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
Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road (Episode #512)
KQED World: Fri, Nov 27, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
Gloria Steinem-writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader- shares a story she has never told before, giving us a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
- KQED World: Fri, Nov 27, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear (Episode #511)
KQED World: Fri, Nov 20, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert shares her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity.
- KQED World: Fri, Nov 20, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Jonathan Evison, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance (Episode #510)
KQED World: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
New York Times bestselling author, Jonathan Evison, shares the story of a seemingly ordinary 78 year old woman's surprising life. A book Evison says he wrote as a "tribute to the courageous women in my life. " A lively conversation with Evison about his bittersweet portrait of postmodern women everywhere.
- KQED World: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Hector Tobar, Deep Down Dark (Episode #509)
KQED World: Fri, Nov 6, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
In August 2010 the world was captivated by the story of 33 miners trapped underground for weeks after a disastrous mining accident. After the disaster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in Deep Down Dark, he brings them to haunting, visceral life. We learn what it was like to be imprisoned inside a mountain, understand the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and experience the awe of working in such a place-one filled with danger and that often felt alive. Our interview airs one week before the world premiere of the movie with the same name.
- KQED World: Fri, Nov 6, 2015 -- 10:00 AM