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1990

Two-minute or less radio features about books and writers heard on WCBS-AM and syndicated by the CBS Radio Stations News Service (CBS RSNS). Each report may have from one to five parts. They're simple mp3 files. Click to listen or "save as" to load onto your iPod or other mp3 player. FORMAT NOTE: the sign-off has two versions: one for WCBS, the second for syndication.


1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993


  • 01 Oliver Sacks - "Seeing Voices" 1-1-90
  • 02 Tobias Wolff - "This Boy's Life" 1-4-90
  • 03 John Edgar Wideman - Fever 1-9-90
  • 04 Ralph Graves - "Share of Honor" 1-11-90
  • 05 Calvin Trillin - "Travels with Alice" 1-15-90
  • 06 Jane Smiley - "Ordinary Love and Good Will" 1-22-90
  • 07 Andrew Vachss - "Hardy Candy," "Blue Belle" 1-25-90
  • 08 Thomas Sanchez - "Mile Zero" 1-29-90
  • 09 Robertson Davies - "The Lyre of Orpheus" 2-1-90
  • 10 Charles Fecher, editor - "The Diary of H.L. Mencken" 2-5-90
  • 11 James Purdy - "Garments the Living Wear" 2-12-90
  • 12 Jill Krementz, photo-journalist - "How It Feels to Fight For You Life" 2-15-90
  • 13 Sol Stein, publisher - the downfall of his publishing house, Stein and Day, "A Feast For Lawyers" 2-19-90
  • 14 Peter Maas - "Father and Son" 2-22-90
  • 15 Aaron Copland, composer (with Vivian Perlis "Copland Since 1943") 2-26-90
  • 16 "The Book of Kells" (with Swiss publisher Urs Duggelin on a limited-edition facsimile of the Irish treasure) 3-5-90
  • 17 Douglas Adams - The "Long Tea-Time of the Soul" 3-8-90
  • 18 Budd Schulberg - 50th anniversary edition of "What Makes Sammy Run?" 3-12-90
  • 19 Carl Bernstein - "Loyalties" 3-15-90
  • 20 Classics Illustrated, new editions (with publisher Rick Obadiah) 3-19-90
  • 21 Robert MacNeil, PBS News Hour - "Wordstruck" 3-22-90
  • 22 Dan Greenburg - "Exes" 3-26-90
  • 23 Bobbie Ann Mason - "Love Life" 3-29-90
  • 24 Dick Francis - "The Edge," "Straight" 4-2-90
  • 25 J.J.R. Ramey - "West of Paradise Run" 4-3-90
  • 26 Katherine Dunn - "Geek Love" 4-4-90
  • 27 Valerie Martin - "Mary Reilly" 4-9-90
  • 28 Frank Rose - "West of Eden, The End of Innocence at Apple Computer" 4-12-90
  • 29 P.D. James - "Devices and Desires" 4-16-90
  • 30 Lee Smith - "Me and My Baby View the Eclipse" 4-23-90
  • 31 Paul Theroux - "My Secret History" 4-26-90
  • 32 Richard Condon - "The Emperor of America" 4-30-90
  • 33 Bob Shacochis - "The Next New World" 5-3-90
  • 34 Erica Jong - "Any Woman's Blues" 5-7-90
  • 35 Edna Buchanan, Miami Herald crime reporter - "Nobody Lives Forever" 5-14-90
  • 36 Paul Monette - "Afterlife" 5-16-90
  • 37 John Henry Faulk, obituary (blacklisted entertainer and author of "Fear on Trial") 5-21-90
  • 38 Alison Lurie - "Don't Tell the Grownups" 5-23-90
  • 39 Martin Amis - "London Fields" 5-28-90
  • 40 Clifford Irving - "Daddy's Girl" 5-31-90
  • 41 Tim O'Brien - "The Things They Carried" 6-4-90
  • 42 Margaret Atwood - new life for "The Handmaid's Tale" 6-7-90
  • 43 The Book of the Month Club (with editor-in-chief Brigette Weeks) 6-11-90
  • 44 John Irving - "A Prayer for Owen Meany" 6-18-90
  • 45 Arthur Hailey - "The Evening News" 6-14-90
  • 46 Amy Tan - "The Joy Luck Club" 6-21-90
  • 47 Morris West - "Lazarus" 7-2-90
  • 48 Maxine Hong Kingston - "Tripmaster Monkey " 7-5-90
  • 49 Wilfred Sheed - "Essays in Disguise" 7-9-90
  • 50 "Mordechai Richler - Solomon Guersky was Here" 7-11-90
  • 51 Donald Westlake - "Drowned Hopes" 7-16-90
  • 52 John Banville - "The Book of Evidence" 7-19-90
  • 53 Sue Miller - "Family Pictures" 7-23-90
  • 54 Lawrence Ferlinghetti - "Love in the Days of Rage" 7-26-90
  • 55 Joyce Carol Oates - "Because it is Bitter" 7-30-90
  • 56 Reynolds Price - "The Tongues of Angels" 8-6-90
  • 57 Richard Curtis, literary agent - "Beyond the Best Seller" 8-9-90
  • 58 Marianne Wiggins, wife of Salman Rushdie - "John Dollar" 6-25-90
  • 59 Ian Frazier - "Great Plains" 6-28-90
  • 60 Sidney Zion - "Markers" 8-13-90
  • 61 Martin Cruz Smith - "Polar Star" 8-16-90
  • 62 Michael Herr - "Walter Winchell" 8-20-90
  • 63 Ian McEwan - "The Innocent" 9-27-90
  • 64 Ward Just - "Jack Gance" 8-23-90
  • 65 Neil Bissondath - "A Casual Brutality" 9-3-90
  • 66 Scott Turow - "The Burden of Proof" 9-3-90
  • 67 Margaret Drabble - "A Natural Curiosity" 9-6-90
  • 68 Roy Blount - First Hubby 9-10-90
  • 69 John Casey - "Spartina" 9-13-90
  • 70 Barry Moser, publisher, illustrator - limited edition of Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" 9-17-90
  • 71 Oliver Sacks - "Seeing Voices" 9-20-90
  • 72 Oscar Hijuelos - "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" 9-24-90
  • 73 Russell Banks - "Affliction" 9-27-90
  • 74 Jay Parini, novelist, poet - "The Last Station", "Town Life" 10-1-90
  • 75 Thomas Keneally - "To Asmara" 10-8-90
  • 76 D.M. Thomas - "Memories and Halluncinations", "Lying Together" 10-12-90.mp3
  • 77 Thomas Sanchez - "Mile Zero" 10-18-90
  • 78 Aaron Elkins - "Icy Clutches" 10-15-90
  • 79 Kazuo Ishiguro - "Remains of the Day 10-22-90
  • 80 Allan Gurganus - "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All" 10-25-90
  • 81 Barbara Kingsolver - "Animal Dreams" 10-29-90
  • 82 Lois Gordon - "American Chronicle" 11-1-90
  • 83 Brian Moore - "Lies of Silence" 11-5-90
  • 84 Larry Brown - "Dirty Work," "Big Bad Love" 11-8-90
  • 85 Clifford Stoll - "The Cukoo's Egg" 11-15-90
  • 86 Thomas Tryon - "The Wings of Morning" 11-12-90
  • 87 William Noble - "Bookbanning in America" 11-19-90
  • 88 Graham Greene (with biographer Norman Sherry) 8-23-89
  • 89 T. Coraghessan Boyle - "East is East" 11-26-90
  • 90 Jill McCorkle - "Ferris Beach" 11-29-90
  • 91 Michael Dorris - "The Broken Chord" 12-6-90
  • 92 Mark Childress - "Tender" 12-3-90
  • 93 Geoffrey Wolff - "The Final Club" 12-10-90
  • 94 Poets and Writers, 20th anniversary (with director Elliott Figman) 12-13-90
  • 95 Harry Crews - "Body" 12-17-90
  • 96 Tess Gallagher - (Raymond Carver) "Carver Country" 12-14-90
  • 97 Howard Fast - "Being Red" 12-31-90


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