Interviews conducted by Richard Wolinsky

Featuring stimulating conversations with the world's leading authors.
Produced in the studios of 
KPFA-FM, Berkeley California

A Radio Program About Books
Bookwaves Heard on:
KPFA, 94.1 FM Berkeley California, Thursdays 3:00 pm. 
WRFA, 107.9 FM, Jamestown, NY
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
WPRR, 1680 AM & 95.3 FM, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Saturdays, 6:00 am
WERU, 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 102.9 FM,    Bangor, Maine
Fridays, 5:00 am
WMNF, HD3, Tampa, Florida
Fridays, 10 am
WAZU, 90.7 FM Peoria, Ill.
Wednesdays. 2:30 pm
KPVL, 89.1 FM, Postville, Iowa
Saturdays, 9:30 am
KGHI, 91.5 FM, Westport, Washington
Sundays, 1 pm
WRFI, 91.1 FM, Watkins Glen; 88.1 FM, Ithaca; 89.9 FM, Odessa, NY
Sundays, 12:30 pm
KKRN, 88.5 FM Round Mountain CA
See listings for time and day.
WOOL, 95.1 FM Southern VT & NH
Saturdays, 7:00 am
KFCF, 88.1 FM, Fresno, California
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm

Selected Programs:
KBOO, 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon
Between The Covers, Thursdays, 11 am
KOWA, 106.5 FM. Olympia, Wash.
On Line:, 
Thursdays 3:00 pm Pacific

On Line: see individual station listings.
On Line archive: KPFA Cover to Cover Archives
email me
Last website update 12/5/14

Denny Smithson

Judith S. Green
June 18, 1924-September 17, 2013

Dedicated to the memory of

Andrea Lewis, Arlan Wendland, Denise Foret, Dr. Steve Davis, 
Kathi Kamen Goldmark,  Molly Ivins, Melvin Wolinsky, Stephanie Harolde, Mary Berg
Sign InView Entries
Please sign our guestbook and let us know what you think. Suggestions and feedback are most appreciated. Also let us know which interviews recorded in the past you'd most like to hear. Please do not use this Guestbook to pitch yourself or a client.
The Bookwaves and Cover to Cover programs could not happen without the aid and assistance of the following:  :

Michael Yoshida, KPFA Chief Engineer
Dev Ross, KPFA Engineer
Erica Bridgeman, KPFA Engineer
Wesley Burton, KPFA Engineer

Kona, Wonder Dog 
Mar. 15, 1989 - June 17, 2007 

Special thanks to: Jack Foley, Jennifer Stone, the legendary Susan Stone, Jim Bennett, members and graduates of the KPFA Apprentice Training Program, and many other KPFA staff members.

Also special thanks to all previous Cover to Cover Thursday & Probabilities former co-hosts and reviewers: Richard A Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson, Lisa Goldstein and Shelley Singer..

Recommended by the Independent Media Guild of Marin

Special thanks to Richard Lavin at Compass Digital for his assistance on this website.

About Bookwaves

UpFront Theatre Reviews

Guernica Magazine Transcripts
For a listing of all on-line archive programs, go to:
Bookwaves Alphabetical Archives

Follow Bookwaves on Facebook:
Bookwaves with Richard Wolinsky
In Memoriam
Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014)  
2000 Interview  Science Fiction of the 20th
    Century: An Illustrated History; Waiting
    Recorded February 9, 2000   (40 min)
2004 Interview The Donor
   Aired September 9, 2004 (34 min)

'Bookwaves & Cover to Cover Monday'

Monday, December 8
Molly Ivins Fund Drive Special
Complete 1998 interview, conducted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A Lupoff
2003 interview conducted by Richard Wolinsky

Thursday, December 4
Steven Pinker, author of A Sense of Style
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 46-minute web edit

Monday, December 1
Stephen King. Archive interview from 1979
Program as heard on KPFA, 2014

Thursday, November 27
Martin Cruz Smith, author of Tatiana
Program originally aired December 19, 2013

Monday, November 24
Kathleen Turner, star of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at Berkeley Rep.
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, November 20
Martin Amis, author of The Zone of Interest
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute web edit

Monday November 17
Cary Elwes, author of As You Wish
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

Thursday, November 13
Vikram Chandra, author of Geek Sublime.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute web edit

Monday, November 10
Andrea Martin, two-time Tony Award winner, author of the essay collection, Andrea Martin's Lady Parts
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 50-minute web edit

Monday, November 3
Thursday, November 6
Colm Toibin, author of Nora Webster, and playwright of Testament at ACT in San Francisco.
Part One, as heard on KPFA November 3rd.
Part Two, as heard on KPFA November 6th
Entire interview. (55 min).

Thursday, October 30
Bookwaves: David Mitchell, author of the novel,
The Bone Clocks.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute web edit

Monday, October 27
Cover to Cover: Tribute to KPFA host Denny Smithson (1942-2014).
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, October 23
Bookwaves: Gail Sheehy, author of the memoir,  Daring: My Passages.
Program as heard on KPFA

Bookwaves pre-empted on KPFA
October 9th, October 16th.

October 2, 2014
Fund Drive: Richard Flanagan (excerpt)
Program as heard on KPFA.

September 25, 2014
Daniel Alarcon, author of At Night We Walk in Circles.   (rebroadcast)
Program as heard on KPFA

September 22, 2014
Cover to Cover: Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco.
Extended 35-minute web edit

September 18, 2014
Richard Flanagan, author of the novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 39 minute web edit

September 11, 2014
Richard Powers, author of Orfeo (rebroadcast)
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45 minute web edit

September 10, 2014
Open Book: Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep in Berkeley.
Extended 36 minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA
Bookwaves/Tony Taccone page

September 4, 2014
Amy Bloom, author of Lucky Us
Extended 36 minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

August 28, 2014
Previously unaired excerpts from 2014:
Alan Furst and Sue Monk Kidd
Program as heard on KPFA

August 21, 2014
Alan Furst, author of Midnight in Europe
Extended 41-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

August 14, 2014
Lisa See, author of China Dolls
Extended 40-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

August 13, 2014
Open Book: 1999 interview with the late film director Paul Mazursky (1930-2014), with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. 
Original 40-minute edited interview
Program as heard on KPFA

July 31, 2014
Fund Drive: Seth Rosenfeld, Subversives.
Excerpts from the Q&A session of the KPFA event.
Program as heard on KPFA

July 24, 2014 
Amy Tan, author of The Valley of Amazement
Extended 49-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

July 17, 2014
Edwidge Danticat, author of Claire of the Sea Light
Program aired November 14, 2013.  
Extended 33-minute web edit

July 14, 2014
Cover to Cover: Colum McCann
Program aired July 18, 2013
Extended 38-minute web edit

July 10, 2014
Tom Rachman, author of The Rise and Fall of Great Powers   
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

July 9, 2014
Open Book: Bill English, Artistic Director of SF Playhouse.   
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute web edit
Bookwaves/Bill English page

July 3, 2014
Colson Whitehead, author of The Noble Hustle
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 34-minute web edit

June 26, 2014
Mona Simpson, author of Casebook
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 35-minute web edit

June 19, 2014
Michael Cunningham, author of The Snow Queen
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 34-minute web edit

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.
Program as aired on KPFA

June 12, 2014
Susan Minot, author of Thirty Girls
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 35-minute web edit

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). 
Program as aired on KPFA

June 5, 2014
Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker and author of How About Never - Is Never Good for You?
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 45-minute web edit
Cartoons discussed in the web edit

May 29, 2014
Lorrie Moore, author of the collection, Bark.
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

May 9, 2014
Open Book: One Hour Fund Drive Special
Brian Copeland, playwright and author of Not a Genuine Black Man.
Complete 36-minute interview

May 8, 2014
One Hour Fund Drive Special
Teju Cole, author of Every Day is for the Thief
One-hour program as aired on KPFA
Complete 35-minute interview

May 1, 2014
One Hour Fund Drive Special:
Dinaw Mengestu/Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
One-hour program as aired on KPFA
Dinau Mengestu extended 40-minute web edit
Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie 35-minute web edit

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Helen Oyeyemi, author of Boy Snow Bird 
Program as aired on KPFA
(no extended edit available)

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Dinaw Mengestu, author of All Our Names
Program as aired on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

Friday, April 11, 2014
Open Book: Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of A.C.T., American Conservatory Theatre in SF.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit
Bookwaves/Carey Perloff page

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Edmund White, author of the memoir, Inside a Pearl.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute web edit

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Roddy Doyle, author of the novel, The Guts.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Gary Shteyngart, author of the memoir, Little Failure.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33 minute web edit

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Yiyun Li, author of the novel, Kinder Than Solitude.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute web edit

Friday, March 14, 2014
Open Book: Jasson Minidakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute web edit
Bookwaves/Jasson Minidakis page

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sean Strub, author of the memoir, Body Counts.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 47-minute web edit

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Jehane Noujaim, director; and Karim Amer, producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary, The Square.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 52-minute web edit

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Sam Harris, author of Ham: Slices of a Life
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute web edit.
Bookwaves/Sam Harris page

Thursday, February 13, 2014
John Schwartz, author of Oddly Normal (one-hour fund drive broadcast)
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 36-minute interview

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Invention of Wings (one-hour fund-drive broadcast).
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 40-minute interview

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Alissa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute web edit

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Richard Powers, author of Orfeo.  
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45 minute web edit

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Chang Rae Lee, author of On Such a Full Sea
Program as heard on KPFA

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.
Program as heard on KPFA
Bookwaves/Stephen Sondheim Page

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Amy Tan, author of The Valley of Amazement
Extended 49-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) Documentary on the life and career of the great thriller writer, based on archive interviews.
Extended 36-minute web edit
Program as heard on KPFA

Featured Interviews from 2013

Daniel Alarcon, author of At Night We Walk in Circles.   Program aired December 5, 2013

George Packer, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for The Unwinding.
Program aired November 28, 2013
Extended 58-minute web edit

Edwidge Danticat, author of Claire of the Sea Light
Program aired November 14, 2013.  
Extended 33-minute web edit

Jamie Ford, author of Songs of Willow Frost.
Program aired October 31, 2013
Extended 33-minute web edit

Judy Juanita, author of Virgin Soul
Program aired Thursday, October 24, 2013
Extended 50-minute Against The Grain edit

Margaret Atwood, author of the novel Maddaddam.
Program aired October 17, 2013
Extended 34-minute web edit

Michael Paterniti, author of The Telling Room
Program aired September 12, 2013
Extended 45-minute web edit

Helen Thomas (1920-2013) 1998 interview conducted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Program aired September 5, 2013.

Joyce Carol Oates, author of The Accursed.
Program aired August 9, 2013
50-minute Against the Grain program

Glenn Frankel, author of The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
Program aired August 8, 2013
Extended 57-minute web edit

Colum McCann, author of Transatlantic
Program aired July 18, 2013
Extended 38-minute web edit

Richard Matheson (1927-2013), author of What Dreams May Come and other novels. Recorded in 1992, hosts: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.  
Program aired July 12, 2013
Extended 42-minute original program

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of  Americanah. 
Program aired July 11, 2013  
Extended 35-minute web edit

David Sedaris, author of 
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.    
Program aired June 27, 2013
Extended 41-minute web edit

Paul Theroux, author of The Last Train to Zona Verde and The Lower River.
Program aired on June 20, 2013
Extended 45 minute web edit
2004 Interview  (recentliy added)

Mary Roach, author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. 
Program aired June 6, 2013
Extended 43-minute web edit.

Walter Mosley, author of LIttle Green
Program aired May 30, 2013
Extended 33-minute web edit

Gerald Shea, author of Song Without Words (
Aired May 2, 2013
Extended 50-minute Against The Grain program

Elizabeth Strout, author of The Burgess Boys
Program aired April 25, 2013
Extended 33-minute web edit.

Roger Ebert (1942-2013). 2005 Interview 
Program aired April 11, 2013
Extended 45-minute original web edit

Manil Suri, author of City of Devi
Program aired March 28, 2013
Extended 40-minute web edit

Cory Doctorow, author of Home Land
Program aired March 21, 2013
Extended 41-minute web edit

Dave Barry, author of Insane City.
Program aired March 14, 2013
Extended 33-minute web edit.
Bookwaves/Dave Barry Page

Lawrence Wright, author of Going Clear. and playwright of Fallaci (50 min)
Aired on Against The Grain March 12, 2013
61-minute complete interview

George Saunders, author of Tenth of December.
Program aired  March 7, 2013
Extended 44-minute web edit

Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Program aired February 7, 2013.
Extended 43-minute web edit

Amy Wilentz, author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo.
Program aired January 31, 2013
Extended 42-minute web edit

Feastured Interviews from 2012

Sandra Cisneros, author of Have You Seen Marie?
Program as aired November 29, 2012
Extended 46 minute web edit
Edited Transcript: Guernica Magazine

A.M. Homes, author of May We Be Forgiven
Program as aired November 1, 2012
Extended 44-minute web edit
Edited Transcript: Guernica Magazine

Martin Amis, author of Lionel Asbo: State of England.  Program as aired October 25, 2012
Extended 41-minute web edit

Salman Rushdie, author of Joseph Anton
Program aired October 4, 2012.
Extended 51-minute web edit
Edited Transcript: Guernica Magazine

Ray Bradbury, 1992 interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff
Program aired September 20, 2012
Extended 35-minute web edit

Christopher Hayes, author of Twilight of the Elites.
Extended 49-minute web edit
Program as heard on Letters & Politics, aired on Friday, August 3, 2012

Garry Marshall, author of the memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood.
Program aired July 12 & 13, 2012
Complete 54-minute interview

Peter Carey, author of The Chemistry of Tears
Program aired June 28, 2012
Extended 34-minute web edit
Bookwaves/Peter Carey page

Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
Program aired  April 19 & May 20, 2012
Extended 42-minute web edit

Katherine Boo, author of beneath the beautiful forevers.  Program aired March 22 & May 3, 2012
Extended 42-minute web edit

Hari Kunzru, author of the novel Gods Without Men.
Program aired April 12th & 13th, 2012
Complete 58-minute program

Edmund White, author of Jack Holmes and His Friend.   Program aired March 15, 2012
Extended 33-minute web edit

William Gibson, author of Distrust That Particular Flavor.  Aired February 9, 2012  
Extended 36-minute web edit
Bookwaves/William Gibson page

Alan Hollinghurst, author of The Stranger's Child
Aired January 19, 2012 
Extended 43-minute web edit

Featured Interviews from 2011

Tony Horwitz, author of Midnight Rising.
Extended 43-minute web edit

Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve
Extended 42-minute web edit

Neal Stephenson, author of REAMDE
Extended 42-minute web edit

Rita Moreno, star of Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup at Berkeley Rep through October 30, 2011
Extended 42 minute edit
Bookwaves/Rita Moreno page

Kurt Vonnegut Archive interview from 1991, hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. 
Full re-edited interview

Ashley Judd, author of All That is Bitter and Sweet. Abbreviated Fund Drive rebroadcast.
Extended 47-minute web edit

Henning Mankell, author of The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Book.
Extended 46-minute web edit

Jacques d'Amboise, author of I Was a Dancer
Extended 45-minute web edit

Andre Dubus III, author of Townie
Extended 43-minute web edit

Ann Beattie, author of The New Yorker Stories
Extended 40-minute web edit

Colm Toibin, author of The Empty Family
Extended 39-minute web edit

Roseanne Barr, author of Roseanne-archy.
Extended 40-minute web edit

Featured Interviews from 2010
A.S. Byatt, author of The Children's Book
Program as aired December 23, 2010
Extended 37-minute web edit; 
Additional 10-minute segment on World War I & modern politics.

Michael Cunningham, author of By Nightfall.
Program as aired December 16, 2010
Extended 31-minute web edit

Nora Ephron, author of I Remember Nothing.
Program as aired December 9, 2010
Extended 40-minute web edit

Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood.
Program as aired November 18, 2010
Extended 34-minute web edit

Gail Collins, author of When Everything Changed and New York Times Op-Ed columnist. Aired October 21 & 28, 2010
Complete 61-minute interview.

David Mitchell, author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Program as aired August 26, 2010
Extended 40-minute edit

Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.   Program as aired July 22, 2010  Extended 40-minute edit

Jane Smiley, author of Private Life
Program as aired July 8, 2010
Extended 36-minute edit

David Grann, author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Complete 51-minute interview

Ian McEwan, author of the novel Solar
Extended 44-minute web edit

YOU TUBE Excerpt:
Clark Blaise & Bharati Mukherjee at Pegasus Bookstore in Berkeley, 2011

Special Salman Rushdie Video Interview
Richard Wolinsky talks with Salman Rushdie at Montalvo Arts Center, May 20, 2007

All Bookwaves shows that can be heard on-line are listed and linked alphabetically.
2014 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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. 

2013 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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.

2012 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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

2011 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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.

2010 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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.

2009 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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

2008 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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

2007 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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.

2006 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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

2005 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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.   
2004 Interviews from the KPFA Archive 
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.        
2003 Interviews from the KPFA Archive
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.

Featured Interview Archive Page 1:
Terrence McNally, Molly Ivins,: Barry Levinson, Richard Chamberlain, Dennis Lehane, Margaret Atwood, Erica Jong, Michael Ondaatje, Erik Larson, Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Jeffrey Eugenides,

Featured Interview Archive Page 2: 
Mart Crowley, Anne Lamott, Salman Rushdie, Carol Channing, Ann Patchett.