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.
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.