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1992

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.


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  • 01 Brian Moore - "Lies of Silence" 1-2-92
  • 02 Jimmy Breslin - "Damon Runyon" 1-6-92
  • 03 Geoffrey Wolff - "The Final Club" 1-9-92
  • 04 Patrick McGrath - "Spider", Gothic fiction 1-13-92
  • 05 Aaron Elkins - "Icy Clutches" 1-16-92
  • 06 John Edgar Wideman - "Philadelphia Fire" 1-20-92
  • 07 The Childrens Book of the Month Club (with editorial director David Allender) 1-23-92
  • 08 Art Spigelman - "Maus" (New York Times notable book for 1991) 1-27-92
  • 09 Paule Marshall - "Daughters" 2-3-92
  • 10 Dan Greenburg - "Exes" 2-6-92
  • 11 Stanley Elkin - "The MacGuffin" 2-10-92
  • 12 Peter Ackroyd, biographer - "Dickens" 2-13-92
  • 13 "Don Quixote," new illustrated edition (with translator Magda Bogin) 2-17-92
  • 14 Rick Bass - "Winter" 2-20-92
  • 15 Emily Prager - "Eve's Tattoo" 2-14-92
  • 16 John Barth - "Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor" 2-16-92
  • 17 Franz Kafka (with biographer Frederick Karl, "Representative Man") 3-2-92
  • 18 Donald Hall - "Here at Eagle Pond" 3-5-92
  • 19 Joyce Maynard - "To Die For" 3-9-92
  • 20 Thomas Keneally - "Flying Hero Class" 3-13-92.mp3
  • 21 The New Press, new non-profit publishing house (with publisher Andrei Schiffrin) 3-16-92
  • 22 Sam Toperoff - "Queen of Desire" 3-19-92
  • 23 Richard Bausch - "Violence" 3-23-92
  • 24 Sandra Cisneros - "Woman Hollering Creek" 3-26-92
  • 25 Edgar Allan Poe (with biographer Kenneth Silverman, "Edgar A. Poe Mournful and Neverending Remembrance") 3-30-92
  • 26 Gail Godwin - "Father Melancholy's Daughter" 4-2-92
  • 27 Vickie Goldberg - "The Power of Photography" 4-6-92.mp3
  • 28 Mona Simpson - "The Lost Father" 4-13-92
  • 29 David Gates - "Jernigan" 4-16-92
  • 30 Ann Charters - "The Portable Beat Reader" 4-20-92
  • 31 Michael Crighton - "Red Sun" 4-27-92
  • 32 Susan Isaacs - Magic Hour 4-30-92
  • 33 Sara Paretsky - "Guardian Angel" 5-4-92
  • 34 Josephine Humphreys - "The Fireman's Fair" 5-7-92
  • 35 Gay Talese - "Unto the Sons" 5-11-92
  • 36 Susan Cheever - "Treetops" 5-14-92
  • 37 Isaac Asimov, obituary (WCBS) 1992
  • 38 Robert Stone - "Outerbridge Reach" 5-18-92
  • 39 Robert MacNeil - "Burden of Desire" 5-25-92.mp3
  • 40 Mary Gaitskill - "Two Girls, Fat and Thin" 5-28-92
  • 41 Edward DeGrazia, First Amendment lawyer - "irls Lean Back Everywhere" 6-1-92
  • 42 Jenefer Shute "Life-Size" 6-8-92
  • 43 Michael Cunningham - "At Home at the End of the World" 6-11-92
  • 44 Carlos Fuentes - "The Hidden Mirror" 6-15-92
  • 45 Mark Helprin - "A Soldier of the Great War" 6-22-92
  • 46 Cornelia Nixon - "Now You See It" 6-25-92
  • 47 Dan Wakefield - "New York in the 50s" 6-29-92
  • 48 Paul Monette - "Halfway Home" 7-2-92.mp3
  • 49 Reynolds Price - "Blue Calhoun" 7-6-92
  • 50 John Sayles - "Los Gusanos" 7-8-92
  • 51 Marianne Wiggins - "John Dollar" 7-16-92
  • 52 Edna O'Brien - "Time and Tide" 7-13-92
  • 53 Ray Bradbury - "Green Shadows, White Whale" 7-20-92
  • 54 Benjamin Cheever - "The Plagiarist" 7-27-92
  • 55 Jeffrey Archer - "As the Crow Flies" 7-30-92
  • 56 Upton Sinclair (with biographer Greg Mitchell, "The Campaign of the Century" 8-2-92
  • 57 Ted Mooney - "Traffic and Laughter" 8-5-92
  • 58 Craig Nova - "Trombone" 8-10-92
  • 59 Paul West - "The Women of White Chapel and Jack the Ripper" 8-13-92
  • 60 John Nichols - "An Elegy for September" 8-17-92
  • 61 Mary Cantwell - "American Girl" 8-24-92
  • 62 Stanley Elkin - "The Macguffin" 8-27-92
  • 63 Richard Harding Davis (with biographer Arthur Lebow, "The Reporter Who Would Be King") 9-7-92
  • 64 Douglas Coupland - "Shampoo Planet" 9-13-92
  • 65 Peter Viertel - "Dangerous Friends" 9-28-92
  • 66 Susan Sontag - "The Volcano Lover" 10-5-92
  • 67 William J. Caunitz - "Exceptional Clearance" 10-8-92
  • 68 Julian Barnes - "Talking It Over" 10-15-92
  • 69 Norman Mailer - "Harlot's Ghost" 10-19-92
  • 70 The National Writers Union (with president Jonathan Tasini) 10-26-92
  • 71 Edmund White, editor, "The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction" 10-28-92
  • 72 Rosellen Brown - "Before and After" 11-2-92
  • 73 Paule Marshall - "Daughters," republished in trade paperback 11-5-92
  • 74 James Ellroy - "White Jazz" 11-9-92
  • 75 Bradford Morrow - "The Almanac Branch," "Conjunctions" 11-12-92.mp3
  • 76 Gore Vidal - "Screening History," "Live From Golgotha" 11-16-92
  • 77 Patrick McGrath - "The New Gothic" 11-19-92
  • 78 Emily Prager - "Eve's Tattoo," republished as trade paperback 11-20-92
  • 79 Michael Dorris - "Morning Girl" 11-23-92
  • 80 William Least Heat-Moon - "PrairyErth" 11-26-92
  • 81 Mystery Writers Book Tour (with Jane Chelius, editor, Pocket Books) 12-3-92
  • 82 Doris Lessing - "African Laughter," "The Real Thing" 12-7-92
  • 83 Anne Sexton, poet (with biographer Diane Wood Middlebrook) 12-10-92
  • 84 The Modern Library, 75th anniversary (with chairman Christopher Cerf) 12-14-92
  • 85 Nick Bantock - "Sabine's Notebook" 12-21-92
  • 86 Susan Minot - "Folly" 12-24-92
  • 87 Harold Brodkey - "The Runaway Soul" 12-28-92


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