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
Timothy Egan, The Immortal Irishman (Episode #522)
KQED World: Fri, May 27, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes to WR with the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in 19th-century America-Thomas Francis Meagher. The Irish-American story is told through the improbable life of Meagher. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence.
- KQED World: Fri, May 27, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Sam Quinones, Dreamland (Episode #526)
KQED World: Fri, May 20, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
In this special addition of Well Read, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar fills in as guest host to interview best-selling author and fellow former LA Times reporter, Sam Quinones, about the drug scourge running through our country. They will discuss the rise of pain killer abuse to heroin addictions.
- KQED World: Fri, May 20, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Jim Lynch, Before The Wind (Episode #530)
KQED World: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Author of The Highest Tide, Border Songs and Truth Like the Sun, returns to Well Read with his long-awaited breakthrough - a grand saga of a sailing-obsessed family, "Before the Wind." Set in Seattle, Victoria and Olympia, much of the novel unfolds on the water in this two-decade odyssey of the Johannssen family.
- KQED World: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord (Episode #529)
KQED World: Fri, May 6, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times best-selling author Geraldine Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and most enigmatic figures: King David. Brooks takes Well Read through his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.
- KQED World: Fri, May 6, 2016 -- 10:00 AM