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Bay Area Book Festival Podcast

Sep 29, 2022

Karen Joy Fowler, Lee Kravetz

Two novelists channel the worlds and minds of two mythologized historic figures. With “Booth,” Karen Joy Fowler (“The Jane Austen Book Club,” “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves”), conjures the origins of a villain who changed America’s trajectory: John Wilkes Booth. Lee...

Sep 22, 2022

Peter Richardson, Sam Quinones

Why is the wild, woolly writing of Hunter S. Thompson (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”) still so relevant today? By inventing a whole new genre—”Gonzo journalism”—he forever changed the fourth estate. With “Savage Journey,” Peter Richardson, in an interview with Sam...

Sep 15, 2022

Kekla Magoon, Jetta Martin, Waldo Martin Jr., Cinnamongirl Olivia, Kimberly Cox Marshall

The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense rocked the world with a revolutionary vision whose legacy still burns bright. Get to know the stories behind the movement with three renowned authors: Kekla Magoon (“Revolution in Our...

Sep 8, 2022

Forrest Gander, Christina MacSweeney, Megan McDowell, Achy Obejas, Nathan Scott McNamara

To translate an author’s work—staying faithful to their vision, style, and message, in a language not their own—is to assume an awesome responsibility: one that hasn’t always gotten its just due as an art form. Four of...

Sep 1, 2022

Mai Der Vang, Amanda Moore, Christine No, Maw Shein Win

Three California poets navigate relationships, reckonings, and memory with unerring eyes. Join Mai Der Vang (“Yellow Rain”), Amanda Moore (“Requeening”), and Christine No (“Whatever Love Means”) for readings from their masterful new poetry...