Full Interview with Sally Parry

Searching for Democracy - Interview with Sally Parry

Full interview with Sally Parry as she discusses Sinclair Lewis’s book It Can’t Happen Here and the fragility of American democracy.

Full Interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Full Interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

*Note: this is the full-length interview. You can also find a shorter version of this interview here on our site. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of California Reads selected book Farewell to Manzanar (with husband James D. Houston).

Full Interview with Richard Beeman

Full interview with Richard Beeman

Our partner Mary Menzel from the California Center for the Book spoke with Beeman, who is one of the nation’s foremost Constitutional scholars, at the Newport Beach Library at an author in conversation event in April 2012.

Author in Conversation: Daniel Alarcón

Author in Conversation: Daniel Alarcon

Daniel Alarcón is the author of California Reads selected book Lost City Radio. In March 2012, our partner Mary Menzel from California Center of the Book interviewed Alarcon about his novel.

Full Interview with Rebecca Solnit

Interview with Rebecca Solnit - California Reads

*Note: this is the full-length interview. You can also find a shorter version of this interview here on our site. In the aftermath of disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, or the Loma Prieta Earthquake, author Rebecca Solnit collected hundreds of interviews and spent time in various disaster zones. What she found is contrary to […]

Full Interview with Daniel Alarcón

Full Interview with Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón is the author of California Reads selected book Lost City Radio, a fiction rooted in the human experience of the aftermath of war through the focal lens of a radio show. Here, he talks about writing, history, the current state of our democracy, and what gives him hope for the future. For 2012, […]