This Week on Well Read TV: Hector Tobar Talks about Deep Down Dark

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his book, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free (2014). Tobar’s work of narrative journalism focuses on the haunting story of 33 miners who, in 2010, became trapped thousands of feet below the earth for 69 days when the mine they were working in collapsed. The 33, a film based on his book, opens on November 13. In the video clip above, Tobar answers readers’ questions, such as, “Have the miners become close friends because of the shared experience?”

To watch his full conversation with Tazioli and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule for this Friday, November 6.

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About the Author:

Allegra Wozniak served as a Booklist intern in fall 2015. She is a senior at Lake Forest College studying English literature and print and digital publishing. Besides reading, her favorite thing to do is eat Little Caesars breadsticks and watch the Mad Max movies with her dog, Mango.

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