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
Dava Sobel, The Glass Universe (Episode #613)
KQED World: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
From The New York Times best-selling author Dava Sobel comes The Glass Universe. This week on Well Read, Sobel shares the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.
Nonemma Donohue, The Wonderer (Episode #612)
KQED World: Fri, Jan 13, 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, Jan 13, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Margo Livesey, Mercury (Episode #611)
KQED World: Fri, Jan 6, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
A grieving optometrist is blind to the family drama and psychological deterioration playing out before his very eyes. Today author of "Mercury," Margo Livesey takes us inside a marriage broken by secrets and obsession and tells why she chose a magnificent horse to set off a chain reaction of deceit and crime. In Bookmarks, Mary Ann Gwinn gives us a reading list full of unbridled obsession: five books about horses and the people who love them.
- KQED World: Fri, Jan 6, 2017 -- 10:00 AM