute edit

Mark Kurlansky The Eastern Stars
Aired June 24. 2010   Extended 37-minute edit

Tony Kushner 
2006 Interview  Angels in America, Munich (co-screenwriter)
     Aired April 20, 2006: Extended 35-minute Edit
2014 Interview The Intellligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures  (live phone interview). 
     Aired June 11, 2014

John Lahr  Joy Ride, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
Part One, aired October 26, 2015
Part Two, aired October 29, 2015
Complete 55-minute interview

George Lakoff  Whose Freedom?
Aired September 14, 2006: Extended 47-minute Edit

Anne Lamott 
2012 Interview  Some Assembly Required
     Aired March 30, 2012   Extended 35-minute web edit
2010 Interview  Imperfect Birds
   Aired April 29, 2010  Extended 34-minute edit
2005 interview  Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
   Aired May 19, 2005; Rebroadcast  February 16, 2006: 38-minute extended edit 
2002 InterviewBlue Shoe
   Aired November 29, 2002: 33 minute extended edit 

Wally Lamb  The Hour I First Believed
Aired December 17, 2008  Extended 41-minute web edit   spoilers
Wally Lamb Bookwaves Page (including 1998 interview)

Erik Larson
2003 Interview  Devil in the White City.
     Aired May 8, 2003  (extended 43-minute web edit)
2011 Interview  In the Garden of Beasts
     Aired July 21, 2011   Extended 41-minute web edit
2015 Interview   Dead Wake
     Aired June 11, 2015  extended 37-minute web edit

Arthur Laurents  Original Story By, playwright and librettist
Recorded April 7, 2000. Co-host: Richard A. Lupoff.
Aired November 21, 2016  Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

David Leavitt  The Man Who Knew Too Much
Aired March 23, 2006

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc   Random Family
Aired May 22, 2003. (extended 37-minute web edit)

Chang-Rae Lee   On Such a Full Sea
Aired January 16, 2014

Janice Y.K. Lee  The Piano Teacher
Aired January 28, 2010

John Leguizamo  Latin History for Morons 
Aired July 11, 2016

Dennis Lehane
2008 Interview  The Given Day
     Aired October 23, 2008    Extended 35 minute web edit  
2015 Interview   World Gone ByLive By Night. 
     Aired April 16, 2015    Extended 36-minute web edit

Annie Leibovitz  Annie Leibovitz At Work
Aired December 4, 2008: Extended 35-minute web edit 

Elmore Leonard
Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) Documentary on the life and career of the great thriller writer, based on archive interviews from 1988 and 1989 conducted by Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff and Lawrence Davidson.
Aired January 2, 2014    Extended 36-minute web edit

Jill Leovy  Ghettoside
Part One: Aired March 9, 2015; Part Two: Aired March 12, 2015.
Complete 56-minute interview
Part One heard on KPFA      Part Two, heard on KPFA

John Lescroart  A Plague of Secrets
Aired August 27, 2009   Extended 36-minute web edit

Jonathan Lethem
2009 Interview  Chronic City
     Aired November 19, 2009  Extended 36-minute web edit 
2016 Interview  Career Retrospective
     Aired October 3, 2026  Complete 70-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast. 

Barry Levinson  Sixty-Six, director of Diner, Rain Man and Wag the Dog
Aired October 30, 2003

Anthony Lewis  Freedom for the Thought That We Hate
Aired February 14, 2008; Rebroadcast July 4, 2013.   Extended 32-minute web edit

Michael Lewis  The Blind Side, Moneyball
Aired December 21, 2006; rebroadcast December 24, 2009.  
Web page includes extended 39-minute edit & Oakland A's discussion

Yiyun Li 
2009 Interview  The Vagrants
     Aired March 5, 2009.
2014 Interview    Kinder Than Solitude; Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
     Aired  March 20, 2014   Extended 37-minute web edit

Delroy Lindo   Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson, director interview
Aired November 14, 2008: extended edit

Kelly Link   Get in Trouble
Aired March 19, 2015.   Extended 44 minute web edit

Laura Lippman  And When She Was Good
Aired September 13, 2012  extended 47-minute web edit

Sam Lipsyte  The Fun Parts.
Aired April 4, 2013

Barry Lopez   Resistance
Aired July 1, 2004; extended 46 minute web edit 

Richard A. Lupoff    Dreams, The Emerald Cat Killer, Killer's Dozen
Aired September 16, 2011

Craig Lucas   playwright & librettist, Amelie: The Musical, Prelude to a Kiss
Aired September 7, 2015  Extended 39-minute web edit

Gayle Lynds The Last Spymaster
Aired August 10, 2006: Extended 34-minute edit.  Gayle Lynds page