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
Ann Patchett, Commonwealth (Episode #606)
KQED World: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
Ann Patchett comes to the show with her newest book, Commonwealth - a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us to one another. Full of rich characters intertwined in a complicated family dynamic full of explosive secrets.
- KQED World: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Mark Shriver Pilgrimage (Episode #616)
KQED World: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
Since his 2013 election, Pope Francis has captivated the world. In Pilgrimage, Mark Shriver, nephew of President Kennedy, retraces Francis's personal journey, revealing the origins of his open and unpretentious style... in so doing Shriver reveals his personal reconnection to his own religious commitments.
- KQED World: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Garth Stein & Mary Ann Gwinn: Writers to Reviewers (Episode #615)
KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
A show for readers, writers and reviewers. First author Garth Stein gives tips on navigating the world of the writer. Then some of our past guests weigh in on research, inspiration and writing styles. Finally, Mary Ann Gwinn is interviewed about life of a reviewer.
- KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
Tracy Kidder, A Trunk Full of Money (Episode #608)
KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
Author Tracy Kidder, the "master of the nonfiction narrative" tells the story of Paul English - founder of Kayak.com - a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often-humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world.
- KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 10:00 AM