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.
Niel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat (#310) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
A ragtag group of young Americans rowed to gold at the 1936 Olympics, right in the face of Adolph Hitler.
Tavis Smiley, Death of a King (#401) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Nicholas Kristof, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity (#403) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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."
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.
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.