This series opens up a world of ideas through host Terry Tazioli's discussions of the latest books and his conversations with noted authors. Following each interview, Seattle Timesbook editor Mary Ann Gwinn (former VP of the National Book Critics Circle) joins Tazioli to explore the literary themes of that week's book and to recommend related authors and other reading material.
Well Read Previous Broadcasts
Don Winslow, The Cartel (Episode #505)
KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
In a ripped from the headlines novel, Don Winslow continues his tale of the horrendous acts of the Mexican drug cartels. He tells Well Read how he fought writing this continuing story but in the end decided it was a story that needed to told. Winslow talks humorously about how writing is an addiction and he sometimes needs an intervention.
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk (Episode #504)
KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
Helen Macdonald shares her love story about a goshawk named Mabel. After her father's death, and seeing that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own, she decides to train the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss. At times poignant and at times comical, Macdonald tells Well Read the ups and downs of loving Mabel and how she healed because of it.
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 10:00 AM