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.
Don Winslow, The Cartel (#505) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In a ripped from the headlines novel, Don Winslow continues his tale of the horrendous acts of the Mexican drug cartels. He tells Well Read how he fought writing this continuing story but in the end decided it was a story that needed to told. Winslow talks humorously about how writing is an addiction and he sometimes needs an intervention.
Salman Rushdie, Two Years, Eight Months, 28 Nights: A Novel (#506) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Salman Rushdie, author of eleven previous novels, comes this new novel about a "spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story." Inspired by the traditional "wonder tales" of the East, Salman Rushdie's novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today's world.
Erica Jong, Fear of Dying (#507) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Erica Jong is an award-winning poet, novelist, non-fiction writer; one of the nation's most distinctive voices on women and sexuality as well as men and their inner lives. Now she does it again by giving us powerful, new perspective on the next phase of women's lives. We anticipate this interview to be full of the sly humor, deep wisdom and poignancy Jong is known for.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear (#508) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.
Hector Tobar, Deep Down Dark (#509) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In August 2010 the world was captivated by the story of 33 miners trapped underground for weeks after a disastrous mining accident. After the disaster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in Deep Down Dark, he brings them to haunting, visceral life. We learn what it was like to be imprisoned inside a mountain, understand the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and experience the awe of working in such a place-one filled with danger and that often felt alive. Our interview airs one week before the world premiere of the movie with the same name.
Annie Jacobsen, The Pentagon's Brain (#510) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
New York Times bestselling author, Jonathan Evison, shares the story of a seemingly ordinary 78 year old woman's surprising life. A book Evison says he wrote as a "tribute to the courageous women in my life. " A lively conversation with Evison about his bittersweet portrait of postmodern women everywhere.
Jonathan Evison, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance (#511) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder.
Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road (#512) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Gloria Steinem-writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader- shares a story she has never told before, giving us a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.