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.
Dinaw Mengestu, All Our Names (#332) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
A deep tale of Africa, immigrants, love and friendship from award-winning author Mengestu.
Amy Bloom, Lucky Us (#406) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
This past fall, Amy Bloom's new novel "Lucky Us" was the lead fiction title for her publisher, Random House. In addition to being a critically acclaimed novelist and a trained psychotherapist, Bloom is the co-creator of the Lifetime TV show "State of Mind."
James McBride, The Good Lord Bird (#407) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
James McBride is one of the most critically acclaimed African American authors working today. In 2013, he won the National Book Award for fiction for his latest novel "The Good Lord Bird," and his memoir "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother" was on the New York Times best-seller list for two years.
Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time (#408) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Paul Roberts, The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification (#409) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Author of "The End of Oil" and "The End of Food," Roberts writes about the intersections between economics, technology and the natural world. Publishers Weekly said "The End of Oil" "may well become for fossil fuels what "Fast Food Nation" was for food."
Colm Toibin, Norah Webster (#410) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Irish author Colm Toibin is a prolific prize-winning author. His novel "The Master" won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (with a 100,000- pound purse), plus many American awards. He's a professor at Columbia University.
Jane Smiley, Some Luck (#411) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
A prize-winning American novelist, essayist and nonfiction writer, Smiley won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel "A Thousand Acres," a retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear story on an Iowa farm.
Louise Penny, The Long Way Home (#412) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Louise Penny is the Canadian author of a series of books featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Wildly popular, Penny's books are regulars on the New York Times Best Sellers list. She has won a number of awards for her writing, including the Agatha Award for mystery writing - four years in a row.
Bryan A. Stevenson, Just Mercy (#413) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Bryan A. Stevenson founded and directs the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit in Montgomery, Alabama. His stinging critique of the U.S. justice system in his novel, "Just Mercy," is drawing praise and acclaim from many quarters. Stevenson is a professor at New York University School of Law and has won countless awards and recognition for his work in behalf of the poor and people of color, including the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.