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January 20, 2015 at 8:52 AM

National Book Critics Circle finalists for 2014 announced

The National Book Critics Circle has announced finalists for six prizes given to the best books of 2014. They include fiction by Marilynne Robinson, a graphic memoir about caring for her aging parents by cartoonist Roz Chast and one book, “Citizen” by Claudia Rankine, that’s a finalist in two categories, poetry and criticism. The NBCC…

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January 8, 2015 at 4:26 PM

‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,’ the movie version

Bainbridge Island writer Jonathan Evison’s bittersweet 2012 novel “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving” is about to get a much wider audience – it’s being made into a movie starring Paul Rudd, an actor best known for his roles in comedies such as “Knocked Up” and “Clueless.” Evison’s book told the story of Ben Benjamin, a young…

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November 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Author David Mitchell on ‘The Bone Clocks’

The dazzling David Mitchell has published several mind bending novels, including “Cloud Atlas” and this year’s “The Bone Clocks.” In Mitchell’s latest, an English teenager gets caught up in a mind-bending battle between opposing supernatural forces, and her life is never the same. Mitchell discusses “The Bone Clocks” tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors interview…

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September 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Authors David Laskin and Daniel James Brown, plus where to find the best fall book

  The fall literary season is heating up, and events next Monday and Tuesday offer face time, in person and online, with people who love to talk about books: *At 7 p.m. Monday at Seattle Public Library’s downtown branch, two of Seattle’s finest authors – David Laskin, author of “The Family,” and Daniel James Brown, author of…

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