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.
Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (#414) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
John Henry Lanchester, How to Speak Money (#415) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Anne Lammott, Small Victories (#416) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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."
William Ford Gibson, The Peripheral (#417) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Considered one of the best-known science fiction writers in North America, is out with a new novel William Ford Gibson has written or collaborated on 12 novels and a number of short stories. He has been called the "noir prophet" of cyberpunk and is often credited with coining the word cyberspace. His first novel, "Neuromancer," won the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award and the Hugo Award after it was published in 1984.