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.
Miami Book Fair International - Part 2 (#520) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In Part 2 of the WR road trip to one of the biggest book fairs in the world-Miami Book Fair International. In this episode, Terry sits down with authors who've found themselves on some of the biggest book awards lists of the year.
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Elizabeth Strout, My Name Is Lucy Barton (#521) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
From best-selling author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, comes a keenly observant, deeply human and truly unforgettable new book. In My Name Is Lucy Barton, extraordinary writer, Elizabeth Strout, shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all-the one between mother and daughter.
Timothy Egan, The Immortal Irishman (#522) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes to WR with the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in 19th-century America-Thomas Francis Meagher. The Irish-American story is told through the improbable life of Meagher. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence.
David Brooks, Road to Character (#501) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
New York Times columnist and author David Brooks discusses his new book Road to Character. Brooks discusses the people who he profiled in the book and how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. The discussion centers around the opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. According to Brooks, "it is a conversation we are all eager to have."
David McCullough, The Wright Brothers (#502) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
David McCullough as received two Pulitzer Prizes for his past work. In this new book, The Wright Brothers, he shares the story of the bond, work ethic, and dedication the Wright Brothers had to push their invention to new heights. He shares his affection for their sister who was their biggest cheerleader. It tells Well Read that 'there are many lessons to be learned' from these two brothers.
William T. Vollman, The Dying Grass (#503) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In this new installment in his acclaimed series of novels examining the collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T. Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War. He shares with Well Read his unique research style, his unorthodox writing style, and why this story needed 1100 pages to tell. Vollman reveals that he has taken peculiar risks in his life in an attempt to thoroughly understand human nature and be a better writer.
Ethan Canin, A Doubter's Almanac (#523) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
A writer who has been hailed as "the most mature and accomplished novelist of his generation," Ethan Canin, the New York Times best-selling author of America America and The Palace Thief, comes to Well Read to discuss his latest novel. A Doubter's Almanac tells the story of a family as it explores the way ambition lives alongside destructiveness, obsession alongside torment, love alongside grief.