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Bay Area Book Festival Podcast

Aug 18, 2022

Aamina Ahmad, Uzma Aslam Khan, NoViolet Bulawayo, Lance Knobel

Three supremely talented writers with a global perspective will open our eyes to historical and contemporary cycles of oppression and resistance. Booker Prize finalist NoViolet Bulawayo (“We Need New Names,” “Glory”) has constructed a postcolonial...


Aug 11, 2022

Alexandra Kenin, Heather Knight, Peter Hartlaub

Ever wonder where to find a hiker's rugged dream in the big bad city? Alexandra Kenin (“Urban Trails: San Francisco”) has meticulously tracked all 70 miles of hiking trails and 220 parks in mainland San Francisco, Alcatraz, and the islands. In this special in-person...


Aug 4, 2022

Lily Anderson, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Rex Horner

Read about powerful young women with a side of killer fun. In Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s graphic novel debut “Squad,” Becca longs to be popular at her new school, and winds up finding her place in a group of girls who also happen to be werewolves. Lily...


Jul 28, 2022

Dan Charnas, Adam Mansbach

Discover a hidden genius—a man whom the greatest figures of contemporary pop call a “demigod” of music. J Dilla, who died in 2006 at the age of 32, never had a mainstream pop hit, but he created a new “time-feel” that forever changed the way musicians compose and play, whether...


Jul 21, 2022

Jessica Garrison, Tod Goldberg, Paul Holes, Megan Cassidy

What do crimes, real or fictional, reveal about human nature? Shedding light are legendary cold-case investigator Paul Holes (who helped solve the Golden State Killer case); Los Angeles Times investigative journalist Jessica Garrison (“The Devil’s...