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
Anne Lammott, Small Victories (Episode #416)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
Anne Lamott has written a number of books, including four New York Times best-sellers - "Grace (Eventually)," "Plan B," "Traveling Mercies," and "Operating Instructions." She is an essayist and avid contributor to her site on Facebook - with more than a quarter of a million followers. She says of her writing, "Books, for me, are medicine."
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
John Henry Lanchester, How to Speak Money (Episode #415)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
John Henry Lanchester is a journalist, novelist and non-fiction writer living in London. He is a contributing editor for the London Review of Books and has seven books to his credit, including "Capital, " a best-selling novel immersed in modern economic times and troubles. His first novel, "The Debt to Pleasure," won England's Whitbread Award for best first novel and was named a New York Times Notable Book.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Episode #414)
KQED World: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
Marlon James has written 12 books, including "The Book of Night Women, " which won the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. His first novel, "John Crow's Devil," was a New York Times Editor's Choice and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Prize. His new book, "A Brief History of Seven Killings," explores the attempted assassination of Reggae superstar Bob Marley. Born in Jamaica, James teaches at Macalester College in Minnesota.
- KQED World: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 -- 10:00 AM