2023 Program Archives & Book Comments

A listing of books discussed and interviews conducted 
on the Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour. All programs can be heard below or at  www.kpfa.org for the podcast. Because archived material is timed to begin exactly on the hour, recorded shows may start seconds or minutes after the link begins playing. All interviews are conducted by Richard Wolinsky, unless otherwise noted.
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September 14, 2023 - Hour Show
Documentary Filmmakers
Dawn Porter, documentary film-maker, The Lady Bird Diaries, John Lewis Big Trouble and other films.
Complete 30-minute interview

Errol Morris, documentary film-maker, The Fog of War and other films. Recorded June 4, 2017 at the Bay Area Book Festival, discussing his book, The Ashtray  (or the Man Who Denied Reality).
Complete 33-minute interview

Theatre Review: The Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical, at ACT Toni Rembe Theatre through October 8, 2023.

September 7, 2023 - Hour Show
Giovanna Sardelli, Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Complete 33-minute Interview.

Complete 28-minute interview.

August 31, 2023 - Hour Show
Martin Amis (1949-2023) discussing his novels NIght Train and The Information. Recorded January 27, 1998. Co-interviewers: Richard A. Lupoff/Richard Wolinsky.
Complete 33-minute interview.

Jacqueline Woodson, author of Another Brooklyn, recorded Sept. 20, 2016. Noted young adult novelist with her first adult novel in several years. 
Complete 37-minute interview

August 24, 2023 - Hour Show
Wayne Wang, film director, Career Retrospective: Chan is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, etc. Recorded March 1, 2022.
Complete 64-minute interview

Theatre Review:  A Chorus Line at SF Playhouse through September 16, 2023.

August 17, 2023 - Hour Show
The Probabilities Archive: 
Fritz Leiber (1910-1992, science fiction, fantasy, horror writer, recorded September, 1977. Interviewer: Richard A. Lupoff.
Complete 39-minute interview
Tony Hillerman (1925-2008), mystery novelist focused on the Navajo reservation, recorded January 14, 1987. 
Interviewer: Richard A.. Lupoff.
Complete 35-minute interview

Theatre Review: Mahabharata at Z Space through 
August 20, 2023.

August 10, 2023
Bookwaves: Christopher Moore, author of Razzmatazz.
Complete 48-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Lillian Ross (1918-2017) New Yorker staff writer, one of the founders of the New Journalism. Recorded June 4, 2002.
Complete 41-minute interview
Theatre Review: Josephine's Feast at the Magic through August 20, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, August 10, 2023

August 3, 2023
Bookwaves: Lisa See, author of Lady Tan's Circle of Women. Recorded July 2023.
Complete 60-minute interview
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, August 3, 2023.

July 13, 2023
Two from Pacific Film Archive.
Bookwaves: Stuart Klawans, author of Crooked but Never Common: The Films of Preston Sturges.
Complete 52-minute interview.
Artwaves: Kate MacKay, curator of a retrospective of the films of Luis Bunuel.
Complete 34-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, July 13, 2023.

July 6, 2023
Bookwaves: David Grann, author of The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder and Killers of the Flower Moon. Recorded June, 2023.
Complete 37-minute Interview.
Bookwaves: Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants, recorded February 10, 2009.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, July 6, 2023.

June 29, 2023
Bookwaves: Joanna Trollope, interviewed on tour for the novel Brother and Sister, recorded May 12, 2002.
Bookwaves: Andrew Sean Greer, interviewed for the novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli, recorded March 4, 2004.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 29, 2023.

June 22, 2023
Bookwaves: Alan Hollinghurst, two interviews.
Interview recorded October 18, 2005, on tour for the Booker Prize winning The Line of Beauty.
Complete 34-minute interview.
Interview recorded November 5, 2011 for the novel The Stranger's Child.
Complete interview to come.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 22, 2023.

June 15, 2023
Bookwaves: David Sedaris, author of Happy Go Lucky, just out in trade paperback.
Complete 64 minute Interview 
Theatre Review: The Wizard of Oz, at ACT Toni Rembe Theatre thru June 25, 2023
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 15, 2023.

June 8, 2023
Bookwaves: Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007), noted science fiction and cult author, recorded February, 1983 following the release of Cosmic Trigger. Digitized and edited June 2023.
Complete 33-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Fay Weldon (1931-2023), recorded January 21, 1992 while on tour for Darcy's Utopia and Life Force. Interviewers: Richard A. Lupoff/Richard Wolinsky. Digitized, remastered, and edited, June 2023.
Complete 34-minute Interview
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, June 8, 2023.

June 1, 2023 - Hour Show
Martin Amis (1949-2023). The great British novelist and essayist died on May 19, 2023 at the age of 73. This interview was recorded November 26, 1991 while on tour for London Fields. Digitized and edited in 2023.
Complete 39-minute interview

Bill English, Artistic Director, San Francisco Playhouse on the upcoming season.
Complete 32-minute Interview

Theatre Review:  Let The Right One In, at Berkeley Rep through June 25, 2023.

May 4, 2023 - Hour Show
Philip K. Dick. Excerpts from various interviews and readings by the late Philip K. Dick (1928-1982), recorded as two memorial Probabilities programs, digitized and edited in 2023. With Richard A. Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson, Richard Wolinsky. Originally aired in 1982.
Complete 47-minute recording (minus copyrighted songs).

April 27, 2023
Bookwaves: Don Winslow, author of the novel, City of Dreams, second in the "City" Trilogy.
Complete 34-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Norah Piehl, Director of Literary Programs at the Bay Area Book Festival, May 6-7, 2023.
Complete 30-minute interview..
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 27, 2023.

April 20, 2023
Bookwaves: Gemma Whelan, author of the novel, Painting in the Dark.
Complete 37-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Russell Banks (1940-2023), recorded November 11, 2004 while on tour for the novel, The Darling.
Theatre Review: English at Berkeley Rep through May 7, 2023; Poor Yella Rednecks at ACT Strand through May 7, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 20, 2023.

April 13, 2023
Artwaves: Jason Graae, performer and actor, at Feinsteins at the Nikko in San Francsico April 14-15 with Faith Prince.
Complete 58-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 13, 2023.

April 6, 2023
Bookwaves: Donald Spoto (1941-2023), biographer, recorded June 18, 1997 while on tour for Notorious, the Life of Ingrid Bergman.
Complete 41-minute Interview
Bookwaves: Justine Bateman, author of Fame, the Hijacking of Reality, recorded October 27, 2018 at Green Apple Books.
Complete 28-minute Interview.
Theatre Review: Triumph of Love at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage through April 30, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, April 9, 2023.

March 30, 2023
Bookwaves: Rebecca Makkai, author of the novel I Have Some Questions for You.
Complete 40-minute interview.
Bookwaves: John Sayles, part two. See below.
Theatre Review: Merrily We Roll Along, at 42nd Street Moon Gateway Theatre through April 9, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, March 30, 2023.

March 23, 2023
Bookwaves: John Sayles, author of Jamie McGillivray, the Renegade's Journey, screenwriter and director. Part One.
Complete 45-minute interview
Artwaves: Nora Ephron (1941-2012), Screenwriter and author, recorded November, 2010. Complete 45-minute interview.
Theatre Review: Cambodian Rock Band at Berkeley Rep through April 2, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, March 23, 2023.

March 16, 2023
Artwaves: Joe Ngo, performer, Cambodian Rock Band, at Berkeley Rep through April 2, 2023.
Complete 42-minute interview
Artwaves: Jesse Green, New York Times theatre critic. Complete 48-minute interview.
Theatre Review: Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer at TheatreWorks Palo Alto through April 2, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, March 16, 2023.

February 16, 2023
Artwaves: Luis Alfaro, playwright, The Travelers, at Magic Theatre through March 5, 2023.
Complete 55-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, February 16, 2023.

February 9, 2023
Bookwaves: Jane Smiley, author of the novel, A Dangerous Business.
Complete 35-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Fay Weldon (1931-2023) noted author of The Life and Loves of a She Devil, recorded March 1990 while on tour for her novel The Cloning of Joanna May. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
Complete 39-minute interview
Theatre Review: Clyde's at Berkeley Rep.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, February 9, 2023.

February 2, 2023
Bookwaves: Wil Haygood, author of Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World.
Complete 42-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves: Dennis Lim, Part Two, discussing his career as a critic.
Theatre Review: In Every Generation at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, February 2, 2023.

January 26, 2023
Bookwaves/Artwaves: Dennis Lim, author of Tale of Cinema, which focuses on the work of South Korean film director Hong Sang-soo.
Complete 44-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Russell Banks (1940-2023) noted novelist and short story writer, recorded June 7, 2000 while on tour for his collection, The Angel on the Roof. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 26, 2023.

January 19, 2023
Bookwaves/Artwaves: Jack O'Brien, author of Jack in the Box, or How to Goddam Direct, and theatre director, winner of three Tony Awards and nominated seven times.
Complete 57-minute interview.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 19, 2023.

January 12, 2023
Bookwaves: Suzy McKee Charnas (1939-2023), science fiction and fantasy author of The Vampire Tapestry, Motherlines, and other novels, recorded Halloween Weekend, 1981.
Complete 29-minute interview.
Artwaves: Frank Galati (1943-2023), noted stage director, director of Ionesco's Rhinoceros at ACT in 2019. Tony and Oscar nominated director and screenwriter. 
Complete 42-minute interview.
Both artists died January 2, 2023.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 12, 2023..

January 5, 2023
Bookwaves: Vanessa Veselka, author of The Great Offshore Grounds and Zazen.
Complete 51-minute interview.
Bookwaves: Robert B. Parker (1932-2010), author of the Spenser novels, recorded Spring, 1981 while on tour for Early Autumn. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Lawrence Davidson.
Complete 40-minute interview.
Theatre Review: As You Like It at SF Playhouse.
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, January 5, 2023.