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
Amor Towles, A Gentlemen In Moscow (Episode #607)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
From the New York Times best-selling author of Rules of Civility-a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Amor Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow is brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Nonemma Donohue, The Wonderer (Episode #612)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
Obedience to God? Mental deficiency? Medical anomaly? What is the reason behind a young girl's claim she no longer needs food. That is the premise in the novel "The Wonder." In this episode, best known for her book "Room," Emma Donoghue tells us why she wrote a book about a girl starving in remote Ireland; how she crafts a story told in small spaces; and, why she chose both a nurse and a nun to help unravel the mystery of a fasting girl. Mary Ann gives her recommendations for more Emma Donoghue to add to your reading list in Bookmarks.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Dr. Larry Brilliant, Sometimes Brilliant (Episode #609)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
Sometimes Brilliant is the adventures of a philosopher, mystic, hippie, doctor, groundbreaking tech innovator, and key player in the eradication of one of the worst pandemics in human history. Dr. Brilliant shares his story, of what happens when love, compassion and determination meet the right circumstances to effect positive change, is the kind that keeps hope and the sense of possibility alive.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Katie Kitamura, A Separation (Episode #617)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
From critic and novelist, Katie Kitamura - a searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare the guilt that divides us from the inner lives of others. Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Huffington Post, and The Millions
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 10:00 AM