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1987

Two-minute or less radio features about books and writers heard on WCBS-AM and later syndicated by the CBS Radio Stations News Service. They're simple mp3 files. Click to listen or "save as" to load onto your iPod or other mp3 player.


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  • 01 James Laughlin, founder of New Directions Books 1-5-87
  • 02 Rick Smolan, photo-journalist - "A Day in the Life of America" 1-12-87
  • 03 Vera Lehndorff, Holger Trulzsch - "Veruschka Transfigurations" 1-15-87
  • 04 James Clavell - "Whirlwind" 1-19-87
  • 05 John Hartford - "Steamboat in a Cornfield" 1-26-87
  • 06 Christopher Buckley - "The White House Mess" 1-28-87.mp3
  • 07 Ron Powers - "White Town Drowsing" 1-29-87
  • 08 E.L. Doctorow - five-part profile 2-2-87
  • 09 William Kennedy, Brendan Kennedy - "Charlie Malarchey" 2-9-87
  • 10 Joseph Cahn, writer - "The Teenie Weenies Book," cartoon characters created by William Donahey in 1923 2-11-87
  • 11 Lillian Hellman (with biographer William Wright, "Lillian Hellman, The Image, The Woman") 2-12-87
  • 12 Alfred Gingold, John Buskin - Snooze, New Yorker parody 2-16-87
  • 13 "The World Alamanc" - with editor Mark Hoffman 2-18-87
  • 14 Margaret Atwood - "The Handmaid's Tale" 2-19-87
  • 15 Zagat Restaurant Guides - with publisher Tim Zagat 2-23-87
  • 16 Hugh Nissenson - "The Tree of Life" 2-12-87
  • 17 Percival Everett - "Cutting Lisa" 2-27-87
  • 18 Russell Baker - "The Norton Book of Light Verse" 3-2-87
  • 19 George Plimpton, founder-editor of "The Paris Review" 3-4-87
  • 20 Vance Bourjaily - "The Great Fake Book" 3-9-87
  • 21 Paul Erdman - "The Panic of '89" 3-12-87
  • 22 Robert Hughes - "The Fatal Shore" 3-16-87
  • 23 Inga Morath (photographer, wife of Arthur Miller) "Portraits" 3-18-87
  • 24 Martin Gross - "The Red President" 3-19-87
  • 25 Robert Coover - "Gerald's Party" 3-23-87
  • 26 Barry Lopez - "Arctic Dreams" 3-26-87
  • 27 Jack Higgins (Harry Patterson) "Night of the Fox" 5-4-87.mp3
  • 28 Christopher Byron - "The Fanciest Dive" 5-8-87.mp3
  • 29 Jean-Louis Gassee - "The Third Apple" 5-11-87
  • 30 Robin Cook - "Outbreak" 5-13-87
  • 31 Judy Blume - "Letters to Judy" 5-15-87
  • 32 Alec Guinness - "Blessings in Disguise" 5-18-87
  • 33 Sidney Sheldon - "Windmills of the Gods" 5-19-87
  • 34 Whitley Strieber - "Communion" 5-25-87
  • 35 Nat Hentoff - "Boston Boy" 5-28-87
  • 36 Bret Easton Ellis - "Less Than Zero" 5-29=87
  • 37 Mary Hood - "And Venus is Blue" 6-1-87
  • 38 Thomas McMahon - "Loving Little Egypt" 6-3-87
  • 39 Nelson DeMille - "Word of Honor" 6-5-87
  • 40 Phyllis Theroux - "Nightlights" 6-8-87
  • 41 Sharon Sheehe Stark - "A Wrestling Season" 6-10-87
  • 42 Dick Francis - "Bolt" 6-12-87
  • 43 John Gregory Dunne - "The Red, White and Blue" 6-15-87
  • 44 Adrienne Rich, poet - "Blood, Bread and Poetry" 6-18-87
  • 45 Philip Caputo - "Indian Country" 6-22-87
  • 46 Richard Wiley - "Soldiers in Hiding" 6-24-87
  • 47 Gail Parent - "Signs of the Eighties" 6-25-87
  • 48 Maya Angelou - "Now Sheba Sings the Song" 6-29-87
  • 49 Paul Auster - "In the Country of Last Things" 7-2-87
  • 50 Mister Rogers (Fred Rogers) - First Experience Books 7-6-87
  • 51 Michael Crighton - "Sphere" 7-10-87
  • 52 S.E. Hinton - 20th anniversary, "The Outsiders" 7-13-87
  • 53 Andrew Harvey - "The Web" 7-16-87
  • 54 Geoffrey Wolff - "Providence" 7-17-87
  • 55 A.M. Ann Sperber, biographer - "Edward R. Murrow, His Life and Times" 7-20-87
  • 56 Armistead Maupin - "Significant Others" 7-27-87
  • 57 Piers Anthony - "Out of Phaze" 8-3-87
  • 58 Maury Allen - "Jackie Robinson" 8-10-87
  • 59 Art Spiegelman - "Maus" 8-12-87
  • 60 H.F. Saint - "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" 8-17-87
  • 61 Stuart Woods - "Under the Lake" 8-14-87
  • 62 Diane Johnson - "Dashiell Hammett, A Life" 8-20-87
  • 63 John Nichols - "American Blood" 8-24-87
  • 64 Herbert Gold - "A Girl of Forty" 8-27-87
  • 65 Tama Janowitz - "Slaves of New York" 8-30-87
  • 66 Martin Cruz Smith - "Gorky Park," "Stallion Gate" 9-2-87
  • 67 Jean Paul Satre (with biographer Annie Cohen-Solal, "Sarte") 9-7-87
  • 68 Richard Condon - "Prizzi's Family" 9-10-87
  • 69 Robert Moss - "Carnival of Spies 9-14-87
  • 70 Scott Spencer - "Waking the Dead" 9-16-87
  • 71 Gay Courter - "Code Ezra" 9-18-87
  • 72 James Purdy - "The Candles of Your Eyes" 9-21-87
  • 73 Ernest Hemingway, "The Garden of Eden" (with editor Tom Jenks) 9-23-87
  • 74 Cyra McFadden - "Rain or Shine" 9-25-87
  • 75 Barbara Branden - "The Passion of Ayn Rand" 9-28-87
  • 76 James Dickey - "Alnilam" 10-5-87
  • 77 Tom Tryon - "All That Glitters" 10-8-87
  • 78 Mary Higgins Clark - "Weep No More My Lady" 10-12-87
  • 79 Eve Arnold, photographer - "Marilyn Monroe, An Appreciation" 10-14-87
  • 80 Maureen Howard - "Expensive Habits" 10-16-87
  • 81 Avery Corman - "Fifty" 10-19-87
  • 83 Tony Morrison - "Beloved" 10-26-87
  • 84 "Random House Unabridged Dictionary" - with editor Stuart Flexner 10-29-87
  • 85 "Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter, new edition (w editor Judy Taylor) 11-2-87
  • 86 James Ellroy - "The Black Dahlia" 11-5-87
  • 87 "Ten Minute University" - Parody by Workman Press 11-9-87
  • 88 Gail Godwin - "A Southern Family "11-10-87
  • 89 P.D. James - "A Taste For Death" 11-12-87
  • 90 Elmore Leonard - "Touch" 11-16-87
  • 91 Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew Books (with editor Nancy Axelrod) 11-23-87
  • 92 William Safire - "Freedom" 11-18-87
  • 93 James Clavell - "Whirlwind" 11-26-87
  • 94 Clive Barker - "Weaveworld" 11-30-87
  • 95 Fannie Flagg - "Fried Green Tomatoes" 12-2-87
  • 96 Ron Powers - "White Town Drowsing" 12-4-87
  • 97 John Sculley, Apple Computer CEO - "Odyssey" 12-7-87
  • 98 Pat Conroy - "The Prince of Tides" 12-20-87
  • 99 Lou Dorfsman, CBS graphic designer - "Dorfsman and CBS" 12-14-87
  • 100 Ivan Doig - "Dancing at the Rascal Fair" 12-16-87
  • 101 Craig Claiborne, New York Times food writer - "Southern Cooking" 12-21-87
  • 102 Graeme Base, children's book illustrator - "Animalia" 12-28-87
  • 103 Louis Grizzard - "When My Love Returns From the Ladies' Room" 12-29-87


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