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
Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time (Episode #408)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
Jodi Picoult is one of America's most popular novelists. Her novels about families and relationships have sold an estimated 14 million copies worldwide, and two of her novels, "Nineteen Minutes" and "Change of Heart," debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times hardcover fiction list.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Nicholas Kristof, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity (Episode #403)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof has developed a specialty in international reporting on human rights abuses and social justice. He and his wife Sheryl Wu Dunn shared one of the Pulitzers and they are co-authors of the bestseller "Half the Sky: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide." Their new book is "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity."
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 20, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Tavis Smiley, Death of a King (Episode #401)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
Tavis Smiley is most noted as a talk-show host and author. He has hosted "Bet Talk" (then "BET Tonight") on BET, "The Tavis Smiley Show" on NPR, and is currently hosting two shows: "Tavis Talks" on BlogTalkRadio's Tavis Smiley Network and "The Tavis Smiley Show" on PBS.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Niel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat (Episode #310)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 6, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
A ragtag group of young Americans rowed to gold at the 1936 Olympics, right in the face of Adolph Hitler.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 6, 2015 -- 10:00 AM